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Cycle News 1997 04 09

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IN THE WIND Team Green's David Ondas and Donnie Book (Kaw) won the Tonopah 300 in Tonopah, Nevada, on March 29, round one of the Best in the Desert Silver State Series. Dave Hamel and Dennis Belingheri (Kaw) finished second, Destry Abbott and KTM Team Manager Scot Harden (KTM) finished third, Nick and Russell Pearson (K1M) finished fourth and Jeff Capt and Tim Staab (Hon) closed out the top five overall The duo of Ty Davis and Paul Krause (Kaw) led the event until their bike seized. Team F&S Kawasaki's Mike Metzger has been training and getting -ready for the remainder of the AMA National Motocross and Supercross Series after breaking a femur in November at the FIM World Supercross in Paris, France. Metzger was scheduled to return to racing at the Minneapolis Supercross on March 15, but had to have emergency surgery to remove his appendix and gall bladder after experiencing sharp pains the week prior to the event. Metzger says he should be ready to race by the Hangtown National Motocross in Sacramento, California, on May 4. Despite leading the Australian Touring Car Championship for the first time, former 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner may be forced to withdraw from racing due to a lack of funds, according to Cyete News contributor Darryl Flack. The 37-year-old Gardner won ·his first-ever round of the championship at Calder Park on March 15 in his Coca Cola-backed Commodore V-eight, but says he'll have to reduce his costs dramatically to complete the season. With anti-tobacc, Italy, on May 18, also at 2 p.m. Eastern. AMA Superbike and Supersport road racer David Roy suffered a separated shoulder and broken collarbone in a snow-boarding accident on March 23. Roy, who missed the opening two rounds ot the AMA series while recovering from elbow surgery, will be out for an additional four to six weeks. An AHRMA 3/B-mile flat track will be held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, California, on April 6, marking the first time that motorcycles have raced at the facility since J.e. Agajanian promoted events there 20 years ago. The race will be billed as the Ray Hensley Memorial Race, in honor of the frame builder who died recently. For more information, call 805/948-1019. The Hard Rock Cafe and COPES (Child Or Parental Emergencies Services) will. present the seventh annual Canyon Cruise for Kids on Sunday, April 6, starting at the Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, California. More than 4000

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