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Cycle News 1985 06 19

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lavian 125cc MX GP via a 2 -1 tally. Jacky Martens (KTM) won the opening moto over Madd ii and Davey Strijbos (Hon ), while the w in in moto two fe ll to Madd ii over Strijbos and Pekka Vehkonen (C a g). Strijbos leads the series point standings over Maddii. 168 to 149, while Vehkonen holds third at 114. . Ch ampagn e Travel is offering pac kage to urs to th e ISDE in Spa in. Tou r I incl udes round-trip air fare from New York to Barcelona. hotel acco mmodations. a sig h tseeing tour, break fast a nd dinners. rent al car, a nd a co mme mo ra tive ISDE jacket; cost is $1375. T our 2 is a basi c package, with ro u nd-trip air fare from New York to Barcelona. accommodati on s a t th e ISDE site. breakfast and dinners. car rental, and an ISDE jacket; cost is $1245 per person. Deposit s are being taken now . For information . write 1305 North R i d g e Ro ad West . Amherst. OH 44001, 216/282 -7075. Miles Baldwin (a bo ve) and Dan Chivington (below) fin ished second and th ird in the Camel Pro Series Formula One National Road Race at Elkhart Lake on Sunday. See story on page 6 . Team Tamm, according to MX team member Mike Beier has gone by the wayside. "Bob and Julie Tamm have closed their accessory business and I haven't been paid in a few months, " Be ie r said . " Actu ally, there is no more Team Tamm, but I still have one of their trucks as well as bikes and parts." Beier was the only Team Ta mm member at the Atlanta Natio nal; Alan King is recuperating from a broken wrist, wh ile Andy Stacy a lso stayed home. Wa yn e Gardn er (Ho n) wo n a 200kilom eter interna tio na l road race a t J apan 's Su zuk a Circui t J un e 9, with Yoshimura Racin g 's S. Kita second. Yosh imura 's Kevin Sch wantz qualified sixth fastest on a GSXR 750 Suzu ki and ran in a gr oup o f th e top fou r rid ers for five laps befo re enco u nter- ing tire troubl e and slo wing after a lmos t slid ing o ff th e track; another rid er tapped h is front wh eel on a sevent h lap a nd Sch wan tz cras hed. unhurt. Schwaritz finished seco nd o n a Suzuki GSX 400R in the Formula Three 100-kil om eter race for 400s, start ing 12th on slic ks - it started to rain o n the warm- up la p . H onda 's T . Yamamoto won the 400cc race. Pace Management's November 2 Supercross at Oakland I Alameda Stadium in Oakland, California will be the f ifth and final round of the FIM Rodil Trophy International Stadium Cross Series. The event was picked by the AM A, wh ich is the FIM 's affiliate in the U.S . There are no photographs of the Elkhart Lake National Road Race in this is s ue because the film was misrouted /misplaced /lost somewhere between Milwaukee and Los Angeles by Frontier Airlines on Sunday night. Defending Wor ld Ch ampion Andre Malh erbe (Hon) won both rnoro s a t th e June 9 Spanish 500cc MX GP. with Georges Jobe (Kaw) foll owing in second both times. Erik Geboers (Ho n ) topped DaveT horpe (Hon) for third in the openi ng moto, whi le Thorpe edged Ku rt Nicoll (KTM) for third in moto two. T horpe holds the series point lead over Malherbe, 180 to 179, with Geboers third a t 165. American Danny Ch andler was still recuperating from a jaw injury sustained at th e Itali an round a nd didn 't compe te. Corrado Maddii (Cag) was the top 2 '.' point scorer at the June 9 Y",gos-. Defending Formula One World Ch ampi on J oey Dunlop (Hon) won th e Isle o f Man Formula One roa d race o n Saturday. June I. Tony Rutter (Suz) was seco nd and Steve Parrish (Yam) fin ished third. The lo ca ti o n of the June 30 AMA National Championship Hare Scrambles round has been changed to Wapwallopen, P-ennsylvania , from St. Johns. Call 717/474-5636 for more info. After Jeff Hi cks a nd Jim Holley finished third and eigh th , respectively in th e Saturday evening, June I. Montreal Supercross , the pair im mediately .boarded a private pl ane which flew them to Newark , New J ersey. From there. th ey took a commercia l airliner and arrived in Atlanta at 8:15 a.m . Sunday and head ed for th e Six Flags Nat ional MX - com ing through th e gates just as rhe practice sessions began. Hi cks went o n to finish six th in th e 250cc class . wh ile .Holl ey .was eighth.. . . '. , ' .. The California Police Olympics w ill feature a motocross race in Southern California on June 27. The race will feature 1 2 5 cc , 250cc, Open, Four-stroke and ATV classes. Riders will be c lassified by age. For more inf or m a ti o n contact Steve Williams at 513 Pauley, Tehachapi, California 93561 _ According to informed so urces . threetim e World Champion Kenny Roberts is cu rre nt ly in Japan testing for th e upcoming Suzuka Eight Hour En durance race. It is beli eved that Ro be rt s will team with Japan 's Tadahiko T aira in th e Jul y 28 event. TheJune 20-22 Mammoth Mountain Motocross in Mammoth Lakes, California, still has a number of entries open in all classes. Call 619 /934-2571 ext. 3000 for entry forms. The June 15 round o f the Gold Cup '85 MX series sched uled for Seattle l nt er na t ionu l Rarewav has been changed to Washouga l 'C ycle Pa rk; the race will be th e third in th e seri es o f 10 even ts held in 29 da ys. Camel Pro Series Rookie of the Year contender Chris Carr flew home to Stockton. California, after the June 1 Louisville National Ha lf M ile to' take two days of final exams before graduating - in the top 10 percent - from high school on June 5 . Carr le ave s for Hawaii and a o ne-week graduation persent vacation on J une 12 before returning to Camel Pro Series action in the June 21 Santa Fe IT National in Hinsdale. Illinois . Husky race team coo rd inator Dick Burl eson and enduro team member Mik e Melton wer e see n rec entl y wren ching for Danny LaPorte at th e Atlanta National. Melton is recupera ting from h is left a rm / ha nd injury sus tai ned in February. LaPorte's tuner for Team Husky, Mark Dodd, has parted company with the Husqvarna Motorcycle Company. J.R. Kelley, owner o f Dayton. O hiobased KK Motorcycle Supply. recently returned to th e island of Iwo Jima where he was serious ly injured while fighting as a Marine in Wor ld War II. Kell ey travel ed to Iwo Jima as part of the 40th year anniversary o f th e battle, The Virg inia City Motorcycle Marathon-Bikes for Benefit w ill host the eighth annual marathon run on June 19. The run will be across approximately 204 m iles of rugged desert terrain starting in Tonopah and f inishing in Virginia City . Money will be ra ised for the less fortunate people of the Storey .Co u nty, Nevada area. Anyone desiring to pledge a rider or donate to VCMM can do so by writing to VCMM, P .O. Box 454 Virginia City, Nevada 89440. P h il McDonald. form er tuner for Formula One Series Champion Mik e Baldwin and now Honda 's tech liason for their RS250 and 500 road racers. was trying to keep his honeymoon at Elk hart Lake hu sh, hush. McDo na ld married Chris Bauer. Road America Superbike winner Fred Merkel was creamed w ith a whipped cream pie by his tuner, M ike Velasco, at d inner the night of his victory. "Paybacks are hell," said Merkel to Velasco after he cleaned up.· .'.'. .' ' " Ju nior class di rt tracker Ran dy Turbett . 16, di ed May 28 from head inju ries sus tai ned in a May 26 heat race accident during th e Jun ior National • Ch ampionship po rt ion o f the Springfield Mil e Nati on al p rogram a t th e Illino is Sta te Fairg rounds. Turbett. o f East Peoria is survive d by hi s mother a nd father. Barbara a nd Miles, and a brother. Ch ad . A 90-minute video is now available of the 15th Annual Virginia C ity Grand Prix. The Duncan / Wh ite Production tape features racing from Saturday and Sunday, plus riding t ips from Larry Roeseler. For information write: Duncan / White Productions 316 California Ave. # 5 0 5 , Reno. Nevada 89509. Competitors in the upcoming USGP a t Carlsbad Ra cewa y can possibly gain a n ad van tage by racing at the CMC event on June 23. one week prior 10 th e GP. For more informatio n co ntact CMC at 714/26 1-61 16. A patent for a radio which mounts to motorcycles has been applied for by Michael Hogue of Ravenna, Ohio. The invention that Hogue . refers to as the Hoguemount is. in Hogue 's opinion , ' unique and patentable. A new Washington law will go into effect on July 28 and will require new rid ers under 18 to take a motorcycle rider tra in ing co urse befo re the y can be licensed . The Six Pen ce Motorcycle Club, a non-profit public safety ed uca tio n or gani zation. co-sponso rs rid er ' edu cat ion cou rses at T acoma Community College a nd a t the Airdu strial Park in Tumwat er. The co u rses are cer tified by th e Motorcycle Safet y Foundation and supported by th e Department o f Lic ensing through the Washington Motorcycle Safety Program. Tsubaki will offer free Kenny Roberts commemorative posters during the month of July. The 18x 24 full color posters will be given away during the month at participating Tsubaki dealers. John Martin (C-A) was th e overall and 250cc Intent class winner at th e June 8-9 Rose City. Michigan. opening round of th e two-event AMA ISDE Qualifier Seri es. Martin 's score was 1.681 points. while seco nd overa ll a nd th e 500cc Intent class win fell to Kevin Hines (H us) with a scor e of I. 700. Geoff Ballard (C-A). Fritz Kadlec (H us) a nd Drew Smith (Hon) rounded OUt th e top five overall fin ishers. Jim Norris was the 125cclntent winner , while th e Four-stroke Intent class win went to Tom Buckl es (H us). Larry Roeseler (H us) crashed in the final special test and sus ta ined a broken co lla r bo ne, ye t s till took seco nd in th e Four-stroke class. A fund to help road racer Wes Cooley defray mounting medical costs resulting from injuries he sustained in a May 18 crash at California 's Sears Point Raceway during the Superbike fina l has been started by the Professional Motorcycle Road Racers Association (PMRA). Superbike Series Champion Fred Merkel signed autographs at Saturday and Sunday fund raising sessions at Road America and over $1,500 was ra ised. The PMRA, with Merkel. are planning additional fund ra isi ng sessions during the ' June 15-16 road race weekend at Loudon, New Hampshire's Bryar Motorsfl0rt·Park and-the following .

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