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Volume 41 • I§§ue 9 March m. 2[)[)4 Sharon Clayton, President Michael Klinger. Publ sher i Kit Palmer. Off·RocJd Editor Scott Rousseau , Monoging Editor Blake Connet'" Associate Editor , Steve Cox, Off-Rood Assistant EditOi Henny RayAbrams, Contributing Editor Alan Cathcan:, Eurot>ean Editor David R. HoIther. Reeionol [ Ye s Editor nl Debbi Gilson . Copy£d itor ROAD RACING Toseland , Haga Haul at Valencia WSBK Opener ADVERTISING· WESTERN STATES (7 1<1) 751·7433 Terry Pratt, Notional Accounts Manager Mark Thome, Western Sales Monage' FOITest Hayashi, Western SolesManege' Dan Lege re , Western Soles Manager Aaron Austin, Western Soles Manager Rhonda Crawford, Advertising Coordinator By Gordon Ritchie 3 2 XXXXI EDITORIAL Paul Carruthers. Ech tor FEATURES 1 2 Volume Bike Week Kicks Off W ith FUSNCCS Daytona By Henny Ray Abrams Melissa Parker, Anis!an! ADVERTISING· EASTERN STATES (770) 279-0304 Carla Allen, OffICeManager & AdvertisingCoofdinotor Sheri Russell, fosfern Soles Monog er Suz:zie Smith, EasternSoles Manager SUPERCROSS 20 Reed , Stewart Burn Atlanta By Steve Cox andJason Weigandt 52 '" MARKETING· PROMOTION Mark Thome, Director Forrest Hayashi, Manager Aaron Austin, Support :::> ~ Ul u. o FIRST RIDE 28 2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 By Blake Conner >Ul NEW MEDIA DEVELOPMENT Kory Kl nger, Site Manage, i W t;: :::> CLASSIFIED ADS Melina Parker o o ~ GRAPHICS · PRODUCTION Kathleen LAwfor, Pr oduction Manager Sunju Kwon , Gtophic Artiu Raelynn gceeres. Graph Artist ic Rebert Martin, Graph Artist ic § OFF-ROAD 38 I U. Bonds Blasts Texas WORCS ADMINISTRATION Judy Klinger, Coordinator PamKlein, Administt atM Assistont Photos by Tyler Maddox 42 ACCOUNTING· DATA PROCESSING Donna 8ryan~Diarnond, AJR Cootdinotor Colomer Claims the Two Days of Brianza Trial Geneva Repass , Assiuon! Sw::y Ryan. Ctedit Manager By Mario Candel/one CIRCULATION Alma Anguiano, Circulation Monogef Carol Maggio , ProcessingCoordinator Ashleigh Klein, Deale' Coordinator ARENACROSS 44 SERV ICE· SUPPORT Lange Clinches at Sacramento Bridge tt Bobrofsky, Recep tiortist Robert Escandon, Setvke and Support By Stacy Smith DEPARTMENTS MOTOCROSS 46 Alessi Untouchable at Mesquite By Mike and Barbara Paluzzi 6 1 the Wind n 6 9 Calendar ICE RACING 48 4 Voices 7 4 Want Ads Venegas Victorious in Vegas ByAmanda Ursini 91 Ad Index NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS ]50S·M Cadillac Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92 626 P. . Box 5084 . Costa Mesa.CA 92623-5084 O (7 14) 751-7 4 33 • FAX (7 14) 751-6685 9 3 Stuff EASTERN OF FICE 2775 Cruse Road, Suite 260 ] lawrenceville, GA 300+4 9 4 Captured (770) 279-0304 • FAX (770) 279-0360 • IN T ER N ET · E ~MA IL 9 6 Inside Line _ ed advertIsi 9 8 Looking Back 9 9 The Champ's Corner =. ...... ~""CUSPSI .I-3«I .~.....u,= 9 2 Heroes of Daytona Puzzle INDUSTRY INSIGHT 52 Honda's Chuck Miller By Henny Ray Abrams REGIONAL EVENTS 54 Events 68 Local Talent ON THE COVER Round one of the World Superbike series got under wayat the Ricardo Tormo Circuit inValencia, Spain, on Sunday. Noriyuki Haga (41) made his return to Superbike competition memorable by taking the win in race two, after Ducati Fila's James Toseland (right) won the fi rst leg. Photo ByGold & Goose. Associate editor Blake Conner rode the 2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 (bottom) at Suzuki's Ryuyo Proving Ground in Hamamatsu, Japan. Photo Courtesy of Suzuki. 2 MARCH 10,2004 • CYCLE NEWS 40th Anniversary ...... ~ . :J5I:8.M ... cNncIIf J-:",,"$!>8.00~~bY e.tiIoc A_ . eo.ti ....... CA tmfl ....... ~~...:=t CIfl;co·Cr.eoioI ~ ~ ,*-,," k> c,.... ~P.O. Boa SllM ... ~yt~,;=~~~::: ~ ....... ..... IMt_ . ~ ~S'~~~J!:~7~~:: ~trJ=r~~l:i~mc:2.~~·$I".OO: ;:::,...,=~s:rc...::..."",-~~~ ~"=~£i&+~~~ W!!"p~ ~1l{W Printed in U.S.A. ~CycM _ _. ....... _ . T_o,ctetft... NV_ u.s. _ _ c:Jofflc., loll rightlt.-.--d.

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