How many men
does it take to go
to the races?
It was a sunny Saturday morning on September 19, 1981, and up on a hill at Mid-Ohio Motocross Park
sat a lone yellow Team Yamaha box
van. The back doors were open, and
inside the dark, cramped recesses was
a man dressed in some sort of baggy
overall welding suit, quietly walking
around the #100 YZ250 race bike. He
was cleaning dried mud off it with
a rag and a spray bottle of Windex.
That man was Keith McCarty, and
along with his rider, Bob “Hurricane”
Hannah, they made up the most
feared and formidable factory motocross racing effort in the entire world.
BY ERIC JOHNSON