Johnny Anderson reflects after snaring his second Gold Cup. What a top ten! 1. Anderson, 2. LeRoy Van Conett, 3. Sammy Swindell, 4. Jimmy Boyd, 5. Jeff Swindell, 6. Jimmy Sills, 7. Tim Green, 8. Doug Wolfgang, 9. Lealand McSpadden, 10. Gary Patterson.
Lealand McSpadden takes time to pose for a photo. McSpadden was a model ambassador for the sport! From 1980 Gold Cup, in the Chico parking lot. (Photo by Gary Gerould)
Below are the final points from a system I made up as a 12-year old in 1980. I called it the USA sprinters, and I scored points based on feature finishes listed from National Speed Sport News, Racing Wheels, and Western Racing News.