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Cycle News 1983 09 07

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Th. eddren of the MW office i. 3161 Airwey Ave.• Bldg. P·1. eo.. te M.... CA 92626••nd the MW phone number is 714/241-9261 . Joe Rich will be leaving Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company to engage in a new line of work. Beginning September6, Rich will become the supervisor on the Nissan truck account at the William Esty Advertising Agency in Los Angeles. ClC") 00 0") AMA holds firm on' SMC sanction denial TUCKER. GA. AUG. 29 Th. American Motorcydiat A.lOCietion (AMA) refueed to iuue ..nction. tor Supercroa evente to be promoted by Mib Goodwin'. .Motorsportl Corporation (SMC). et the AMA promoter meeting_In Columbu•• Ohio. on August 26. An inlide eource told CJde lie•• thet .hhough SMC·. requem for ..nction. were denied. no romoter .pplied tor . . .nction in whet he. been tredition.11y • SMC event ...... or in .nother ..... on the dete. J_nne SI........ recently nemed prelident of SMC. . .nt u•• 1etter dated August. 22. ateting thet they intend to produc• • full schedule of eventlln 1984. . In .nother lett.r from SMC. they outlined their position .nd feelIng••bout the AMA unction d.niel. SMC bel"18V8. th.t the ection w •• brought on in pert by the f.ct th.t they obteined • CMC ..nction for the Nov.mber 6 S.n Diego Supercron••nd their S.cremento ev.nt o.n October 1 . Other feetor. which m.y heve ceueed the .ction. .ccordlng to SMC. stem from the .g....m.nt they hed with the AMA which ceueed them to drop pl.n. for.n Am.teur ev.nt on the ..m. weekend •• th.W.ahington. D.C.• Supercrouon M.y 14. SMC ..y. they were to collect 811.000 in compen..tion from the AMA to recoup 10.... from not holding the event. end to date SMC h.....n o.nly 81.760 of the totel. SMC Aye the AMA refu. .d to dlacu•• the litU.tlon••o SMC stopped peym.nt of.n 88.466 ..nctlon f_ check tor the Ro.. Bowl Supercro... AMA director of profeuionel co~petitionW.yne Moulton gev. u. .n overview of the IituMIon. ''There wu no lingle feetor which prom~ u. to sever buaineu tiea with SMC." Moulton ..Id. "W. heven tiled. good wortdng reIetioMhlp with SMC tor the lest MYerel yun. our dechlon not to giw them the .netIona wu not clone In ....... It. . . just. cumuletiv. thlng••nd wu not brought on by SMC stopping peyment of the Rou Bowl unction he check. The . . vice ............. end . . expect thet . . will eventualy get compenudon for It. I think SMC will continue to plomote events. end . . wish them ....... In rev-d to theellegecl prom_ of the AMA to relmburee SMC the IUIII of 811.000 tor not running the D.C. Ameteur Supeecroaa, Moulton Ald. "AbeoIuteIy not true. We nevermedeenycommltnlMt to Goodwin. end It wujust.nother of the ,......which broughton our decllion IIgIIinat SMC. We cIon't owe them enythJng••nd en moniel . . lied on .ccount with them were returned when the decIlion wu mede.·· .ncr 2 We have received reports out of Europe that Suzuki has dropped all of its factory-backed racing efforts as of last week. As a result. World 125cc MX Champ Eric Geboers and 1982 500cc title contender Andre Vromans have signed with Honda, to contest the 500cc GPs in 1984. Current 250cc World Champ Georges Jobe finds himself~ithoutaride. No reports on what Will happen to the Suzukibacked road racing contingent that includes American Randy Mamola, oth~r than that Ma!Jlola is expected to Tide Imola on hiS factory equipment, and TUmors from earlier in the year that Yamaha was interested in gaining his services, especially if Kenny Roberts goes through with his planned retirement. CJde "... he••Iao received rumor. th.t Suzuki wlthdr.wel from rec:ing would extend to the United Stetea e. well. but Suzuki epokem1en Rob Sendera could only Ny. "W. heve received no offIciel word from the feetory.•• And in still other news from Europe, former World Motocross Champion Graham Noyce has signed with CagIva. along with 125cc title hopeful Corrado Maddi. Yamaha will gowilh a 500cc MXG P effort ofcurrent champ Hakan Carlqvist and American Danny LaPorte. Andre Malherbe, who has been with Honda since 1979 is currently without a contract. ' Th. Motorcycle Industry Council he. moved hi CeIifomiII office. Netiol1ll1 Motorcycle Recing A.aocietion FI8Id Director Jim HerrI. he. propoeed aom. int.resting ideeltorthe 1984 •••• lIft. 8ecIIuae there ere only • hendful of eventl in the weetem U.S.••nd most of the NMRA entrentl .re bIleed in the .at, H.rr1. i. propo"ng regIonel aeries tor both region•• with one big n.donel event .t the end of the yur. probllbly .t Atco. New J.rsey. Another propoeed cheng. i. to l'ltI1III'ne the Super Modified c.... to either Junior Pro Stock or 760cc Pro Stock. "anyone wente to comment on theu propo.I•• they cen contect Herrl. cere of the NMRA. Jamestown Route. CoIumbie. KV 42728. There were several records set at the NMRA's Last Western Nationals in southern California on August 20-21. Kawasaki rider Frank Giordano lowered the Super Modified elapsed time mark to 10.010 seconds. while Harley pilot Jim McClure upped the Pro Comp top speed mark to 158.45 mph. Four other records were set in the sportsman categories. A quick reminder that the CJde lie.. offices will be doled on Lebor Dey. September 6. Since th.t fell. on • Mondey. we Will be going tet preu with th.t week'. inue a dey I.t. then normIIl. So don't .hoot the meilmen if your peper'. • dey . . .; thl. time it won't be hi. feult. In our coverage of the Sears Point Superbike race last week, we erron· iously reported the names of Wayne Rainey's mechanics. It should have read Steve Johnson and Mark Johnson who received ~laudits from Sears Point winner Ramey. Sorry for the error Steve artd Mark. Whl". .·re on the subject of boo~. the S.ptemberIi IRC receet Celitomie·. Saddlebeck hrk _ Iiated in our Cal.nder uctIon at e CRCevent. :~~toIca ettheCol......d81 Club will be putting on thet ewnt. The English press has reported Wt Maico is back in business. According to Trisls 4nd MotOCFOSS News. Wilhelm and Peter Maisch of the founding Maisch family have re

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