Bobby Sirkegian at the 1953 Pomona Drags
I restored a strip of film and enlarged the cells, revealing GREAT photos of an amazing day in 1953, when my Dad, Bobby Sirkegian, took the checkered flag and set a speed record in the 650cc gas class while only 13 years old! You will see also, my Grandma Ruby and Grandpa Bob, who over the weekend, was inducted into the Trailblazers Hall of Fame, class of 2012. 2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of this historic ride, the First EVER AMA/NHRA sanctioned Grand National Motorcycle Dragrace, April of 1953 in which Bobby won and held both the 500cc and 650cc gas titles through 1957!! 2013 is a good year for Bobby to join his Dad in the Trailblazers Hall of Fame, as he really blazed a trail before he could shave or even drive a car!!! ~ Ava Sirkegian (Lemert) - Daughter.
Apr 18, 2012