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FRIENDS Speedway racer and Vintage MX fan Doug Nicol has been responsible for keeping the Speedway race scene alive and well in Southern California. He helps run the Hagon Shocks junior Speedway racer program that provides speedway bikes to learn the craft on to promising youngsters at a Speedway race facility located in Riverside, CA. Doug also has a fine protege to take over for him, in the form of his young son, Broc Nichol, who has a promising Speedway career in front of him. A tip of the DIRT ILL visor to Doug and Broc for continuing a tra- ditional form of dirt track racing, where getting sideways, it always the name of the game. Carrie Jo Coombs & Scott Wallenberg The Coombs family is among the top reigning dynasties of off road sports families in America. From their late founder Dave Coombs Sr., who started the legendary original Black Water 100 endurance event, to Dave’s wife, Rita, and sons Davey Jr. and Timmy Coombs, as well as their daughter Carrie Jo, the Coombs fam- ily has made their mark on American motocross. Both professionally and in the Amateur ranks. Carrie Jo is the family lawyer, and helps mom Rita with the GNCC and Amateur Championship races at Loretta Lynn’s. Scott Wallenberg is the dynamic and affable advertising sales rep for Racer X magazine em- pire. DIRT ILL offers our sincerest best wishes to the entire Coombs family, and their continued good deeds in offering a professional race atmo- sphere for pro and amateur racing nationwide. Great job guys, keep up the good works. Doug Nichol Larry Langley Larry has been working in the MC industry since 1979, first at Cycle News covering enduros and desert races and is now involved as a Stew- ard of the Sierra National Forest, near his North Fork, California home. A great guy, who helps keep our trails open, and volunteers as Leg- ends Coordinator for the Sacramento Mile, Calistoga Half Mile and Pomona Half Mile events. On top of all that, Larry also does fund raising for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with his “Ride for Kids,” event. A tip of the DIRT ILL visor to Larry for his good works, good sense of humor and good taste in T-shirts. www.dirtillustrated.com