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Cycle News 1988 06 15

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Honda's RickJohnson says he will compete in at least two classes (250 and 500cc) at the Mammoth Motocross to be held in Mammoth Lakes . California, on June 24-26. Other riders planning to ride the event are Yamaha-support rider · Doug Dubach and Kawasaki Team Green rider Mike Kiedrowski. E'ri k Ceboers (Hon) swept both motos of the June 5 West German ' 500cc MX G P to close to within 12 points 'of Dav id T horpe (Hon) who still heads the series point standings af ter finishing second overall in Germany . Kurt Nicoll '(Kaw ) was third overal l. Damon Bradshaw (Yam) won tIM! Toronto. Canada. Supercros"'§'; held June 5 at EXhib ition. Stadium. Canadian Ross Pederson (Suz) was second ahead of Jeff Hicks (Hon). Pederson took the Canadian Supercross Championship over Americans Hicks and Jim Holley (Yam). who was fourth in Toronto. Team Honda morocr osser Guy Cooper continues to climb in the 12.~cc National standings despite riding with a broken leg which kept him out of the first two rounds. "The x-rayslook terrible:' Cooper said at the San Antonio National on June .5. -" It looks like there are pieces everywhere, but the center of the bone is actually healing quite well." Cooper rides with a fiberglass cast on the in jured leg. r: . New ly-crowned 250cc Nationa l Champion Jeff Ward indicated he will ride the 500ccUSGP at Hollister Hills, California, J u ne 26, as did teammate Ron Lechien. Both riders will have to sit ou t the J ul y 24 250cc USGP at Unadilla, New York, because FIM ru les allow a rider to compete in only one class. Rothmans Honda pilot Rueben McMurter won the Superbike class at the season opener in Mosport. Canada . McMurter topped Paul MacMillan .(Suz) in what was the opening round of the Canadian National. Superbike Championship; Tom Kipp (Yam) finished third. Road racers Kurt Hall and Scott Russell wi ll be teammates in the July 29-31 Suzuka B-Hour in Suzuka City, Japan. The Ha ll/Russell duo wi ll ride a Team Pole Position Honda RC30. Contrary to"what was reported in .our coverage of the Road Atlanta - AMA Endurance Series round • Kevin Rentzell rides a Dutchman Rac ing Suzuki in the AMA Series • and a Solmax Racing Suzuki in the WERA Endurance Series . It was California helmet blllgces t~ ·GoV. D~ukmejian,'w ho says he's undecided write/ call him now! SACR{\MENTO, CA, MAY 31 • California's "lon g-stan din g; controversial m andatory helmet-use bill passed the state Assembly for the second time on Tuesday, May 31, by a vote of 44-to-25. Assembly Bill 36, sponsored by Assemb lym an R ich a rd F loyd ( DHawthorne) needed 41 votes ' . h to pass a n d now awaits t e signature of California Gov. George Deu kmej ian . . . It's now of u tmost importance for riders to ca ll and wri te the governor's office and urge him to veto AB36: The bill was expected to reach Gov. Deu kmejian by this issue's press day, Monday, June 6. After receiving the bill, the governor has 12 days to eit her veto it, sign it into la w, or let it pass without his signature after the 12-da y period. The American Motorcyclist. Association is waging its o wn telephone campaign in an effort to . retain Ca li fornia motorcycl ists' freedo m of choice. The Association has con- tacteditsProjectACTmembers,road reps nd road congress members to co

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