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January 10, 1997 | SHAV GLICK
Legend has it that after rock 'n' roll promoter Mike Goodwin watched Belgium's Sylvain Geboers win an international motocross at Carlsbad in 1971, he sat down in a hotel dining room, picked up a cocktail napkin and drew a sketch of the Coliseum with a motocross course inside it.
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January 6, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the throttle stuck approaching a big jump and Jeff Emig and his motorcycle were launched about 45 feet into the air, he had one thought as he separated from his bike and felt the long drop ahead of him: "This can't be happening." Emig's motocross-supercross racing career ended May 4 when he crushed a vertebra and broke his leg in two places on a Glen Helen practice track. Now, he is fully consumed in the second stage of his storied, but not always storybook, career.
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January 6, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the throttle stuck approaching a big jump and Jeff Emig and his motorcycle were launched about 45 feet into the air, he had one thought as he separated from his bike and felt the long drop ahead of him: "This can't be happening." Emig's motocross-supercross racing career ended May 4 when he crushed a vertebra and broke his leg in two places on a Glen Helen practice track. Now, he is fully consumed in the second stage of his storied, but not always storybook, career.
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January 5, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the throttle stuck approaching a big jump and Jeff Emig and his motorcycle were launched about 45 feet into the air, he had one thought as he separated from his bike and felt the long drop ahead of him. "This can't be happening." Emig's motocross and supercross racing career ended May 4 when he crushed a vertebra and fractured his tibia and fibula on a Glen Helen practice track. Now, he is fully consumed in the second stage of his storied, but not always storybook, career.
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January 5, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the throttle stuck approaching a big jump and Jeff Emig and his motorcycle were launched about 45 feet into the air, he had one thought as he separated from his bike and felt the long drop ahead of him. "This can't be happening." Emig's motocross and supercross racing career ended May 4 when he crushed a vertebra and fractured his tibia and fibula on a Glen Helen practice track. Now, he is fully consumed in the second stage of his storied, but not always storybook, career.
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May 8, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Jeff Emig conceded one of his national motocross championships this year to Jeremy McGrath when Emig injured his back, but the Kawasaki rider is determined not to let his second one get away. McGrath, winning seven of 16 Supercross events on a Yamaha, among them the series finale last Sunday in Las Vegas, won his fifth stadium championship.
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January 10, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite Friday's storm, the AMA Supercross season opener tonight at the Coliseum will go on as scheduled, promoters said. "We play in the mud," said one official. The Coliseum field has been covered and the event will start as scheduled at 7:30 no matter what. Muddy or not, fans are going to need a program. Free agency hasn't hit motocross yet, but there have been a number of changes since the 1997 season ended. Jeff Emig, the No.
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November 21, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Toyota World Supercross championships came to the United States for the first time since starting in 1990 and American riders made the most of it. Ezra Lusk, Larry Ward and Jeremy McGrath made it a one-two-three finish Saturday in the second round of the world championships before an estimated 18,000 at the Rose Bowl. France's David Vuillemin moved a step closer to his first world title by finishing fourth, just ahead of Jeff Emig.
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January 15, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Supercross riders won't have Ezra Lusk to kick around tonight at Edison Field, where promoters expect another sellout crowd of 45,000 for the second race of a 16-race series. Not that they could do it anyway. Lusk, who won last year's two events at Edison Field but missed the EA Sports Supercross Series season opener there last Saturday because of a shoulder injury, won't compete in tonight's races, which begin at 7, for the same reason.
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May 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
Bobby Rahal had that empty feeling. Paul Tracy's car also was running out of fuel, but he nursed his fumes to win the Rio 400 at Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for his second consecutive victory on the PPG CART World Series circuit. Tracy took the lead when Rahal pitted with two laps remaining at Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway. "I knew we were close on fuel," Tracy said. "I had to push him to make him run out of fuel." Tracy, who drove a Penske-Mercedes, averaged 113.721 mph for 133 laps.
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May 8, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Jeff Emig conceded one of his national motocross championships this year to Jeremy McGrath when Emig injured his back, but the Kawasaki rider is determined not to let his second one get away. McGrath, winning seven of 16 Supercross events on a Yamaha, among them the series finale last Sunday in Las Vegas, won his fifth stadium championship.
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January 10, 1997 | SHAV GLICK
Legend has it that after rock 'n' roll promoter Mike Goodwin watched Belgium's Sylvain Geboers win an international motocross at Carlsbad in 1971, he sat down in a hotel dining room, picked up a cocktail napkin and drew a sketch of the Coliseum with a motocross course inside it.
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January 31, 2004 | Shav Glick
Supercross fans who recall the great individual rivalries of the past -- Rick Johnson vs. Jeff Ward, Jeremy McGrath vs. Jeff Emig, Jeff Stanton vs. Jean-Michel Bayle -- may have a new one this year. Chad Reed, who won the last six races last year and has won three of the first four this year, is facing a challenge from Kevin Windham, a Honda rider from Mississippi who is coming back after two years away from the sport.
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September 24, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1990, when 19-year-old speedway motorcycle racer Billy Hamill left Monrovia to ride in the British Speedway League, racing impresario Harry Oxley predicted, "He'll be the world champion within five years." He missed by a year. Hamill became the fourth American to win the World Speedway Grand Prix when he overtook four-time champion Hans Nielsen over the weekend in a stunning upset on Nielsen's home track in Vojens, Denmark in the final event of a six-race series.
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