In REDLINE’s 35 years of existence, there have been many great moments – and throughout this year, we’d like to take you back in time to experience that all-time classic BMX race:

Ex-Redline racer Billy Griggs forwarded us this video of one of the burliest 16 & Over Open mains ever. Back in the mid-80’s, this was THEE class to watch. On the gate was the Future Pro Class of the early 90’s – many who were named in that years’ BMXA “Terrible Ten” and many with Hall of Fame potential.

At the time, Mista Bill was one half of the Factory Redline 2-man team (Greg Hill being the other half),  and he was racing aboard a bonestock Redline 800a frame. Yes – with the 5 inch headtube and all.

Earlier in the week, BMX Action magazine put up $100 to the first Pro who jumped the gigantic doubles toward the end of the track; to which they were dubbed ”The Hundred Dollar Humps.” Even though he was an amateur, Billy Griggs was one of a few racers who went for ‘em in a race. (FYI: Todd Slavik was the first Pro to cash in on the $100.). Doin’ the doubles had set Griggs up perfectly for the last turn to get the inside of the dogleg, enabling him to go from third to first – nipping Murray rider Todd Corbitt right at the line in a 3-way sprint.