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Cycle News 1982 11 10

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. .... ; tees meeting in Anaheim on Nov. 6. We called Stadium Motorsports president Mike Goodwin. and were told. "As I understand it - and I plan on attending - Bill West has set up a meeting and the promoters plan on setting up a promoters' association. We'lI try to encourage adoption of some of the ideas we're passing around. which I'm sure you're aware of. We're going to do that on Thursday and then proceed to the Friday board meeting. where I have been asked by the AMA Board to speak to them and present the promoters' case," Asked if the promoters would present an ultimatum to the AMA. Goodwin responded. "It is not an ultimatum. What I have done - and I don't know what the other promoters are doing. although I can hypothecate on it - I have notified the AMA that I plan on running my Supercroa events in 1983. 'Here's the schedule, here's the purses I will pay. here's the rules changes I need.' And I hope they will be with AMA. So AMA makes the decision whether they will sanction them or not. " Tentative 1983 Camel Pro Series 2/5/83 2/6/83 Houston. TX Houston. TX Short track. Tourist trophy. 3/6-13/83 Daytona 8each. FL Road race. 4/9/83 4/16/83 Gardena. CA (Ascot) Sacramento. CA Tourist trophy. Mile. 5/1/83 5/7/83 5/15/83 5/22/83 San Jose. CA Gardena. CA (Ascot) Springfield. IL Lexington. OH (Mid-Ohio) Mile. Half mile. Mile. Road race. 6/4/83 6/3-5/83 6/11/83 6/17-19/83 6/24/83 6/25/83 6/26/83 Louisville. KY Elkhart Lake. WI (Road America) Harrington. DE Loudon, NH Hinsdale, IL (Santa Fe) Knoxville. TX (Marysville) Mt. Pocono. PA Half mile. Road race. Half mile. Road race. Tourist trophy. Half mile. Road race. 7/2/83 7/10/83 7/16/83 7/22/83 7/22-24/83 7/30/83 Indianapolis. IN Syracuse. NY Hagerstown. MD Hinsdale. IL (Santa Fe) Monterey. CA (Laguna Seca) DuQuoin.IL Mile. Mile. Half mile. Short track. Road race. Mile. 8/7/83 8/21/83 8/21/83 8/27/83 Cicero. IL (Hawthorne) Peoria.IL Sonoma. CA (Sears Point) Indianapolis. IN Mile. Tourist trophy. Road race. Mile. 9/3/83 9/3-4/83 9/11/83 9/18/83 9/24/83 Hamburg. NY Brainerd. MN Syracuse. NY San Jose. CA Gardena. CA (Ascot) Half mile. Road race. Mile. Mile. Half mile~ 10/2/83 10/8/83 Springfield. IL Pontiac. MI Mile. Tourist trophy. Schedule subject to change. 2 The AMA's lawsuit against Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki continues through the process of "discovery," with a hearing scheduled before Magi~trateJames McMahon on Nov. 3. The hearing will decide a request by the manufacturers for a gag order on evidence subpoenaed by the AMA. Rumors flying about last week concerned a settlement offer alleged to have been from the manulacturers, calling for a one-year moratorium on the Grand National MX concept in exchange for a committee to be made up of manufacturer, AMA, and promoter reps. The committee would !lilJdy the GNC idea for a year before making a decision the manufacturers would abide by. We called AMA Executive Director Ed Youngblood for confirmation of these reports, and of the allegation that the AMA turned it down cold. "I just got back into the office from the FIM meetings," said Youngblood, adding, "There was a meeting between various attorneys. I'm not aware that it included all the things you've mentioned." Youngblood suggested that we contact the AMA attorneys, but when we did that earlier, they had no comment. The other big rumor making the rounds was that several MX and Supercroa promoters would be meeting in San Diego on Nov. 4 and then would make an appearance at the AMA Board of Tru.- Professional racers who complain about the way the AMA conducts races, should try doing it for the ABC camera crews. Superbikers referee Butch Lee, in the simple act of trying to conduct a riders' meeting, had his location changed, his voice level checked, and was held up for at least 15 minutes before being able to proceed. ABC commentators Jim McKay and Sam Posey, doing an on-thetrack introduction before the main event, found themselves booed by the crowd for holding up the races. "On the road again" is a song that might be sung by new AMA Grand National Champ Ricky Graham. Graham left Monday Nov. 1 on a Winston-sponsored promotional tour that will hit nine major cities in two weeks. The first issue of Dirt Rider Magazine is expected to hit the stands on Nov. 16, according to editor Charlie Morey. With both ,Charlie and feature editor Mark Kariya having received their training at Cycle News, we almost feel like godparents here at the office. An '83 Honda 460 Nighthawk. an ATC. a Kawasaki KLT200. and a Husqvarna watch will all be given away at the Nov. 5-7 Motorcycle De.leme". Motorcycle Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.. In addition. at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon Nov. 7. there will be a special motorcycle fashion show. Tickets for the Expo are $6 at the door. A special Daytona Race TOUT will begin in the Pacific Northwest next February, then sweep through California and on to Florida for Cycle Week. The tour begins Feb. 28 in Seattle, WA, and riders can join the group at Sacramento, CA, and also in southern California, where participants in the tour will spend a day in southern California with Keith Code and the California Superbike School, which will feature special guest instructor Steve Baker. Then it's on to Daytona, where tOUT participants will have tickets to the races and pit passes to boot. The tour is limited to the first 25 riders and 10 passengers, with deposit required by Dec. 31. For all the juicy details, contact Elite Sport Tours, Inc., at 907/874-3633. It's not often that you get to race motocroa in a National Forest, so mark Nov. 28 on your calendars. ,- That's the date of the JT Motorcycle Specialties-sponsored Corral Canyon Motorcroa in the Coral Canyon ORV area of the Cleveland National Forest near Campo. CA. There's free overnight camping. and racing begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Promoter Jim Tidrick is also looking for help in putting on the event. needing help with starting. flagging and scoring. If you can help. or simply want more details on the race. contact Tidrick at 714/478-9146. Tidrick.-S8y&. that ''With the continued cooperation of the Cleveland National Forest and a successful rece. we can anticipate a series of races to be scheduled for 1983." "Kent Howerton signed a two-year contract today with Kawasaki," said Howerton's manager in the deal, lens ace Dave Hawkins, in an Oct. 28 phone conversation. Howerton has been released from his Suzuki contract and will be riding green machines in the Nov. 6 final round of the AMA/Wrangler Supercross Series, the Miller High Life Supercross Finals in San Diego. Yamaha will be having their second annual Family Affair at Knott's Berry Farm in southern california. An $18 ticket includes unlimited use of all rides. shows and attractions. plus a private ba!~qu8 dinner. commemorative T-shirt and reserved motorcycle parking with full security. On top of that. there will be drawings for three motorcycles. Yamaha accessories and Knott's Preserves. See your participating Yamaha dealer. There are 48 motorcycles entered for the PemodiSCORE Baja 1000, equating out to almost half the entire field. The first bike will leave Ensenada shortly after dawn on Wednesday, Nov. 3, with 985 of the best miles the Baja peninsula has to offer between them and the finish line. Top teams include the Husky entries of Scot Harden/Brent Wallingsford and Tom Kelly/Dan Ashcraft, the Yamaha of Larry Roeseler/Chuck Miller, and the Chuck Stearns/Lee Scheffers Honda in the Open class; and the Yamaha of Scott and Kent Pfeiffer versus the Honda of Jeff Kaplan and Bruce Ogilvie in the 2505. Also entered are Honda MX team manager Dave Arnold and team mechanic Chris Haines, riding in the Open class. "It's something I want to do," said Arnold. "You have to get away from it all every once in awhile." Arnold said that he would depart for Mexico right after the Superbikers race, spend Monday pre-running, ride the race, and be back in the U.S. by Saturday for the San Diego Supercross. The California Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting Nov. 18-19 in Victorville at Victorville City Hall. 14343 Civic Dr. At the Thursday meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. the committee will review the state's OHV grant applications for 1983. The Friday meeting, beginning at 6 p.m., will inducle general businea and the possibility of an EI Mirage/Shadow Mountain State Vehicular Recr.ation Area. For more information on the two meetings, contact Hank Ortman at 916/ 323-9987. . The merchandise prizes keep rolling in for the Nov. 27 Cycle News Barstow to Vegas Motorcycle Road Ride and Poker Run. A tip of the CN duckbill to the following: Micronics International's Joel Breault sent a King Cobra street bike theft alarm and a Thief Guard alarm for autos

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