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John Purse

Filed under National Champions on April 28, 2012 | Comment(s)

They call him "The Jackal." It was an appropriate nickname for Texan John Purse, since he would do whatever it took to get the win. On the track, he had no friends, and was rabid in the turns. Off the track, though - he quickly became a fan favorite, and is responsible for putting Redline back on the map after their lean years that saw the brand nearly disappear. 
With Greg Hill as his coach, training in conditions that were said to be similar to Rocky in Siberia, before he took on Ivan Drago - it was Purse -vs- the Frenchman, Christophe Leveque, and USA would prevail.

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