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Cycle News 1983 09 21

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0<") 00 O"l Americans romp in Trophee des Nations MX POVAZSKA BVSTRICA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA; SEPT. 11 Led by Vamaha's Broc Glover, the AmeriCiln teem won the Trophee des Nations for the third yur in a row. Glover won the event's opening moto and finished third in the second moto to leed the teem to victory over Belgium, 18-62. Suzuki's Mark hmett finished third in the opening moto behind Glover and Belgium's Georges Jobe (Suz). Honda's David Bailey and's Jeff Ward scored points for the AmeriCiln tum with seventh- and elghth~-I-C11 finishes reapectiveIy. .., Belgiums Eric Geboers won the second moto but Ward Glover Barnett and Bailey finished 2-3-4-6 to secure the team's ~ctOry i~ the World Championship teem event. West Germany finished third with 71 points. Husqvarna's Mike Melton clinched the AMA National championship Enduro Series title with an overall win in the September II Black Coal National in Lynnville. Indiana. John Manin (C-A) placed second, four points orr Melton's winning score of 20. Defending champion Terry Cunningham (Hus) took third with 27 points lost. Two rounds remain. and team member Kenny Tolbert were rushing back to the pit area on a minibike to set up a rear-tire change on Graham's bike when Rob Crabbe, who was jogging back to the pita, ran into the front wheel of tha bike and everyone fell down. Tolbert and Crabbe were bruised and shaken while Peel was unconscious for a short time. Freddie Spencer (Hon), crowned the 500cc road racing World Champion on September 4, flew to Japan the day after the event to participate in that country's September 11 Japane.. GP at Suzuka. Spencer easily took the victory in the non-championship event. Afler a long three-day weekend of racing at the 16th annual Mammoth Mountain Motocross. it was the factory stars bagging the Pro wins. Honda's Dannv "Magoo" Chandler CODped the win in the Open ranks while Yamaha's Ron Lechien, who led for most of the race, captured second. John Whelchel took third followed by Tim Locey. At the end of the second day it was Honda's Johnny O'Mara taking the 125« laurels with Lechien again second, this time over Brian Myerscough. Lechien finally climbed to the top rung of the ladder on the third day when he took the 250cc win over O'Mara. Jere Hicks was third in that one. Complete coverage next week. Gary Scott, with a broken bone in his right forearm suffered in his crash during the September II Syracuse Mile National, may be out of action for the rest of the season. "I'm having a bone specialist look at my arm and we'll know more after that," said former Grand National Champion Scott at presstime. "I got sucked into turn three by the draft when Farris passed me on the inside and then Boody, almost immediately, went past on the outside and quickly cut down on the groove. 1 was going too fast and couldn't get slowed down before going off the groove. 1 hit the hayblaes pretty hard and I'm really glad they were there. I'm bruised and sore from my hip to my shoulder along thge right side, plus I have a bruised kidney." 2 Tex Peel, tuner/sponsor for defending Camel Pro Series Champion Ricky Graham, sustained a concussion and an injured shoulder in a pit accident right after Gary Scott's cras" '1 Syracuse. Peel Ken Clark, the he8d of Vameha's racing ~rtment, conflrmed the rumorth8t there will be no Vamaha works during the 1984. .aon.lnateed, 811 the Vamaha factory riders will compete on slightly modified production bikes. For 1984, rumor has it that Suzuki will introduce a completely revamped RMI25 motocrosser. The RM250 is expected to be about 90% changed. but in contrast. the RM500 should bear only slight changes. Former 600cc World Motqcrou Champ Graham Noyce, who w .. reported to be telking with Cagive St~e ~ker, AmeriCII's first world Roed Racing Champion, made a recent exhibition appuranCilat Hanneglln Speedway in Bellingham, Washinton. Baker, who has been retired from competition for five yurs, rode several laps on the TZ760 flat tracker built by former Vameha Motor Canada tuner bob Work. We believe it is the only existing TZ760 dirt tracker. Pho·" by Vic Ebl;ltt. "'f eerlier, is now rumored to be talking seriously with KTM about an '84 GPride. Honda's Darrell Shultz made his U.S. debut at the Mammoth Moutain Motocross after being laid off for a y~ar because of knee injuries. How did Darrell do? Darrell crashed. In his first qualifier Shultz was running second before he. went down. He DNF the qualifier, but came back to win the consolation and transfer to the final Shultz was running well in the final before the crash syndrome hit again and he' recorded another DNF. IN MEMORIAM: Bob Rust8n, 70, the founder of Rust8n Vamaha, died as a result of a pulmonary anurlsm on September 8, Rusten, who was active in the motorcycle industry from 1962-80, inurvived by his wife Nan, sons Robert and Robin, daugher Rae and three grandchildren. Notes of condolence CIIn be sent to the family in care of Rustan Vamaha, 8112 BoI.., Midway City, CA 92866. Godspeed, Bob ... September 17-18 will be a busy weekend for motorspons enthusiasts in California. In the southern half of the state there's the Budweiser Kerker 100 Superbike Pro-Am at WilJow Springs in Rosamond. Along with ; '" ~... t .. n all the racing action, there will be a raffle for prizes, with the p~ going to the Pro Rider Benefit F~Jld. The first 300 riders with Kerker pipes on their bikes will receive Kerker }"'shirts. And the final event - acttl

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