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Cycle News 1982 11 03

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&Semen [j' AMA/Wrangler Supercross series: rJ Round 12 ~ Supercross Finals I Miller High ute . ~ ..... see The Factory Pros For The Last Time In 1982Atsan DIego's Jack'MurphySiadlum The MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 6, is the 12th andfinal round of the 1982 Wrangler Supercross Series! The season-ender at the home of the Padres, Chargers, and Aztecs deserves a spectacular Supercross track! For the first time ever, this track will go into the spectator stands! Designed after the famed Peristyle Jump, this new section is called the "Wran~ler CorraU" Riders will launch from the stadium floor, climbing up three seating levels into a sharp right-hand turn that spits them onto the concourse under the scoreboard. They'll hammer over double one-and twofoot dirt mounds; swing another right; and fly off the Coca-Cola Catapult, a flat ridge, for a thrilling free-fall return to the ground! .,' "Wrangler Corral" is only one of nearly a dozen obstacles the nation's best Supercrossers must conquer at the MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS. This awesome race course boasts whoop-de-doos, berms, ramps, peaks, sandpits, straightaways, and a 10-foot chunk of real estate called the "Miller Mountain!" On Nov. 6, 80 skilled Supercross racers will pit their 250cc machines against a treacherous man-made track-and against each other-at the final showdown. This race means more than just the last race of the year. It is a final test; the last chance to prove to friends, fans, teammates, and managers how good they really are at the sport of Supercross. The 1982 Supercross Championship was clinched by Honda's Donnie "Holeshot" Hansen at the Los Angeles Miller High Life Superbowl of Motocross in July; and although Suzuki's Mark Barnett is untoucha- . ble in second place; 78 other Supercrossers will jockey for position at San Diego. Contract negotiations for 1983 are already underway, and many privateers are hoping to fall under the watchful eyes of factory team scouts and managers. Riders currently under contract need a good finish to secure their positions. The final Wrangler Supercross points tally wi II go on record forever a t the end of Saturday night's racing. Riding high with pride, ,the MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS salute our American red, white, and blue Team Honda for double 1982 victories of ill the Trophee des Nations and Moto1~ ~ JOoss des Na\ions! Super champipns .. Danny "Magoo" Chandler, Johnny O'Mara, Jim Gibson, and David Ba~ ley will lead the force of Team Honda for their final stadium ride of the year. The last Supercross points battle will unfold as teammates O'Mara and Gibson both set their sights on capturing the third place finish in the series. O'Mara leads with a 15-point jump on Gibson; but with a total of 28 points possible, Gibson could easily slide into third. He finished second at San Diego last year, and there will be no holding back for either Gibson or O'Mara. Both are riding hot, and the race for third is fair game, Muscle from Yamaha's powerhouse, Mike Bell, Broc Glover, and Rick Johnson won't lighten the load. "Too Tall" Bell, reigning champion of the "Last Superbowl," took his win with ease. Local San Diego favorite, Broc Glover, was not happy taking second place in L.A" and will be going after back-to-back victories to match last year's win in his hometown stadium. Teammate Rick Johnson and former 125 and 500cc champ, Marty Smith, join Glover to form the traditional Team San Diego at the Supercross finals, Behind the leadership of threetime 125cc National Champion, Mark Barnett; Suzuki's star line-up includes Warren Reid, George Holland, and Denny Bentley, Also chalking up points for the final tally will be Kawasaki's Jeff Ward, Goat Breker, and Tom Benolkin, From mid-July 'til Nov, 6, there are no stadium races. Many riders contest the outdoor motocross races in the United States and Europe. Others practice or enter local events; but nobody can practice Supercross. Saturday afternoon before the Finals will be the first stadium course these riders have seen since the L.A. Super.bowl---and the very first course they've ever ridden into the stands at Jack Murphy Stadium! voted on by the news media and riders and mechanics themselves; the "Rider of the Year" has been selected in cooperation with Motocross Action by subscribers of Dirt Bike and Motocross Action magazines. In addition Stadium Motorsports Corporation has contributed over $4,000 extra to the San Diego purse as a special "thanks" to riders for their support of the Last Superbowl, the MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERBOWL OF MOTOCROSS! "Team Yamaha was Number One and Number Two at the LA. Miller High Life Super-bowl of Motocross. We're warmed up and hot for Numbers One, Two and Three to dose the season at San Diego November 6th. " Ken Clark, Team Yamaha Racing Manager Brad Lackey, America's first Motocross World Champion, will square off against Mike Berger, popular KGB Radio DJ and Mike Goodwin, the "Father of Supercross," in an all-out celebrity exhibition race during intermission. In the exciting two lap competition Lackey will ride his 250cc Suzuki against the 1983 Honda CR250Rs of Berger and Goodwin. There are also special bonuses for Supercross fans at San Diegol CocaCola will trade free Early Entry passes for empty six-packs of CocaCola for recycling! An Early Entry pass, along with a regular Supercross ticket, admits spectalOrs through Gate F, at 4 p.m. to watch rider practice. Regular gates open at 6 p.m. Get in early and'watch riders check out the track. The first 1000 Coca-Cola Early Entry fans will get a free Carrera hat! San Diego Toyota dealers are offering free discount coupons worth $3 off the purchase of $18, $15 and $12 tickets.' These coupons can be redeemed at the stadium box office Nov. 2-5. Discount coupons are available at participating San Diego Toyota dealers beginning Oct. 20. Fans can sit in the "Wrangler Corral" for FREEl That's right will receive a FREE ticket in the "Wrangler Corral" section when you purchase a pair of Wrangler jeans from participating San Diego area retailers! Surrounded by the new track in the stands, fans who sit in this section will be right in the middle of all the non-stop action! Fans can gear-up for the MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS by tuning in for three Supercross specials on XETV-Channel 6! Note these dates and times to watch past Supercross events on television: Sat" Oct. 23: '79 Superbowl of Motocross - 12:30-1:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30: '81 Kansas City Supercross - 12:30-1:00 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 4: '80 Superbowl of Motocross - 12:30-1:00 a.m. Get free KGB Racing Stickers at participating San Diego area 7-11 Stores and sign-up for the special Sweepstakes Package. Prizes include a Honda CR250, $1,000 Mad Jack's Stereo, $250 of Wrangler apparel, JT Racing package, one-year's supply of Coca-Cola, and one-year SUpserlptions to Dirt Bike, Motocross Action and Motocross magazines! You will also be eligible for the free Supercross ticket drawings when KGB-FM 101 gives away 101 free tickets on the air prior to the race! For early fans, the Honda dealers will have a "special happening" in the stadium parking lot on Saturday afternoon. Spectators will also enjoy the special color guard ceremonypresented by the Air Force Reserve on Saturday night, just before the racing beginsl "See team Suzuki's Mark Barnett, Alan King, Warren Reid, Denny Bentley and Clint Hardick in the final round of the 1982 Super-cross Series, November 6th, at the San Diego Stadium. We'll be in the starting gate and we're going all out to win. " Pat Alexander Team Suwlci Manager On Sunday, Nov. 7, amateurs will ride the Pro Track for the National Amateur Supercross Finals! Riders have been qualifying all season long for the title of the best Amateur Supercrosser in the nation; and the winners will be crowned on Sunday! Gates open at 6 p.m.; racing starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are available at Ticketron, Select-ASeat, San Diego area Honda dealers, San Diego Super Shops, MadJack's Stereo, Bill Gamble's Stores, and The Chargeline 714/565-2865. Ticket prices are $6, $9, $12, 15, & $18; kids 10 and under are half price. Remember, last year was nearly a sellout, so get your tickets early! For more information, call 714/494-3684. I SCOREBOARD I "Team Honda is racing at the San Diego Miller High Life Super-cross. See the victorious members of the Motocross and Trophee Des Nations team do battle; Johnny O'Mara, Danny 'Magoo' Chandler, David Bailey, Chuck Sun and Jim Gibson." Dave Arnold, Team Honda Manager This year, the AMA-sanctioned MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS will offer some extra bonuses to pay tribute to America's best Supercrossersl Miller will present "Rider of the Year," "Rookie of the Year," and "Mechanic of the Year" awards! Winners of best Rookie and best Mechanic have been , San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium MILLER HIGH LIFE SUPERCROSS FINALS NOVEMBEA6.1982

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