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Cycle News 1986 01 29

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Chuck Springsteen ( H o n ), 60 po ints to 57. Ingram finished the fiv e-rac e series tied in po ints w ith Sp ringsteen, but w as pl ace d third due t o fewer rac e f inishes w hen com peting ag ainst Springsteen . - The final rou nd of the 1986 Indoo r Pro Ice Race Se ries, he ld at Battle Creek, Michigan 's Kellogg Ce nter on Friday nig ht, January 17, was won by Ed Morris (Hon ) with Dave Kn app (Hon ) second and Da n Ingrams (Hon) t hi rd. Garth Brow (H o n ] finished last in Friday night's f inal but still had enough points t o take the overa ll series crown over The founh a nd fin al ro u nd o f th e Flor ida Winter AMA MX Ser ies took place a t G a in esvi lle 's G a to rback ;\IX Park on Sunda y, J anua ry 18. Guy Cooper (H on ) swept both mot os o f th e I25cc P ro class to clinch the series title in that division. Billy Lil es (Kaw) was th e overall winner o f th e 250cc P ro class with a 2-1 rnot o score. Liles also was cro wned series cha m p in th e 250cc P ro class. Ma rk Mu rp h y (Ya m ) topped the 500cc P ro cla ss with a 3- 1 ta lly, but it wa s Dut ch ma n Kees van de r Ven (KT l\I) who wo n the series ti tle in that division . Complete coverage nex t week . Tragedy struck the Paris-Dakar Rally on January 15 when event organizer Th ierry Sabine and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in the West African country of Mali. The 22-day race was scheduled to enter it s longest stage, a 684-mile section from Gourma-Rahous to Bamaka, the day Sabine and the others were killed. The race , scheduled t o end on January 22, was stopped f o r two days d ue to the t ragedy . Look for an intern a ti onal cha llen ge to the dom in a tion o f Daytona 's Ba ttle of T he T wins race by H arl eyDavid son 's Lucifer's H ammer in the form of Cagiva-powered Bimot a s and the first ap pea ra nce in North Arru-rica of the 820cc Nort on Co sworth Cha lle nge, whose engin e was developed fro m half of Cos worth's Formu la O ne four-cyli nder, fou r-valvespe r-cyl in der car engi ne of the mid '70s. Entry f o rm l and rules are now available for the Daytona historic motorcycle race by calling the AMA at 614 /891 -2425 . T he Ca lifo rnia Racing C lu b (C Re) is finis h ing co nstruct io n o f a n a llnew mo tocro ss track a t Glen Hel en Raceway (formerly Arr oyo Cyc le Park ) in San Berna rdin o , Californ ia. T he firs t race at the new track is sched u led for Fe bru arv 16, and 1I10re in fon nation is avail;lble from 2 131.830-75 19. The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) has scheduled it s th ird in a ser ies of All -Terrain Ve hi cl e chief in st ructor co urses for Feb ru ary 23 - March 2 at t he Bre vard County Off-Road Park nea r Coca, Florida. The eight-day course w ill train 25 new SVIA Chief Instructors, who w ill then be able to certify SVIA instructors. For more inf o rm at io n on the course ca ll Carl Setser at 305 /724-4561 . Donnie H ans en 's Motocr oss Academ y will be co nd uc ting cla sses in northern California on Frida ys pri or to th e CMC/Golden State Mot ocro ss Series. The first will be a t Marysville on J a n uary 3 1, followed by Hollister on February 14 a n d Huron o n Februar y 21; for more information call 512/ 6745480. The California Racing Club (CRC) will hold its annual Club Challenge at the February 9 Candy Ass FamIly Enduro near Barstow, California. All groups are eligible to enter 2 a 15-man team with the best 10 scores being counted forthe championship t itle and a five-foot trophy, Fo r more inf o rm atio n ca ll 714 / 689-6114. Keith Code of th e Ca li fornia Superbike School will hol d another lecture series for roa d racers starti ng o n Febru ary 17. T he ser ies of four, 2- 1/ 2hou r classes held in H o llywood , Ca liforn ia are gea red for ser io us racers; for more informa tio n ca ll 2 13/484 9323. Debra Ellenbecker of Bedford, Texai, won a 1986 N issan 4x4 truck in a free drawing at the Great Ame rican Motorcycle and ATV Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The same model truck will also be given away at the February 7-9 show in San Francisco, California. For more information call 714/675-0132. Veteran Brit ish roa d racer Mike G rant h as retired a fter 19 years. Th e seventime winn er o f th e Isle o f Man 1T wi ll tak e up a job as pr oduct devel opment manager with Heron Suzuki in Engl and. A Klotz Special Formula Products crew will be at the Daytona International Speedway and conventio n center for the entire motorcycle speedweek in March to provid e tech nical ass istance. Klotz prod ucts w ill also be ava ilable at a rac er's discount; for more information ca ll 800 /242-0489. T he n ew Ta lladega Gran Prix Raceway in T all ad ega , Alabama will h ost th e first \VERA road ra cing event o f 1986, on Februarv 8-9. It will be the first mor orcvcle road ra ce held a t th e facil it y a n d 'a lso marks the ope n in g ro u nd o f th e 1986 Suzuki, Honda , Yoshimura and Yamaha co nt in gency programs. Roebling Ro ad Raceway in Faulkville, Georgia, (near Savan nah ) will hold a WERA National Sprint race o n Februar y 15-16. For more in forma tio n call th e WERA a t 803/784-3105. Husqvarna. Axo Sport America and Acerbis have joined forces to supply the Husky team riders with

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