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Cycle News 1971 05 18

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VOLUME VIII NUMBER 18 May 18, 1971 PRICE THIRTY CENTS Roberts Again RIDGECREST, CAL., May 6, 1971 - J.N. Roberts scored the overall win in this year's Mother's Day Hare .Scrambles, a fun filled race for most but an unhappy day for Desert No.1, Whitey Martino who crashed and landed in the hospital. On pages 16 and 17 you'll find the full story of this annual X-rated event, including a blow·by-blow description of Tom Poteet crossing the hairy ravine at \ 60-plus, and how J.N. blew everybody into the weeds. New 'Feature Beginning with this issue, Cycle News presents a series of consumer reports on different products. Unl ike "tests", these products have been pu rchased and used over a greater length of time than usually allowed on "borrowed" products. The first consu mer report is on the 1971 Ossa Pioneer, which appears on page 3. Also, Ron Schneiders has put together a test of the new 125cc Penton, but it is a little different. See why on pages 6 and 7. Lackey Stars Brad Lackey, who went to the CZ factory in Europe approximately one month ago to take a school offered by the firm, wound up staying in Europe as a member of the GZ Factory tearn participating in the World Championship Series. Last week, he participated. in the Polish Grand Prix, his first GP and finished 13th overall which, according to the FIM, is the best finish by any rider ever in his first GP. It was also stated that it was the highest an American has ever finished in a GP. The Northern Californian will remain in Europe and continue to race in the remaining World Championship events. Since the break for the Viewfinders Grand Prix at Indian Dunes on April 18, J.N. Roberts has taken command of the desert. In the three races since the GP, he has ridden each and won each, his last coming Sunday at the Red Dots M.C. Flare Scrambles. At this present rate, Roberts can lock up the Number One desert plate before the year is half·over. A report on his latest deed can be found on pages 16 and 17. C iC'.B NEWS 2489 Cal i 1tusAue. Ne-.rspaper Lang lie ach,OB. 90801 . . . . ~

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