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Cycle News 1980 04 09

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youngster of that age twisting tM throttle, but they did run their main event. And at the end of six laps, Crispy Vreeland brought his Yamaha in for the victory ahead of Alabama's Byron Clayton. Stephen Petree, Eric Culver, and Donna Howell rounded out the top five. Following the little 50s were the ladies. Houston's own Kathy "Holeshot" Holman, riding for Rose-Rich Yamaha and JT Racing, came out on top after the six laps of action, defeating Peggy Rowan of Howard's Racing in Texas and Patti Summerall. Debbie Mertens came out from Hammond, LA, and took home a fourth in the main, with Paula Brown, another Houston resident, in fifth. Whispers Smith grabbed the early lead in 'the Mini Junior final, but as the race wore on, he steadily dropped back from his leading position. As he faded, Dusty Jenkins took over, with Danny Stprbeck right at his rear fender. Storbeck soon took over the point, and held on for the win. Jenkins picked up second, Brandyn Ready moved into third, Smith held on to fourth and Mark Dufrene grabbed fifth. The eight· lap Mini Senior final saw Oklahoma's De.rrick Latham grab the holeshot and put out a good lead early in the race, as Jaime Killion and Morris Troxell fought for second. That battle went to Killion, who then went out after Latham. In the closing half of the race, Latham was overtaken by Killion, and had to settle for second at the checkered nag. Troxwell stayed back in third, ahead of Mark Knowles and Wesley Wiggins. MUll Minis found Ronnie Tichenor too tough to beat in the final as he got into the lead going into the first tum, and spent the entire six laps pulling away from Jimmy Johnson, Jr. Joe Bob Ebers passed his way into third by the checkers, with Peter Thornfield and Dwayne Hollingsworth rounding out the top five positions. The final Mini class main event was the Minibike Stock event. Going int{) the event, California's Erik Kehoe was the top favorite for the win, as he tuned up for the World Mini GP under the Astrodome lights. The main event started out with Todd Bray grabbing the holeshot with Kehoe in a distant second, Mark Knowles, Carroll Richardson and Dan Newell bauling for positions in the top five. Kehoe quickly pulled within striking distance of Bray, then two laps into the race he motored right by. From there the lead Kehoe built up was outstanding, until with half of the race still to go, Kehoe's transmission began grinding apart. Before he knew what was happening, the Yamaha mount was stuck in fourth gear, and Kehoe had to finish the race with the transmission right there. Even with the bad tranny, nobody even came close to catching him, and he went on to win with Bray, Knowles, Richardson and Newell behind. Kehoe also took home to California another trophy bigger than himself, the next one for his efforts in the l25cc Intermediate race. Within three laps from the start, Kehoe overtook early leader Kevin Jones and roosted his way on to another win. Jones fought wirh Von Thomas a while for second, but Thomas couldn't match the speed of Jones and had to settle for third. Rodney Wiginton and Tim Butler rounded out the top five at the end of the eight laps. Another double·class winner came in the 250cc and Open Intermediates. Sheerwood, Arkansas' Phillip Reed dominated those races, after early leaders either crashed their way out of the competition, or Reed passed them in his surprising manne.r. In the 250cc race Reed was in command by the third W'mston Pro Racing. o 00 0') ,...-4 20 mg. 'la,'. 14 mg. niClltine ri. per cigarette. FTC Repon DEC. 79. 01980 R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. J.C. Agajanian Presents: $25,000AMA National Mile Cal-Expo Fairgrounds, sacramento saturday, April 12-8:00 P.M. For ticket information, contact: Howe Avenue Box OIIlce 925 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95875, or Any nckelron ou1tet, Telephone: (916) 920-1121 Winston out-tastes them all. Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarene Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health. _ACCESSORY DEPARTMENT SPECIAL. ,8P£C'l1l • o llJIJIlIC~N We Have It! 1'8 And We'll Get It To You Trenchers Too 17" & 18" S.M.L. For Dealer Info: LOVE DISTRIBUTING CO. (8951948-7338 -,~O YA A~A (8) Effective 511... Dlltes AprIl 2 - AprIl 9 Official YAMAHA Competition Support Dealer 10% Courtesy Discount Extended To All AMA. CRC. CMC. SRA. AFM Cardholders (Sale price. good with ca.h or check only) Reg. MIKE BELL (MALCOLM SMITH) Pants .. _ $119.95 BILL WALTERS Nylon Leather•................ _ $ 99.95 YAMAHA Team Jerseys $ 13.95 _ $ 44.95 BELL & MALCOLM SMITH Track Jackets YAMAHA Kidney Belts $ 19.95 MXL Boots _ $129.95 SIMPSON MX Helmets _ $124.95 SALE $ 89.95 $ 79.95 $ 7.95 $ 29.96 $ 11.95 $109.95 "109.96 YZ, TZ, RD, YAMAHA Go Cart Parts Available Saturn Corporation 2221 Ross Way Tacoma. WA 98421 1-800/426-8994 ,,, .AM.u T ~'" y" #A ...'A 2420 Narbonne Ave.. lomita. CA 90717 ITorrance/South Bay Area1l213) 534-2311 ... SALE PRICES GOOD WITH THIS COUPON ONLY * 15

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