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Cycle News 1971 07 27

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VOLUME VIII July27,1971 NUMBER 28 PRICE THIRTY CENTS America's largest and most complete weekly motorcycle newspaper SUSPENSION UPHELD An appeal has been received from AMA Grand National Champion Gene Romero on the suspension levied against him by the Chairman of the AMA Competition Congress July l2. Romero and three other Expert riders were suspended for 15-days for having submi tted falsified medical forms with physicians' signatures forged on those forms. The three other riders involved were Charles Palmgren of freehold, N.J.; IUchard Hammer of Artesia, Calif.; and Gordon Van Leeuwen of Los Angeles, Calif. The AMA's Legal council reviewed the appeal and has reported to the association that it is not proper under the professional rule book. Thereby, it is not to be honored by the AlvlA. Legal council arrived at this opinion based on Chapter 17 of the 1971 Professional Competition Rule Book which states in the last paragraph under B-2 "Any suspension levied by the chairman of the Competition Congress hereunder shall be for not less than 15 days for th e first offense and not less than six months for a second offense of the same nature. There shall be no appeal from any suspension levied h ereu nder. n The riders have served four days of their 15-day sllspension, consequently 11 additional days of their suspension are to be served. Motorcycles have again returned to the famed Pikes Peak Hillclimb this year (top) even though the AMA lifted its sanction for the event. Next year it will be sanctioned, however. As it was, the climb was still a success. Photo by Shirley Knop; report on page 21. Above, Eddie Mulder (20), Dave Aldana (3) and Sonny Burres each took turns leading the IT National at Castle Rock, Wash., Saturday. A report on who won "by only 6 inches" begins on page 18. Photo by Walt Mahoney. CWLENEWS 2499 Cas r1tosAve. Ne-.rspaper Long Beacb,Ca. 90801 ~427J7433

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