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Cycle News 1988 07 27

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the Wor ld Best Pairs Speedway in Bradford, England, July 3. . The Becker-Lyon BMW streamliner made it s n11rid en r u n at southern California 's Lake EI Mirage during the July 10 Southern Ca lifornia Timing Association speed meet. The liner, powered by a Luftmeister-prepared K75 turbo motor, made a test run up to 85 rnp h.. checking stability and han dling . According to Luftmeister's Mark Volkomener, this is the first time an experimental motorcycle streamliner has made its first run without falling down. Luftmeister is readying two turbo engines one K75 and one K100 plant for use during the Bonneville Speed Week meet in Utah next month. 00 00 0":1 ...... . . BY P~'P~Wf~LfY Defending Wor ld Champ ion Wayn e G ardn er (Ho n) won hi s thi rd stra igh t 500cc G P roa d ra ce in Yugo slavia on J u ly 17. Christian Sarro n (Yam) fini sh ed second with Wa yn e R ainey (Yam) th ird, a nd Ra ndy Mamola (Cag) fourth. Edd ie Law son (Yam), who fough t 6 ff the pai n fro m a di slocat ed shou lder he suffered in a practice crash, fin ished 10th. Law son leads Ga rdner in th e point standi ngs, 16S to 145. Rainey is th ird with 132 points. Sito Pons (Hon) won the .2 5 0 cc Yugoslavian GP, with Juan Gar- . riga (Yam) second and Dominique Sarron (Hon) third . America n Kevin Schwantz played th e ro le o f BBC broad caster at th e Yugoslavian GP, sidelined by the broken kn eecap he su ffered a t the Belgian G P two weeks ago. Great Britain's Dave Thorpe (Hon) broke his collarbone and dislocated a shoulder in a practice ' crash at the.World Championship 500cc MX GP in Lichtenvoorde. Holland , July 17. Thorpe, the ·ser ies points leader going int o the Dutch GP, was unable to ride either moto and will miss at least the next round of the ser ies in San Marino, J uly 24 . Belgium's Eric Geboers (Hon) went 1-2 to capture the overall w in in Holland and moved into the series points lead NAM ED: J am es P . McC ann', as president of Bridgestone (U .S.A.), Ine., effective Au gu st 1. McCann su cceeds Nor ihiro T ak eu ch i, who was recen tl y nam ed as the Firestone Tire a nd Rubber Company's sen ior vice presid ent for busin ess pl anning: over Thorpe, 279-251. Second overall went to Holland's Kees Van . der Ven (KTM) with a 7-1 tally, while third went to Belgium's Jacky Martens (KTM) with a 2 -8 score. Great Britain's Kurt Nicoll (Kaw) .was fourth overall, despite riding with 'an injured shoulder, and remains third in the standings with 230 points. Fritz Kadlec (Ya m) was th e overa ll winner in ro und five of the Na tional Championsh ip Enduro Series in Del Norte, Co lorad o, J uly 17. Kadlec dropped 15 poi nts for th e win , beating d efending Nati onal Cha mpion Kevin Hines (KT M), w h o ' dropped 20 for second overa ll. T h ird overa ll went to J eff R ussell (Yam) who co llec ted 25 po in ts. England dominated the Inter- . Continental Speedway Qua lifier at Coventry, England, July 12. Simon Cross, Kelvin Tatum and Simon Wigg .h eld down the first three postions.. Sam Ermolenko was the on ly American surviver in England with the other four Amer" ican riders, Rick Miller, Mike Faria. Rob Pfetzing and Bobby Schwartz, unable to make the transfer ' to the next qualifying round, the Inter-Continental in Sweden, August 6 . Ermo lenko a nd Sha un Moran have been pi cked to represe nt the U.S. in The new marquee outside of Riverside International Raceway doesn 't say a th ing about the upcoming SCORE Off-Road World Championship on August 12-14, the last motorcycle race scheduled for the legendary facility. Just what southern California needs - another shopping center. a:: w -' w w c.. w a:: w -' ~ >- lil o ..... o :I: c.. Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas, has begun construction of a new 2 .5-mile road race course and quarter-mile drag strip, Completion i s scheduled for next spring. T he ·AMA wa s recently aw ard ed th e Presidential C-Flag award for th e Associa tion 's coo pe ra tive efforts wit h th e Anheu ser-Busch Cornpan. ies in developing and distributing the Riding Straight brochure. The C-Flag is th e symbol of the Presi. dent's Ci tati on Program for Privat e Sec to r Initiatives a n d reco g n izes o u tsta nd ing co ntribu tio ns to th e "America n spirit of vo lunteerism a nd comm un ity acti on." The AMA 's Government Relations Department recently announced the addition of Eric Lundquist as a legislative affairs specialist. Lundquist, 32, of Bal timore, Maryland, comes to the AMA after working for the past 11 years for the State of Maryland . If yo u d id n' t ge t your bandana co m me mora ting th e U. S. Grand Prix Road Race at La gu na Seca, you' ll get an other chance a t the MidOhio Camel Pro Weekend, August 5-7. Stop by th e AMA tent o n th e Mid -Ohio Manufacturers' Midway a nd jo in , ren ew or extend your AMA member s hi p a n d yo u' l! ge t th e . bandana free. Former 250cc MX World Champion Danny laPorte and former facto ry Honda mechanic Chris Haines will be heading to Japan on July 21 for the A ll Japan Endurance Championship team race near Tokyo, July 24. Haines and LaPorte w ill ride a 1989 Honda XR600 in the off-road race . ' T he 5th An n ua l Love Ride, a ben efit rid e for th e Mu scu lar Dystroph y Associatio n sponsored by H arleyDavid son of Gl endale, California, wi ll tak e p lace on Su nday, Novemb er 13, with a goa l of ra ising $300,000 for the MDA. The rid e starts in G lenda le and winds its way to th e Ca lifornia coast wh ere the participan ts wi ll be treated to a barb eq ue, field even ts and live musie. Prizes to be gi ve n a wa y include a 1988 H arl ey Springer, trips to Mexi co a nd H aw aii , a nd asso rted acce ssories . Participants are req uired to ra ise a minimum of $35 in pledges, and p ledge materi als or more in forma- tion can be obtained from HarleyDavidson of G lendale, 818/246-5618. More information can a lso b e obtained from Joh n G ile of the MDA a t 818/609-7094. ESPN , the 24-hour sports cable network, will telecast the Anaheim and San Diego, California, rounds of t he 1988 Coors Super Crown of Stadium Motocross on . Tuesday. July 26 . The San Diego race will air at 1 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (8 a. m. PDT) while a time for the Anaheim race will be announced, The Los Angeles, California. round of the series will be shown on July 31 at 11 a.m. PDT. Check your local listings for more details. Florida's new rider education bill recen tl y passed into law and requires riders under the age of 21 to co mplete a 12-hour, hands-on and classroom co urse developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation before receiving . their licenses. P reviously, all first· time mo torcycle licens e applicants, regardless of age, were required to co m p le te a four-hour videotape National Safety Council co ur se. ~ The Suzuki "Fair Deal" motocross races will take place as part . of the 60th Annual Lake County Fair in Grayslake, Illinois July 2728. Sla ter Bros. of Mica, Washington, reports th at th e Italian su pp lier of T echnomagnesio racing wheels has sus pended export to the U.S. , Roberto Marchesini has left his positio n as ,!ec h n ic a l expert general manager of Marvic Wheels to begin. manufacturing a new li ne of racing wheels bearing his name. The new wheels will be ' im po rted by Slater Bros , 509 A 924-5131 . • Pep si Cola has signed a n agreemen t to become a maj or sponsor of the feature film Am eri can Built, currently in production in Europe and th e U.S. The co mpa ny has taken. 'their involvement with Grand Prix. racing a step further by entering into a promotional a nd product-place. ment agreem ent with the filmmakers, Midwood Productions. Pro ducer J on Gordon describes the movie as a so rt of "Rocky on wheels." -M OV ED : D irt 'N' Road Works, to 10523 Mahoning Ave ., North Jackson, OH 44451, phone 216 / 538-2220; a grand opening will take place on August 5-6, with door prizes. food, fun and test rides on the new Cag iva /Ducati Paso ; factory reps and racers w ill be on hand from Cag iva/Husqvarna. KTM and ATK. MO VED : Pro Pad P roducts, to 4700 S. W. 51st Street, Sui te 212, Davie, FL 33314, new phone number for deale rs 800/ 777-8107, or 305/587-8107. National Championship Enduro Series points leader Randy Hawkins sat out the fifth round of the series in Del Norte, Colorado, July 24. due t o a bout w ith ch icken pox. "I 've been having a tough time with it," said Hawkins in a recent phone conversation , "It hit me rea l hard last Thursday, Friday and Saturday (July 14-16), and then it started to break. I went riding Wednesday (July 20). and I just wasn 't there. I couldn't ride and I got real dizzy in the heat, so I figured I'd sit out Colorado and wait for Pennsylvania." (Con ti n u ed to page 41)

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