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Cycle News 1988 05 25

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Carr also won the 600cc Regional TT held in Castle Rock on May 1 5 . Ed Lojak (Hus) was the overall winner at the combined AMA National Championship Cross Country and Hare Scrambles Series (ro unds 5-6) race in Flat Top, West Virginia, May 15. Second place went to Scott Plessinger (Kaw), with Tony Hendon (AT K) third. Eric Geboers (H o n) of Belgiu m swept both motos to capture the overall victory in round four of the World Championship 500cc MX Series in Helsinki, Finland, May 15. Geboers took the first moto win over Finland's Ismo Vehkonen (Hon) and Kurt Ljungqvist (Yam). Round two went to Geboers, Holland's Kees Van der Ven (KTM) and Great Bri tain 's Kurt Nicoll (Kaw), Grea t Bri tain 's Dave Thorpe (Hon) leads the point standings with 125 points followed by Nicoll (108) and Geboers (103). In Holice. Czechoslovakia. May 1 5 . West Germany's Roland Diepold (Kaw) cla imed the overall victory via a 3-1 tally in round four of the World Championship 250cc MX Series. Second overall with a 2 -3 was American Rodney . Smith (S uz) . The first moto was won by Holland's John Van den Berk (Yam). followed by Smith. Deipold, American Ricky Ryan (Hon) and Holland's Gert Jan van Doorn (Cag). Deipold took the second moto win ahead of Brita in's Jeremy Whatley (S u z) . . Smith. Italy's Giuseppe Andreanni (Hon ) and Sweden's Jorgen Nilsson (Cag) . Point standings read Van den Berk (1 17 ). Whatley (105), Deipold (981, Smith (9 6) and Pekka Vehkonen 16 4) . Holland's Davey Strijbos (Cag) was the overall winner in round six of the World Championship 125cc MX Series in Agueda, Port uga l, May 15. A second moto starting gate malfunction forced officials to count just the first moto scores for the overa ll. Second place went to Frenchman Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon), followed by Holla nd's Pedro Tragter (Hon), Italy's Massimo Contin i (Cag) and Belgian Georges J obe (Hon). Bayle leads the point standings over Strij bos, 203-198. Third is Tragter (121), followed by ' Finland's Mika Kouki (92) and jobe (80). Terry Vance (Suzl won the Pro Stock final at the May 15 NHRA Quaker State Mid -South Nationals at Memphis. Tennessee. Vance turned in a 8 .09 second, 1 6 4 .0 8 mph ru n to down Bob Carpenter (S uz). w ho logged 8.17/160.05. The Human Race Team (Yam) won the May 14 Portland, Oregon, round of the WERA Tsubaki/GS Battery Endurance Road Race Series. Kayo Racing (Yam) finished second at Portland International Raceway, with Suzuki of Hillsboro (Suz) third. " Team Solmax (Suz) finis hed 13th overall but still has the series point standings lead. Defending champs Team Suzuki (Suz) DNF due to mechanical problems. 2 Chris Carr (H-D) won the May 14 600cc National TT held in Castle Rock. Washington. Second place went to Pete Hames (H-D ). third to Scott Pearson (Hon), -f ourt h to two-t ime Grand National Champion Ricky Graham (Ho n). and fifth to John Wincewicz (H-D ). Carr took over the le ad in the series standings 15 9 points). while Hames is listed second (5 3 ) and Bubba Shobert holds third (40). The Nashville Netwo rk (TNN) will t el e c a st a ro un d of th is past w inte r 's CMC /Dodge Truck Golden State MX Nat io na ls o n S unday. May 29, a t 12 noon, 4 p.m, and aga in a t 9:30 p.m . (Pacific time). Check your local cable listings for time and channel. The Polka Dots M.C.'s Family 4ger Enduro in Placervill e, California, that was originally scheduled for May 7 bu t rescheduled for June 5, is actually going to take place May 22. The regular 4ger Enduro that was to be held on May 22 in the same area has been postponed. For more information call 916/389-2456 . CORRECTION: An ite m in this section in last week's newspaper shifted the canceled May 28 and September 3 AMA 600 National Short Tracks from Springfield, Illino is. to Springfield , O h io . We've given the editor who wrote the item a large map of the United States with Ohio and Illi no is circled. Details of the cancelations are given in the following item. The closing of Springfield (Illinois) Speedway has forced the cancellation of two rounds of the AMA 600 National Championship Dirt Track Series. The events were scheduled for May 28 and September 3, to run the night before the AMA Grand National/Camel Pro events held on the miletrack of the nearby Illinois State Fairgrounds. The cancellations do not a££ect the fairgrounds events. Springfield Speedway had been a mo torsports fixture in the Midwest for four decades under the guidance of Joe Shaheen. Due to serious health problems, the elderly race promoter IS no longer able to operate the facility. His fami ly has sold the property on which the banked dirt track is located to a real estate developer. " Sp ringfield Speedway has a lot of history behind it and has seen its share of great races over the years, " said AMA Dirt Track Manager J. B.Norris, a Sprin~field native. "It's a shame the facility has been dosed, but we will be seeking alternative sites for the canceled events." MOVED : Knight Racing Fra mes to 2185 Bakerview. #5. Be lling ha m; WA 98226. 206/676 9324. effective May 20. MOVED: Competition Werkes to P.O . Box 5233, Roseburg, OR 97470, 503/673-6059. Speedway fans will want to arrive early at the May 20 speedway races at Costa Mesa. California's Orange County Fairgroundsforthe annual Cycle News People's Choice Motorcycle Show which will . take place prior to the races. • Owners of unique motorcycles are invite d to enter their bikes in the show. Gates open at 5 p.m.• races start at 8 . For more information. contact International Speedway at 714/492-9933. If your name is listed here , you have money due you for editorial material you contri buted to Cycle News. Drop us a line and supply us with a current address and we'll wing a check your way. We're looking for Jim Allen, Jim Anderson, Naomi Bourne, Jan Darden, Keith Davis, John Dixon, Roger Dowden, Robert Failing, W.J . Field, Bill Frehs, Greg Gillette, A.S. " Hanson, John Hart, Esther Kinney, Barbara Logan, Betty McCarter, Art More, Russell Parker, George Peck. ham, Butch Pharness, Jim Roble, M.e. Rogers, J. Franklin Rose, Gary Ross, Tonk Sakkis, and John and Douglas Schaub. La Puente Ho nda in La Puente. California . is hosting an open house on Saturday. May 21 . Special guests include two-time Baja 1000 winner Bruce Ogilvie. factory CR support technician Gary Martin i. and the supermouth of race announcing. Larry Huffman . Activities get underway at 2 p .m. La Puente Honda is located at 15416 Francisquito Ave.• just off the 605 freeway. in La Puente. Speaking of Larry Hu££man, he's returned to announcing Thursday n igh t speedway at Ascot's South Bay Stadium in Gardena, California. The "Mouth That Roar s" is back for the season, dishing out commen tary, . quips and vocal race excitement. Assemblyman Richard Floyd (0Gardena) withdrew AB36 from consideration during the May 12 session of the California Senate; a vote on the proposed mandatory he lm et law has been rescheduled for May 1 9. The vote was delayed for the second t ime in as many weeks because several key senators were absent. S ince pre-vote tallys show the senate vote on AB36 may be almost evenly split. proponents of the bill don't want it considered unless all senators are present. AB36 was approved by the assembly in 1987. A postcard mai ler in the July issue of the AMA's American Motorcyclist magazine (due for .delivery June I) contains three postcards expressing . opposition to S7, the proposed ' Cali forn ia Desert Protection Act, authored by the Sierra Club and introduced by U.S. Senator Ala n Cranston (D-Dalifornia). The cards ar e pre-addressed to three key U.S. Senators , Pete Wilson (R-Cali fomia), James McClure (R-Idaho), and J. Bennett Johnston (D-Louisiana). AMA Presiden t Ed Youngblood admits that postcard inserts are expensive for a magazine, but added that, "It draws a very strong response from AMA members. I believe we must do whatever we can to both confrom . S7 and encoura~e Pete Wilson to take a correct position on this issue." Because S7 currently is scheduled for consideration by t he U.S . Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the AMA is encouraging all off-road users to w rite committee members expressing opposition to the bill. Letters should be addressed to: The Honorable (name of senator). Senate Committee on Energy a nd Natural Resources. U.S. Senate. Washington. D.C. 20510. Committee members include: Dale Bumpers ~ (D-Arkansas); Wendell Ford (D-Kentucky); Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio); John Melcher (D-Montana); Bill Bradley ID-New Jersey); Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico); Timothy Wirth (D-Colorado); Wyche Fowler (D-Geo rgia); Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota); Mark Hatfield (R-Oregon); Lowell ' Weicker (R-Connecticut); Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico); Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming); Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska); Don Nick les (R-Oklahoma ); Ch ic Hecht (R-Nevada ); Daniel Evans (R-Wa s h ingt o n). MAR RIED: Two-time ISDE medalist Bob Shillinger. and Phyllis Apone, in Atlanta, Georgia, May 14. HIRED: Dave Camp. as service ma nage r o f Atla nta (G e orgi a) Honda. a nd Rhonda Camp. by H&H KTM in Mableton. Georgia. where s he'll assist in counter sales and parts shipments. Both Camps were fo rmerly employed by Georg ia Cycle Supply. The May 21 AMA/CCS road race meet at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Beloit, Illinois, was originally scheduled to include a four-hour endurance race, but with the addition of an event at Canada's Mosport track on the same weekend, the Blackhawk endurance race will now be a 100-kilometer race. Mosport's meet will feature a fu ll program .of AMA/CCS sprint races plus a threehour endurance race. Neither the Blackhawk nor the Mosport endurance ra ces are EBC Endurance Challenge rounds. Boyesen Engineering. makers of Boyesen Power Reeds for motorcycles, ATVs and personal watercraft. w ill be holding an open . house at its Lenhartsville. Pennsylvania. factory. J uly 12. The open house will give people the cha nce t o see how Boyesen Power Reeds are produced. For more inform atio n. call 800/441 1177. . The Saturday, May 21, NMA Ponca City Qualifier scheduled to be held in Chesterfield, South Carolina; has been canceled due to a lack of entries. For more information, contact Marcia Bradshaw at 704/399-1914. Motorcycle road racing returns to Bridgehampton Race Circuit on Long Is la n d. New York. on -Me m o ria l Day weekend. May 2829. Under the di rection of Don Hutchinson and the Grand Prix Production Racing Organization. this one-time race will offer Prod uction. S uperbike and Twins classes. All machines must run stock or equivalent-to-stock sound le vel exhaust systems. Any valid road racing license will be accepted. and participation is by pre-entry- only. For more information contact 914/679 2579. Team Honda motocrosser R ick Johnson, who was among the spectators on hand at the May 7 Ascot Half Mile in Gardena, California, when veteran dirt tracker Ted Boody lost his life, showed a touch of class this weekend at the May 14 AMAI COorsSupercross in East R u therford, New Jersey . Johnson won $500 in Meadowlands Stadium for claiming the Coors Coolest Move of the evening and instead of pocketing the cash he promptly donated it to the Boo dy Trust Fund, establis he d recently for Boody's wife and two da ughters. Ot her compe ti tors a t Meadowlands ·donated riding gear and fans were asked to write their names on bills and pass them down to the field. Bills were drawn"and the riding gear was passed out. A total of $2557 was collected in the Pro Rider Benefit Fund/SRO Pace Promotions organized drawing. Anyone wishing to make donations to the fund should see Editor's Megap hone on page 4.

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