Photos from the first-ever TKA race - March 11, 1984, Motlow State
All photos by Bob Ray
Mark Harrison leads in practice
Lots of on-track activity during 4-cycle practice
David Womack finding the line
Jimbo Vance on Mark Harrison's kart
Scott Johnson in the 77 while they run 3-wide behind him!
David Womack as the turn starts taking rubber
Mark Harrison again in 2-cycle practice
Maybe 4-cycle Junior on the grid - standing starts were used for this evevnt
I'm guesing Yamaha Light with all the entries?
I love this shot - Womack appears to be looking for his kart and Jimbo is doing a typical last-minute thrash, possibly working on the clutch
The flagman (me) is checking to be sure the field is ready
And they're off!
Scott Johnson leading the pack
James Downs wheeling it
David Womack putting some body English in the corner
I see some small drivers - maybe 4-cycle Light?
I'm thinking the driver of the 43 is not happy with someone in the pack
I want to say this is Mike Jenkins - apologies if it isn't - hey, this was over 30 years ago!
Two-cycle Junior on the grid - Shaw King in 75, Mark Harrison in 34
Mark Harrison in the hairpin
Two-cycle Heavy at the start - all but Mark Skaggs, who has yet to start on the right
Frankie Swing leads Jimbo
Jimbo pitches it into a turn
While Frankie leans in with a much more neutral handling style
Race director / flagman / TKA President handing out the hardware
"Big O" visible in the background