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Cycle News 1996 04 17

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the lntermodal Surface Transportation Efficien cy Act of 1991, the omnibus federal transportation bill that directed states to ope n HOV lanes to motorcyclists unless the state cou ld dem onstrate that do ing so would create a sa fety hazard. Th e AMA Gov ernment Relations Department is now offer ing legislative reports on CompuS erve 's M ot orcycle Foru m . The reports are revised weekly and include region al su mma ries of all proposed federal and state legislation that could impact motorcycling, and allows motor cyclist rights advocates to track the progress of legislat ion in thei r state and throughout the country. Laguna Seca Racew ay is offering race fans an oppo rtuni ty to take a lap of the "new" Laguna Seca Racew ay during the upcoming Toyota Ch allenge of Laguna Seca, the third round of the AMA Superbike N ational Championship schedu led for April 26-28. For a cost of $10, ra ce fans can take the ir ow n motorcycl es on a lap of Laguna with all proc eeds going to the Wayne Rainey Foundation, a nonp ro fit fou n d at ion hea ded up by th e th r ee -tim e Wo rld Champ io n for research on spi nal inju ries. Motorcyclis ts much purchase a race ticket an d attend the event in ord er to participat e in th e la p arou n d th e tr ack. For m ore inform ation, call 408 I 648-5111. The Timekeep e rs Mo torcycle Club recently presented the Hazel H awkins Hospitals Foundation with a donation of $4100. Tim ekeepers is an off-highway ra cing club with appro xim ately 40 members. "W£ are a very active organization, " said Dean Jenkins, d irector of competition of the Timekeepers, "An d since we get so mu ch enjoyment riding the trails at Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area , this donation is our way of saying tha nk you to the community and hop efully do something special for the children." The money was raise d through the raffle of a new Hond a XR. riders will wear the number 13 on thei r fluor escent-orange pa int scheme. 15 at the Stoddard Wells Road exit. For more inform ation, call CMC at 714 I 3671141. Lon gtime off-road motorcycle en th usiast Ran d y Elkins, 40, was killed o n March 25 whil e off-road riding near San Diego, California. He is survived by his wife , Lynnda, h is mother, Fay, and h is two children, Jak e, 16, and Lauren, 13. Jake Elkins will continue his motocross career and contribu tions in mem ory, of Randy Elkins will be used to furth er his son' s racing efforts. Donations can be sent to Lynnda Elkins, 24339 Del Am o Road, Ramona, CA 92065. The Mo torcycle H eri ta ge Museum ha s resumed regular w eekend hours. Un til October, the museum - which is located at the AMA headquarters in Westerville, Oh io - is open on Saturdays from 10 a. rn. to 4 p .m. a n d on Sund ays from noon to 4 p.m.. The museum will also be open th roug h the Mem orial and Labor Da y weekends and on Independen ce Day. AUT O G R APH S IGNING: A t the Kaw asaki di spla y tent durin g th e upcoming AMA Superbike N ationa l at the Pom on a Fairpl ex in Pomo na, California, on Saturday, Ap ril 20. Mu zzy Kaw asaki 's Dou g Chandl er is sched u led to appear from 11:15 a.m . to 12 p.m. and hi s teammate Mike Smith is sched uled for 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. HIRED: Carl os De Le on, b y Galfer Brakes USA. De Leon w ill assist Ga lfer in devel oping more dealers in Californi a an d Oregon and will also be on han d at all West Coa st Nation al racin g events. For more information, call 800 I 685-6633. D un lopad Brakes has announced that it has been chosen as an official sponsor by th e Motor cycle Mechan ics Inst itute (MMI), the motor cycle techni cian trainin g school w ith locations in Orlando, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizon a. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Be r t' s Motorcycle Mall in Azu sa, California, on Apri l 18 fro m 6 to 7 p.m. Yoshi m ura Suzuki's Pascal Picotte, Aaron Yates and Mat Ml adin a re scheduled to a ppear. Fo r m ore inform a tio n, ca ll 818/3341288. With his vi ctorv in the Indone s ia n Grand Prix on April 7, two- time World Champion Michael D ooh an moved to within fou r wins of fou r-tim e World Champion Edd ie Lawson on the all-time 500cc GP win list. Doohan's win was the 27th of his career and he is now within reach of Lawson's 31 career victories, an amount that has Lawson third on the al l-time list behind Giacomo Agostini and Mike Hailwood. SIGNED: A sponsorsh ip agreemen t between Laguna Seca Racew ay in Montere y, California, and tw o local spo nsors for the 1996 racing season, Big Sur Bottled Water Inc. and Chateau Julien Winery . HIRED: Ann Boge and Ga ry Stanger by Laguna Seca Racewa y. Borge will serve as Laguna Seca's hospitality coordinator and Stanger has been hired as the racewayis public relations coordinator. Two-time 250cc Worl d Champion Ma x Biaggi is another who is steadily climbing into the elite ranks of all-time winners in Grand Prix racing. Biaggi's win in the openi ng ro und of th e series in Ma laysia on March 31 was the 16th of hi s career. The Italian is now just one win behind Kork Ballington and Carlos Lavado and two beh in d Jim Redman , who is currently sixth on the all-time 250cc w in list. The all-time leader in 250cc GP wins is Anton Mang with 33. Road racer Jim Leslie will compete in the 1996 AMA 750cc Supersport Series on a Suzuki GSXR750 back ed by Hooters Racing . Steve DeCamp will continue to ride the team's Superbike and both OPENED: Titanium Ad vantage's horne page on the World Wid e Web. The site can be found at the following address: http:/ /ti-ad .com. AUT OGRA PH SIGNIN G: At Joel Bianco Kawasaki in Valle y Park, Missouri, on April 26 from 6 to 7 p.m, Team Suzu'k is motocross te a m is sch edul ed to ap p ea r. For m ore info r ma tio n, call 314/ 225-5600. Reg Pr idmor e h as announ ced that th e "Premier Executive School" p ortion of his CLASS Motorcycle Schools - a 12stu de nt weekend schoo l - ha s been filled eight m onths ahea d of it s sche d u led s ta rt. Thi s exclusive school. priced at $1950, will take place in October on the Streets of Willow in Rosamond, California. Due to the overwhel ming respo nse, Pridmore is planning ano ther school for Lag u na Sec a in Novem be r. For m ore informa tion, call 805 I 933-9936. Karen Sotiriou , a licens ed massage thera pist working for Bod y Mechanic Sports Massage, will be working at all of the AMA National Championship Road Race Seri es rounds and as m an y NASB rounds as she can . Fo r m o re information, call 800/792-7706. Web . The site can be foun d at the following addre ss: http:/ /ww . Round three of the Sunstar Sp rin g Classic will be held at Race Plex, a new track in Victorville, California, on April 28. Practice sessions will be held on April 27 at the.track which is located off the 1- O PEN ED: Race Code's horne page on the World Wide Web . Th e site can be fo u n d a t the fo llowi ng ad dress: http :/ / m/-racecode. Race Code develops motor cycle racingrelated software for personal computers. AUT O G RA P H SIGNING: A t J&W Cycles in Washington, Missouri, on April 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. Team Kawasaki 's Jeff Emig, D am on Huffman and Ryan Hughes are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 314/239-5575. O PEN ED: American Motorcycle Insti tute's horne page on th e World Wide OPENED: Dunlop Tir e Corporation's Mot or cycle Tire Div ision ' s horn e page on the World Wide Web . The site can be fo un d at th e foll owin g a d d re ss: http:/ /www .dunl . CORRECTION: A Suzuki race- w in ad vertiseme nt in th e March 27 iss ue incorrectly att ri b uted th e A Vet -cl ass wi n a t th e Alliga to r En d u ro to Ma rk H yde. Th e race was ac tually won by Suzuki-mounted Robert Kirch ner. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Mid west Motor Sports in Hartford, IIIinios, April 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p .m. Team Yam aha MXers Dam on Brad shaw, John do w d, Doug Henry an d Kevin Windham are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 618/ 251-3902. OPENE D: Bobby Keith Racing, a racing mot orcycle paint sh op in Redwood City, C al iforn ia , o w n e d a n d o pe ra te d by AMA 250cc Grand Pri x racer Bobby Keith . For more info rmation, call 415 /598-0427. ' OPENED: Beaudry Motorsports in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Beaudry is 'a full service d ea ler for Ducati, Husqvarna, KTM and Husaberg motorcycles and is located just 15 mil es eas t of Spoka ne, Washingto n. For ~ore info rmation, call 800 I 735-2407. BORN: Phoe be Ann Bierman, to Southland Racin g Association member Mike Bierman and his wife Julie on March 21 in Anaheim, Californi a. AUTOGRAPH SIG NING: At Yamaha of Burbank, in Burbank, California, on Ap ril 18 from 6:30 p.m . to 8 p.m. Vance & H in es Yam aha ' s Jamie Jam es and Torn Kipp are scheduled to appear . For more inform ation, call 818 I 845-8738. 1:\ r------------------------------------------------------------ -- --, (]Jffi ~ SUBSCRIPTIO N ORDER FORM Name _ Address City _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Orde r Date State _ _ Zip _ _---,_ Please start my su bscrip tion to Cycle New s: o Every week for one year (50 issues) for $38.00 (can be billed 3 monthly pa yme nts) o Every week fo r two years (100 is sues) for $70.00 o Six months second clas s (25 issues) for $19.00 L On e yea r (50 issues), 2nd class Cana da or Mexico and all other foreign countries $78.00 (U.S. funds). 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