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Cycle News 1988 06 08

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T exan Kevin Schwantz (Suz) won th e rain-sodden West Germa n G P , th e sixth rou nd of th e World Championshi p Road Race Series. a t the N urb u rgring o n Ma y 29. Sc hwantz topped Ca lifo rnia n Wayn e Rainey (Yam ) by ove r 25 seco nds in the 500cc race. Th ird p lace went to Fre nchman Christian Sa rron (Yam) followed by Ca lifornian Eddie Lawson (Yam) a nd Aus tralia n Kevin Magee (Yam ); defendin g World Cham pi on Wayn e G ardner (Hon) of Au stralia fin ished eigh th . Lawson lea d s th e point sta nd ings o ve r G ard ne r. 105-85. . Ra in ey is thi rd with 82 poin ts. fo ll o wed b y Magee (66) a nd Sch wa ntz (61). Italian luca Cadalora (Yam) won the f irst 250cc GP of his career at the West German GP. Cadalora beat championship leader Sito . Pons (Hon) and Juan Garriga (Yam). Donnie Mcleod (EMC) and Reinhold Roth (Hon ) rounded out the top five. Pons leads Garriga in the title chase. 88-83. w ith Jacques Cornu third with 58 points. In 80cc GP action. Jorge Martinez (Der) took the w in while Ezio Gianola (Hon) won the 125cc GP . Amer ican John Koci nsk i crashed early in the West German G P 's 250cc race whi le running nea r th e fron t o n hi s carbon-fiber framed Ya m aha 1£250. Round four of the AMA National Championship Enduro Series was . run in MacArthur. Ohio. May 29. and was won by Randy Hawkins (Suz). Hawkins dropped 32 at the little Burr National. beating Jeff Russell's score of 36 . Defending · National Champion Kevin Hines (KTM) finished third. T eam Suzu ki's Mik e Harth , Jamie James a nd R uss Paulk won th e red fla g-pl agued Rockin gha m 6-Hour End ura nce Road Race at th e North Carolina Mo tor Speed way in Rockingha m, No rt h Carolina . o n Ma y 28. Seco nd pl ace in th e WERA Tsu ba ki / GS Battery End u ra nce Road Race Series race went to Human Race T eam 's Kurt H all a nd Ben Martinez (Yam) with So lmax Racin g 's Kevin Rentzell and Joh n Eiden berger (Su z) fin ish in g third. Injuries in the crash-marred Rock: i ng ham 6-Hour included Kayo Racing's Tony D iSimone. who suffered a broken left wrist and ankle . Cards and letters can be sent to DiSimone at l om bard Kawasak i /Suzuk i. 404 East North Avenue. lombard. Il 60148. In Sprint races held on Sunday. May 29. Dave Schmidt broke his leg and j aw ; cards and letters can be sent to Schmidt at 305 West Street. Sturg is . M I 40901 . award at the Road Atlanta Road Race National on May 14.-Shobe rt was awarded a plaque and a check f or $200. wh ich he donatate d to t he Ted Boody Fund. when he was voted the w inner by other riders at .t he National. "It meant a l o t to me." Shobert sa id . " Som et im es you think the other guys don't l i k e you beeause : they're j ealous or something . It really meant a lot to me because the other ri ders voted." Goat Breker (H on) wo n th e O pen Pro class at the Wh ite Bro s. USA Na tio na l Fou r-Stroke MX Cham p ionsh ip s a t P erri s R acewa y in southe rn Cal iforn ia May 29. Ed Arnet (AT K) fin ished seco nd and Gary J ones (KTM ) third. Arnet ca rne back an d wo n th e 250cc Pro class aboard a H onda over Mike Dunlap (H on) a nd Ron Wood (Hon). J ones won th e Vet Expert division over Barry Hi gg ins (KT M ) a n d Alan Ol son (KT M). T he Mo ntrea l Supercross do ub leheader , held in Ol ym p ic Stadi um in Montreal, Ca n ada . May 21-22. saw America n Jim Holley (Ya m ) win Saturday ni gh t's event over Canadi ans Ross Peder son (Suz) a nd Allen Dyck (Hon). H oll ey dona ted $100 of h is wi n n ings to th e T ed Bood y Trust Fund. T he nextday a nother American , Fred Andrews (Suz), took th e win over Pederso n and fell ow American J eff Hicks (Hon). For the first time ever. the AMA is offering its Camel Pro Media Guide to the public. Previously for journalists only. the media guide is an annual offering of 50 years of dirt track and road race statistics. rider biographies. series background. historical highlights and sc hedules . The 144-page paperback guide is available by mail from the AMA for $3.95 each plus $ 1 for postage and handling. Oh io residents must add 5 .5% sales tax. Send check or money order to: AMA Sales. P.O. Box 6114. Westerville. OH 43081 6114. Team Cagiva North America's Duane Summers and Richard Moore (Duc) won the ARRA 6Hour Endurance Road Race on May 30 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond. California. The Summers/Moore duo topped Johnson and Woods Racing's Kenny Kopecky and Ch uck Graves by only seven seconds. Dan Smi th (H us) took th e overa ll win a t the 28th Annual Cherry Creek Nationa l H ar e & H oun d. Ma y. 29. held near Del ta . U ta h. Smith fin ished over 10 m in u tes a head o f Larry Roeseler (Kaw) a nd Corky Maughn (Hon ). The East Coast Motorcycle Show an d Ra ll y. sponsored by the North Ca ro lina Motorcycle Deal ers Assoc iation and High Cou ntry Producti ons. will ta ke p lace July 2-3 at the l 20-acre fa irground in Boone. North Carolina. Boone is 90 m il es north of Charlotte. 45 mi n utes off 1-77 via Highwa y 421 North. In ad di tio n to man ufacturers' displ a ys. drawin gs for free m ot orcycles. con tests, ga mes a nd o ther events. co u ntry a nd western music stars in cluding Billy J oe Royal, Charl y McC lai n an d Wa yne Massey ' will p erform. Camping is ava ilab le o n site a t $ 10 per day. Ca ll 800/ 727-5858 for more information o r to reserve cam ping space. Jonny Andersson (Hon) and Ryan Young (Bet) traded wins during rounds f ive and six of the AM A / NATC National Championsh ip Tr ials Series held in Winchester. Tennessee. May 28-30. Andersson beat Young in Saturday's round. but Young came back to cla im the victory over Andersson on Monday and tied in the point standings. Mark Manniko (Fan) was third on Saturday while Steve McNeal (Mon) took third on Monday. Butch T homas. 37. ow ne r o f Cycletron ics in New Bern. No rt h Carolina a nd a lo ng-time partici pant in th e Virginia Hare Scrambles Ser ies, d ied as th e resu lt of an in dustria l accide nt on May 18. RESIGNED : Cycle News Associate Editor Farren Williams. to pursue a freelance writing career both within and outside the motorcycle/ A TV indust ry; Willi ams also plans to pub l ish- a newsletter on Californ ia government and its impact on street rid ing and off-road veh icle use; Three-time Grand National Champ ion Bubba Shobert was the recipient of the Steven l. Su llivan Williams has established an office in northern California and may be contacted at 209 /8477-8621. T h e BSA Owners Cl ub will host the J u n e 26 All British Swap Meet in Canoga Park, Ca lifornia. The swa p-rneet is free to all buyers and selle rs and is for British and .Euro pea n motorcycles and parts only. T he swap m eet open s at 8 a.m. and closes a t 2 p.m. For more informatio n . ca ll 818/ 346-6979. The May 14-26 Rallye de Atlas which started in France and ended in Africa was won by Frenchman Marc Morales (Hon). Cal ifornian . Scot Harden (KTM) took second with Frenchman Thierry Biardot (KTM) th ird and Belgian Gaston Rahier (S uz) fourth . T he Cali fornia P arks a nd Recrea tion I Commission will meet Thursday . June 9. to reconsid er a recent co m m ission vote which banned th e use of a ll off-road veh icles in Ca lifornia state parks. except wh ere provided for in a p ark 's individual ge nera l p lan. T he rece nt ac tio n. taken at the co m m iss io n 's Ma y 13 m eeting . would lim it OHV use to two state p ark s. T he meetin g wi ll be hel d a t 2 p.m. in th e Mo rro Ba y Library P rogram Roo m . 625 H a rb or St .• Morro Ba y. CA. For more information. p hone Lorraine H enretty a t 916/324-6976. Thieves broke int o a box van owned by motocrosser/ATV racer Jamie Nicely on May 24 in Sacramento. Ca lifornia . while Nicely was having dinner at a local hotel. Nicely was t raveling from his home town of Reno. Nevada. to compete at Baylands Raceway in Fremont. Cal ifornia . His Kawasak i motocrosser and A TV were left in the van. but everything else was taken. incl uding riding gear. wheels . t ires. gas tanks. fenders. other parts and tools. The items taken were engraved with " PEP Products." "#8. " or N icely's initials. A $1 00 reward is being offered for any information. I Nicley may be contacted at 702/ 825-7915. Lose yo ur pants la tel y? Reader Mark Wi lson recently found a co mp lete set o f riding g ear si tt ing a lon gs ide Interstate 5 a t th e Hungry Valley exit n ear G orman. Ca liforn ia . and he wan ts to return the gea r to its righ tfu l owner. If · th e gea r is yo urs, phone Wilson a t 818/501-8267. Be prepared to identify yo ur bel ongings. 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