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Cycle News 1989 08 30

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Dan Ingram (Hon) in the H amb ur g (New York) H alf Mile, Aug ust 19. Larry Pegram (W-R) won the program's Junior National final, topping Audie H uff Jr. (W-R) and po int standings leader Mike Hale (W-R). J eff Russell (Yam) was the overa ll winner at the 63rd Annual J ack Pin e Na tiona l Enduro in Mooresto wn , Mi ch ig an , August 20. R u ssell dropped n in e points, edgi ng Terry Cunni ng ha m (Kaw ) by o ne poi nt . Round in g o ut th e top five were Kevin Hines (KT M), J eff Fredette (Kaw) a nd Alan Randt (KT M). Series po ints leader Ra ndy H aw ki ns (Suz) fini shed n imh o vera ll; he now ha s 183 points, foll owed by H ines with 169 and R ussell with 153. Team Suzuki (Suz) won the WERA/EBC Brakes Nat ional Endurance Road Race Series 6Hour race-in Summit Point. West Virginia, on August 20. Team Suzuki turned in 234 laps to top the Human Race Team (Yam) by two laps. Third place went to Team Gateway (Suz); fourth overall and first Mediumweight Superbike was Team USSR (Ya m ); sixth overall and first Lightweight was Raw Racing (Ya m ); and seventh overa ll and first Mediumweight Production went to We're Human Too (Suz ). After nine of 1 4rounds. Human Race Team leads Team Suzuki in the point standing s , 920.54 to 873 .66 . Defendin g cha mp Chris Carr wo n his fou n h AMA 600 Nationa l Cham pio nshi p Din T rac k Series ro und of th e year, toppin g runner-up Will Davis (H -D) a nd third place fini sher Kurt Hall rode his Dave Zupantuned Yamaha FZR750 to w ins in the WERA Formula USA and B Superbike road races at Alabama's Ta lladega Gran Prix Raceway on August 13. then switched to a Suzuki GSXR750 to top the A and B Production classes. Hall . of Bluffton. South Carolina. set a new la p record for the 1 .3-mile course of 58.60 seconds, besting the previous mark o f 58 .79 seconds set by Scott Russell earlier this year. Paul Sch legel, a member of the AMA Board of Trustees and lon gtime race promo ter, su ffered a severe case of road rash wh en he and hi s H onda Gold Win g were forced off the road whil e h e was return in g to his Toledo , Ohio, home after une nding th e recent AMA National Cham pi on ship Amat eur/Y ou th MX at Lorett a L ynn 's Dude Ran ch in Hurri can e Mill s, ' Te n nessee. Schlegel was kep t in Beth esda H ospital in Cin cinnati for severa l days following the accide nt. The Gol d Win g was a write-off. BORN : Tyler Wayne McDonald. son of road racer Sam Mc Do na ld and his wife Lisa , on Aug ust 18 in Sapulpa. Oklahoma . If you co mpe ted in the 1988 Florida Mini Ol ympics and missed a mai li ng regarding a videota pe of the event, Missing Link Videos is offeri ng a tape tha t, acc ord ing to Mi ssing Link's Bob Lenk, "covers the act io n from th e first gree n flag to the last checkered flag." The VHS ta pe is Camel Supercross fans to select winner of new award WIN STON-SAL EM, NC, AUG. 15 The fans of Carriel Supercross racing will selec t the win ner of a new award named in honor of the la te Micke y Thomp son. Tho m p son, one of the p rimary forces behi nd the rejuvenation of upercross rac ing during th e 1980s was kn own for hi s dri ve ' for excellence, both o n and o ff I~ e race track. F~ns will select .the rlde.r wh o best Iit tha t description d urin g th e recen rly completed Came l Supercross seaso n. The Mickey T hompso n Award of Excellence wi ll be prese nted at ' th e a ~ n~a l America n Motor cyclist Associauon (AMA) Awards Banquet at Lo ng Beach , Cal iforn ia , o n November 3. Ballots will be placed in issues of ~ycle N ews: beginning ~ith th is Issue, a nd th is newspaper Will b~ th e on ly pl ace wh ere fan s can regi ster . • th eir VOl e,S. Onl y rid ers wh o co mpe ted III th e 1989 Ca me l Supercross Seri es are eligible for th e award, which will be given annuall y by R.J. Reynolds T obacco. Co ., spo nsor of th e supercross series. "The p rom o tional effo rts o f T~om pson and his compaJ?Y, th e Mickey T hom pson En tertai nme n t G r

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