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Cycle News 2002 05 29

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c o\.X/ jjm G'!JX9 C o The AMA National Championship Hillclimb season opener saw Bobby Tem- o pleton (H-D) continue his mastery at ~c the Goshen Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club's hill in Middlebury, Indiana, with a 3,22-second pass for the win the 800cc class on May 19, Templeton has won the last five Nationals held at Middlebury, James U Jammer" Large (H-D) finished second, ahead of Rodney Williams (H-D). After starting the sec- o o ond 540cc round in last place, John Hamilton Jr. (Tri) took the class win with a time of 3.442 seconds. Phil Libhart CTril was second, while David o o o Watson (Hon) was third. Mike Lafferty (KTM) bagged his third win in as many rounds of the AMA/FMF National Enduro Series, at round three, hosted by the Missouri Mudders in Park Hills, Missouri, on May 19. Randy Hawkins (Yam) finished second overall and Fred Hoess (Hus) finished third. d c Lafferty now leads the series with a perfect 90 points, 33 ahead of David Lykke, Hoess sits third, with 52. C I' U I' L." With a 22.321-second margin of victory, the Zongshen Team 2 (Suz) duo of o Stephane Mertens and Warwick Nowland won the Silverstone 200, round two of the FIM World Endurance Championship, at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England, on May 19. The win moved the team into second place in 8 o the points standings, behind series leaders and Silverstone 200 runners-up QB Phase One (Suz), with riders Mike Edwards and Frederic Moirera. 8 c The GMT 94 (Suz) team of Sebastien Scarnot, Christophe Guyot and William Costes finished third. With two of the six rounds completed, QB o o o o Phase One sits seven points ahead of Zongshen Team 2, 45 to 38. Antron Brown (Suz) picked up his first NHRA/PowerAde Pro Stock Bike wCfJ !J!J@w DOo@(lofPCfJffiJD@{f0 fijDDDD@G!JDD@@@ Fame Museum, located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum has announced the 12 memAssociation in Pickerington, Ohio. bers of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2002. The new inductees will join 269 others already enshrined in the The newest members are as follows: Russ Darnell - motocross pioneer, helped shape the sport when it carne to the U.S. in the late Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on the Museum's lower level. The 19605; Will Davis - seventh in career AMA Grand National wins, Motorcycle Hall of Fame features a plaque recognizing each five-time champion of MARS Motorcycle Asphalt Racing Series; inductee, along with related motorcycles, photos and memorabilia. "We see the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as an important part of the Marty Dickerson - road racer, Vincent dealer, set world speed records in 1953 and 1955; Doug Domokos - "The Wheelie King," Museum's mission," said Don Emde, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which runs the facility. "Preserving best-known stunt rider of the 19805 and 1990s; Ed Fisher - racer, tuner, dealer, life-long enthusiast, winner of 1953 Laconia 100; Jeff the heritage of American motorcycling means more than displaying Fredette - "Mr. ISDT/ISDE," won 10 gold and 10 silver medals, U.S. a collection of classic machines. It means keeping alive the memory of those who built that heritage." National Enduro Winner; Lars Larsson - 13-time ISDT/ISDE competitor, won multiple gold medals, among the first Swedish motocrossers to make his mark in the U.S., first Husqvama factory rider in the U.S.; Walt Mahony - motorcycle-racing photographer for 39 years, took more than 435,000 photos, printed more than one million images for racers, fans and publications; Freddie Marsh - began short-course racing and hillclimbing in 1924, continued hillclimbing until age 88 (now age 102), dealer for Indian and Moto Guzzi; Reg Pridmore - AMA Superbike National Champion in 1976, 1977 and 1978, founder of CLASS Motorcycle Schools; Donny Schmit - won seven AMA Motocross Nationals, 1992 250cc World Motocross Champion, 1990 125cc World Motocross Champion, 1986 125cc Western Regional Supercross Champion; Dale Singleton - "The Flying Pig Farmer," won the Daytona 200 in 1979 and 1981. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history. design and engineer- Dale Singleton won the Daytona 200 In 1979 and 1"1, making sure to be ing. joined on the podium each time by his pet pig, Elmer lactually two The Class of 2002 will be inducted on October different plea). Some 20 rears later, Singleton has been Inducted Into the 19, during ceremonies at the Motorcycle Hall of AMA Hall 01 Fame. son (Hbg); the 125cc Two-Stroke class Lacombe (Suz) to win the Open Sport was won by Rickard Larsson (TM); Bike final. McBain also beat Lacombe in the 250cc Two-Stroke class was won by Samuli Aro (Hus); and the 250cc the first race of the Yoshimura 600cc motorcycle fund raising event in the Unit- Sport Bike Championship. The Parts ed States, and largest east of the Mis- Four-Stroke class was won by Peter Bergvall (Yam). Canada Superbike Championship resumes at Calgary's Race City Motor- sissippi River. Since 1992, the Atlanta sport Park, June 7-9. The event will fea- California Highway Patrolman on • CHiPs." The ride is the second-largest Ride to Save Babies has raised more than $3.75 million, with 100 percent of Dougie Lampkin (Mon) won both ture a Superbike doubleheader, with this year's donations going directly to rounds of the World Individual Trials races for the feature class on Saturday the March of Dimes. For more informa- Championship on the Isle of Man, May 18-19, Lampkin topped Graham and Sunday. tion, visit or contact Jarvis (She) and Albert Cabestany Jesse Sanchez (CCM) won the Open (Bet) on Saturday before coming back to Pro-class main event at round three of Gene Romero's West Coast Flat Track Harley-Davidson issued the following top Takahisa Fujinami (Hon) and ride director Brian Lucy at blucy@mar- victory of the year and gained some measure of redemption over series points leader Craig Treble (Suz) at Steve Colley on Sunday. Lampkin Series at Plaza Park Speedway in the 33rd annual Matco Tools Super Nationals at Englishtown Raceway Park now leads the championship over FUjinami and Cabestany, 60-58, after two Visalia, California, on May 18. Beau Brown (CCM) was second, followed by Hines drag racing team to forego rounds. Round three will take place in Kevin Bricker (Rtx). Rick Hocking the Matco Tools Super Nationals at in Englishtown, New Jersey, on May 19. Brown, who had been beaten twice by Deluth, Minnesota, June 1-2. (Yam) won the Open Vintage main Englishtown, New Jersey, May 17-19: event, David Brown (Yam) won the After an early season filled with expec- Treble earlier this year, crossed the line first in the final round after both riders left with identical reaction times. Brown simply inched ahead for a 7. 118-second win at 192.63 mph in front of Treble's 7.155 at 183.92 mph. Frank Trombino (Hon) won the open- Suzuki 250cc Novice main event. tations and discovery, the Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines National Hot Rod 8 o c o o o o ing round of the Parts Canada Superbike press release regarding the decision of the Screamin' Eagle Vance & Championship at Shannonville Motor- Former 500cc World Champion Kevin Association (NH RA) Pro Stock Bike sport Park on May 20. Trombino led all Schwantz has been named Grand drag racing team is focused on applying 18 laps of the Honda Motorcycles Challenge for his third career National Superbike win. Jordan Szoke (Suz) finished Marshall of the 11 th Annual March of Dimes fund-raising ride, the 2002 the knowledge gained toward a future qualifying effort. With this goal in mind, Atlanta Ride to Save Babies. The 1993 the team has chosen to continue testing and will miss thiS weekend's Matco 500cc World Champion will ride at the winner of the World Enduro Championship round in Bergamo, Italy, on May 19. Salminen beat Stefan Merriman (Hus) and Samuli Aro (Hus) in taking second, 12.621 seconds behind Trombino, and Owen Weichel (Kaw) was head of a pack of more than 2000 third. Two-time defending champion Steve Crevier, who had qualified on ty ride, which ends at Road Atlanta, is at competitively and we know what it pole aboard his Honda RC51, was home of the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki will take to reach our goal of qualifying, " the victory. The 500cc class was won by unable to start after injuring his knee in a School. Joining Schwantz at the front of said Mike Kennedy, director of market- morning warm-up fall. In other action, Clint McBain (Suz) beat Kevin n III _ • the group is National Ride Chairman Eric ing for Harley-Davidson Parts and Estrada, best known for his work as a Accessories. "We now want to take Juha Salminen (KTM) was the overall B c Anders Eriksson (Hus) over Giovanni Sala (KTM.> and Bjorne Carls- 8 2 MAY 29, 2002' cue I III motorcycles during the October 6 chari- Tools Super Nationals in Englishtown, New Jersey. "We know where the team

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