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Cycle News 1999 10 27

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the Hillside Holid ay Inn in Hillside, Illino is, betw een 10 a .m . and 3 p .m . For more information , call 773/282-2176. Eagl e One wi ll sponso r the Shav Glick Awa rd for distinguish ed achievem ent in motor racing by a Californ ian, acco rdi ng to Eagle O ne. Th e aw ard is named for the motor sports columnist of the Los An g eles Times and will be presented a nnually . The a wa rd will be given for th e fir st time n e xt s pr ing a t th e NASCAR Napa Auto 'Parts 500 a t California Speed way in Fontana, Californ ia. Glick has reported on motor racing for the Tim es for 36 yea rs , covering au to racing, motorcycle racin g and boat racing. The last one? The Po rtugu ese gove rn ment of Macau has decided to hold the Ma cau G rand Prix fo r the fin al time, November 18-21. A team from the U.s. will compe te , featuring Mark Miller, Ch uck Graves and Gra nt Lopez. La st year, those three finished fou rt h, seventh and eighth, respective ly. Be sure to check out this issue's Na tional Champions hip calendar at the back of the newsp aper for the new AMA schedu le s for th e 2000 national off-road series. Tenta tive schedu les a re p rinted for the en d uro , hare an d hound , and the ' ha re scra mbles series. Check ou t Can no nda le' s we bsite (www.can nondale .co m ) for a brief video of its new four- strok e motocrosser in action . The clip closes with the kicker "Ca n no nd a le: Some th ings a re w orth waiting for ." The wa it wa s for t he download .with our archaic computers, but the vid eo is cool (though not as cool as a test bike would be). From the "for those w ho just can 't get enough mo to " d epartment, So u the rn Calif ornia' s Hungry Valley SVRA presents the MX Olympics, November 2021. The even t will include a Grand Prix on Saturda y, but the real end u ra nce is on Sunda y, wh ich features two motocross motos and tw o su perc ross moto s . H ow man y cl a ss e s w ill y o u e n te r ? For more information , ca ll 661/ 294-0020. Mo te -Ve ntures is now o ffe ring what appears to be a unique trials-ri di ng school in Sou thern California. The oneday classes ar e taught on late-model Gas Gas trials bikes, bu t many of th e techniques wou ld also prove hel pfu l to offro aders or e ven MXers . Accord in g to compan y ow ner Gary LaPlante, some of the cla sses focu s on trial s tech niqu e, wh ile ot hers a re s i m p ly a m eans of enjoying scenery that could otherwise be accessed on ly on foot. For more informati on , call 909/ 584-9560, or check out www.motoven on the World Wide Web. Du al -sport and d irt -bike rid er s w ho' d like to support the Mu scular Dystrophy Association can do so by participating in Off-Road fo r Hope II, a lOO-pl us- mile dual sport rid e and "very uniqu e dese rt rou nd up for d irt bikes." The eve nt w ill be held in Ocotill o Wells State Veh icle Recreation Ar ea on Februar y 4-6, 2000 (a poker run is pla nned for Frida y eve ning as w ell), a nd will be organized by the San Diego Off-Road Coalition. All proceeds will benefit MDA. For more information, call 858/ 492-9792. CRC will kick off th e 11th A n n ua l G al p in Fo rd Sp ons o rshi p S e ries on Oc tober 4 a t Star West in Mor eno Valley, California. The five-race series will take place a t Star Wes t, Los A ngel es Cou nty Raceway in Pa lmdale, Ca lifornia , Edward s Air For ce Base in Rosa mond, California, Glen Helen Racew ay in San Berna rdino and again at LACR. For more information , call 661 /2728889. NIKS Pro -X will postin g ove r $22,000 in con ti n g en cy fo r the 1999-2000 AMA National Arenacross Series, accordi ng to NI KS. For more informati on , ca ll 888/IT5-N IKS. Francis Petty, lon gtime d irt tra ck tuner and p a st pres id ent of Gripsters Me. und er wen t open-hea rt surgery on October 18 at St. Judes Hosp ital in Fullerton, California. Cards and letters can be sent to 7582 E. 11th Str eet , Buen a Park, CA 90621. In n ova tion Training System s is cu rren tly acceptin g resumes for the 2000 raci ng season. Res umes can be se n t to Kirk Layfield at 1802 Biscayne Drive, O rla ndo, FL 32804. Road racer and hom e theat er buff Mark Miller ca lle d to let rnotorcvcle movie fan s kn ow th at "O n Any Sunday" is now ava ila b le on DVD . " It's reall y cool ," Miller sa id . "There' s a tribute to St ev e McQueen, it ' s b e en di gitall y remastered and th ere' s a n int ervi ew w ith Bruce Brown (the director of th e movie)." Roy Denner, of Lakeside, California, an off-highway enthusiast for the pa st 29 years, recently received the California OffHighway Motor Vehicle Recreation Com mission' s pres tigious Superior Achievement "Best Volunteer of the Year" award during ceremo nies in Lakeside. OP EN ED : PA CE Mot or Spo rts ' Ar enacrosa/Ultracross / Freesty le MX/road ra cin g /di rt track o ff ice, at 2501 Parkview Dr ., Ste. 105, Fort Worth, TX 76102 . The ne w ph on e number is 817/ 332-4822, a nd the fa x number is 817/332-5633. PACE w ill continu e to operate its Supercross activities from its Auro ra, Illinois, office. ·Bostrom to World Su erbike C a liforn ia n Ben Bostrom (rig h t), th e 1998 AMA Superbik e Champion and 1999 series runner-up, signed a contra ct on Mond a y, October 18 w ith Ducati Corse to race as Carl Fogart v' s Performan ce Du cati teammate in the 2000 Wor ld Superbike Championship . "I am going, " Bostrom said on October 18, just five days a fter getting the offer via a ph on e call from Ita ly in the w ee hours of October 13. 'Til sign something today and send it back today." Bostrom 's dea l is for two years, with Du cati hopin g that th e 25-y ea r-old form er dirt tracker can prove a quick stu dy from Fogarty and learn the tracks in 2000, then make a run for the World Su perbike title in 2001. "I' m so exci ted . I can' t wait," Bostrom sa id . "I' m going over there for a test on November 11 at Irnola (Italy)." Th e dea l throws a wrench into th e Vance & Hines Ducati team's plans for next year, as Bostrom was expected to lead the squad in 2000. Now it appears as thou gh the team will consist of Aust ralian Troy Bayliss, who raced in th e Britis h Superbi ke Seri es this year on a fac tory Duca ti , and fo rmer Yoshimura Suzuki rider Steve Rapp. That pairing was confirmed by team ow ner Vance on Monday, October 18 as Cycle News went to press . "Terry (Vance) gave me his best wishes," Bostrom said of his conversa tion with his former team owner. "I know 1have som e unfinished bu siness to take care of here, but I think I made the righ t decision." Bostrom wo n the 1998 AMA Super bike title on a Ho nda RC45 and finished run nerup in '99 on the Vance & Hi nes Ducati, Along the way, he won one leg and finis hed second in the ot her during the Laguna Seca round of the World Superbike Series in July , attracting the attention of the Ducati factory. Iro nicall y, for the majority of the 1999 se ason it w as Bostrom's Van ce & Hines teammate Anthon y Gobert who wa s bein g tipped to ge t the second Du cati World Superbike rid e for 2000. "I would ha ve d on e the sa me thin g if I we re Ducat i," Vance said on October 18. "I work for Ducati and if it' s in the best int erest of Du cati then it' s okay with me. I'm lookin g forward to wor kin g with Troy (Bayliss). I hear that he's a rea lly good guy ." CORRECTION: Last week's issu e sta ted that road racer John Hopkins had left for Ital y to com pete in an Aprilia Cu p C ha lle nge r ac e . Th a t wa s in corre ct ; Hop kin s was in fact racing in the WERA Gra nd Na tiona l Final at Road Atlanta, wh ere he won the 600cc class and finished second in the 750cc class. OPENED: M ot otek Imports Ltd .' s m ot orcycle showroom a n d s to re in Round Rock , Texas . For more information, call 512/ 218-4466. CORR ECTION : T he re sults for th e Fernley , Nevada, O ld Timer s National in Issue #40 (October 13) wer e incorrect. The winner of the Plus-30 Beginner class was actu ally Casey Wall s. CO RRECT ION: The correct address for AGV, Inc. is P.O. Box 489, Buckeystown, MD 21717. AUTOGRAPH SIGN ING: At Pro Italia Mot ors in Glend ale, California, on Octob e r 23 . Van ce & Hines Du cat i' s Ben Bostrom a nd Fast Dat es mod el Tiffan y Gra mza a re sche d uled to a ppea r. For mor e informa tion, call 818/249-5707. SIGNED: A n end ors em ent co n t r ac t between Kawasaki Motor Corp . and Factory Effex, a graphics com pa ny, for the 2000 AMA Supercro ss a nd N a t ion a l Motocross Championship Series, according to a release from Factory Effex. CHANGED: The date of the CCS Florid a se as o n fi na le a t Hom estead, to December 11-12. The event was originally sc h ed u led fo r Decemb er 4-5 . Fo r more information, call 561/ 793-3394. S IGNED : An ag ree men t b etw e en Ma xxis Tires and PACE Mo tor Sp orts, ma kin g Ma xxis th e official light tr uck tire of the 2000 AMA EA Sports Supercross Series. OP EN ED : BRP 's hom e p ag e on th e World Wide Web . The s i te can b e fo u n d at fo ll owi n g address: http:/ / . eN en en en ~ ~ ~ '" .c o U a 3

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