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Cycle News 2001 10 31

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Q C o o After finishing second in his debut season racing the World 250cc Motocross Championship, 19-year-old factory Motorex Team Kawasaki rider Chad Reed returned home to Australia to absolutely dominate the 11 th round of the Supercross Masters Series at the Sydney Superdome on October 20. In front of a near-capacity crowd at the indoor Sydney Olympic venue, Reed launched a one-man blitz on the 20-lap main event that left Travis Pastrana in a distant second place. "I'm pretty happy with that," said Reed from the top of the podium. "It feels really good to come back home and win a Supercross Masters, given that I've been racing motocross all year iong. I really wanted to win tonight, and knew that if I got a good start and rode smooth and fast, I could win, and that's pretty much how it went. It feels great to win for all my fans here at home." Second-placed Pastrana had no answer for the flying Reed. Boxed out of the first-turn jumble of bikes, Pastrana was fifth through lap one as, up front, Reed grabbed the holeshot and steamed away from the pack. Pastrana carved his way around the soft and rutted track to pass O'Neal Honda's Shane Metcalfe, Taylor and Anderson in the opening laps, but from there could never make an impression on Reed. "I've got to say, I pushed pretty hard there to get through [to second), but, wow, Chad rode awesome tonight," Pastrana explained. "I've never raced against Chad before, but after tonight, well, I've got some work to do. He's on fire. Chad's coming to the USA next year, and from what I've seen, I've got The FIJIII has released the dates of the 2002 World Motocross Championship with four rounds still up in the air. Those dates are expected to be taken by Australia, Holland, Malaysia and Belgium (twice). The FIJIII have aIso changed its motocross points system to 25 points for a win, 22 points for second, 20 points for third, with the points counting down from there. Last years points for the top three were 25, 20 and 16. The Motocross des Nations, rneanwhile. was origlnaDy issued to Spa in Belgium. That, however, could be in the process of being moved. The World Championship schedule Is as follows: o o Round 1: BeDpuig, Spain, March 17 Round 2: lbo, March 24 Round 3: !ba, April 14 Round 4: lbo, April 28 8 o Round 5: SI. Jean d¥Angely, France, May 12 Round 6: Kamtenring, Austria, May 26 Round 7: Sevlievo, Bulgaria, June 9 Round 8: Castiglione del Lago, Italy, June 23 8 c o o o c c Round 9: UddevaDa, Sweden, July 7 Round 10: Namur, Belgium. August 4 Round 11: !ba, August 11 Round 12: Loke!, Czech Republic, September 1 Round 13: Moscow, Russia, September 15 Motocross des Nations: !ba, September 29 of the New York firefighters," said will have stuff buttoned up by the DRA [Ducati Revs America) which is next AHRMA executive director Jack Tumer. weekend," Hansen said this morning. The AHRMA check was to be delivered "We have to get some things sorted out by AHRMA member and Long Island, by that time. I can tell you that HMC will New York, firefighter Richie Baulch. be superbike racing." When asked how many riders the team will feature, Club Motocross has received zoning E Hansen said: "That's also up in the air, approval and has begun construction of but if I had to guess I'd say it will proba- a 75,000 square-foot indoor motocross bly be a one-rider team." Most sources facility to be located in Martinsville, Indi- 8 close to the team believe that one rider ana, approximately 35 miles south of will be Steve Rapp. Indianapolis, according to a release from AHRMA's Board of Trustees donated feature year-round racing and open prac- $1000 to the New York City firemen's relief fund during its recent meeting in tice for both motorcycles and quads and will host AM A-sanctioned events under Denver, Colorado, according to AHRMA. the lights in a climate-controlled setting. o o o c o Bflil@71@@[j) to say he's gonna do real well." According to team owner Mitch Hansen, HMC will be Superbike racing in the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Series, though details beyond that are still up in the air. "I can tell you that we Club Motocross. Club Motocross will The AHRMA board "wanted to make a "It is our intention to not only bring this statement of support for our government facility to Indiana and the Midwest. but and to acknowledge the acts of bravery also to bring this facility to the motorcy- f5d@@f5d The FlM has released the 2002 World Championship Road Race Series schedule, with no real changes. The schedule is as follows: 8 o o o Round 1: Suzuka, Japan, April 7 Round 2: Welkom, South Africa, April 21 cle industry as a whole," said Dave Steinbrook, one of two developers behind the plan. "We've identified the need for a fulltime practice facility in the Midwest. and our plans are to build several duplicate facilities throughout the United States in the coming years, meeting the needs of racers everywhere." Construction has already begun and the facility is scheduled to open midNovember with the grand opening ceremonies scheduled for December. For more information, call Ryan Marshall at 765/478-5802. FMF has rented the Glen Helen National track in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that FMF can help its " Elite" riders prepare for the upcoming Mini Olympics at Gainesville, Florida, later in the month. BeSides offering track time and technical assistance. former World Champion Danny laPorte will be available to spend time with these riders in order to "mentor" them and their families through their future motocross careers. For more information, call Tom Wallace at 310/900-5644. Round 3: Jerez, Spain, May 5 This year's White Brothers Veterans World Championship MX at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. will be accepting pre-entries. For entry information on the November 3-4 race, call 909/880-3090. Round 4: Le Mans, France, May 19 Round 5: Mugello, Italy, June 2 Round 6: Catalunya, Spain, June 16 Round 7: Assen, Holland, June 29 Round 8: Donington Park, England, July 14 Round 9: Sachsenring, Germany, July 21 Round 10: Bmo, Czech Republic, August 25 BPMS has announced that it will hold Round 11: Estoril, Portugal, September 8 the Lake Havasu/Crazy Horse Holiday Gran Prix. December 8-9, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The entire four-plus mile GP course will be laid out inside Crazy Horse Campground, and at water's edge, according to BPMS. This will be the first-ever GP event held at Round 12: Valencia, Spain, September 22 Round 13: Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, October 6 Round 14: Sepang, Malaysia, October 13 Round 15: Phillip Island, Australia, October 20 Round 16: Jacarepagua, Brazil, November 2 2 OCTOBER 31. 2001 • cue I e n __ s

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