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Cycle News 1989 04 19

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parties should contact Eric TImberlake at 503/649·5299. Although 125cc World Champion Jean-Michel Bayle broke his ann on March 23 while practicing for the upcoming 250cc MIX GPs, the Frenchman has indicated that he will compete in the opening round of the 250cc World Championship MX Series April 16 in Payerne, Switzerland. ''I'm not going over there just to make points," Bayle said, ''I'm going there to win." "' 0") ...... • .-l ~ BY P~P41 Wf~LfY Larry Roeseler and Kenny Parry (Kaw) were the overall winners at the Las Vegas 300 Hare &: Hound, a round of the Best In The Desert Series, held just outside of Las Vegas, evada, April 9. The Roeseler/Parry duo also topped the 250cc class over the second overall and 250cc team of Dan Ashcraft and Kurt PfeiHer (Yam). The first place Open team of Scot Harden and Brent Wallingsford (KTM) finished third overall. Rounding out die top five were Garth Sweetland/Sam Rames (Hon) and Daryl FolkslDarrin Cartwright (KTM). The first 125cc team was Todd Campbell and Shaun Steele (KTM). Scott Summers (Hon) aptured the overall victory in round four of the AMA National Championship Hare Scrambles Series in Cadiz. Kentucky. April 9. Summers finished over seven minutes ahead of the aecoad place rider. Kurt Hough (Kaw). Rounding out· the top five were Mark Hyde (KTM). Ron Naylor (Suz) and Steve McSwain (Hon). Elmer Trett, riding his "home-built" Trett Speed &: Custom Top Fuel motorcycle, set a new world elapsed time record of 6.77 seconds at the April 9 Southern Cycle Racing Association Spring Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. The Demorest, Georgia, resident turned in a 6.692 second, 202.80 mph run and then backed that up with a 6.770/195.39 pass, breaking his old record of 6.88 seconds. Tyson Vohland (Kaw) claimed the overall victory in the fourth round of the Mickey Thompson OffR~ Championship Grand Prix Series at the Superdome in New Orleans. Louisianna. April 8. Second place went to the defending 260cc UltnK:ro.. champ Jim Holley (Yam). who was followed by Lowell Thompson (Suz). Team Green's desert racer Paul Krause broke his collarbone in a practice crash the day before the AMA National Championship Hare &: Hound in Murphy, Idaho, April I. Krause, who finished fourth overall in the 1988 series, will be out of action for at least six weeks. 2 Honda's Chuck Miller. who was tied with Larry Roeseler for the lead in the National Championship Hare 8a Hound points standings going into the Idaho round of the series. was unable to compete in the Idaho race. so he could help host the AmeriC8n Honda- ' sponsored High Desert Adventure Ride in Red Mountain. California. Five-time 500cc MX World Champion Roger DeCoster and 1989 Barstow-to-Vegas Hare 8a Hound winner Bruce Ogilvie also attended the off-road trail ride. Team Green will be oUering pit help \ to all Kawasaki riders competing in the Intent class during the fourround AMA National Reliability Trials Series. According to Team Green Manager Mark Johnson, Team Green will have a staff of technicians available to handle pit requirements for Kawasaki riders at each event, the first beinS the Tulsa, Oklahoma, ISDE QualifIer April 2930. If you think you will be needing Team Green's assistance, call 7141 770-0400 ext 2226. marion contact Darnell at 714/658RDMX. Off-roaders rejoictJl After four years of politics. legalities and hassles. the Prairie City OHV Park. east of Sacramento. California. has reopened and will now be run by the state. ltaly's Corrado Meddii. 31. has retired from the motocross GP circuit. Maddii finished seventh overall in the 1988 World Championship 125cc MX Series for Honda. Maddii first broke into the top 10 (in the 125cc cia..) in 1978. He finished second in the aeries in 1982. '83 and '86. Southern California-based Russ Darnell, famous for his Russ Darnell Motocross Schools, is expanding his teaching from dirt to pavement with his new'two-day S.M.A.R.T.. Road Riding School. The Street Motorcy· cle Advanced Road Training school will teach single and two-up riders road safety, using live situations on selected roads. The first two classes are scheduled for April 22-23 and April 29-30 with limited class sizes, and each class costs $150. Darnell will still teach his motocross classes, with a three-day advanced school scheduled May 5-7. For more infor- An AMA National Championship Road Race Series round has been proposed for August 19-20 at Oregon's Portland International Raceway. A report in the March '89 issue of Trackside, news from the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA), said that Global Events (promoters of the CART and IMSA car races at PIR) are currently talking to the AMA to finalize the deal. According to AMA President Ed Youngblood. the AMA wants to reenter the I ucrative Northwest market as well as replace the cancelled Laguna Seca National. Youngblood also said that a sbuthern California National has been discussed. and he did not rule out Willow Springs as a possibility. The Portland event, if approved, will reportedly be a Camel Pro event, and co~ld become a regular stop for the senes. The Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association is seeking additional cornerworkers for the May 19-20 WERA National Endurance raa at Portland InternatioNl Raceway. particularly for Friday's practice session prior to the weekend race. Interested Northern California road racer Scott Gray suffered a broken collarbone and shoulder as a resuh of a practice crash at Willow SpringslntemationalRacewayin Rosamond. California, April 8. Gray was testing the Rob Muzzyprepared Kawasaki ZX7 Superbike that Doug Chandler is riding )n the AMA SuperbikeSeries. and had done less than 15 laps when (Continued to page 50) ANKBR. SCHWARTZ. ALPERT .. HYKBS .. .....IJCI. ... Suzuki wiD also be offering technical and pitting assistance at the ISDE Qualnl8rs for all Intent and non-Intent Suzuki RMX250 riders. Emergency replaament parts will also be available to Suzuki riders free of charge. According to Suzuki's Charles Halcomb. "Assistance in the form of pitting or will be on a first-come. first-serve basis. Umited' personnel will enable us to pit a certain amount of riders to maximize rider potential. Quality service. not quantity service. we feel will allow for maximum results." For more information. all 714/996-7040 ext. 361. The Uncompahgre ational Forest, Ouray Ranger District, in Colorado, is asking for oU-road user input in planning a new travel map. They are looking at travel restrictions and trail closures in Spring Creek, Little Cimarron, Robidieu and Cimarron Ridge Areas, which are basically the only open areas left in the Uncompahgre ational Forest. Letters should Uncompahgre National Forest, Ouray Ranger District, 2505 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, Colorado, 81401. The most effective letters would be ones that opposed any change in travel restrictions concerning off-road usage. a..,,"o •• ~ ...c:r..UO"IG ~ c . ~ C~TtOWa '1'1:1,.1£ .... 0·1: _~ ~· .. _n· .. ~"'IP ~~ 1~11 VCNTY"• . .cnro. .oULI:VA"'O. SUITE IZOO C4LI.P01tJfI.A 81408 la'al .0'''.00 1.1~1 as44 .".-Ia_ 'rIU.CCO·'I:_ ,a'81 .01-.0,. ~-- April 5, 1989 Mr.'and Mrs. Charles Clayton CYCLE NEWS, INC. 2201 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, California Re: Russell v. Cycle News, Inc. Dear Sharon and Chuck: I am pleased to inform you that on April 4, 1989, in Department 35 of the San Diego Superior Court, Judge Pate presiding, the court granted our motion to set aside the 5.75 million dollar default and default judgment against Cycle News, Inc. The appropriate order is being processed through court and when completed, I will forward you a certified copy of the order. The effect of the Judge Pate's ruling and the order is that there is no outstanding judgment against Cycle News, Inc. by Mr. Russell. Thus, Plaintiff cannot attach. execute or otherwise lien any of the assets of Cycle News. Inc. . I will follow through on this matter. ERT & HYMES Davi-...,.._ DSS:mm As reported earlier in the year, clients (advertisers) of Cycle News, Inc. were notified that as a result of a $5.75 million lawsuit against the company they were to turn funds due Cycle News, Inc. over to the attorney of Mr. Russell who was injured in a race for which, an advertisement had appeared in Cycle News. As the aiTove letter from the company's attorney states, the judgement has been set aside . . . Editor.

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