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Cycle News 1991 07 24

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IN THE WIND ByPap_aW y _eal-!--e __ ~roducts Wear your CYCLE NEWS Hat, T-Shirt, or Fanny Pack to tell everyone "Once a month is not enough. " CYCLE NEWS T-Shirts T-S hirts fea t ure CYCLE NEWS "tire" prin t large on back , smaller on chest, on 100% cotton. Available in sizes Medium , Large , X-Large and XX-Large for $11 ,95 each , in cludes shipping and handling. Stefan E v erts (Suz) swept bo t h motos in round nine of the World Championship 125cc MX Series in Ama titla n, G ua tema la, J uly 14. Pedr o Tragter (Suz) finis hed second in each moto and J oakim Karlsson (Kaw) rou nded out the top th ree overall with 5-3 moto fin ishes, edgi ng ou t Cal ifornian Bob Moore (KTM). Fell o w Californ ia n Willie Surratt (Hon) fin ish ed fifth ove ra ll. Everts lead s Moor e in the poi nt sta ndings, 299-264, wi th T ragter th ird a t 20 1 points. Surratt moved into fifth with 144 po ints. On Wedn esda y, July 3, at Char lotte, No rth Caro lina, a n AMA Ap pea l Board met with Miguel DuHamel and upheld hi s disqual ification from the 600 Supersports Nat ional he ld in early J un e a t Brainerd Int ern a tional Raceway. DuHam el, wh o won the race in question, was disqualified whe n a pos t-race tech ins pec tio n found his Commonwealth Racing Honda was fitted with an exha us t system that did not meet the eq ui p ment reg ula tio ns for the modified-production class. Boa rd mem bers Bob Black, Bruce Greene and Carl Reynol ds una n imth e Brain er d o u sly . uph el d disquali fication. Defending National Enduro Cha mpion Ran dy Hawkin s (Suz) unofficially scor ed the overa ll win in round five of the AMA Na tio na l Cham pio nship Enduro Seri es in Perkinston, Mississippi, Ju ly 14. Hawkins edged series poin ts lead er J e ff Russell (KT M) by o ne point and George W aller, Jr. (Suz), Allen G ravit (KT M) a nd Steve Hatch (S uz) rounded ou t the top five. H owever, the event is curren tly under pro test, wh ich cou ld change the order of th e top five overa ll positio ns , pending the AMA 's decision o n two sepa ra te p ro tests filed by H atch a nd si xth -p lace o vera ll finis her K e vin Hines (Suz). The 12th Annual Mid-South Hare Scrambles S eries p romoters meeting will be held Sunday, August 4, in Nash vill e, T ennessee. Promoters interested in holding an event during the 1991-92 seaso n sho uld respond by p hone for inf ormat ion and co n firma tion as the schedule will be fina lized a t the meetin g. All event locations mu st be within 250 m iles of Nas hville. Call Mark Hosbach at 615/793-6810 or David La m bert h a t 615/ 868-4236. The Sunday, July 28, sho rt track race at Faxo n City Speedway, whi ch is located six mi les so ut h of Lawton, Oklahoma , wi ll be run as a benefit race for Scott Adams , the di rt track racer who suffered pa ralyzing injuries earlier t h is year. Pr actice fo r th e race is sched uled to begi n at 2 p.m . with racin g at 4. T he la ter than usual start will allo w rid ers wh'o participated in th e p revious even ing 's Camel P ro Series ro u nd in O kla ho ma City a chance to get a good nig h t's sleep before makin g the approxi ma tely 100mil e drive down to La wton. For more informatio n, call Lynn Richmeyer at 405/357-7102. Aprilia, the Italian motor cycle manufacturer, is seeking an excl usive U.S. importer for its 250cc AFI roa d racer. To help fi lter th rough a p p lica nts , Acerbis USA has been asked to act as an introductory force between Aprili a and any prospective importer. For add i tio na l inform atio n, ca ll Bill Berr oth of Acerbis USA at 619/5621440. Winners in Motorcycle Service Technology- contest announced S CYCLE NEWS Hats and Fanny Packs Featuring t he CYCLE NEWS logo in white puff -print on red corduroy. Adjustable, one size fits all , now ava ilable for $9.95 each, shipping and handling free. Fanny Packs are strong nylon construction with multi-adjustable belt. Plenty of room for your stuff, for only $9.95 each! VISA/Mastercard Orders are OK! To order, use the Cycle News Products Order form located below the Advertiser's Index in t his issue. 2 Order by Phone (213) 427-7433 _ ix vocat io na l students were winne rs in the 2nd Annual U.S. Skill Ol ym p ics Mo torcycle Service T ech no logy Cont est spo nsore d bythe motorcycle industry and the Vocational Ind ustri al Clubs of Ameri ca (VICA). The winn ers were anno unced Frida y, J u ne 28, a t th e awards sessio n of the VJCA National Leadership Conference held a t the Kentucky Fai r and Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Mot or cycle' Service Tech nol ogy Contest was one of 55 hands-on contests in trade, technical, and health related field s in which 3000 state cham p io ns competed. The six winners are: Secondary (High School) Division : I. Wi lliam Steen of West Far go Hi gh School, West Far go , North Dakota; 2. Fra nk Rohrbaugh of Centra l Ok lah om a Area Vo-Tech , Drumright, Oklah oma; 3. Michael Mu sil of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michi gan. Postsecondary (Co llege) Division: I. Michael Par sons of Southeast Commun ity Co llege , Lincoln, Nebra ska; 2. Scott Young of Bra inerd Technica l In stitute, Brainerd , Minneso ta; 3. Charl es Brooks of Centra l Oklah om a Area Vo-Tech, Drumrigh t, Okl ah om a. T he VICA is the nationa l organization of ove r 300,000 students in trade, industrial, techn ical , and health occupa tio ns. Since 1965 the VICA Uni ted Sta tes Skill O lympics has been an esteemed ann ua l competition tha t recognizes the ach ievements of vocat io na l stude nts and enco urages the m to strive for excelle nce and pride in their chosen occupa tio ns. The contests are carefully pl anned by . technica l com mi ttees mad e up of industry representatives and are designed to test the en try level skills needed to perform successf ully in a given occupation . The Motorcycle Service Techno logy co ntestants performed entry level tasks in cha ssis and drive trai n service, precision meas uring, electrical testing, carburetor servi ce, valve adj us tme nts, and referen cing parts and service information. This is the second year for the mot orcycle competition which was co-chaired by Joe Koury and Ca ndace Mead of Honda with T om Dah l of Mot or cycle Mecha n ics Institu te. Also serving on the technical com mittee and writ ing the co ntes t were John Yur efcic and Tom Pu gh of Yam ah a, Ron Pl ender of H arl ey-Davidso n, Don Church of Kawasak i, a nd Mark Hasenberg of Snap- on Tools. Each of the four motorcycle manufacturers spo nsored two of the eig h t work stations that made up the day lon g test. Thirt y-two industr y judges evaluated the 28 co ntes tants. T he first p lace go ld meda lists in th e h igh 'school and po stsecondary school levels were aw arded over $35,000 in prizes includin g: scho larshi ps to Mo torcycle Mechan ics Institu te in Phoenix, Arizona; fo ur-week internships at America n H on da in Torrance, Ca lifo rnia; and 300 plus pi ece tool sets, ro ll cabinets, and box es from Sna p-o n Tools. The schools of the first place winners were awarded mot or cycles from H onda, pu ller sets by Snap-on T ool s, and training aids from H onda, Kawasaki and Yamaha.

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