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Cycle News 1986 06 04

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18 at Devils Bowl Speedway was rained out. The rally has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 15 in conjunction with an AMA half mile and will feature free beer and hot dogs, a live band, a swap meet, a field ineet and dancing. Husqvarna's Mark Hyde and Tom Pantalone will conduct an off-road riding school at Rivermont Campgrounds in Potosi, Missouri on August 2. The school is being held the day before the August 3 seventh round of the Missouri Hare Scrambles Championship Series. More information is available from Mark Grurnke at 314/522-0579. a B accidents. Raffle tickets are available for $1 each, or six for a $5 donation. 'and are available from the Leslie Foundation, P.O. Box 219, Kernersville, NC 27284 or from SportCycles at 919/7256339. Road racer Mike Harth has left At· lanta, Georgia's RSCand.has resumed racing full·time, with the help of Dave Rhondbaugh. Running an FZ750 Superbike, Harth won the F-1 and Heavyweight Superbike events at an AMAlCCS race in Savannah, Georgia on May 25; on May 26 Harth rode a Suzuki GSXR 750 to victory in an AAMRR GSXR Cup Series event in West Palm Beach, Florida. "Those 18-hour days were just too much," Harth said in announcing his change. "II's good to be racing full time again. " The 500cc Motocross World Championship Grand Prix scheduled for England's HalNkstone Park on July 13 has been rescheduled for July 12. The Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Club (MARRC) is selling raffle tickets to raise money for a two-wa.y radio communications system to be used at AMA/CCS and WERA road races held atSummit Point, West Virginia. First prize in the raffle is a 1986 Yamaha Jog scooter donated by Sun Cyel s Yamaha/Cagiva of Wheaton, Marvland. Tickets are $1.00 and the dra~ing will be held at the Sep· tember 21 AMA/CCS race at Summit Point; winners need not be present. Information is available from MARRC at Box 1894. Falls Church, V A 22041, 703/369-51 12. Arai Helmets is co-sponsoring the June 14-15 Magoo Invitational motocross in Hollister, California, being held to benefit injured motocrosser Danny "Magoo" Chandler. The winners of Sportsmen classes will receive new Arai helmets. Kawasaki Team Green's Amateur SUPPOri vehicles will attend the NMA Ponca City motocross qualifiers at Adelanto, California on June I, Barona Oaks, California on June 8, L.A. County Raceway June 22 and Mammoth Mountain. California June 27· 29; the AMA qualifiers at Wendy Oaks, Iowa June 7-8, Brighton, Michigan on June 21-22 and Byron, Illinois on June 28-29; the Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania Team Green Spring National motocross May 24-26; and the AMA qualifiers at Aquasco, Missouri June 7-8, Binghampton, New York June 21-22 and Delmont, Pennsylvania June 28-29. Sunday, June-8 will see the airing of two motorcycle-related shows on The Nashville Network. Coverage of the CMC Golden State Motocross Nationals is included on the American Sports Cavalcade show; a feature on Team Yamaha'sKeith McCarty and Jon Rosenstiel working behind the scenes with motocrosser Broc Glover headlines the Hidden Heroes show. Check air times in your local TV listings. The organizers of the May lOLa Carrera Road Race in Mexico have announced that La Carrera III will be run on September 25. Plans call for more classes to be added for the fall race. For more info, call Loyal Truesdale at 213/464-5720. Winston-Salem, North Carolina's SP.ortCycles,·ltd., a Yamaha dealership managed by .Steve Davis, has donated a 1985 Yamaha 700 Maxim for a raffle which is being conducted to benefit the Richard Leslie Foundation, a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of aiding individuals who suffered severe head injuries in vehicular Harley-Davidson has registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer on the public market over 1.43 million shares of common stock and $50 million in subordinated notes, according to a statement released May 23 by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin motorcycle manufacturer. Proceeds of the offerings will be used to reduce outstanding debt, to purchase war- . rants, to acquire common stock of the company, and to fund capital expenditures and fulfill other working capital needs. Besides motorcycles, Harley-Davidson also manufactures bomb casings and rocket engines for target drones, for the Defense Department. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., has been selected to handle the issues. According to publisher Peter Nicolaysen, Cycle Guide magazine will convert to nine issues per year. The new schedule will include six regular issues and three special issues published with August/September, October/November and December/Janu· ary dating. The special issues will be editorial targeted, Nicolaysen said, adding "Our goal is to give more motorcycle information to the reader." Nicolaysen also said that Cycle Guide had a new circulation plan "aimed at putting the magazine in the hands of enthusiasts, not just bodies;" Nicolaysen said efforts to boost the maga· zine's circulation would be tied in wi th Camel Pro Series events, GreatAmerican rtlOtorcycleshows and sunbelt state newstand distribution during winter months. "People are having to recognize the seasonality of this business and adjust to it," Nicolaysen said. "We're not doing this out of a position of weakness. We're doing this out of a position of strength. We tested it for two years with our November/December issue and newstand sales were spectacular. Instead of weak issue during those months, we'll have very strong issues both from an editorial standpoint and from a size standpoint. We'll be like concentrated orange juice." Team Yamaha will not attend the May 31/June 1 Camel Pro Road Racing Series event at Brainerd, Minnesota. According to Yamaha Racing Manager Ken Clark, the company found that the latest batch of FZ750 race kit connecting rods has mis-aligned wrist pin holes, which can cause rod failure. In a pressday phone interview, Clark said Jimmy Filice's heatrace crash at Sears Point, which kept Filice out of the final, was caused by a broken rod; the company has sent telegrams to all riders witt) kits containing the bad rods and the factory is working on replacement rods. Yamaha's John Kocinski, who crashed (not due to I Surf's upl When he's not tearing up MX tracks, 1986 Supercross champ Ricky Johnson (right) can be spotted ripping up the faces of gnarly California beach breaks. Recently, Rick was joined by friends Scott Cox (left), president of After Hours Design, and Gabriele Mazzarolo (center), vice president of Acerbis Plastics, for an early morning "board" meeting at the Ocean Beach jetty, a popular surfing hot spot in San Diego, California. This 1921 Rudge Multi-Motorcycle will come up for auction shortly in London, England. The bike is dated January 1921, but with registration of motorcycles only becoming compulsory in 1921, the bike may have been built earlier; estimated price for the Rudge is $3900. a rod failure) out of the Sears Point final, will sit out the Brainerd race, awaiting the arrival of new rods. The Cross Island M.C. will host a Long Island, New York scenic road run on September 28 with carnival fun at each check point. Registration will be held between 10:00 a..m. 'and noon at the club house, 548 Peninsula Blvd., Hempstead, NY; more information is available £rom 516/ 538-0340 or 516/354-4570. . Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, will host the Suzuki-sponJared New Jersey State MX Championshipson Sunday, June 22. MX superstars Bob Hannah, Billy Liles, Jo Jo Keller and New Jersey State Champion Mickey Kessler will compete. Hannah and Kessler will be special guest 'instructors at a Tony 0 MX School which will take place at the track on Monday and Tuesday, June 23-24. Scott Head took his Beta to back-toback wins on the National Trials circuit. claiming victories in Colorado May 24 and in W.)'oming May 26. Ryan Young, also Beta·mounted, finished second at both events. Andy Saum rode his Yamaha to third place in Colorado, and Morgan Kavanaugh claimed third in Wyoming on a Beta. Garden of Gears International Raceway, a new racetrack featuring facilities for supercross, speedway, and other types of off-road racing, will open June 1 at 16th Street and Deer Valley Road in Phoenix, Arizona, according to a racetrack spokesman. For more information, phone 602/8674769 between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. • MQ'I0RCYCLE s INDUSTRY UANGE Promoted To Vice President! Account Services for Barnett/Raus Advertising, Steve Alder; an employee of Barnett/Raus for four years, Alder previously served as an account executive/media director. Named H usqvarna Motorcycle Company District Sales Manager for the southeastern United States, based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mark Hosbach: formerly employed in Husqvarna's service department and as manager of a Husqvarna dealership; experienced in enduro and hare scrambles competition. Bought Racers Supply, a Van Nuys. California mail-order outlet and il' stOI:lfspecializing in roadracing-related products, from Tom Hayner, by Angeles Cre t Enterprisese 3

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