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Gene Romero

Gene Romero (born May 22, 1947 in Martinez, California) is an American former professional motorcycle racer who won the 1970 A.M.A. Grand National Championship and the 1975 Daytona 200.[1][2][3][4] He competed in the 200 fourteen times, finishing second in 1970 and 1971.

Romero's motorcycle racing career spanned sixteen years starting in the late 1960s until his retirement in 1981. He won 12 AMA Nationals throughout his career including the AMA Most Popular Rider of the Year Award in 1970.[1] He was one of the first racers to attract sponsorship to the motorcycling sport from outside the motorcycling industry. For one season, Evel Knievel was Romero's primary sponsor[1]

Romero, who is of Mexican American descent, was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.[1][5]

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Racing recordEdit

Complete USAC Mini-Indy Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
1978  
PIR1
 
TRE1
 
MOS
 
MIL1
 
TEX
 
MIL2
 
OMS1
 
OMS2
 
TRE2
 
PIR2
14
57th 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Gene Romero at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Gene Romero, Grand National Champion, American Motorcyclist, October 1970, Vol. 24, No. 10, ISSN 0277-9358
  3. ^ 1975 Daytona 200, American Motorcyclist, May 1975, Vol. 29, No. 5, ISSN 0277-9358
  4. ^ Daytona 200 winners at www.motorsportsetc.com Archived March 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Associated Press, Lewiston Morning Tribune, "Romero Takes World's Biggest" ( Mar 10, 1975)

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