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Cycle News 1987 01 21

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~~D ~ BYPAPA WfliLfY 00 ~ _ David Bailey, the defending AMA 500cc MX National Champion, suffered severe injuries in a practice session crash at the January II CMC Dodge Trucks Golden State ationals round at Huron Cycle Park in Huron, California. Team Honda's Bailey suffered damaged fourth and fifth vertebrae and at presstime Monday had no feeling below his waist. A Honda spokesman said that they had been told by doctors that the next four of five days will be critical for Bailey as to his regaining movement. Cards and letters can be sent to Bailey at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 751 S. Bascomb Ave., San Jose, CA 95128. Bob Hannah (Suzl won both 250cc Pro class motos at the January 11 Florida Winter AM MX Series at Dade City Raceway. Ronnie Tichenor (Suzl also had a perfect day, topping both 125cc Pro motos. Jo Jo Keller (Kawl and Billy Liles scored moto wins in the 500cc Pro class with Liles getting the overall win with his 2-1. Keller was second in the final moto. The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) will host a 50-mile Tourist Trophy road ride on Thursday, March 5, during Daytona Cycle Week. The ride, which is for street legal vintage bikes, will start at the AMA's tent just outside Daytona International Speedway at 10 a.m. The AHRMA ride will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual AMA Ride for Rights which is being hosted by Florida's Golden Eagles M.C. AHRMA will provide commemorative, high visibility bibs to each Tourist Trophy participant, as well as a free AHRMA decal. Entry fees (donations) will start at $5 per motorcycle with all fees in the AMAsanctioned event to be donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation. Cycle World magazine and Group One Promotions have finalized plans for the 2nd Annual Collector Series for antique, vintage and classic The first Collector Series display will be in Houston's Astrohall in conjunction with the annual motorcycle consumer show and Supercross race over the February 6-7 -8 weekend. The next stop will be at the Daytona (Roridal Convention Center during Cycle Week. The Daytona shows dates are March 5-6-7. The Collector Series returns to the Boston Convention Center on April 10-11-12. The final Collector Series display will again be at northem california's Laguna Seca Raceway at the Camel Pro road race meet in June. Bike owners interested in showing their machines are invited to contact Roxy Rockwood at Group One, 23891 Fabricante, #609, Mission Viejo, CA 92691,714/855-9200, for entry forms or additional information. 2 HosPITal STOP: Tim Skov, the Junior dirt tracker who suffered massive injuries during a heat race crash at the San Jose Mile last September, entered a northern California hospital January 8 for surgery on his left wrist. Surgeons will graft new bone material from Skov's hip to his wrist, and probably will use wires and pins to fuse the wrist bones together. Skov, who also suffered a broken neck, broken pelvis, broken collarbone, and other injuries during the crash, told Cycle News he is "healing pretty good." Cards and letters may be sent to Skov at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, 2351 Clay Street, San Francisco, California 94115. Team Honda engine builder Rob Muzzy had a close call recently while taking instrument training lessons in his private plane. Muzzy was in the midst.of an instrument approach to long Beach Airport in long 8each, California, and was over the Pacific Ocean at around 4500 feet when he "had the feeling of hitting a telephone pole at a couple of hundred miles an hour." Muzzy and his flight instructor had actually made contact with another plane. "He was doing the same thing I was only he was doing J11aneuvers," Muzzy said. "They came out of nowhere. We were underneath him and his left wing hit my left wing. We hit about two feet from where I was sitting," said Muzzy. The accident put a hole in Muzzy's wing and tore two and a half feet off the other plane's wing. Muzzy flew safely back to long Beach while the other pilot landed at Orange County Airport. Students are now being accepted for a new one-year motorcycle industry training course at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Classes start February 2 and fees are $50 per semester. The course, with electives, leads to an AS degree and is designed to teach entry level skills necessary to work in the parts or service department of a motorcycle dealership. Classes meet daily, 7 a.m. to noon, at L.A. Trade Tech, 400 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. For more information on how to register, call instructor Pat Owens at 213/746-0800, ext. 212. The Desert Viper M.C. has announced that January 31 and February 1 are the dates for their AMA District 37 Grand Prix through the paved streets and surrounding desert in the California high desert community of Adelanto. Sponsored by Neo-life, this year's event boasts a $2000 guaranteed Pro purse and classes for all motorcycles and A TVs. last year the annual event drew approximately 8000 spectators. Bob Coy of the United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) and Jerry Wood of the Penguin Road Racing School have joined forces to promote a three-day vintage race weekend at Bryar Motorsport Park in Loudon, New Hampshire. The event will takeplaceoverthe]uly 10-11-12 weekend. Friday will offer a road racing school for new or rusty riders and a long afternoon practice session. Racing for classic and vintage motorcycles (and cars) plus a swap meet/£lea market will take place on Saturday and Sunday. For competitor information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to USCRA, RFD 3, Richmond, NH 03470 or call Coy at 603/ 239-6633 or Wood at 617/339-9645. Former Australian 500cc Road Race Champion len Willing, brother of former international road racer Warren Willing, is seeking financial backing that will allow him to compete at the Daytona 200, March 8. Willing plans to race a Yamaha FZ750 in the Superbike main event if he can get enough backing to come to America. Inter- ested sponsors can contact the road race champ at Willing Motorcycles, 104 Pacific Highway, Wyong 2259, New South Wales, Australia, telephone: 043/532267. Micky Dymond, Team Honda's l25ce MX Nation

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