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Jul 13, 2001

Video Of Loudon Owners Reaming AMA's Ron Barrick Is Here

After delays due to technical problems finally resolved by Steve Bacon, here is the video showing white-haired Bob Bahre and brown-haired Gary Bahre screaming at then-AMA Superbike Operations Manager Ron Barrick at Loudon prior to the start of the 600cc Supersport race on rainy Sunday, June 17. Also seen on the video is white-haired AMA Pro Racing Director Of Competition Merrill Vanderslice, whose words cannot be made out, and rider Grant Lopez, who pleaded without success for a short practice session to allow riders to check out available traction on the artificially-dried track surface.

Lopez was attempting to mediate between the professional riders who follow the AMA circuit and the combined forces of the Bahres and Vanderslice, believing that the riders would take to the track if they had a short practice session. The session was denied, the pro riders sat out the race, and 12 mostly-local riders took to the track for the race, which was won by local star Scott Greenwood.

Note that many people witnessed the full-volume confrontation on pit lane, including Speedvision's Greg White and his cameraman, a fact that refutes any claim the participants may have that the confrontation was private or that they had any expectation of privacy.

Watch the 6 meg video file
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Yet another link to the video

See related posts:

7/10/01, Updated Post: Videotape Of Loudon Confrontation Makes Best Case For Never Returning, Critics Say

7/11/01, Loudon Video Delayed Until Tommorrow; Wood Comments On Situation

7/11/01, Mladin Responds To Wood Charges Regarding Loudon

7/13/01, Miller And Rapp Back Up Mladin Version Of What Happened At Loudon