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Cycle News 2000 11 29

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o co nfi rme d are new Team GT mou nt ain bik e race r Brian Lopes, BMX Plus! ed itor Ad am B o oth, pe r son a l wa te rcraft race r V ic t o r Sh e ld on (last yea r 's w inne r) , acto r M ar k-P aul Gosselaa r , road racers C hris U lr ich and J o hn Ho pkin s , BM Xers Robbie M irand a and Fuzzy Hall , Car d inal s baseball player M ike James , surfer Sun ny Garcia and EA S port s ' own p rod uct ma nag e r A a ron B urn s , " I' m lo o k i ng f orw ard t o repre s en t in g EA Sports in the A nahe im Cro ssove r race , " said B u rn s , " H o pe f u ll y I c an s c ra p e some plastic w ith an extreme at hlete or two and st il l le ave th e t rack unde r my ow n power . Acc o rd ing to Au to sp ort mag azine, fo rme r W orld Supe rbi k e C hamp io n Carl Fogarty m ay co mpe te in t he B riti sh To uring Car C hamp ion sh ip in 200 1. The reti re d roa d r a c er t es te d t w o A lfa Romeos at D on ingt on Park in Engl and last w e ek , th e m aga zine re p o rt s . H e drove a 147 and a N ati onal Saloon -spec 156 at th e Leicestershire ve nue, and has received othe r o ffers to move into ca r .rac ing . " I wo uldn 't comp letel y ru le it out. " Fo g art y t o ld Au tospo rt. " The re seems to be a lo t of inte re st in me from car raci ng and it is ano ther opt io n t o be c o ns idered . I wan t t o d o a few m o re ;test s over the w inter and the n mak e a decis ion . " Fogart y . wh o has pr ev iou sly tested a BTCC Vauxhal l Vec tra. added : "T he track was dam p in the morn ing, but I pushed har de r w hen it dried out and . altho ug h I di d n' t thin k I wa s doing t hat we ll. the tea m see me d rea lly exc ited . " Speed Stick has sig ned on as the presenting spo nsor of the AMA /E A Sports Su p er c r o s s to ur and N ati o n a l A r e nacro ss S erie s , a nd as a n associa te sponsor of the IFM A Fr e e s t y l e Motoc ross S e rie s . Ea rl ie r th is year . Sp eed S tick enjoyed an associate spo nsorship in th e S upercro ss season w ith a variety o f o n- site benefits . The o ff ic ia l na me o f th e series is now EA S ports Su pe rcros s presented by Speed Stick. S he il a Ho p k i ns , C ol g at e -P al m ol iv e ' s Vi ce President and Gen eral M anager of U.S. Per sonal C are, said, "Our spo nsorship of S FX M otor Spo rt s G ro up events he lps us reach o ur target throu gho ut t he cou n t ry , and co mpleme nts ou r ot he r sponsored prop ert ies. " T h e 2000 AHRMA / H& H KT M Nat io nal Vintage Hare Scra m b le s Se r ies conc ludes Su nd ay, D ec e mbe r 17, w ith the Tom myvi lle GP at Sandhil l Ranc h in Brent w ood . Ca lifornia . A sepa rate race for A HRMA 's 19 75-and-new er Pos t-Vintage mac hine s will run aft er the v intage even t s and organized t ours . " said Frank Covucc i , di recto r o f AMA Travel & Tou rs. "We're excited that t his tour offe rs something for nearly every kind o f mo to rcycl ing en t husiast. " Th e tou r sta rts on the weekend of April 27, 2001 during AMA Vi ntage M ot o rcycle D ay s W e st at S o no m a' s S ea rs Po int Rac ew ay . Ind ian w ill be the feature d marq ue at t he eve nt. known for it s vendor mi dway, Am erica n Hi sto ric Racing Motorcyc le A sso c iat ion vintage racing , manufact urer d e m o rid e s, mo torcyc le shows and se minars . Immed iate ly fo llowin g t he Vintage Day s weekend , th e t ou r wil l de part for five days of ridi ng that in cl ud e s California 's N apa Va lley reg ion and t he fa m o us Pac ific Coas t Highway - argua bly so me o f th e best rid ing in the co nti nental United Stat es. The tou r returns to Sears Point o n M ay 5 for the AMA Ch evy Trucks U .S . Superlbike Champion sh ip. For information. co ntact A M A To u r s at 8 00 /A M A- J O IN, ext. 1190 o r 1196. hour-long vintage c ro ss- c o unt ry ra ce . Extr a trophie s (b ut not series poi nts ) will be given fo r additional vi ntage classes not in the A HRMA rulebo ok, such as the over-60 class . S ign -up is at 7 a.m .. with th e fi rst rac e at 9 . For mo re informatio n, ca ll Dick M ann at 775/265 -4904 . Prio r to the Ga inesville W inter O lympics, RT MX School raised $50 00 for the Tony Haynes H andicap V an Fund . Hay ne s w as a Fl orid a ride r who was injured in the early '9 0s and is in need of his own t ransp o rt at io n in o rde r fo r him to comple te his Associate Arts degree. Contri butions may be sent to : the Tony Haynes Van Fund , 20 Freshw ater D rive, Palm Harbor. FL 34684 . Fo r more inf ormat ion, call 727 /93 8-581 6. AMA Tours has added a new do mesti c motorcyc le tou r wh ich co mbines some of the best mo torcycling ro ads in the U .S . w ith two very differen t racing eve nt s . The A p ril 2 7 th rou g h M ay 6 Sonom afest West Coa st Quest offers participants the chance to expe rience a combination of mo torcycle history , ra cing and riding in Ca li forni a . "I n c reat ing the Sonomafest West Coa st Quest tou r, our goal w as to pro vid e a motorcy cle touring and spec tato r exp er ience that co mbines profes sio nal rac ing , 1 The N o rth A mer ic a n MX Sen iors Champ ions hip S eries will debut in 2001 , acc ording to event pro mote rs. Ancho red by the popular" D irty Ol d Blasters" race he ld ann ually at Az ta lan Cycle Park in Lake M ills , Wi sc on sin. the new se rie s wi ll inclu de race s at Byron M ot o sports Park in Byron, Illi nois, and Red Bud MX in Buchan an, Mi chigan . Cha mp ion s w ill be crowned in 12 se nior c las ses a n d a ll three c ha m p io ns hi p rounds in t he se ries will pay cas h purses to fo ur Expert cla sses. In add itio n to the Expe rt purses , many prizes and contingency awards will be d istributed to all 12 cla sse s. Po int s earned in each ro und w ill b e accumulated and o v e r a ll series awa rds wil l be presented afte r t he final cham pio ns hi p ra ce at Aztala n o n Se p tember 8. . JOINED: Bell & Howell Company's Internet business unit Motorcycle- . W Inc. and M otoW orld Netw orks. Inc. have announced an agree ment to combine their Internet prope rties. ~ I: HIRED: Justin Quinn, Race Team Coordinator for the KTM/R ed Bull Racing Team. Quinn will be based out of KTM's west office in EI Cajon, " California, but the majority of his duties will be carried out on the road A P POINTED: Harold "Hal - L. Collins, to president and CEO of Bikers Dream Inc. (Nasdaq:BIKRl. which operates under the name Ultra Motorcycle CD.. effec tive immediately. Collins had been serving as chief operatinq officer and as a member of the board of directors. as the KTM Racing effo rt travels across the Unit ed States for the O P ENED: Myler' s Hadiator Repair's horne page Dn the WDrid Wide W eb . The si te ca n be fo und at th e fol lo wf nq address : .. upcoming Super cross and motocross seaso n. -, " It RESCHEDU LED: Team Dual Doqs' 11th Annual DDg Run at Dick Allen's Yamaha / Honda in Newhall. California. to Sunday, December 10. The 4th Annual Mojave Adventure will also be moved to a later date http :/ /he ylers.html. some time in March. FDr more information, call 818/701-1913. OPENED: Enco Motorsports, a Triumph motorcycle dealer in Denver CDIDradD, owned by .John and Tai Beldock. Erico Motcrsports is locat- OPENED: The LDs Anciencs M.C.'s horne page on the WDrld Wide The C a s t r o l Honda t e a m ha s laun ched a book t o co mm e mo rat e its World S upe rbike Championship -winning seaso n. M ainly pictoria l, t he bo o k charts the 2000 World Superbike and Superspo rt se ason wi th a beh ind-the-sce nes view from te am manager Ne il Tuxwort h, Castrol Internat ional and the Hon da Racing Co rporat io n . Pho to g raph y is from leading agen cy G old & Go ose and from Castro l's G raem e Brown. World S uperbike Champion C olin Edw ards said: " It' s go ing to be a very popular memento of 2000 for me and I'm sure a lot of other people . " The bo o k also carries q ualifying a nd race re su lts from eac h of t he 13 World Su pe rbike and 11 World Superspo rt rou nd s. Th e 13 2- page book is slig htly large r than A 4 size. and is avail able from Cl int on Ent erpr ises in England . Fo r m ore informati on , ca ll Cl in to n at 44/ 145 5-2 92 11 1. ed at 2855 Walnut St.. Denver, CO 80205, 303/ 308-t 811. 888/875 8960.303/3 08-0537 (faxl. Web . The site can be found at t he fo llow inq address : A CCEPTI N G : Progressive Motorcycle Safety is currently accepting OPENED: North Reading Motor sports horne page on the WDrid Wide Proqressive at 512 Talbert Ave.. Simi Valley, CA 93065. " I: rider resumes for the 2001 racing seas on. Resume s can be se nt to : W eb . The site ca n be f ound \IIfVlNoI . northreadi ng motor sport ': at th e followinq address: . OPENED: Progressive MDtorcycie Safety's home page en the WDrid Wi de W eb . The si te can be f ound at th e f o llow fnq address : http:/ /www .promDtDrcyclesafety.cDm. graphic artist, a new posttion created for the marketing department. effective immediately; Justin Quinn, as the race team coordmator for HIRED: Daryl Koster, as MIS manager for White Brothers, effective the KTM/R ed Bull Racing Team. Quinn will be based out of KTM's west office in EI Cajon. 0 : HIRED: David Dahm. by KTM in EI Cajon, Cahfornia. as the in-house immediately ; David MDnrD, as director of manufacturing for White Bros.. effective immediately. PROMOTED: Michael Buckley, to vice president of Dunlop's MDtDrcycie Tire divtsion. effective immediately. In his new position. Buckley will be responsible for all domestic oriqinal equipment (O.E.l and replacement motorcycle and ATV tire sales. As part of his O.E. responsibilities, Buckley will represent Goodyear Dunlop Tires with current APPOINTED : Jeff Ratzloff. as purchasing director for White Brothers, effective immediately: Matt Hornbeck, as product marketing manager for White Bros.. effective immediately. O.E. partners Arctic Cat. Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Ducati, Hariey-Davidson. Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Victory . and Yamaha. Motorcycle product management will also report directly to him. In addition, Buck, ley will be responsible for all amateur and professional motorcycle ~ rnotorsports activities, including Dunlop' s involvement in Virtually all • forms of American racing. • T he Nationa l P ro mote rs Group (NPG). pro mo t e rs of the AMA C hevy Trucks U .S . M otocro ss Championships, has d ist ributed it s $200 ,000 ride r point fund . a fund go ing to the to p 20 riders in both the 125 cc and 250cc classes . The fund is divided equally. with each class receiving $1 00 .00 0. This yea r's cham pi- APPOINTED: Hobert Spirito, to the position of event manager in the marketing department of Ducati North America, effective immediately: Jim M cKenna will replace Sp irito in his former position as area sales manager in charge of the south easte rn region of the U .S . HIRED: .Jason "Fonzy" Fontes. in a sales position at Twisted Clothinq, effective immediately. FDr more information, call 818/361 -9568. : 2: : cue I e n e - - - - - - - - Continued 0 11 page 76 vv S • NOVEMBER 29 . 2000 3 d o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o d o o o o o o o ~ d o o o o o o o o o o o o

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