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Cycle News 1986 01 22

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250cc class. Consistency pa id off f or Larson, who went 3-2 for .t he ov erall , beating Greg Zitterkopf 's (Hon) 5 - 1 ta lly. Comple te coverag e next week. Australian Jeff Leisk (Hon), Erik Kehoe (Suz) and Phil Larson [Yam] swept the 125, 250 and 500cc Pro classes during round two of the CMC Golden State Nationals at Sand Hill Ranch in Brentwood, California, January 12. Leisk went 2 -1 , edging Kehoe's 1-3 tally in the 125s, while Kehoe went 1-4 to nip Ron Lechien 's 3-2 score in the Round three act ion in th e Flo rida Winter AMA ;\IX Seri es at Brooksville on Sunda y. Jan uar y 12. sa w New En g land 's J o J o Kell er (Ya m) turn in a 2-1 moto tall y which broke the win streak of Du tch ma n Kees van der Ven (KT M) in the 500cc Pro class . Van der Ven too k runner-up honors with a 1-3 day . A 2- 1 performance by Bob Ha n na h (Suz) ea rned h im the 250cc Pro class overall wi n over Kenny Keylon (Ya m). who finis hed 1-5: Ca nadian Ross Pederson (Yam) logged 2-1 moto finishes to tak e the 125cc P ro class overa ll victory. Rod ney Barr (Kaw) was seco nd o vera ll with a 1-5 score. Chuck Springsteen and Garth Brow split main event wins in the second and third rounds of the AMA Professlonal lndoor Ice Racing Series in Danville and Peoria. Illinois, on January 10-11 . Springsteen (Hon) took the Danville win over Dave Knapp (Hon) and Mike Rhoads (Hon) while the top poi nt scorers going into Danville, Brow and Ed Morris, both crashed in the main. Brow bounced back in Peo ria to w in the main followed by Springsteen and Morris; Brow st ill holds the po int lead over Rhoads. Yosh imura Research and Development of America is posting a 1986 National contingency program for AFM , WERA, MRA, OMRRA and AAMRR club races . Use of a Yosh imura exhaust in the modified 750cc class will qualify the rider for a $250 contingency fund. The top three using a Yosh imura pipe will be paid $125 for first, $75 for second place, and $50 for third . In addition, a Yoshimura Challenge Cup Race will be held at the WERA National finals at Road Atlanta in Georgia, on November 7 -9 and will feature a $5000 purse. For more information call 714/628-4722. Kevin Sch wan tzescaped serio us injury wh en he cras hed an RG 250 G amma stree t bik e a t La guna Sec t Raceway January 13 durin g a n advert isin g photo shoot for Suzu ki Moto r Co . o f J ap a n . Schwantz crashed enteri ng turn four o n the track when h is foo t slipped off a foo tpeg a t th e en d o f th e two-day phot o sess ion . The photos a re to be used in domest ic J ap an ese advertiseme nts. The Col orad o Mot or cycle Dea lers Associat io n will hold its a n n ua l meetin g a nd banquet o n Februar y 2 a t th e She ra to n Den ver Tech Center H o tel in Denver . Co lorado . Ed Youngbl ood. th e p reside nt of th e AMA. will spea k a t th e meeting; for m ore information ca ll th e CMDA a t 303/ 722- 1327. The Ventura County Motorcycle Club will host a raffle to benefit injured motocrosser Danny Chandler on February 2 at Red Mounta in , California. Thousand Oaks Yamaha /Kawasaki has donated a new 1984 Yamaha YZ490 to be raffled off; for more information call Mark Cook at 805 /583-1211 . As o f Ja nuary 8. H onda -m o u nt ed C yril Neve u wa s lea d i n g Hu bert Auriol (Cag) in the Paris-Dakar .Ra lly. BMW's Edd y Hau wa s in eig h th p lace whil e defendin g cha m pion Gaston Rah ier was runn in g 10th aft er a n ear ly cras h. Moto Morini has int roduced it s 1986 501 Excalibur streetbike. The 507cc, V -twin, four-stroke features a six-speed gearbox and all a luminum , bolt-together wheels . The bike is available through the exclusive U.S. distributor of Moto Morini, the Herdan Corporation of Port Clinton, Pennsylvania; for more inf orm at ion call 215/562-3155. T he openi ng ro u nd of th e 1986 Gol den Stat e Mot ocross Ser ies held on J anuary 4-5 a t Quail Can yon in G orman . Ca liforn ia. was video taped by Pro fession al Broadcastin g Sup p lies. In c.• for not o n ly WTBS's Mo to rweek Ill ustra ted and USA's Mot oWo rld . but a lso for a o ne-hou r ho me video. T he video is availa ble from PBS a t 71 4/ 261-7597. o A&A Racing Service of Redwood City, California. will represent the Carlisle Tire and Rubber Company at the major Camel Pro and Regional Championship dirt track events in 1986. A&A personnel will sell , mount and offer technical iilform at ion on Carlisle's RA-X and Universal rac ing tires. More i nf ormation is available from 800 /5517755 or 415 /368-6259. The Steven Frank Agency of Wood la nd Hills. Ca li fornia has health insurance ava ila ble fo r a ma teu r a nd professiona l rac ers. Fo r more informa tion ca ll Steve Go rden a t 8 181i6 13361. Negotiations are continuing between Mike Baldwin and Yoshimura R&D of America and Baldwin has agreed in principle to ride a Yoshimura Suzuki in the upcoming Daytona 200 on March 9. Although no contracts have been signed, the one -race deal could be Baldwin 's only U.S . race in 1986; Baldwin is set to ride in Kenny Roberts' Lucky Strike 500cc Grand Prix team in 1986.

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