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Ted Boody Ted Boody

1970's. '80's leading AMA racer.

Ted Boody was born in Lansing, Michigan, in 1958, Ted Boody was a leading AMA Grand National Championship racer from 1976 through 1988. Boody was a versatile rider, earning national victories on miles, half-miles and short tracks. While he spent the majority of his career racing as a privateer, Boody rode for the Harley-Davidson factory team in the late 1970's. He was twice runner-up in the AMA Grand National Series and won a total of eight nationals during his professional racing career. Boody died from injuries he suffered in a crash at the Ascot Park Half-Mile in Gardena, California, in May, 1988. He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of fame in 2000.