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Cycle News 1991 09 11

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wanted me to sign for three years and I didn 't want to commit myself to America for so long," Everts said. Kawasaki USA Team Manager Ro y Turner said th at he talked to Everts at the August 18 Japanese 125/250cc MX GP , but that no contrac t had been offered. " I o n ly talked to h im to find out wh at hi s situa tio n was for '92," said Turner. " He has exp ressed an interest to foll ow Jean-Miche l Bayle and race in America." Geboers' other rider, 1990 125cc World Champion Do nny Schmit of Minnesota , will either return to the Bieffe Suzuki team or join Italian Alessandro P uzar, the 1990 250cc World Champio n, on R i n ald i 's Chesterfield Yamaha team. " I don 't want to give any detai ls affecting my choice whi ch cou ld em barrass anyone later, but I sho uld know which team I will be riding for within a week," said Schm it at a Dutch supercross o n Sept ember I. Yamaha ma y field a large team for the 1992 World Ch ampionsh ip 250cc MX Series. In addition to the two- ma n Rinaldi tea m, Pekka Vehko nen will cont in ue to ride for Yamaha Europe, Peter J ohansson is expected' to stay with the Swedish Yamaha impo rte r, and Ameri cans Bob Moore and Mik e Healey have been offered Yamaha ri des. In addition to an offer from th e Fren ch Yamaha importer Sonauto, H eal ey has also been offered rides with Buell introduces new RSS Deluxe th e Br itish Yam ah a , Honda a n d Suzuki teams, and the British federation has cleared th e way for Healey to obtain a license. H eal ey sai d that he didn 't know who he would be riding for when q uestioned at the Washougal National. Riders competing in round two of the CMC Trans- Cal N o rth M X S e rie s on Sunday, September 8 at Silver S t a t e R ace way in Carson City, Nevada, will be able to sign up th e n ight before th e event fro m 6-9 p.m. at the track. Racers who intend to compete at the Orego n Mo torcycl e Road Racin g Association Twin Riv e rs Classic Vintage Road Race at Portland Internationa l Raceway (PIR) o n September 21 are reminded of the nois elevel restrictions in effect at tha t facili ty. Racing veh icles at PIR, which is located near a resid ential area, are limited by state law to 105 decibels, measured 50 feet from the centerline of the racing surface. Measurements are taken along the front straight, and racers excee ding the limi t will be black-flagged. Schedule changes caught some competi tors showi ng up a day la te for th e o pe n ing round of th e T rans -Cal North MX Series, and Papa's ju st learned tha t like the opening round the th ird roun d a t Sacramen to Raceway will take pl ace on Saturday night, September 14, and not the foll owing da y as had been an no u nced. Florida's Dade City Ra ceway will host the 2nd Annual WorldSports Fun Day on Sunday, September 15. H onda and area H onda dealers will be providing demo rid es o n the new 1992 CR mod els. There'll be open practice, games and o ther activities, plus over 300 door p rizes, all at no charge. Free? "Yes, free." said Bill West of Worl dSports. " It's our way of saying thanks to all the riders who participate in our events, plus it's a fun way of kicking off the fall and winter seasons." he 1992 Buell RSS Del ux e (p ictured above) was unveiled at the HarleyDavidson dealer convention in Orlando, Flori da, o n August 19. One of two models offered by th e Buell Motor Co . of Mu kwonago, Wisconsin , th e RSS Delux e, like the RS Delu xe, is po wered by a Har ley-Davidson 1203cc V-twin . T he RSS Deluxe featu res new single-seat bodywork, an oi l coo ler and an oi l temperature ga uge, and is designed for the rider who pl aces a n emphasis on sport riding. T he RSS joins the sport/to uring RS Delu xe model th at cont in ues for '92. Bo th feature braided stainless steel brake lin es, the first offered by a motor cycle manufacturer, and WP of Holland rear suspens ions. T he suspension units feature a du al -rate spri ng with hydra ul ic preload adj us tment, adj ustable rebound and . co mpression dampin g. The ni trogen -ch ar ged unit uses a rem ote reservoir and can be adjusted with ou t too ls. Bot h models are ava ilable in the Wh ite Pearl and Curacao Blue Meta llic colors tha t were avai lable on the '91 models, p lus two new colors, Gun metal G rey Pear l an d candied Ruby Red. Buell has o pened its o wn bod y and pai nt shop. " O pen ing our own shop was a very expens ive under taking," sai d Erik Buell , the fo un der of the company, "but I felt I had to do it. We are bu ildin g o ne of the world's fines t motorcycles and the quality of the finish is extremely important." Buell production engineer David Ulicki added, " We believe we have the finest fit and finis h of any sma ll ma nufactu rer in the world." Suggested retail pri ces will be $15,995 for the RSS Deluxe and $16,495 for the RS Deluxe. T WorJdSports has al so asked us to get . the word out regarding the scarcity of motel a c c o m m oda tio n s availabl e for its November 25-30 20th Annual Florida Winter National Ol ympics at Gatorback Cycle Park in G ainesville. On e of th e nati on 's premi er NCAA football ga mes Florida State vs. the University of Florida.- will also take place over th e Thanksgiving weekend and the motel rooms are go ing fast.WorldSports advises everyo ne to mak e reserva tions as soon as possible, and recommends the following area motels: Ho] o Inn , 904/462-2244; Days In n - Gainesville. 904/332-3033; and Days Inn - University, 904/376-1211. D r e w Lien, o wner of 100% Prod ucts, won a helmet don ated by Jeff Stant o n in the Troy Lee Designs ra ffle that was held at the U.S. 500cc GP MX to raise funds for Debbie Donnell y, the widow of the late Shoei H el mets representative Pa ul Do n nell y. T he raffle raised $4000 and Lien . who is a product sponsor of several factory MX riders, is selling the helmet for $500 which he will donate to Debbi e. who is expec ti ng a child. If you 'd like to o wn o ne of Jeff Stanton 's helm ets. ca ll 100% Products at 818/ 340-7619. Ath en s-Lancaster Sport Cycles will hav e the 1992 Ya m a h a off-road b ike s o n display at the September 78 Burr Oaks Grand National Cro ss Co u n try Seri es even t in Millfield, Ohio. ~ Q.) ..0 8 .... Q.) 0.. Q.) CfJ Pre-entry forms for the October 2021 15th Annual Kawasaki Motocross Race of Champions at Raceway Park in Eng lis htown, New J ersey. are now avai lab le at partici pa ti ng New J ersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Con necticu t Kawasaki dealers. Promoter Ken La nd erman expects o ver 700 ride rs at the fall class ic which closes out the Raceway Park MX season. Landerman also hopes to attract many of th e National-level pros who will have just completed the 125/500cc . National Championship MX Series at Unadilla a week prior to the event, For more information, call 908/ 446-6331. H ey, want to ride the same cour se that the world's best did in the recent U.S. 500cc MX GP? Then sho w up for the CRC MX at Glen Helen OHV Park in San Bernardino, Ca lifornia, o n Sunday, September 8. For mor e informat ion, call 8051272-8889. Dirt tracker Tim M ertens, who un derwent surgery last month to have his femur rebro ken and set correctly, was on ha nd to spectate at the Springfield Mile, Sep tem ber I. " Oh, it was a real nightmare," said Mert en s. " I can't wait to get back o u t on the trac k. It 'll be at least unt il next year befo re I can ride, though, I don 't wanna do anythi ng d um b like try to come back too soon." Special motel rates are available a t the Holiday Inn-New Hartford, the official race headquarters for th e October 13 final round of the 125/ 500cc National Championship MX Series at New York 's Unadilla Valley Sports Center. 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