This Day in Harley-Davidson History – April 17, 1982

Oxford (15 April 2013) - Jay Springsteen breaks all-time AMA National wins record with 30th victory at Sacramento, CA.

In the race for the Grand National Championship of Motorcycle Racing, Jay Springsteen, three-time AMA #1 plate holder, broke the all-time AMA record for career victories by posting his 30th win in the Winston Pro Series at Sacramento on April 17. Springsteen tied Kenny Roberts’ record of 29 wins in Houston on February 7. The victory was Springer’s second this year in as many outings. Harley-Davidson motorcycles took the first 11 places, leading Honda-mounted Mike Kidd, who placed 12th. Ricky Graham posted his third second-place final this season, followed by Harley-Davidson factory riders Randy Goss, placing third, and Scott Parker, fifth. Harley-Davidson leads the competition for the Manufacturer’s Trophy with 76 points, followed by Honda with 61 and Yamaha with 46.

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Jay Springsteen