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Cycle News 1984 09 12

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Bruce S.... Rusty Sh.rp .nd Tom M.rqu.rdt won the August 26-28 Aspen Six Hour .t·s Woody Creek R.cew.y. riding Woody Witte's YZ495 V.maha. Roberto Pietri and Ricky Orl.ndo finished second on a Hand. VF500F. two laps behind. , twPAP4JWf4lLfY 0') Randy Mamola (Hon) won the final round of the '84 World Championship Road Race Series, the San Marino GP which ran in Mugello, Italy, on September 2. Second went to Raymond Roche (Hon), who was followed home by Ron Haslam (Hon) and new World Champion Eddie Lawson (Yam). The final point standings show Lawson the champ with 142 points, Mamola second with III, Roche third at 99, injured Freddie Spencer fourth with 87, and Haslam fifth with 77. Manfred Herweh (Re.) won the 260CC GP at Mugello. while Clirto. Lavado (Yam) was second. Chri.tian Sarron is the division'. .nd he finished the season with 109 points. Herweh w.. second in the fin.1 point standing. with 100. while l8vado finished third with 97 points. The 12See GP went to M.urizzio Vitali (MBA)••nd Gerh.rd W.ibel(Re.) w •• the winner of the 80CC GP. The four-hour endurance race scheduled to run in conjunction with the September 15-16 Pro-Am at Willow Springs Raceway will be post-entry only at $100 per team; up to four riders and an alternate are allowed in the event, which will run from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. There will also be a Lockhart 600cc Superstreet race run on September 16, between segments of the two-part Superbike race. For more information call 714/682-9649. Anybody who can't .nother minute to find out the I.test with the H.rley-D.vidson-sponsored l8nd Speed Record Attempt by Dennis M.nning·. stre.mliner. "Ten.cious." c.1I c.1I 414/ 388-6259 for • recorded hodine message. Sam Wills (Kaw) topped Brian Johnson (Kaw) in the September 11 NMRA Top Fuel final during the National Hot Rod Association V.S. Nationals at Clermont. Indiana's Indianapolis Raceway Park. Wills turned in a 7.28 second, 192.10 mph run to edge Johnson's 7.115/192.110 pass. The Funny Bike final saw George Bryce (Suz) post a 7.61/178.92 final run to beat Terry Kizer's (Kaw) 7.611/178.21. Elmer Treu sustained a broken bone in his left hand plus a badly tweaked left ankle and knee in addition to ruts and bruises in a crash during the opening round of Top Fuel qualifying. Treu's Kawasaki-based Top Fueler was heavily damaged. Scott Head. riding • Montesa for Cosmopolitan Motors. clinched the AMA/NATC N.tion.1 Ch.mpionship by winning the last three events of the eight-event ..ries. All three were held in the P.cific Northwest over the l8bor D.y weekend. . The wages of stardom: According to a press release sent out by ProSports Consultants, Inc., 1984 AMAiBeIRay Grand National Motocross Champion David Bailey, 22, has earned $5QO,QOO sq far this year. Battle of The Twins racer Devin Battley has been awarded 2500 from BMW of North America for being the highest-placed BMW pilot in midseason BoD points standings. Burt Stuckert received $2000 for being the second-highest-placed BMW rider, Phillip Friday got $1500 for third, and Richard Weber and Wayne Reiss each received $750 for being tied for fourth BMW rider in the points. The balance of BMW North America's $22,500 points fund will be paid out to the top five BMW riders in the final points standings at season's end. Reversing. policy .et three ago. SCORE Intem.tion.1 President S.I Fish .nnounced th.t entries for the motorcycle cl..... of the September 1 5-18 Off-Ro.d World Championship. will be open to .11 motorcyclists. The .nnouncement end. the requirement th.t riders have to have ridden in .t leeat two SCORE de..rt events to enter the .nnu.1 .hort-cour.e event. "We're hoping to enh.nce the entry list••nd ••• result. the to the riders." said Fish. Entr.nts in the five SCORE motorcycle cl..... - 126. 26OCc. Open. Over 30 .nd Over 38 - will compete in the two motos on Sund.y. September 18. For more inform.tion. call SCORE .t 818/8899216. Denmark's Erik Gundersen scored 14 of a possible 15 points to win the World Individual Speedway ChampionshipSeptember I at Gothenberg, Sweden. Of the three Americans competing in the event, Lance King turned in the best performance by posting a 13-point score to tie with Denmark's Hans Nielsen for second highest score. However, King lost a run-off to Nielsen and so was thjrd on the victory rostrum. V.S. National Speedway Champion Kelly Moran was fourth with II points, while defending World Track Speedway Champion Shawn Moran tied for seventh with seven points. As the southern C.lifomi. speedw.y season begin. to wind down. Venture Raceway will host two more events. September 11 will be the Track Ch.mpionship.t the "Commotion by the Ocean." with the regular cast of characters plus Lance King .nd Robert Pfetzing. September 18 will'be the U.S. Best Pairs Championship. featuring the following team.: King/ Pfetzing. Bobby Schwartz/Brad Oxley. Dubb F.......I/John Sandona••nd Mike MOflIn. Teams representing northern Clilifomi.. Coloredo .nd the e.stem U.S. will .Iso compete. Hot rumors: The information underground says that Kawasaki will introduce a water-cooled, four-cylinder 600cc sports bike for 1985, sort of a mini-Ninja, styled like a KR500 road racer. Other models expected include a GPz750R anda GPzlOOOR, the 1000 with endurance-racer styling. In nonAmerican markets a KR!l50 two-stroke twin is expected; the U.S. will get a 700cc water c~ed V-twin crujser. , BMW .irlifted. betch of K100 models to the U.S. to minimize the effects of. recently-ended metal-worker's strike in West Germ.ny. The fim K100. should be in dealership. this month. Bill B.dsey sits .stride hi. Fun M.chine•• th.....wh....r for the street powered by • Y.mah. Vi.ion 660 engine. The Fun M.chine sell. for 16996 .nd u... Vision electric••nd wiring. g.uges. sign.I•• control•• exhaust .nd final drive. Tho.. parts - .nd the enginas - .re being pulled out of complete Viaions formerly I.ngui.hlng in Y.m.h. warehou...; the and wheel. are being sold off to de.lers •••pare p.rts. B.d..y.lso••n enclosed three·wheeler known •• the B.dsey Bullet. powered by Y.m.h. Venture 1200 anginas. The South African Tourist Corpo- ration tells u. that on- and off-road motorcycle tours .re av....bIe in that country. The tours run from five to 21 days. and come complete with rental BMW.. guides. ~. chanic with aluggage-carrying '1M. overnight stopa and escort services. Detail. on the tours .re .vai..bIe from Bike Adventours. P.O. Box 8293. Bin:hleigh. South Africa. 1821. tornia. Huffman hopes to take the show nationwide soon. Dick Mann's "first annual" Vintage Dirt Bike Rally is slated (or October 14 at Sand Hill Ranch near Brentwood, California. There will be malOcross, trials, flat !rack and hillclimb competition for specific years and types of motorcycles, as well as shows and a swap meet. Before dusting off the Matchless, Ariel or Gold Star, call Mann (415/2114-6556) or Britalia Motors (408/295-4!l41) for the specific details. AMA District 117 is planning to make the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day for motorcyclists of all persuasions. In ..addition to the classic Barstow-to-Vegas hare and hound, no less than three poker runs are to be offered: one (or road riders, ano.ther for dual-purpose bikes, and another for pit crews and the general public. Race entries are $60 mail (maximum of 1200 riders) and can be had by sending a check payable to D-1I7 B to V and three legal·size SASE to B to V '84,1017 16th St., Apt. A, Santa Monica, CA 904011. Road rider and dualpurpose poker run entries are $15, and the pit crew event is'a $5 fee. Entries go to the same address. For more information, contact Ed Waldheim at 2111/256-4944. Contributions to D-1I7's Legal Defense Fund are also welcomed. Remember to mark November 24 on your calendar. l8rry Huffm.n·. Motorcycle World radio show i. now broadcast on both KEZV 1190 AM in Anaheim and KWDJ 92.7 FM in the Riverside .nd Sen Bernardino .reas of C.Ii- Terry Cunningham (Hu.) lost 37 point. en route to the overeD win at the September 2 low. Ratti. snake N.tional Championship Enduro In Winterset. Iowa. John Martin (C-A),edged Fritz Kadlec~~t. g...

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