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Cycle News 2001 04 25

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o o tary Ann Veneman, whose department oversees the Forest Service, made the announcement April 12, Edward Moreland. AMA vice president for govemment relations, said Bosworth is known as a man of integrity who has been a friend of responsible off-highway recreation and multiple uses of forest land during his 30year career. "We're looking forward to an open dialogue with the new Forest Service chief." Moreland added. Bosworth most recently served as regional forester for the Forest Service's Northem Region. which includes northem Idaho, northeastem Washington. Montana. North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota. Bosworth also has served as regional forester in the Intermountain Region that primarily includes southern Idaho. western Wyoming. Utah and Nevada. and deputy regional forester in the Pacific Southwest region, which covers California, Hawaii. Guam and the Trust Territories in the Pacific. A second-generation forester and Forest Service employee. Bosworth also has worked as a forest supervisor and district ranger. He eamed his bachelor's degree in forestry from the University of Idaho in 1966. He succeeds Mike Dombeck, who retired as Forest Service chief on March 31. The U.S. Forest Service manages public lands in the national forests and grasslands. The agency has more than 30.000 employees and a budget of $4.6 billion. It manages about 191 million acres of public land nationwide. an area equal to the state of Texas. Vintage Iron has announced that it is teaming up once again with Yamaha to present the Yamaha Race of Champions. or YROC as it has become known. The event will be part of the fourth annual Vintage Iron World Championship weekend slated for June 21 -24 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bemardino Califomia. and will be televised on Speedvision in a one-hour program. The YROC formula pits former racing stars against one another on identically prepared Yamaha yz models. This year's running will include 12 past heroes all taking tums on the 125. 250F, 250 and 426F YZ machines. Confirmed riders include last year's defending YROC champion Broc Glover, runner-up Mike "Too Tall" Bell, Marty Moates, Gary Jones, Jim Holley, Jim Gibson. Ron Lechien. Marty Smith. Tommy Croft, Kent Howerton and Mark Barnett. Discussions are ongoing with Jeff Ward and Rick Johnson to fill the remaining slot. For more information. call 714/694-0066. Female riders will be out in full force during Sonomafest 2001, a 10-day celebration for motorcycle enthusiasts at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma. California, April 27-May 6. MOTA, in conjunction with Sears Point Raceway, will host ant AII-Women's Ride on Wednesday, May 2. MOTA is a motorcycle clothing and gear store in the East Bay designed for women. All riders will meet at the main gate to Sears Point Raceway on Wednesday, May 2, at 9:45 a.m., with the ride departing at 10 a.m. Riders will be gUided through some of the most scenic back roads in the Sonoma Valley and also stop for a leisurely lunch. Then it's back on your bike for the return trip. All bikes and levels of riders are welcome. from beginner to advanced. For more information, call MOTA at 510/9818400 or Sears Point at 800/870-RACE, ext. 131. Tire Wars 101: Pirelli has sent out a press release to let everyone know that they have taken the early lead in the 2001 FIM World MX Championship tire wars. and Mickael Pichon and Stefan Everts are part of the reason why. Pichon has won both of the first 250cc rounds in Spain and Holland; at Holland's Valkenswaard, he was on Pirelli's MT32a soft·intermediate front tire and MT44 soft rear for the sandy track. Everts, coming back to form after almost two years out of action. won the opening 500cc round in Spain and took second at Valkenswaard also on the MT44 rear - to lead the early 500cc class points. Everts also won the latest GP in Australia. Among those scheduled to appear are Mike Jones, Dustin Miller, Nate Adams, Jimmie McGuire. John and Robert Distler and Jake Windham. According to a press release issued on behalf of CCS road race director Kevin Elliot. the Championship Cup Series has seen a dramatic increase in the number of CCS licenses issued to riders from last year's inaugural season with SFX Motorsports on board as the promoter. The follOWing are year-to-date figures. representing a 34.8-percent increase from 2000. licenses issued to riders from CCS in 2001 - 2654; licenses issued to riders from CCS in 2000 1970. "This increase of 684 licenses in 2001 represents an increase of 34.8 percent to date." Elliot said. "I would like to thank everyone who has had a hand in this. It is truly a group effort and it wouldn't happen without the help and dedication of the entire CCS staff. " Freddie Spencer's High Performance Product Line recently received a shipment of special Michelin Pilot race tires for use at Willow Springs International Raceway, according to a release from Spencer's company. The "Willow" DOT tires will be available tracks ide through Racers Edge Performance during all remaining WSMC events and round two of the Formula USA National Road Race Series. This special dual-compound rear tire was developed specifically for Willow Springs and features a very soft left side coupled with a durable right side to handle the unique stresses Willow Springs puts on a tire. For more information, call Morgan Broadhead at 702/591-8915. According to a press release from IFMA, will present the EA Sports Supercross IFMA Freestyle Bonus, with nine of the series' top riders slated to take part in a freestyle event during the final round of the EA Sports Supercross Series in Las Vegas, Nevada. on May 5. . . . . plex in Lakewood. Colorado. on April 29. due to the serious injuries suf- : : fered by race promoter Dave Clabaugh. No new round has been sched· : : · · : : : : : • : : : : : : . I::::. BORN: Cameron Keith Nalvi9. to Derek Nalvig and former Women's Motocross National Champion Mercedes Gonzalez-Natvig. in Orange County. Califomia. on April 11. · APPOINTED: Desert Toys & Accessories in Las Vegas, Nevada. as a new dealer for TM motocross and enduro motorcycles. For more information. call 702/631-2900. GRAND OPENING: At MotoMorphic, a new specialty motorcycle shop, located in Petaluma. Califomia. on April 28. • ANNOUNCED: Bell & Howell Company's internet business unit., has announced that it will sponsors Keith Code • Califomia Superbike Schooi for Women Only. · · · · uled. The final round of the series is slated for' Las Vegas Motor Speed- : way in Las Vegas. Nevada. : . . AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Craig's Kawasaki in Centerville. Utah, : on April 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki's Ricky: Carmichael and Stephane Roncada and Team Kawasaki/Pro: Circuit/SplitFire's Casey Lytle are scheduled to appear. For more infor- : mation. call 801 /292-1492. • : CORRECTION: In our Bikes of the Stars feature last week. we incor- : rectly stated that Doug Blackwell's Yamaha VZ250 uses BBR Triple: Clamps when. in fact. he uses BRP Triple Clamps. : : RELOCATED: The May 6 round of the GNC Texas Motocross Series, : AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Plano Kawasaki-Suzuki in Plano, Texas. on April 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki's Ricky Carmichael and Stephane Roncada and Team Kawasaki/Pro Circuit/SplitFire's Casey Lytle are scheduled to appear. For more information. call 972/422-4111. CANCELLED: The fourth round of the AMAlWhite Brothers Four• Stroke World Championship Series. scheduled for Thunder Valley Race- . o o o Suomy Helmets has announced that they will introduce 10 new replica helmets for 2001. Joining the list of riders who have Suomy replicas are Neil Hodgson, Steve Martin, James Toseland. Andrew Pitt and Karl Muggeridge. New signee Max Biaggi will also have a replica helmet available soon. 817/366-7660. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Suzuki of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Team Suzuki's Travis Pastrana. Kevin Windham. Danny Smith and Rodrig Thain are scheduled to appear. For more information, call 801/486-5401. The Team Motorsports student award ceremony. featuring 10 community colleges and the display of some 100 racecars and motorcycles, will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California. CORRECTION: Our contributor mistakenly omitted the 250cc Stock Novice class from the results of the March 15-18 GNC Motocross Finals. The top five were: 1. David Jensen (Yam); 2. Randy Childers • (Kaw); 3. John Heap (Yam); 4. Joshua Aaron (Yam); 5. Jeff Stewart (Kaw). .....................•.....................•.............•..........................•...................................•............ cue. _ o o o o o 8 Victory Motorcycles has teamed up with Kmart. Sprint PCS and Coca-Cola to support the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. The annual crosscountry ride that has raised more than $2 million for children's hospitals and charities. to Highlands MX Park in Highlands. Texas. For more information. call '" ADDED: The Women's School of Motocross has added four new trainers to it's staff: Mikki Douglass in Seattle,Washington; Chrystal Ponsock in Reno. Nevada; Tiffany Reed in Columbus. Ohio: and Sheena Patterson in Northern. California. For more information. call 949/837-2206. ~ Armed gunmen broke into a guarded, Wilmington, California, trucking storage yard on April 7 and stole two overseas containers - one of which held 2000 Tour Master Cortech Sport Jackets. according to a press release from Tour Master. Police are asking any consumers or retail dealers coming in contact with the stolen jackets to call Task Force officer Mark Zavala (213/9201832), Dan Nee (661/290-7563) or Dave Owens (213/360-3106). The jackets can be identified by the ID # 105569 that is located below the care instructions on the lower right-hand side of both the jacket liner and shell. Former National and Supercross Champion Donnie Hansen has added new schools to his Texas and California schedules. The sessions are as follows: May 5-6 at Oak Hill MX in Decatur, Texas; May 9-10 at LACR in Palmdale, California. For more information, call 719/495-2624. · : o o o o Donner Ski Ranch will again play host to the Buell Old Highway 40 Motorcycle Days. featuring the sixth annual Championship Pavement Hillclimb, S.T.T.A.R.S. Super n National, the fourth Annual Dirt Hillclimb Championship, Battle Trax presented by Battle 2 Win. a freestyle motocross demonstration, an invitational super trials event. a vintage motorcycle show, and a Moto Sphere presentation, August 11-12. For more information, call 530/426-3635. ...............................................................................................•.••.••...•.......•....•..••...•.•...•• · · · 8 o J J Continued on page 80 n _ _ s 'APRIL 25, 2001 3 o CJ o LJ o o o J o o J ,., -J C r -......; 'I j o o (' L, o o o '1

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