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Cycle News 1991 02 06

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factory mechanic and cu rre nt member o f the Los An geles Community Colleges board o f trustees, is inviting alum ni and fri ends o f Los An gel es Trade-T ech to a ttend the Califo rnia Vocational Assoc iat ion Banquet. The ga la a ffa ir will take place at the Alm ansor Court Inn in Alhambra , California, on Sunda y February 24. According to Owens yo u can join the likes of motorcyclists Sammy Tanner , Eddie, Mulder, Skip Van Leeuwen, Dave Arnold and Mark Porter by buying a ticket for $25. If you 're interested, give Owens a call at 2131 891-2044 or 213/225-1687 . Owens is also requesting support for motorcyclist Joe Rudynski who is running for a seat on the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees. Rudynski, who is currently a student member trustee, is seeking your vote in the April 9 primary election. Aurora Suzuki in Seattle, Washington , will host an open house on February I , th e day before th e Seattle round of the Camel Supercross Series in the Kingdome. The festivites will take place between 7 p .rn, and 9 p.rn. and Suzuki factory riders alo ng with multi-time National and Supercross Champion Bob Harinah will be on hand to sign autographs. Stu Peters, president of Continental Motosport Club, has secured a 12-year lease on Glen Helen OHV P ark in San Bernardino, California , effective Feb ruary I. All forms of ra cing including motocross, speedway, sa nd drags and off-road car a nd ,AT V racing will contin ue, and CMC will be upgrading th e facility to hold Friday ni ght ra ces. , CMC also plans to hold open practice sessions during th e week in add ition to renting th e facili ty to private parties. In an item in this section last week that ment ion ed r oad r acer Lee Shierts being side lined fo r a year due to a broken back, we men tioned th a t he had " j us t o pened " Lee's Cycl e Servi ce. Wrong! " I' ve been in business for five years, " said Sh iert s. " We've mo ved to a larger location a nd th e dyno yo u mentioned has arrived. It 's a Dyn a-Jet dyno a nd we're renting tim e o n it. " Lee 's Cycl e Service is now located at 9726 Arrow Drive in San Diego, California. He ca n be reach ed by phone a t 619/ 541-2080. Regarding his in jured feet, Shierts sa id, ' 'I' m getting th e casts o ff next week and I'm going to go o ut dancing to celebra te!" Eight-tim e National Cross Co u ntry Ch ampion Ed Lojak says he's feeling right a t home o n hi s new factory ATK 406. Loj ak rod e for Husq varna for 15 years a n d the la st two years fo r Yamaha. Fo llo wing th e 1990' Cross Co untry season he sig ned w ith AT K. " I just go t th e bik e las t week and rode it for th e first time a nd really liked it," said Lojak. "It feels a lot like the H uskys did - tall, and has a straight feel ing. I' m reall y looking forward to th e new seaso n." avai la b le from B1's AT V Rentals, lo ca ted o n the dunes . The phone n um ber is 805/481-54 11. Lake Perris Fairgrounds in Perris, Cal if o rn i a , will h o st AMA Pro Speedway races beg inning ' May 2, according to Dirt Speedway Association 's Br ian Churc h , fo rm ally th e general manager of the Glen Helen OHV Park in San Bernardino. The Perri s Speedwa y events' will fill the Thursday nigh t gap left on the speedwa y schedu le by the closing of Ascot. For more information, contact Church at 714/825-1424. A special salute is being planned for two-time Supercross and five-time MX National Champion Rick Johnson at th e February 9 San Diego Supercross. The 26-year-old, originally from nearby EI Cajon, intends to retire at the end of the '91 MX season. Johnson has scored three supercross victories in San Diego, more than any other rider; and he 's also the winningest rider in supercross history with 28 main event victories. You might've noticed that in th e most recent television advertisement for McDonald's, there's a quick scene of a motocrosser flicking his bike over a jump. In case yo u're wondering, that rider is former factory Yamaha rider Jim "Hollywood" Holley, and the scen e was shot at DeAnza Cycle Park in Su n n ym ead, Californ ia . According to information being mailed out by The Pritchard Group, an international marketing firm , title sponsorship of the Roger DeCoster-led Honda MX team is available for $1,500,000. The release sa ys that figure is n egotiable. In addition, so le sponsorship of the 125cc Supercross class is a vailable for $35~,ooo, also negotiable. FORMED: Airtime Sportswear by , Mike Kidd Promotion s. The full line o f clothing will be marketed through motorcycle deal ers, at Kidd-prornot ed even ts, and by mail order. The company will be loca ted a t HC 51, Box 248, Azle, TX 76020, 817/677 -5753. Short track ra cing returns to southern California's Carlsbad Raceway on Saturday night, February I. Eight more events are scheduled betw een then and May with a five-round Winter Ser ies to get underway on February 16. For more information on dirt tra ck racing at Carlsbad, call Dirt Sports P romotions a t 619/489-5823. PROMOTED: Mark McP erry to th e position of national sales manager for J T USA. McP erry , previously a deal er represen ta tive in th e San Diego area , will now be resp o nsib le for JT' s na tionwide distribu tion. OPENED: Kent Howerton Racing School s, by former National MX Champion Kent H ow erton. Based in Elmendorf, T exas, Howerton will be holding classes on a limited bas is o n a privat e track th at is just over onemi le in length a nd has elev a tion changes o f over 100-feet. For more informa tio n, call 512/ 621-2429. , Ca mel Pro Series co mpe tito r, Steve Morehead will je t to Spain this week 'where he'll take part in a n exhi bitio n short tr ack ra ce in Barcel ona o n February 2. Moreh ead , who fin ished fifth in th e Camel Pro Series point sta nd ings last year, will be ridin g a DTX-styl e Husab erg that is being su p p lied by th e promoter, Sol o Mo to. H e'll be co m peting against a group of Spanish motocross and off-road racers in th e short trac k which is bein g run in co nj u nc tio n wi th an indoor tria ls event. APPOINTED: Bill Rychlik to position o f m ot orcycl e a n d watercraft departments service m anager a t ProTee/Dall as Bak er Products in Brea, California. R ychlik was fo rmer l y servi ce manager at Whit e Bros . All scheduled motorcycl e races at Tracy, Cal ifornia 's Altamont Race-: way have been canceled, accordi ng to promot er Nukl ear Neukam. " U n fortunately, m otorcycl e racing al one co uld not su p port th is fine facility a nd a long-term contrac t is in the works wi th a uto racin g interests," sa id Neukam. SIGNED: Mark Manniko, th e seco nd ranked U.S. .observed trials rider, by ' Co smopolitan Mot ors. Manniko will ca mpaign a Beta in th e National Championsh ip Observed T rials Seri es. PROMOTED: Phil Am me ndolia to national sal es manager o f Fox Ra cing. Ammendo lia was Fox 's top salesman in 1990. Motorcycles ca n now be rented a t th e sand dunes of Pi sm o Beach , Cal iforn ia. A n umber o f H onda CR25 0s are, HIRED: Ma lco lm Sm ith by Tucker- Rocky Distributin g to oversee produc tion a n d product 'd evelo p m ent a t Malcolm Sm ith P roducts, which was recently purch ased by T uc ker-Rocky. Smith, the founder o f the company, will also rep resen t Malcolm Smith Products a t dealer tra de shows. PROMOTED: Kevin Reese and Ruth Andradez to new positions at Santa Ana, California-based Edgell Expostions. Reese , formerl y sal es manager, has been promoted to sales director, arid Andradez, formerly senior account executive has been named sales manager. Reese will be responsible for sp on sors h ip .d evelo pm en t and new business within th e Motorcycle Group. Andradez will oversee all sales efforts for those shows produced in the Santa Ana offices. JOINED: Rick Ward, formerly a Vance & Hines mechanic and crew ch ief, has announced th e addition of Doug Lofgren to th e staff of Maple Grove, Minnesota-based WardPerformance; Lofgren specializes in carburetor and air flow dynamics. Lofgren is known in AMA Supersport road race circles as th e former tuner of ra cer Mike Moores' equipmen t. APPOINTED: Steve Dunsworth to the position of president of the Central Roadracing Association, taking over th e position vacated by Carl Petersen who resigned. Former Membership Chairman Dunsw orth's membership duties have been assu med by Larry Ber euter and Da vid Anderson was ap pointed to th e board to fill the year a nd a half rem aining in P etersen 's term. MOVED: Artco Design, a fir m tha t specia lizes in cus to m painting of helmets, to 289 Lincoln St., Seeko n k, MA 02771,508/ 336-4746. NAMED: T on y Mill s International In c. by Phil Ayliff Products Ltd. of Engla nd as th e overseer o f th e importa tio n, sales a nd market ing efforts of Dunlopad sintered metal di sc brake pads in th e U.S. Mills, formerly' th e motorcycle tir e product manager at Dunlop, said ad di tio nal Dunlop distributors will be added to the existi ng th ree di stributors. For m ore in formation, co ntact Mills a t 716/ 626-9020. SIGNED: Off -ro ad ace La rry Roeseler by Thor Actio n Racewear, who al so a n nou nced the establis h me nt o f a co mplete li ne of off-road products , incl uding new pants and jerseys, as well as a Larry Roeseler Off-Road Series Lin e, consisting of Gore-Tex jacke ts a nd pants a nd two new fan ny pack systems. 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