1972 Trans-AMA motocross series

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Ake Jonsson during Round 3 of the 1972 Trans-AMA in St. Peters, Missouri.

The 1972 Trans-AMA motocross series was the third annual international series established by the American Motorcyclist Association as a pilot event to help establish motocross in the United States. The motocross series was an invitational based on a 500cc engine displacement formula, run on American tracks featuring the top riders from the F.I.M. world championship against the top American riders.

Swedish Maico factory rider Åke Jonsson dominated the championship, winning nine consecutive overall wins. 500cc world champion, Roger De Coster and Heikki Mikkola placed second and third overall, claiming one victory apiece to start off the series before Jonsson began his winning streak. Brad Lackey was the highest-placing American rider, finishing the series sixth overall.

1972 Trans-AMA final standings[1][2][edit]

Place Rider Country Team Points Wins
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico 1550 9
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki 912 1
3 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna 811 1
4 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico 530 0
5 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna 487 0
6 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki 460 0
7 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna 304 0
8 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna 303 0
7 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha 264 0
10 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm Czechoslovakia ČZ 228 0

1972 Trans-AMA Round 1[edit]

Sep. 24, 1972, Copetown, Ontario

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
3 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
4 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
5 United States Mike Runyard United States ČZ
6 United States Gary Chaplin United States Maico
7 France Serge Bacou France Bultaco
8 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
9 United States Billy Clements United States Husqvarna
10 Finland Seppo Makinen Finland Husqvarna

1972 Trans-AMA Round 2[edit]

Oct. 1, 1972, Linnville, Ohio

Place Rider Country Team
1 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
2 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
3 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
4 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
5 France Serge Bacou France Bultaco
6 United States Bryan Kenney United States Maico
7 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
8 United States Wyman Priddy United States ČZ
9 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco
10 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki

1972 Trans-AMA Round 3[edit]

Oct. 8, 1972, St. Peters, Missouri

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
3 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
4 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
5 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
6 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
7 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha
8 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
9 United Kingdom Dave Bickers United Kingdom ČZ
10 United States Wyman Priddy United States ČZ

1972 Trans-AMA Round 4[edit]

Oct. 15, 1972, Atlanta, Georgia

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 United States Jimmy Weinert United States Yamaha
4 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
5 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco
6 United States Bryan Kenney United States Maico
7 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
8 United States Mike Runyard United States ČZ
9 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
10 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna

1972 Trans-AMA Round 5[edit]

Oct. 22, 1972, Orlando, Florida

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
3 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
4 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
5 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna
6 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
7 United States Jimmy Weinert United States Yamaha
8 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
9 France Serge Bacou France Bultaco
10 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco

1972 Trans-AMA Round 6[edit]

Oct. 29, 1972, Houston Texas

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha
3 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
4 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
5 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
6 Belgium Jaak van Velthoven Belgium Yamaha
7 France Serge Bacou France Bultaco
8 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
9 Czechoslovakia Jiri Churavy Czechoslovakia ČZ
10 United States Mark Blackwell United States Husqvarna

1972 Trans-AMA Round 7[edit]

Nov. 5, 1972, Carlsbad, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
4 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
5 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm Czechoslovakia ČZ
6 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
7 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna
8 Belgium Jaak van Velthoven Belgium Yamaha
9 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha
10 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha

1972 Trans-AMA Round 8[edit]

Nov. 12, 1972, Phoenix, Arizona

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna
3 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
4 Belgium Jaak van Velthoven Belgium Yamaha
5 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
6 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha
7 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
8 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
9 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
10 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna

1972 Trans-AMA Round 9[edit]

Nov. 19, 1972, Puyallup, Washington

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
3 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
4 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna
5 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
6 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
7 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha
8 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
9 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm Czechoslovakia ČZ
10 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco

1972 Trans-AMA Round 10[edit]

Nov. 26, 1972, Livermore, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm Czechoslovakia ČZ
4 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
5 Czechoslovakia Jiri Churavy Czechoslovakia ČZ
6 Belgium Jaak van Velthoven Belgium Yamaha
7 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna
8 United States Marty Tripes United States ČZ
9 United States Gary Jones United States Yamaha
10 Japan Masaharu Takezawa Japan Kawasaki

1972 Trans-AMA Round 11[edit]

Dec. 3, 1972, Saddleback Park, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Sweden Åke Jonsson Sweden Maico
2 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna
3 Germany Hans Maisch West Germany Maico
4 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
5 United Kingdom Andy Roberton United Kingdom Husqvarna
6 United States Marty Tripes United States ČZ
7 Czechoslovakia Miroslav Halm Czechoslovakia ČZ
8 Sweden Christer Hammargren Sweden Yamaha
9 United States Brad Lackey United States Kawasaki
10 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Husqvarna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Trans-AMA Series results". akejonsson.com. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Trans-AMA Motocross Records". Google Books. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 

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