Kenny Roberts' Legendary Indy Mile Rides Remembered at 2012 Lucas Oil Indy Mile

NEWS August 15, 2012

Kenny Roberts' Legendary Indy Mile Rides Remembered at 2012 Lucas Oil Indy Mile

Photo by Dave Hoenig

On behalf of Family Events, promoter of the Indy Mile:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 15, 2012) - The legendary Lucas Oil Indy Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National at the legendary Indy Mile track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana has produced some of motorcycle racing’s classic moments. Kenny Roberts’ 1975 Indy Mile come-from-behind win aboard the “too tough to tame” Yamaha TZ750 is among the most famous. In 2009, Roberts re-created that historic ride in a thrilling exhibition run that brought the thousands on hand to their feet.

Scott Jones Photography of Oakland, CA has commemorated both of these memorable moments in a limited-edition poster print with matching images of both rides, together with a printed Kenny Roberts signature. On Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Lucas Oil Indy Mile, a limited number of these prints will be available for sale for $20. The prints will also be available online at while supplies last. Only 1000 will be printed, and never printed again.

The image of the 1975 ride is shown in black and white. It was made by Bert Shepard. The color image beside it was made by Scott Jones at the 2009 Indy Mile when Roberts’ “ceremonial” laps turned into blazing hot laps aboard the screaming TZ750. The poster prints are 32” x 16” and suitable for framing. 

For those interested in a limited-edition of 50 prints hand-signed by Kenny Roberts, Scott Jones Photography may be contacted at These special prints are Giclée canvas gallery wraps (canvas stretched around a wooden frame with black paper backing and wire hanging hardware installed), ready for display upon delivery.

The Lucas Oil Indy Mile returns as a featured event of the Indiana State Fair, and again coincides with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend. Activities will be begin with gates opening at 2:00pm, timed-qualifying from 3:00pm-5:00pm, opening ceremonies 7:00pm with the first race at 7:30pm.


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