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Cycle News 1980 11 12

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racer. After the racing was over, an auction of racers' gear was held such Items as winner Steve Wise's jerseys and Randy Gou' number plate were sold - and an additional $350 was rounded up for Pam and' the kids, . Oregon roundy-round racers unitel The Willamette Valley Cycle Club hopes to promote indoor short track races at the Benton County Fairgrounds again this year, but if they don't draw more people than last year, they may have to cancel before the end of the season. Info? Phone 503/753-0566 or 503/928-7205. o 00 0') Some of you may recall the slick Honda CB1100R pictured here a months ago; you couple remember, the EuropeanoOnly cafestyle superbike'1 Well, Mugen USA's AI Baker took a business trip to Japen recently and on his agenda was a trip to the Honda factory to see about getting some of those gems into the U.S. Imagine Papa's dismay when Baker called up after returning last week and seying, "We're too late." This year's run of CB1100Rs has already been tagged for other destinations. Oh well, wait tin next year (sighl. At least five American speedway riders have returned from the British Speedway League wars to contest the Nov. 7 Seven-Up Long Track Championship quaIffier on Ascot Park's half-mile oval. Bruce Penhall, the new U.S. National Champion and fifth in the World Individual Speedway Championship title chase, will face the other BSL riders as well as the SoCal stars. The 32-man field will be narrowed to 16 for the finale on Nov. 14. For ticket info, dial 213/32J ·1100. Thanksgiving Weekend marks the return of the 9th annual Florida Winternational MlniCycle and Schoolboy Olympics where over 1,000 entries from 28 states will meet for four day~ of top notch racing, More info at SuperSports Promotions, 8131522·1513, Ever fill a tire with 380 psi of air and water? Manfred Kunz, Continental Tire's chief tire designer did; it was part of a demonstration for their top 40 U.S. tire distributors in a recent factory tour. And yes, at more than 10 times the normal operating pressure, the tire finally burst, Impressive. Tune in on Bajal Larry Huffman will be herd at work throughout the 1980 SCORE Baja 1000 km. broadhourly bulletins on casting Anaheim's KEZY (96FM and 1190AM) and San Diego's KSON 11240AM) starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov, 7 and following through until 10 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 8. Is that a motormouth marathon'1 Alright. Who lost a camera at the Nov. 2 Superbikers race? Well, you got lucky this time because someone turned it in at the announcer's tower. Give Larry Huffman a call, successfully identify the camera, and you'll get it back. Just dial 714/498-0540. Fair enough? American Honda donated a CRBO minibike to be raffled off to ben. fit the Gaylon Mosier family at the Superblkers race, and over $1,400 at $1 per ticket was collectedI When announcer Huffman read the number, Hallman Racing's Lars Larsson pulled a long strip of tickets out of his pocket. then strode up to claim his new red 1981 NMRAlNHRA Drag Race Schedule Mar. 12-15 Apr. 25-26 May 2·3 May 23-24 June 13-14 June 27·28 July 18-19 Aug. 8-9 Aug. 22-23 Sept. 5-7 Oct. 3-4 Oct. 17-18 2 NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, FL NHRA Southern Nationals Atlanta, CA NMRA Southeastarn Nationals Gainesville, FL NMRA Spring Nationals Epping, NH NHRASpringnatlonals Columbus,OH NMRA Midwestern Nationals Cincinnati, OH NHRA Summer·natlonals Englishtown, NJ NMRA Golden State Nation. Fremont,CA NMRA Longhorn Nationals Fort Worth, TX NHRA U.S. Nationals Indianapolis, IN NMRA U.S. Nationals Atco, NJ NHRA Winston World Finals Ontarlo,CA (Pro Stock only) (Top Fuel only) (All bike) (All bike) . (Pro Stock only) !All bike) : (Pro Stock &Super Elim.) (All bike) !All bike) (Top Fuel & Super Elim.) (All bike) (Top Fuel only) BIke,'. GuIde to BaJa, Joe Parkhurst's 104-page how·to-do-it book, will be available to dealers through Malcolm Smith Racing Products, 188 Marlborough, Riverside, CA 92507. Malcolm's company will dis· tribute the book but they don't sell retail. You can, of course, acquire your copy directly from Parkhurst Publishing Company, 1812 Alaska Ave.. Costa Mese, CA 92626 simply by sending In $8.95 plus $1,50 postage and handling. Or tell your local dealer to get It together and place his order with Malcolm. The Dirt Diggers held their 22nd annual GP this year at Adelanto's Sunrise Valley Cycle Park. Among the weekend's big winners were Bob Balentine (Open), Mike Sixbery (250cc), Mark Barnes (175cc), Bobby Charters (IOOcc), Bill Saltzman (Senior), Lynn McGraw (Vet), Mercedes Gonzalez (Women) and R. Whitney and S. White (Hacks). If you're trail riding betWeen Barstow, CA. and Las Vegas, NV, keep your eyes open around the Sloan, NV, area. The San Gabriel Valley M.C. will be running their Beattyto-Vegas hare 'n hound on Saturday, Nov. 29, and the event will finish In the Sloan area. SGVMC reports that their course will be ribboned with hot pink ribbon, and that the first finishers are expected around 11 a.m. Heads up if you're in the area, or it might be head-on ... Brad Turnidge (KTM) was the big winner in the High Desert 100 desert race held Oct. 26 in Oregorr. In addition, host club Cascade M.C. donated $1 from each entry to the Phantom Duck of the Desert, resulting in 412 Duck Bucks. Coverage of the event next week. At the AMA Awards Banquet, road racer Nick Rlchlchl, virtually over· looked In coverage of the Winston Pro Series Rookie of the Year competition, wes the winner of the aforamentioned title with 37 WPS points. In the motocross ranks, Scott Burnworth (125cc), Mike Loeffler (25Occ) and Alan King (5OOcc) were accorded Rookie of the Year honors. For winning the Trans-USA Series. Kent Howerton won a Pontiac TransAm (Indy pace car replica) from Motocross Action Magazine. However, the car wasn't at Anaheim. Explained MXA editor Dick Miller, "We had hoped to have the car on display here so everybody could see it, but unfortunately. it was subject to a General Motors recall. " In the Manufacturer of the Year awards, Harley·Davldson's Dick O'Brien went through the familair procedure of accepting the Winston Pro Sarles honors for Harley·Davldson, . and a happy I Mark Blackwell accepted the motocross award for Suzuki. Winston Pro Series Racing Team Manager Dave Knight announced R.J. Reynolds' commitment for a 1981 Winston Pro Series. again with $125,000 going to the riders. ThOSf present at the awards banquet were treated to a preview of the Winston;backed Peter Silver film, Winston $ Young Matadors. which will be avai~ able next year for use by clubs and groups. More details on that at a later date. Jimmy Ellis has been thro clods of dirt. but not only from motorcycle. Ellis managed to stuff an eight cylinder engine Into his Toyota pick-up, and when hi. clutch engage. It'. mora fun to be watching from the side than the rear. Due to increased popularity of the mid-size class motorcycle, 500-750cc range, the National Motorcycle Racing Association has established a new class. It will feature motorcycles similar to the existing Pro Stock class with a maximum engine size of 760cc. The maximum carburetor size is limited to 34mm with a maximum cam lift of .450. Wheelbase will be restricted to 4" less than current Pro Stock rules, and no models older than 1978 will be permitted in the c1ass. The Super Modified c1ass will be iJIc1uded in the accumulation of points counting towards the coveted 1981 NMRA Manufacturer's Cup. Points in the NMRA Manufacturer's Cup race are awarded to the motorcycle manufacturer via class wins and category victories at the NMRA National eveDts and NHRA events in the Pro Stodt, Super Stock, and Stock categories of competition, in addition, to the new Super Modified category based upon the use of current year motorcycles. Additional information is available through the NMRA Tech Line after 6 p.m. at 5021384-4741. Jim Felt. formar tuner for Yamaha's Broc Glover, h8a resigned from thet position and. according to Glover, will be tuning for Johnny O'Mara, who will be riding for Honda next year. Dr. Gonzo phoned Papa with a bulletin on the Nov. 2 Jackrabbits M.e. 88mile hare scrambles. held near Nelson, NV. Anthony Pasqualouo topped the field on his Maico ahead of first 125cc rider JOlly Maeder (Yam) and first 250cc rider Glen Wischmeyer (Hus). Here's a chance to help out two great causes: The Desert Retls M.C., working with the USMC and the city of Adelanto, will present a Toys for Tots GP on Dec. 6-7 at Sunrise Valley Cycle Park. In addition to the Toys for Tots benefit. there also will be drawlOfPJ to help out Rescue 3, Closing d~ on the entries Is Nov. 20; pre-emry Is $18, post-entry $25. Spectat0r8 may enter with a new toy and $1 or just $4. More Info: AI Beckstaed ih 7141246-8619. Saddleback Park is hard at work de· signing a new motocross track to complement the International course. Helping with the design is three-time National Champ Tony DiStefano. The ~ track is scheduled to be unveiled at the big event planned for early December. Saddleback Saturday. Motocross will have a $1200 Pro purse on November 8. The Pro motos will be 40 minutes long, and the track will incorporate most of the features used for the Nationals. •

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