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Cycle News 1986 10 15

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McDowell finished second to Villella's single-cylinder Wood-Rotax on a restricted Harley-Davidson XR750 lwin. ~ BYPAPA WfIILfY - The $475,000 in Camel booty is being divided into an overall point fund ($160,000) which will be paid to the top five riders in all Camel events and in Camel Challenge races ($315,000) which will be five-lap "trophy dashes" open to the six fastest qualifiers at each Camel event. co 0') ~ ~ .t:J o ... u o Team Hammer (Suz) ~on the October 4 Texas World Speedway S-Hour, a round of the WERA/EBC National Endurance Road Race Series. Team Hammer's Doug Poland and Peter Carrol! finished six laps in front of the runner-up team, Reflected Light Racing. Hammer now tops the series point standings with a 66 point lead over Solmax USA, who finished fifth . in Texas. The Camel Pro champ will receive 100,000, second will pay 25,000, third 20,000, fourth $10,000, and fifth 5,000. The winner of each of the Camel Challenge races will receive 10,000, the runner-up will earn 2,500, and third through sixth will pay $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 and 500, respectively. Team Honda's Ricky Johnson won the 125 and 250cc classes at the fifth round of the CMC Dodge Dakota Trans-Cal MX Series in Carlsbad, California, on October 5. Supercross and 250cc National Champion Johnson beat Bader Manneh (Yam) in the 125cc class and Jeff Stanton (Yam) in the 250cc class. Billy Frank (Yam) beat Stanton to win the Open class. Billy Grossi (Yam) topped the Vet Pro class and Chris Neal (Yam) won the 80cc Expert class. BOR : on Brock Austin, to Cagiva's COt Harden and wife Kristi, on Augu t 30 in Escondido, California. Tadahiko Taira (Yam) nipped Marlboro Yamaha's Eddie Lawson at the finish line to win the Big Road Race in Sugo, Japan, on October 5. Lucky Strike Roberts' Randy Mamola (Yam) finished third, eight seconds behind the leading duo - and his teammate Mike Baldwin (Yam) finished fourth. In Formula One action at Sugo, Frenchman Christian Sarron (Yam) beat Australian Kevin Magee (Vam). For those wondering just who Tadahiko Taira is, he's the multi-time japanese road racing champ who campaigned the World Championship 250cc Road Race Series for Marlboro Yamaha this year and won the final Grand Prix in Italy. Taira finished ninth in the 250cc GP point standings after breaking his foot in the opening round; he also beat Rothmans Honda's Wayne Gardner in the non-champion j

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