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New Jersey the DG connection June 17, 2012

Posted by Racer in 1980, DG Team Riders.
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In 1979 Sal Zeuner left Thruster and picked up a ride from DG. He and his bike shop Pedaler’s East were able to get quite a few riders hooked up with support deals. I’m not sure if his younger sister Jenny was Full factory or Support her entire stay with DG. Also Mike Raines and Kevin Kozak I believe got their rides thru Pedaler’s East. If I can ever find a blank blue and white jersey like they used, I will get a Pedaler’s East jersey made. Another little ripper I had forgotten about till he sent me a email with some pictures was Joey Burke. But I remembered his name instantly as a one of the mega fast mini racers.

What I didn’t know till now is he is a cousin of the Zeuner’s. Joey still has a couple of his mini DG’s left and hiopefully when he gets them restored he will shoot me pictures of them to post. Maybe more shots of himself or some of the other South Jersey DG riders. I think this picture is from 1981. 1980 was the first year Vineland went ABA, so I dont see how he could’ve gotten 16 or the rider behind him a number in the 20’s. I dont see any letters to indicate they were racing NBL.

I dont have end of year points for 1981 but as of November Joey was firmly in #6 place with only Mikey Mayes any chance of passing him in points. So Joey probably finished 1981 N.Jer-3 #6.

(If anyone has the end of year points Im dying to see them. I was #15 in Penn-1 as of points ending November, but to this day, I don’t know where I finished the year. It’s the only year I don’t know my 20 inch number.)

Joey Burke shredding the Vineland, NJ BMX  track’s, first straightaway triples.

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