Below is a low-res.
preview to get a taste of the action. The actual DVD is very
very rare film is the only known footage of this event to exist.
The 1980 125 USGP is one of the most historical moto cross races
in US history. Johnny O'Mara stunned the world with the
overall victory against the best 125 riders in the world on his
white Mugen Honda. To this day people still talk about
this historical event. Until now, nobody but the people
that were there, actually got to see how it all happened.
Scott Wallenberg from Racer-X magazine filmed and narrated both
motos in their entirety. Scott, a pro motocrosser himself,
used his experience to shoot this film from the vantage points a
racer would want to see. The film opens up with some
fantastic shots of the works bikes in the pits. These
bikes are really trick! Then you are on the starting line
with the best riders from all over the world. Anybody who
was anybody in the 125 class is in this race! Caught on
film is Jeff Ward on the line actually digging a trench for his bike with a
shovel. The starting line scene really displays the grass
roots of it all. The first moto is shot from trackside in
the driving rain. There is no narration in the first moto.
Just the sounds of the bikes and the crowd. The sound of
these factory 125's is incredible!! Very cool!!
The second moto is shot from on top of the Mid-Ohio tower.
It is narrated by Scott, and very well done. The track was
a quagmire and these guys were flat out hauling! The
celebrated scene where Johnny parades the American flag after
the race is also captured on this film. When I first saw
this, I was really surprised at the quality and how well it was
filmed. The real time sound of the bikes and the crowd
really add to the drama. You really get the feeling of
that era when watching this. The 125 works bikes were at
an all time high as far a trickness goes during this era as
well. This film is absolutely fantastic!!! A MUST HAVE!!!