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Cycle News 1978 05 24

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C~ech Jiri Churavy is contesting the 125cc MX World Championships with thiS wat!'r-cooled features a 56 x 52mm bore and stroke with electronic M.otol?lat Ignition. A 34mm Mikuni carb provides the fuel. The water pump IS driven off the crank and the radiator is fixed integrally with the gas tank. Photo by Rudolph Brandstatter. Kenny Roberts won the May 14 500cc World Championship road race at Mugello, Italy in a time of 59:17 for the 29-lap, 94.51 mile event on his works Yamaha. Suzuki riders filled the next four slots with Pat Hennen showing Marco Lucchinelli, Steve Baker and Barry Sheene the way home. On the AMA National Enduro Dick "King Richard" ~urleson topped the May 14 lonesome Pine National Enduro in Bristol, VA with a 3O-point loss. Team Suzuki's Ted Worrell slid in close behind the Husqvarnamounted Burleson, dropping 31 points for the AA class win. George Peck lSuzl and Kevin lavoie (KTMI tied for the best ride circuit, among A classers, 34 points each. KTM-mounted Frank Wilson headed the B class. The Santa Clara County Chapter of Motorcycle Owners, Riders and Enthusiasts and the Bay Area Chapter of the Off-Road Vehicle Coalition are co-sponsoring a car pool and caravan to the May 25 BLM Wilderness planning session in San Franciso. Meet at the San Jose Post Office parking lot Meridian Ave. at Freeway 280 , o~ Thursday, May 25 at 6 p .m. Contact Richard Sirocka of M.O .R.E. at 408/255 ·5764 or Chuck Williamson of !J~VC at 408/241 ·0278 if you plan to Jom the group. Assemblyman larry Chimbole (01 from Palmdale, 34th district. is up for . re-election. He's a strong supporter of motorcyclists, and he's facing stiff competition from a rancher who decidedly is not sympathetic to our needs. Chimbole's campaign address, the place to send donations or offers of help, is P.O. Box 666, Palmdale, CA 93550. 805/944-3351. Sixteen Harley-Davidson executives, including John A:. Davidson Vaughn Beals and Bill "Willie G" Davidson, will ride motorcycles from se~en points around the U.S., converging on louisville, KY on June 2 for a Diamond Anniversary celebration with dealers from around the country. TRAVB.ROUTESFOR HARLEV~ 15rh --- ANN IVERSARY EXEOJT IVE RIDE -MAY 18 THROUGH JUNE 5. 19 18 tor16 noera: 29.856 "*-J 2 Bikoni Ltd.. sole U .S. importer of Konis shocks , has offered $600 to the top three finishers in the June 17·18 Pentax . Laconia Classic AMA Superbike Production road race. First place gets $300 , with $200 and $100 going to second and third provided, of course, that they use Koni shocks and display the familiar triangular Koni logo. Those planning to compete at the Pentax laconia Classic at loudon, NH are reminded to pack rain tires since AMA rules now allows racing on wet pavement at Bryar Motorsport Park. Are you an American Motorcyclist Legislative Supponer? By contributing $5·9 , you receive a fourcolor Legislative Supporter stickie for your motorcycle. For a $10 donation , you can be a Bronze Legislative Supponer and receive an embroidered patch and appear on the Bronze Honor Roll in Amen'can Motorcyclist magazine. Likewise. a $25 or $50 contribution rates you as either a Si.lver or Gold Legislative Supporter with more elaborate embroidered patches, a listing in the magazine and the knowledge that you've made a major contribution to the cause. C~mtact Ed Youngblood, AMA DIrector of Government Relations P.O . Box 141, Westerville. OH 43081 : Assoc.iati~n Jack Penton has joined the Super ' Seer Corporation rider support plan and will be wearing the neW.: anti-fog XR500 goggles in his bid for the National Enduro Championship and another ISDT Gold Medal. For details on the rider support program, call Don Emde at 303/674-6663. Stockton, CA area motorcycle clubs will host the 12th annual Archie Clark Memorial Scrambles at the Lodi Cycle Bowl on May 20. Donating over $15,000 to various charities including M.O .R.E. , the Lions' Fund for the Blind and the Stockton School for the Deaf - th is year's race will benefit fellow motorcyclist John_Tavis , Sr. who was seriously injured in a racing accident last season. Donations may be sent to Archie Clark Memorial Fund. 5801 Morse Rd ., Lod i, CA 95240. Dept. of Corrections: Steve Storz is the nice guy who tunes Ted Boody's factory Harley-Davidson equipment on the Camel· Pro Series circuit. not Stan as we said in the San Jose mile report. Early and highly unofficial - results from the Virginia City Grand Prix, held May 13·14 , say that Shane Hybarger. a 250cc Novice. was the likely winner of the Saturday race . Husky'sJackJohnson appears to be the Sunday winner over teammate Larry Roeseler, Bob Balentine (KTM) was leading the Sunday race when he broke his frame on the seventh lap . Virginia City was a timed race and so we'll have to wait until the times are tallied to know for sure who won. Story and photos next week. . We hear that the AMA is going to use some of the money given to it by Nikon cameras to set up a Rookie of the Year award prog,am in both the Camel Pro Series and motocross. Full details as we get them. A slip of the typesetter's finger left Husky rider Gary Vanderpool out of our Ft. Hood AMA ISDT Qualifier results listing. Gary placed 11th in the Open class with a 2210 score, an excellent ride by anyone's standards, and we apologize for the error. . American Steve Baker picked up one of the latest factory RG500 Suzukis before the May 14 Italian World Championship road race round. One of Baker's competitors on the 500cc World Championship circuit. (Cont,nuedtopageI9)

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