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Cycle News 1979 07 04

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!Above) Colorado's Boo Stichter lEI led both 250cc motos on his KTM until Hannah reeled him in to win.IBelowl500cc Series leader Danny laPorte faces heavy competition. -~,.----,~ AMA 250/500cc National Championship MX Series Rounds eight/four Team Yamaha scores a.mile high victory By Jim Gianatsis LAKEWOOD, CO, JUNE 24 Twenty minutes into the second moto with a strong lead secure in hand, Marty Tripes slowed his Honda to a snail's pace, allowing Bob Hannah to pass without challenge and win his second moto of the day. Only the week before at Sears Point, Tripes had proven he could beat H~nnah when he wanted to. 12 ThiS week ~e almost ~an~ed the Team Yamaha rider the WID without a fight and the overall victory in round eight of the '~MA ~50cc National Motocross ChampIOnshIps. In the 500cc class of the first National motocross ever· held in Colorado, and at Lakewood Sportcycle Park, Team Yamaha's Mike Bell took back-to-back moto victories to give his sponsors a clean sweep of t,he Super Seer sponsore~ event. For 'Daddy LongLegs" Bell It was a hard sought win after the disappointment at the ·Carlsbad GP two weeks earlier where he was forced out of his lead in the race from heat fatigue. Bell was definitely the best conditioned rider in the Open class today. 250c N" I C atlona "What can I say?" claimed Honda

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