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Cycle News 1991 05 15

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GIN THE WIND ~ Chris Carr (H -D) beat fast qual ifier Ted Taylor (H -D) by inches to win the Fresn o Mile round of the AMA 600 Nat ion al Ch ampionship Dirt T rack Series at Fresn o, Cal ifornia , May 5. David Durelle (W-R) finis hed third. Former Expert class rider Winkie Frietas (W-R) wo n the J u ni o r National at Fresno with Cory Perrault (H- D) finishing seco nd and Paul Polhemus (W-R) taking third. Kurt Nicoll (KT M) scored his second overa ll win of the season at round three of the Worl d Champion sh ip 500cc MX Series in Vissefjarda, Sweden , May 5. Arto Pantilla (Hon) fin ished second overa ll an d Georges J o b e (Hon) was th ird. Nicoll lead s J obe in the sta ndings, 102-81, with Pantilla th ird at 60 points. America n Billy Liles (Kaw) only scored four po ints via a 12th -pl ace fin ish in moto two and dropped into a tie for ni nt h in the point standings. Lil es fin ished 20th in the first moto. America n Trampas Parker (Ho n) won his first-ever 250cc GP wi th 1-4 moto fini shes at round three of the Wor ld Cham pi onsh ip 250cc MX Series in Sch wa nenstad t, Austria, May 5. Dave S trijbos (Suz) was seco nd overa ll and Michele F anton (Hon ) finis hed third overall. Parker's score a lso moved him to the top of the point sta nd ings, where he leads Marni qc Bervoets (Kaw) by on e point, i7-76. Defending champ Alessandro Puzar (Suz), who won the second moto after failing to fin ish moto on e, is third with 75 points. Defend in g 250cc MX World Cha mpion Alessandro Puzar (Suz) swep t both motos in round two of the Wor ld Cha mp ion sh ip 250cc MX Series in Dal ecin, Czechos lovakia , Apri l 28. Marniqc Bervoets (Kaw) fini shed second overa ll and American Trampas P ark e r (H on) was th ird . America n Mike Healey (KT M) fin ished fifth overall beh ind Peter J oh an sson (Yam). Round four of the AMA National Championship Enduro Seri es in Un ion, South Carolina, May 5, saw defending cham pion Randy Haw kins (Suz) score a one-point victory over runner-up Jeff Russ e ll (KT M), 57-58. Allen Gravitt (KT M) fini sh ed third, while K u rt Hough (Kaw) and Steve Hatch (Suz) rou nded out the top five. Danny Hamel (KT M) scored the overa ll win in ro und five of the AMA Na tional Cham pi o n sh ip H a r'e & Hound Series at H iko, Nevada, May 5. The ru n ner-up was Larry Roeseier (Kaw) and Garth Sweetland - (Kaw) was third. Ron Naylor (AT K) and Jimmy Lewis (KT M) rounded out th e top five. Tom Kipp, Fabian Cortez and Andy Deatherage led Dut ch m an Racing (Suz) to a narrow 32-second win over Team S u zuki E n d u r anc e (Suz) in round four of the WERA Endurance Championship at Nelson Ledges in Garrettsville, Oh io, on May 4-5. Third pla ce in the six-ho u r event went to DAK Racing (Suz), Scott Zampach (H -D) topped Tripp Nobles (H -D) and Randy Texter (H- D) to win th e AM A H arl eyDavidson Twin Sports National fin al a t Road Atlanta in Braselton , Georgia, on May 5. T he Camel Mot orc ycl e Grand Prix of Miami, a round of the AMA Nat ional Cham p ion ship Road Race Series, has been r e schedu led from J uly 13-\4 to November 9-10, th us becoming the final round of the series. Negotiations are being conducted in hopes of ob tai ni ng television coverage in Novem ber. T he uperbike race on the Miam i street course was telecast live by CBS-TV last year. Spea king of television : More than a few ira te readers have called us regardin g cha nges in the tim es that pa rticu lar sho ws have aired. We have nothin g, repea t, nothing to do with schedule cha nges by th e TV netw ork s. As always, we stro ngly urge you to check your local listings. Whi ch is what you sho uld do as far as th e S cott P ark e r ep isode of Winners, the TNN show. A memo from Dave Despain says th e air dat e for that show has been changed from May 19 to June 2 " with frequent replays thereafter. " The Despain- Truck donated to Heritage Museum h e Motorcycl e H er it age Museum has received a brand new pic ku p tru ck from th e pu blishers of Cycle magazine. T he pure -w h jte, heavy-du ty 199 1 Che vro let Silvera do 2500, co m p le te wit h co lor-ma tc hed tru ck cap, will be used by the staff of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees th e da ily o pe ra tio n s o f th e mu seum in Westervill e, Ohio. H ighl ighted wi th th e museu m 's official logo, the tru ck mad e its first appeara nce in March at the Ant ique Motorcycle Club of Ameri ca' s Winter Meet in Winter H aven , Florida, and at severa l special events held in conj unction with Motorcycle Week in Dayton a Beach. . In addition to its use as a public rela tions vehicle at vintage mo torcycle rallies and events aro u nd the country, the tru ck will also be used by museum sta ff members to tra nsport exhi bit motorcycles, eq uip ment and other paraphernal ia in connection with regul ar mu seum busin ess. "W e're extremely gratefu l to Cycle magazine for making th is possible," said Motorcycle Heritage Museum Director Jim Rogers, "T he tru ck will go a long way in help ing staff memb ers perfo rm the ir jobs more efficient ly." T he Motorcycle Heritage Museum is open fro m 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m . Monday th rou gh Friday at the American Motorcyclist Associat ion , 33 Co llegeview Road , Westerville, Ohio 43081. Weekend hour s - 10 a. m. un til 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noo n to 4 p.m. on Su ndays - are maintained throug h October. T here is no admission fee. For mor e information , contact J im Rogers or Tracey Bani k at (614) 891-2425. ' T 2 England 625, USA 161 in TransAtlantic team U.S.A. su ffered an embarra ssing defeat in the TransAtlantic Superbike Cha llenge in England on May 5-6. In the six. 15 lap races held at Mallory Park and Brands H atch. the Ameri can roa d race team managed just one topthree finish. a third in the first race at Brands Hatch by Muzzy Kawasaki's ' Scott Russell. The Georgian also emerged as the top American point scorer in seventh pos iti on. The fin al score was 625-161 in favor of the Brits. The biggest individual winner of the weekend was England's Ray Stringer. The Yamaha FZRlooo-mounted rider won all three races at his home track of Mall ory Park and finished the six races with 93 points. At Brands Hatch, Norton's Ron H aslam scored two wins with Loctite Yamaha's Rob McElnea winning the third race. The American effort was hurt by several factors including lack of circuit knowledge, th e short race distances and constant difficulties with the starting procedure. The American team was also depleted with both Commonwealth Honda riders Miguel DuHamel and Rich Amaiz suffering injuries from crashes at Mallory Park. DuHamel suffered bruised kidneys and a hairline fracture in one of his wris ts while Amaiz suffered a severely swollen finger and shoulder. New Zealander Robert Holden, who was drafted into the American squad, crashed in qualifying on Sunday and su ffered a crushed vertebrae. Disappointed team captain Freddie Spencer was only 13th overall with a best individual finish of eigh th: "They know the race tracks ," Spencer said in exp laining the loss. "T he problem started when most of us qualified so far back at Mallory on the third and fourth row and with the grid for each race being determined on the previous result it was hard to move up because that track was so difficult T to pass on." This was the 19th runnin g of the TransAtlantic and the score now stands at 13-6 in favor of the British. Bru ce Newton hosted program is 30 minutes lon g and traces Parker's Ca mel Pro Series career, his relationship wi th Har ley-Davidson factory team mechan ic Bill Werner, and hIS amazing comeback to wi n the San J ose Mile last Sept emb er after crash ing on the first lap of the main event. Again, check your local listings. Lo s An geles Cou nty Ra cewa y i n Pal mdal e, Californ ia, will be the site o f tw o fu ll -day ses sions o f Dal e Walker 's H o leshot P erformance Drag R a cin g School, June 5-6. Each day offers a sepa ra te course limited to 10 riders. For more information, call 408/4 27-3625 or 427-0299. Pro motocrosser Jeff Pestana. who suffered two collapsed lungs and multiple broken ribs in a crash during the I 25cc Eastern Regional main event at the Pont iac Supercross, Ap ril 13, hopes to be back in action in time for the Mammoth Mountain MX. "The nurse told me that after I arrived at the hospital, my heart and breathing stopped," sa id Pestana in a phone conversation from his Monterey. California, home. " I guess they had to 'jump start' me. My whole bod y is reall y sore, but I hope to be back on a bike by May." When asked if he had considered retiring from racing, Pestana replied lightheartedly, " And do what. . . get a real job?!?!" District 37's Dual Sport division and T our N Trail will be hosting the Wolf P rodu c ts F orest Ride on May J 1. The 120-to- 150 mile ride through the San Bern ardino Mountains will start and end a t Dale's Modern Cycle in San Bernard ino , California, and include a lu nc h stop in Big Bear. All proceeds will go to th e Cal ifo rn ia Desert Coa lition. For more information, call 818/ 249-2141. There are seven slots availabl e for 50cc Stock class ri ders who wish to take part in the intermission show at the Mickey T ho mpso n Off-Road Gran Prix at Dall as, T exas, May 18. For more informat ion , call GFI Rae. in g at 7141788-5853. Former speedway World Ch ampion Bruc e Penhall will be inducted-into the Orange County (Californ ia) Sports Hall of Fam e this sum mer. Pcnhall remai ns busy a nnouncing races for television. H e'll add the May 19 San Jose Mile to his list of credits when he joins well-known announcer Larry Huffman and forme r dirt track racer Rob Hassey on the T NN crew tha t will tape that event for telecast on Saturday, J u ly 16. Mike Green. owner of West Coast Briti sh in Dublin. California, will be . jetting across the pond to take Pan in the Classic Bike Magazine Championship 1991 in England come July. Green , who won two classes at the Daytona round of the AHRMA Historic Cup Series. plans to compete in the first four rounds of the British vintage road race series aboard his mid- '60s Duca ti 250GP. but might contest the entire series. " It' ll all depend on points if ' I go back or not." said Green, who added that he is looking for a sponsor for his intercontinental foray. Want to back him? Call 415/829-6091. Gary Semics, who spent the winter conducting sessions of his motocross school in California, is headed back to Ohio for the summer. Information about his school can be obtained by calling 216/424-3382. Out of over 20,000 entries, Robin M cC:oll y of San Juan Capistrano, California, came up the winner of a Suzuki Bandit. courtesy of American Suzuki and International Motorcycle Shows. McColly , 35. entered the S uzuki S wee pstakes at the Anaheim International Motorcycle Show last December. The sweepstake entry forms were accepted at the 10 shows held across the coun try during the winter. : The drawing was held on March 29. McColI y took delive ry of her new bik e at Saddleback Suzuki in Laguna Hills, California. Rebec ca McGlothlin won a Honda CRI25 which was given away by H onda of Winston-Salem at the April 27 Dixie Classic Stadiumcross in Winston-Salem , North Carolina. Three-time Camel Pro Series Champion Bubba Shobert will represent Honda when he joins over 2000 other motorcyclists in the 1991 Ride For Kids in Atlanta, Georgia. June 2, Every single penny raised in the ride will be turned over to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Shobert will be attending the Ride For Kids Cub

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