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Cycle News 1991 08 14

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~CREsptNEL ~ If you' ve been to the United States Grand Prix ;:; 0") ~ ~ ~ ~ ";;; ;:j bIJ ;:j < or the American round of the World Superbike Series in t he past three years, you probabl y already know about James Crespinel. His commissioned wo rk includes portraits of Mikhail Gorbachev, Martina Navratilova, Michael Jordan, Brian Bos worth a nd Steve Largent, in addition to images of Ja mes Dean, Elvis Presley a nd Marilyn Monroe. He is q u ickly becoming one of the most sought after competition a r t is ts in the Un ited States. Many world class ri ders themselves own original oil pai ntings by Crespinel and now lithographs of his works are available for both t he collector a nd enth usiast a like, throu g h Cycle News Products. EDDIE LAWSON Some call him the grea test rider who ever lived. Fast approaching legend status, no body won more 500cc Grands Prix in the 1980s than Eddie Lawson. In seven years of World Champio nshi p co mpetition, Eddie has won thirty 500cc Grands Prix. Only the legendary Giacomo Agostini and Mike Hailwood have won more and Hallwood's record of thirt y-seven victories is with in reach . Crespinel's image of Eddie Lawson was created over a three-day period at the U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in April of 1990. MARCO LUCCHINELLI Former 500cc Grand Prix World Champion Marco Lucchinelli now heads th e Ducat i factory effort in the World Superbike series. He has been the impetus behind the current race effort from Ducati and has built the team to be. the strongest, most effective, dominating force on the World Superbike circuit. The flamboyant Italian occasionally suits up to show off his riding ta lents at various events. (please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery) .- -- - - - - - - - - --- - - --~ - --- - - - - --- --- - -- @]illrmLTl/ ( ' B E H P' ~ E I ~ ORDER FORM INTHE W By Pap~aW IND _eal---!..-ey Belgian Jacky Martens (KTM) claimed the overall victory at round nine of the World Championship 500cc MX Series in Namur, Belgium, August 4. Compatriot Georges Jobe (H on ) was 'second overall and England 's Paul Malin (Kaw) rounded out the top three. American Billy UIes (Kaw) posted 5-18 finishes. Jobe leads Martens in the point standings, 234223. Pekka Vehkonen (Yam) of Finland was the overa ll winner of round 10 of the World Championship 250cc MX Series in Motala, Sweden, August 4. Swede Marcus Hansson (Kaw) fin ished second overall and Californian Mike Healey (KTM) claimed th ird ahead of Swede Peter Johansson (Yam). Louisiana's T rampas Parker (Hon) finished fifth overall' and took over the points lead as defendi ng 250cc World Champion Alessandro Puzar (Suz) crashed in the first moto and damaged ligaments in his knee. With one round remaining in the series, Parker leads Puzar in the standings, 217-205. Healey is third with 204 points. German Pit Beirer (Suz) won round II of the World Championship 125cc MX Series held in Reil, Germany, August 4. Californian Bob Moore (KT M) finished second overall and Belgian S tefan E verts (Suz) completed the top three. Everts leads Moore in the point standings, 367-333, with one round remaining in the series. Texan Doug Polen (Due) won both legs of the August 4 San Marino round of the World Championship Superbike Road Race Series at Misano, Ita ly. Australian Rob Phillis (Kaw), who finished second overall, pressured Po len in the first leg, leading on two occasions, but dropped back to third in the second leg behind defending champ Raymond Roche (Due), who was four th in leg one and th ird overall. Davide Tardozzi (Due) was third in the first race, fifth behind Fabrizio Pirovano (Yam) in the second . Polen has a commanding lock on the top spot in th e poi nt standings, leadin g Phillis 177-127. Fill ou t completely and prin t clea rly Name Address _ City ---: Phone ( State _----,,...-_ ~ Order Date (Nu P .O. Box . APO:lfPO'or Foreign Shipments) , , Q~A.'i1nES Eddie )farco L.twsoo 1.u<:chineUi _ DESCRIPTIOS Unframed Deluxe European Collector's Edition Framed LimitedCollector's Edition Unframed Limited Collector's Edition Framed BantamEdition Unframed Bantam Edition A.1l0~NT l"N1T PRICE $259 $149 $ 10 5 $32 $ 19 TOTAL P R ICES I NCL UDE CAResidents Add 7'1&% Sales Tax UPS I NSURED SHIPPING & H A NDLIN G LACounty Add 8'1&% Sales Tax PLEASE ALLOW4 TO 6 WEEKS Shipp ing & Handling for DELIVERY ORDER TOTAL Chuck Graves (Suz) finished second in the first leg and third in the secon d to finish second overall. Do nald Jacks (Suz) put together two fourth place finishes to finish third overall. Team Suzuki Endurance (Suz) completed 579 miles in the six-hour round of the SBS/PM WERA National Endurance Series at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, August 3, beating Team Suzuki Endurance II (Suz) by one lap. DAK Racing (Suz) finished third. Dutchman Racing (Suz) scored the overall win in the AMA U.S. Endurance Championship Series round at MidOhio, August 3, topping Team Mad Dog (Yam) by one lap in the three-ho ur race. Team R.E.S. (Suz) finished third overall. Fourth wen t to Gold Hill Racing (Yam) a nd fifth to The Human Race Team (Bim). Team Toomer (Kaw) finished sixth overall, topping the GTU class. The 2nd Annual AMA Dirt Day will be held at Hansen Dam Pa rk in Sy lmar, California, on Saturday, November 2. The brainchild of former Tri umph factory mechanic P a t Owens, the event is a low-key affa ir that provides enthusiasts the opportunity to display their dirt motorcycles and to socialize . Owens will again display the 650cc Triumph that Dusty Coppage rode to victory in the first Barstow-to-Vegas race in 1967, and Dennis Mahan will be displaying the BSA Gold Star that was raced by Neil Keen in the sixties. Dirt Day will be followed by the 12th Annual AIl British Road Ride that will take place on Sunday, November 3, starting at Hansen Dam Park. This event is primarily for owners of British bikes, but the host Norton Club is receptive to riders of non-British bikes. Daytona International Speedway will host the Fall Cycle Scene , Motorcycle Expo in conj unction wit h the October 18-20 AMAi'CCS Championship Series Finale road races at the Daytona Beach facil ity. Con tact thei r marketing services department at 904 /254-6 727 for exh ib i to r information. Following the tabulation of votes from the Dun lop Unadilla GP Favorite Rider Contest, held during the J uly'l4 Unadilla . U.S. 250cc MX G P, Jeff Stanton was declared the Favorite Motocross Rider. The contest gave fans a chance to vote for their favorite rider and to enter a drawing to win prizes from Dunlop, Unadilla Valley Sports S s Custom-b ilt Jawa en uob es u d r ik B S S s (FREE) Payment Metho d: 0 Check or Money Orde r Enclose d (Sorry, no COD's) Charge my 0 VISA 0 Master card Card No. Exp. Date _ Signature _ Send Orders to: Products. P.O. Box 498 . Long Beach, CA 90801ยท0498 2 Marlboro Yamaha's Robbie Petersen wo n the first leg a nd finished second in the second leg to take the overall win in the WERA Interstate Ba ttery F-USA Series at Brain erd Internationa l Raceway in Brainerd, Minnesota, on August 4. The second leg was won by Petersen's teammate Rich Oliver, who dropped out of the first leg with engine problems on his Yamaha YZR500. _ ertus Jawa-CZ Motorcycles of La Puente, California, is accepting orders for the 250cc and 500cc Enduro ISDT Jawas. The bikes will be custom-built, not on a production line, in multiples of four by the Czechoslovakian ma nufacturer. Both are liquid -coo led, sing le -cy lin der two-strokes with a magnesium cyli nder and aluminum head and feature a chrome-moly fra me, inverted front fork , adj ustable rear single shock, 12" travel front and rear, and front and rear disc brakes. The Jawa 250cc Enduro ISDT has a claimed dry weight of 215 lbs., and produces a claimed 38 hp at 8750 rpm. The 500cc Enduro ISDT has a claimed dry weight of 222 lbs., and produces a claimed 48 hp at 7500 rpm. For more information, contact Bertus Jawa-CZ Motorcycles, 701 Glendora, La Puente, CA 91744, 818/330-2326.

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