This is the third of a series of articles Cook Neilson wrote about early AMA Production racing. The first of the series is reprinted at VW. Beyond Racer Road 1 – the Toe Gets Dipped and the second article is at VU. Beyond Racer Road 2 -Learning the Craft. These should be read before this.. The article, the third of the series, originally appeared in the January 1976 issue of Cycle magazine. Reprinted here with permission of the author.