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Cycle News 1992 11 25

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_ _ _---'-- ---:---_ _ ByL--Papa Wealey IN THE WIND World Superbike Champion will Harne1 b I dWIn Raja1 lOst o/Sweet an ' · 000 ~~~~~~:~r~~i~~i:i~a~i1 .~:;~~:~!~:~~~~~t1:t~~;:~~~~ T:?;;:u~~~b~a~~n~:~~~ee~;:~d~~~~~~~ntt?e~~:ra~a~~ ~~~:i~th Jeff Stanton (Hon) was crowned King of Bercy at the Paris Supercross, held at Bercy Stadium in Paris, France, (Hon) on the third and final day. Larry Ward (Suz) and Jeremy McGrath (Hon) rounded out the top three on Friday, while Bayle and Ward were second and third, respectively, on Saturday. Ward finished third behind Bayle and Stanton on Sunday. Doug Henry (Hon) was dubbed Prince of Bercy for his overall win in the 125cc support class at Paris. Henry won the first two nights, and finished fourth on Sunday to wrap up the overall win. Frenchmen Mikael Pichon (Hon) and Cyril Porte (Hon) were second and third, respectively, on Friday, while newly-crowned 125cc World Champion Greg Albertyn (Hon) and Buddy Antunez (Hon) rounded out the top three on Saturday. Antunez earned Sunday's win, ahead of Albertyn and Jimmy Button (Suz). Mike Healey (Suz) was the 125cc Pro class winner at the final round of the GFI Fall MX Series South at Perris Raceway in Perris, California, November 15. Dana Wiggins (Hon) finished second, and Derek Natvig (Kaw) was third. Shaun Kalos (Yam) was the 250cc Pro class winner, ahead of Donald Upton (Yam) and Cory Keeney (Kaw). After being named winner of the 1992 Mickey lllompson Award of Excellence, Guy Cooper said that he was surprised that he had won. "I didn't even know I was in the hunt," said Cooper, who is obviously well-liked by his fans, as evidenced by louder-thanusual applause whenever his name is announced at Camel Supercross Series events. ''I'm kind of surprised, but I think it's really neat. I think they like me because I always try my hardest and give the fans what they want and come to see." Motocros~ers Jeff Dement and Chad Pederson have signed to ride for By Ferracci Ducati team owner Eraldo Ferracci, it is likely that the two-time tion is for him," Ferracci said. "He's supposed to let me know this week." Ferracci also said that he will try and sign New Zealander Andrew Stroud to a contract if there is enough budget. "He's a nice kid, very calm, but it depends on the budget," Ferracci added. So far, Ferracci has only Pascal Picotte signed to a contract for the 1993 season. Polen, who is vacationing,couldnotbereachedforcomment. runningofthe Tecate/SCORE Baja 1000 in Baja California, Mexico, November 12-13. The Kawasaki KX500-mounted tea!Jl completed the 1028-mile point-to-point race, which began in Ensenada and ended in La Paz, in 16 hours, 50 minutes and 15 seconds, averaging 61.333 miles per hour. The runner-up team - Honda XR600-mounted Dan Ashcraft, Dave Donatoni and Johnny Campbell - finished in 17:02:13 at an average speed of 60.615 mph. Third overall was anOther Honda XR600 tearn made up of Chuck Miller, Bob Rutten and Bruce Ogilvie. They completed the race in 17:36:40, averaging 58.639' mph. Scott Morris, Craig Smith and Dave Ondas, aboard a Kawasaki KX250, scored the Class 21 (250cc) win (18:46:30/55.004 mph), beating the runner-up Suzuki RM250 team of Darren Sanford, Brian Schmuckle and Fred Willert by nearly Rossini Racing Products (RRP), a ~~n. shop in Washington, New Jersey, and Boyesen Engineering, manufacturers of Boyesen reeds, have joined forces to sponsor Timmy Ferry in the Eastern Regional 125cc Supercross Series and National Championship MX Series in '93. Seventeen-year-old Ferry, who has had a stellar amateur career riding for Kawasaki's Team Green, will compete aboard a Yamaha YZ125. RRP owner Mike Rossini will manage the one-man. team. Japan's Hiroyki Watanabe, Katsuyuki Hasegawa and Keiichi Hasegawa, riding ii Kawasaki KX125, earned the Class 20 (125cc) win; Dan Worley, Earl Roberts Larry Brooks, Kyle Lewis, Shaun Kalos and Lowell Thomson have all resigned with Noleen Racing for the 1993 season. Brooks and Kalos will concentrate on the AMA 250cc National Championship MX and Camel Supercross Series, as well as the MTEG Ultracross series. Lewis will campaign the AMA 125cc West Coast Supercross Series, AMA 125cc Nationals and the MTEG Ultracross series, while Thomson will concentrate solely on the Ultracross series. Kawasaki-Suzuki in Kingsport, Tennessee, suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident on November 12. Eads was involved in MX since the early '70s, first as a racer and then a sponsor. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and three children. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1904 Brookside Dr., Kingsport, TN 37660. Motorcycle Collector magazine In addition to the "big bike" team, Noleen Racing will handle Yamaha's 80cc race team. Jerry Aleman and Shaun Perolio have signed on as the two factory mini pilots. will become a monthly publication effective with .the March 1993 issue. The magazine debuted earlier this year as a bi-monthly publication. "Things are going well and we have had lots of requests from our readers to do this," said publisher Don Emde. "Rather than do what some books have done with the 6-to-9-to-12 approach, we decided to jump into the deep end of the pool and let 'er rip," said Emde. Existing subscribers will have their six-issue subscriptions accelerated into a monthly subscription for their remaining issues. The new 12-issue subscription rate is $33. For more information, call 800/827-7097. Stu Peters of the Continental Motosport Club (CMC) has purchased Sunrise Cycle Park in Ade- Doug Polen will not defend his World Superbike Championship in 1993. According to Fast Mike Eads owner of Kingsport It looks like ~ eN Q') Q') ~ ... l!":l eN ~ V ..0 S V ;> 0 Z and Mark Vanscourt topped Class 30 (over 30 years of age) on a Kawasaki KX500; Chris Haines, Scott Forward, Rick Shirey and Bill Tanner took Class 40 honors on a Kawasaki KX500; and Al Perrett, Byron 'Farnsworth, Sam Bass and Ron Dugan topped Class 50, also on a Kawasaki KX500. Not only did the Hamel/Ostbo/Sweetland team finish ahead of all the motorcycle team entrants, they also beat the four-wheel vehicle division winner, a Class I truck driven by Paul and Dave Simon, by three minutes and 13 seconds. The Simon brothers averaged 61.165 mph. Larry Roeseler and Ted Hunnicutt Jr., who won the event last year, teamed with Greg Zitterkopf on a Kawasaki KX500 but failed to finish; their bike seized approximately 50 miles into the race. Of the 122 motorcycle tearns that started the race, 88 made it to the finish line.. lanto, California, and will move the company's offices to the desert facility. The club will retain its mailing address (P.O. Box 9458, San Bernardino, CA 92427), but have a new phone number - 619/246-2621. "We officially take over on December 1st," said Peters. "We are planning to turn Sunrise into a multi-use park, including a fiveeighths mile oval track and a manmade Jet Ski lake." DGY Racing in the '93 season. According to Jim Canner, the DGY Racing team manager, both riden will contest the Eastern Rekional125cc Supercross Series and the National Championship 125cc MX Series aboard Yamaha YZ125s. ~ The Custom Motorcycle Raffle hosted by Mid USA Cycle Parts at the October 17-19 Action Motorsports Trade Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, raised $5800 for the Preserving the Past ... Ensuring the Future preservation trust fund which benefits the AMA Motorcycle Heritage Museum and the MIC Discover Today's Motorcycling campaign. Mid USA Cycle Parts owners Les and Sandy Morrison and Bob Battefeld purchased the $12,000 199.3 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide and then customized it during show hours. The winner of the bike was Charles Freshour of Salem M/C and ATV in Salem, Illinois. He had purchased one raffle ticket, among the nearly 2000 sold. As expected, California's newly elected Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer say they'll work for early passage of a desert bill that calls for an increase in park and wilderness areas in the southern California desert. "The desert bill should get passed as soon as possible. and hopefully signed by the new president," Feinstein told the Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise. Boxer said, "At the moment we have the opportunity, we will act on that in the Senate." 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