1974 Trans-AMA motocross series

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The 1974 Trans-AMA motocross series was the fifth 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.

Suzuki factory rider Roger De Coster claimed the championship with four overall victories. His Suzuki team mate, Dutchman Gerrit Wolsink took second place along with one overall victory. Maico factory rider Adolf Weil claimed third place, while the top American rider was Bultaco's Jim Pomeroy in fourth place.

1974 Trans-AMA final standings[1][2][3][edit]

Place Rider Country Team Points Wins
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki 900 4
2 Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Suzuki 530 1
3 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico 415 0
4 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco 399 0
5 Belgium Harry Everts Belgium Puch 344 1
6 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico 333 0
7 Japan Yukio Sugio Japan Yamaha 288 0
8 United States Brad Lackey United States Husqvarna 285 0
9 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna 270 0
10 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Yamaha 233 1

1974 Trans-AMA Round 1[edit]

Oct. 6, 1974, Unadilla, New York

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki

1974 Trans-AMA Round 2[edit]

Oct. 13, 1974, Linnville, Ohio

Place Rider Country Team
1 Finland Heikki Mikkola Finland Husqvarna

1974 Trans-AMA Round 3[edit]

Oct. 20, 1974, Gainesville, Georgia

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
3 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco
4 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
5 Sweden Bengt Åberg Sweden Husqvarna
6 Germany Hans Maisch Germany Maico
7 United States Brad Lackey United States Husqvarna
8 United States Tony DiStefano United States ČZ
9 Belgium Harry Everts Belgium Puch
10 United States Jimmy Weinert United States Kawasaki

1974 Trans-AMA Round 4[edit]

Oct. 27, 1974, Orlando, Florida

Place Rider Country Team
1 Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Suzuki
2 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
3 Japan Yukio Sugio Japan Yamaha
4 United States Brad Lackey United States Husqvarna
5 United States Rich Eirstedt United States Honda
6 Belgium Harry Everts Belgium Puch
7 Sweden Håkan Andersson Sweden Yamaha
8 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
9 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
10 United States Mike Runyard United States Suzuki

1974 Trans-AMA Round 5[edit]

Nov. 10, 1974, Whitney, Texas

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Belgium Harry Everts Belgium Puch
3 United States Steve Stackable United States Maico
4 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
5 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
6 Japan Yukio Sugio Japan Yamaha
7 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Yamaha
8 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
9 Sweden Håkan Andersson Sweden Yamaha
10 United States Brad Lackey United States Husqvarna

1974 Trans-AMA Round 6[edit]

Nov. 17, 1971, Puyallup, Washington

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Harry Everts Belgium Puch
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 Japan Yukio Sugio Japan Yamaha
4 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
5 United States Mike Hartwig United States Husqvarna
6 United Kingdom Vic Eastwood United Kingdom CCM
7 United States Mike Runyard United States Suzuki
8 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
9 United States Gary Chapin United States Maico
10 United States Sonny DeFeo United States Maico

1974 Trans-AMA Round 7[edit]

Nov. 24, 1974, Livermore, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
2 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
3 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
4 United States Mike Runyard United States Suzuki
5 Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Suzuki
6 Belgium Raymond Boven Belgium Montesa
7 Sweden Arne Kring Sweden Husqvarna
8 Scotland Vic Allan Scotland Bultaco
9 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
10 United States Rich Eirstedt United States Honda

1974 Trans-AMA Round 8[edit]

Dec. 1, 1974, Saddleback, California

Place Rider Country Team
1 Netherlands Pierre Karsmakers Netherlands Yamaha
2 Belgium Roger De Coster Belgium Suzuki
3 United States Jim Pomeroy United States Bultaco
4 Netherlands Gerrit Wolsink Netherlands Suzuki
5 Germany Willy Bauer Germany Maico
6 Germany Adolf Weil Germany Maico
7 United States Rich Thorwaldson United States Suzuki
8 Germany Hans Maisch Germany Maico
9 United States Gary Jones United States Can-Am
10 Scotland Vic Allan Scotland Bultaco

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