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Cycle News 1978 08 30

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Roberts clinches 500cc World Championship NURBURGRING. WEST GERMANV. AUG. 20 Kenny Roberta. aboard his Goodyear/Lectron-aponaored Vamaha. clinched the &OOcc road racing World Championship via a third place finish In the Aug. 20 final round of the Hries et Nurburgrlng In the West Gennan GP. Victory In the ev.nt went to V1rglnlo ferrari In his tint ride on a works Suzuki with Vamaha works rider Johnny cecotto second. Defending Champion Barry Sheene on his works Suzuki followed Roberts home with Vamaha teamster Takazuml Katayama fifth. Roberta came Into the ev.nt with an .Ight point margin on Sheene and could have claimed the title even with a finish four positions behind his rival. Howev.r. Roberta. as he had In eight of the 10 rounds. led Sheene to the finish line. The tItI. marks only the third World ChampIOnship motorcycling crown that an American has won. Jack Milne captured on. In Speedway In the late 193O'swhll. Steve Baker ran away with the F750 Chemplonshlp last year. Complete coverage next weak. ·Bl M "Open House Workshops" slated to review first Interim Wilderness Inventory Map A series of 12 "Open House Workshops" have been scheduled throughout california to provide opportunities for the public to dlscu.. with the BLM Inventory Team specific results of the team's on-theground field checks of the California Desert Conservation Area. The informal open hou..s will be held betwean the hourS of 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the dates indicated. The public is urged to "drop by" to discuss individual areas identified on the recantly-released Interim Wilderne.. Inventory Map. Copies of that mep may be obtained from the nearest BLM District Office or by contacting the following: Wildem... Inventory Team. BLM DIstrict OffIca, 1895 Spruce Street; Riverside, CA91507. Workshop Schedule Date August 28 August 28 August 29 August 29 August 30 August 30 August 31 Conference Room 2007/Fed. Bldg. 450 Golden Gate Avenue San francisco. CA Needles School Dist. Board Room 1900 Erin Drive Neadles.CA Federal Bldg~ Room 4N27 8230 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys.CA Barstow High School cafeteria 1st & campus Way Barstow.CA BLM District OffIce 1896 Spruce Street Riverside. CA Kerr McGee R.creatlon Hall Argus Avenue Trona.CA San DIego Gas & ElectrIc Auditorium 101 Ash Street August 31 September 6 Sept.mber8 September 7 September 7 2 Sen Diego. CA Ridgecrest Resource Area OffIce 1415 N. Norma Street Ridgecrest. CA Fed. Bldg~ 7th Roor Conf. Room 34 Civic Centar Plaza Senta Ane. CA Lone Pine Town Hall Bush & Jackson Streets LonePlne.CA EI Centro Union High School 1001 Brighton Street EI Centro. CA Senta Fe Federal SeYings & Loan Hospitality Room 300 S. Palm canyon Drive Palm SprIngs, CA The open houses will be v.ry Informal with no speeches or testimony. but plenty of opportunity to provld. m.mbers of the Inventory Team with Information which should be Included In the Draft Map to be published sometime In October. Vou must participate to have your feelinga raflected In any final dec:lslon-meklng processl Speedway star Mike Bast. out of action with a separated shoulder. ..ys he 'lI ride the U.S. National Speedway Championship despite his doctor's advice to sit them out. The possibility .xlsts that Bast. reigning f1v.tlm. National champ. mey be ..ccepted In the Oct. 21 .vent without haYing to qualify. He will. however. be required to ride the Sept. 18 AMAIFIM World Rnals qualifier and feeIa that It would "look funny" If he rode one qualifier and not the other. Brad . Lackey's Grand Prix of Luxembourg injury will keep him from riding on the U.S. Motocrossl Trophee des Nations team. Replacing Lackey at the Sept . 5 and 10 events will be Husqvarna's Chuck Sun. Both races will see full coverage in Cycle News, as will the Swedish ISDT which runs during that same week. Coors will be sponsoring a Hries of four speedway races to qualify the 18-rlder field for the U.S. National SpeedWay Championship to be held at the Orang. County Fairgrounds In Costa M .... CA. on Oct. 14. The "Coors Cup Series:' as It Is call.d. will Include the following dates: Ventura. Aug. 22; Sen Bernardino. Aug. 23; Ascot. Sept. 14; and Costa Mesa. Sept. 15. Coors will also b. on. of the sponsors of the National Championship. In the fint round of the 1978 Yamaha . Summer AMA Motocross Series. presented by Bridgestone Tires. at Racing World on Aug. 20. overall winnen were Steve Bauer and his Tim Buck-tuned DG Honda in the 250cc Pro clasa. Scott Gillman in the SODs. and Northern California's Donnie Cantaloupi in the 125ee class. aboard a Moto-X Fox machine and on the Marty Stnith coune for his ftnt time. The three -race series moves to Saddleback Park next week. Bridgestone is giving away over $5.000 in tires to Sportsman winnen. and $2oo-plus tires to the rop Pros if running on their brand of rubber during the series. Complete coverage next week. Aspen. CoIoredo's Woody Creek Raceway Is the scene of the Sept. 9-10 6th annual Mountain Roadraclng Association SIx Hour Endurance Race sponsored by Cycles of-Bould.r. There's a .1.lI00 purs.. and you can rac. with teams of two (minimum) to four (maximum) riders. Cell Cheater. MRA director. et 3031442- '-----------"!"""---------------•. ..4W,fpr~If11q·,·t ·t · t·' ·l · . f t ' The folks at Kawasaki report that Don Vesco. in an AMA /FIM timed practice run. entered the Bonneville traps at 501 mph and exited at 515 mph for a record-breaking average of 508.219 mph. Vesco had not planned to bring the double·KZlooo-engined. turbocharged streamliner back for a second run. but when he learned of the speed. he changed his mind. The wind. however. came up before he could make the second run for an official record. That was Thursday. Aug . 17: at last report Vesco made one other practice run and was hampered by transmission troubles. He proved It In Europe and now he's going to prove It In AmerIca. "Bed Bred" Leck.y·s back. and he's determined to answer the queatlon once and for all about who really is Number One In the 17 Subaru International Motorcycle Olympiad II at Seddleback Park. The Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) wilderness inventory. which has been moving foward completion for almost a year. is now in the closing weeks of public review . The Draft Environmental Imllaet Statement (DEIS) and 20 regional supplements describing the practical and "site-specific" roadless areas that could ultimately be designated wilderness have been ID the public's hands for abf;mt 45 days. The close of the designated comment period is Oct. 1 when all interested groups are expected to have completed their information gathering and submitted their suggested changes. Of critical interest to trail biken is the possibility that traditional riding may be in cl u d ed within those areas id en tifi ed as having wilderness potential. Riden who suspect that their riding area may be included in the RARE 11 review should consult the regional supplement for their state. Information can be obtained from your nearest forest service office or by contacting the AMA Government Relations Department. P.O. Box 141. Westerville. OH 45081 . A special thanks goes to the Stumpjumpers M.C. who graciously relinquished Sept. 9-10 race date to the Dirt Diggers for their PIoneerTown Grand PrIx. The Stumpjumpers hav. moved their race to Lebor Day weekend. with tha World Championship Tug OWar on Seturday night Sept. 2.and a hara and hound on Sunday. Sept. 3. 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