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Cycle News 1998 03 18

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round of the World 250cc Championships. The round will be held at Budds Creek, Maryland, on September 12. Other interesting dates will be the Motocross des ations in Brazil on September 26, and Belgium will host a double 125/25Occ GP at Nisqles on June 20. This year's International Six-Day Enduro in Australia will feature a new class, as the FIM has adopted a 250cc Four-Stroke division for '98. Now there will be three four-stroke classes: 250cc, 400cc and 500cc-plus. Reminder dept.: The first round of the Vanson Leathers/Team Obsolete Trans Atlantic Match Races will be run in conjunction with the Laguna Seca round of the AMA MBNA Stiperbike Series in Monterey, California, April 18-19. White Brothers is hosting a motorcycleindustry swap meet at the April 26 round of the White Brothers Four-Stroke World Championships at Glen Helen Raceway Park. The swap meet will be open to all motorcycle dealers and motorcycle industrial companies, with no cost to vendors. For more information, call Lori Yarnell at 909/384-9342. Goat Eyewear has posted $16,800 in Goat Goggle contingency money for the Oklahoma State Championship, and $27,600 for the Georgia State Championship. For more information, call 909/ 653-4042. Thousand Oaks Honda has significantly increased its HRC parts inventory for RS125 and RS250 race bikes. Credit-card and Saturday orders are now also being accepted. For more information, call 805/371-3000. AMA life member Dave Pickett, a fiveterm officer and member of the AMA D36 board of directors, is running for the state assembly in Northern California's Fifth District, covering the Sacramento area. Pickett, an avid off-roader, has been endorsed by AMA Districts 36 and 38, as well as the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club, hosts of the Hangtown National Motocross. For more information, call 916/989-1420. A date has been set for the lOth annual Honda Homecoming, in Marysville, Ohio. The event is set to take place July 23-25. Tours of the Anna Engine Plant and Marysville Motorcycle Plant are planned, as are demo rides, seminars and live entertainment, as well as the annual ''Ride for Kids" fund-raiser to benefit pediatric brain-tumor research. For more informa tion, call Kelly Taylor at 937/644-7737. Dunlopad brakes has announced that its brake pads will be available at all 1998 AMA Supercross and Outdoor National Motocross events through Race Tire Services of ashville, Tennessee. For more information, call 800/7728473. The American Motorcyclist Association is looking to fill its recently vacated position of Washington, D.C., representative. Applicants should forward a copy of their resume and cover letter to: AMA Human Resources Department, Attn: B'renda Erichsen, 33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081-1484. But how fast can he type? Sport Rider magazine editor Kent Kunitsugu became the first journalist to launch a street-legal production motorcycle through the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds. While testing a 1998 Kawasaki ZX-9R, Kunitsugu made a 9.99-second pass at 138 mph. Le ends Tea,:%, Dual Dogs has a trail ride planned for California "green sticker bikes" on Sunday, AprilS, that will be a technical, 5O-mile loop from the new MX Compound/Dirt Bike Resort near Aguanga, California. Sign-up and departure is between 8 and 9 a.m. For more information, contact Damon Powell at 818/701-1913. The second round of the Grand National Cross Country Series in Macon, Georgia, March 8, was canceled. The rained-out race will be rescheduled but no date has yet been determined. A special $3000 purse is up for grabs in the Thousand Oaks Honda 12Scc Grand Prix "special exhibition race" at the April 24-26 running of the Willow Springs Motorcycle Club races at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California. Road Racing World 125cc Grand Prix-class championship points will be awarded. A second Women and Motorcycling National Conference has been scheduled for the year 2000, according to the AMA. AMA trustee Patty Mills reports that a planning team has been formed, though details about the conference are not yet available. For more information, contact the AMA Women's Conference, 33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081-1484,6141891-2425, fax 614/8915012, or e-mail Freddie Spencer's High-Performance Riding School has announced special classes scheduled for May 26-27 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. Space ·in the one-day schools is limited, and riders must bring their own bike and riding gear. For more information, call 702/643-1099 or e-mail A reader in the north Los Angeles area has pointed out that the 135-acre property on which the old Bay Mare Motorcycle Park is located, between Somis and Moorpark, has been put up for sale recently, for a price of $550,000. The track was closed in 1974. Anybody out there feel like opening a "new" MX track? For more information, call Roy Howell at 805/482-2673. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Hayward Honda/Suzuki, 27955 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, California, on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arenacro s riders Jeromy Buehl and Denny Stephenson are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 510/886-0644. HIRED: Brad Cameron, as race-support coordina tor and customer-service representative, by Answer Racing. RESIGNED: AMA Washington representative Rob Dingman, to "pursue other interests." Dingman held the post in Washington, D.C., for four years. CORRECTION: A Wind item in Issue #8 listed the team of Dave Ondas and Destry Abbott on the wrong brand of motorcycle in the Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles Championship. They were Kawasaki-mounted. RESCHEDULED: GFl Winter MX Series South round four, at Barona Oaks Raceway in Barona Oaks, California, on Probably two of the most famous motorcycle racers in U.S. history were reunited during qualifying for the Daytona 200 by Arai on Thursday, March 5 at Daytona International Speedway. Three-time World Champion Kenny Roberts (left) caught up with former Yamaha pseudo-teammate Bob Hannah (right), himself a six-time National Champion in motocross and supercross. March 22. The North/South Shootout will take place at Perris Raceway on April 26. For more informa tion, call 909 / 653-4042. RESCHEDULED: The Cal Poly Penguins Hi Mountain Dual Sport Ride in San Luis Obispo, California. The ride is now scheduled for May 3. For more information, call 805/239-3688. RESCHEDULED: CMA Pacific Coast Pro-Am Championships. The first round is scheduled for March 28-29, in Hollis- , ter, California. For more information, call 209/673-8080. CORRECTION: The Tampa Supercross coverage (Issue #9 March 11) incorrectly stated that Larry Ward's victory was the first podium finish of the year for Suzuki. Ward finished second at the Indianapolis Supercross. OPENED: Baja Off-Road Adventures' home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: CANCELED: San Diego Flat Track Association's AMA Districts 37 and 38 season-opening round scheduled for March 15 at Temecula Speedway in Temecula, California, due to weather the track is still underwater. For more information, call 619/277-1591. OPENED: Snug Harbor Motorsports, importer of vintage and contemporary road racing memorabilia, has opened a home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at: OPENED: O'Brien Racing's home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: OPENED: Johnny Isaac's Total Performance Racing's home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at: AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Rick Blei Performance, 8112 Lakeland Avenue orth, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, on March 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Riders from Team FMF/Honda/Thor are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 612/493-9380. CORRECTION: Contrary to a report published last week, Australian Superbike Champion Martin Craggill was not knocked unconscious in a crash during the opening round of Australian Production Superbike Championship at MaHala, South Australia, on March 1. ' Craggill high-sided his Kawasaki ZX9R, which left him bruised and winded, but he was able to remount his bike. MOVED: Nitrous Oxide Systems Inc., to 2970 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714/546-0592, FAX 714/5458312, OPENED: orthwest Sleeve's home page on the World Wide W.eb. The site can be found a t the following address: OPENED: Borla Performance Industries' home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: Borla has recently begun manufacturing' exhaust systems for motorcycles. OPENED: Extreme SuperX's home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: OPENED: Hi-Per Sports' home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: OPENED: R Cal Racing's home page on the World Wide Web. The site can be found at the following address: ENGAGED: Grand National dirt tracker Mike Varnes, to Denise McCoy, the sister of Grand ational dirt tracker Willie McCoy. The wedding is planned for ovember 14, 1998. a

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