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Cycle News 1995 04 12

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stickers on their bikes. Contingency awards are based on top ,three overall placings and the necessary forms will be available at AMA registration with the sticker available from tech inspection. The White Bro s. Four-Stroke World Championships will be held May 21 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The one-day MX race will be preceded by an open practice session on May 20, and the actual race tra ck will be open for use. In addition to Sunda y's popular MX race, Team Dual Dogs will host a' special dual sport ride. The ride will begin at 9:45 a.rn., shortly after the first race of the day, which happens to be the dual sport class. Racers can compete in a moto, take a trip through the San Bernardi no mountains, and return in time for their second moto, about 3:00 p.m. Several other novel activities will be held thro ughout the day, including a vintage bike show that will offer a $1000 purse for th e top bikes. Also a special team race will be held in between motos, in which one full-sized and one minibike will be used. Classes will be offered for all bikes and skill levels. Full factory participation is expected. For more information call 602/437-5411. . A secondary host hotel for the Ap ril 22 Charlotte Supercross has been secured. The Holi d ay Inn East Independence at 3501 East Independence, is offering specia l $59 roo m rates on April 21 and 22. The Ch arlotte Supercross must be mentioned to receive the special ra te, and reservations must be made by April 14. For reservations call 704/537-1010. The Mammoth Mou n ta in Sk i Area is giving qualified m o tocr oss racers a chance to compete on the world-famous Mammoth Mountain MX course a few weeks early this year . The annua l mo tocross races will be held June 22-25, but the in a u g u ra l Sn o w Boa rd! Motocross Championships will be held June 4-5. To be eligible to compete, racers must be competent at both motocross and snow boarding. Day one of the competition will see entrants race against the clock on the "Boarder Cross," a BMXstyle race course which will feature double and triple jumps, berms and tabletops . Day two will pit racers against each other on the MX course. The rider with the lowest combined score will be , declared the first-ever event cham pio n. For more in for m a t ion contact Ron McCoy at 619/934-5831. The April 15 deadline for the AMA Pro Racing $1000 Scho la rs h ip Award is Hideo "POPS" Yoshimura: 1922ยท1995 Y approaching rapidly. The award will be awarded to a 16- or 17-year-old high school senior that is an AMA licensed pro competitor with good grade point average. The award is applicable to a technical school or other institution of higher learning, and will be awarded to the graduating senior with the highest GP A for the 1994-95 school year. Also taken in to consideration will be the student's academic achievements. Replies should be sent to AMA Pro Racing, Attn: Operations Manager, 33 Collegeview Rd., Westerville, OH 43081-6114. osh im u ra Japan Co. founder H ideo "Pops" Yoshimura (right), 73, d ied at his home near Tokyo, Japan on March 27 after a long bout with cancer. Yoshimura, who started Yoshimura Japan in 1954, was a legend whose products have become synonymous with potent four-stroke motorcycles. Yoshimura was one of the first to build four- intoone exhaust pipes for mo torcycles w hich became the backbone to a booming exhaust pipe business. Yoshimura soon parted company with American partners, but that relationship didn't last and "Pops" ended up establishing a second company, Yoshimura R&D of America, which was based in Hollywood, California. It was there that he began developing high-performance parts for the Kawasaki Zl and the Honda CB750. Yoshimura eventually star ted working on Suzukis, most notably the Japanese company's first endeavor in the superbike wars - the GS750. A 'bored-out GS750 built by Yoshimura won the AMA Superbike race at Laguna Seca in 1977 in the capable hands of Steve McLaughlin. It didn't take long for the Yoshimura team to switch to racing Suzukis exclusively, and it was a Yoshimura Suz uki GS1000 Su perbike that Mike Baldwin and. Wes Coo ley used to win the first-ever Suzuka 8-Hour in 1978. By the early '80s, Yoshimura was doing all of Suzuki's four. stroke racing development. , . When "Pops" beca me ill, his son Fujio took over as president of Yoshimura Japan. The well-known and much-liked "Pops" Yoshimura made a popular return to the Suzuka 8-Hour last year. Yoshimura is survived by his wife Nabe, son Fujio and daughter Namiko Moriwaki. ' Cards and flowers may be sent to Yoshimura Japan Co., Ltd ., 6748 Nakatsu Aikawa, Machi, Aiko-Gun, Kanagawa Pref., Japan. A&R Racing's Will Davis was the overall winner of the Florida Flat Track Series, held throughout Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. Davis' 89-point total edged out runner-up Steve Morehead and his 61-point total. Kevi n Atherton was third with 46, edging out Davey Camlin, who also boasted 46. Atherton was awarded the position by virtue of his high er top finish. So you want to try your hand at off-road rally navigation, bu t you're not quite ready to commit the time and money it takes to compete in the grueling events? Then the Best in the Desert Virgin River dual sport ride may be for you. Organized by Nevada Rally course official Case y Folks, the 23O-mile ride is scheduled for May 7, and will use a similar roadbook to those utilized in rallies. Several top riders, including Johnny Campbell , are planning to use th e event as navigation practice for the Nevada Rally th is August. For more information, call , 702/457-5775. Scott Plessinger (KTM) scored the overall win at round nine of the AMA Mid South Winter Hare Scrambles Series on the Owensborough Motorcycle Clubgrounds in Fordsville, Kentucky, on April 2. Terry Cunningham (Yam) was second and Ro bert Patterson (Suz) third. AUTOGRAPH S IGN I N G : At Plano Honda in Plano, Texas, on April 28. Team Honda/l-800-Collect's Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson and Doug Henry, and Honda of Troy's James Dobb, Mike Craig, Brian Swink and Mike Brown are scheduled to appear. For more informat ion cal1 800 / 8561226. Former Ultracross Ch a m p ion S h a u n Kales, who has been racing a Surdyke Racing-sponsored Yamaha YZ250 in the U .S. Supercross Series, is planning to con test the 250cc National MX Series on a Husa berg 501. Kalos had hoped to contest the indoor circuit on the big fourstroke, bu t sufficient testing has not yet been completed. He still plans to race the final two or three SX rounds on a Husaberg350. FMF Racing has opened up a 1-900 Technical Tip Hot Line for last-minute or late-night technical questions, regarding race setup for your motocrosser. There are five catagories to choose from , including frontsuspension, rear suspension, jetting, bike prep and new products, The call costs 99 cents a minutes and the av erage call last for approximately six minutes, and you must be at least 18 years old or have parental permission. For more information call 310/539-6884. .AUTO GRAPH SIGNING: At Charlotte Ho nda, Yamaha, Kawasaki in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 21 from 6:00 ' p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Team Kawasaki's Mike Kiedrowski, Mike LaRocco, Robbie Reynard and Ryan Hughes are scheduled to appear. For more inforination cal1 704/394-7301. OPEN HOUSE: At BMW Motorcycles of Santa Cruz, California, on May 6-7. Factory reps from BMW are scheduled to appear. For more in fo r ma ti o n cal1 408/476-6262. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Rosenau Pow ersports' European bike department in Deerborn Heights, Michigan, on April 7 from 4:00 p ,m. to 7:00 p.m, and April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p,m. Team Husaberg's Shawn Kalos and Chuck Sun are scheduled to appear. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Central Yamaha in Plano, Texas, on April 28 from 6:00 p ,m. to 8:00 p.m. Team Yamaha 's Jeff Emig, John Dowd and Kevin Windham are scheduled to appear. For more information call 214/423-4089. MOVED: GFl Racing, to a new office in Riverside, California . Th e new phone number is 909 / 684-6996 or 909/ 684-6997 (fax). 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