Rochester, NH — Ken Coolbeth returned to his native New England to kick-off the Laconia Bike Week on the half-mile dirt track. The defending AMA champion, of two divisions, rode his HD machine to a win in the Twins and a Honda in the 450 Pro Series. Ken, sponsored by Bettencourt Honda/Suzuki of W. Bridgewater, MA, bested a strong contigent of NY competitors in the Twin and 450 Pro events.
Other winners included Henry Landry of Concord, NH in the Vintage class, Ed Fatzinger of Bath, PA in the Brakeless division and Kevin Poulit of Quebec in the Sportsman. Another Quebec competitor Fred Duchesneau took the 85 feature. James Rispoli, formerly of Londonderry, NH, now calling Attica, NY home, won the Pro Sport Feature.