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Cycle News 1995 06 28

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I ', IN·TH IN · " ,' I E·W O Italian Alessio Chiodi (Ya m) swep t bo th motos at round eight of the World Champion ship 125cc Mo tocross Seri es, h eld Jun e 18 in Jini n in th e Czech Republic, Ano ther Italian, Alessandro Puzar (Ho n) was second in both motes, a n d Fre nc h man Sebastien Tortelli (Kaw) we nt 3-5 for third overall, Puzar leads the series point sta nd ings with 258 - 50 points ah ead of Chiodi. Englishman Kurt Nicoll (Ho n) used 2-1 moto finishes to win round nine of the World Champion ship 250cc Motocross Series, held June 18 in Cork, Ireland , German Peter Beir er (Hon) traded moto scores wi th Nicoll and was second over all, while Am erican title hopeful Tallon Vohland (Kaw) was third overall with 3-4 fi nis hes , S t e fa n Everts (Kaw) fourth in Ire la nd - continues to lead Vohland, 240-234, in th e series p oint standi ngs. Joel Smets (Hbg) wo n the French round of th e Wor ld Ch ampi o n ship 500cc Moto cros s Serie s, held in S1. Jean D' An gely, France, on June 18. The big Belgian used 4-1 moto finish es to earn h is win . A merican Trampas Parker (KTM) was second overall , and Belgian Gerald Delepine (Ho n) was th ird. Smets leads Par ker, 191-185, in the series po int stand ings . Paul Pinsonna ult (Hon) topped th e 540cc class at the Ho rn ell M.e. Nati onal Hillclimb, held June 18 in Avoca, New York. Scott McNeeley (Hon) was second, and Rick Soter III (BSA) wa s third. Jimmy D ingee (H -D) aced the 800cc d iv isi on, bea ting o u t Greg Williams (Hon) and Steve Dresser (H-D). Marc Colomer (Mon) sco red a popular h o m e-country w in a t th e Ju ne 17-1 8 Sp anish round of th e World Champio ns h ip Trials Series, h eld in Bilba o , Spain . Six-time World Champion Jordi Tarres (G-G) was the runner-up, while To mmi Ahvala (Fan), Joan Pons (G-G) and Doug Lampkin (Bet) rounded ou t the top five. Colomer lead s Tarres in the series point stan dings, 124-122. Ah vala is third wi th 95. Remember David Cobos, the 15-yearold Spaniard who topped America' s best trials riders at the April 30 EI Trial de Espana? Now 16, the personab le teen made his World Round d ebut in Spain and finished an impressive 10th . Cobos was originally sched uled to ma ke his debut at the previous round in Italy, but wa s sidelined wit h an injury and a lack of a driver's license. Say what? In order to compete in a World Championship event , rid ers must be licensed drivers in their ho me country. Apparently, Cobos fai led t he driver's t est in hi s fi rs t attempt. Shane Tri ttler reports that starting July 6, the Lake Casta ic MX Park will be open for practice on Thurday evenings, brin ging the tota l number of open practice sess ions per week to thr ee. On Tuesday and Th ursd ays, the supercross-style track will be open from 3 p.m. to d usk, , an d on Saturd ay m ornings fro m 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more info rmation call S.S.e. at 805 / 294-0020. Ren o wned stu nt ma n and fo rmer motorcycle jump record ho lder Gary Wells will contest the July 4 running of the Pike's Peak Hill climb in Pike's Peak, Colorado. Wells, best know n for h is 1980 leap over the Caes ar's Palace fountain in Las Vegas, wil l compete aboa rd a Ch arlie Carvello-tuned FMF-spons or ed Kawasaki KX500. Californian Shawn Wynne, New Yorker Bru ce Stratton and N ew Jersey' s Jim McIlvane wi ll compete in the July 14-15 Intern ation al Stadium Cross, to be held at Bava rian City Land sh ut in Munich, Germany . KTM Deutsch land w ill p ro vide bikes for the Ll.S, team. Pro rid ers interes te d in pa r tici p atin g in fu ture events in Europe sho uld contact Eduard Volkov at Roulett e Racing, 1752 6th St., Ewing, NJ 08638, 215/676-6472. GFI's We dnesday practice a t Pe rris, Calif ornia ' s Perris Raceway has n ew su mmer hours: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition, th e ma ximum age for 125cc racers at th e GFI Team Green Youth World Championsh ip s is 19, no t 16 as advertis ed. For more informa tio n ca ll 909/ 684-6996. Th e AMA reports th at legisl at ion has been app roved in Maryland, Pennsylvania and N ew York that will raise maxim um rural int ersta te speed limits to 65 m ph. In Maryland, approximately 270 miles of interstate highway will benef it, and in Pe nnsylv ania, 1600 miles will be affected . New York wi ll allow a 65-m p h sp eed limit on 1100 miles o f highway. There are now only five states remaining which have not passed similar measu re s: Connecticut, Del a ware, Hawaii, New Jersey and Rhode Island. The AMA has published tw o all-new statis tica l and fan info rmation racin g gu ides, available now from AMA head qua rters. Th e 1995 AMA Superb ike Series Racing G uide is spiral bound, and includes info rmation about the past 60 years of professi onal ro ad racing . Ov er 150 pages of stats, backgr ound and Hamill strong at . ~ Austrian S eedwa GP ~B Lr) 0\ ~ 2 illy 'The Bullet" Ha mill beca me the first Am erican to ~in a Gra nd Prix under the revised World Cha mp ions hi p Speed way format when he shot to a surprise win in the A Final at the Austrian Gra nd Prix in Wiener-N eustad t, Austria, on June 17. Reigning World Ch ampion Tony Rickard sson of Sweden finished second while Hans Nielsen of Denmark fini shed third and took th e World Ch ampion ship Indiv idual Speedway Series poi nts lead wi th 35 points. Great Britain 's Mar k Loram com ple ted the A Final field by finis hi ng fourth. Hamill - who started the 1995 Grands Prix onl y as a reserve - took third pick of the starting ga te and chose the outside starting position in the A Final. There, the Californ ian made the start and rac ed to victory, picking up 20 points and movin g to fourth in the series sta ndings . Americans Greg Ha ncock and Sam Ermolenko also pla ced well, wit h Hancock scoring a third place in the B Final to move in to eighth place in the series, while Ermol enko won the C Final to remain in fifth p lace overall. John Hipkiss 1996 AMA Schedules announced he AMA has accelerated its planning process for 1996, and has released its schedule of events for the upcoming Superbike, 125/250cc Nationa l MX and Gra nd National Cha mpions hip Series. "O u r field managers have put an incredible amount of work in to the scheduling process, and we're excited about releasing this information early in 1995," said Tom Mu eller, executive di rector of AMA Pro Racing. "We've been wo rking hard to communicate wit h our sponsors, OEMs, tea m owne rs and racing customers, and one prominent request is for an earlier release of sched ules. We' re happy to meet that request for 1996." Scheduling for the AMA -sanctio ned U .S. Supercross Series will be available at a later date, as soon as negotiations wit h several major spo rts stadiums are complete. T 1 AMA S 996 uperbikeSeries Ma rch 4-10 April 19-21 Apri l 26-28 May 10-12 May 31-June 2 June 7-9 June 14-16 July 12-14 August 9-11 September 20-22 September 27-29 October 3-6 Dayton a Internation al Speed way, Daytona Beach, FL ' Pomon a Fairplex, Pomon a, CA Laguna Seca Racewa y, Monterey, CA TEA Mid-Ohio Spo rts Ca r Course, Lexington, OH Road America, Elkha rt Lake, WI New Hampshir e International Speedway, Lou do n, NH Brainerd International Raceway, Brain erd MN Ga teway International Raceway, Fairmont City, IL Sears Point Raceway, Sono ma , CA Firebird International Racew ay, Chandler, AZ Las Vegas Internati on al Raceway, Las Vegas, NV AMA 1251250cc National C ampionship M h XSeries March 3 May 5 May 12 May 26 June 16 June 23 July 7 , Jul y 14 July 28 August 4 August 18 August 25 September 1 Ga torback Cycle Park, Ga inesville, FL Pra rie City OHV Park, Sacram ento, CA TEA High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, PA Budds Creek MX Park, Budds Creek , MD Motocross 338, Southwick, MA Red Bud Track 'N Trail, Bucha nan, MI Unad illa Valley Spo rts Cen ter, New Berlin, NY Ken worthy' s MX Park, Troy, OH Spring Cr eek MX Park, Millville, MN Washou gal MX Park, Washougal, WA Broome-Tioga Spo rts Center, Binghamton , NY Steel City USA, Delm on t, PA A G MA randNational Championship Series 'St. Augustine Motor Speedway, St. Au gu stine, FL Mar ch 2 March 9 Mu nicipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL April 20 "Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA Ap ril 27 TEA May4 TEA May 11 TEA May 18 "Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington , DE Ma y 26 "Illinois State Fairgrounds, Spri ngfi eld, IL "laSalle Speedway, laSalle, IL June 1 "Devil's Bowl Speedway, Dallas, TX June 15 June 22 'State Fair Speedway, Sed alia, MO June 29 Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH July 7 "Du Qu oin State Fairgrounds, Du Qu oin, IL July 13 "1-96 Speedway, Lake Od essa, MI July 20 "Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, MD July 27 State Fair Speed way, Oklahoma City, OK August 4 Peo ria M.e. Clubgr ounds, Peoria, IL August 7 "Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD August 10 "Rocky Mountain Speedway, Denver, CO August 17 Ind iana State Fairgrounds, Ind ianapo lis, IN August 25 4-H Fairgrounds, Gos hen, IN "Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield , IL September 1 "Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA September 7 Septem ber 14 Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH Septem ber 21 "Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA September 28 "Cal-Expo State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA October 5 "Pom ona Fairplex, Pomona, CA October 12 "Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA "Indicates Harley-Davidson 883 Dirt Track Series event

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