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№“ August 19, 1998 






IN THE WIND 





Eric Wood (Kaw) won both legs in 


®" rump reigns at British 
Speedway GP 
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Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, 
on August 9. Wood beat Tray Batey 
(Suz) and Michael Barnes (Yam) in both 
races to come away from Loudon with a 
clean sweep. By virtue of his two sec- 
ond-place finishes, Batey takes over the 
championship points lead from team- 
mate Grant Lopez, who finished fourth 
and 16th in the two races. Batey now 
leads Wood, 276-264, with Barnes third 
on 258 points and Lopez fourth with 
250. Lopez, meanwhile, has been placed 
on probation and his results are “subject 
to further inquiry for unsportsmanlike 
conduct,” according to Formula USA, 
Lopez was involved in a crash with 
Steve Grigg and then got into an alterca- 
tion with a corner worker. In addition to 
winning both Formula USA races, 
Wood also came out on top in the 103 
Horsepower class and finished second 








dium on August 7. 


Aussie Ryan Sullivan in the final. 


ussie ace Jason Crump was handed the perfect 
birthday present with a superb win in the 
British Grand Prix at Coventry’s Brandon Sta- 


Crump, son of former Australian international 
rider Phil Crump, was born in England during his 
father’s British League career and it was ironic that 
he should win this round, as it came just a day after 
his 23rd birthday - which he could hardly celebrate, 
as he was preparing for the meeting. But the celebra- 
tion just came а day late, as Crump outran Sweden's 
Jimmy Nilsen, Poland’s Tomasz Gollob and fellow 


World Championship leader Tony Rickardsson 
went out in heat 20, which meant he failed to get to 
the semi-finals, and with fellow Swede Nilsen quali- 
fying for the final - despite suffering a broken collar- 








to Charles Chouinard (Suz) in the 126 
Horsepower class. 


Ty Davis (Yam) recorded the overall 
win in round nine of the AMA/Acer- 
bis National Championship Enduro 
Series in Divide, Colorado, on August 
9. Finishing second to Davis was 
Destry Abbott (Kaw), who was fol- 
lowed by Michael Lafferty (KTM), 


bone two weeks ago - the gap is now down to 10 points on the leaderboard. Rickards- 
son leads Nilsen in the series standings, 76-66, all but ensuring that the next World 
Champion will be from Sweden. 

As for Team Exide's American duo of Greg Hancock and Billy Hamill, the pair was 
widely expected to figure in the final on a Coventry track they know so well, as they 
both race for Coventry in the British Elite League. But both had to settle for a place in 
the consolation final. Now, Hamill, who carries America's brightest hopes for another 
World title, sits fourth in the series standings, behind Poland's Gollob, with 56 points. 
Defending World Champion Hancock is down in the eighth spot, with 45 points. 

John Hipkiss 


who had already clinched the title, 
Doug Blackwell (Yam) and Patrick 


Garrahan (KTM). in the 85cc (12-13) Stock class to grab his 


second career AMA title. James Stewart 
dominated the 85cc (9-13) Modifieds for 
his title, while Broc Hepler (Suz) 
claimed the 85cc (7-11) Stock title. 
Jonathan Shimp (Yam) won the 105cc 
Superminis with a 1-6-1 count. Sarah 
Whitmore (Suz) won the Women's 85cc- 
105cc title with a 3-1-1, and Shelly Kann 
(Yam) won the Women's Over 125cc 
title with a 1-2-1 over Jessica Patterson 
(Kaw). Joshua Woods (Kaw) topped the 
125cc Schoolboy Stock class, and Ben 
Riddle (Kaw) won in the Modified divi- 
sion. 


The 1998 AMA Amateur National 
Motocross Championships at Loretta 
Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Ten- 
nessee, came to a conclusion on Satur- 
day, August 8. Shae Bentley (Kaw) 
went 3-1-3 to score the 250cc Pro Sport 
title, while Nick Wey (Kaw) won the 
125cc Pro Sport title with a 1-2-2. Matt 
Walker (Kaw) topped the 125cc A class 
with a 4-1-1, while Billy Payne (Kaw) 
won the 250cc A Stock title with a 1-1-2 
score. The only two double class cham- 
pions were Bryan McGavran (Yam), 
who won the 250cc/Open B Modified 
and 125cc B Stock classes, and Senior 
Minicycle rider Ryan Morais (Yam), 
who won both the 85cc (14-15) Stock 
and Modified classes. Dag Boyesen 
(Suz) won the Junior 25-Plus race. Billy 
Whitley (Suz) won the Vet A (Over 30) 
title, while Gene Stull (Suz) went 1-2-2 


Dave Coombs, 1941-1998 


Т» hundreds of riders who attended this year’s AMA Amateur National 


For the first time this year, someone 
other than Husaberg’s Lance Smail 
won a round of the AMA/Western 
Four-Stroke MX Series. In Albany, Ore- 
gon, for round seven of the nine-race 
series, Dustin Nelson (Yam) walked 
away with the overall win after posting 





Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Rarch in Hurricane Mills, Ten- 

nessee, were greeted with the sad news of the passing of the event’s founder, 
Dave Coombs. Following a bout with leukemia, Coombs passed away on Monday, 
October 3, in his hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia. He was 51. 

As the head of Racer Productions, Coombs founded the AMA National Champi- 
onship Hare Scrambles Series in 1978, as well as the AMA Grand National Cross Coun- 
try Series, which evolved from the National Hare Scrambles Series and is now consid- 
ered one of the most prestigious off-road series in the United States. 

He was also the head of the newly formed National Promoters Group, which in its 
first year put together the biggest rider point fund in motocross history. 

Coombs and Racer Productions also promoted two rounds on the AMA/Mazda 
Truck National Championship 125/250cc MX Series circuit at High Point Raceway in 
Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, and at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania. He 
also organized two rounds of the AMA Grand National Championship Series for 
Quadcycles, and he was also a local race promoter, with numerous events in AMA Dis- 
trict 5, and he was instrumental in the growth of the National Dual-Sport Series. 

Coombs will perhaps be remembered most for producing one of the most famous 
off-road races in the United States - the Blackwater 100. 

Coombs still rode the Senior class in many of his own motocross and cross country 
races. He was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, and lived there his entire 
life. 

He is survived by his wife, Rita, his daughter Carrie and his two sons, Tim and 
Davey. He also has two grandsons who are getting ready to start racing the Pee Wee 
classes. He will be missed. 


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a pair of second-place finishes. Smail 
did, however, win the first moto, but he 
suffered a mechanical-related DNF in 
the second moto, putting an end to his 
win streak. Taking runner-up honors 
for the day was Brad Hagseth (3-3), who 
was followed by Robert Naughton, 
Carter Gurnee and Greg Schnell. All of 
the top five riders were Yamaha-mount- 
ed. Smail still maintains a healthy lead 
in the series with 313, followed by 
Schnell with 269. Nelson moved into 
third with 201. 


Niall Mackenzie (Yam) won both races 
in the seventh round of the British 
Superbike Championship, held at 
Knockhill in England on August 9. 
Mackenzie topped Chris Walker (Kaw) 
and John Reynolds (Duc) to win the 
first race, then went out and beat Steve 
Hislop (Yam) and Troy Bayliss (Duc) to 
win the second race. Mackenzie leads 
Hislop in the championship point stand- 
ings, 266-235. 


According Merrill Vanderslice, AMA 
Pro Racing’s director of professional 
competition, Anthony Gobert won't be 
allowed to return to action at Pikes Peak 
Raceway for round 13 of the 
AMA/MBNA Superbike National 
Championship now that the Route 66 
Raceway round was canceled. Gobert's 
suspension for failing an AMA-issued 
drug test was for three races - Mid-Ohio, 
Brainerd and Route 66 - but with Route 
66 being canceled on Friday, August 7, 
the nonrace won't count toward Gob- 


ert's suspension and he won't be eligible 


to ride until the final round of the series 
at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, October 


2-4. “No, that event won't count toward ` 


his suspension," Vanderslice said on 
Monday, August 10. "It wasn't a race. 
That was a nonrace, so he'll have to sit 
out Pikes Peak." 


With Gobert being forced to sit out 
Pikes Peak, that will give Jason Prid- 
more another opportunity to ride the 
Vance & Hines Ducati in the 
AMA /МВМА Superbike National, Sep- 
tember 4-6. Pridmore finished fourth on 
the bike in his debut with the team at 


Brainerd International Raceway on 
August 2. 


Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin and 
American Honda's Ben Bostrom will 
participate in a Dunlop tire test at Day- 
tona International Speedway, August 
13-15. "It's just a chance to get some 
stuff done prior to the December test," 
Dunlop tire technician Jim Allen said. 
Doug Chandler was also scheduled to 
participate, but instead will take the 
time to further mend his injuries. 


Yoshimura Suzuki's Aaron Yates was 
scheduled to test the Suzuki RGV-500 
at Ryuyo, the factory's test track in 
Japan, but he was reluctant to do so 
because of the configuration of the cir- 
cuit. Ryuyo is a proper test track with 
various surface irregularities used to. 
test suspension. The bumps can often 
be avoided, but it still isn't the ideal 
place to test a 500cc Grand Prix bike for 
the first time. "There's supposed to be. 
an opportunity for me to ride a 500," 
Yates said. "It's in my contract. What 
l've gathered from everyone is that that 
is not the place. I really want to ride 
one to see what it's like. I want to ride 
at a real race track." The Georgian had 
been scheduled to test the 500 at Jara- 
ma, outside of Madrid, Spain, earlier 
this year. Then he broke his arm in a 
motocross incident and the test was 
scotched. He also said that the team 


didn't have plans to do any further 


testing on the European continent and 
that the next opportunity to ride the 
bike would be at the winter tests in 
Australia. 


A recovery fund has been set up for 
injured motocrosser Sean Kelley. Kelley 
crashed at a motocross track in Las 
Vegas, Nevada, which resulted in three 
broken vertebrae in his neck. He is cur- 
rently paralyzed from the neck down. If 
you would like to make a donation, you 
can send a check payable to: Sean Kelley 
Recovery Fund, 279 Clippership St., 
Henderson, NV, 89014. For more infor- 
mation, call Jeff at 714/921-2261, or Deb- 
bie at 702/436-5640. 


CMXR has announced its 1998 Sum- 
mer/Fall Motocross Series. The six- 
race series - with all rounds being held 
at Carlsbad Raceway in Carlsbad, Cal- 
ifornia - will begin on August 15 and 
will conclude on October 17. For more 
information, call 888/550-MOTO. 


Montclair Yamaha/Ty Davis Racing is 
looking for pit-service volunteers for the 
upcoming Las Vegas-to-Reno off-road 
race, October 2-3. For more information, 
call 877 /TY-DAVIS. x 


According to a press release from the 
team, Team Stiffie/Westwood plans to 
field a five-man team for 1999. Riders or 
interested sponsors can contact West- 
wood at 818/908-1140. The team is also 
accepting resumes for mechanics and 
team management personnel. 


Bob Price will teach a motorcycle repair 
course at L.A. Trade Tech, beginning on 
August 18. The class will be held on 
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, 
call 213/744-9070. S 


Eddie Mulder will not be promoting 
the Vintage National TT in Castlerock, 
Washington, on September 4, according 
to Mulder. The former dirt tracker will, 
however, be co-promoting the Cal-Expo 
Vintage Mile in Sacramento, California, 
on September 27 with Gene Romero. 











What about the championship? 





from the AMA road race schedule has a profound effect on 
the various championships because the available pool of 
points is now diminished by one third. In all classes but Super- 
bike, there are now 74 points available - 36 for a win and an extra 
point for leading the most laps. The Superbike class has an extra 
point per race for the rider who earns pole position in qualifying. 

The cancellation of the Superbike race probably hurt the 
chances of American Honda's Ben Bostrom more than anyone, 
which is why he was one of the few who wanted to race. With 
Muzzy Kawasaki's Doug Chandler still hobbled by his crashes at 
Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio, and the Joliet track being tight, twisty 
and physically demanding, Bostrom would likely have moved into 
the championship lead. Instead he cools his heels, trailing Chan- 
dler by two points, until the next race - which will be the begin- 
ning of a two-round championship - at Pikes Peak and the season- 
ender at Las Vegas, where Chandler has excelled. The numbers 
say that the top seven riders all have a mathematical possibility to 
win the class, but Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin, 36 points 
adrift, is the only other rider who has a reasonable chance. 

If the cancellation helped Chandler in the Superbike class, it 
certainly-hurt him in the 600cc Supersport Series. He now trails 
Yoshimura Suzuki's Steve Crevier by 18 points. It's not inconceiv- 
able that he could make a run at Crevier, especially given the com- 
petitiveness of the class, but if Crevier wins the title, it will likely 
guarantee him employment for next year, which is powerful moti- 
vation. American Honda's Ben Bostrom is eight points behind 
Chandler, who is still mathematically within striking distance, as is 
his younger brother Eric, who is 40 points behind at 278. 


T he cancellation of the Joliet, Illinois, round (see page 8) 


Eric Bostrom will almost assuredly clinch the Pirelli Formula 
Xtreme title at Pikes Peak. He holds a 40-point lead, 296-256, over 
Erion Racing teammate Tripp Nobles and needs to leave Pikes 
Peak with 37 in hand. With the exception of a mechanical DNF at 
Laguna Seca, Bostrom has won every race. To clinch, he only has 
to give away three points to Nobles. 

The rider with the biggest cushion is Performance Machine's 


. Roland Sands. The Elf Race Fuels/Lubricants 250cc Grand Prix 


Championship leader has a 47-point cushion on Erion Racing's 
Kurtis Roberts. If Roberts wins at Pikes Peak and leads the most 
laps, Sands need only finish fourth or better to take his first 
championship. World Sports Imports' Chuck Sorensen, who won 
the most recent round at Brainerd, is only a point behind Roberts 
and is the only other rider with a crack at the crown. 

The closest race is in the Progressive Insurance Pro Thunder 
class. Orange County Triumph's Paul Harrell leads with 303 
points, 11 better than Tilley's H-D/Buell's Shawn Higbee and 15 
more than teammate Curtis Adams. These three have dominated 
the series and any one of them could come away with the crown. 
Since Harrell has only won one race, having one less round won't 
hurt him. 

1-800-CYCLEGEAR'S Steve Rapp and Barnett Tool & Engi- 
neering's Richard Alexander Jr. are likely going to be the two 
slugging it out for the Teamline 750cc Supersport Championship. 
Rapp has a 12-point edge, 295-283, with Hooters Restaurants' 
Mario DuHamel tied with Ricci Racing's James Randolph in third 
with 244, 51 points back, but not out of it. This one's a tossup and 
probably won't be decided until the flag falls on a Saturday after- 
noon in Las Vegas. 





Some crucial information was missing 
from an advertisement in Cycle News 
(Issue #30, page 41) for the Hall of Fame 
Logo Auction. The missing information 
was from the address for auction infor- 
mation. The address is as follows: Hall 
of Fame Logo Auction, P.O. Box 313, 
Bishop, GA 30621. 


The Texas Vintage Racing Club will cel- 
ebrate its 10th anniversary on September 
20 and will run a vintage-only race at the 
Burleson Motocross Park in Burleson, 
Texas. The event will feature a special 
race for the original 14 TVRC riders. For 
more information, call 817/581-1682. 


Daniel’s Ridge MX Park recently held a 
benefit race for Jamie Nicholson, 21, a B- 


class motocrosser who suffered a broken 
back and severed spinal cord in a play- 
riding accident in June. The event raised 
more than $6500 for Nicholson, who is 
paralyzed from the chest down. 


AMA /Prostar drag racer Jim Shifflett 
suffered a broken neck after diving into 
a swimming pool recently. Shifflett will 
be out of work for some six months and 
Prostar is seeking support for the Super 
Comp racer. Donations can be sent to the 
Jim Shifflett Recovery Fund, 14819 Bryan 
Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193. For more 
information, call 205/852-1101. 


The first-ever West Coast Motorcycle 
Demolition Derby will be held at the 
Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa 








Smets clinches 500cc 
Motocross title 


usaberg's Joel Smets clinched his third World Championship 500cc MX Series 
H title with a 1-1 showing at the Dutch Grand Prix in Rhenen, Holland, August 8. 

With one round left in the 500cc series, the Belgian has an insurmountable points 
lead over 1996 champ Darryl King, 367-308. : 

At the Dutch GP, Team Yamaha's Peter Johansson finished second to Smets in the 
first moto, but a couple of crashes in the second moto led to his early departure from 
the race. Taking runner-up honors for the day was King, who rode his factory-backed 
Husqvarna to 3-2 placings. Third overall went to Honda rider Rob Herring, who post- 
ed 6-4 moto finishes. KTM's James Marsh and Honda's Gert-Jan Van Doorn rounded 
out the top five overall. 

The race for the World Championship 250cc MX title got a little closer following the 
GP of Germany in Teutschenthal, August 9. Defending Champion Stefan Everts won 
both motos and gained ground on series leader Sebastien Tortelli, who finished second 
in both motos. Kawasaki's Tortelli now leads Honda's Everts by just four points, 421- 
417, with three races remaining on the calendar. 

Third overall in Germany was Honda's Frederic Bolley, who crossed the finish line 
in third in both motos. Fourth was Suzuki's Marnicq Bervoets (4-5), while fifth went to 
American Tallon Vohland. Vohland went 6-4 and is currently sixth in the series point 
standings with 201. 

Yamaha's David Vuillemin won the World Championship 125cc MX Series round in 
Chateau du Loir, France, August 9. Vuillemin, however, gained only a few points on 
series leader Alessio Chiodi. Vuillemin won the first moto over Yamaha's Claudio Fed- 
erici, Honda's Luigi Seguy, TM's Alessandro Puzar, and Chiodi, but Chiodi came back 
to win the second moto over Vuillemin and Yamaha riders Erick Camerlengo, Carl 
Nunn and Federici. 

Vuillemin gained six points on Chiodi on the day but still trails the Husqvarna rider 
by 19 points (305-286) with one round left to go. Third in the series is Puzar with 247. 








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Mesa, California, on August 15, during 
intermission for the Costa Mesa Speed- 
way. “Ten brave men with motorcycles 
and baseball bats will brawl for the reg- 
ulation 10-minute period, with the last 
man standing being proclaimed as the 
Demolition Derby King, and collecting 
the incredible art-deco Demolition 
Derby trophy,” a press release touting 
the event states. For more information, 
call 949/492-9933. 


According to Mike Young Sr. of 
Mycomm Productions, entries are still 
available for the August 15-16 Old 
Highway 40 Days Motorcycle Extrava- 
ganza at the Donner Ranch area near 
Donner Lake, California. Post entries 
will also be accepted. For more informa- 
tion, call 530-365-1979. à 

John Genise, of John's Cycle Sales in 
Woodside, Queens, New York, is 


related surgery. Genise has been left 
with limited use of his legs but is mak- 
ing excellent progress through therapy. 
Genise was for many years the AMA 
Pro referee in the New York area and is 
well-remembered for being the referee 
at the Middletown New York Half Mile 
Dirt Track Championships in the 1970s. 


The series finale of the West Coast Flat 
Track Series, scheduled for Bakersfield 
Speedway on Saturday, August 24, will 
feature a $1500 bonus race - the Rod 
Lake Dash For Cash Race. The race 
will feature the heat-race winners from 
the 600cc Expert, 600cc Pro Sport/ Ama- 
teur and 750cc Modern Vintage classes. 
The riders will be handicapped as per 
their heat-race times with the exception 
of the 750cc riders. All riders will be 
paid, with first place earning $420. For 
more information, call 714/529-6054. 


OPENED: Renegade Racing's home 
page on the World Wide Web. The site 
can be found at the following address: 
http:/ /www.renegaderacing.com. 


RESCHEDULED: The AMA/WML 
Ladies International Cup MX Champi- 
onships, to Friday, August 29, at 
Broome-Tioga in Binghampton, New 
York. For more information, call 
949/837-2206. 


HIRED: Sarah Schilke, as western 
advertising manager for American 
Motorcyclist Magazine, replacing Beth 
Shaw, effective immediately. 


BORN: Seth Daniel Roberts, to former 
road racer and current Dunlop tire tester 
Danny Roberts and his wife, Lizzy, on 
July 26 in Huntsville, Alabama. 


AUTOGRAPH SIGNING: At Gisonia 
Cycle Center in Allison Park, Pennsylva- 
nia, on September 5 from 12 p.m. to 1 
p.m. Members of Team Suzuki 
Motocross are scheduled to appear. For 
more information, call 412/487-2803 


CANCELED: The August 23 AMP/GFI 
Motocross, scheduled for the Hollister 
Hills GP track in Hollister, California, 
due to a scheduling conflict. The race 
will be held on August 30 at the same 
track. For more information, call 





recovering well following diabetes- 209 / 656-9682 ON 


John Myers, 1958-1998 


T= motorcycle drag-racing community is 





mourning the loss of John Myers, 40, of Birm- 
ingham, Alabama, who died from injuries 
received in a non-racing-related motorcycle accident. 

Myers was reportedly riding on an Alabama high- 
way with friend and fellow drag racer Steve Johnson 
when he lost control of his motorcycle, struck a 
guardrail and tumbled down an embankment. 
Apparently having suffered little more than a broken 
arm, Myers climbed back to the highway to await an 
ambulance and was subsequently airlifted to a nearby 
hospital. But Myers died of massive internal injuries 
en route to the hospital. 

A 10-year veteran of Pro Stock motorcycle racing, 
Myers was the second-winningest motorcycle racer in 
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history,.having scored 
33 NHRA national event wins and three NHRA Win- 
ston Drag Racing championships. Myers also earned three national titles with the 
AMA/Prostar motorcycle sanctioning body. Myers is also credited as being the first 
rider ever to break the 7.50-second barrier aboard a Pro Stock motorcycle. 

Myers is survived by his wife, Kerry, and a two-year-old daughter, Christina. 
Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, August 13, at the National Motorsports 
Hall of Fame on the grounds of the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. 
A memorial fund has also been established. Checks can be made out to: John Myers 
Memorial Fund, South Trust Bank, P.O. Box 2554, Birminhgham, AL 35290. 





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2 Iiis: 
Harley-Davidson to buy KTM 


It may at first sight seem the most 
unlikely of motorcycling marriages, but 
Harley-Davidson and KTM are talking 
about tying the knot. A management 
team from the American giant is under- 
stood to have visited Europe recently 
for talks, spending time looking over 
KTM's Mattighofen factory, as well as 
touring part of the company's distribu- 
tion network. Some hard negotiation on 
price is reportedly taking place, with a 
view to announcing a potential 
takeover at the Munich Show opening 
on September 15, when KTM will have 
a major display featuring several new 
models. 

The flourishing Austrian off-road 
manufacturer has made a miracle come- 
back from its late-91 bankruptcy, when 
in an early preview of the TPG takeover 
of Ducati, Swiss venture capitalists 
Exantra linked with a group of KTM 
importers from different countries to 
restructure the company and set it on 
the road to its present success. From 
5600 bikes in 1992, KTM production has 
increased to 26,000 for the 1998 model 
year, yielding a 27-percent increase in 
turnover to $121 million compared to 
'97, with pretax profits up to $12.7 mil- 
lion. | 

At a July 1 board meeting, KTM 
management voted to invest $15 million 
in the construction of a new factory 
alongside the present one, scheduled for 
completion in July 1999 with a view not 
only to expanding production to an 
eventual 40,000 bikes a year, but also to 
doubling capacity at the firm’s in-house 
R&D department. The substantial 
investment needed to develop new 
models like the Duke street-rod and the 
new four-stroke competition range (see 
item below), as well as improve manu- 
facturing quality and underscore the 
company’s revival by winning the 
World Open-class MX title, was largely 
offset by KTM's partial stock flotation 
two years ago, which was heavily over- 
subscribed. Now, with the shares trad- 
ing at an increased premium on the 
Vienna stock market in the wake of the 
rumors linking the company with 
Harley-Davidson, the time appears to be 
ripe for Exantra and its fellow partners 


EURO FILE 


; | BY ALAN CATHCART 


KTM revamps four-strokes 
Whatever happens in its hunt to 
get hitched, expect KTM to launch 
an exciting array of new four- 
stroke off-roaders at Munich, pri- 
marily as a response to Yamaha's 
YZ/WR400 and the expected new 
four-stroke range from Honda. 

But, having revamped its 
entire two-stroke range in little 
more than a year, KTM is now 
doing the same with its four- 
strokes, starting with the existing 
LC4 motor. This will henceforth 
be used only in street bikes and 
rally enduro models, but though 
it is still produced in both 400cc 
and 620cc guises, it will now be 
fitted with the DOHC cylinder 
head KTM has had under devel- 
opment for the past year. 

Due to be launched at Munich 
with this revised engine is a 
replacement for the good-selling 
Duke street-rod, likely to be 
known as the Unit. This was the name of one of the pair of pro- 
totype street singles designed by the Duke’s creator, Gerard 
Kiske, which appeared at the 1996 Cologne Show, and though 
the new Unit is reportedly quite different from that in appear- 
ance, it does apparently follow its lead in being more of a road- 
ster than the hard-nosed Duke, even if it is unmistakably still a 
fun-bike. 

However, for Motocross and hard enduro competition, KTM 
will be revealing at Munich the first of a series of bikes ranging 
from 360 to 600cc in capacity, powered by its all-new ultralight- 
weight (13.2 pounds less than the existing SOHC LC4) four- 
stroke engine design, which is presently being tested by devel- 
opment rider Kurt Nicoll, now retired from World 500cc MX 
racing. 

The new SOHC four-valve liquid-cooled engine is so com- 
pact that in 510cc prototype form it fits straight into an SX250 
two-stroke chassis, yet even fitted with electric start as stan- 
dard, the complete bike weighs just 253 pounds - 4.4 pounds 
less than the 250cc two-stroke. Though scheduled to be raced 
by a full KTM factory team in the "99 World 500cc Motocross 
series, the new-generation production four-strokes aren’t 
expected to hit the shops until early in 2000, when they'll be fit- 


Salutes, 


The Unit (yes, Unit) is one of KTM’s new four-stroke models on the way in the near future. Also 
expected is a YZ400 rival with DOHC, and an eight-valve V-twin. 





ted with the same PDS direct-action rear suspension as the cur- 
rent two-strokes - but no Honda CR-type alloy frame. KTM 
says it plans to stick with its steel chassis, which it claims steers 
better. 

Also under development, but not yet ready to be shown in 
public even in prototype form, is KTM's 60-degree V-twin LCS 
project - still under development in fuel-injected eight-valve 
form, with a target competition debut scheduled for the Janu- 
ary 2000 Paris-Dakar race, before a range of customer versions 
are launched at the Munich Show later that year, in both hard 
enduro and street enduro guises. Though ideas for a range of 
full-tarmac LC8 sportbikes have now been abandoned, thanks 
to the growing number of V-twin motorcycles from around the 
world, a V-twin Unit LC8 is penciled in for the 2001 model 
year. However, after the problems encountered in obtaining 
exclusive use of the Folan V-twin engine design, KTM has jetti- 
soned the work invested on this and left it for the Swedish 
Highland company to adopt. 

The Austrians now have their own ultracompact V-twin 
motor under development, but fitted with a counter-balancer as 
well as a proper lubrication system and electric start, so it is 
more suitable for eventual street use than the Swedish engine. 


in KTM's comeback to cash in their 
chips. 

Previous speculation had linked 
BMW, as well as Italian companies 
Aprilia and Ducati - none of which 
presently has an off-road range of 
products - with a KTM takeover, and 


it's known that Ducati owners TPG 
have indeed explored adding the Aus- 
trian company to its two-wheeled port- 
folio. 

But it's TPG's fellow Americans 
Harley-Davidson who seem poised to 
scoop the undoubted prize that KTM 


represents, with its clean balance sheet, 
sector-leading status, volume growth 
and exciting new models. The Austrian 
company holds several areas of appeal 
for the U.S. giant, and not only the obvi- 
ous one that buying it would give H-D 
dealers an off-road range of bikes to 


ST4 ready to go 


The sport-tourer market is about to get a little crowded, 
for alongside the existing VFR800 Honda (which sets the 
benchmark for the class); BMW’s new R11005 and the 
Daytona-derived Triumph T695 scheduled to make its 
debut at the Munich Show in September, comes another 
new Euro-entry set to share star billing in Germany in the 


all-arounder category: the Ducati ST4. 


Contrary to previous management assurance, Ducati 
is indeed set to launch the uprated version of the desmod- 
ue ST2 it has had under development for the past two 


years. 


The new bike, to be shown at Munich, is powered by 
the 916 otto valvole engine in revised form, including alter- 
native mapping for the Weber/Marelli EFI. Chassis and 
styling are unchanged from the ST2, except for the char- 
coal-colored vent in the side of the fairing which distin- 


guishes the ST4 from the two-valver. 


The new model entered production before the Bologna 
factory closed for the August holidays, ensuring a healthy 
stock of bikes for dealers around the world soon after the 
bike makes its debut. But with the VFR800's engine in 
turn also derived from Honda's World title-winning RC45 
Superbike engine, the debut of the ST4 means that the 
race-track confrontation between World Superbike's two 
leading marques will be continued in the showroom, too, 
via these two very different spinoff models! 


А ————‏ ا ی ت ا ا ا Б‏ س 
Ducati’s ST2, shown, is set to be joined by the ST4, and‏ 
sooner than we thought. Expect the four-valve-per-cylinder‏ 

sport tourer to make its debut at Munich this September. 





sell. Harley management is also under- 
stood to want to explore a way of 
restructuring the company’s European 
distribution by using KTM's importers, 
as well as of positioning its Buell sub- 
sidiary better in the marketplace and 
facilitating its entry into the competi- 
tion arena. 

It seems doubtful a KTM off-road 
connection could help much here - but 
acquiring KTM would also deliver to 
Harley its own suspension manufactur- 
er, in the form of Dutch-based WP, 
which, together with specialist Swedish 
off-road manufacturer Husaberg, makes 
up the KTM Group. The fact that Buell 
already uses WP equipment on its sport- 
bikes would tie in neatly, too. 

However, the main reason for the 
projected link is a less obvious one. A 
substantial element of profitability for 
Harley - which this spring announced 
record first-quarter sales and earnings, 
with the company’s shares rising 30 per- 
cent in value so far in 1998 - are its mili- 
tary-supply contracts, using purchased . 
Rotax single-cylinder engines to equip 
machines sold not only to the U.S. Army 
but to other NATO allies as well, includ- 
ing Britain. Acquiring KTM would not 
only bring engine supply for Harley’s 
military line in-house via the existing, 
well-proven SOHC LC4 motor (as well 
as provide the basis for a demon H-D 








short-track racer!), it would also allow at 
least part of the production to be built in 
Europe, with the potential for sales to 
other NATO forces. The profits from 
military sales are a powerful incentive 
to get hitched. 

KTM chairman Stefan Pierer and his 
board have repeatedly stressed the need 
for a global partner to combat the mar- 
ket supremacy of the Japanese big four. 
Linking with Harley to achieve that 
would create a marriage of opposites 
that might well be a happy one. Look 
out for an announcement - one way or 
the other - at Munich on September 15, 


Aprilia comes to America 

The RSV1000SP’s debut will coincide 
nicely with Aprilia’s long-awaited entry 
into the U.S. market, scheduled for Janu- 
ary 1999, when the company’s own 
operation in Atlanta, Georgia, will 
swing into action. 

Aprilia USA plans to focus initially of 
course on the RSV1000, as well as the 
Pegaso five-valve street single and the 
RS250 two-stroke sportbike, which - 
though it can’t be legalized for street use 
here - Aprilia hopes to market as the basis 
of regional one-make race series, as well as 
for track day use by American customers. 

But the company’s biggest gamble 
will come if it makes good on plans to 
succeed where others have failed, and 
make scooters stylish in the U.S. of A. 
Aprilia's intention is to target college 
campuses, initially in the Sun Belt, mar- 
keting the big-wheel Scarabeo 50cc 
scooter that's become an institutional- 
ized feature of Italian urban traffic as a 
means of chic yet practical personal 
transportation. Good luck, amici - it's a 
great idea, but you may need it! 


Superbike for two 
Meanwhile, back at the Munich Show, 
also joining Ducati's new-model lineup 
there is the 996 Biposto, as a volume 
production one-liter version of the 
superbike, compared to the much more 
expensive (and more performing!) 
996SPS homologation special, which 
will continue to be offered in limited 
quantities - though as yet there's no con- 
firmation whether Ducati plans to reveal 
the restyled, more aerodynamic 916 
bodywork they've been working on in 
the Ferrari wind tunnel, in order to 
homologate it on the limited-edition SPS 
in an effort to redress Honda's top- 
speed advantage in the '99 season. 
However, it's also expected that the 
75055 version of the new Terblanche- 


Modenas for the road 


Already making its debut in Germany, but at the Sachsenring GP in July, was an 
early prototype of the Modenas road bike which, as revealed in “Euro File" earlier 
this year, Kenny Roberts' GP team is working with its Banbury neighbors Pro- 
drive to develop and bring to market early in the next millennium. Hence the 
name of the Modenas Millennium which was displayed in the team's hospitality 
area before being presented as a gift to the head of the Malaysian firm which 


sponsors the team. 


He should have no trouble riding it through Kuala Lumpur gridlock in the 
Malaysian rush hour, though - for the simple reason that, behind the 916 Ducati- 
esque headlamps and frontal styling, slotted into a rolling chassis identical to the 
KR3 GP racer’s, was not a detuned three-cylinder 500cc two-stroke GP engine but 
a Suzuki DR650 four-stroke single-cylinder motor! 

Still, not only did the Millennium's debut underline that the Modenas would 
make a great-looking street bike, it also brought the team good luck, with Kenny 
Roberts Jr. winding up second on the grid for the 500ec German GP and sixth in 
the race, one place ahead of teammate Ralf Waldmann on a track that suited the 
unique three-cylinder bikes. And that was before the imminent debut of the 
team's new engine, complete with balance shaft, which is hoped to give them a 


decisive step up in performance. 


A possible version of a Modenas street model made its debut at the German Grand 
Prix in July. The bike uses the racer's frame, but was fitted with the DR650's dual-sport 


Aprilia RSV1000 SP 


Not yet contesting the sport- 
touring class is Aprilia - but after 
the positive reaction from the 
world's press to its new 
RSV1000 superbike, senior man- 
agement of the Italian company 
has dropped some pretty broad 
hints that the next all-new model 
they plan to launch in the pro- 
jected family of bikes powered 
by the Mille's 60-degree V-twin 
engine will be the sport-touring 
version. 

This would be closely based 

оп the sportbike already 
launched, but with new styling 
incorporating even more protec- 
tive bodywork with a taller 
screen, a more comfortable dual 
seat, and built-in luggage, as 
well as a revamped engine with 
remapped Nippondenso EFI. 

So - an Aprilia challenger to 
the VFR800 and ST4, developed 
on the same basis as its two 
superbike-derived class rivals. 

Expect this to be launched at 
the Milan Show in September '99 
- but before that, Aprilia has con- 
firmed it'll be debuting an SP 
version of the RSV1000 at the 


end of this year (most probably at the Bologna Show in Decem- 
ber), with increased performance that will make the more 


designed 900 Supersport will also make 
its debut at Munich, though whether the 
half-faired desmodue will also be 
launched there is still unconfirmed. 


Guzzi says “Ouch!” 

It hurts when you lose any longtime 
customer, especially when it’s to foreign 
competition. Imagine, therefore, how 
Moto Guzzi management felt when they 
lost an order for 80 new bikes for the 
Italian police force to - BMW! 

Instead of the venerable push-rod V- 
twin shafties or long-stroke singles 
made in Mandello that the Carabinieri 
have been equipped with since time 
immemorial, an order worth $780,000 
for a fleet of R850RT Boxer twins has 
been confirmed by the Italian govern- 
ment, sweeping aside Guzzi's frantic 
appeals to buy locally built bikes. A 
page is turned... 


DKWs in Audi museum 
The tortuous history of DKW motorcy- 
cles was punctuated by World War II, 


engine. 





which resulted in the German marque's 
Zschopau factory ending up on the 
wrong side of the Iron Curtain, and 
being renamed MZ (and now, after the 
reunification of the DDR and West Ger- 
many, MuZ). But as one of the four com- 
panies represented in the four roundels 
of the Audi car badge, DKW survived 
more or less intact in the West after the 
war, and built a.series of two-stroke cars 
and especially innovative three-cylinder 
GP bikes in the 1950s before the marque 
was subsumed into the Audi brand for 
good in the early ‘60s. 

Before the.war, DKW had been the 
leader of the two-stroke revolution, with 
its raucous, supercharged split-singles 
producing awesome performance by the 
standards of the era, en route to a series 
of GP victories in both 250 and 350cc 
classes. Even seeing, let alone hearing, a 
blown "Deek" in the metal is a motorcy- 
cling milestone for any connoisseur of 
bike history - making the acquisition by 
the Audi factory museum in Ingolstadt 
(which is open to the public) of seven 
pre- and postwar DKW works racers in 


After the warm reception the RSV1000 received at its riding debut in Spain, Aprilia has hinted 
strongly that it will be producing a sport-touring version of its superbike. Also, an SP version of 
the RSV is on its way. 


focused sportbike a potent threat for the street supremacy cur- 
rently enjoyed by the 996SPS Ducati and R1 Yamaha. 


perfectly restored condition from a pri- 
vate collector - who took an average of 
three years to restore each one - all the 
more significant. The bikes are now on 
display alongside the 70 other DKW 
road bikes and dozens of Auto-Union 
(Audi, Horch, Wanderer and DKW) cars 
in the museum, and cover the years 
1939-1954 in a memorable display of 
early two-stroke technology. Worth vis- 
iting, if you’re in Germany for any rea- 
son! 


Go, Grossmutter, go! 

While there, you may remark on the 
growing number of lady bikers you see 
on the roads of Germany - but, even so, 
you may not be prepared for this earth- 
shattering statistic published recently 
by the local motoring magazine Ace. It 
seems that 51 women over the age of 80 
became motorcycle owners in Germany 
so far in 1998, making the over-80 age 
group the nation’s fastest-growing 
band of motorcyclists in percentage 
terms. Just thought you should know 
that. CN 





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VOICES 


| LETTERS TO 
"THE EDITOR 


King Kenny 

Having just finished reading Henny Ray 
Abrams' interview with Kenny Roberts 
(Issue #30, August 5), all I can say is... 
"Earth to Kenny; earth to Kenny; come 
in Kenny." 


Doug Zielke 
Coquitlam, BC, Canada 


Wanting 80s 


There needs to be another class at the 
AMA Motocross Nationals and | think 
that 80cc Modifieds piloted by the 
hottest 14-to 16-year-olds would fit the 
bill. 

Give them 15- or 20-minute motos, 
plus one lap. Of course, this would have 
to be kept a regional thing for them 
(within 500 miles from home) - and has 
no possibility of a National Champi- 
onship. 

My argument is simple. I believe that 
you have to admit the 125cc class is 
loaded with Pros like Steve Lamson and 
John Dowd. I believe that any rider who 
rides a 250 in Supercross is pretty much 
a professional. So the true Amateur, up- 


and-coming rider, could be showcased 


in this 80cc class. Think about it. 
Ted Decker 
Deckert@surfsouth.com 


Dave Coombs 


On August 3, motorcycle racing lost one 
of its good guys in Dave Coombs. 
Founder of the High Point and Steel 
City MX Nationals, the GNCC Series 
and the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Nation- 
al program, just to name a few, Dave 
was a promoter in the truest sense of the 
word. Along with his wife Rita, he pro- 
moted not just races, but the sport as a 
whole. He was driven by his love of rac- 
ing and his dreams for its future. 

Dave's last mission was to form a 
unified group of the 12 outdoor Nation- 
al Motocross tracks. The group's pur- 
pose would be to provide a common set 
of goals, standards and sponsors for the 
outdoor series. For 25 years this task 
seemed impossible, but Dave made it 
happen. In one short year, his brain- 
child, the NPG (National Promoters 
Group), has produced a $200,000 rider 
series point fund and landmark 
improvements in the outdoor Nationals. 

The Coombs family will carry on 
with the work of running quality, innov- 
ative races. The NPG will strive to reach 
the goals Dave set for it. His vision and 


V — eee Meu ر‎ ee, А2 


guidance will be sorely missed, but his 

impact on the sport will live forever. 
Godspeed, Dave. 

Amy Ritchie 

Buchanan, MI 


Ritchie is the secretary for the National Pro- 
moters Group. For more information on 
Coombs, see this week's In the Wind sec- 
Hon... Editor. 


The AMA on Gobert 


I've read all the letters concerning 
Anthony Gobert, and it appears there 
are a lot of fans who still believe the 
false statement made in Anthony Gob- 
ert's July 12 press release, where he 
claimed that the first results of the AMA 
drug screening were negative - and that 
some sort of out-of-the-ordinary, ultra- 
sensitive testing method was employed. 
I understand that you could not print 
the entire 18-page document we issued 
which refuted Gobert's false claims and 
misrepresentations, but we believe the 
fans are entitled to the truth surround- 
ing the issue. We would appreciate it if 
you could print the following segment 
of the July 22 AMA Pro Racing state- 
ment. 

The following statement, taken 
directly from Gobert's release dated July 
18, claims that the preliminary analysis 
of the AMA Pro Racing-administered 
drug screening was negative. 

“A few hours later, Gobert therefore 
submitted to the AMA's urine test, the 
preliminary result of which was nega- 
tive. Later, a positive result was 
obtained after the specimen was run 
through a second, ultra-sensitive screen- 
ing process known as GS-MS. This test- 
ing method can detect residual drug 
traces to a billionth of a gram (a 
nanogram) many months after the last 
active ingestion." 

The above claim from Gobert's 
release, which states that the prelimi- 
nary result of the AMA administered 
drug screening was negative, is not true. 
The initial AMA-administered drug 
screening showed a borderline positive 
reading. 

The CC-MS test method is recog- 
nized as one of the most accurate meth- 
ods of drug screening available, and is 
routinely used as a cross-check when 
the first-line test of a specimen shows an 
inconclusive or positive result. The GS- 
MC test registered a conclusive positive 
result for cannaboids (marijuana) in 
Gobert's system. A second test of a sepa- 


wt. £2... €. ул‏ وی 


rate urine specimen provided by Gobert 
alsotested positive for cannaboids. 

The high-level accuracy of the GC-.: 
MS test also prevents the success of a“ 
wide variety of readily available prod. 1; 
ucts which, by diluting or altering the 


+ T 


F 


B 


urine sample, are expressly designed to` 
give a false-negative reading to drug || 


screenings. It is extremely difficult to 
“fool” the GC-MS method by using 
these false-negative masking agents. 
Thanks for making all the facts avail- 
able to the fans. 
Bill Nordquist 
Westerville, OH 


Nordquist is the communications manager “ 


for AMA Pro Racing... Editor. 


Washougal signings 


Recently my family and I traveled over 
600 miles to the Washougal National 
MX. Both of my sons race at the Ama- 
teur level, but one was in a wheelchair 
with two broken legs from a hard crash. 
All of the racers were very kind and 
sympathetic to him. Two of the Pros 
(Jimmy Button and Larry Ward), how- 
ever, wouldn't sign his casts due to 
superstitions. On the other hand, Ricky 
Carmichael not only signed his casts but 
also gave him his pants, complete with a 
personal note and autograph. Doug 
Henry also sjgned his casts and gave 
him goggles complete with an auto- 


graph. 


[ find it ironic that both Ricky and - 


Doug both won while Ward ended up 
going to the hospital after a hard crash. 
So much for superstitions. I do have to 
say that both Button and Ward were 
very nice and did give plenty of auto- 
graphs - just not on the casts. I would 
also like to thank the Huffmans (the 
promoters of the race) for accommodat- 
ing my son in the wheelchair. We had a 
great time and will be back next year. 
Ron Kelly 


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FEATURES 


ROAD RACE 
Round 11 - AMA/MBNA Superbike 
C'ship from Joliet, Illinois........................ 8 


DIRT TRACK 
Round 11 - AMA/GNC Route 66 Half 
Mile from Joliet, Illinois ......................... 10 


Round 12 - AMA/GNC from 
Rapid City Half Mile, South Dakota ....14 


MOTOCROSS 
NMA GNC from Ponca City, 
СИЛЛА RENE Se RR ж йил е ak OTC 18 


Round 10 - World C’ship 500cc Series 
from Beloium.— Ер 28 


Amateur Day from Washougal, 
Vas UT EOD oa eos oe иле үе 34 





Lake County Fair Stadium MX from 


Grayslake, Illinois... ——X— — 35 
INTERVIEW 

Wayne RAINEY совесен весно cress 20 
PROJECT BIKE 

Baja Designs’ Yamaha WR400F dual 
D see wie ete ill د ر‎ асс 24 
NEW BIKES 

1990 ЕМ: а ie a 30 
HILLCLIMB 

Round 6 - AMA Nat’! Hillclimb from 
Norton Shores, Michigan....................... 32 
Great American C'ship Hillclimb from 
Billings, Montana... ee 37 
HARE SCRAMBLES 

АМА / МЕТКА Hoot Owl HS................ 36 





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ON THE FRONT COVER 


Rich King won the AMA Grand Nation- 
al Championship round at the Route 66 
Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, and cap- 
tured the championship points lead in 
the process. Photo by Flat Trak Fotos. 





CARMICHAEL WINS. 
CARMICHAEL WINS. 
CARMICHAEL WINS 
CARMICHAEL WINS. 
CARMICHAEL WINS. 


THIS IS ONE 
SUMMER RERUN 


WE NEVER GET 
TIRED OF. 


Round 9 
AMA National Motocross Series 
Washougal Motocross Park, 
Washougal, VVashington 





Ah, summer. The time of year to kick back and 


< L was just-feeling watch Ricky Carmichael and his 
good out there, 
and the bike was KXI25 cross the finish line ahead 


hooking up great. 
of everyone else. He did it again 


The race was just 


about perfect.” А ; 4 ‘ 
here in VVashougal, easily winning 


— Ricky Carmichael, 


Team SplitFire/Pro both motos. Altogether that makes 
Circuit/1-800 
COLLECT/Kawosaki five consecutive victories for the 


defending champ. And with a total of seven wins so far 
in the series, he has a commanding lead in the 125сс 
points standings. Here at 


Kawasaki, were stoked by 


MOTORSPORTS 





the show Ricky's putting 
Team SplitFire/Pro Circuit/1-800- -Collect/Kawasaki 
THE ORNES 


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By Henny Ray Abrams 





JOLIET, IL, AUG. 7 
9) owing to the pressure of а threat- 
оэ) ened rider boycott, the AMA, 
= along with the race promoter, can- 
celed the inaugural Route 66 Raceway 
road race National - round 12 of the 
AMA/MBNA Superbike Series - 
because of safety concerns, some of 
which were weather-related. 

The AMA tried to put the best spin 
on it, blaming inclement weather and 
the inability to attract any of the factory 
superbike teams to test at the new Joliet, 
Illinois, facility in advance as the rea- 
sons that the track wasn't acceptable to 
the riders. The riders, and their team 
owners, were mostly united in deplor- 
ing the track as being unacceptable and 
condemned the AMA for their decision 
to allow the race to happen. 

“I can't say what went on through 
this whole process, but somebody really 
dropped the ball,” American Honda 
team manager Gary Mathers said as the 
teams were pulling out in a light drizzle 
on Friday afternoon. 

"We've got big shoulders and we're 
trying to expand the sport," AMA 
director of pro competition Merrill Van- 
derslice said. "If the riders are con- 
cerned about their ability to race, we're 
concerned too." 

The race at Joliet, just south of Chica- 
£0, was an attempt by the AMA to get 
into another big market. The facility, 
which had never hosted a motorcycle 
race but had run one car race, was a 
stop-and-go street-type facility, lined 
almost entirely with concrete barricades 
and with very little runoff. Muzzy 
Kawasaki's Doug Chandler described 
the start-finish area as a fourth-gear 
kink with no runoff, 

"It'S worse than Sears Point," he 
said. 

In order to make the track accept- 
able, the AMA's Ron Barrick had enlist- 


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ed two privateers, Todd Harrington 
and Rad Greaves, to ride at the facility 
and make recommendations. Their sug- 
gestions were acted upon, according to 
Barrick and track owner Dale Coyne, 
but more work needed to be done and 
there simply wasn't time. From the 
minute the riders began to arrive on 
Thursday, the race was in doubt. Exac- 
erbating the situation was the weather. 

Because the layout utilizes the drag 
strip as a front straight, and because the 
drag strip is especially slippery due to 
the rubber-and-traction compound, 
track owner Coyne said that they 
couldn't run in the rain. It had been 
raining nearly all week, with little relief 
in sight. 

With ideal weather, the owner might 
have been able to make all the changes 
the riders proposed after seeing the 
track for the first time. But the rain 
didn't stop and it would've taken all of 
both practice days to make the track 
acceptable to the riders - which would 
leave them with a one-day event. 

After a meeting between the track 
owner and the AMA, and after the 
AMA. consulted with its headquarters 
in Westerville, Ohio, the race was offi- 
cially canceled on Friday afternoon. 

AMA Pro Racing issued a statement 
quoting Vanderslice as saying, "We had 
hoped, up to the very last minute, that 
we could race this weekend at Route 66 
Raceway. The Chicagoland area is a 
huge market, with great potential to 
introduce racing to new audiences, and 
Route 66 Raceway is a very impressive 
facility. The Route 66 staff did every- 
thing they could to get the track ready, 
but the riders were very uncomfortable 
with the course in its current configura- 
tion." 

Reigning AMA Superbike champion 
Doug Chandler was one of the riders 
who supported the decision to not race. 

“I’m disappointed," the Muzzy 
Kawasaki rider said. "We put our trust 











There was a lot of 
standing around and 
absolutely no racing at 
the Route 66 Raceway in 
Joliet, Illinois. The race 
was canceled due to 
racing conditions that 
were deemed unsafe by 
the riders and ultimately 
by the AMA. (From left to 
right) Doug Chandler, 
Tommy Hayden and Nicky 
Hayden discuss the 
situation as the Muzzy 
Kawasaki truck prepares 
to depart the facility. 


in the AMA’s decision that this was 
going to be okay, and when we got 
here, there's a number of things that 
weren't right. I kind of gave Ron (Bar- 
rick) the benefit of the doubt prior 


because every time he's come here, this 


has been an open parking lot with, 
okay, the guys telling him, 'This is 
going to be a turn here and there?' You 
don't know what it's going to look like 
until you get all the walls and barriers 
and everything put up. I came in last 
night and went around, it was like, 
"There's no way.' I had privateer guys 
that l've never talked to come up to me 
this morning and say, 'Man, what are 
we going to do? This place ain't safe.' 
Which is really unusual. In the past, any 
time those guys have caught wind that 
we're going to do something, they're 
the first ones that get out there because 
they think they can get some extra 
money. But to have them come up say- 
ing, ‘This place is bad,’ it's a big prob- 
lem. Now, with everyone coming 
together and realizing it's a problem, 
it's kind of a bad deal that:the AMA 
doesn't see the problem." 

Chandler, who leads American 
Honda's Ben Bostrom in the MBNA 
Superbike championship by two points, 
benefited from the race not running. He 
continues to have limited mobility in 
his right leg and severe pain in his right 
foot, the result of crashes at the Laguna 
Seca round of the World Superbike race 
and the AMA race at Mid-Ohio a week 
later. Bostrom was one of the few riders 
who wanted to ride, but he was eventu- 
ally convinced by his team that it 
wasn't the right choice. 

Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin also 
would have benefited from running the 
race. The Suzuki GSXR750, which is 
down on power to the other factory 
machines, would have been their equal 
here and Mladin, who cut his teeth in 
Australia, does well on tight and techni- 
cal circuits. Still, he didn't see any way 





they could race on the temporary facili- 
ty and in the end he said, "I'm not 
going to jeopardize my f---ing neck for 
anybody." 

He was asked if the track could be 
fixed. 

"Nope," he responded. "Not this 
weekend it can't. No way. You need to 
go for a drive and truly have a look at 
it. Have a look at right when you come 
through the tunnel here and you get on 
the drag strip and it’s bull---t, it's just 
bull---t. In the dry it’s f---ing dangerous. 
In the wet, you just couldn’t do it.” 

“The drag strip’s just like ice,” Chan- 
dler concurred. “So, I mean even damp, 
the owner said, ‘No, you guys can't 
race." 

Mladin's Yoshimura Suzuki team- 
mate Aaron Yates agreed. 

"When I got here, I looked at the 
track and I just felt that it'S not a race 
track where our caliber of racing - our 
level is supposed to be Pro, we 
shouldn't have to be dealing with such 


-a rinky-dink facility," Yates said. "I just 


really don't understand why we even 
made it here. I’m glad to see everybody 
hanging together and hanging it up." 

Like Mladin, Yates saw the advan- 
tages for the Suzuki. 

"It probably would've been a place I 
would've done well," Yates said. "It's 
not a place I wanted to go out. Coming 
here, I was really looking forward to 
riding and doing good, and then I see 
the track and it's a joke - we shouldn't 
be here. I guess I feel like the weather 
probably helped us really stick it to 
them and make sure that we didn't ride. 
I’m glad it happened. They should real- 
ly realize that this shouldn't be tolerat- 
ed, and that we should have facilities 
especially at our caliber." 

At one point, early on Friday before 
the official cancellation, it was believed 
the race would be held with whomever 
decided to ride. There was talk of some 
privateers riding - but 1-800- 
CYCLEGEAR's Steve Rapp, who's lead- 
ing the Teamline 750cc Supersport 
Championship, wasn't among them. 

"Because of the track, part of it's the 
decision on the other teams and the rid- 
ers and I kind of have to do what they 
think's right, too," he said. "If I go out 
there being the Lone Ranger by myself, 
where does that put me? I have a cham- 
pionship at stake. We talked to the top 
five guys in our class and we all decid- 
ed that we're not going to ride. If any- 
one else rides, it's not going to matter 
championshipwise. It'd be the same 
thing the next race." 

After meeting with the AMA and the 
track owner on Friday morning, most of 
the team managers decided to back 
their riders' decision. 

“It’s a shame we got to this point,” 
Yoshimura Suzuki's Don Sakakura said. 
“I feel bad for a lot of people, but I just 
feel like the riders' safety is in jeopardy 
and they feel unsafe on the track - as 
Suzuki, we're obligated to meet their 
needs in that area. If they don't feel safe 
on it, then we ought not to run for the 
weekend. It's their decision not to ride; 
we respect that." 

American Honda team manager 
Gary Mathers felt much the same way. 

“It’s unfortunate that we get down 
here on Thursday or Friday and find 
this place unacceptable," he said. 
"That's unfortunate. We had questions 
about this track a month ago and we 
had had some discussion with the AMA 
and, basically, they were very vague. 
They didn't give us any answers. Sever- 
al of the team owners who sponsor drag 
racers had some drag racers here on 





motorcycles a while back, and we got 
some pretty good input that the place 
wasn't ready. We got some drawings on 
how the track was laid out and stuff 
and we knew that there was a problem 
here and we questioned at the last cou- 
ple of races. These people are nice peo- 
ple, they're trying really hard, they're 
trying now to do whatever it takes - but 
it's too late. Even if they could make all 
the changes that they talked about in 
the meeting this morning, it would take 
them the rest of today and most of 
tomorrow and then nobody gets any 
practice sessions. 

“I wasn't here yesterday, I got in late 
last night. But I went around the track 
this morning in the rent-a-car and it was 
appalling that the lines, the chicanes, 
and the lines through the chicanes - and 
there are places where if you miss your 
apex in one chicane, your bike was out 
in the track in the next chicane. The lines 
were wrong and the hay bales were set 
out wrong. Down on the other end 
down there, there's a place where 
there's a sharp right-hand turn that's 17 
feet wide and two bikes going in there 
bent over sideways would take up all 
that space. It's ridiculous. There's no 
way you can race here. And it's a fast 
race track - you know, 170 mph - and 
there are just too many walls to hit. For 
me, it was like coming here after that 
mess we had in Loudon this year; it's 
like somebody's dropping the ball." 

American Honda's Miguel DuHamel 
and Harley-Davidson's Thomas Wilson, 
along with privateer Brett Metzger, 
were all seriously injured in separate 
incidents at Loudon, a track many 
believe has outlived its usefulness. 

"Our agreements with the riders say 
we'll support them at the races," Math- 
ers continued. "And the only reason we 
wouldn't do that (race) is if they'd say 
it’s unsafe. And they basically all finally 
agreed that it's unsafe. So once the rid- 
ers say that, then we're out. And that's 
unfortunate." 

One of the few dissenting opinions 
came from Fast By Ferracci team owner 
Eraldo Ferracci. Ferracci believed that 
the riders and teams should make the 
most of a bad situation and not just 
walk away. 

“We start all this. It's wrong. We 
should not be here, but also when we 
get here, we should try to do the best we 
can to accommodate all the fans that 
bought a ticket that want to come in 
here," Ferracci said. "And the next team 
that don't like it, who start all this trou- 
ble, it's the people that lead the champi- 
onship. They want to go home, because, 
'Hey, I' m better off if I don't screw 
around.' That's it." 

Even so, Ferracci understood the rid- 
ers' point and agreed it should never 
have come to this. 

"The AMA should listen to the team 
and come and check and see," he said. 
"Instead we come in here, we got this 
mess. The promoter will get disgusted 
because he said, "What the hell, we want 
to do something, tell us what to do, we 
can tell you yes or no.' I have 10 people 
coming here to watch the race on Sun- 
day - three potential sponsor. I have no 
race. 

"Already they got here they should 
do the best you can, make a rule," Fer- 
racci suggested. "Maybe you have to 
have a driver meeting after they go on 
the track and look, and say, 'Hey, guys, 
maybe we got to pay attention, not to 
overtake underneath the bridge, not do 
this, not do that, pay attention.' This 
guy, they have advertised on television. 
They have live television." 

Track owner Dale Coyne explained 





that he'd first expressed interest in hav- 
ing a road race at his facility when he 
met with AMA board member Cary 
Agajanian during the CART race in 
Fontana, California, last year. He said it 
was originally designed as a testing 
track, and teams from both CART and 
Indy Lights had tested there. He knew 
there would have to be changes made 
for motorcycle racing and left it up to 
the AMA to make the needed recom- 
mendations. 

"We've modified the track several 
times to accommodate spectators, to 
make the track safer for riders," Coyne 
said. "Ron Barrick has visited here four 
times. He had a lot of things he was con- 
cerned with, but we always answered 
every one of them." 

Barrick first visited the track about 
nine months ago and returned on two 
subsequent occasions. On the first trip, 
the track was mostly a construction pro- 
ject and there were no drawings of what 
the race course would look like. Barrick 
got a sense of what the facility would be 
like, but he didn't know how much 
property would be used for the layout. 

“I had another visit after the majority 
of the facility was completed and had 
some setup concerns and so forth. I still 
didn't know exactly what the final con- 
figuration was going to be because they 
were playing with different configura- 
tions, but mainly for the Indy cars," Bar- 
rick said. "I think the design that they 
did come up with for the road course 
was more for the Indy cars, whether it 
be for racing or testing purposes." 

There had been an attempt made to 
organize a test for the superbike teams 
at the facility, but the timing was wrong. 

“We were trying to have some teams 
come here and test earlier in the sea- 
son," Barrick said. "I know a couple of 
the teams had privately contacted the 
race tracks to try to set up private tests 
themselves. For whatever reason, they 
weren't ever able to put that together - 
you'd probably have to discuss that 
with them or the race track themselves. 
Maybe they called and the times they 
were available the track wasn't avail- 
able, or the track wasn't yet ready for 
that. I don't know the details. But I do 
know that attempts were made by some 
of the top teams to come out here and 
test.” 

The AMA had hoped to have the fac- 
tory teams test on their way back to Cal- 
ifornia from the Loudon National in 
June. However, the teams had earlier 
agreed to visit the Dunlop factory in 
Buffalo at the same time, so that idea 
was scrubbed. 

“Harley-Davidson would have been 
willing to come down later that week, 
but with the injury to their rider 
(Thomas Wilson) - basically, they went 
back to their race shop after Loudon and 
just basically took a week off, and re- 
grouped to think about what they were 
going to do with the rest of their year 
with their program. So I guess just a lot 








of bad circumstances led to our not 
being able to organize a large-scale test.” 

The only riders to test were Greaves 
and Harrington, and even they weren't 
able to get in much track time. 

"They were only able to get a few 
laps in the morning and it was a very 
hot day, very uncomfortable for any- 
body to be out here, let alone in leathers, 
or whatnot,” Barrick said. "They gave 
us some input, we had a list of things 
that they had seen and the track had 
seen that list and we worked together to 
make they changes that they saw. The 
fact is that the were here only for a brief 
period and it really takes a lot more than 
a few laps on a motorcycle to really, 
truly evaluate every aspect of the racing 
facility." 

Each time he visited, there were 
changes that needed to be made, some 
as recently as his visit two weeks prior 
to the race, when the teams were noti- 
fied that the race would, indeed, take 
place. There had been much speculation 
that it wouldn't. 

Barrick arrived at the facility on a 
very rainy and inclement Tuesday. 

“1 did drive through some horrible 
weather just coming down to the track, 
and when I got here there was probably 
a foot, foot and a half of water in the 
paddock, trying to eat its way down the 
drains," he said. "There was mud wash- 
ing across the track in a lot of places and 
debris all over from that. They were try- 
ing to pour concrete curbing and so 
forth, and so they dug up mud. The 
place was in pretty rough shape because 
of the weather. We've been struggling to 
do what we can to get the place ready to 
go. We're just pretty far behind the eight 
ball. There's still things that we're trying 
to get taken care of and basically just 
running out of time to be able to accom- 
plish those things." 

Barrick said the AMA was "comfort- 
able with the setup we were going to 
currently have for the event." The riders 
weren't, and one area about which they 
had great concerns was the tunnel lead- 
ing under the facility building and onto 
the drag strip. With virtually no runoff, 
after a short straightaway, the riders 
had to make a hard right and launch 
down the strip. The area was protected 
on the outside by Air Fence and the rid- 
ers would have been slowed consider- 
ably by the time the turn had to be 
made. 

"One of the considerations was the 
tunnel," Barrick said. "We were in a sit- 
uation where the facility was built, basi- 
cally, around that. That's something 
that, on short notice, we just have to be 
able to modify. The owner, Dale Coyne, 
has agreed to look at other options for 
this turn in the future, but in the short 
time that we had, there was nothing 
more that we can do, except adjust it as 
best we could." 

Barrick conceded that they would 
take a look at how new facilities were 
approved for racing. 








(Above left) The Ferracci team packs up 
the truck and prepares to leave. 

(Above) Route 66 track owner Dale Coyne 
and his track crew ran out of time in their 
efforts to make the track acceptable. 


"Obviously, we're open to looking at 
how the process of getting a new facility 
on our event schedule takes place," he 
said. 

Though Coyne and his crew worked 
tirelessly to accommodate everyone, he 
knew they'd run out of time. 

"The basic design we did not have 
time to change," he said. "Even this 
week, we did everything that was asked 
for: more hay bales, foam, even some 
things above and beyond what we were 
asked. But we could not change the 
basic design of the track. While it works 
for cars, it's a different type of track for 
motorcycles. It's really a stop-and-go 
track. It's a type of street circuit with 
some runoff areas. But it's the type of 
facility that they're nót used to running. 
We do not want to hurt anybody; we 
would not run a race if we thought it 
was going to hurt riders. We have the 
same concern on the car side; we don't 
want to hurt drivers - don't want to hurt 
anybody." 

In the end, what disappointed him 
most was that he could be put in this 
position. | 

“Safety can never be compromised 
and I support them (the riders) for that,” 
he said. “We have those concerns. It’s 
impossible to make a track perfect, 
because you've got to have spectators in 
order for the sport to work. We're going 
to try to make it better. We want to get 
with some of those teams and those rid- 
ers and talk about what we can do-here 
from a design standpoint to change it to 
allow an event for next year. - 

"We'd definitely like to have super- 
bike. The Chicago market has always 
been a strong place for all types of bikes, 
and we think we can do that. The 
process (for approving tracks) needs to 
be different. We wanted to get some 
superbikes in here for some testing after 
Loudon, but at Loudon there was a lot 
of problems and that's probably what 
stemmed a lot of this. There was a lot of 
concern by the teams and the riders and 
the factories about the safety of all their 
circuits. Unfortunately, it's fallen on our 
shoulders. But we've worked diligently 
all week to perform anything that 
they've wanted us to. Unfortunately, the 
only person from AMA that's ever been 
here has been Ron Barrick, so we really 
haven't had the review that we should 
have. On the car side; we go to a lot of 
temporary circuits where you go there 
for the first time you ever run a race and 
we send a pretty thorough team in to 
evaluate it. It's still not going to be per- 
fect when you show up, but at least you 
try to be very, very thorough in your 
preview." CN 


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CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 


By Scott Rousseau 
Photos by Flat Trak Fotos 


JOLIET, IL, AUG. 8 

Ithough it was the 12th stop in 
the 19-round 1998 AMA Grand 
National Championship Series, 
the inaugural Route 66 Raceway Half 
Mile just might be remembered as the 
place where the fun began. And even if 
it isn’t, Rich King will always remember 
having had one hell of a ball there. 

For it was the 35-year-old lowan who 
had the measure of the field at the all- 
new Ilinois half-mile and he scored his 
fifth career Grand National victory as 
“hell week” came to a close. In doing so, 
King accomplished a personal mile- 





stone, as he finally managed to earn ` 


more than one victory in a single season. 
But even more importantly, King - and 
his nearly obsolete Corbin Racing/ 
Supertrapp Honda RS750 - ran down 
and surpassed season-long series points 
leader Scott Parker in the title race. And 
he wasn't the only one. King now leads 
1992 AMA Grand National Champion 
Chris Carr by nine points, 185-176, 
while eight-time and defending champi- 
on Parker, who was 11th at Route 66, 
now sits third with 174. 

Despite posting the second-fastest 
heat race, King was definitely best when 
it counted - in the main event. He trailed 
three-time AMA Grand National Cham- 
pion Jay Springsteen off the line as the 
18-rider main event got under way and 
then quickly shot under Springsteen in 
turn three. There was no stopping him 
from there, as he went to work on the 
bottom of the narrow-grooved, semi- 
banked clay surface, stretching out his 
lead off every corner until he had almost 
a straightaway lead on runner-up Will 
Davis. King's Sam Wessely-prepared RS 
appeared to be on rails. 

"The bike was definitely dialed in," 
King said. "Everything is just really 
going good right now. I think that my 
team is really clicking this year. It 
couldn't be better. 

“I sure hope that Honda doesn't sell 
all those parts on me," King said in ref- 
erence to last week's reports that HRC 








was closing, and thus all RS750 parts 
were going to be sold off to the highest 
bidder. "We need those parts to keep 
going." 

Runner-up Davis will definitely be 
needing a few Harley-Davidson parts to 
repair his TCR/Michigan Harley-David- 
son Dealers-backed XR750 before next 
week's Mississippi Valley Grand 
National in East Moline. In fact, the 32- 
year-old North Carolinian was lucky to 
dodge a major bullet at Route 66. After 
posting the fast heat time of three min- 
utes, 49.518 seconds to earn the pole, 
Davis came off the line in third place 
behind Springsteen and King, chased 
down Springsteen after the Bartels' H- 
D/RC Trucking-sponsored former 
champion ran into more mechanical 
problems, and then tried to haul in 
King, who was already almost a half- 
straightaway ahead of him. Davis, too, 
ran the low road around the race track, 
and appeared to at least be on the same 
pace as the leader, but then on lap 24 it 
almost all came undone. Just past AMA 
starter Steve Faraci's white flag, Davis' 
Tom Cummings-tuned short-rod XR 
began to emit a terrible clatter as it tried 
to eat itself. But somehow, Davis man- 
aged to keep the machine running long 
enough to limp around on the last lap 
and get home ahead of a speeding Carr, 
who almost ran Davis down at the finish 
line. 

"Second's good enough, I guess," 
said Davis, who dropped another five 
points off the lead pace in the series 
points chase. "Every time I hit the throt- 
tle, it would just spin off the corner. But 
as hooked up as I was, I thought I was 
catching him a little. But then, coming 
across the start/finish line, the lower 
end went out or something, because it 
just started making the ungodliest noise. 
I pulled the clutch in, thinking that it 
was over, but then it just kept running 
and it made it around there. Maybe it's 
just me, but I thought that it might have 
started going about the 10th lap." 

Had Davis run into trouble even a few 
seconds earlier, then he would likely have 
been passed by Carr, who once again had 
his Kenny Tolbert-tuned Harley-David- 


AAS 


son of Sacramento/ Phoenix Racing entry 
flying in the main event. After struggling 
in the scratch heats and then running 
third in his qualifying heat race, Carr got 
an excellent start off the second row in 
the main event, pulling away from the 
line in fourth place. He advanced to third 
after Springsteen dropped back and, just 
like Davis, appeared to approximate 
King’s blistering pace, neither losing nor 
gaining ground on the second-placed 


Davis until the very end, when Davis’ 


bike soured. Still, Carr was quite pleased 
to come away with 1-1-3 finishes during 
hell week. 

“TH take it," Carr said of his third- 
place run. “Going into the main event, I 
thought we had a fifth-place bike. We 
made some changes, and we figured 
that we would either make it on the box 
or run 10th. After the heat race, we 
knew that we'd made a step in the right 
direction, but I still thought that we 
were about fifth." 





Both Rose Racing's Kevin Varnes and 
his motorcycles were up to the task for a 
good finish at Joliet. The 24-year-old 
Pennsylvanian, whose two Grand 
National wins have come on Hondas - 
and on clay tracks - hit the right combi- 
nation at Route 66, and he was probably 
the hardest-charging rider on the race 
track, as he suffered a 10th-place start 
before rebounding and bolting toward 





(Above) Rich King showed the field his 
backside for the second time this 
season, as the sole Honda rider on the 
circuit claimed the win at the inaugural 
Route 66 Half Mile in Joliet, Illinois, and 
also moved into the series points lead. 
(Below) Will Davis ran a solid second 
that was put into jeopardy when his 
engine began to grenade on the last lap 
of the race. Davis managed to nurse it 
home just ahead of third-placed Chris 
Carr. 

















the front. Varnes found his way past hot 
youngsters USC Racing's Bryan 
Bigelow, Team Powell's J.R. Schnabel 
and TCR’s Nicky Hayden (among oth- 
ers) before settling into fourth place on 
lap 16, far enough behind Carr that he 
was unable to mount a challenge for 
third place. From there, Varnes rode 
hard and prayed that his motorcycle 
would stay together - something that 
has been a difficult proposition of late. 
Varnes went on to score only his second 
top-five finish of the year. 

"Everything went pretty good for us, 
and it's about time," Varnes said. “Late- 
ly, everything has been suckin'. But I'm 
really glad for the team, and I'm glad 
that I qualified for the Hall of Fame race 
here tonight. Once I got in that, there 
was no pressure in the main event. 
We've got another couple good half 
miles coming up. Hopefully we can just 
keep this rolling." 

Team Undo/Donahue Harley-David- 
son's Brett Landes more or less followed 
Varnes around the track after being 
passed by the Pennsylvanian while run- 
ning sixth. The pair's pace took them 
past a struggling Hayden, who had held 
third place earlier in the race. The end 
result was that Landes had his best 
750cc Grand National finish of the year. 
Hayden wound up sixth aboard his 
part-time TCR/Michigan Harley-David- 
son Dealer's Association ride. Spring- 
steen soldiered on to finish seventh. 
TLC Racing's Chris Evans battled with 
USC Racing /Lancaster H-D/Dodge 
Brothers' Dan Butler for eighth. Schnabel 
rounded out the top 10, running just 
ahead of Parker. 


HEATS 


Steve Morehead punched his F&S 
. Harley-Davidson/KK/Shepherd & Dra- 
goo machine to the front of the pack and 
led the first lap when the first of the four 
10-lap qualifying heat races got under 
way - but Davis slipped under More- 
head down the back straight and ran 
hard on the low edge of the groove, 
quickly pulling away. Suburban Motors' 
Brent Armbruster ran third, with Varnes 
running fourth and quickly gaining 
ground. Varnes quickly supplanted 
Armbruster for third and then dived 
underneath Morehead in turn four to 
take away second on lap two. Carr was 
also in this one, and he was working 
hard to get into contention for a qualify- 
ing spot. After making his way to 
fourth, the former series champion took 
a shot at Morehead in turns one and two 
on lap eight and then made a pass at the 
line on the last lap to steal third place. 

But there was no catching Davis, 
who had extended his lead to almost a 
full straightaway by the fifth lap. Davis 
made it look easy as he crossed the line 
and stopped the clocks to earn another 
pole position, posting a time of three 
minutes, 49.518 seconds. 


“I wish it was easy,” Davis said. 
"This TCR Harley-Davidson works so 
good week in and week out. My crew 
works so hard to give me such a good 
motorcycle. Hopefully, some of the 
moisture will come up later. I wish that 
we could run around the top. This is 
such a great facility. If we could run 
from top to bottom, this place would be 
unbelievable." 

King did Davis one better in heat two 
- at least in the start department - as the 
lowan jammed his Honda to the fore 
after winning a drag race with Coziahr 
H-D's Paul Morgan III down the back 
straight. Behind them, Schnabel, Bob 
Norfleet Racing’s John Nickens III, Bar- 
tels’ H-D’s Shaun Russell and White’s 
H-D’s Mike Varnes were dicing for the 
third spot. As that pack sorted itself out, 


King experimented a bit, running from’ 


top to bottom on the groove but basical- 
ly maintaining lines. that kept him 
pulling away from the rest of the field. 

In the meantime, Schnabel and Mor- 
gan got free from Nickens (who ran sec- 
ond for a brief period), Russell and Mike 
Varnes. The two ran side by side down 
the front straight on laps five and seven, 
with Morgan maintaining the second 
spot, but Schnabel finally got a drive off 
the last corner to just beat Morgan to the 
line for second. By then, King was 
already long gone. 

“This Corbin Racing Honda really 
feels good right now,” King said. 
“Hopefully, we can keep it on the box, 
but it’s really going to take a good start 
tonight. I get good starts, but it’s just 
that I don't get to the corner first.” 

Heat three was the Springer-and- 
Parker show, the three-time champ get- 
ting the holeshot and then showing the 
eight-time champion that he still has the 
fire and the desire. Springsteen kept 
Parker at bay in the early laps and then 
quickly began to establish his domi- 
nance with a lead that was five lengths 
on lap three, seven on lap four, and 
around 20 by lap nine. Parker ran sec- 
ond, ahead of TCR teammates Nicky 
Hayden and Paul Bergstrom, with Hay- 
den moving away to earn the last direct 
transfer. 

Springsteen's win was clearly a pop- 
ular one, as was evidenced by the cheers 
of the crowd. 

"It's very hard to pass out there," 
Springsteen told them. "It's slippery in 
the corners, so you gotta get a good 
start. You want to gas it, but it's like the 
slower you go, the faster you go. You 
just have to be real easy getting off the 
corners and use a lot of throttle control." 

The final heat offered the best battle 
for the lead, as Butler went to the front, 
ahead of Adkins Racing /Winchester 
Harley-Davidson/KK's Geo Roeder II, 
USC Racing/Lancaster H-D's Bryan 
Bigelow, Landes and H-D of 


Missouri/Burks Motorports’ Kenny 
Coolbeth. Butler looked to take off early, 














Powe 


but teammate Bigelow started reeling 
him in while an intense battle for third 
between Roeder, Landes and Coolbeth 
went on behind them. 

Coolbeth began trying the outside on 
Landes and Roeder, with Landes drop- 
ping low down the back straight, when 
it all came to a head. As they hit the turn 
three-wide, Landes went in underneath 
Roeder, and the two apparently made 
contact. Roeder hit the ground hard. 
Coolbeth, having nowhere to go, was 
collected by Roeder, the two grinding to 
a halt - practically on top of one another 
- just before the hay bales. Both were 
unhurt. The race was halted and put in 
the books, with Butler and Bigelow run- 
ning 1-2 and Landes being awarded 
third place. 

“1 believe we could have held on for 
a couple more laps," Butler said. "We've 
been working hard to change my style 
so that I really ride it on the front wheel 
at these groove tracks. You need to do 
that. We just need to try and stay 


focused for 25 laps now. That's hard to 


do, but we're looking for some good 
things to come out of this one." 


SEMIS i 


TLC Racing's Evans owned the first 
semi from start to finish, while More- 
head and Russell ran nose to tail as they 
battled over the second and final trans- 
fer spot. The 19-year-old kid was all 
over the “Findlay Flier,” but he could 
not find the way around Morehead, 
who showed énough poise to avoid a 
mistake that would cost him a spot in 
the main event. 

The second semi looked like some- 
thing out of the wild West, as "cow- 
boys" Johnny Murphree on the Schmul- 
bach Racing Harley-Davidson and Dan 
Stanley on the Gardner Racing /Walters 
Brothers H-D-backed Harley-Davidson 
engaged in a shootout to the finish, with 
Nickens thrown into the mix as well. 


‘Stanley came from fourth place and 


eventually ran underneath Murphree in 
turn four to take the lead. Murphree 
held on for second. Incidentally, this 
was the semi that took out a lot of heavy 
hitters, as Team Saddlemen/1-800- 
FASTHOG’s Mike Hacker, Roeder and 
H-D of Missouri's Joe Kopp all finished 
down in the field and loaded up earlier 
than usual. 

The third semi hosted a great battle 
for the final transfer spot, as Arm- 
bruster, Bergstrom and Mike Varnes 
scuffled over the top two spots. M&K 


to wind up in third place at Route 66, thus 
making for a 1-1-3 week of Grand National 
competition. Kevin Varnes (89) finally had a 
bike that would stay together, and he was 
fifth at the finish. 

(Below) Brett Landes (41) charged into the 
fifth spot late in the race, passing eventual 


sixth-place finisher Nicky Hayden (69C), who 


had run as high as third during the main 
event. 


(Left) Chris Carr (4) came off the second row 






Racing/F&S5 Harley-Davidson's Jason 
Sentell was running fourth when he 
decided to gamble and go up high - 
where no one had all night. The ploy 
worked, as Sentell had clear race track 
in front of him in the turns and was able 
to skip into the lead. Sentell took the 
win, earning his first Grand National 
main-event berth. Armbruster beat 
Bergstrom to the line for second in a 
photo finish. 


883 NATIONAL 


Team Saddlemen/1-800-FASTHOG's 
Mike Hacker was looking to continue 
the good week he'd had on the road by 
adding a win in the Harley-Davidson 
Sportster Performance Series National to 
his excellent 11th- and sixth-place finish- 
es at the previous two Grand Nationals - 
and there was no question that he had 
what it took to do that when the 17-rider 
883 field rumbled off the starting line. 

Hacker went straight to the front, 
with Ryan Brown, Scott Stump, Nate 
Wait, Jess Roeder and Shaun Russell in 
the immediate hunt. Wait soon dropped 
off the pace with problems and would 
be credited with 17th, but Brown, Stump 
and Roeder were still engaged in a tight 
war for the other two podium spots, as 
Hacker was quickly checking out on the 
field. The Las Vegas Harley-Davidson- 
backed Roeder made his way to third 
off turn four on lap four, but it was clear 
that his motorcycle was not handling 
well, as he fought a blatant push in 
every turn. He would eventually drop 
back to fourth. 

In the meantime, Corbin Racing / 
Supertrapp-backed Gary Rogers had 
both the speed and the handling to slip 
his way past Roeder and Stump on lap 
eight and then stun Brown with an out- 
side move down the back stretch for sec- 
ond place. Rogers appeared to begin 
making time on Hacker, but he ran out 
of laps before he could do so. And 
Hacker took the win. 

"I didn't do good on my 750 tonight, 
so I needed this," Hacker said. "I want- 
ed to get the holeshot, because in my 
heat race with Roeder it was hard to 
pass. I just tried to be smooth and use a 
little throttle control." 

Rogers appeared to be very pleased 
with second place. | 

"That bike was working," Rogers 
said. "It wasn't perfect, but I could live 
with it. It was just great to get back on 
the podium. It's been a long year, but 
this helps my confidence. It gives me a 


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break from the frustration of just miss- 
ing out on the 750s. Sitting on the sec- 
ond row, I was just praying for a top-10 
finish.” 

Paul Morgan III had to be even more 
pleased, as he managed to come out of 
nowhere and pull off a last-corner pass 
under both Roeder and Stump for third. 

“The last lap, I was fifth, so I decided 
it was do-or-die time,” Morgan said. 
“This is the DPC Racing bike that Willie 
McCoy usually rides, but he wasn’t 
here, so I got the opportunity to ride it. I 
told them that I wasn’t going to take any 
chances, and they just said to go out and 
have fun. It turned out to be a pretty 
good deal for me. This will probably be 
my last 883 race for a while.” 


GRAND NATIONAL 


Davis chose to make his bid from the 
bottom of the race track when the 
field lined up for the 25-lap main event. 
Springsteen lined up to Davis’ right, 
with King flanking Springsteen. Butler 
was in the middle of the front row - 
directly ahead of Carr - with Varnes and 


‘Schnabel running the outside of row one 


and Parker the outside of row two. 

The champion was in trouble almost 
from the start, as he crawled off the line 
in 15th place and ran with Stanley, Mor- 
gan and Morehead before passing them 
and eventually catching and passing 
Bigelow for 11th on lap five; the two 
traded the spot twice before Parker was 
in command of 11th for the rest of the 
race. 

1 sucked - that’s about all that I сап 
say” Parker said. “I just can’t get going 
as fast as those guys are going. When 
you're going the same speed as they are 
and they’re ahead of you, what do you 
do? You suck hind tit. If we knew what 
our problem was, then we'd solve it, but 
obviously we don’t. But I’m not pissed. 
Our best races are still to come. Plus, 
this way I can be the underdog. The 
other way, I couldn’t.” 

After leading the race down the back 
straight, Springsteen soon began to drop 
off the pace after about five laps. The 
reason? Same old thing. 

“No brakes again!” Springsteen said 
afterward. “A bolt backed out three laps 
into the race. That's the third time we've 
had brake problems this year, but I 
don't know if we would have won it. 1 
think that we moved the front end too 
much from the heat race, because it was 
starting to push and wanting to tuck 
under." 

Springsteen dropped back to sev- 
enth, while at the same time Hayden 
was marching forward into the fray 
from sixth place. Hayden went around 
Springsteen for third on lap six. 

Up front, King was motoring, as he 
had put some 15 or 20 lengths on Davis 
by the ninth lap, and "Mr. Consistency" 
appeared to be consistently running the 
same line lap after lap as he raced 
toward the finish. Even so, he sneaked a 
quick look back a time or two to keep an 
eye on things. 

"| just kept looking back and hoping 
that the high line wouldn't come in,” 
King said. “We could have actually 
gone a little bit faster. The only thing I 
had to do out there was see if anyone 
was working the high line." 

No one was, and by the 16th lap King 
had half a straightaway on Davis, who 
continued to push hard, and yes, he did 
take a look at the top to see if he could 
make it go. 

"There was no moisture up there, 
just marbles,” Davis said. "It wasn't as 
quick as the bottom was. But it seemed 
like I caught him a little bit, and then it 
stayed the same. The bike just didn't 





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seem to be running past the halfway 
point. But I ain’t complaining. The thing 
was fast all night, and it made it to the 
finish.” 

Meanwhile, Carr had caught up to 
Hayden about three laps earlier and 
quickly rolled it past the youngster, who 
seemed to be struggling a bit. Varnes 
went by Hayden not long after that. - 

“The first 10 laps, the bike was work- 
ing, and then my lines started drying 
up, and I made a few mistakes and 
those guys got me," Hayden said. "It 
was kind of disappointing. I thought 
that I was going to get on the box. I 
don't know how many more years I'm 
going to be dirt-track racing - I already 
feel like I’m running out of chances." 

With Carr and Varnes running third 
and fourth, and Landes also moving 
past Hayden up to fifth, the top seven 
were set, with the best race on the track 
going on between Evans and Butler, 
who were banging on each other merci- 
lessly, but they talked about the experi- 
ence afterward with smiles on their 
faces. 

“I was spinning all over the place, 
trying to pass him (Evans),” Butler said. 
“I just couldn't get a bite for nothing. I 
was searching everywhere. I was rub- 
bing all over him with my front tire. I 
was like, ‘I’m gonna get that damned 
Canadian.” 

“In a pig’s ass he was gonna get me,” 
said Evans, who wound up taking the 
eighth spot. “I knew he was faster than 
me, but I wasn’t going to give him the 
spot.” 

Davis almost surrendered second 
place to Carr, however, when his 
machine let go on the 24th lap. But the 
North Carolinian kept his cool and 
coasted around to just beat Carr to the 
line. Nobody got close enough to 
remove King from the lead, however, as 
he hit the finish with more than a half- 
straightaway lead on both Davis and 
Carr. 

As things sit now, the next few races 
will be very telling. Will Parker, who 
dominated the East Moline Half Mile 
one year ago, vault back into the points 
lead? Or will King be able to start his 
own race win streak? 

“Hmmm, that’s a limestone track,” 
King said of East Moline. “But anything 








is possible, and there’s still Sedalia, Las 
Vegas and Hagerstown. I think that I 
have as good a shot at those places as 


anyone. I'll be in the hunt at all the rest ` 


of them." €N 


Route 66 Raceway 
Joliet, Illinois 
Results: August 8, 1998 (Round 12 of 19) 


HEAT 1 (10 laps; 12 riders, top three transfer): 1. 
Will Davis (H-D); 2. Kevin Varnes (H-D); 3. Chris Carr 
(H-D); 4. Steve Morehead (H-D); 5. Mike Hacker (H-D); 
6. Brent Armbruster (H-D); 7. Chris Evans (H-D); 8. 
Johnny Murphree (H-D); 9. Jason Sentell (H-D); 10. 
James Mcllvena (H-D); 11. Brian Kromroy (H-D); 12. 
Devon Pritchard (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 49.518 sec. 

HEAT 2 (10 laps; 12 riders, top three transfer): 1. 
Rich King (Hon); 2. J.R. Schnabel (H-D); 3. Paul Morgan 
Ш (H-D); 4. John Nickens Ш er D); 5. Shaun Russell (H- 
D); 6. Mike Varnes (H-D); 7. Dan Stanley (H-D); 8. 
Robert Lewis (H-D); 9. иш Teague (H-D); 10. Chris 
Boone (H-D); 11. Jaime Aguilar (H-D); 12. Ken Yoder 
(H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 51.470 sec. 

HEAT 3 (10 laps; 12 riders, top three transfer): 1. 
Jay Springsteen (H-D); 2. Scott Parker (H-D); 3. Nicky 
Hayden (H-D); 4. Paul Bergstrom (H- D); 5. Robert 
Knapp (H-D); 6. Danny Koelsch (H-D); 7. Tim Eades (H- 
D); 8. Marco Morello (H-D); 9. Kyle Long (H-D); 10. 
Kevin Olliges (H-D); 11. Nate Wait (H-D); 12. Steven 
Gill (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 52.877 sec. 

HEAT 4 (10 laps; 12 riders, top three trasfer): 1. 
Dan Butler (H-D); 2. Bryan Bigelow (H-D); 3. Brett 
Landes (H-D); 4. Dale Jenneman (H-D); 5. Josh Butler 
(H-D); 6. Gary Rogers (H-D); 7. Randy Shank II (H-D); 
8. Joe Kopp (H-D); 9. Bret Beyer (H-D); 10. Jerry 
Vanderkooi (H-D); 11. Geo Roeder II (H-D); 12. Kenny 
Coolbeth (H-D) 

Time: None, due to red flag. 

BEER NUTS CHALLENGE RACE (5 laps, 10 
riders): 1. Rich King (Hon); 2. Jay Springsteen (H-D); 3. 
Steve Morehead (H-D); 4. Kevin Varnes (H-D); 5. Dan 
Butler (H-D); 6. Bryan Bigelow (H-D); 7. J.R. Schnabel 
(H-D); 8. Mike Hacker (H-D); 9. Nicky Hayden (H-D); 
10. Paul Morgan Ш (H-D). 

Time: 1 min., 57.564 sec. 

SEMI 1 (8 laps; 12 riders, top two transfer); 1. Chris 
Evans (H-D); 2. Steve Morehead (H-D); 3. Shaun Russell 
(H-D); 4. Kenny Coolbeth (H-D); 5. Gary Rogers (H-D); 
6. Robert Lewis (H-D); 7. Robert Knapp (H-D); 8. Jaime 
Aguilar (H-D); 9. Bret Beyer (H-D); 10. Marco Morello 
(H-D); 11. James МсПуепа (H-D); 12. Nate Wait (H-D). 
Time: 3 min., 8.040 sec. 

SEMI 2 (8 laps; 12 riders, top two transfer): 1. Dan 
Stanley (H-D); 2. Johnny Murphree (H-D); 3. John 
Nickens III (H-D); 4. Mike Hacker (H-D); 5. Geo Roeder 
II (H-D); 6. Josh Butler (H-D); 7. Danny Koelsch (H-D); 
8. Joe Kopp (H-D); 9. Chris Boone (H-D); 10. Kyle Long 
(H-D); 11. Brian Kromroy (H-D); 12. Steven Gill (H-D). 
Time: 3 min., 9.933 sec. 


good dirt tracker, but he rode on someone else's seat," 
"And now he ridés on à Corbin seat, and look at him go. This points race 
is shaping up to be a good one, and | encourage the motorcycling press 
to give it more attention. These are the great American racers. " 





Mike Hacker (67) got the best start in the 
Harley-Davidson Sportster Performance 
main event and went on to take the win, 
while Gary Rogers (53) came off row two 
and finished second. 





SEMI 3 (8 laps; 12 riders, top two transfer): 1. Jason 
Sentell (H-D); 2. Brent Armbruster (H-D); 3. Paul 
Bergstrom (H-D); 4. Mike Varnes (H-D); 5. Dale 
Jenneman (H-D); 6. Greg Teague (H-D); 7. Randy Shank 
II (H-D); 8. Tim Eades (H-D); 9. Ken Yoder (H-D); 10. 
Kevin Olliges (H-D); 11. Devon Pritchard (H-D); 12. 
Jerry Vanderkooi (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 11.480 sec. 

GRAND NATIONAL (25 laps, 18 riders): 1. Rich 
King (Hon); 2. Will Davis (H-D); 3. Chris Carr (H-D); 4. 
Kevin Varnes (H-D); 5. Brett Landes (H-D); 6. Nicky 
Hayden (H-D); 7. Jay Springsteen (H-D); 8. Chris Evans 
(H-D); 9. Dan Butler (H-D); 10. J.R. Schnabel (H-D); 11. 
Scott Parker (H-D); 12. Steve Morehead (H-D); 13. Bryan 
Bigelow (H-D); 14. Paul Morgan Ш (H-D); 15. Brent 
Armbruster (H-D); 16. Johnny Murphree (H-D); 17. Dan 
Stanley (H-D); 18. Jason Sentell (H-D). 

Time: 9 min., 38.479 sec. 
AMA GRAND NATIONAL C'SHIP SERIES POINT 
STANDINGS (After 12 of 19 rounds): 1. Rich King 
(185/2 wins); 2. Chris Carr (176/2); 3. Scott Parker 
(174/4); 4. Will Davis (160/2); 5. Jay Springsteen (160); 
6. Steve Morehead (97); 7. Joe Kopp (95); 8. Bryan 
Bigelow (84); 9. Geo Roeder II (83/1); 10. (TIE) Kevin 
Varnes/Mike Hacker (81); 12. Dan Stanley (62); 13. 
Davey Camlin (57); 14. (TIE) Dan Butler/Nicky 
Hayden/Brett Landes (52); 17. Paul Morgan III (38); 18. 
(TIE) Chris Evans/Steve Beattie /Terry Poovey (36). 


Upcoming Rounds: 
Round 13 - East Moline, Illinois, August 15 
Round 14 - Hagerstown, Maryland, August 22 


HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER PERFORMANCE 
NAT'L (12 laps, 17 riders): 1. Mike Hacker (H-D); 2. Gary 
Rogers (H-D); 3. Paul Morgan III (H-D); 4. Jess Roeder 
(H-D); 5. Scott Stump (H-D); 6. Ryan Brown (H-D); 7 
Brian Kromroy (H-D); 8. Shaun Russell (H-D); 9. Bret 
Beyer (H-D); 10. Alan Eadie (H-D); 11. John Clark (H- 
D); 12. Tom McGrane Jr. (H-D); 13. Brian Thomas (H-D); 
14. Yuhiko Hirao (H-D); 15. Tim Eades (H-D); 16. James 
Hart (H-D); 17. Nate Wait (H-D). 

Time: 4 min., 53.119 sec. 


. HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER PERFORMANCE 


SERIES POINT STANDINGS (After 7 of 13 rounds): 1. 
э Roeder (135/3 wins); 2. Mike Hacker (99/2); 3. 

Davey Camlin (91/2); 4. Shaun Russell (90); 5. Scott 
Stump (87); 6. Gary Rogers (81); 7. Billy Martin (72); 8. 
Brian Kromroy (71); 9. Tim Eades (53); 10. Willie McCoy 
(50); 11. Ryan Brown (42); 12. Tom McGrane Jr. (40); 13. 
Alan Eadie (39); 14. Yuhiko Hirao (31); 15. (TIE) James 
Hart/Geramy Rackley (26); 17. Paul Bergstrom (25); 18. 
(TIE) Jason Fletcher/John Faulkner III (23); 20. Robert 
Miller (20). 


Corbin said. 


Prior to the start of practice, several racers seemed to be impressed with 
the new Route 66 Raceway facility, Scott Parker among them. "It 
looks like a pretty nice track." Parker said. "It's got big corners. It should 
be fun." But as the evening wore on, the racing surface turned into a nar- 
row-grooved, one-line affair. Some riders, such as veteran Steve More- 
head, were critical of the AMA for not getting the track prepared proper- 
ly from the beginning. "Don't they know the drill by now?" Morehead 
said. "If they run a broom on it right away, you get a nice, 10-foot wide 
groove to run on instead of this." AMA officials did order a broom to be 
run after the first practice session, but the bottom of the race track was 
already. sealed with rubber, making it the fastest way around later in the 
night. Chris Carr offered up the following defense: "I think that it will 
get better. Next year, they'll know what to do with it, and maybe we won't 
have as much of a threat of rain. The race track was slick, but it wasn't 
unsafe." Jay Springsteen made light of the slick nature of the racing sur- 
face. "After practice, | ran down to Kenny Tolbert's truck and asked him if 
he had any ice screws," Springsteen said. 


The field is set for the Labor Day Weekend Hall of Fame Dirt Track 
Race, scheduled to take place at Springfield, Illinois, on August 5. Rich 
King. Jay Springsteen, Steve Morehead and Kevin Varnes fin- 
ished in the top four spots in the five-lap Beer Nuts Challenge race to 
guarantee their starting spots in the 15-lap, $50,000 final. 


Rich King was once again. honored the day after the Rapid City Half 
Mile, when main sponsor Mike Corbin hosted the fifth annual 
Corbin/Performance Machine/Barnett Press Party at the Best Western 
Hotel in Sturgis. South Dakota. During his introductory speech, Corbin 
mentioned. King's accomplishment at Rapid City and told the motorcycle 
press to give dirt-track racing another look. "Rich used to be a pretty 


Steve Beattie update: The Canadian National Champion has not yet 
been released from St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Beattie was 
originally scheduled to be released on Friday, August 7, but doctors were 
reluctant to let him go after he had difficulty standing under his own power 
due to weakness. He has since developed pneumonia. When he is 
released, Beattie is scheduled to be flown to his hometown in. Canada, 
with the tab for the ride being picked up by his sponsor, Stylemaster Cus- 
tom Motorcycles. 


Davey Camlin was spotted cruising the pits at Route 66 Raceway, and 
the 28-year-old Illinois-based rider made no bones about the fact. that he 
was clearly unhappy about the events surrounding his crash at the Peoria 
TT. “I'm big-time unhappy," Camlin said. "Rich King was adamant about 
those tires being removed from the race track, because his teammate got 
knocked off by one in the spring race there... At other races, we use 
chalk (to mark the groove). It's typical. They don't see the common sense 
in shit like that until someone gets hurt. Then it's like, ‘Ohhh.’ But if 
nobody gets hurt, then it's okay: But it's not okay. We (riders) need some 
more unity. Every week we have a different bitch, but it never seems to 
pertain to everyone. | admit that | don't speak up enough either, but we 
need guys to be more adamant about some of this stuff, like the Parkers 
and the Moreheads and the Davises. | guess it's my fault because | knew 
the tires were there, and | rode anyway, so | guess. that makes me the 
dumbass? This-has really opened my eyes.” 


Team Saddlemen tuner Skip Eaken backed up Camlin's comments 
about the events surrounding. Camlin's crash. "It was mentioned in the 
riders’ meeting that those tires should be moved off the track,” Eaken 
said. "Evidently, they weren't moved very far from it. After Davey's crash, 
then they were removed. " 








Motorcycle Mechanics ins 


MW?2 Rev It Up returns to its motorcycling roots in August, as 
Jerry journeys to upstate New York for the AMA National 
Motocross Series. Jerry himself will ride a Honda CR250 in 
the special “Industry” Class. Having grown up in the woods 
and being raised by squirrels, Jerry has a natural affinity for 
the eastern grass tracks and should do well. 


Then, Jerry goes form the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific 
Northwest for the Motocross National in Washougal, 
Washington. There, Jerry hooks up with Mike LaRocco and 
Team Jack in the Box. Will Jack treat Jerry to a Jumbo Jack 
and fries? Will the children be frightened of Jerry at the 
Honda Ride For Kids? If a motocrosser falls іп the woods and 
Stalls his bike, does it make a sound? The answer to these 
questions and the secrets of the universe when you watch 
MW2 Rev It Up! 


Ta Р 


The month of August, named for the late Caesar Augusta of 
the Roman Empire, is traditionally one of the hottest of the 
year. August is the month when the “trainers,” the men in 
shape, can show their stuff. August is the month when, like 
the Caesar's of old, Champions are made in the sport of 
Motocross. 


The AMA 125cc and 250cc Championships may be decided 
in August. The 125cc class is still a close battle between 
R.C. and Dowd, while the 250cc class has Henry on the 
four-stroke in a close battle with Suzuki teammates Albie 
and Pichon. R.C. is the youngest Champion on the circuit 
while Dowd is the oldest factory rider in history. All these 
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AMA GRAND NATIONAL 
CHAMPIONSHIP 


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By Scott Rousseau 
Photos by Flat Trak Fotos 


RAPID CITY, SD, AUG. 5 
ıt was one of those days that some 
motorcycle racers experience and 
Кеуеп more can only dream about. It 
was one of those days where you 
unload, you're fast out of the truck, and 
your momentum builds as you ascend 
to the pinnacle of victory. 
Chris Carr knows all about those 
days. He's had two of them in a row. 
Hot on the heels of his comeback tri- 
umph at the 50th-anniversary Peoria TT, 
the Harley-Davidson of Sacramento/ 
Phoenix Racing-backed Carr headed to 
Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, 
near Sturgis, South Dakota, where the 
heroes of the AMA Grand National 
Championship Series compete in their 


only midweek stop on the champi- 
onship trail, playing to the decidedly 
pro-Harley crowd that invades the Black 
Hills for the annual Sturgis Rally and 
Races. Carr did not disappoint the near- 
capacity crowd on hand for this year’s 
event, as he launched his Kenny Tol- 
bert-wrenched XR750 off the line and 
led the field, putting in a machinelike, 
flawless 25 laps to claim his 36th career 
Grand National win at a time when it 
once again appears that any run against 
the defending AMA Grand National 
Champion needs to begin now, as the 
season heads down the stretch. 

“What a good day, good week, good 
month,” Carr said on the victory podi- 
um after the race. “I felt good as soon as 
they put water on the track. Гуе got to 
give all the credit for this win to my 
mechanic, Kenny Tolbert. He came up 
with a couple changes to the bike that 


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really worked. We always put our heads 
together, and this time we came up with 
a winner. That motorcycle was awful 
darn good.” 

That much was evident, as Carr 
grabbed the holeshot, ahead of 
TCR/Michigan Harley-Davidson Deal- 
ers Association’s Will Davis, Corbin 
Racing/Supertrapp’s Rich King and 
pole sitter Joe Kopp on the Harley- 
Davidson of Missouri/Burks Motor- 
sports entry. From there, the 30-year-old 
Californian-turned-Pennsylvanian pro- 
ceeded to establish a lead of several 
lengths on Davis and King. Even after 
King got around Davis and appeared to 
haul Carr in, Carr’s lock on the victory 
never appeared to be in doubt. 

“This is a momentum track,” Carr 
said. “I was able to get a good start and 
get my momentum going early.” 

For defending event champion King, 


niet A BOL 


who would have loved to put the 
screws to the Harley crowd once again 
by scoring a repeat victory on his Sam 
Wessly-tuned Honda RS750, momen- 
tum came too late in the game, as the 
35-year-old Iowan struggled to get 
around a struggling yet hard-running 
Davis before finding a low line in turns 
one and two and passing the North 
Carolinian some seven laps from the 
finish. Valiant in his attempt, King sim- 
ply ran out of laps before he could come 
within striking distance of Carr and had 
to settle for second. According to King, 
who narrowed the gap between himself 
and series points leader Scott Parker 
back down to four, catching Carr on the 
race track was difficult enough; passing 
him might have been even more diffi- 
cult. 

“If I could just have gotten a little 
better start, I might have caught him," 
King said. "That low line was pretty 
rough, but my bike was working excel- 
lent through the rough stuff. It’s hard to 
say if I would have passed him, though, 
because I don't know how hard he was 
pushing it. Actually, at Rossburg, Peoria 
and now here, I've been doing it all 
wrong. I've been getting bad starts and 
coming from behind. I need to get out 
front and run fast." 

That appeared to be what Davis was 
poised to do, as he dropped the hammer 
on his Tom Cummings-twingled, short- 
rod “car track" Harley-Davidson XR750 
when the light turned green and slid 
into second place behind Carr after 
Kopp’s bobble. Davis then appeared to 
be more than up to the challenge that 
Carr was providing in the first few laps. 


(Above) Chris Carr (4) shot into the lead 
from the outside of row one and put his 
Kenny Tolbert-tuned XH750 into the lead 


‘for good at the Rapid City Half Mile to win 


his second AMA Grand National main 
event in a row. 

(Left) Carr raises his arms in victory for 
the second time in less than a week. He 
has now won Peoria and Rapid City back 
to back twice in his Grand National career. 











(Right) Will Davis (21) ran 
second for much of the race, 
but Rich King (80) eventually 

got under Davis in turns 
three and four and made a 
pass for the runner-up spot. 
їп doing so, King pulled 
back to within four points of 
series leader Scott Parker. 
(Below) Scott Parker on the 
ropes? Not likely, but the 
defending Grand National 
Champion (1) suffered a 
dismal eighth place at Rapid 
City, paddling backward 
after running fifth early. Joe 
Kopp (43) ran second, 
almost crashed, and then 
rebounded to fourth: 





Then, almost inexplicably, it all started 
to go south for the Southerner. Davis 
seemed to have to fight to get off turn 
two on the banked, grooved, clay half 
mile, and he drifted higher and higher, 
allowing King to finally get a good run 
under him off the low line and take over 
second place. Davis had more than 
enough for the rest of the field and ran 
third, but it was obvious from his disap- 
pointment that he felt he had let this one 
get away. 

“I ought to be happy, but man...” 
Davis said. "I ran Chris down in the first 
five laps. I was killin' him going into 
turn three. Then on lap six or seven, it 
just stopped working. On lap seven or 
eight, I made a mistake, and he got out 
on me, and I just kept telling myself, T 
can make it up, I can make it up.' But I 
just kept gettin' higher and higher until 
I got into the marbles. But my TCR 
Harley-Davidson ran perfectly all night. 
It was just me. If I had to go out there 
and do it all over again, I don't know 
what Га change." 

Ask the fourth-placed Kopp the same 
question, and the answer would be 
obvious. After posting the fast heat time 
of three minutes, 49.513 seconds to sit 
on the pole, the Washingtonian 
appeared set to score his first podium 
finish of the year. He was second off the 
start and everything seemed to go 
smoothly until the 27-year-old Kopp hit 
turn three and, very nearly, the ground. 

"Man, I almost wound up on my 
head," said Kopp, who low-sided, then 
nearly high-sided, and then got pitched 
up to the outer edge of the track. “I 
thought I was going to wind up in the 
hay bales for sure." 

Kopp was quickly swallowed up by 
the back, and although he fought his way 
back out of it, Carr, King and Davis were 
nearly out of sight. Kopp continued 
along, setting a fast, rhythmic pace that 
guaranteed fourth place at the finish. 


“Man, | should have been on the 


podium,” Kopp said. “I wish that I 
hadn't made that mistake. But we're 
happy. I felt good out there, and Dave 
(Burks) was really happy to see us run 
fourth and fifth out there." 

No, Kopp didn't manage to trick 
AMA, officials into believing that he had 
finished in two spots. Rather, Kenny 
Coolbeth, Kopp's H-D of Missouri / 
Burks Motorsports teammate, netted 
fifth after running solid as a rock for the 
whole 25 laps and gaining spots by tak- 
ing advantage of the misfortunes of oth- 
ers. Case in point: Coolbeth grabbed the 
fifth spot when fellow competitor and 
traveling buddy Mike Hacker slipped 
off the groove in turn one just four laps 
from the finish. The finish was a good 


one for Coolbeth, who has long been 
touted as having ample talent to run 
near the front of the Grand National 
pack. 
"| m happy," Coolbeth said. “This is 
my best finish in a couple years, it 
seems like. Everything was just work- 
ing from the get-go all day. Well, we 
had a little bit of a suspension problem 
early in the day, but (H-D of Missouri 
owner) Darrell Jones was here, and he 
knows a lot about suspension, and we 
got it solved. I had a totally different 
line than anyone in the main event. I 
was going low in the three and four and 
finding moisture. It seemed to be work- 
ing. Hopefully, we can go up the ladder 
from here. This night gave me a good 
kick in the butt." 

Momentum appears to be the name 
of the game right now, and it appears as 
though Carr certainly has it, and his old 
factory Harley-Davidson teammate, 
Scott Parker, clearly does not. Parker, 
who struggled to finish eighth at Rapid 
City, has effectively given both King 
and Carr a golden opportunity to take 
over the series points lead. Parker still 
leads with 166, King has 162 and Carr 
has 160. But that could, and probably 
will, change. And King, for one, is not 
discounting Parker from anything. 

"He's always tough," King said. 
"Every race is his strong point. And 
we've still got a lot of miles coming up. 
The competition is close. Everyone is 
trying to catch Parker, and I think that 
Chris, Will and I are really pushing each 
other to do that every week. It’s really 
fun." 


HEATS 


Although the crowd appeared to be 
as strong as ever, the rider count for the 
Rapid City race might best be described 
as weak. Only 32 competitors made the 
trip to Rapid City, leaving the heat races 
appearing barren, as no more than eight 
riders came to the line in any one race. 

Jaime Aguilar was fast on the draw 
in the first heat, putting his Rocklin 
Harley-Davidson XR in front of Carr 
and the rest of the field off the start. But 
Carr quickly rolled past Aguilar off turn 
two and set sail in his quest for fast 
time. Coziahr Harley-Davidson's Paul 
Morgan III ran second for much of the 
race, but the Illinois rider soon got com- 
pany in the form of Parker, Schmulbach 
Racing's Johnny Murphree, and USC 
Racing /Lancaster H-D/Dodge Brothers’ 
Bryan Bigelow. Parker went around 
Morgan on the back stretch on lap four 
and had second place by turn three. 
Morgan then appeared to be safe, but 
the hard-charging Murphree got up 
underneath him on the last lap and took 
the final transfer spot away. Carr, mean- 
while,.cruised to the finish. 

“Our stuff was working,” Carr said. 
“We made a gearing change and went to 
a different-width rear rim, and that’s it.” 

Kopp got a flier of a start in the sec- 
ond heat race and, like Carr, was 
untouchable en route to the win. But as 
Kopp proceeded to put over a straight- 
away-length’s distance between himself 
and the rest of the pack, the battle for 
second remained intense. Gardner Rac- 
ing /Walters Brothers Harley-David- 
son’s Dan Stanley held the spot for 





about three laps before slipping off the 
groove in turn two and letting Adkins 
Racing / Winchester H-D’s Geo Roeder 
П and Powell Racing's J.R. Schnabel - 
who was subbing for the injured Dave 
Camlin on Camlin’s Team Saddle- 
men/1-800-FASTHOG Harley-David- 
son - ran third. Roeder and Schnabel 
traded the second spot twice before 
transferring through to the main event 
in second and third, respectively. But 
Kopp was the man to beat, or so the 
stopwatch said, as he stormed across 
the finish line to snag the win and earn 
the pole. 

“Things are going well,” Kopp said. 
“We made some adjustments, like low- 
ering the forks in the triple clamps to 
slow the steering down, and that 
seemed to help a lot. We’ll see. The 
track might change for the main event.” 

Heat three was a Rich King benefit, 
as “Mr. Consistency” lived up to his 
name by getting the holeshot and then 
methodically clicking off the 10 laps for 
the win, building more than a half- 
straightaway lead over his nearest com- 
petition. 

"I think we've got a good shot 
tonight,” King said. “We just have to 
find a little more horsepower. We know 
it’s in there. She's just running a little 
flat on top, but looking at the lap times, 
it looks like we (Carr, Kopp and King) 
were all in the 22s at the end of the heat 
races. The track isn’t the same as last 
year. It's faster, but it’s going to be hard- 
er to pass on.” 

Behind King, Hacker and Coolbeth 
were engaged in a dice for second that 








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carried them well awav from Bartels' 
Harley-Davidson's Shaun Russell and 
safely into the big show when the check- 
ered flag fell. Hacker just beat Coolbeth 
at the line for second 

Rose Racing's Kevin Varnes nailed 
the start at the onset of the fourth heat 
race and remained at the point for about 


three laps before Davis charged under- - 


neath Varnes coming off türn four and 
took the top spot away. But Varnes 
refused to roll over and die, and he 
chased Davis for the remaining seven 
circuits, finishing oniy a length or two 
behind at the finish. Team Undo/Don- 
ahue Harley-Davidson's Brett Landes 
wound up third after early third-place 
runner Steve Morehead bobbled and 
dropped back. 

“Ym having troubie rolling it into the 
turns,” Davis said. “It’s like I have to 
wait, wait, wait to get back on it. But 
there is moisture there if you ride the 
right line." 


SEMIS 


H-D Central/Frontier Harley-David- 
son's Dale Jenneman had the early lead in 
the first of the three semis, the Nebraskan 
being hounded by TCR riders Pau! 
Bergstrom and Nicky Hayden. The team- 
mates were running close on the fourth 
lap when they touched and Bergstrom 
went down against the outside wall on 
the straightaway off turn four. He was up 
quickly and would make the restart, but 
his chances for a Grand National berth 
took a turn for the worse. On the restart, 
Dan Butler took his USC Racing /Lancast- 
er H-D/Dodge Brothers ride up high off 
turn four and into the lead. Hayden fol- 
xin Butler to the finish, and both were 

the main event. 

The second semi pitted the old man 
against the kid, as Morehead led 


Bigelow for the first six laps before the 





youngster from Michigan came calling. 
Bigelow almost ran into Morehead off 
turn two on lap six, and then got a run 
on the veteran down the back stretch on 
the white-flag lap. Bigeow smoked it in 
underneath Morehead at the entrance to 
turn three, and the win was his. 

In semi number three, Bartels’ Harley- 
Davidson/RC Trucking's Jay Spring- 
steen finally got it together after fighting 
to get comfortable on his machine all 
night. Springer dispatched early race 
leader Bret Beyer with an outside move 
on the third lap and led the rest of the 
race. Springsteen's 19-year-old team- 

mate, Shaun Russell, made up for his fail- 
ure to make the Peoria TT by making the 
Rapid City main, as he passed Beyer on 
lap three and then held off Corbin Rac- 
ing's Gary Rogers at the finish. 


GRAND NATIONAL 


Carr won the drag race with Kopp, 
the two coming from the outside of row 
one, when the 18 fastest dirt trackers in 
the black hills thundered off the line and 
fought for a patch of real estate on the 
turn-one groove. Davis was third and 
had a prime viewing spot for Kopp’s lit- 
tle faux pas in turn three. 

"Man, I thought he was gonna get 
pitched right into the hay bales," Davis 
said. "He backed it in there so hard, and 
the rear end started coming around, and 
I swear he looked right at me.’ 

Then Davis was by and into second, 
where he attempted to find a way 
around Carr as the first five laps unfold- 
ed. Further back, King was running 
ahead of Roeder, Parker and Kopp, 
while Varnes ran ahead of Hacker and 
Murphree. Coolbeth ran in 11th, behind 
Butler. Roeder would eventually drop 
out with a flat tire, and Varnes with a 
possible broken camshaft. Murphree, 
too, dropped back in the pack early. 














If anyone is going to run Parker down and 
claim the title, then it is going to be one of 
these three guys. (Left to right) Davis, 
Carr and King pose in Victory Circle. 





Parker seemed to be really fighting 
his machine, and despite running fifth 
early, he was clearly on the ropes, as he 
ultimately dropped to eighth. When 
asked where he felt he struggled the 
most, Parker's reply revealed his frus- 
tration with the way the night had gone. 

^On the race track," Parker said. "1 
don't know. We just worked our way to 
the back." 

Up front, Davis was still on Carr, but 
by lap seven Carr was gaining ground, 
and then a slip by Davis allowed the 
third-placed King to do the same. But 
King knew that if he wanted to get by 
Davis, a strategy change was in order, 
and the Iowan started hunting lower in 
turns one and two, looking for a shortcut. 

"Will actually showed. me that line 
about five laps before I got by him,” 
King said. "I just couldn't seem to make 
it work and go fast, but then my bike 
was handling well in the rough stuff. 
We worked hard, and it paid off." 

The payoff came on lap 19, when 
Davis just got a little bit too high and 
couldn't rein it back in off turn four. King 
was by, giving him just six laps to catch 
Carr, who was already in cruise mode. 

“I knew we had a good half-mile 
setup," Carr said. “Hell, I actually start- 
ed from the front row this time - not the 
back. | didn't have to spot them two 
rows this week. We just turned the 
tables on 'em." 

As the 25-lapper quickly drew to a 
close, the front four appeared to be set, 
with the only other action coming from 
the fifth and sixth spots, as Coolbeth 
and Hacker were hauling the freight 
after they had gotten by Butler and 
Parker. Hacker actually had fifth, but a 
miscue on lap 21 cost him the spot to his 
longtime pal. 

“I went into turn one, and I hit a hole 
and got thrown up into the marbles,” 
Hacker said. "I almost spun out, and by 
the time I got it going again, Kenny 
went by me. I couldn't pass him back 
after that bec ause we were pretty much 
running even." 

“I got a shitty start," Coolbeth said of 
his race. "I was about 13th in the first 
corner. Then I caught up to Mike, and if 
he hadn't screwed up, I don't think that 
I would have passed him. He was work- 
ing good, and I was just following him." 

When the five-lap sign was shown by 
AMA starter Scott Zimmerman, Carr 
had almost a half-straightaway lead on 
King, and there was nothing that the 
lowan could do about it, even though he 














managed to shorten it some. But just as 
on the previous Sunday, this one 
belonged to Carr, who pumped his fist 
in the air after crossing the finish line. 

"To look back where we were after 
Du Quoin, we were 42 points out of the 
lead," Carr said. "Now we're six. We'll 
take it. l've been focused on Scotty 
because he is the one with the points 
lead. If that were Rich, then my focus 
would change. But Scott's been having 
some real bad luck lately - it's some- 
thing that we've all had - and we've 
gained a lot of ground on him. This is 
definitely a four-rider points race. Man, 
I love it when days go like this." 

For Chris Carr, it truly was one of 
those days. €N 








Black Hills Speedway 
Rapid City, South Dakota 
Results: August 5, 1998 (Round 11 of 19) 


HEAT 1 ag laps; 8 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Chris 
Carr (H-D); 2. Scott Parker (H-D); 3. Johnny Murphree 
(H-D); 4. Bry: an Bigelow (H-D); 5. Paul Morgan Ill (H- 
D); 6. Brent Armbruster (H-D); 7. Mike Varnes (H-D); 8. 
Jaime Aguilar (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 50.017 sec. 

' HEAT 2 (10 laps; 8 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Joe 
Kopp (H-D); 2. Geo Roeder II (H-D); 3. J.R. Schnabel (H- 
D); 4. Nicky Hayden (H-D); 5. Dan Stanley (H-D); 6. Jay 
Springsteen (H-D); 7. Paul Bergstrom (H-D); 8. Steve 
Liberty (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 49.513 sec. 

HEAT 3 (10 laps; 8 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Rich 
King (Hon); 2. Mike Hacker (H-D); 3. Kenny Coolbeth 
(H-D); 4. Shaun Russell (H-D); 5. Dale Jenneman (H-D); 
6. Ken Yoder (H-D); 7. Lonny Kopp (H-D); 8. Dan Butler 
(H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 51.654 sec. 

HEAT 4 (10 laps; 8 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Will 
Davis (H-D); 2. Kevin Varnes (H-D); 3. Brett Landes (H- 
D); 4. Gary Rogers (H- c 5. Steve Morehead (H-D); 6. 
Danny Koelsch (H-D); 7. Bret Beyer (H-D); 8. Billy 
Martin (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 51.682 sec. 

SEMI 1 (8 laps; 7 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Dan 
Butler (H-D); 2. Nicky Hayden (H-D); 3. Paul Morgan 
Ш (H-D); 4. Dale Jenneman (H- D); 5. Danny Koelsch (H- 
D); 6. Paul Bergstrom (H-D); 7. Jaime Aguilar (H-D). 
Time: No time, due to restart. 

SEMI 2 (8 laps; 7 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Bryan 
Bigelow (H-D); 2. Steve Morehead (H-D); 3. Dan Stanley 
(H-D); 4. Ken Yoder (H-D); 5. Mike Varnes (H-D); 6 
Steve Liberty (H-D); 7. Billy Martin (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 05.551 sec. 

SEMI 3 (8 laps; 6 riders, top 2 transfer): 1. Jay 
Springsteen (H-D); 2. Shaun Russell (H-D); 3. Gary 
Rogers (H-D); 4. Bret ‘borer (H-D); 5. Brent Armbruster 
(H-D); 6. Lonny Kopp (H-D). 

Time: 3 min., 07.989 sec. 

GRAND NATIONAL (25 bps: 18 riders): 1. Chris 
Carr (H-D); 2. Rich King (Hon); 3. Will Davis (H-D); 4. 
loe Kopp (H-D); 5. Kenny Coolbeth (H- D); 6. Mike 
Hacker (H-D); 7. Dan Butler (H-D); 8. Scott Parker (H-D); 
9. Brvan Bigelow (H-D); 10. Jay Springsteen (H-D); 11. 
Johnny Murphree (H-D); 12. Steve Morehead (H-D); 13. 
Shaun Russell (H-D); 14. Nicky Hayden (H-D); 15. Kevin 
Varnes (H-D); 16. Brett Landes (H-D); 17. J.R. Schnabel 
(H-D); 18. Geo Roeder II (H-D). 

Time: 9 min., 40.480 sec. 

AMA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 11 of 19 events): 
1. Scott Parker (166/4 wins): 2. Rich King (162/1); 3. 
Chris Carr (160/2); 4. Will Davis (141/2); 5. Joe Kopp 
(95); 6. Steve Morehead (90); 7. Jay Springsteen (88); 8. 
Geo Roeder П (83/1); 9 Mike Hacker (81); 10. Bryan 
Bigelow (78); 11. Kevin Varnes (66); 12. Dan Stanley 
(60); 13. Davey Camlin (57); 14. Dan Butler (42); 15 
Nicky Hayden (39); 16. Brett Landes (38); 17. (TIE) Steve 
Beattie/Terry Poovey (36); 19. (TLE) Kenny 
Coolbeth/ Paul Morgan Ш (33). 


Upcoming Rounds: 
Round 12 - Joliet, Illinois, August 8 
Round 13 - East Moline, Illinois, August 15 














Peoria injury update: As we previously reported, Dave Camlin 
underwent surgery to have pins and an external fixator rod insert- 
ed in his left hand as the result of his crash at the Peoria TT. 
Camlin was released from St. Francis Medical Center on Tues- 
day, August 4, and is expected to be out for the season. Also 
likely to be: out for the rest of the year is Steve Beattie. The 
Canadian racer who was involved in that first-heat, multirider pile- 
up has sustained fractures to his T-5 and T-6 vertebrae. The frac- 
tures are stable, and thus present no danger of paralysis, but 
Beattie will be fitted with a special back brace before being 
released from St. Francis Medical Center 


In the absence of Davey Camlin, J.R. Schnabel was aboard 
Camlin's Skip Eaken-prepared Team Saddlemen/1-800- 
FASTHOG Harley-Davidson for the Rapid City ‘Half Mile, giving 
the.former Rookie of the Year а golden opportunity to work. with 
the championship-winning tuner. "He's just going to ride it 
tonight," Eaken said. "! already build engines for his sponsor, Bill 


Powell, and the Powells didn't come here. So he's riding it 
tonight. | still have to talk to (team owner) Pat Moroney and see 
what we're going to do for the rest of the year." 


For his part, J.R. Schnabel was more than pumped to have the 
chance tö work with Eaken. “This is definitely à good opportuni- 
у." Schnabel said. "It's a good chance to work with Skip; to try 
something different, and to work with some different chassis than 
| normally ride." Schnabel wound up 17th in the main event. 


The other kind of one of those days: Scott Parker had his day 
start to go bad right from practice, when the champion crashed'in 
turri three. forcing Bill Werner and company to thrash to get Park- 
er's motorcycle repaired before the main event. “I just got the 
rear wheel up into the loose stuff and spun it around." said Park- 
er, who was uninjured in the crash. “I thought it was going to 


. come after me there for a second." Parker's.crew swapped the 


forks and straightened the dings in. plenty of time for him to 
answer the ‘call for his scratch heat, in which he finished second 
to Rich King. 


Jay Springsteen was back on the AMA Grand National Cham- 


pionship trail after having missed the Peoria TT, "Yeah, we were 
up in Canada, running a National race in Quebec City," Springer 
said. "It was fun. We got to go up for a practice session in front 
of the TV cameras. Then Thursday we went fishin', then we came 
back and run the race. |-won the 750cc class and they loaned me 
an 883, and | won on that. It was a good time, and we got to leave 
with a lot of their money, except their money ain't worth much 
when you change it back over.” 


Will Davis and the Tom Cummings Racing Team are 
looking to raise money via the raffling of a "Will. Davis Signa- 
ture Model" Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Sport which was 
put up by the North Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Associa- 
tion. "We've gotten help from.both the North- Carolina and 
Michigan Harley. Dealers Associations," Davis said. “We're 


selling tickets for $5 apiece, and we're limiting the raffle to ' 


5000 tickets. All the proceeds will go to the team." Tickets for: 
the bike, which will be raffled off on September’ 18 at the 
Asheville, North Carolina, MARS race, can be purchased at the 


TCR team transporter at all Tee meter Grand ‘National races -| | 


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By Matt Draper 
Photos by Jeff Cox 





PONCA CITY, OK, JULY 28-AUG. 1 

f you looked closely around the pits at 

the 23rd annual NMA Grand Nation- 

al Championship of Motocross, you 
may have noticed quite a few people 
crossing their fingers as they looked sky- 
ward. Thunderstorms, which rolled in 
for two consecutive days prior to the 
event, dumped several inches of rain on 
the Ponca City area, and the chance of 
additional storms was better than 50 per- 
cent each ensuing day. NMA president 
Ron Henricksen called in his “cavalry” 
and the track crew scraped, shaped and 
chiseled each turn, straightaway and 
obstacle with amazing skill. In fact, after 
half a day of practice, the circuit - cou- 
pled with the crew’s hard work - provid- 


. ed supreme racing conditions for the 


hundreds of riders (which added up to 
approximately 1300 entries, claims Hen- 
ricksen) from 41 states and five countries, 
including Argentina, New Zealand, 
Chile, and Canada. As the rain stayed 
away, cloudy skies helped keep the tem- 
peratures in check the entire week, hov- 
ering around 90 each day. Apparently, 
the conditions met with the approval of 
Pennsylvania's Branden Jesseman. 

The Cemic's Suzuki-backed rider was 
the top finishing Pro at Ponca for the 
week, taking home class championships 
in 125cc Stock and 250cc Modified class- 
es. Jesseman finished ahead of NCY 
Yamaha's Keith Johnson and YZ-mount- 
ed Donovan Mitchell in the 125cc Stock 
class and bested Chaparral Yamaha's 
Danny Carlson and Suzuki rider Jason 
Partridge in the 250cc Modified class. 

Mitchell, from Orangevale, Califor- 
nia, however, turned the tables on Jesse- 
man in the 125cc Modified class. 
Mitchell's 3-1 finishes topped the 1-3 
turned in by Jesseman for the overall 
victory. Team Green rider Travis 
Hodges took third overall with a 5-2 
score. 

The final Pro class, the 250cc Stock 
division, was won by Hodges’ Kawasaki 
teammate Travis Riley. The Burleson, 
Texas, resident edged Carlson with a 1-3 
score, while Carlson carded a 3-2 for 
second overall. Again on the podium 
was Jessernan, filling out the top three 
with 5-1 finishes. In all, Jesseman won 
six of the eight motos he entered. 

Another Suzuki rider, Shane Bess, 
scored big at Ponca, winning the 80cc 
(12-13) Modified and Super Mini classes. 
In the Super Mini class, Bess topped 
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of Phoenix, Arizona. : 

In 80cc (12-13) Modified action, Bess 
battled with fellow Suzuki rider Gene 
Stull. Each won their respective divi- 
sions, and the run-off win went to Bess, 
just ahead of the Yamaha of Jimmy Nel- 
son. Third overall went to Stull. 

Stull, from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, 
rebounded to take the Championship in 
the 80cc (12-13) Stock class, topping Bess 
and New Zealand’s Ben Townley. 














In what were perhaps the most hotly 
contested events, Yamaha's Ivan 
Tedesco came away with two titles in 
Intermediate-level racing. Tedesco took 
home the gold in the 125cc Open Non- 
Pro division over his Albuquerque 
neighbor and fellow Yamaha pilot 
Kevin Johnson. Bobby Bonds made it a 
Yamaha sweep by filling the final podi- 
um spot in that class. Tedesco also won 
the 125cc Stock Intermediate class, again 
getting the best of Bonds, and also Team 





(Left) Suzuki's 
Branden Jesseman 
captured two titles at 
Ponca City, winning 
both the 125cc Stock 
and 250cc Modified 
Pro classes. 

(Above) KTM rider 
Cole Seely relaxes 
before winning two 
championship titles in 
Pee Wee racing. 





Green rider Andrew 
Short. 

Johnson came back 
to taste victory in 
125cc Modified Inter- 
mediate action over 
the Suzuki of Nick 
Metcalf and Kawasa- 
ki's Short. Johnson 
was rewarded for his 
consistency, while the 
two division winners, 
Bonds and Tedesco, 
faltered in the final. 
Bonds DNFed and 
Tedesco struggled to 
a 14th-place finish. 

Bonds secured a 
championship бу 
going. 1-2 in the 250cc 
Modified Intermedi- 
ate class. His score 
edged out Wiscon- 
sin’s Chad Johnson, 
who posted a 4-1 
tally. Ulysses, Kansas, 
resident Metcalf 
rounded out the top 
three with a 3-4. 

Short brought 
home a title for him- 
self, winning the 
250cc Stock Interme- 
diate class with a per- 
fect 1-1 score. Johnson 
settled for second, fol- 
lowed by Bonds. 

In addition to 
Jesseman, Bess and Tedesco, KTM's 
Cole Seely was a double class winner, as 
well. Seely rocketed his pumpkin-col- 
ored pee-wee to class wins in 50cc (7-8) 
Modified and Super Pee Wee action. 
Seely outgunned the Cobras of Kenny 
Henry and Sean Hackley Jr. to take the 
Super Pee Wee title. Seely had more 
where that came from, again putting it 
to the Cobras in the 50cc (7-8) Modified 
class. Seely finished just ahead of Zach 
Osborne and Branden Miller. 








Osborne, a double class winner him- 
self, was not to be outdone by Seely. The 
Abingdon, Virginia, resident won titles 
in the 50сс (7-8) Stock and 60cc (6-8) 
Stock classes over some very stiff com- 
petition. On the 50, the Cobra-mounted 
Osborne outdueled Seely for the win, 
followed by Henry in third. On the 60, 
Osborne edged Joseph Marburger and 
the pride of Carver, Minnesota, Ryan 
Dungey. 

Another 60cc hotshot, Joshua Hill, 
was very impressive at Ponca. Hill was 
definitely in “the zone” as he laid waste 
to the 60cc (6-8) Modified class. Sweep- 
ing both motos, Hill had amassed a lead 
of five seconds over second place by the 
end of lap one. Hill cruised to the title 
ahead of Osborne and Chad Gores. 

Kyle Partridge won a title in the 80cc 
(0-11) Stock class, followed by Florida's 
Kyle Chisolm and Georgia's Andrew 
Matusek in second and third, respec- 
tively. 

Chisolm rebounded to take home a 
championship in 60cc (9-11) Modified 
action over California's Cas Swift and 
Utah's Beni Williams. 

Oklahoma's Chad Cook turned in 
consistent 2-2 finishes, giving him the 
overall in the 80cc(14-16) Stock class. 
The first moto winner, Team Green's 
Adam Mennenga, could only muster a 
fourth in moto two, good enough for 
second overall. Honda-mounted Colt 
Humphrey went 5-1 for third-place 
honors. 

Mennenga, from Moody, Texas, 
bounced back to win a title in 80cc (14- 
16) Modified action. This time, Mennen- 
ga left nothing to chance, posting perfect 
1-1 scores to take the victory over Blose 
and Humphrey. 

In the 125cc Stock and Modified 
Novice classes, Texan Justin Smith 
proved to be the one to beat. The 
Kawasaki rider swept all four motos, 
which is a good indication that he is 
ready to step up to the Intermediate 
wars in the near future. Yamaha-mount- 
ed Randy Norman equaled Smith's 
Novice-class heroics, winning titles in 
the 250cc Stock and Modified classes. 
Norman, from Livermore, California, 
also took home second-place honors in 
125cc Modified action. CN 


Ponca City MX 
Ponca City, Oklahoma 
Results: July 28-August 1, 1998 


50 STK (0-6): 1. Colton Dailey (Cob); 2. Michael Hall 
(Cob); 3. Michael McArthur (Cob); 4. Chaz Holladay 
(Cob); 5. Devin Burks (Cob). 

50 MOD (0-6): 1. Michael Hall (Cob); 2. Chaz 
Holladay (Cob); 3. Devin Burks (Cob); 4. Michael 
McArthur (Cob); 5. Forrest Lane (Cob). 

50 STK (7-8): 1. Zach Osborne (Cob); 2. Cole Seely 
(KTM); 3. Kenny Henry (Cob); 4. Mike Meade (Cob); 5. 
Trey Canard (Cob). 

50 MOD (7-8): 1. Cole Seely (KTM); 2. Zach 
Osborne (Cob); 3. Branden Miller (Cob); 4. Cameron 
Smith (Cob); 5. Bryce Terzian (KTM). 

S/P/W: 1. Cole Seely (KTM); 2. Kenny Henry (Cob); 
3. Sean Hackley Jr. (Cob); 4. Mike Meade (Cob); 5. Ricky 
Kenner (Lem). 

60 STK (6-8): 1. Zach Osborne (Kaw); 2. Joseph 
Marburger (Kaw); 3. Ryan Dungey (Kaw); 4. Mark 
Proscelle Jr. (Kaw); 5. Branden Miller (Kaw). 

60 MOD (6-8): 1. Joshua Hill (Kaw); 2. Zach 
Osborne (Kaw); 3. Chad Gores (Kaw); 4. Joseph 
Marburger (Kaw); 5. Ryan Dungey (Kaw). 

60 STK (9-11): 1. Grant Moreland (Kaw); 2. Robert 








Memoli (Kaw); 3. Beni Williams (Kaw); 4. Cas Swift 
(Kaw); 5. Justin Keeney (Kaw). 

60 MOD (9-11): 1. Kyle Chisolm (Kaw); 2. Cas Swift 
(Kaw); 3. Beni Williams (Kaw); 4. Robert Memoli (Kaw); 
5. Paul Pearcy (Kaw). 

80 STK (0-11): 1. Kyle Partridge (Suz); 2. Kyle 
Chisolm (Kaw); 3. Andrew Matusak (Suz); 4. Brandon 
Layton (Yam); 5. Jarred Browne (Suz). 

80 MOD (0-11): 1. Brandon Layton (Yam); 2. Kyle 
Chisolm (Kaw); 3. Jarred Browne (Suz); 4. Kyle 
Partridge (Suz); 5. Pablo Quintanilla (Kaw). 

80 STK BEG (12-16): 1. Robert Robinson (Yam); 2. 
Dustin Jones (Hon); 3. Andy Allison (Yam); 4. Jon-Paul 
Powell (Hon); 5. Kyle Coffman (Hon). 

80 STK (12-13): 1. Gene Stull (Suz); 2. Shane Bess 
(Suz); 3. Ben Townley (Кам); 4. Jinimy Nelson (Yam); 5. 
Michael Chiudioni (Yam). 

80 MOD (12-13): 1. Shane Bess (Suz); 2. Jimmy 
Nelson (Yam); 3. Gene Stull (Suz); 4. Ben Townley 
(Kaw); 5. Chris Phelan (Yam). 

80 STK (14-16): 1. Chad Cook (Yam); 2. Adam 
Mennenga (Kaw); 3. Colt Humphrey (Hon); 4. Billy 
Laninovich (Yam); 5. Troy Adams (Yam). 

80 MOD (14-16): 1. Adam Mennenga (Kaw); 2. 
Michael Blose (Yam); 3. Colt Humphrey (Hon); 4. Billy 
Laninovich (Yam); 5. Dusty Fountain (Suz). 





(Above) Mark 
Thompson (41) 
grabs the holeshot 
over Ivan Tedesco 
(8), Kevin Johnson 
(5), Bobby Bonds 
(129) and Aaron 
Baker (248) during 
125cc Stock 
Intermediate 
action. Tedesco 
won the moto and 
the class 
championship. 
(Left) Team 
Green's Travis 
Riley went 1-3 to 
earn a title in the 
250cc Stock Pro 
class. 

(Right) Perfect 
form led to perfect 
1-1 scores for 
Adam Mennenga 
in the 80cc (14-16) 
Modified class. 





S/MINI (0-16): 1. Shane Bess (Suz); 2. James 
Marshan (Kaw); 3. Michael Blose (Yam); 4. Chad Cook 
(Yam); 5. Brandon Beabout (Kaw). 

125 OPEN NON-PRO: 1. Ivan Tedesco (Yam); 2. 
Kevin Johnson (Yam); 3. Bobby Bonds (Yam); 4. 
Andrew Short (Kaw); 5. Chad Johnson (Kaw). 

125 STK BEG: 1. Trey Doughty (Kaw); 2. Sean 
Roberts (Yam); 3. Chris Crawford (Kaw); 4. Travis 
Alexander (Suz); 5. Cody Dunfee (Yam). 

125 MOD BEG: 1. Trey Doughty (Kaw); 2. Chris 
Crawford (Kaw); 3. Sean Roberts (Yam); 4. Travis 
Young (Kaw); 5. Chase Dunfee (Yam). 

125 STK NOV: 1. Justin Smith (Kaw); 2. Randy 
Norman (Yam); 3. Cody Beck (Yam); 4. Ty Conner 
(Kaw); 5. Ryan Metzler (Suz). 

125 MOD NOV: 1. Justin Smith (Kaw); 2. Randy 
Norman (Yam); 3. Levi Humphrey (Hon); 4. Ty Conner 
(Kaw); 5. Ryan Green (Yam). 

125 STK INT: 1. Ivan Tedesco (Yam); 2. Bobby 
Bonds (Yam); 3. Andrew Short (Kaw); 4. Michael Sleeter 
(Yam); 5. Kevin Johnson (Yam). 

125 MOD INT: 1. Kevin Johnson (Yam); 2. Nick 
Metcalf (Suz); 3. Andrew Short (Kaw); 4. Beau Boynton 
(Kaw); 5. Michael Sleeter (Yam). 

125 STK PRO: 1. Branden Jesseman (Suz); 2. Keith 





(Left) Kyle 
Partridge cruised 
to victory in the 
80cc (0-11) Stock 
class. 

(Right) Kyle 
Chisolm won the 
60cc (9-11) 
Modified class and 
took second in the 
80cc (0-11) Stock 
and Modified 
divisions. 











Johnson (Yam); 3. Donovan Mitchell (Yam); 4. Danny 
Carlson (Yam); 5. Travis Riley (Kaw). 

125 MOD PRO: 1. Donovan Mitchell (Yam); 2. 
Branden Jesseman (Suz); 3. Travis Hodges (Kaw); 4. 
Danny Carlson (Yam); 5. Paul Carpenter (Kaw). 

250 STK NOV: 1. Randy Norman (Yam); 2. Ty 
Conner (Kaw); 3. Chris Husack (Kaw); 4. M.J. Dodson 
(Yam); 5. Chris Reed (Kaw). | 

250 MOD NOV: 1. Randy Norman (Yam); 2. Ty 
Conner (Kaw); 3. Chris Husack (Kaw); 4. Ryan Metzler 
(Suz); 5. Dale Tinsley (Hon). 

250 STK INT: 1. Andrew Short (Kaw); 2. Chad 
Johnson (Kaw); 3. Bobby Bonds (Yam); 4. Dusty 
Emerson (Yam); 5. Nick Metcalf (Suz). 

250 MOD INT: 1. Bobby Bonds (Yam); 2. Chad 
Johnson (Kaw); 3. Nick Metcalf (Suz); 4. Beau Boynton 
(Kaw); 5. Ryan Wallace (Kaw). 

250 STK PRO: 1. Travis Riley (Kaw); 2. Danny 
Carlson (Yam); 3. Branden Jesseman (Suz); 4. Keith 
Johnson (Yam); 5. Cory Francis (Suz). 

250 MOD PRO: 1. Branden Jesseman (Suz); 2. 
Danny Carlson (Yam); 3. Jason Partridge (Suz); 4. Keith 
Johnson (Yam); 5. Travis Hodges (Kaw). 

30+ NON-PRO: 1. Monte Hill (Kaw); 2. Wendell 
Simmons (Yam); 3. Tracy Lubbering (Suz); 4. Chris 
Swift (Yam); 5. Larry Yeager (Yam). 





> August 19, 1998 HAD 








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By Henny Ray Abrams 
Photos by Gold & Goose 
and Eric Kolb 


еи 


е has been а part of motorcycle 
racing as long as we can remem- 
ber - the one with the handsome 
blond surfer looks, the tenacity of a bull- 
dog, and the heart of an ox. He did 
everything there was to do, then he did 
it again, and, for good measure, a third 
time. The standards that he set for dedi- 





cation - physically, mentally, and emo- 
tionally - are beyond the comprehension 
of all but a very few. He thought he 
could pass it on to the next generation, 
the right way to do it, the way that 
worked for him, but he can’t. And so he 
has decided to move on to the next 
phase of his life, a phase where he'll do 
something he hasn't done for as long as 
he can remember: He'll stay at home 
and try to lead a normal life. 

Life will never be normal for Wayne 








Rainey; it never was, it never could be. 
He suffered from that rare affliction 
known as perfection and it has haunted 
him all his waking days. Even when he 
reached the very pinnacle of racing, the 
500cc World Championship, he wasn't 
content. He had to win it again, and 
again, and again. And on the fourth 
attempt, he was trying so hard, and he 
was so wound up in the ultimate goal, 
so focused, that he made a mistake that 
would cost him the use of his legs. 


That would slow most of us down, 
and it slowed Rainey down, too, but not 
for long. The next logical step. was to 
pick himself up, dust himself off, and 
find a way to put his skills to use. It was 
inevitable that he would manage a team, 
which he did, but not with anywhere 
near the success he had on the track. 
There were many reasons - the travel, 
the hardship on his family, the lack of 
control; a result of no sponsorship. And 
then there were the riders, who Rainey 
discovered simply didn't get it. They 
didn't get the work, the sacrifice, and 
the total dedication to purpose. They'd 
gotten to where they were with, short- 
cuts, and they were young, and they 
didn't see why they couldn't keep doing 
it that way. But Rainey did, and it tore 
him up inside and now it's time to say 
good-bye. 

For someone who spent his whole 
life in motorcycle racing, Rainey is hav- 
ing a remarkably easy time leaving. One 
of the reasons is that family comes first. 
His son Rex is growing up quickly and 
he wants his son to have the stability 
that he never chose. 

"Rex is going to start school, and, 
when I'm home, I really have to think 
what a good reason is to try to get 
pumped up to leave," Rainey said 
recently during an interview in his 
mobile office at the British Grand Prix. 
"My home's in California, and to run 
the team properly you should really 
base everything out of one office in 
Europe. The way I’ve done it in the past 
has worked well, but I know to go one - 
better l'd have to base everything in 
Europe - and I’m not willing to live in 
Europe. | 

“I think Rex, all his life, has woken 
up in rental cars, hotel rooms and air- 
planes, and for a kid, that's normal. He 
could adjust to that, no problem. That's 
normal for Rex. He didn't know any- 
thing and that was fine. I know when he 
starts school I’m going to want him to 
be real stable so he can learn well. Being 
in Monterey, where his school is, and 
where my home is - that's my base. It 
wasn't a hard decision. I’ve been think- 
ing about that for a couple of years. Shae 
(Rainey's wife) and I have been talking 
about it, about stopping. It was just 
never really right for me and for all my 
situations. The last couple of years I 
wasn't real pumped up about the whole 
setup that I was putting myself 
through." 

What he was putting himself through 
was a physical regimen that would 
never be prescribed for someone adjust- 
ing to life in a wheelchair. There was 
virtually no break. His career-ending 
accident happened in August of 1993, 
and he was managing a 250cc team the 
following season. It was thought, at the 
time, that it would be good therapy. But 
the demands on his body, his time, his 
family, were something which he never 
got over. 

"Yeah, I'm glad I did it, but you're 
also wondering, as you do with a lot of 
decisions in life, What if?” Rainey said. 
"What if I hadn't come back so soon? 
Would I feel a lot better than I do now as 
far as where my rehabilitation has gone? 
Looking back, it was an easy thought for 
me just to say, ‘It would have been a lot 
better physically, I could've learned a lot 
more about my body in one year of just 
staying home and not making any com- 
mitments.” When I came to the team, it 
was kind of a way to avoid the situation 
that I was in at the time. In that regard, it 
helped me." 

But what managing a team could 
never do was replace racing. Watching 
Mick Doohan during the final minutes 











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of qualifying for the British Grand Prix, 
he leaned over to a friend and said, 
“This is the part I still miss." What he 
misses is getting the very most out of 
the bike, trying to be the best on that 
day, at that track. There were times, 
when he first returned to the track, that 
he would watch the riders doing what 
he used to do, only not as well, and 
break down in tears. 

"I think I’ve always thought of 
myself as more of a rider than as a team 
manager,” Rainey said. “As far as work- 
ing with my guys and working with 
Yamaha, that was always pretty easy. 
And working with sponsors and stuff. | 
still had that inner struggle about what I 
thought was right to run the bikes. So, 
after the injury, I had my riders and I 
was trying to help show them how I did 
it, and there were a lot of walls being 
put up. And for me, that was something 
new that Га never experienced before. I 
just thought it would be pretty easy to 
pass on my knowledge. As I found out, 
it's just about impossible." 

Rainey felt the riders understood, but 
the way that they'd come into racing 


was quite a bit different than how he 


had come. Rainey had come up through 
the dirt tracks, picked up road racing, 
won an AMA Superbike title on the 
Muzzy Kawasaki in 1983, then had the 
team fall out from under him. The next 
year he was in Europe racing for Kenny 
Roberts on a Yamaha 250 and strug- 
gling. It was a valuable lesson, and he 
took it back to the United States, where 
he won another AMA Superbike title in 
1987 before heading back to Europe. 
Even then, he didn't win the first of his 
three consecutive 500cc titles until 1990. 
"I wasn't a World Champion until I 
was 30," Rainey said. "And now you've 
got guys 18, 19 years old that the world 
watches every move they make. So I 
think they get a little disillusioned about 
what they think is putting in a good 
effort compared to what I think. My 
way, to me, as I realized later, was a lot 
of work. And never being happy with 
even a little bit of success just was never 
enough. And I'm not sure all these 
young guys coming into the sport have 
had the opportunity before they got 
here just to figure out what it takes to be 
good. Because when you get here, and 
you've got new tires on your bike and 
new parts and you've got trainers, and 
you've got press pe ople and hospitality 
and people are giving you stuff. I think 
you're 19, 20, 21 years old, you think, 
‘Oh, this isn't so bad.’ I think that's 
what wrong with the sport. It's not just 
Grands Prix. I think it's superbikes and 
it'S motocross. It's just that the world 
has opened up. I think, overall, Grand 
Prix racing is huge throughout the 
world. And, now, even in American 
Superbike there are a lot of rides avail- 











Retiring, but not 
slowing down: Wayne 
Rainey may be hanging 
up his duties as team 
owner, but he definitely 
won't be idle in his 
retirement. The three- 
time 500cc World 
Champion is quickly 
getting up to speed in a 
go-kart, and he may 
end up racing cars in 
the near future. 


able - but there's not a lot of riders. A lot 
of the guys who get put on there don't 
have much experience, and they're 
young. I think they lose sight of what 
the real program is. It's going to be 
interesting to see what these young guys 
do when they're 28, 29. They might even 
be burned out by then." 

The one rider Rainey holds in high 
esteem is Mick Doohan, though he's 
somewhat ambivalent. He doesn't 
believe that Doohan's reign has neces- 
sarily been good for the sport and he 
was especially stung by criticism 
Doohan made of both Rainey and Kevin 
Schwantz - about how tough they'd find 
it these days. 

“1 think the one good thing about 
having Mick around is, I can still see one 
guy that's doing a lot similar to what I 
did," Rainey said. "And he's the only 
guy I see in any class anywhere. He goes 
out and he tries hard and he's riding a 
bike that I understand very well - and 
he's never happy with the result. І was 
talking to him yesterday and I asked, 
"Why were you doing 2:04s at Assen?’ 
He said, ‘You know, Wayne, these guys 
only go as fast as | want.’ I can’t imag- 
ine. In the old days with Schwantz and 
(Eddie) Lawson and (Wayne) Gardner - 
he would’ve been passed. What Mick is 
having to do now, he never would’ve 
done that with us. And now I feel this 
frustration with Mick because these 
guys are not racing him, they’re just fol- 
lowing him around.” 

To beat Doohan, you to have to beat 
him at his own game, and no one has 
figured that out - with the exception of 
Team Kanemoto Honda’s Max Biaggi at 
the season-opening race at Suzuka. 
Biaggi went out and kept on going. 

















Long before Doohan had any problems, 


Biaggi's plan was to get away and make 
Doohan race him. It has been the most 
dominant performance of the year, 
rivaled only by Red Bull Yamaha WCM 
Simon Crafar's win at Donington Park. 

"You look at Mick his rookie year, 
and then you look at some of these guys 
their rookie years, like Biaggi,” Rainey 
said. “I mean this guy (Biaggi) has six or 
seven races and he’s right on Mick. But 
these guys aren't taking the race to him. 
These guys - Mick’s got them psyched 
out. He’s out there every time, every 
qualifying session, every test session, 
every warmup, every race - he is going 
maximum. And there are a lot of times 
when he'll have a second and a half on 
these guys. I’m sure he's just going, 
"What are these guys doing?'" 

It was his inability to instill that 
mindset into his riders that so frustrated 
Rainey 

“1 think what they think is, "We're 
not Wayne Rainey, we're not Mick 
Doohan,’” Rainey said. "And Luca 
(Cadalora) said it before, ‘I’m not 
Wayne Rainey, so don't expect Wayne 
Rainey-type things. You look at when 
Mick and I and Kevin were rookies, we 
were not always up there. And it seems 
that now- the rookies are real close 
because there's only one guy. And in the 
old days there were four or five." 

Quick success is what spoiled many 
of today's riders, Rainey believes. He's 
had a number of young riders - Loris 
Capirossi, Norick Abe, Tetsuya Harada 
and now Jean-Michel Bayle - and none 
have been as consistent as they should 
be. 

"You look at (Anthony) Gobert and 
(Scott) Russell and Capirossi, a lot of 





these guys - maybe not Russell so much, 
but Gobert especially," Rainey said. "He 
came in and just started winning the 
World Superbike, and World Superbike 
racing is in front of the world. I tend to 
think you get a little bit of success and 
you think you've got it made, and really 
it's never good enough. But I think they 
think it is." 

Capirossi was to be the grand experi- 
ment, the first rider Rainey truly took 
under his wing, bringing him out to Cal- 
ifornia to learn the method. When the 
season started, the team floated on a 
cloud of optimism and camaraderie. By 
the time it ended, it had devolved into 
recrimination and finger-pointing. 

"] just think it was frustration on his 





side, frustration on my side," Rainey 
admits. “I probably overdid it a bit by 
really wanting him to do well. I thought 
that we could do this. And I thought 
that he wanted it, and I thought he 
understood. In the end he didn't really 
want to do it that way - living in Califor- 
nia and training in- California. Just get- 
ting away from family and friends and 
just concentrating on racing was asking 
too much. When I go to Italy, and you 
see the popularity that he has, it's like, 
'How much more do you need when 
you've already got that and you're not 
that successful?’ You look at these Ital- 
ians and Spaniards and there's 10 or 15 
guys, and they get questioned every 
time they get off the bike - so you've got 
to say something. Instead of blaming 
yourself, it's like, ‘I don't have that bike, 
I don't have those tires.' I just think it's 
difficult right now." 

Rainey knows it and Doohan knows 
it, and Rainey tried signing Doohan 
each of the past two years. This past off- 
season he felt particularly used when 
Doohan signed again with Honda, and 
protracted positive negotiations with 
Yamaha. They would have made a for- 
midable team; especially considering 
how refined the Yamaha YZR500 has 
become. As it is, he has to admire 
Doohan from afar, admire how he uses 
the mental aspect of racing to stay at the 
top. 

"He's come up with his scenario that 
he feels he needs to tell these guys that 
you're not ready yet," Rainey explained. 
"There's nothing wrong with that. Just 
like him saying that Biaggi got in there a 
little hot (in the first turn at the French 
Grand Prix), and (Simon) Crafar took 
out Mick. I'm a racer, I saw what hap- 









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pened. I saw Max got in there too hot, 
and he bounced off Doohan and 
Doohan hit Crafar. But Mick, he sees it, 
he wants to make it his advantage. He 
wants to make these other guys think 
that it’s their fault. When he really sees 
Max coming, he doesn’t really want to 
challenge Max on it. And if you read 
Max’s press release, he says he got in 
there too hot and he hit somebody - he 
didn’t know who it was. I think that’s 
the reason why Mick is World Champi- 
on - he takes all these situations and he 
makes them a big point in his head, and 
the only guy he has to convince is him- 
self. In the old days that wouldn’t have 
happened because there were too many 
guys that were also on pace, and that 
were doing their own thing. And then 
you had Yamaha and Suzuki, so you 
weren't ever really sure what everybody 
else was doing. Mick’s in a good situa- 
tion because the only guys he’s got to 
beat are all on Hondas. That was a situa- 
tion that we talked about. I wanted 
Schwantz and Doohan on my bike. I 
wanted to race them on my stuff, and 
Mick has that now.” 

At that point in the interview, Rainey 
excused himself and returned with a 
stack of computer printouts. 

“I want to show you guys some- 
thing,” he said, producing a collection of 
data gathered by his crew chief, Mike 
Sinclair. "I said, "Hey, Mike, when Mick 
says that Kevin and I would have a dif- 
ficult time winning, I said, “Why don't 
you go back from 1990, pull up all the 
races and give me all the qualifying 
times, all the practice-lap times, and all 
the race average times.' And he did that 
from 1990 through to '98. It'S amazing. 
What we came up with is that most of 
the races are like .3 of a kph quicker in 
overall time in speed than it was in 
1990. Some races are only 1 k (faster). 
The biggest jump that we've had since 
1990 is Max (Biaggi) at Suzuka. But you 
look here at Assen, the qualifying time 
in 1990 was 2:03.2 and the race (fastest 
lap) was 2:03.4, and the average speed 
was almost 175 ks. And then you look at 
Assen in '96 and the qualifying time was 
2:02.6, which is one second, the fastest 
lap was 2:02.7 and the race average 
174.9 - the same exact speed. And, you 


know, the lap record is still from "91 аё: 


Assen. Look at Brno. We qualified there 
at a 2:02.7 in 1990, yet race average was 
155. In ‘96, the race was 2:02.8 and the 
average speed in 1990 is 155.5 and in '96 
it was 1:56.2. But that's at a lot of these 
circuits." 

The point was made to refute 
Doohan's notion that Rainey would 
have a hard time competing these days. 
Doohan hadn't yet seen it. Rainey want- 
ed to present it to him in person. 

"It just shows you that Mick's not 
being pushed constantly and that's why 
he's got to come up with all these sce- 
narios to have fun doing it," Rainey 
said. "He's got to have these little pri- 
vate battles." 

“Why did he pick one with you?" 
Rainey was asked. 

"| thought it was a bit of a low 
blow,” he said. "I can't go out there and 
back it up. Saying, "Well, Mick, remem- 
ber if I got back out on the bike, I think I 
could be running with you.' So the only 
recourse I had was this. That you 
(Doohan) weren't going any faster now 
than you did then. Except then there 
were four or five guys. Now there's just 
you. I told you before that when your 
rivals are Alex Criville, and he goes real- 
ly well in Spain and then you get him 
out of Spain and he's fourth and fifth, 
that's not really a true rival. A true rival 
is second or third each time and very 
close to a win. I’m not badmouthing 
Mick, I'm just letting him know that the 
competitors he's racing against aren't 
the same as when he raced against us - 
and the lap times, going back over it, 
prove all that. I think if Schwantz, Gard- 
ner, Lawson, the guys that were on the 
same level - I think the lap times would 
be a lot quicker now. Because I know 
the bike is and I know the tires are. But, 
just like I say, if you can run 2:04s and 
everybody follows you, it's got to be 
frustrating for him." 

One of the biggest problems with 
running the team was money. Rainey 
was never able to find any, so Yamaha 
paid all the bills and held all the 
power. He was in the not-so-enviable 
position of being a well-paid figure- 
head on a team without backing, a 
mostly unprecedented situation in rac- 
ing. Because of the premium they paid 


-for the name, and the lack of sponsor- 


ship which came with it, some at 
Yamaha have said privately that his 
departure will help the team - if only 
financially. Trading on Norick Abe's 
heritage, Rainey said he'd negotiated 
with an Asian telecommunications 
firm for this year, but ultimately it fell 
through. 

"In the end, we were never really 
close to signing," Rainey said. "We got 
to the discussions. That wasn't the only 
company. We were looking at a few 
other ones that were interested - but the 
type of money we were looking for, they 
kind of backed down. When you're used 
to having Phillip Morris numbers, that 
kind scares a lot of people away." 

In order to attract the millions you 
need to get the best riders and run a suc- 
cessful 500cc team, Rainey said you had 
to have results and a big name on the 
team. 

"The sport's got to be healthy," 
Rainey said. "I think the last couple of 
years the sport's been dominated by 
Mick (Doohan) and I think that's been a 
big problem. There hasn't been a lot of 
interest up until this year. I think if you 
just look at the world economy every- 
where, it's tough. We were looking in 
Asia for sponsorship and went down 
the road with that for a while last year, 
and things that looked promising kind 
of fell through with all the crisis that's 
going on over there." 

Sponsorship wasn't the main reason 
that Rainey retired from racing, nor was 
the lack of success, "because if Bayle 
and Abe would've been winning every 
race this year, and we had a fully fund- 
ed team - it still wasn't enough to keep 
me here," he said. "It would've been 
easier to leave then. I think the decisions 
for leaving now are still very positive, 
because of the way the team structure is 
now, from the management all the way 
down to hospitality. I’m happy with 
everything and Yamaha is, especially 
the fact that the bike is good this year. 
That's going to help, I think, for spon- 
sorship, also this year for next year." 

He came to the decision last winter, 
in November of 1997. The team had 
grown since he took over. Jean-Michel 
Bayle was signed (little did he know 
how much he'd struggle to recover from 


„a preseason testing accident), and 


Instead of flying around the 
world attending Grands Prix, 
Rainey will now have the 
opportunity to become a 
"normal guy." And that 
means spending time on the 
lake in his new boat. 


Rainey had been reunited with Mick! 
Sinclair, the crew chief who helped hime 
to his three titles. Geoff Crust ("Crusty 
to Rainey and the team) had segued - 
from being crew chief to de facto team | | 
manager, a job in which he'll continue 
The bike is the best it has ever been, i 
point of which Rainey is especially 
proud. So now it’s time to leave. E 
“Next year I’m making no commit- 
ments to anything,” Rainey said. “I just. 
want to see what happens." 

What he plans to do is race the goz 
kart that his friend Eddie Lawson built 
for him. He's already exceeded hi$. 
expectations in the kart, winning a Tace 
and finishing second to Lawson. | 

“That was а big surprise to me, 
because when I took the helmet off after 
Misano (following his crash), I thought 
those days were gone," he admits. “And _ 
this go-kart's been good for me beca к? 
I’ve actually been able to go out there: 
and challenge myself, and not feel iat 
have any disadvantage." 

It hasn't been easy, and there are 
times when he realizes what's missing. + ni 

"You still need the balance," he said. 
"You still need your stomach and your: 
legs, but I just adjusted to it. Usually, 
when your go-kart wants to move or 
spin on the track, you always feel it in 
your butt. Now, when it moves, I feel it 
in my arms. You just adapt to it.” 

He doesn't know how far he can take : 
it, but he's already talking about moving 
up to a Dodge Neon production racing 
seriés. 

"That, to me, would be fun,” Raine $ 
said. “For me to go find things like th 
you've got to stay home. You've got t 
be a part of it at home and not make ap 
commitments.” 

It had begun as recreation, but it 
didn’t stay that way for long - it 
couldn’t, this being Wayne Rainey. 

“Yeah, it's recreational until I see” 
how slow I’m going on my lap times, 
and then I try to gas it up,” he за 
“When I'm out there, I've got my гасё 
face on. I'm looking for the lap times? 
but I’m not really interested in changing) 
the car all around because I really don’t 
know what to do there yet - that’ 5 why 
I'm taking Geoff (Crust) with me." 

One last question: What are you. 
going to miss about Grand Prix racing? Е. 

“I’m going to miss my guys, I'm: 
going to miss Yamaha," Rainey said 
"I'm going to miss just being a part of it. 
It'S been my life. I really don't know, 
how much I'm going to miss it until: 
when it's all done, probably, at thé? 
beginning of next year. I think Ша 
probably when I'll miss it the most. But 
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By Chris Jonnum 
Photos by Jerry Jonnum 


hank God for Yamaha’s YZ 
and WR400s. 

= Actually, don’t bother: The Old 
Guy’s probably occupied fielding thank- 
you messages from motorcycle-after- 
market-company bosses, most of whom 
stop breathing hallelujahs only long 
enough to tabulate the revenues from 
their latest hop-up part for the impres- 
sive four-stroke. As well they should. 

“There really haven’t been any 
brand-new models in years, so it’s not 
exactly a surprise that the 400 is so pop- 
ular,” says Acerbis’ Bill Berroth, adding 
that his company’s products specifically 
for the 400 are as much in demand as 
are those which fit the two-stroke 
YZ125, YZ250 and WR250. Never before 
has one model (okay, technically two) so 
completely taken over the dirt-bike 
industry. 

That fact was made clear to me as I 
poured over the past year’s worth of 
motorcycle magazines upon returning 
temporarily from a stint living in Mexi- 
co. From the press the Yamaha thumper 
is getting, you'd think it was the only 
motorcycle being built these days. Come 
to think of it, there are probably a few 
editors uttering prayers of appreciation 
as well. What's especially impressive is 














that this bike - a lowly four-stroke, mind 


you - is achieving success in so many 
different arenas. While Doug Henry, 
Andrea Bartolini and Peter Johansson 
collect wins at the top rungs of super- 
cross and motocross, Ty Davis, Randy 
Hawkins, Kevin Hines and Donnie Book 
run at the front in elite-level desert 
races, enduros and hare scrambles. But 
with all its conquering of two-strokes, it 
seems Yamaha's lauded four-honey has 
overlooked the one area where you'd 
especially expect a thumper to concen- 
trate: dual sport. Worry not. 

Just because Yamaha is content if the 
400's tires never touch pavement, that 
doesn't mean the lauded bike is con- 
demned to a life of pure dirt. As they're 
wont to do, the aftermarket companies 
have enthusiastically filled the void, giv- 
ing them yet another reason to thank 
their deity of choice. 

As race-oriented as it is, the WR400 is 
actually a surprisingly good base from 
which to begin a dual-sport conversion. 
Stock, the bike already has many of the 
components required by most states for 
highway legality. Of course, California 
isn't most states, and there the WR isn't 
even legal for off-road; in fact, Yamaha 
doesn't.sell it in California this year. (It 
doesn't plan to in ‘99, either, though that 
could change if the emissions standards 
are repealed on September 2.) 








Why not? Although the motorcy 
meets all of the requirements laid out by 
the EPA, its dearth of emissions-control 
devices prevents it from passing muster 
with the Air Resources Board. Since 
new, stricter guidelines prevent such a 
machine from being sold with a green 
sticker, Yamaha opted not to ship the 
blue strokers to the Golden State. Does 
that mean it's impossible to own a 
Yamaha WR400 with a California green 
sticker? Not necessarily; the Air 
Resources Board and the department of 
motor vehicles are not one and the 
same, and I've heard of Californians 
who bought WRs out of state and pro- 
cured the coveted adhesive at their local 
DMV. And since street-legal conversions 
are subject to more-lax guidelines than 
vehicles which are sold for highway use, 
achieving legality shouldn’t be much 
harder with such a bike than it would be 
in the other 49 states. 

Another option is to start with a 
YZA00 (which is available in California), 
acquire a green stickie from the DMV, 
and then install an external stator 
assembly to allow the addition of street- 
legal lighting (Baja Designs sells such a 
stator for $489). 

My riding buddies and I are devoted 
adherents to the dirt-oriented dual-sport 
creed, and have for years thumbed our 
collective nose at the host of dual-sport- 





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A day in th 'garage is about all 
it takes to convert the Yamaha 
WR4O00F into the ultimate dual- WE 
sport bike, thanks to the Baja Designs 
dual-sport conversion kit. 


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ready (but hefty, gutless and softly sus- 
pended) mounts offered by the manu- 
facturers. Instead, we've opted to start 
with dirt-only thumpers and convert 
them to street legality. This practice has 
become significantly easier since Baja 
Designs appeared six years ago with its 
dual-sport-conversion kits, which are 
more sanitary, more (i.e., completely) 
legal and simpler to install than our typ- 
ical home-made concoctions. 

Baja Designs’ basic WR400 kit 
includes a license-plate light and holder; 
turn signals; a rear-brake-light switch; a 
voltage rectifier; a battery; a field-effects 
transistor; a horn; a halogen headlight 
bulb; a wiring harness; a handlebar 
switch; and a power switch. This should 
be plenty for most folks, but residents of 
more-strict states should opt for Baja 
Designs’ pricier kit, which includes a 
Department of Transportation-approved 
Acerbis HP headlight and drop-down 
taillight. 

Installation of the kit is rather 
involved, but the excellent, detailed 
instructions make it fairly straightfor- 












ward (see “The Trip to Lighting Fantas- 
tic” sidebar). Baja Designs’ Alan Roach 
is a mechanical engineer with a minor in 
electrical engineering, but unlike many 
tech-heads, he also has a firm grasp on 
the English language. 

By far the most difficult step is con- 
verting the stator from AC to DC, so 
that the chassis can be used as ground 
and the battery can run the lights while 
the engine is off. This process entails 


pulling the flywheel and cutting and re- 


soldering a wire on the stator plate, and, 
while I’m about the furthest thing from 
what you'd call a “sparky” (few English 
majors are), closely following the 
instructions got me through the process 
unscathed (though I appreciated having 
my engineer-dad lending a hand). If 
you're still daunted (and don't have a 
techy family member), Baja Designs will 
perform the mod for a mere 15 bones. 

Attention to detail is first-rate, thanks 
to touches such as longer wiring on the 
right rear blinker (which is further from 
the harness), a slippery Teflon coating 
on the stator lead (so it slides easily into 
the stock sheathing) and a high-beam 
indicator built into the power switch. 
The kit even provides rare tools such as 
а flywheel puller and torx wrench, so 
unplanned trips to the hardware store 
can be avoided. Including time to shoot 
photos, installation took my dad and I 
(both perfectionists) about five hours; 
those less anal could probably cut two 
hours off that figure. 

With the kit in place, your bike is 

assured of meeting the lighting require- 

ments anywhere in the U.S. of A. 
(Remember that the DOT-approved 
option is necessary in some places.) This 
does not mean that your work is over 
following installation of the kit, as most 
states have a few additional (non-light- 
ing) regulations. Said regulations vary 
little from state to state, and Baja Designs 
has lists of requirements for most states 
(provided with the kit). As an example, 
California Highway Patrol requires a 
left-side rear-view mirror (Acerbis 
makes an inconspicuous unit that folds 
out of the way when not in use) and 
DOT-approved tires (several tire manu- 
facturers sell DOT knobbies that perform 
just as well as non-legal rubber), in addi- 
tion to various regulations regarding 
fenders, handlebars, etc. (all of which the 
WR meets in stock form). 

It is important to note that there are 
a very few states out there that will sim- 
ply not grant street legality if the words 
"Off-Highway Vehicle" appear on the 
title - no matter how many hoops you 
jump through in an effort to appease 
them. Florida, Wisconsin and Rhode 
Island are known for being particularly 
hard-nosed. Even elsewhere, the 
process for obtaining a license plate 
varies from state to state. Again, Baja 
Designs knows the process for most 
states, and outlines it with the kit. In 
California, a dealer must sign a state- 
ment of fact that the lighting is legal, 
and the bike owner must sign a state- 

„ment of fact that his or her motorcycle 

complies with all of the CHP's require- 
ments. These forms (provided with the 
kit) are then toted along with the pink 
slip to the DMV, where Baja Designs 
recommends you request a dual regis- 
tration. Not only does this make the 
paperwork easier for the bureaucrats to 
process, but it allows you to retain your 
green stickie (and thus support off- 
roading). 

Not every mod in this project was 
aimed at appeasing government officials. 
For example, although FMF's MegaMax 
II exhaust system has a U.S. Forest Ser- 
vice-approved spark arrestor, its inclu- 


sion was motivated more by versatility 
and power enhancement than by red 
tape. Because of its disc system, the pipe 
can be tuned depending upon whether 
your priority for the day is power or 
stealth. FMF also provided its alloy Moto 
HF (high-flow) header, which is ceramic- 
coated to better disperse heat. 

An alloy FMF 909 Team-bend bar 
was bolted on to open up the cockpit. 
The alloy bar is heat-treated and has less 
pullback than stock, while its standard 
diameter allows the stock tripleclamp to 
be retained. Also, its (detachable) cross- 
bar provides a perch for a CountDown 
rollchart holder (requisite for organized 
dual-sport rides) and a CycoActive 
BarPack map holder. Finally, a pair of 
Acerbis' streamlined MX handguards 
were installed. 

With a retail price of $5899, the 
WR400 is already an expensive motorcy- 
cle, so it was not the goal of this project 
to see with how many pricey parts the 
bike could be adorned. For example, the 
stock, 3.1-gallon fuel tank was retained, 
although Clarke and IMS both sell 
slightly larger cells that still allow the 
rider to slide further forward (both 
aftermarket tanks require a YZ seat). 


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Besides, the WR already comes with 
such dual-sport necessities as an O-ring 
chain, steel rear.sprocket, resettable 
odometer, sidestand, skidplate and 
wide-ratio transmission. If you've got 
extra money and want to spend it, a trip 
through the back pages of this publica- 
tion will turn up any number of prod- 
ucts aimed at improving the perfor- 
mance of your Yamaha 400. 


WAY-RAD WR? 


This is the part where one talks about 
the enhanced prowess of the project 
bike in questiorr, but it's ironic that the 
most important component of this 
undertaking - the Baja Designs dual- 
sport kit - had no effect whatsoever on 
the Yamaha WR400's performance. 
Even more ironic is that this fact is a 
good thing. Why? Because simply 
retaining the performance of a pure-dirt 
motorcycle is something motorcycle 
manufacturers have been unable to do 
when building dual-sport bikes. Oh, 
there have been a few that came close 
(KTM, ATK and Husaberg come to 
mind), but all were encumbered by reg- 
ulations that are stricter for stock street- 
ready machines than they are for bikes 





Our project bike was complete just in time 
to participate in an organized dual- 
sporting event at Mammoth Lakes, 
California. 





converted to legality (is that Mr. Roach I 
hear praying thanks?) 

Technically, it's true that the kit adds 
a bit of weight to the bike (about seven 
pounds), but the poundage is not notice- 
able when you're riding. Neither are the 
added components a hindrance in terms 
of rider comfort, as you'll be able to 
move around on the bike just as you do 
without the kit installed. And finally, 
the parts are durable; despite whacking 
the WR against trees, bushes and rocks 
(and yes, even crashing it), I haven't 
been able to damage the blinkers or any- 
thing else. Everything has functióned 
perfectly since it was installed (though 
the kit includes a comprehensive trou- 
ble-shooting guide), and my dad's 
XR600 kit has been running strong for a 
couple of years. What's more, the clean 
installation means you may well forget 
the damned thing's even there. 

Such forgetfulness does have its dis- 
advantages: It took me quite a while to 


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Meeting your state’s lighting requirements is the 
hardest part of any dual-sport conversion, and this is 
what Baja Designs’ kit is designed to do. Said require- 
ments vary from state to state, though not by much. Cali- 
fornia demands a headlight with high and low beams; a 
high-beam indicator; a taillight; a brakelight; a license- 
plate light; turn indicators; a license-plate illuminator; a 
horn; and a battery that is charged by the engine and can 
operate the taillight for at least 15 minutes with the 
motor off. Following are the steps to achieving street- 
legal lighting with the Baja Designs dual-sport kit. 


LICENSE-PLATE LIGHT AND HOLDER 


The stock fender doesn't provide a location to mount 
the license plate, so this sano aluminum bracket fills the 
void. It also includes a license-plate light with wiring. 


TURN INDICATORS 





Fort turn signals are ‚ provided, along with mounting 
brackets for the front units and instructions for where on 
the rear fender to attach the rear indicators. The signals 
are activated via a handlebar-mounted switch, and the 
flasher unit zip-ties behind the headlight coming. 


BRAKE-LIGHT SWITCH 


A special switch replaces the banjo bolt on the master 
cuir for the hydraulic rear brake, allowing the brake 
light to illuminate when the rear-brake pedal is 
depressed. The swap necessitates bleeding the air out of 
the brake line afterwards, but Baja Designs includes a 

‘ bleed hose runs dte: inctrüctions. 


BATTERY AND VOLTAGE RECTIFIER/REGULATOR 





In order for the lights to operate without the engine 
running, a battery is required. The kit inclüdes a battery 
and bracket, which bolts to the inside of the airbox. Also 
mounted in the airbox is the replacement voltage regula- 
tor, which rectifies the current from AC to DC. The kit 
includes a template for drilling the bolt holes in the airbox. 


FET 


A field effect transistor is provided to decrease the 
drain on your battery when the engine is stalled but the 
ignition is on. This small black box is attached to the top 
bolt of the stock ignition coil, and a longer Allen screw is 
included. 


HORN 





Those performing home-made dual-sport conversions 
often satisfy the horn requirement with a simple bicycle 
squeeze horn, but Baja Designs uses a cool electrical 
horn, which mounts behind the headlight cowling. 


HANDLEBAR SWITCH 


In order to honk the horn, actuate the turn signals and 
switch between high and low headlight beam, a handle- 
bar switch is mounted in place of the stock kill button on 
the left side of the handlebar. 












Since your lights will function without the motor run- à 
ning, a power switch is required to turn off the Je | 





The toggle switch, which mounts on the left 
clamp, must be on for the bike to start. A на 
on the switch serves as а high-beam indicator. 


` HEADLIGHT BULB ` 


For most states, replacing the stock bulb with û a h i E | 
gen unit is sufficient. Baja Designs offers an option ‹ of a | 
DOT-approved Acerbis headlight for stricter locales. | 


WIRING HARNESS 


Each of these new electrical devices obviously. | 
requires an electrical current, which is why an adapter 
harness is provided. The instructions explain exactly 
where each of the wires must connect. 








STATOR quio я de TION 





Converting the stator from AC to DC allows the chas- 
sis to be used as ground, and the lights to be operated by 
the battery while the engine is off. This is the most com- 
plex step in the conversion, and Baja Designs can per- 
form it for $15 if you prefer. Otherwise, you'll. need to 
pull the flywheel and remove the stator plate, then snip a 
copper wire and solder the lead to another wire included 
in the kit. Also provided are a flywheel puller and torx 


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get used to having a power switch on 
such a dirt-oriented bike, and Га peri- 
odically thrash fruitlessly away at the 
kickstart lever before finally remember- 
ing that I was on dual-sporter and flick- 
ing the toggle. Another drawback is the 
aluminum license-plate bracket, which, 
although light, has enough mass that the 
rear fender wiggles back and forth more 
than it does unladen (though there's still 
plenty of vertical integrity). The only 
other time you'll notice the kit? When 
you're sitting at an intersection and the 
fuzz rolls by. Following that initial jolt 
of fear that comes with having a guilty 
conscience, you'll realize that you're 
completely and legitimately within the 
realms of the law, and the shame will be 
replaced by a sensation of revenge 
(assuming you don't happen to be doing 
a burnout at the time). 

Said assumption may not be safe to 
make if you - like me - install an FMF 
exhaust system, which makes resisting 
such stunts nearly impossible. Whereas 
the conversion kit just retains out-of-the- 
crate performance, the replacement pipe 
and header steps it up a notch with a 
noticeable increase in power. Prior to 
this project; Cycle News had been experi- 
menting with FMF's Power Core IV 
exhaust, but I prefer the versatility of 
the MegaMax II. The former unit has a 
screen-type spark arrestor and offers 
enough hit for just about anyone, but at 
the price of an annoying bark. I ran the 
minimum nine discs in the MegaMax 





and still felt power delivery was ideal 
for dual-sport or even enduro. And if 
you want to moto or hound hares, you 
can add discs or even delete the spark- 
arrestor cap where allowed. To be hon- 
est, l'd prefer that the MegaMax were 
quieter still, and if you're really con- 
cerned about the decibel level, you can 
retain the stock pipe and either utilize 
the provided baffle (super-quiet, super- 
restrictive), or yank the baffle and use a 
Thumper Racing droop-snoot baffle 
(pretty quiet, not so restrictive). 

But even if you retain the stock pipe, 
consider the HF header. The aluminum 
tube not only looks cool (especially with 
the nickel plating of the FMF pipe), but 
tucks in better than stock and allows 
easier access to the mounting flange. 
And supposedly, its ceramic coating 
aids in exhaust scavenging. On the 
downside, the lack of a heat guard 
resulted in a pair of slightly melted rid- 
ing pants. 

The 909 handlebar stands up well to 
abuse, but more importantly, it relieves 
some of the cramped feeling noticeable 
with the stock, steel unit. Still, Га have 
liked to be able to get more of my 
weight over the front wheel, and I often 
found myself wishing I'd gone with an 
aftermarket tank and YZ seat. Part of 
my testing took place in the CountDown 
Mammoth 250 in central California, 
where I spent a lot of time chasing the 
400's front end in the silty pumice for 
which the Mammoth Lakes area is 





wrench. 


famous. If I had enough money, I'd use 
the different tank-seat combo to get my 
butt further forward, then add the 909 
bar and a Pro-Tec or Applied Racing 
tripleclamp to once again open up the 
cockpit (the aftermarket clamps move 
the bar further forward). 

Although the CycoActive map hold- 
er isn't really necessary on organized 
dual-sport rides, it is nice to have for real 
dual sport (exploring unfamiliar terrain 
on your own or with a pal). Its small 5 x 
9-inch window allows easy observation 
of a map of the immediate area, while a 
fold-open 11 x 17-inch window can dis- 
play a more comprehensive map. And 
there's a zippered compartment for 
holding money, ID or whatever. The 
holder does sometimes interfere with 
my lanky right leg during starting of the 
bike, but qufickly disconnects to allow 
refueling or to avoid sticky fingers dur- 
ing restaurant stops. 

The WR itself is ideally suited for the 
dirt-biased type of dual-sport riding 1 
prefer. Granted, it’s not my first choice 
for outings cursed with long pavement 
sections, or even for those with a high 
dirt-road-to-trail ratio. The seat is hard, 
the suspension is relatively stiff and the 
flywheel is somewhat light, So pave- 
ment addicts should opt for a Beemer 
1000, and mellow trail plonkers ought to 
go with a Honda XR400. But don't think 
for a moment that the Baja Designs 
Yamaha WR400 dual-sport conversion 
isn't versatile: This is a bike capable of 


placing in the top 10 in a National 
enduro on Sunday, winning a local 
motocross Tuesday night, and exploring 
the local mountains on Thursday after- 
noon - all while commuting to work 
during the week - and all without a sin- 
gle alteration between outings. 

Thanks, God. . CN 


How 
Much? 


Acerbis MX Handguards ..... $25.25 


“Acerbis rear-view mirror ... 518.18 
Baja Designs 
dual-sport kit ... $385.00 ($439.00 w/ 


DOT-approved lighting). 


CountDown 

rolichart holder ............. $22.00 

CycoActive BarPack 

map holder ن‎ ......... $40.00 

FMF 909 handlebars ........ Ş89.99 

FMF MegaMax exhaust . $249.99 

FMF Moto HF 

exhaust header ............ $149.99 

Who are you going to call? 

Acerbis USA .......... 619/679-5220 

www.acerbis.com 

Baja Designs.......... 619/578-9111 
www.bajadesigns.com 

CountDown........... 818/348-8381 

CycoActive ........... 800/491-2926 

КИШ LLL E TSA 310/539-6884 








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By Alex Hodgkinson 
NAMUR, BELGIUM, AUG. 2 


^ е came, һе saw, and һе con- 
ara quered. 

¥ World 250cc Motocross Champi- 
on Stefan Everts even had time for a 
glass of iced tea on the final lap of racing 
as he demoralized the 500cc Grand Prix 
opposition in his wild-card appearance 
at Namur. 

The Citadelle has a new king! 

But the other big winner of the day 
was Joel Smets, who moved to within 
one step of his third World title by 
outscoring his sole remaining rival, Dar- 
ryll King. Andrea Bartolini's season, 
meanwhile, ended with a broken femur. 

Smets made life difficult for himself 
in race one - on a track where overtak- 
ing is always difficult - by tangling with 
Peter Johansson and Shayne King com- 
ing out of the gate. Their absence left 
plenty of room going into the first turn 
for Rob Herring and Bernd Eckenbach. 

Eckenbach, though, was soon drop- 
ping down the leaderboard. 

“I tensed up right away and this is no 
place to take risks," the German said. "If 
you crash here, you hit a tree." 

Herring was suffering similarly, but 
such is the nature of the track that he 
was able to withstand every challenge 
for half the race before Everts and Bar- 
tolini sneaked past. 

On the very next lap the complexion 
of the race changed completely. 

Suddenly Everts came around alone 
with a lead of more than 20 seconds. 

“1 was on the limit to stay with Ste- 
fan, but not over it,” Bartolini said. “I 
clipped a tree with my shoulder and 
-handlebars and fell down. It was only a 
small crash, but it was an awkward 
place to restart." 

He had just remounted when Her- 
ring and Darryll King arrived on the 
scene. 

"Andrea was rolling back across the 
track," Herring said. "I tried to sneak 
inside and hit his front wheel. I didn't 
come off, but I lost a lot of time." 

King was less fortunate. 

“1 was right behind Rob, and Andrea 
rolled into my path," King said. "I got 
pushed right off the track through the 
track markers into the bushes. I must 
have lost 40 seconds." Indeed he did, for 
at the end of the lap he was 45 seconds 
down on Everts. Bartolini, meanwhile, 
was out of the race. 

"The throttle cable got ripped off 
when Darryll hit my bike,” he said later. 

These escapades suddenly put Smets 
second, but he was back down to sev- 
enth by the end of the lap. 

“Just a stupid mistake," Smets said 
later. "I was just far enough back to be 
able to miss Bartolini, and I was.sudden- 
ly second and feeling so good. I guess 1 
was too confident. Just one lapse of con- 






MOTOCROSS 


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 
500сс SERIES 









centration on the big climb back to the 
Esplanade and I crashed. Once I got up, 
I didn't wanted to push my luck too far 
and settled for safe points." 

Johansson had a hard ride to snatch 
second from Herring two laps from the 
end, while Shayne King suddenly 
regained his form to come home fourth - 
an amazing performance, since he'd 
ventured into the woods on the first lap 
in 25th place. Only the Swedish Yamaha 
rider prevented a two-stroke 1-2-3, quite 


a change in a class where the most 
recent two-stroke win was some 51 
weeks ago when the now-retired Kurt 
Nicoll won in Luxembourg. 

It definitely wasn't Bartolini's day. 
He gated badly in race two and his 
neighbor Smets immediately pulled 
across his path, leaving the Italian 13th 
as the pack disappeared into the woods. 
But he was 33rd when they reemerged, 
clearly having crashed again. After 20 
minutes he was back to 15th, but then 





Stefan Everts rode a Honda CR500 in a 
CR250 chassis to win both motos of the 
Belgian 500cc Grand Prix in Namur. 





came the fateful crash - his front wheel 
nose-diving over the jump back into the 
main arena, with Bartolini going down 
hard. 

"The track doctor says he has broken 
his right femur," said Yamaha team 
manager Hannu Heinonen. “We don't 





have confirmation yet from the hospital, 
but there seems little doubt and he will 
be operated on this evening.” 

Two hours later the Italian was 
already going under the knife. 

Meanwhile, Everts was in a domi- 
nant mood. Second into the woods 
behind Darryll King, he was leading by 
the end of the lap. It was a lead that he 
extended by some four seconds per lap, 
until that last stop for his father, Harry, 
to hand him an iced tea in front of the 
TV cameras. Ten years ago, Hakan Car- 
Iqvist stopped for a beer from his broth- 
er on his way to a double win at 
Namur, but modern-day motocrossers 
have to be more “politically correct” (or 
is the word “boring”?) for fear of reper- 
cussions from the sports’ governing 
body. 

Smets ended the race in second place, 
extending his championship lead to 51 
points - but the way he took the placing 
was controversial. 

The Belgian was chasing King as they 
slowed under a yellow flag to pass the 
stricken Bartolini, who was still lying in 
the track. Smets maintained his momen- 
tum past the Italian and got on the gas 
again quicker to pass King into the next 
turn. 

“It's not against the rules,” said KTM 
team manager Kurt Nicoll, “but you just 
don’t do it. They were past the yellow 
flags and the incident which caused 
them to be shown, but morally you start 
racing again after the next real corner.” 

The Brit was not alone in his feelings. 

Herring had to ride hard to recover 
lost ground after crashing on lap four. 

“I fell on my right side and the throt- 





tle grip was loose for the rest of the 
race,” Herring said. 

Eckenbach disappeared from the 
leaderboard on the very same lap. 

"| landed hard on my left hand and 
have back pains, too,” he said later. €N 


Circuit de la Citadelle 
Namur, Belgium 
Results: August 2, 1998 (Round 10 of 12) 


MOTO 1: 1. Stefan Everts (Hon); 2. Peter Johansson 
(Yam); 3. Rob Herring (Hon); 4. Shayne King (КТМ); 5. 
Darryll King (Hus); 6. Joel Smets (Hbg); 7. Bernd 
Eckenbach (Hus); 8. Erwin Machtlinger (Hon); 9. Danny 
Theybers (Hbg); 10. James Marsh (KTM); 11. Rupi 
Walkner (KTM); 12. Siggi Bauer (KTM); 13. Jochen 
Jasinski (Yam); 14. Gert-Jan Van Doorn (Hon); 15. 
Gerald Delepine (Yam). 

MOTO 2: 1. Stefan Everts (Hon); 2. Joel Smets 
(Hbg); 3. Darryll King (Hus); 4. Shayne King (КТМ); 5. 
Peter Johansson (Yam); 6. Rob Herring (Hon); 7. Johan 
Boonen (Hus); 8. Erwin Machtlinger (Hon); 9. Danny 
Theybers (Hbg); 10. Gert-Jan Van Doorn (Hon); 11. 
Damien King (KTM); 12. Rupi Walkner (KTM); 13. 
James Marsh (KTM); 14. Mats Andreasson (Hon); 15. 
Mats Nilsson (Hon). 

O/A: 1. Stefan Everts (Hon); 2. Peter Johansson 
(Yam); 3. Joel Smets (Hbg); 4. Darryll King (Hus); 5. 
Shayne King (KTM); 6. Rob Herring-(Hon); 7. Erwin 
Machtlinger (Hon); 8. Danny Theybers (Hbg); 9. Johan 
Boonen (Hus); 10. Bernd Eckenbach (Hus). 
500cc WORLD C’SHIP POINT STANDINGS: 1. Joel 
Smets (327/4 wins); 2. Darryll King(276/1); 3. Andrea 
Bartolini (225/3); 4. Peter Johansson (216); 5. Bernd 
Eckenbach (192/1); 6. Gert-Jan Van Doorn (165); 7. Rob 
Herring (161); 8. Shayne King (159); 9. Erwin 
Machtlinger (128); 10. Johan Boonen (111); 11. Rupi 
Walkner (75); 12. Chris Burnham (74); 13. Danny 
Theybers (74); 14. Avo Leok (66); 15. Jochen Jasinski 
(64); 16. James Marsh (62); 17. Willie Van Wessel (53); 
18. Stefan Everts (40/1); 19. Mats Nilsson (34); 20. 
Damien King (32) 


Upcoming Rounds: 
Round 11 - Rhenen, Holland, August 8 
Final Round - Wachtersbach, Germany, August 30 





Joel Smets couldn’t match Everts’ pace, 
but he managed to further extend his lead 
in the 500cc World Championship via his 
6-2 tally. 


Briefl 
It. was decision time after Namur for many of the top GP riders. 
' Andrea Bartolini, targeted also by Husqvarna, said that he 
would definitely stay in the 500cc GPs next year and was awaiting 
details of Yamaha's plans, which. were due to be announced on 
Wednesday. Darryll King. meanwhile, said he had been promised 
details of Husqvarna's plans, on Tuesday, which suggests that 


Husky seem to have come to terms with the probability that they 
will not sign Bartolini. Such a move would involve the team opera- 





tion being moved from Jacky Martens’ Базе in Belgium back to 


Varese in Italy. Bernd Eckenbach signed again for another 
year in Namur. 


Radson team boss Dave Grant said that “four manufacturers, 
including one European brand wha are not currently involved” 
(presumably Husqvarna, who have not contested the 250cc class 
in recent years) were interested in Stefan Everts and that 
“Honda have already confirmed that | can. get bikes.” The only 
Japanese firm not after Everts is presumably Suzuki, and Sylvain 
Geboers is now trying to persuade Marnicq Bervoets to remain 
with him. The alternatives for the three-time world number two are 
Kawasaki or KTM - the latter at both 250 and 500cc level. 


Kurt Nicoll reported that the first tests with the KTM four- 


stroke a week before Namur had gone well: "We didn't have a. 


' single mechanical problem, which was a remarkable achievement 
as this was the very first time the bike had run," he said.. 


While Joel Smets will only contest the Belgian 250cc GP at Mol 
if he has already clinched the 500cc World Championship in Hol- 
land, ex-champ Jacky Martens.is a-confirmed starter on the new 
factory 250cc Husky. 


Gert-Jan Van Doorn said in Namur that he will definitely retire 
from the sport at the end of the season: "Гуе had 17 years in the 
GPs, and it i$ timê for me to quit while | am still near the top.” 


An RWJ Silkolene Honda press release on the Friday before 
Namur revealed that "we have now been provided by.a number of 
people with the name of the individual who supplied Action Group 
with the incorrect information relatíng to ourselves. The individual 
concernéd wrongly told Action Group personnel that RWJ had 
made a protest about Stefan Everts. We believe that this informa- 
tion was deliberately and maliciously given to Action Group in an 
attempt to jeopardize our close and enjoyable relationship with 
Honda. RWJ are currently checking our information and should 
we obtain evidence which our lawyers consider sufficient. we will 
be commencing legal action against the individual concerned.” At 
Namur on Saturday, RWJ team boss Colin Reed said that the 


Action Group had answered his 
complaints about the press 
release from the Brazilian GP - in 
which it was erroneously stated 
that his team had protested 
against Stefan Everts - with writ- 
ten testimony that Action Group 
collaborator Hans-Martin Fetzer 
had been given the incorrect 
information. by Radson team 
manager Dave Grant. It is under- 
stood that the threat of legal : 
action against the Action Group. has been withdrawn. 


Dave Grant explained: why Everts had not been brought into the 
pit box to replace the damaged silencer in Brazil: "The entire 
rear end of the bike was damaged and bent, so that the rear 
wheel was continually hitting the silencer," hé said. "If we had fit- 
ted a replacement, that too would have been damaged before the 


finish." Grant also admitted that he had gambled on a top-10 plac- 


ing even if the expected two-minute penalty had been imposed: 
"Normally (Gebastian) Tortelli would lap into the top 10, but for 


once 15 riders stayed on the same lap." Friday was the deadline ` 


for the. Radson team to appeal against the decision of the FIM 
Jury to exclude Everts - a two-minute penalty would have given 


Everts a single point as the 15th-place finisher - but no appeal was. 


submitted. “If. Stefan can't pull back 
10 points before the end: of the sea- 
son, then he doesn't deserve to be 
champion,” Grant said. 


Stefan Everts’ Honda eventually 
turned out to: be very similar to the 
bike ridden all year by Rob Herring 
and was not an official Honda project. 
“The bike was built for me as a favor 
by Cliff White (of American Honda, a 
mechanic to many ex-AMA Champi- 
ons including Jean-Michel Bayle when 
he made a clean sweep of the AMA 
titles) and Dave Arnold (ex-American 
Honda team manager),” Radson team 
manager Dave Grant said. The bike 
featured a CR500 engine with 250 
power-jet carburetor and factory igni- 
tion in а CR250 frame with а. different 
swinging arm and factory suspension. 
“Stefan only got the chance to ride it 
for one hour on Wednesday before 
coming here,” Grant added. 


His win in Namur marked the 39th 





GP victory of Stefan Everts’ career, and he now stands alone in 
second place on the all-time winners list to Joel Robert (50). Prior 
to Namur, Everts was tied with Eric Geboers, while Roger De 
Coster and Torsten Hallman each have 37. Andre Malherbe 
scored 29 World Championship GP victories, plus a further 12 
wins in 1973/74 in the European 125cc series. At the time there 
was no World Championship title іп that class and there were 
even rounds held in the USA; so one could argue that these had 
equal status. All of these riders (with the exception of Hallman, 
who is Swedish) are Belgian. The Namur win also meant that 
Everts had completed the "875" with victories in each of the 
three displacement ‘classes, The riders he joins in this particular 
Hall of Fame are Kees Van der Ven, Eric Geboers. Jean-Michel 
Bayle, Trampas Parker and Andrea Bartolini. 


























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Shown here is the '99 KTM 1255Х. Like all of the new 125 through 380cc two-stroke KTMs, the 125SX features the second-generation WP PDS shock, 
which has been completely reworked to improve high- and low-speed damping action. The 125 also gets the revamped 50mm WP fork, similar to those 
found on the 250-and-bigger models. The off-road 125E/XC, however, retains the 45mm Magnum forks. All of the "99 KTMs feature ignition-timing 
changes and all-new engine reed-block assemblies, which have dual, two-petal horizontal vane reeds inserted into the intake track. 








All of the 250cc models, like the 250 E/XC shown here, feature a new cylinder and 


cylinder head. Also, they get a lighter crank and a new shift-fork rod design to improve 
shifting under a load. 


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The '99 300M/XC (shown) and E/XC feature the new shock, reed-block and tranny As for the 380 models (shown is the 380 E/XC), they feature a new decompression 
modifications. hole in the cylinder to allow for easier starting. 








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By David L. Patton Jr. 
and Lora Patton 


NORTON SHORES, MI, AUG. 2 

ттт very two years the AMA National 
і Championship Hillclimb Series 
travels to Mount Garfield for the 
All-Star Challenge, hosted by the 
Muskegon Motorcycle Club and Snell's 
Harley-Davidson. This year the Chal- 
lenge was even more important, as 
points would be awarded after a series 
of "qualifiers" and championship hopes 
could be dashed with one problem or a 
poor run. If a rider was eliminated, he 
would be awarded no points. 

Thompson Racing's Terry Thompson 
took his first National win two years 
ago at Mount Garfield and was coming 
off his first win at Haydenville the week 
before, but he was concerned about his 
bike before the hillclimb. 

"It's only running on one cylinder, 
and that cylinder is smoking," Thomp- 
son said. "I may be riding the backup 
bike." 

Thompson's father, Jim, a winner at 
Norton Shores in the '70s, would get the 
problems fixed in time for Terry's ride, 
and Thompson not only ended up with 
the win, he also set the fastest time of 
the day for either class. 

In the 800cc class, Glen Petty Jr. and 
defending National Champion James 
Large are locked in a tight battle for the 
1998 plate. Both riders were concerned 
about the possibility of losing points. 

"If you get knocked out in either of 
the elimination rounds, you've lost 15 
points," Large said. "I don't really care 
for this system but everyone has to ride 
with it today." 

Petty, ahead by one point, was hop- 
ing to continue his excellent season. 

“It's going to be a fast hill but if I can 
stay consistent through the day, ГЇЇ be 
all right," Petty said. Petty's string of 
finishing every hillclimb in 1998 in the 
top five would continue at day's end, 
but it was Large with the victory. 


540cc 


John Hamilton Jr. pulled his ASAP 
Racing/Lanny Zengus/Get High 
Racewear-backed Triumph to the line to 
start the elimination rounds. After the 
first round all but the top 15 would be 
out; five more would fall in round two, 
and round three would determine the 
top 10 and award the points. Hamilton 
blasted his Triumph up the hill with a 
smooth, fast ride but the timers mal- 
functioned, forcing him to run again in 
round one. Hamilton's second ride also 
ended without a time, so the decision 
was made to advance the top 15 and 
Hamilton to the second round. 

The unusual format eliminated many 
outstanding racers by the end of round 
two. 

In the 540cc class, Toby Thompson 
had the fifth-fastest time of round one 
but his bike blew up as they tried to 
start it for the second round. Scott 
McNeely and Mike Pulver also ran into 
problems on their second rides and 
wouldn't advance to the third round. 

In the final, Hamilton was ready to 





AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 





put together another good ride after set- 
ting the fastest time in the second 
round, but as he left the start line after 
dropping the clutch, his bike hooked up 
a little too well and he had to roll out of 
the throttle to keep from looping out. 
His day ended on top of the first break- 
er, but his 10th-place points would 
move him past McNeely in the series 
standings. ; 

Ted Wilkins pulled his Rotax twin to 
the line with a chance to put in a fast 
time to put the pressure on the other 
riders. Wilkins had a flawless ride going 
up to the second breaker when his bike 
wheelied and he had to back off for just 
an instant. 

"My bike was running way too lean 
today. I worked on it all last week but I 
never got the jetting right," Wilkins 
said. 

Even so, his 5.684-second run was his 
best ride of the day and earned him fifth 
place. 

Dr. Bob's Racing team member Harry 
Schreiber Jr. also saved his best ride for 
last. 

"We struggled a little early on but we 
kept working on it and put in our best 
ride at the end," said Schreiber, whose 
5.730 was fast enough for sixth. 

Gerencer's Harley-Davidson /Parts 
Unlimited-Thor/Bowlby's Cycle-spon- 
sored Tim Frazier wheeled his fuel- 
injected BSA to the line, looking for his 
first win at Mount Garfield. Frazier had 
gotten faster with each trip up the hill 
and he really ripped up the hill on this 
final run, keeping his bike straight and 
low over the breakers. The result was a 
5.001-second run that gave him the lead. 
There was a cost, though, as he had to 
crash to miss the defunct ski-lift build- 
ing at the top of the hill. 

"My wife, Lisa, and my mom and 
dad have helped me so much," Frazier 
said. “Dad, Earl Bowlby and Mark 
Swem built this bike in two weeks and 
Jeff Yoder added the fuel injection and 
it's really worked out today." 





Frazier's time held up for one ride 
when Thompson stepped up big. A run 
of 5.048 in round one - the fastest time 
for both classes in that round - set the 
stage and everyone knew he could go 
faster. Thompson launched his White 
Brothers /Pro-Action-backed BSA off the 
line and never backed off. Just 4.842 sec- 
onds later, Thompson had his third win 
of 1998 and fast time of the day for both 
classes. 

. "I can't thank my dad and our spon- 
sors enough," Thompson said. "They've 
given me.an unbelievably fast motor- 
cycle." 

Mac's Cycle Supply rider David Wat- 
son followed Thompson's run with his 
best ride of the day, turning in a 5.452 
time for fourth overall despite having to 
snap off the throttle after the first break- 
er to keep from flipping. 

“I was trying to keep the front end 
down but we just couldn't get the bike 
length right," Watson said. "It was 
either too long to go fast or too short 
and would wheelie." 

Then came five-time and defending 
National Champion Paul Pinsonnault. 
Paul had experimented with different 
lines up the hill and thought he had his 
best choice lined up. Paul did a good job 
at the bottom but lost his chance at the 
win in between the first and second 
breakers. Paul's nitro-fueled Honda 
CR500 wheelied as soon as he landed 
over the first breaker and he wheelied 
all the way up the hill. 

“Well, I didn’t mess up and I quali- 
fied. I think I needed about a half-inch 
more length on the swingarm and it 
would have kept the front end down," 
said Pinsonnault. Paul's 5.21-second run 
was his best effort of the day, leaving 
him in third and adding to his 1998 
points lead. 

The rest of the class had their go at 
the hill but none could better the fast 
time and Thompson had his win. 

"We just tried to play it nice and easy 
and not do anything stupid in the quali- 











(Left) Terry Thompson was the man in the 
540cc class at the All-Star Challenge 
hillclimb. Thompson set fast time of the 
day in taking his second straight win. 
(Above) James “Jammer” Large took the 
win in the 800cc class on his Harley- 
Davidson. 


fiers, then let it all hang out when it 
counted," Thompson said. "It worked 
out for us today." 


800cc 


There were some surprises in the 
final 800cc-class round as Willie Price, 
Wallace Fowler, Russ VanderVeen and 


Beese Wendt were all eliminated in the 


second qualifier. 

Rodney Smith on the Action Motor- 
sports / Answer-backed Yamaha twin 
was really pumped up after his 5.345 
run in round two and he put together 
another fast pass. Smith went straight as 
an arrow until he hit the last kicker. His 
bike really swapped but he held it on to 
set the early pace with a 5.249 run. 

"I had a good time today, everything 
clicked, and everyone worked well 
together," Smith said. "We had a good 
group of guys over from PA and most of 
us made it into the points." 

Harry Denham and Rodney Williams 
both had timer problems and would 
have to make another ride. Then Glen 
Petty Jr. lit up the Stoughton's Cycle 
XR750 Harley-Davidson, tuned by Jeff 
Yoder. Glen had a perfect ride going 
until the 180-foot mark. His front end 
jumped skyward and he had to shut it 
down for a fraction of a second before 
gunning it through the lights. Still, he 
pulled in a time of 5.107 to take over the 
lead. 

Dr. Bob's Racing's Mike DeBusk was 
looking for another top-three finish but 
his Kawasaki triple two-stroke got away 
from him over the first breaker, sending 
him to the far left side of the hill. 
Though he was able to stay in bounds, 
his 6.8 was only 10th fastest. 

Rodney Williams took his second 
ride and put in a 6.09 effort on his Tri- 
umph for ninth, right behind Bob 
Shreiner. Shreiner's Kawasaki triple 
could not keep the front wheel near the 
ground and he had to shut off the gas 
three times to clear the lights. Even with 
all the trouble, Shreiner still took eighth 
with a 6.057-second run. 

Harry Denham's Indianapolis South- 
side Harley-Davidson /Buell-backed 
XR750 had an electrical problem all day, 
causing the bike to miss on top end, but 
he put together a straight, smooth 6.036- 
second ride for seventh overall, his best 
finish as a pro. 

"Russ VanderVeen and Bob Scheleti 
helped work on the bike all day to get it 
to run better and our finish today was a 
real team effort,” Denham said. 

Bobby Templeton's Erskine's PMS 
for Motorcycles Harley-Davidson 
leaped off the line and was really mov- 
ing over the second breaker when it 
hooked up and the front wheel leaped 
up into his face. Though he said he 
didn't want to back off, he had to so his 








bike wouldn’t get out of hand. He card- 
ed a 5.544-second time for sixth place, 
and that moved him to third in the 
points race. 

Three bikes stood between Petty and 
the win, and Steve Dresser, winner of 
round five, was going for it. 

“We had water in the magneto on 
our first run but we're ready now,” 
Dresser said. 

Dresser motored his Thompson Rac- 
ing/Pro-Action/Parts Unlimited-Thor 
Harley-Davidson on the back wheel 
from the first breaker all the way past 
the second breaker for a fifth-place time 
of 5.278, his best time of the day. 

“It wasn’t a bad ride for only one 
wheel on the ground,” Dresser said 
afterward. 

Lou Gerencer won the 1996 event at 
Mount Garfield and he was consistently 

fast all day, but today the 300-foot hill 
held him off. Gerencer got a big wheelie 
between the first and SEED breaker 
and had to back off. The 5.237-second 
time was good enough for third overall 
and reflected the fine line between win- 
ning and losing in Pro hillclimb compe- 
tition’s highest levels. 

James Large wheeled the Reiser 
Cycle Service/White Brothers/F & 5 
Harley-Davidson/KK Motorcycle Sup- 
ply machine to the line for the last pass 
of the day. Large’s number-one-plated 
bike had the fastest 800cc time of the 

day - a 5.061 clocking in round two - but 
only the last ride counts. Large set up in 
the far left side of the pit and he flew 
over the first kicker like it wasn’t there. 
At the 150-foot mark he had to feather 
the throttle a little to get the front end 
under control; then he tore through the 
lights with a time of 5.076 and won the 
day, moving him into a tie with Petty in 
the championship lead. 

“I wasn't real sure about that last 
ride when I got to the top of the hill," 
Large said. "I asked one guy and he said 
5.4, and another guy said 5.0. Well, 
that's a bit of a difference. A 5.0 and I'm 
going to party a little. If it's a 5.4, I'm 
going to jump in the lake over there. 
When I came down the hill, my daugh- 
ter told me I did good." 

Petty was disappointed but not sur- 
prised by Large's ride. 

“I didn't think my time would hold 
up but I was hoping it would," Petyy 
said. "Large was consistent all day. 
We'll just have to get him at the next 
hillclimb." CN 
Muskegon Motorcycle Club 
Norton Shores, Michigan 
Results: August 2, 1998 

540: 1. Terry Thompson (BSA); 2. Tim Frazier (BSA); 

3. Paul Pinsonnault (Hon); 4. David Watson (Hon); 5. 
Ted Wilkins (Trx); 6. Harry Schreiber Jr. (Hon); 7. Phil 
Libhart (Tri); 8. Michael Livingston (Hon); 9. Jeremy 
Thomas (Hon); 10. John Hamilton Jr. (Tri). 
AMA 540cc NATIONAL C’SHIP HILLCLIMB SERIES 
POINT STANDINGS (After 6 of 12 rounds): 1. Paul 
Pinsonnault (74); 2, David Watson (69); 3. Terry 
Thompson (68/3); 4, Ted Wilkins (66/2); 5. Phil L ibhart 
(60/1); 6. John Hamilton Ir. (50); 7. Scott McNeely (49); 
8. Tim Frazier (45); 9. Mike Pulver (29); 10. Chad 
Disbennett (26); 11. Wes McCoy (25); 12. Harry 
Schreiber Jr. (24); 13. Jeremy Thomas (19); 14. James 
Zucco (18); 15. Tim Freidhoff (15); 16. Toby Thompson 
(10); 17. (TIE) Mike Templeton / Mike Livingston (8); 19. 
(TIE) Anthony Smoot/Rich Scheurman (6). 

800: 1. James Large (H-D); 2. Glen Petty Jr. (H-D); 3 
Lou Gerencer Jr abe D); 4. Rodney Smith (Yam); 5. Steve 
Dresser (H-D); Robert Temple ton (H-D); 7. Harry 
Denham (H- D); i `8. Robert Shreiner (Kaw); 9. Rodney 
Williams (Tri); 10. Mike DeBusk (Kaw). 

AMA 800cc NATIONAL C'SHIP HILLCLIMB SERIES 
POINT STANDINGS (After 6 of 12 rounds): 1. (TIE) 
James Large (2 wins) /Glen Petty Jr. (78); 3. Robert 
Templeton (54); 4. Lou Gerencer Jr. (52); 5. Steve Dresser 
(51/1); 6. Mike DeBusk (50); 7. Robert Shreiner (38); 8. 
Russ VanderVeen (36); 9. (TIE) Willie Price (1)/Rodney 
Williams (35); 11. Paul Zander (32/1 win); 12. (TIE) 
Greg Williams (1)/Jeff Thomas (27); 14. Harry Denham 
(24); 15. Robert Castledine (18); 16. Rodney Smith (17); 


17. Mark Swem (13); 18. Jason Petty (12); 19. Wallace 
Fowler (10); 20. Chris Brown (6). 





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WASHOUGAL, WA, JULY 30 

hree days of amateur racing prior 

to the AMA/Mazda Truck 

125/250cc Washougal National 
saw nearly 1300 riders enjoying the 
beautifully prepared and scenic 
Washougal National motocross track. 
Conditions ranged from sunshine to 
cloudbursts, but mostly loamy berms 
greeted the majority of riders that made 
the trip from all over the western United 
States and Canada. Sponsors such as 
Axo, Dunlop, Scott, FMF, Renthal and 
Bell (among many more) donated more 
than $30,000 worth of prizes, which 
were given away during the racing. 

The awesome Ralph Huffman-pre- 
pared track featured many changes, 
such as new tunnels for easier access for 
the fans and steeper, more difficult 
whoops for the racers. Actually, the 
whoops were the focus of many races 
throughout the weekend due to the 
many ways riders were getting through 
them and the fact that the finish line for 
the amateurs was located at the end of 
them. A lot of races went right down to 
the last bump. 

A front-runner all weekend was 
Yamaha pilot Monty Ware out of Gault, 
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brought home the overall ahead of Van- 
couver, Washington, resident Travis 
Murphy on his Suzuki. Ware was also 
leading the Over 25 A/B and Open B 
motos but failed to string together 
strong-enough results, ending up with 
second and a third. 

Other highlights included the incred- 
ible battles between Yamaha rider 
Aaron Burns frofn Chico, California, 
and the Yamaha-mounted Tyler 
Kavaney from Snohomish, Washington. 
These guys were on fire around the rela- 
tively high-speed circuit. Burns showed 
more speed in some sections of the 
track, but Kavaney was the first rider to 
use the multiple-triple move through 
the tough whoop section to his advan- 
tage. Fans were literally sprinting back 
and forth on the infield trying to take in 
all the action. 

In the 125cc B class, Kavaney electri- 
fied the fans when he used the multiple- 
triple move to blow by Burns in the 
whoops and take the win. In the 250cc B 
class, Kavaney was at it again, but he 
washed out his front wheel lining up for 
the Hillsboro Honda Whoop triple - 
what a disappointment, as he surely 
would have been a factor at the end. 

Also being run as part of the Nation- 
al Weekend was the Women's 
Motocross League National round, in 
which the first-time winner out of Col- 


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lege Place, Washington, 15-year-old 
Nicolette Harris, dominated the series 
point leader, Dee Wood from Lewisville, 
Texas. 

After grabbing the first-moto 
holeshot, 1997 WML National Champi- 
on Tracy Fleming could only watch as 
the Honda of Harris just roosted away. 
Harris could do no wrong. The large 
crowd was truly impressed with the rid- 
ing going on and they cheered for the 
Northwest riders, favoring them over 
the 31 other women from around the 
country. CN 


Washougal Motocross Park 
Washougal, Washington 
Results: July 30, 1998 


50 (4-6) STK: 1. Stefan Wilde (Cob); 2. Chris Howell 
(KTM); 3. Tommy Weeck (KTM); 4. Tyler Bergren 
(Lem); 5. Joshua Quantrille (KTM). 

50 (4-6) STK OIL-INJ: 1. Dustin Phillips (Yam); 2. 
Justin Riley (Yam). 

50 (7-8): 1. J.D. Moore (Lem); 2. Brandon Harris 
(KTM); 3. Matthew Spencer (KTM); 4. Lance Phillips 
(Lem); 5. Danny Gubser (Lem). 

60 (7-8): 1. Daniel Levy (Kaw); 2. Matthew Spencer 
(Kaw); 3. J.D. Moore (Kaw); 4. Jake Anstett (Kaw); 5. 
Matthew Strobeck (Kaw). 

60 (9-11): 1. Shawn Haberlock (Kaw); 2. Brandon 
Eacker (Kaw); 3. Michael La Paglia (KTM); 4. Avery 
Weaver (Kaw); 5. A.J. Perez (Kaw). 

80 (12-13): 1. Joey Mancuso (Hon); 2. Don Wolfe 
(Yam); 3. Philip Ehnat (Yam); 4. Ryan Jaycook (Kaw); Э. 


. Paul Batterby (Kaw). 


80 (14-15): 1. Kyle Coen (Yam); 2. Nathan Davis 
(Hon); 3. Jeremy Moline (Yam); 4. Garet Pilgrim (Hon); 
5. Greg Bergren (Kaw). 

80 (7-11); 1. Ross Johnson (Kaw); 2. Michael La 
Paglia (Suz); 3. Sam Deatley (Kaw); 4. Brock Morehead 
(Hon); 5. A.J. Perez (Suz). 





80 D D-1: 1. Kevin Meyer (Hon); 2. Tyler Graff 
(Kaw); 3. Kasey Alger (Yam); 4. Stephen Riley (Hon); 5. 
Patrick Davis (Yam). 

80 D D-2: 1. Scott Holcomb (Yam); 2. Aaron 
Gallington (Hon); 3. Scott Chappell (Yam); 4. Seth 
Warner(Yam); 5. Kenneth Hammontree (Yam). 

S/MINI D-1: 1. Joey Mancuso (Hon); 2. Don Wolfe 
(Yam); 3. Vincent Blair (Hon); 4. Kiel Krogstadt (Kaw); 
5. Billy Boughten (Kaw). 

S/MINI D-2: 1. Tyler Voss (Hon); 2. Kyle Coen 
(Yam); 3. Philip Ehnat (Yam); 4. Paul Batterby (Kaw); 5. 
David Rose Jr. (Kaw). 

125 A: 1. Eric Waunch (Yam); 2. Oscar Valdez (Suz); 
3. Cameron Wolf (Yam); 4. Tony Mondo (Kaw); 5. Neal 
Whitmore (Suz). 

125 B D-1: 1. Tyler Kavaney (Yam); 2. Aaron Burns 
(Yam); 3. Ty Lacey (Suz); 4. J.J. Cummings (Suz); 5. Ito 
Posca (Yam). 

125 B D-2: 1. Tyson Taylor (Hon); 2. Freddy 
Wiecherg (Hon); 3. Craig Truglio (Kaw); 4. Matt 
Springsteen (Hon); 5. Shawn Bushnell (Kaw). 

125 B D-3: 1. Tracy Johnson (Yam); 2. Michael 
Anderson (Yam); 3. Ryan Duntsch (Hon); 4. Dave 
Hanson (Hon); 5. Dan Lamb (Suz). 

125 € D-1: 1. Sean English (Hon); 2. Jamison Voie 
(Yam); 3. David Nichols (Yam); 4. Michael Dunn (Hon); 
5. Ryan August (Yam). 

125 € D-2: 1. Ronnie Peterson (Kaw); 2. Brad Busch 
(Yam); 3. Judson Wildman Jr. (Hon); 4. Tyson Blood 
(Suz); 5. Francis Guerrero (Hon). 

125 С D-3: 1. Dan Mullis (Hon); 2. Kristopher 
Howes (Hon); 3. Josh Magill (Yam); 4. James Maltbie 
(Hon); 5. Brody Walker (Yam). 

125 C D-4: 1, Rod Kreiss (Suz); 2. Dan Charney 
(Suz); 3. Josh Watt (Suz); 4. Dylan Vicha (Yam); 5. 
Chance O'Neil (Hon). 

125 D D-1: 1. Robby McCabe (Kaw); 2. Chad 
Loessberg (Yam); 3. Mike Samson (Hon); 4. Rich Kohler 
(Hon); 5. Dustin Martin (Suz). 

125 D D-2: 1. Kyle Falls (Hon); 2. Jesse Waldenberg 
(Hon); 3. Joey Lancaster (Hon); 4. Jonathan Estes (Suz); 
5. Joel Swanson (Suz). 

125 D D-3: 1. Darin Gable (Hon); 2. Chip Osborne 
(Kaw); 3. Joel Milton (Hon); 4. Jason Carins (Yam); 5 
Scott Graff (Kaw). 

250 A: 1. Ryan Terlecki (Suz); 2. Darcy Lange (Kaw); 
3. Oscar Valdez (Suz); 4. Nathan Goetz (Kaw); 5. 
Courtney Geerdts (Suz). 

250 B D-1: 1. Monty Ware (Yam); 2. Travis Murphy 
(Suz); 3. Don Bainbridge (Yam); 4. Scott Watson (Yam); 
5. Gary Terlecki (Kaw). 

250 B D-2: 1. Craig Truglio (Kaw); 2. Tim Phillis 
(Kaw); 3. Raymond Bowers (Hon); 4. Kurtiss Favre 
(Hon); 5. Skyler Harris (Suz). 

250 C D-1: 1. Larry La France (Hon); 2. Sean 
Mattson (Yam); 3. Jim Smith (Yam); 4. Sean Stewart 
(Hon); 5. Asa Smith (Hon). 

250 C D-2: 1. Craig Bowman (Yam); 2. Gary Dunn 
(Kaw); 3. Brett Donrude (Hon); 4. Patrick Dougherty 
(Suz); 5. Rory Kizer (Yam). 

250 C D-3: 1. Shane Leyden (Suz); 2. Kevin 
Renzelman (Suz); 3. Steve Cole (Yam); 4. Jedd 
Ambrosini (Hon); 5. Marcus Melendrez (Yam). 

250 D D-1: 1. Ron Mies (Kaw); 2. Jay Linstroth 
(Hon); 3. Bret Mitchell (Hon); 4. Jeff Beck (Hon); 5. Tom 
Torpen (Yam). 

250 D D-2: 1. Michael Blair (Suz); 2. Jesse 
Waldenberg (Hon); 3. Frankie Orr (Suz); 4. Bill 
Winterfield (Hon); 5. Alex Schon (Чол)... 

250 D D-3: 1. Troy Symes (Hon); 2. Jason eee 
(Suz); 3. Scott Lemke (KTM); 4. Cody Landers (Yam); 5 
Brian Cameron (Hon). 

25+ А/В: 1. Martin Klossner (Yam); 2. Monty Ware 
(Yam); 3. Tim Phillis (Kaw); 4. Matt Larson (Suz); 5. 
Michael Johnson (Hus). 

25+ C D-1: 1. Douglas Lindgren (Suz); 2. Steve Cole 
(Yam); 3. Jon Harrison (Hon); 4. Jere Bolin (Yam); 5. 
Stuart Patton (Kaw). 

25+ C D-2: 1. Eric Martin (Hon); 2. John Moore 
(Hon); 3. Darin Nishimura (Yam); 4. James Maltbie 
(Hon); 5. Michael Dunn (Hon). 

ue C D-3: 1. Shane Leyden (Suz); 2. Byron Frick 
(Kaw); 3. Jim Smith (Yam); 4. Brett Шош» (Ноп); 5. 
Аатоп Osborne (Suz). 

30+ A: 1. Don Boespflug (Kaw); 2. Martin Klossner 
(Yam); 3. Tim Phillis (Kaw); 4. Steve Smith (Suz); 5. 
Steve Machado Jr. (Yam). 

30+ B: 1. Kevin Cornett (Yam); 2. Merle Hammer 
(Kaw); 3. Rob Healy (Yam); 4. David Schmid (Hon); 5. 
Bruce Baker (Hon). 

304 C D-1: 1. Shane Leyden (Suz); 2. Tony Faux 
(Hon); 3. Duane Romero (Hon); 4. Russ Kautzman 
(Yam); 5. Bret Mitchell (Hon). 

30+ C D-2: 1. Dennis O'Neil (Kaw); 2. Peter Ellis 
(Yam); 3. Chip Chapman (Hon); 4. Dave Cheney (Yam); 
5. Darin Gable (Hon). 

30+ C D-3: 1. Larry La France (Hon); 2. Steve Cole 
(Yam); 3. John Moore (Hon); 4. Rory Kizer (Yam); 5. 
Clint Winterfield (Kaw). 

30+ C 0-4: 1. Richard Rice (Hon); 2. David Harvey 
(Kaw); 3. Kevin McRae (Yam); 4. Philip Lajiness (Kaw); 
5. Ed Saffold Jr. (Kaw). 

40+ A: 1. Darryl Zumstein (Hon); 2. Ross Maeda 
(Kaw); 3. Jim Diyorio (Yam); 4. Jerry Ebert Jr. (Kaw); 5. 
Randy D. Van Dyke (Hon). 

40+ B: 1. Tim Alarcon (Kaw); 2. Ron Rudi (Hon); 3. 
Allen Stafford (Suz); 4. David Pinkman (Hus); 5. Steve 
Harvey (Kaw). 

40+ C: 1. Gary Chaidez (Hon); 2. Mike Brubaker 
(Kaw); 3. Peter Crowell (Kaw); 4. Brian Bertsch (Hon); 5. 
Dan Rosengren (Hon). 

BTH 0-1: 1. Aaron Burns (Yam); 2. Gary Terlecki 
(Kaw); 3. Raymond Bowers (Hon); 4. Dwayne Patterson 
(Hon); 5. Zachary Woodward (Kaw). 

BTH D-2: 1. Matt Springsteen (Hon); 2. Brian 
Barker (Yam); 3. Paul Dixon (Kaw); 4. J.J. Cummings 
(Suz); 5. Ryan Duntsch (Hon). 

BTH D-3: 1. Ryan Henderson (Hon); 2. Todd 
Blanchard (Kaw); 3. Darin Polsley (Hon); 4. iy Lacey 
(Suz); 5. Jedd Ambrosini (Hon). 

OPEN B/C: 1. Michael Smith (KTM); 2. Brandon 
Peterson (Yam); 3. Monty Ware (Yam); 4. Aaron 
Mattson (Hon); 5. David Donahue (Hon). 

OPEN D: 1. Ben Mies (Kaw); 2. Wesley Kruse 
(Yam); 3. Richard Rice (Hon); 4. Chris Sullivan (Yam); 5. 
Dave Walmer (Hon). 

WMN: 1. Nicolette Harris (Hon); 2. Traci Fleming 
(Yam); 3. Dee Wood (Kaw); 4. Sedanna Stillrock (Hon); 
5. Angie Keuntjes (Yam). 











By Dave Deringer 
Photos by Tony Cipolletti 


GRAYSLAKE, IL, JULY 29-30 

iders from across the country 
Re: the trip to Northern Ili- 

nois for the once-a-year, two- 
day, big-money event run by Up-Front 
Promotions. The rent-a-rider program 
was used, once again, for those riders 
who pre-entered early enough. Local 
motorcycle dealerships and area busi- 
nesses were hooked up with different 
riders for the event, and, in exchange of 
covering the riders' entry fees, hotel 
and a little spending cash, the riders 
would run the companies' logos for the 
race. 

The track was an arenacross-type lay- 
out with supercross-like jumps. A super- 
cross format of heats, semis, and last- 
chance qualifers were used to narrow 
the fields down to 15-rider main events. 

Kawasaki rider Jimmy Gaddis was 
the big-money winner, topping three 
classes over two days of racing. 

On Wednesday, Jeromy Buehl 
grabbed the start of the first 125cc Pro 
main on his Banzai/Thor/Pro Circuit- 
backed Honda, with Cliff Palmer, Shae 
Bentley and Tom Hofmaster next in line. 
As Buehl dropped back, Palmer took the 
lead on his Arlington Motorsports / 
Smith/ Carrollton Kawasaki, while Bent- 
ley and Hofmaster dived into second 
and third. Geo Trading /Team Green's 
Josh Demuth was on a charge, and he 
was up to fourth on lap two. As Palmer 
and Bentley were pulling away, Demuth 
had passed Hofmaster for third and was 
still on the gas. 

Bentley made his move on Palmer on 
lap five as he outpowered Palmer 
through the long whoop section. 
Demuth was closing in on Palmer next 
and block passed his way into second a 
lap later. 

Bentley pulled away in the final four 
laps, and Demuth would finish second. 
Palmer held on to third in front of Hof- 
master, who was all alone in fourth. 

In the Pro Four-Stroke class, it was 
Todd DeHoop on his Banzai/Yamaha 
of Troy-backed YZ400F who nailed the 
start with Beloit Yamaha /Xtreme/ 
GRP-sponsored Cory Keeney and Pro 
Source's Anthony Pocorobba in tow. 


DeHoop pulled away in the first few 
laps, as Keeney and Pocorobba battled. 

Pocorobba got around and made 
some distance on Keeney several laps 
later and pulled on to the tail of 
DeHoop. With one lap to go, Pocorobba 
made several attempts to get past the 
veteran DeHoop, but to no avail. 
DeHoop took the checkers with inches 
to spare. 

The 250cc Pro main would be anoth- 
er crowd-pleasing battle, as well. Buehl 
grabbed the start with Pocorobba, 
Nielsen Kawasaki's Jimmy Gaddis and 
Banzai Suzuki/Torque Center's Hof- 
master next. Gaddis and Hofmaster tan- 
gled in turn three resulting in Hofmas- 
ter hitting the deck and a pile-up 
aftermath. 

Buehl took advantage of the mess 
and pulled away from the pack quickly. 
While running in sixth on lap three, 
DeHoop went down hard in the whoops 
and was slow to his feet. 

Up front on lap six, Buehl had sever- 
al seconds on Pocorobba, Gaddis came 
next in third, Palmer was in fourth, and 
the hard-charging Demuth was closing 
in. Gaddis railed a deep berm and 
cruised by Pocorobba with a few laps 
remaining. Palmer would strike next, as 
Pocorobba went off the track briefly and 
was now in fourth. Demuth was next to 
dice as he tripled by both Pocorobba 
and Palmer for third. On the final lap, 
Demuth came up very short on the 


(Above left) Cliff Palmer 
(44), Shae Bentley (583), 
Anthony Pocorobba (690), 
and Tom Hofmaster (364) 
mix it up in the 250cc Pro 
main at the Lake County 
Fair Stadium Motocross 
in Illinois. 

(Above right) Hofmaster 
(364), Josh Demuth (48) 
and Jeromy Buehl (108) 
bang handlebars off the 
start of Wednesday's 125cc 
Pro main. 

(Right) Palmer won 
Wednesday's 

Dash for Cash. 


triple and crashed violently, resulting in 
a concussion. Buehl took a commanding 
win followed by Gaddis. Palmer, 
Pocorobba, and Bentley rounded out the 
top five. 

The Dash for Cash would place the 
top five riders out of the 125 and 250cc 
Pro classes in one race for money to be 
paid to the top four. In this race, 
Palmer would take his second win of 
the night and his fourth trip to the 


podium, making him the big-money 


winner on the night. He took home 
about $1800. 

On Thursday, Gaddis nailed the start 
of the 125cc Pro main with Banzai/Sin- 
isalo-backed Jimmy Wilson and Palmer 
settling into second and third. Gaddis 
established a torrid pace as he pulled 
away early. Palmer motored by Wilson, 
as Cycle Craft Yamaha /Sinisalo/ 
Kames-backed Mike Katin moved up. 

Katin was into third on lap three, 
while Buehl was working his way 
through the pack after a poor start. 
Adoptante and Aero PA/KTM-backed 
Damien Plotts collided on lap five, and 
both riders were lying on the track shak- 
en up for several laps. 

Buehl moved into third, passing 
Katin through the whoops on lap six. 
Gaddis, meanwhile, was stretching his 
lead on Palmer. On the final lap, 
Pocorobba and Bentley made their way 
past Katin to round out the top five. 

Florida's Eddie Ray grabbed the 
holeshot in the Pro Four-Stroke class 
ahead of DeHoop, Keeney, and Ezerins. 
DeHoop and Keeney moved by at the 
end of lap one, while Pocorobba was in 
fifth. 

Pocorobba poured it on as he passed 
Ezerins and Ray and was gunning for 
the leaders. By lap three, Pocorobba had 





passed Keeney and was on the tail of 
DeHoop. In the next few laps, the two 
had an epic battle passing each other a 
number of times each lap all the way 
down to the checkers. Pocorobba made 
a go-for-broke, wide-open pass on 
DeHoop through the whoops and took 
the win by a wheel. 

Gaddis, Katin, Wilson and 
Banzai/Tecate/ Kawasaki of Mexico's 
Ryan Clark were at the head of the pack 
in the 250сс main. Wilson tripled by 
Katin into second on lap one, while 
Gaddis was, once again, pulling away. 

Wilson slid out on lap three handing 
second to Buehl, who had passed Katin. 
Pocorobba was on it again as he sat in 
fourth, while Palmer was working on 
Clark. 

Gaddis walked away with his second 
win of the night and Buehl held second 
to the finish. Palmer and Pocorobba bat- 
tled the last few laps, and Pocorobba 
would take the final podium position. 

Gaddis came back for his third vic- 
tory of the night, this time in the Dash 
for Cash, ahead of Bentley and Palmer. 
Gaddis would be the big-money win- 
ner on this night. He grabbed about 
$2500. CN 


Lake County Fairgrounds 
Grayslake, Illinois 
Results: July 29-30, 1998 


Wednesday 

125 AM: 1. Zac Sapko (Yam); 2. Wade Johnson 
(Kaw); 3. Jeff Patel (Hon); 4. Ryan Bond (Yam); 5. Jason 
Shiller (Yam). 

250 AM: 1. Zac Sapko (Yam); 2. Lon Franks (Hon); 
3. John Mazur (Suz); 4. Skee Hartmann (Suz); 5. Jason 
Kloptowski (Kaw). 

25+: 1. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 2. Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 3. 
Cliff Adoptante (Suz); 4. Roy Nafzger (Kaw); 5. Chris 
Ritter (Yam). 

125 PRO: 1. Shae Bentley (Kaw); 2. Josh Demuth 
(Kaw); 3. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 4. Tom Hofmaster (Suz); 5. 
Todd DeHoop (Yam). 

250 PRO: 1. Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 2. Jimmy Gaddis 
(Kaw); 3. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 4. Anthony Pocorobba 
(Suz); 5. Shae Bentley (Kaw), 

4-STRK PRO: 1. Todd DeHoop (Yam); 2. Anthony 
Pocorobba (Yam); 3. Cory Keeney (Yam); 4. Eron 
Ezerins (Yam); 5. Brandon Bartz (Yam). 

DFC: 1. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 2. Jimmy Gaddis (Kaw); 
3. Anthony Pocorobba (Suz); 4, Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 5. 
Tom Hofmaster (Suz). 

Thursday 

125 AM: 1. Zac Sapko (Yam); 2. John Mazur (Suz); 
3. Jason Schiller (Yam); 4. James Overson (Yam); 5. Jeff 
Patel (Hon). “ 

250 AM: 1. Zac Sapko (Yam); 2. Ryan Bond (Yam); 
3. Skee Hartmann (Suz); 4. Jason Kloptowski (Kaw); 5. 
Wade Johnson (Kaw). 

25+: 1. Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 2. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 3. 
Cory Keeney (Yam); 4. Mark Wright (Kaw); 5. Brandon 
Jeffery (Hon). 

125 PRO: 1. Jimmy Gaddis (Kaw); 2. Cliff Palmer 
(Kaw); 3. Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 4. Anthony Pocorobba 
(Suz); 5. Shae Bentley (Kaw). 

250 PRO: 1. Jimmy Gaddis (Kaw); 2. Jeromy Buehl 
(Hon); 3. Anthony Pocorobba (Suz); 4. Cliff Palmer 
(Kaw); 5. Shae Bentley (Kaw). 

4-STRK PRO: 1. Anthony Pocorobba (Yam); 2. 
Todd DeHoop (Yam); 3. Cory Keeney (Yam); 4. Eron 
Ezerins (Yam); 5. Brandon Bartz (Yam), 

DFC: 1. Jimmy Gaddis (Kaw); 2. Shae Bentley 
(Kaw); 3. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 4. Anthony Pocorobba 
(Suz); 5. Jeromy Buchl (Hon). 





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By Cheri Alix 
Photos by Mike Bernier 


BURRILLVILLE, RI, AUG. 2 

amaha’s Tom Norton came from 
the back of the pack to dust the 
competition and regain the points 
lead in what has become an all-out bat- 
tle for the AMA/NETRA Hare Scram- 






bles Championship. 


Kenny Law and the Hoot Owl 
Scramblers convinced the owner of a 
900-acre pheasant farm in northern 
Rhode Island to allow NETRA to hold a 
hare scrambles on his property. The 
owner allowed the club to lay out a 7- 
mile course on the 100 or so acres that 
aren't used for hunting. The course was 
a combination of existing double-wide, 
dusty, sandy cart roads with freshly cut 
single-track pine groves. 

The seven-lap Expert/Amateur 
event went off right on time, with 12 
AA riders crammed into the small 
starting line. The front row had rough- 
ly 15 feet before they were funneled 








down the first cart road. As the flag 
dropped, it was Pub Racing's Brian 
O'Neill taking the holeshot. Right 
behind him was Midtown Kawasaki's 
Patrick Timothy and RER's Ken Valen- 
tine. By the time the riders went 100 
yards and hit the first turn, it was a 
total dust storm. As Timothy came out 
of the first turn, he hit the deep sand 
and swapped sideways. Josh McLevy 
was right on his tail and slammed into 
his rear wheel, cartwheeled, and took 
out three more riders with him. This 
turned out to be a great advantage for 
Norton, who was last off the line. He 
was able to move up several places 
within the first quarter-mile on his Val- 
ley Motorsports/ ARTCO/ Kevin's 
Cycles Yamaha. 

O'Neill's hold on the lead was short- 
lived. Timothy wanted the lead really 
bad, and at the 2-mile mark he decided 
to make his move by carving his own 
line on the side of the trail and taking 
over the lead. Unfortunately for him, 
during his off-trail excursion he hit 
something with his front end, braking 
off his brake caliper. This, how- 
ever, didn't slow him down in 
the least. By the end of the lap, 
Timothy and second-placed 
Brian Lawson had a minute lead 
over third-placed Kenny Law. 
O'Neill was now in fourth place 





(Top) Tom Norton took 
the win at the Hoot Owl 
Hare Scrambles despite 
having to come from the 
back of the pack. 

(Left) Patrick Timothy 
gets a little loose on his 
way to a front-brakeless 
second-place finish. 
(Right) Ken Valentine 
was third overall in the 
AA class. 








but back another 10 seconds, and he had 


the rest of the pack hot on his tail. 

The lead changed hands once again. 
Early into the second lap, Lawson took 
advantage of Timothy's missing a turn. 
Timothy, however, returned the favor, 
blasting past Lawson at the first mud- 
hole. By the end of the lap, Timothy had 
put almost 20 seconds on Lawson, who 
was now being pressured by the rest of 
the pack. Law, who was now running 
third, was right on Lawson's rear fender 
as they came through the barrels. 
McLevy was now in fourth place - down 
another 15 seconds - with Norton right 
behind in fifth. 

It was now time for Law to take over 
the lead. Law quickly passed Lawson 
after the barrels and had his sights set 
on Timothy. 

“1 was flying down this cart road 
when I hear this bike, pinned, coming 
up behind me," Timothy said. "Law 
came around me like I was standing 
still. He just took the lead away from me 
and there was no way I could catch him. 
He must've wanted the win real bad." 

By the end of the third lap, Law had 
put 20 seconds on second-placed Timo- 
thy. Third place was now held by Nor- 
ton, but he was another 30 seconds back, 
with Lawson 18 seconds behind him in 
fourth. 

McLevy had been running with Nor- 
ton and Lawson, but McLevy ended up 
retiring on the third lap after slamming 
into a stump in a mudhole and braking 
off his chainguide. This moved Valen- 
tine up to fifth. 

Law, meanwhile, held on to the lead 
for the entire fifth lap but Norton was 
just as determined to take the win, and 
by the end of the lap Norton had man- 
aged to pass Timothy and close to with- 
in 25 seconds of Law. 

"Timothy got by me just as I was 
leaving the pit," Norton said. "I got 
right on him within a half mile and 
stayed there until the first pine grove, 
when he missed a turn and I got by. I 
knew Law was out in front, and I just hit 
the turbo and went after him." 

Norton caught sight of Law just over 
a mile from the end of the lap. 

"| caught him (Law) right after the 
mudhole and got right on him," Norton 
said. "He swapped on a log and 1 just 
squeezed by. I didn't hear him again. I 
later found out he ran out of gas an 
eighth of a mile later." 

Luckily, Law ran dry on a downhill 
leading to the barrels, and he coasted in 
and was able to get gassed-up without 
losing too much time. Unfortunately for 
him, though, he had already lost the 
lead, and while he was coasting Timo- 
thy also sneaked by, taking over second 
place. Law was now third, with Lawson 
still fourth. 

By the end of the sixth lap, Norton 
had secured his lead, putting another 10 
seconds on second-place Timothy. Law- 
son and Law battled it out for most of 











the fifth lap until Lawson hit a rock on a 
fast cart road, causing his bike to swap. 

“1 was just starting to pass Lawson 
when he hit the rock," Law said. "His 
bike swapped right into me, knocking 
me right off the track. I hit my head and 
had an instant headache. Lawson 
stopped and made sure I got up, but I 
just couldn't ride after that." 

Lawson was on his way to his best fin- 
ish of the year when, on the final lap, a lap- 
per crashed into him. Lawson got pinned 
under his fallen bike and was unable to get 
back up before he was overtaken by 
Valentine, Law and, McNeil. After running 
at the top all day, Lawson had to settle for 
sixth place, with Valentine taking third, 
followed by Law and McNeil. 

Norton went on to take the win with 
more than two minutes on second- 
placed Timothy. 

“The track was fast and fun," Norton 
said of his ride. "It got really chewed up 
at the end, with a lot of braking bumps 
on the cart roads. I just held the bike 
pinned a gear lower than you'd normal- 
ly use, and it worked awesome.” 

Taking the Expert-class High Point 
and finishing seventh overall was 
Expert 250cc rider Dennis Decker. 

In the Junior class, it was Nathan 
Kanney once again dominating the 
field with a two-minute lead over sec- 
ond-placed Ryan Dellaghelfa. William 
Rowe and Scott DeCosta put on a good 
show in the Mini class, with both riders 
staying within seconds of each other 
for the entire three-lap event. DeCosta 
held the lead for the first two laps only 
to lose it on the final lap. He still fin- 
ished second. €N 


Hoot Owl Hare Scrambles 
Burrillville, Rhode Island 
Results: August 2, 1998 (Round 2) 


GRAND CHAMP: Tom Norton (Yam). 

O/A А; Dennis Decker (KTM), 

O/A B: Keith Callahan (Hon). 

O/A C: Warren Plante (Yam). 

AA: 1. Tom Norton (Yam); 2. Patrick Timothy 
(Kaw); 3. Ken Valentine (KTM); 4. Ken Law (Yam); 5. 
Luke McNeil (Yam). 

250 A: 1. Dennis Decker (KTM); 2. D.J. Lis (Hus); 3. 
Justin Provencal (Kaw); 4. Matt Jalbert (KTM); 5. Jeff 
Staples (Yam). 

200 A: 1. Jesse Berthiaume (Yam); 2. Steve 
Formanek (Hon); 3. Nathan Kanney (Suz); 4. Jim 
Edmonds (KTM); 5. Drew Carpenter (Suz). 

OPEN A: 1. John Brown (KTM); 2. Dan Salomone 
(KTM); 3. Peter Byrne (Yam). 

VET A: 1. Marc White (Suz); 2. Craig Pratt (Suz); 3. 
Marty Mears (Kaw); 4. Chris Simpson (Kaw); 5. Todd 
Dabkowski (Hon). 

SR A: 1. Frank Worthann (KTM); 2. Robert White 
(Hon). 

250 B: 1. Chad Richardson (Yam); 2. Anthony Reo 
(KTM); 3. Todd Hamilton; 4. David Vallee (KTM); 5. 
Josh Beebe (Hon). 

200 B: 1. Keith Callahan (Hon); 2. Charles 
Hathaway (Hon); 3. Todd Santheson (Hon); 4. Robert 
Langenback (Yam); 5. Michael Bush (Yam). 

VET B: 1. Dave Dzenutis (Hon); 2. David Bonsall 
(Kaw); 3. Jeff Picard (KTM); 4. Alan Whitford (Hon); 5. 
Eric Reinhard (KTM). 

OPEN B: 1. Casey Griswold (KTM); 2. Doug Fox 
(Hon); 3. Dan Hayes (KTM). 

4-STRK B: 1. Stace Ames (Hon); 2. James Simonds 
(Yam); 3. Brian Sebben (Yam); 4. John Merola (Yam); 5. 
Jim Walsh (Suz). 

SR B: 1. Chris Fahan (Hon); 2. David Kanney 
(KTM). 

S-SR: 1. James Simone (CRE). 

250 C: 1. Warren Plante (Yam); 2. George Jordan 
(KTM); 3. Carl Andrews (Hon); 4. Eric McHugh (Kaw); 
5. David Maurice (Kaw). 

125 C: 1. Timothy Morin (Suz); 2. Matthew White 
(Hon); 3. Marc Richard Jr. (Suz); 4. William Rowe 
(Kaw); 5. David Blais (KTM). 

200 C: 1. Peter Serrilla (Kaw); 2. Joshua Dalgnautt 
(Kaw); 3. Andrew Cushing (Kaw); 4. Jared Wheelock 
(Hon); 5. Stephen Allegrezza (Yam). 

VET C: 1. David Rubendunst (Suz); 2. Thomas 
Vallee (Kaw); 3. Thomas Cooley Jr. (KTM); 4, David 
Gargiulo (KTM); 5. David Dufresne (Suz). 

OPEN C: 1. Scott Harrington (KTM); 2. James Bain 
(KTM); 3. Richard Zeleznik (Kaw); 4. Chad Dalokowslo 
(Kaw). 

4-STRK C: 1. Chris Nicholas (Hon); 2. Thomas 
Cassidy (Hon); 3. Ray Benza (Hon); 4. Paul Phillips 
(Hon); 5. David Oram (Yam). 

SR C: 1. Jeff Fluckiger (KTM); 2.. Brian, Provencher 
(Kaw); 3. Charles Kennedy (Suz). 

VINT: 1. Anthony Leary (Mon). 

JR: 1. Nathan Kanney (Suz); 2. Ryan Dellaghelfa 
(Yam); 3. Robert Langenback (Yam); 4. John Moore 
(Yam); 5. Adam Abom (Yam). 

WMN: 1. Heidi Landon (Kaw); 2. Dawn Silvia 
(Kaw); 3. Brandi Vaughan (Kaw). 

MINI: 1. William Rowe (Kaw); 2. Scott DeCosta 
(Kaw); 3. Paul Dellaghelfa (Hon); 4. Darren Capote 
(Kaw); 5. Timothy Langenback (Yam). 


J 








1998 Great American 





By Karel Kramer/Dirt Rider 


BILLINGS, MT, JULY 25-26 

he annual Us (Montana riders) vs. 

Them (riders from everywhere 

else) battle picked up where it left 
off in 1997. Montana riders were the first 
over the hill in most classes and former 
event champion Shannon Chamberlain 
even set fast time for the event, but in 
the end the four major money classes 
came down to an even split with the 
locals, Chamberlain winning the Open 
Unlimited class on a motocross-framed 
Suzuki GSX-R1100 and multitime cham- 
pion Dusty Beer wining the 0-600 Rub- 
ber Tire class aboard a KTM 500. Sec- 
ond-generation hillclimb veterans 
Travis Whitlock (now living in Col- 
orado) and Kenny Kimball topped the 
other two classes. Kimball made four- 
tenths of a second worth $500 when he 
set fast time over Whitlock in the Open 
rubber Tire class. Whitlock, in turn, 
smoked to a time nearly two seconds 
faster than runner-up Nolan Martin. 
Paying only $500 to win, the advanced 
class is not a big factor in the purse, but 
this class that pits the fastest six finish- 
ers in the two rubber tire classes in a 
two-runs/ winner-take-all championship 
at the end of the event is very high on 
prestige. The advanced-class winner is 


considered the event and Montana state. 


champion. Whitlock ripped another fast 
time to win the advanced class by a sec- 
ond over Chris Herman. 

In the end, though, despite a prepon- 
derance of Montana-based riders, Whit- 
lock ($3640) and Kimball ($2650) were 
the big-money winners. Chamberlain 
($2350), Beer ($1850) and Dave Johnson 
($1825) weren't too far behind. Beer can 
usually be counted on to collect a larger 
share of the pie, but disaster struck early 
on Sunday when he crashed and hurt 
his leg after free-falling from the top of 
the face. Despite riding in pain, he fin- 
ished all his classes and four runs in the 
advanced class. 

This was the 79th annual hillclimb, 
and the climb has been held in the same 
location for more than 50 years, and the 
years of climbing haven't made the 
short but challenging hill any easier. In 
fact, the wet winter allowed the bottom 
of the hill to sag, and that left a jumble 
of violent vertical ledges in the middle 
of the hill that proved a more effective 
stopper for riders than the more spectac- 
ular 15-foot vertical face at the top of the 
hill. As if the hill weren't already diabol- 
ical enough, the club threw in numerous 
turns for the lighter bikes that made 
establishing momentum nearly impossi- 
ble. Getting a good. draw in the riding 
order proved critical. Too early and the 
ledges were unmercifully sharp-edged; 
too late and riders were faced with bike- 
swallowing ruts. 

When the event got under way - in 
front of a huge, 20,000-strong crowd - 
Beer topped a close-fought victory with 
a 22.218-second ride in the 600cc class. 
Martin and Chamberlain were also in 
the 22-second bracket, with Kenny Kim- 
ball, Jerry Seeley and Pete Loomis fol- 
lowing with times in the 23-second 
range. Dave Johnston was the only rider 
in the 24-second bracket, and he was the 
first rider to top the hill. The small, 16- 
rider Senior class used a different line 
since the midhill S-turn had become so 
deeply rutted, and David Ruff took the 
win with a 16.444. 

Sunday's festivities got started with 
the 0-700 Unlimited class. Since the rules 
are so lax in this class, the line they have 
to use is much more difficult than for 
the other classes. Right after the short, 


30-foot run at the base of the hill, the 
course turned hard left, dropped slight- 
ly downhill, then required riders to 
crank a hard right run up a bike-high 
vertical ledge. Many riders ended their 
day there, within spitting distance of the 
start. Riders that did burst over the 
ledge faced an off-camber run to gain 
speed before the jumble of ledges mid- 
hill. Whitlock was the best here. He 
unleashed his potent Honda CR500R, 
hit the first short vertical jump and used 
basic supercross techniques to throw the 
bike up and out to clear all the rest of 
the humps and blitz the upper third 
shale slump and the vertical face at the 
top in 19.983 seconds. АП of the 15 rid- 
ers who earned money in this class 
topped the hill. 

Next up was the “big iron" classes. 
The sound and speed of these mad-sci- 
entist hybrids and their 300-foot roosts 
are what really bring the spectators to 
the climb. On his first attempt, Kimball 
used the 1200cc Honda-engined 
machine that he built in the early 1980s 
to collect another paycheck. Whitlock 
was just three-tenths of a second slower, 





with Michael Reesor another three- 
tenths behind him. Ninth-placed Bran- 
don Whitlock was the final rider over, 
with a 19-second run. 

Most of the same bikes and riders 
were back for Open Unlimited. The class 
is just what its name suggests, and aside 
from some safety rules, it is a run-what- 
you-brung affair. The bikes run the 
same hill as the Open Tire class, so times 
were faster. Chamberlain held the throt- 
tle on in the rut formed at the top of the 
hill, spun out and slid backward 
through the timer beam. The rules 
require that the rider have one hand on 
the handlebar when it breaks the beam 
to be considered a complete run, so his 
GSX-R1100-powered ride of 12.157 was 
the fastest in the class and the quickest 
of the event. Johnston was second and 
Travis Whitlock was third. Every rider 
in the top 10 topped the hill. 

Then the top six riders in the two 
Tire classes faced off for the advanced 
class and the championship. Chris Her- 
mann was the first rider over, soon after 
Kimball (who qualified for the advanced 
class on both-sized machines) free-fell 








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powered machine up the treacherous hill, 
became the first five-time Great American 
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down the cliff at the top on his CR500 
ride. Seconds later he ran his four-cylin- 
der up two seconds faster than Her- 
mann. Whitlock then lined up his FJ1200 
and ripped off a run two seconds faster 
than Kimball's. Whitlock’s time stood 
and he became the first rider in modern 
times to win the event five times. CN 


Great American Hiliclimb 
Billings, Montana 
Results: July 25-26, 1998 


0-600 RUBBER TIRE: 1. Dusty Beer; 2. Nolan 
Martin; 3. Shannon Chamberlain; 4. Kenny Kimball; 5. 
Jerry Seeley. 

SR: 1. David Ruff; 2. Ken Long; 3. Dan Frye; 4. 
Leroy Ebeling. 

0-700 UNLIM: 1. Travis Whitlock; 2. Nolan Martin; 
3. Ed Taylor; 4. Dusty Beer; 5. Kenny Kimball. 

701-UP UNLIM: 1: Shannon Chamberlain; 2. Dave 
Johnston; 3. Travis Whitlock; 4. Larry Coleman; 5. Robie 
Peterson. К 

OPEN RUBBER TIRE: 1. Kenny Kimball; 2. Travis 
Whitlock; 3. Michael Reesor; 4. Ron Zundel; 5. Dusty 
Beer. 

ADVANCED: Т. Travis Whitlock; 2. Chris Herman; 
3. Nolan Martin. 





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Vanson/Team Obsolete Trans Atlantic Match 
Races, Round Two: Cadwell Park 





Brits, again 


By Dave Roper and Erik Green 





CADWELL PARK, ENGLAND, JULY 25-26 
he latest round of the continuing, 
Trans Atlantic Match Races took 
place at Cadwell Park in the scenic 
Lincolnshire Wolds, held in conjunction 
with the Forgotten Era Super Challenge. 

Cadwell Park must rank among the 
finest of the British short circuits, as it 
winds its way through the picturesque 
farmland. The most unique aspect of the 
circuit is the “Mountain,” a steep rise 
after a sharp left-right combination that 
levels abruptly, providing the perfect 
opportunity for crowd-pleasing jumps. 
The circuit combines a tight, twisty sec- 
tion through the woods with an open 
high-speed sweeping portion. 

The Trans Atlantic Match Race for- 
mat pits 500 and 750cc classic teams in a 
North America vs. UK/Europe chal- 
lenge. After two races during round one 
at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, 
Yanks led the Brits, 207-200. 

For Cadwell Park, team captain 
Dave Roper, on an ex-Agostini MV 
Agusta 500 Triple, led the USA Team - 
comprised of Nancy Delgado (on a See- 
ley G-50), Don Vesco (on a Norton 
Manx), Erik Green (on a Team Obsolete 
G-50), Yvon DuHamel (on a BSA 
Triple), John Long (on a Triumph 
Triple), Cal Rayborn III (also on a Tri- 
umph Triple) and Malcolme Tunstall 
(on a Ducati Special) - against the UK 
Team, which was comprised of Dave 


Pither (the team captain, riding a Tri-_ 


umph Triple), Chris McGahan (also on 
a Triumph Triple), Vernon Glashier (on 











a Seeley G-50), David Hughes (on an 
Arter Matchless G-50), Colin Breeze (on 
a BSA Triple), Karl Bell (on another Tri- 
umph Triple), Stef Sindorf (also on a 
Seeley G-50) and Mickey Carter (on 
another Seeley G-50). 

Don Vesco was a last-minute no- 
show, as good salt conditions at the 
Bonneville Salt Flats beckoned. 

The 500cc race was gridded in the 
first wave, with a 10-second lead on the 
750cc grid. At the start of Saturday's 
race, Vernon Glashier jumped into the 
lead, with Stef Sindorf hot on his heels. 
Roper followed, his early pursuit tem- 
pered by a couple of slides, which 
allowed Glashier and Sindorf to pull 
away. On the second lap, Sindorf pulled 
into the lead, ahead of Glashier. 

Meanwhile, Cal Rayborn III was 
chasing Dave Pither at the front of the 
750cc class. Both passed Roper midrace 
and were closing on Sindorf and 
Glashier. Behind Roper, DuHamel was 
leading Mickey Carter and John Long. 

On the last lap, Sindorf, feeling 
intense pressure from Glashier, tried too 
hard coming out of the Gooseneck, ran 
off the track and lost control of his bike 
on the way down to Mansfield Corner. 
Glashier took the 500cc win and the 
overall, and Pither just barely beat Ray- 
born to the finish. 


The fastest lap of the race went to ' 


Rayborn, with a 1:42.5 - an excellent 
time, as he was just coming to grips 
with his Triple and the unfamiliar, chal- 
lenging track. The day ended with the 
UK Team winning, 118-112.5, with a 
cumulative score of 318-319.5 in the 
favor of Team USA. A scant 1.5-point 
gap promised to make for an exciting 
Sunday event. 

Sunday's Match Race began like Sat- 
urday's, with Glashier immediately tak- 
ing the lead, followed by Roper and Sin- 
dorf. Roper quickly took away 
Glashier's lead on the first lap on his 
MV 500/3. His charge, however, was 














(Above) Honda XR-mounted Chuck 
Miller (not the Baja winner) negotiates a 
narrow bridge on day two of the 
Mammoth 250. 

(Left) Calvin Rayborn III starred for the 
American team in the Trans Atlantic 
Match Race Series, held at Cadwell Park 
in England. 





short-lived, as the MV started to misfire 
and Glashier went past. On the third 
lap, the MV misfire deteriorated and 
Sindorf passed him. Roper then pulled 
off into the pits and retired his machine. 
In the 750cc class, meanwhile, Breeze, 
back in action after repairing his BSA 
Triple (which he practically totaled in 
Saturday's morning practice), led Pither 
and Rayborn, with "Super Frog" 
DuHamel and Malcolme Tunstall dicing 
behind them. Rayborn charged to the 
front, passing Pither, Breeze and Sin- 
dorf. Pither and Breeze passed Sindorf 
shortly thereafter. Rayborn, pulling 
monster wheelies over the "Mountain," 
took the overall lead and passed 
Glashier. Breeze, setting the fastest lap 
of the race at 1:41.3, passed Pither for 
second place. 

As the last lap wound down, atten- 
tion was focused on the dice between 
DuHamel and Tunstall. As DuHamel 
entered Hall Bends, his right clip-on 
broke, and he appeared to be heading 
for one of Cadwell Park's ever-present 
dirt embankments. He ran off the track, 
forcing Tunstall to follow. Incredibly, 
both seemed to recover as they went out 
of sight toward the hairpin. When they 
came into sight again for the run to the 
checkered flag, Tunstall had a clear lead, 
while DuHamel limped home slowly . 
Unfazed, DuHamel jammed the unat- 
tached clip-on into the fairing and twist- 
ed the throttle against the brake lever in 
his determination to finish and salvage 
seventh overall. 

After Sunday, the Brits led, 440-430. 
The man of the meeting most certainly 
was Seeley G-50-mounted Glashier, who 
won both 500cc races and was overall 
high points scorer. Pither, who was high 
points scorer at Laguna, passed the 
Hailwood Trophy on to Glashier, who 
will keep it until this year's final Trans 
Atlantic Match Races at Daytona on 
October 25. €N 


Results 


500 DAY 1: 1. Vernon Glashier (See); 2. Dave Roper 
(MV); 3. Mickey Carter (See); 4. Dave Hughes (Mat); 5. 
Nancy Delgado (See). 

750 DAY 1: 1. Dave Pither (Tri); 2. Cal Rayborn Ш 
(Tri); 3. Yvon DuHamel (BSA); 4. John Long (Tri); 5. 
Karl Bell (Tri). 

500 DAY 2: 1. Vernon Glashier (See); 2. Stef Sindorf 
(See); 3. Erik Green (Ric); 4. Dave Hughes (Mat); 5. 
Nancy Delgado (See). 

750 DAY 2: 1. Cal Rayborn III (Tri); 2. Colin Breeze 
(BSA); 3. Dave Pither (Tri); 4. Malcolme Tunstall (Duc); 
5. Yvon DuHamel (BSA). 

POINT STANDINGS: 1. UK (440); 2. USA (430). 


CountDown Mammoth 250 


Geezers' 
revenge 


By Chris Jonnum 











MAMMOTH LAKES, CA, AUG. 1-2 

hough preceding weeks saw the 

scenic Mammoth Lakes region 

besieged by the pierced bodies and 
died hair of youths attending the Mam- 
moth MX and NORBA mountain-bike 
races, nary a nose ring was spied at this 
weekend's dual-sport ride, where the 
only blue coiffures belonged to many of 
the riders' wives (Kim Bennett, Shelly 
Morefield and Patrice Payne - who all 
rode their own motorcycles - were not 
among that number). 

“I don't know what it is, but my rides 
always seem to draw the older guys," 
said organizer Jerry Counts, whose sign- 
up sheet included such aces of yore as 
Jesse Goldberg and Cal Bottom - riders? 
only slightly younger than the ride's 
woolly namesake. 

Including optional hard ways, day 
one's 130 entrants covered 160 miles of 
mostly Jeep roads through the Inyo 
Craters, Lookout Mountain, June Lake 
and Owens River areas, and as most rid- 
ers' attention was at least partially dis- 
tracted by the numerous impressive vis- 
tas, it was a good thing said hard ways 
were somewhat mistitled. While many à 
rider was spotted flailing in Mammoth's 
infamous front-end-sucking pumice, 
predicaments were limited. Among 
them was Brookings, Oregon's Lee Rid- 
dle, who, while coming to terms with the 





unfamiliar dry terrain, ironically crashed 
in one of the few water crossings. Bill 
Fullmer Sr. spent part of the morning 
trailside working on his bike of the week 
(a Husaberg having replaced his CCM). 

Welcome breaks from the foglike 
dust were provided at Gull Lake Park 
(where riders took in a wedding while 
munching their barbecue-beef sand- 
wiches) and Brown’s Campground. Tri- 
tip steaks and barbecue chicken were 
served at Grumpy’s Sports Bar for that 
evening's dinner, where Mammoth Visi- 
tor Bureau's Ralph McMullen and Mono 
Lake county supervisor Joann Ronci 
addressed the crowd. 

The close to 50 riders who begged 
off of Sunday's 80 miles missed out on 
a good thing, as less dust and more 
scenery had most singing the day's 
praises. Particularly popular was a 
"hard" section through a ravine-bottom 
stream, but the entire course (which 
took in the Diablo Casa Hot Springs, 
Long Valley and Dead Man regions) 
had most riders chuckling through 
their grimy dentures. CN 


Walker shows the way 
in Pro Sports Motocross 


By Steve and Peggy Corlee 


WYTHEVILLE, VA, JULY 19 
Yamaha of Kingsport’s Kevin Walker showed that 
he is fully recovered from the injury he incurred 
last fall by sweeping both the 125 and 250сс Pro 
classes at the Wiseco/Tucker-Rocky /Scott USA- 
sponsored Virginia State Championship. 

Riders from 12 states converged on the Pro 


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Sports racing facility, and great weather and 
track preparation as well as. first-class competi- 
tion provided exciting racing all day long. 

Walker's wins were by no means easy, as 
North Carolina's Jim Chester and Pennsylva- 
nia's Gaylon Dickson Jr. applied pressure in the 
250cc class. Virginia's Tim Hodock joined 
Chester in the 125cc class in an attempt to keep 
Walker honest. In the first 250cc moto, Dickson 
and Chester took each other out - not once, but 
twice - in the first lap, allowing Walker to get 
away. In the second race, Walker took the 
holeshot and led wire to wire. 

After a holeshot and a brief stint in the front 
of the 125cc Pros, West Virginia's Richard 
Prather crashed out as Walker took over to 
begin a two-moto sweep of that class, followed 
by Chester and Hodock. 

In B-class action, Team Green/ Podium One- 
sponsored Ben Riddle totally dominated both 
the 125 and 250cc classes, much to the delight of 


Team Green's Jeff Chambers, who was on hand, 


along with his crew, to provide support for Rid- 
dle as well as for the multitudes of Kawasaki 
riders in attendance. Riddle was never headed 
in any of his races, and it is easy to see why he is 
being touted as the next "great one" from the 
Team Green ranks. 

Riddle was followed home by North Caroli- 
na's Joshua Capps in the 250cc class and West 
Virginia's Timmy Milligan in the 125s. 

In the Over 25 A-class action, Chester and 
Dickson managed to hold Walker to a third 
overall, with North Carolina's Ben Rutledge and 
Tim Hodock rounding out the top five. 

Pee Wee action was hot as Cobra-mounted rid- 
ers swept the top spots in both divisions. In the 4- 
to 6-year-old class, Maryland's Colton Bailey held 
on for the win, ahead of North Carolina's McKin- 
non Welborn and Dustin Chandler. In the 7- to 8- 
year-old class, North Carolina's Austin Stroupe 
bested Maryland's Sean Hackey and Justin Boston. 

In C-class action, consistency was the key as 
North Carolina's Brad Robertson topped the 
125s with 1-1 finishes and Suzuki-mounted Evan 
Owenby did likewise in the 250s while their fel- 





low competitors struggled with up-and-down 
moto results. 





50 SHAFT/IR: 1. Adam Ivers (Yam); 2. Tvler Robertson 
(Yam); 3. Shane Hall (Yam). 

50 (4-6): 1. Colton Bailey (Cob); 2. McKinnon Welborn (Cob); 
3. Dustin Chandler (Cob); 4. Michael Hartwell (KTM); 5. Chris 
Goodman (Act). 

50 (7-8): 1. Austin Stroupe (Cob); 2. Sean Hackey (Cob); 3. 
Justin Boston (Cob); 4. Garrett riam (Cob): 5. Zack Osborne 
(Cob) 

60 (7-9): 1. Jake Griffis (Kaw); 2. Chad Wages (Kaw); 3. Austin 
Stroupe (Kaw); 4. Steven Houser (Kaw); 5. Sean Hackey (Kaw). 

60 (10-11): 1. Philip Ivers (Kaw); 2. Jordan Troxell (Kaw); 3. 
Christopher Chesnee (Kaw); 4. Taylor Reilly (Kaw); 5. Matthew 
Townsend (Kaw). 

85 (12-13): 1. Chad Ward (Hon); 2. Matt Miller (Suz); 3. Brian 
Behnen (Kaw); 4. Chase Roberts (Kaw); 5. Jason Tucker (Kaw). 

85 (14-15): 1. Isha Wood (Kaw); 2. Nicholas Vargo (Suz); 3. 
Brian Carlisle (Suz); 4. Leslie Barrett (Kaw); 5. Joshua Wyatt (Hon). 

85 D: 1. Brandon Belcher (Suz); 2. Shane Kendrick (Suz); 3. 
Philip Williams (Kaw); 4. Jarod Scalf (Kaw); 5. Lucas Walker 
(Yam) 

IR MINI: 1. Josh Davis (Kaw); 2. Jake Griffis (Suz); 
Beck (Suz); 4. Philip Ivers (Suz); 5. C hase Whitten (Kaw) 

S/MINI 1. Brian Behnen (Kaw); 2. Isha Wood (Kaw); 3. Josh 
Davis (Kaw); 4. Chase Roberts (Kaw); 5. Stephen Houseman (Kaw) 


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Ben Riddie dominated both the 125 and 
250cc B classes in the Virginia State 
Championship MX, held in Wytheville, 
Virginia. 





SCHDBY: 1, Chase Barnes (Suz); 2. Daniel Tesh (Suz); 3. Shane 
Hager (Кам); 4. Doug Earls (Suz); 5 Serres r Hovis (Yam) 

125 PRO: 1. Kevin Walker (Yam); 2 
Hodock (Suz); 4. Brandon Turlington (Yam); 5. Terence ® 
(Yam). 

125 B: 1. Ben Riddle (Kaw); 2. Timmy Milligan (Suz); 3. Daniel 
Tesh (Suz); 4. Joshua Capps (Kaw); 5. Jose Lg Prather (Kaw). 

125 C: 1. Bradley Robertson (Yam); 2. Siler Chapman (Suz); 3 
В.) "Huntsinger (Suz); 4. Isha Wood (Kaw); 5. Matt Blevins (Suz). 

125 D: 1. Patrick McAbee (Yam); 2. Charles Meadows (Suz); 3 
Bobby Prater (Suz); 4. Brian Prokupek (Kaw); 5. Aaron Bond (Suz). 

250 PRO: 1. Kevin Walker (Yam); 2. Jim Chester (Suz); 3. Gay- 
lon Dickson Jr. (Kaw); 4. Tim Hodock (Suz); 5. Terence Kennedy 


. lim Chester (Suz); 3. Tim 


(Yam) 

250 B: 1. Ben Riddle (Kaw); 2. Joshua Capps (Kaw); 3 
Jenkins (Suz); 4. Jon Boy Monk (Hon); 5. Joseph Prather (Kaw). 

250 C: 1. Evan Owenby (Suz); 2. Noel Hall (Kaw); 3. Michael 
Robinson (Kaw); 4. Bobby Sanders (Suz); 5. Timothy Elrod (Suz) 

250 D: 1. Michael Kidd (Kaw); 2. Jason Brown (Suz); 3. Mason 
Henson (Yam); 4. Jeff Bowman (Кам); 5. Jamie Manis (Suz) 

U/L AM: I. Timniy Milligan (Suz); 2. Evan Owenby (Suz); 3. 
Justin Brooks (Yam); 4. Timothy Muterspaugh (Кам); 5. Jason 
Saunders (Kaw). 

U/L C/D: 1. Noel Hall (Kaw); 2. Chad Yates (Yam); 3. 
Thomas Turner (Kaw); 4. Stephen Edmondson (Kaw); 5. Tracy 
Bradshaw (Hon) 

4-STRK: 1. James Goin (Yam); 
Meyers (Yam), 

25+ А: 1. Jim Chester (Suz); 2. Gaylon Dickson Jr. (Kaw); 3. 
Kevin Walker (Yam); 4. Benjamin Rutledge (Suz); 5. Tim Hodock 
(Suz). 

254 B: 1. Kevin Blalock (Suz); 2. Larry Sparks (Suz); 3. Shane 
Jenkins (Suz); 4. Albert McCoy (Suz); 5. Jeff Mushala (Yam). 

25+ С: 1. Mark Muncy (Suz); 2. Allen Brown (Suz); 3. Bobby 
Sanders (Suz); 4. Gregory Pittman (Suz); 5. Jason Rowe (Yam) 

30+ A: 1. Gaylon Dickson Jr. (Kaw); 2. Joel Baker (Suz); 3. Sid- 
ney Williams (Kaw); 4. Leslie Bele " т (Suz); 5. James Hayes OI: 

30+ B: 1. Larry Sparks (Suz); 2. Albert McCoy (Suz); 3. David 
Tucker (Suz); 4. Scott Linkous (Suz); 5. Thomas Jennings (Suz). 

30+ C: 1. Sam King (Yam); 2. Keith Garland (Yam); 3. Way- 
mon Autry (Suz); 4. Cletis Greene (Hon); 5. Johnny Gibson (Suz). 

35+: 1. Joel Baker (Suz); 2. Randy Roberts (Suz); 3. James Goin 
(Yam); 4. Jeffrey Earls (Kaw); 5. Dennis Scalf (Kaw) 

40+: 1. Johnny Gibson (Suz); 2. Carl Neidlinger (Yam); 3. 
Michael Robinson (Kaw); 4. Billy Angel (Suz); 5. Ted Shortridge 
(Suz) 

48+: 1, Terrell Welborn (Suz); 2. Steve Corlee (Suz); 3. Johnny 
Gibson (Suz); 4. Ted Shortridge (Suz); 5 Rock Fields (KTM) 


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Smith takes the green at 
Green Acres Motocross 


By Scooter Bell 
Photo by Craig Cole 


MARION, KS, AUG. 2 
Matt Smith won the 125cc Pro class at Green 
Acres MX in Marion, Kansas. 

On a hot, dry day in Kansas, Smith set his 
sights on Jeff Hedden and Marc Gifford, and, in 
the first moto, Smith found himself behind Hed- 
den off the start. Hedden kept his Yamaha out 
front, with Smith, Gifford, Dennis Burnett and 
Chuck Diebold following. 

At the halfway point, Hedden had pulled 
away, and Smith was now trying to keep Gif- 
ford out of the second spot, which Smith man- 
aged to accomplish. The checkered flag came 
out for Hedden, and he was followed by Smith, 
Gifford, Burnett, Diebold and Ben Thompson. 

The second moto started with Hedden and 
Smith side by side going into the first turn. By 
the next turn, Smith took the inside line away 
from Hedden to take the lead. Hedden pushed 
Smith hard every lap, getting close through 
some sections of the track and losing ground in 
other sections. 

Meanwhile, Gifford held on to a solid third, 
and Diebold passed Burnett for the fourth spot. 
Hedden made one last push through the last 
two turns, but the front end of his bike washed 
out, and Smith held on to the win. Smith took 
the overall, with Hedden settling for second. 
Gifford, Diebold, Burnett and Thompson filled 
the top six positions. 

In the 250cc Pro class, Hedden came out on 
top, followed by Gifford, Rick Cotton and Smith. 


Results 


P/W: 1. Kimber Hardey; 2 
Cody Miller; 5. Dalton Miller. 

60: 1. Robert Spear; 2. Dillon Cotten; 3. Josh Gilman; 4. Allan 
Hartigain. 

RO JR (7-11): 1. Blake Dunn; 2. Andy Williams; 3. Levi Will- 
inger; 4. Trevor Smith. 

80 SR (10-15): 1. Ryan Nett: 2 
Jamie Brown. 

80 OUTLAW: 1. Nicholas Warren; 2. Ryan Nett; 3. Dusty 
Herring Jr.; 4. Jamie Brown. 

125 NOV: 1. Sharon Stuart; 
Justin Ingram; 5. Kevin Diller. 

125 INT: 1. Nick Roberts; 2. Eric Schielz; 3. Cy Prior. 

125 PRO: 1. Matt Smith; 2. Jeff Hedden; 3. Mare Gifford; 4. 
Chuck Diebold; 5. Dennis Burnett. 

250 NOV: 1. Daryl Walter; 2. Todd Dicke; 3. Marty Morland; 
4. Leon Williams; 5. Chris Kitter 

250 INT: 1. Dan Hickey; 2. Robby Fickbush. 

250 PRO: 1. Jeff Hedden; 2. Marc Gifford; 3 
Matt Smith. 

VET 30+ A: 1. Rick Cotten. 

VET 30+ B: 1. Chris Kirk; 2. Galen Burton; 3. Greg Gilman; 4. 
Shawn Kirby. 

VET 40+: 1. Rob Lanberte; 2. Daryl Walter; 3. Jim Pratt; 4. 
Rick Bachman; 5. Marlin Hitschmann. 

VET 50+: 1. Mike Moreland; 2. Gary Johnson; 3. Tom Hunt. 

POST-VINT +5: 1. Walker Andrews; 2. Justin Anderson; 3. 
Jason Miller; 4. Eric Piotrowski; 5. Cory Abbott. 

POST-VINT +10: 1. Jason Holm; 2. Glen Burton; 3. Justin 
Anderson; 4. Jerry Erb; 5. Ron Schroeder. 

VINT: 1. Marlin Hitschmann. 

SCHBY: 1. Shawn Stuart; 2. Jeff Walter; 3. Jon Pierce; 4. Ryan 
Nett; 5. Lee Roberts. 

OPEN WMN: 1. Dawn Shockey; 2. Jessica Spear. 

OPEN OUTLAW: 1. Cy Prior; 2. Dan Hickey; 3. Robby Eick- 
bush; 4. Cy Prior. 











. Jacob Haas; 3. Dylan Sweeney; 4. 


2. Lee Robert; 3. Kyle Smith; 4. 


2. Jeff Walter; 3. Todd Dicke; 4. 


. Rick Cotten; 4. 


Stone hard to beat 
in Saline Arenacross 


By Lance Martin 


HARRISBURG, IL, JULY 21 

The Edge-sponsored Doug Stone continued his 
domination of the Saline County Arenacross by 
winning all four of the Pro races and most of the 
$2000 Pro purse. Some 69 riders showed up at 
the annual event promoted by the Litfle Egypt 
Off-Road Motorcycle Club. 

In the first 125cc Pro race, LeMond Honda- 
sponsored Marty Vaughn shot into the lead, and 
it appeared as though he was on his way to end- 
ing Stone's winning streak. On lap 12 of the 14- 
lap race, Stone was chipping away at Vaughn's 
lead. One lap later, Stone moved to the front - 
but Vaughn wasn't giving in. Preparing to make 
an attempt to move around Stone, Vaughn bob- 
bled two turns from the finish, allowing Stone to 
ride to victory. 

Devin Banks put his LeMond Yamaha at the 
front of the pack in the second 125cc Pro race, 
but Stone wasn't ready to concede and he soon 
motored by to score the win. 

The first 250cc Pro race started on a bad note 
for Stone as he jumped into the band before it 
was snapped. The band got tangled in Stone's 
handlebars and the rest of the class was forced 


` to come back for a restart. Stone was placed two 


bike lengths behind the rest of the field, but he 
found traction on the outside and was on the 
lead when the field exited the first left-hander. 
At the halfway point, Stone had a five-second 
lead over Vaughn, and he was able to cruise in 
for the victory. 

The second 250cc Pro race provided a little 
closer racing action for fair-goers, as Vaughn 
absconded with the holeshot, with Stone and 
Banks in tow. Stone moved to the outside of 
Vaughn just past the triples, backing off and 
ducking inside of Vaughn in the next turn to 
take the lead. Stone capped off a perfect night by 
taking the win. 

The 50cc class was added to this year's fair 
race, and Harrisburg's own Craig Nevitt put his 
KTM out front to take the win. 

In the 125cc Amateur race, Marty Keoughn 
and Matt Newberry swapped moto wins, with 
Keoughn winning the second to take the overall. 
Local Wes Newman, having placed fourth in the 
first moto, was putting in a good ride in the sec- 
ond when he crashed out and broke his collar- 
bone. | 


Results VE 


BEG: 1. Darren Strickland (Hon); 2. Rick Gower Dh 3. 
Matt Maidlaw (Yam); 4. Tyson Cummings (Hon); 5. Scott 
Kuhlman (Yam). 

50: 1. Craig Nevitt (KTM); 2. Caleb Buntin (Yam); 3. Michael 
Norris (KTM). 

60: 1. Luke Pickering (Kaw) 

50: 1. Blake Renshaw (Kaw). 

125 AM: 1. Marty Keoughn (Yam); 2. Matt Newberry (Suz); 5 
Jared Smith (Kaw); 4. Shawn Sanders (Kaw); 5. Mark Donoghue 
(Suz), 

125 PRO 1: 1. Doug Stone (Kaw); 2. Marty Vaughn (Hon); д. 
Devin Banks (Yam); 4. Chad Rhine (Kaw); 5. Adam Clark (Yam). 

125 PRO 2: 1. Doug Stone (Kaw); 2. Devin Banks (Yam); 3. 
Chad Rhine (Kaw); 4. Marty Vaughn (Hon); 5. Adam Clark (Yam). 

250 AM: 1. Shane Childers (Hon); 2. Brent Powell (Hon). 

250 PRO 1: 1. Doug Stone (Kaw); 2. Marty Vaughn (Hon); 3. 
Devin Banks (Yam); 4. Chad Rhine (Kaw). 





(Above) C.J. Beving (14L) leads Verdeen 
Langland (22) during the Open Pro class 
at the SVCC Short Track in Sioux Falls, 
South Dakota. 

(Left) Matt Smith was the top rider in the 
125cc Pro class at Green Acres MX in 
Marion, Kansas. 





250 PRO 2: 1. Doug Stone (Kaw); 2. Marty Vaughn (Hon); 3. 
Devin Banks (Yam); 4. Chad Rhine (Kaw). 
SR: 1. Scott Buntin (Yam). 


Johnson stops Langland 
sweep in Saddleback ST 


By Brad Letcher 


SIOUX FALLS, SD, JULY 11 
Mike Johnson stood in the way of Verdeen Lang- 
land's earning a sweep of the Pro classes during 
the SVCC Short Track races at Saddleback Race 
Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. White Broth- 
ers/ MotionPro/Bieffe-backed Langland earned 
wins in two out of the three Pro classes during 
the night. The Yamaha-mounted Johnson, 
though, would snap the stranglehold Langland 
had over the Pro classes with a win of his own. 
The Open Pro TT class opened the night, and 
a perfectly prepared track greeted the riders. 
Johnson and Langland jumped out front, fol- 
lowed by Brad Letcher, C.J. Beving and Verlon 
Langland. For the. first half of the race, Johnson 
and Verdeen Langland battled side by side, with 
Midwest Line-X/First Class Design/QB Conoco- 
backed Letcher hot on their heels. Johnson was 
credited with the lead each time past the stripe, 
but Verdeen Langland was switching lines and 
leaning on Johnson everywhere on the track. 
Going into the infield section on lap four, the lead 
duo went wide trying to outbrake each other and 
Letcher was able to duck to the inside. Johnson 
held the lead, with Verdeen Langland in second 
as Letcher struggled to get by. Beving and Verlon 
Langland also caught the leaders and began bat- 
tling for the third position with Letcher. 


Johnson and Verdeen Langland pulled away“ 


to battle among themselves as the battle for 
third heated up. Johnson, however, finally 
secured the lead for good, taking the win over 
Verdeen Langland. Letcher held third over Bev- 
ing and Verlon Langland. 

Verdeen Langland went to the low side at 
the start of the 250cc Pro class to grab the 
holeshot, making a miraculous recovery as he 
hit a dusty area and nearly threw it away. His 
younger brother Verlon jumped past several rid- 
ers during the confusion to challenge Verdeen 
for the lead. Verdeen would regain the top spot 
before the lap was over, with Verlon hot on his 
heels. Sheldon Wenz, Johnson, Beving and 
Letcher, meanwhile, started to chase down the 
Langland duo. Verdeen wasn't going to let this 
race get away from him and he started to pull a 
lead as the battle for second heated up. Wenz 
slid past Verlon Langland on the.second lap. It 
would take Johnson several laps to get by Ver- 
lon Langland for third and the rest of the race to 
hold him off. 

With two laps to go, Beving made a mistake 
in turn three, allowing Letcher to take over fifth. 
Verdeen Langland took the win, followed by 
Wenz, Johnson and Verlon Langland. The Open 
Pro class topped off the night with another close 
race. Beving nailed the holeshot in front of Lang- 
land, Wenz and Pete Tapkin. Beving rocketed to 
a big lead and rode flawlessly for several laps, 
but Langland slowly caught the leader and start- 
ed to apply pressure. 


With the track allowing fast lines from the 
top to the bottom, Langland slid alongside Bev- 
ing on the top of turn four. Beving held the top 
spot, though, but suddenly began to struggle 
with the bike. Langland slid into the lead as they 
neared the halfway point. Wenz was next to 
close on Beving, as Tapkin lurked in fourth. The 
leaderboard wouldn't change for six laps, 
although the race for second was a three-way 
dogfight. Beving dropped to fourth on the last 
lap as both Wenz and Tapkin gained a position. 

Langland scored another win, with Wenz, 
Tapkin and Beving crossing the line just behind. 


Results . 


MINI 50; 1. Alex Jorgensen (Hon); 2. Luke Lambrecht (Suz); 
3. Anthony Bauer (Hon); 4. Taylor Bissel (Kaw); 5. Brady Reinke 
(Hon). 

MINI 60: 1. Tony Bissel (Kaw); 2. Jacob Ahl (Kaw); 3. Caleb 
Sullivan (Kaw); 4. Anthony Bauer (Kaw); 5. Jesse Frost (Yam). 

MINI 80: 1. Tony Bissel (Kaw ); 2. Ryan Deighton (Hon); 3. 
Robert Thompson (Кам); 4. Jacob Ahl (Kaw); 5. Caleb Sullivan 
(Kaw). 

SM/ENCG: 1. Ryan peg Ой; 2. Nick Feist. 

250 A: 1. Shannon Frewaldt; 2 2. Rodger Wasson (Yam); 3. 
Scott Studer ( Yam); 4. Eric Melcher. 

OPEN A TT: 1. Greg Dougherty (Hon); 2. Scott Studer (Yam); 
3, Kevin Lemcke (Yam); 4. Chad Johnson (Yam). 

OPEN А: 1. Charlie Langland (Hon); 2. Dennis Melcher; 3 
Scott Studer (Yam); 4.Chuck Beving (Kaw) 

250 PRO: 1. Verdeen Langland (Hon); 2. Sheldon Wenz (Suz); 
3. Mike Johnson (Yam); 4. Verlon Langland (Hon); 5. Brad Letcher 
(Hon). 

OPEN PRO TT: 1. Mike Johnson (Yam); 2. Verdeen Langland 
(Hon); 3. Brad Letcher (Hon); 4. C.J. Beving (Kaw); 5. Verlon Lang- 
land (Hon) 

OPEN PRO: 1. Verdeen Langland (Hon); 2 
(Suz); 3. Pete Tapkin (Hon); 4. C.J. Beving (Hon). 








2. Sheldon Wenz 


Ricketts takes Trail of Tears 


By Lance Martin 


JONESBORO, IL, JULY 19 

The Little Egypt Off-Road Motorcycle Club host- 
ed round five of the Mid-South Summer Series 
at the Trail of Tears Lodge and Sports Resort, 
and some 111 riders showed up to do battle on 
the 8-mile loop. The racers were greeted by clear 
skies and close-to-triple-digit temperatures, and 
the club added a couple of single-track trails and 
another creek section to welcome the riders from 
the South. 

Indian's Shad Ricketts put his Modern 
Tire/Bridgestone/Cyclepath-sponsored YZ400 
into the creek first with the lead, with previous 
Trail of Tears winner Chris Graber giving chase. 

"| went into the creek in first place, led for a 
little bit, then missed a corner and lost the lead 
to Graber," said Ricketts later. "I followed 
Graber for a while and then missed the trail and 
lost about 30 seconds." 

Gary Hendricks wasn't letting the heat both- 
er him as he ran behind Graber for the first two 
laps. Ricketts, though, found the trail and 
worked his way by Graber and Hendricks on 
lap three. 

“1 just tried to ride steady and managed to 
get back around everyone and win by a few sec- 
onds," he said. “The trail was probably the most 
fun of the series so far." 

Hendricks, meanwhile, managed to get 
around Graber to take runner-up honors. 

Tim Baker made it two in a row at Trail of 
Tears as he held off Mark Barton at the end for 
the win in the 250cc B class. 

"Barton and me were swapping places all 
day," Baker said. "It was good to race with Bar- 
ton like that." 

Baker wins the sportsmanship award for the 
day. 

"Barton was in front of me and he blew by a 
turn in a faster part of the course,’ Baker said. “1 
slowed a bit until he got back on course." 

Dallas Mayer put in a good ride to win the 
Vet class. Mayer also finished eighth overall. 















Billy Hall held off Ohio’s Chuck Dally to win the 
Senior class. | 


Results 


O/ A: 1. Shad Ricketts (Yam); 2. Gary Hendricks (Kaw); 3. 
hris Graber (Yam); 4. Chad Froman (Kaw); 5. Marty Stinnett 
Hon). 
BEG: 1. Brad Honey (Hon); 2. David Messamore (Kaw); 3. 
Steve Pinson (Kaw); 4. Tim Henderson (Hon); 5. Roy Holland 
Yam). 

60: 1. Jackson Ervin (Yam); 2. Dustin Smith (Kaw). 

80: 1. Max Friese (Kaw); 2. Mike Pelzer (Yam); 3. Bryce Cow- 
у (Yam), 4. James Baker (Kaw). 

200 A: 1. Chad Froman (Kaw); 2. Marty Stinnett (Hon); 3. 
ddie Denfip (KTM); 4. Clay Hedgepath (КТМ); 5. Tom Campbell 
K4w). 














200 B: 1. Louis Gibson (Yam); 2. Derek Bratcher (Kaw); 3. 
Kyle Peacock (Kaw); 4. Buddy Wyatt (Hon); 5. Dustin Gibson 
Yam), 
250 B: 1. Tim Baker (KTM); 2. Mark Barton (Kaw); 3. Allen 
urphree (Kaw); 4. Jerry Hughes (Hon); 5, Gene Thurman (Kaw). 
250/OPEN A: 1. Shad Ricketts (Yam); 2. Gary Hendricks 
Kaw); 3. Chris Graber (Yam); 4. Lance Smith (Kaw); 5. Kevin 
eekmur (Yam). 
OPEN B: 1. Dean Grewe (KTM); 2. Doug Seagraves (Kaw). 
VET: 1. Dallas Mayer (Yam); 2. John Glaus (Kaw); 3. Danny 
Peacock (Kaw); 4. Tom Maines (Kaw); 5, Jim Bates (Kaw). 
VET C: 1. Kent Busse (Kaw); 2. Steve Lambruno (КТМ); 3. 
John Sommer; 4. Bub Nicewinter (Kaw); 5. Pete Buzzelli (ATK). 
4-STRK: 1. Ryan Newton (Yam); 2. Billy Morton (Kaw); 3. 
Mark Erwin (Hon). 
4-STRK C: 1. Doug Hunerkoch (Hon); 2. Heath Sutton (Hon); 
3. Jeff Spore (Hon); 4. Alfred Pryor (Hon). 
SR: 1. Billy Hall (Hon); 2. Chuck Daily (Hon); 3. Ronnie Hack- 
ett (Suz); 4. Vergle Young (Hon); 5. Dennis Meane (Hon). 
H/TRAIL: 1. Shane Gillespie (Yam); 2. Eric Chapprl (Yam); 3. 
Brian Denning (Kaw); 4. Chris Rickard (Hon); 5. Grady 
McCormick (Hon). 
L/TRAIL: 1. Jeff Lacroix (Yam); 2. Barry McEntire (Kaw); 
Dustin Harmon (Suz); 4. Marty Crowder (Kaw); 5. Mark Brad- 
shaw (Kaw). 











Demuth, Palmer hot at 
GNC Good Time Motocross 


By Liz Surber 


MOSIER VALLEY, TX, JULY 11-12 

The 21st annual GNC Good Time National expe- 
rienced the hottest temperatures ever encoun- 
tered for this event, with the mercury rising over 
100 on Saturday and even reaching 110 on Sun- 
day. igloos filled with iced water were set up in 
the staging area and at the starting line to help 
keep the riders cool. And while the temperature 
was hot, the racing was even hotter, with Josh 
Demuth taking the 250cc Expert win and Cliff 
Palmer topping the 125cc Experts. 

The 250cc Expert class saw Travis Hodges 
holding the lead for the first three laps. Michael 
Peacock stayed close to Hodges for the first two 
laps, but by the third lap Josh Demuth and Keith 
Johnson had taken over second and third. It 
wasn't long before Demuth had claimed the 
lead, and he held it to the checkered flag. John- 
son followed right behind him to claim second. 
Hodges settled for third, and Cliff Palmer 
worked his way up to fourth after running as 
low as seventh. 

Brad Woolsey claimed the early lead in moto 
two and dominated the first three laps. Hodges 
kept up with Woolsey, but by lap four Ray 
Mitchell and Demuth had put themselves in the 
second and third places, respectively. By the 
fifth lap Demuth had let it be known that he was 
going for the gold, and he took the lead, which 
he would hold to the end. Woolsey held on to 
second place through the white flag, but when 
the checkered flag waved, it was Keith Johnson 
in second. Woolsey settled for third and Palmer, 
who had worked his way through the pack from 
10th place on lap 1, finished fourth. Demuth 
took the overall, with Johnson placing second 
and Woolsey third. Palmer was fourth overall. 

The 125cc Expert action started with Suzuki- 
mounted Jacob Martin claiming the lead and 
holding it for the first five laps. Palmer gave 
chase and overtook Martin on the white-flag lap. 
Michael Peacock was holding a steady third 
until lap four, when Woolsey, working his way 
through the pack, overtook him. When the 
checkered flag flew, it was Palmer, Demuth, 
Martin and Woolsey. Johnson worked hard, 
coming from dead last at the end of the first to 
take fifth place. 

Moto two found Johnson out front for the 
first three laps, but second-placed Palmer took 
the lead away on the fourth lap and threw on 
the coals to pull away for the win. Demuth wait- 
ed until the fifth lap to jump from third to sec- 
ond, which pushed Johnson down a spot. 
Woolsey, meanwhile, stayed a steady fourth 
throughout the moto. Palmer was the man with 
the overall, with Demuth, Johnson and Woolsey 
lining up behind him. 

Results 

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TEENY MINI STK (7-8): 1. Jos Marburger (Cob); 2. Colten 
Maynard (Cob); 3. Ryan Serrano (Cob); 4. Cory Perdue (KTM); 5. 
Brian Bradley (KTM). 

S/TEENY MINI: 1. Jos Marburger (Cob); 2. Colten Maynard 
(Cob); 3. David Wood Jr. (Was); 4. Kyle Cunningham (Cob); 5. 
Matthew Yost (Cob). 

MINI MINI BEG (6-11): 1. Cody Allison (Kaw); 2. Colby Long 
(Kaw); 3. Jeff Simmons (Kaw); 4. Michael Allison (Kaw). 

MINI MINI (6-8): 1. Jos Marburger (Kaw); 2. Colten Maynard 
(Kaw); 3. Ricky Draper (Kaw); 4. Blake Carlile (Kaw); 5. Kvle Cun- 
ningham (Kaw). 

MINI MINI (9-11): 1. Shane Squires (Kaw); 2. Scotty Wenner- 
strom (Kaw); 3. Adam Reson (Kaw); 4. Michael Pritchett (Kaw); 5. 
Kerry Kerns (Kaw). 

MINI MINI STK (6-8): 1. Jared Moore (Kaw); 2. Kyle Cun- 
ningham (Kaw); 3. Colten Maynard (Кам; 4. Kyle Lee (Kaw); 5. 
Richard Davis (Kaw). 

MINI MINI STK (9-11): 1. Scotty Wennerstrom (Kaw); 2. 
Adam Reson (Кам); 3. Jay Shandy (Kaw); 4. Cody Clark (Kaw); 5. 
Kerry Kerns (Kaw). 

MINI STK (7-11): Lance Hollister (Kaw); 2. Bryan Zachary 
(Kaw); 3. Shane Squires (Yam); 4. Adam Reson (Kaw); 5. Andrew 
Jansing (Yam). 

MINI STK (12-13): 1. Nathan Davenport (Kaw); 2. Brandon 
Fulton (Kaw); 3. Ryan Theriot (Hon); 4. Jonathan Kerr (Kaw); 5. 
Chance Staggs (Kaw). 

MINI STK (14-16): 1. Adam Mennenga (Kaw); 2. Jamies Mar- 
shall (Kaw); 3. Dusty Fountain (Suz); 4. Geoff Mayfield (Yam); 5. 
Clayton Miller (Kaw). 

MINI JR (7-11): 1. Bryan Zachary (Kaw); 2. Vince Monteleone 


‚ (Kaw); 3. Shane Squires (Yam); 4. Andrew Jansing (Yam); 5. Chris 


Rensink (Yam). 

MINI SR BEG (12-15): 1. Andy Allison (Yam); 2. Cory Gra- 
ham (Hon); 3, Bret Fanning (Hon); 4. Aaron Fanning (Hon). 

MINI SR (12-13): 1. Nathan Davenport (Kaw); 2. Jonathan 
Kerr (Kaw); 3. Chris Phelan (Yam); 4. Brad Wolfe (Suz); 5. Chance 
Staggs (Kaw). 

MINI SR (14-16); 1. Adam Mennenga (Kaw); 2. Dusty Foun- 
tain (Suz); 3. Jeremy Durrett (Kaw); 4. Clayton Miller (Kaw); 5. 
Ernie Phillips (Suz). 

MINI OPEN (7-16); 1, Adam Mennenga (Kaw); 2. James Mar- 
shall (Kaw); 3. Dusty Fountain (Suz); 4. Clayton Miller (Kaw); 5, 
Bryan Zachary (Kaw). 

100: 1. Adam Mennenga (Kaw); 2. James Marshall (Kaw); 3. 
Nathan Davenport (Kaw); 4, Marcus Wadley (Kaw); 5. Clayton 
Miller (Kaw). 

125 SCHBY: 1. Chase Reed (Kaw); 2. Brandon Hightower 
(Yam); 3. Derek Gerdes (Kaw); 4. Kevin Johnson (Yam); 5. Kyle 
Williams (Kaw) 

125 BEG: 1. Gabriel Beardsley (Kaw); 2. Rodney Doughty 
(Kaw); 3. Corey Waldrop (Kaw); 4. Matt Edmondson (KTM); 5. 
Sean Roberts (Yam). 

125 NOV: 1. Shane Doughty (Kaw); 2. Joe Bailey (Kaw); 3. 
Chris Husack (Kaw); 4, McFly Scheel (Suz); 5. Brian Stokes (Yam). 

125 INT: 1. Chase Reed (Kaw); 2. Nathan Hale (Yam); 3. Mark 
Thompson (Yam); 4. Nick Metcalf (Suz); 5. Brandon Hightower 
(Yam) 

125 EX; 1. Cliff Palmer (Кам); 2. Josh Demuth (Kaw); 3. Keith 
Johnson (Yam); 4. Brad Woolsey (Kaw); 5. Jacob Martin (Suz). 

125 STK NOV: 1, Justin Smith (Kaw); 2. Joe Bailey (Kaw); 3 
Scott Hershman (Yam); 4. Jason Gaddis (Kaw); 5. Shane Doughty 
(Kaw). 

125 STK INT: 1. Travis Elliott (Kaw); 2. Chase Reed (Kaw); 3. 
Kevin Johnson (Yam); 4. Bryan Piccirelli (Hon); 5. Nick Metcalf 
(Suz). 

125 OPEN: 1. Nathan Hale (Yam); 2. Travis Elliott (Kaw); 3. 
Mark Thompson (Yam); 4, Beau Boynton (Kaw); 5. Dusty Emerson 
(Yam) 

250 BEG: 1. Cody Rheinlander (Kaw); 2. J.D. Berryhill (Kaw). 

250 NOV: 1. Ty Conner (Kaw); 2. Jonathan Schultz (Yam); 3. 
Caleb Garrison (Suz); 4. Les Craig (Yam); 5. Robert Lenoir (Yam). 

250 INT: 1. Beau Boynton (Kaw); 2. Nick Metcalf (Suz); 3. 
Nathan Hale (Yam); 4. Bryan Piccirelli (Hon); 5. Dwain Carter 
(Yam). 

250 EX: 1. Josh Demuth (Kaw); 2. Keith Johnson (Yam); 3. 
Brad Woolsey (Kaw); 4. Cliff Palmer (Kaw); 5, Travis Hodges 
(Kaw). 

250 OPEN: 1. Beau Boynton (Kaw); 2. Dusty Emerson (Yam); 
3. Brian Edwards (Kaw); 4. Brian Walker (Kaw); 5. John George Jr. 
(Hon). 

250 STK NOV: 1. Chris Husack (Kaw); 2. Ty Conner (Kaw); 3. 
Scott Hickey (Kaw); 4. Caleb Garrison (Suz); 5. Chad Haney 
(Кам). 

250 STK INT: 1. Beau Boynton (Kaw); 2. Nathan Hale (Yam); 
3. Nick Metcalf (Suz); 4. Bryan Piccirelli (Hon); 5. Dwain Carter 
(Yam). 

0-25 NOV: 1. Chris Hoddy (Kaw); 2. Dennis Hauer Jr. (Kaw); 
3. John Lincoln (Kaw); 4. David Mace (Suz); 5. Ron Naples (Hon). 

0-25 INT: 1. Gary Gorham (Yam); 2. Bo Stegall (Kaw); 3. Wen- 
dell Simmons (Yam); 4. David Chandler (Suz); 5. Lee Upton 
(Kaw). 

0-25 EX: 1. Dave Shade Jr. (Yam); 2. R.C. Bennett (Yam); 3. 
James Skinner (Suz). 

0-30 NOV: 1. John Lincoln (Kaw); 2. Tad Kimbrough (Suz); 3. 
Potts Thomas (Hon); 4. Whitney Fanning (Kaw); 5. Eddie Yost 
(Yam). 

0-30 INT: 1. Bo Stegall (Kaw); 2. Tom Hudson (Kaw); 3. 


David Chandler (Suz); 4. Lee Upton (Kaw); 5. Wendell Simmons 
(Yam). 

0-30 EX: 1. Jack Beckham (Kaw); 2. Mike Klement (KTM). 

0-35: 1. Tom Hudson (Kaw); 2. Todd Heemsbergen (Kaw); 3. 
Matthew Tallon (Kaw); 4. Bobby Meche (Hon); 5. Craig Hancock 
(Yam). 

0-40: 1. Steve McCombs (Yam); 2. Edward Hays (Kaw); 3 
Glen Boyett (Yam); 4. Lester Knight (Hon); 5. Tony Moseley 
(Kaw). 

0-50: 1. Jimmy Redwine (Yam); 2. Whitney Fanning (Kaw); 3. 
Lloyd Longmire (Kaw). 

OPEN: 1. Roger Thayer Jr. (Yam); 2. Mike Klement (KTM); 3. 
Darren Brawn (Kaw); 4. Keith Burnight (Hon). 

WMN: 1. Sarah Crofoot (Suz); 2. Heather Howard (Suz); 3. 
Wendy Dial (Suz); 4. Jacki Hudson (Hon). 


Campbell conquers RMXA 
Motocross at Erie 


By Gregory K. Corns 
Photo by Dawn Winczewski 


ERIE, CO, JULY 19 
"Ironman" Keith Campbell conquered both the 
heat and the competition at round three of the 
Rocky Mountain Motocross Association's Sum- 
mer Series, held at the IMI Motorsports Com- 
plex. With temperatures soaring to 110 degrees 
and most riders opting to run only one class or 
even just one moto, Campbell ran four classes 
(eight 20-minute motos), putting his Ultimate 
Motorsports-sponsored Kawasaki onto the podi- 
um four times with top-three finishes in the 
125cc A, 250cc A, Over 25 Expert and Over 30 A 
classes. 

In the Over 25 Expert class, the 30-year-old 
Campbell grabbed the holeshot and pulled a 
five-bike-length lead within a quarter of a lap. 
Pro Circuit/O'Neill/White Brothers/ Applied- 
sponsored Steve Stewart rounded the first cor- 
ner in second, followed by Sports Center 
Kawasaki-backed Dustin Monger. Cortez Truck- 
ing/Torco/Spy-supported Russell Moore and 
Kawasaki-mounted Joe Arnold battled for 
fourth. Monger wasted little time getting around 
Stewart for second and quickly reeled in Camp- 
bell. Up from seventh, Alan Angelopulos piloted 
his GSMXS/FMF/ Answer-sponsored Kawasaki 
into third with a high-speed pass over Moore 
and Arnold prior to the 60-foot camelback jump. 
Showing a front wheel in each corner, Monger 
continued to pressure Campbell - to no avail. 
The checkered flag flew with Campbell first, 
Monger a second back in second place, and 
Angelopulos six seconds back in third. Stewart 
and Moore battled in a heated, side-by-side race 
to the finish, with Moore emerging from the 
double-double-triple section with the advantage. 
Stewart brought his Yamaha across the checkers 
in fifth. 

Monger pulled out the holeshot in moto two, 
with Campbell and Angelopulos in tow. By the 
end of lap one, Campbell had acquired the lead 
and he never looked back. Monger kept Camp- 
bell honest by staying within 10 feet of the 
leader for the entire moto. Angelopulos held 
down third, while Stewart and Moore again bat- 
tled for fourth. Moore then missed a shift and 
stalled his bike, allowing Stewart the opportuni- 
ty to pass and pull away by a considerable mar- 
gin. Angelopulos came within a couple of sec- 
onds of Monger for second, but as time ran out, 
he couldn't find a place to pass. Campbell col- 
lected the overall with a 1-1 performance. Mon- 
ger maintained second, and Angelopulos took 
third. Stewart's 5-4 earned him fourth and 
Moore's 4-5 landed him in fifth. 





50 (4-6): 1. Anthony Griego (Act); 2. Garrett Tyrrell (KTM); 3. 
Travis МеСгау (KTM); 4. Chase Torri; 5, Т.Ј. Lucero (Yam). 

50 (4-8): 1. Dylan Hazelhurst (Yam); 2. Т.Ј. Lucero (Yam); 3. 
Denny Romero; 4. Ryley Murphy (Yam); 5. Sean Gfeller (Yam). 

50 (7-8): 1. Dalton Moyer (Cob); 2. Ricky LaMontagne (Act); 3 
Colter Dimick (KTM); 4. Kyle Obenshain; 5. Joe Shaffer (KTM). 

50 OPEN: 1, Ricky LaMontagne (Act); 2. Dalton Moyer (Cob); 
3. Colter Dimick (Yam); 4. Andrew Griego (Act); 5. Travis McGray 
(KTM). 

60 (6-8): 1. Blaine Hiser (Kaw); 2. Jerry McClintock (Kaw); 3. 
Michael Krieger (Kaw); 4. Daniel Olszewski (Kaw); 5. Zach Larson 
(Kaw). 

60 (9-11): 1. Matthew Hertzing (Kaw); 2. Derek Brewster 
(Kaw); 3, Kyle Cohrs (Kaw); 4. Austin Boyd (KTM); 5. James Rail 
(Kaw). 

80 (7-11): 1. Lance Hiser (Yam); 2. Matthew Hertzing (Suz); 3. 
Kyle Stroud (Yam); 4. Derek Brewster (Suz); 5. Michael Carder 
(Suz). 

80 (12-13): 1. Adam Luhrs (Suz), 2. Brandon McGray (Suz); 3. 
Jay Lynch (Yam); 4. Mike Jaurequi (Yam); 5. Matthew Hilburger 
(Hon). 

80 (14-16): 1. Matthew Whitmarsh (Кам); 2. Aaron Wersinger 
(Hon); 3. Brandon Hiett (Hon); 4. Nathan Mulholland (Yam); 5. 
Matthew Humphreys (Yam) 

S/MINI: 1. Matthew Whitmarsh (Kaw); 2. Aaron Wersinger 
(Hon); 3. Lance Hiser (Yam); 4. Brandon McGray (Suz); 5. 
Matthew Humphreys (Yam). 

16-24: 1. Matt Karlsen (Yam); 2. Bobby Fitch (Hon); 3. Kirk 
Huff (Yam), 4. Chris Longwell (Kaw); 5. Ryan Lucero (Kaw), 

SCHBY: 1. Tim Velasquez (Kaw); 2. Danny Rejda (Hon); 3. 
Russ Kleensang (Hon); 4. Michael Archuleta (Suz); 5. Dustin 
Lookhart (Каму). 

YTH BEG: 1. Garrett Linkus (Hon); 2. Cody Boyd (Hon); 3. 
Peter Freas (Kaw); 4. Kyle Schaeffer (Kaw); 5. Trent Barnes (Kaw). 

125 A: 1. Bobby Fitch (Hon); 2. Kevin Hall (Suz); 3. Keith 
Campbell (Kaw); 4. Wes Hale (Suz); 5 T Sabbaugh (Hon) 

125 B: 1. Doug Leavitt (Kaw); 2. Clifton Stroud (Yam); 3. 
Chris Longwell (Kaw); 4. Ryan Мерей (Hon); 5. Danny Rejda 
(Hon). 

125 C: 1. Tim Velasquez (Kaw); 2. Michael Archuleta (Suz); 3 
Adam Luhrs (Suz); 4. Matt Mebane (Hon); 5. Shannon Northrup 
(Suz) 

OPEN BEG: 1. Brad Harris (Kaw); 2. Shane Stamm (Kaw); 3. 
David Oppedal (Hon); 4. Adam Schafroth (Hon); 5. Jerry Meerkatz 
(Kaw). 

250 A: 1, Matt Karlsen (Yam); 2. Keith Campbell (Kaw); 3. 
Kevin Foley (Yam); 4. Dustin Monger (Kaw); 5. Alan Angelopulos 
(Kaw) 

250 B: 1. Kirk Huff (Yam); 2. Ryan Nelson (Hon); 3. Darin 
Guerrie (Kaw); 4. Kevin Franklin (Yam); 5, David McMechen 
(Suz). 

250 C: 1. Read Harris (Kaw); 2. Kevin Lucas (Hon); 3. Jeffrey 
Sharp (Hon); 4. Jeremy Wheeler (Hon); 5. Jerry Meerkatz (Kaw). 

25+ EX: 1. Keith Campbell (Kaw); 2. Dustin Monger (Kaw); 3. 
Alan Angelopulos (Kaw); 4. Steve Stewart (Yam); 5. Russell Moore 
(Hon). 

25+ NON-EX: 1. Erik Casey (Hon); 2. Darin Guerrie (Kaw); 3. 
Jarriet Valentine (Suz); 4. Jerry Maycroft (Suz). 

30+ A: 1. Kevin Foley (Yam); 2. Keith Campbell (Kaw); 3. 
Steve Stewart (Yam); 4. Jeff Quenzer (Yam); 5. Joe Arnold (Kaw). 

30+ B: 1. Mike Burke (Yam); 2. David McMechen (Suz); 3 
Scott Hall (Yam); 4. Dean Haight (Yam); 5. Les Torgerson (Kaw). 

30+ С: 1. Kyle Pein (Hon); 2. Berry Hall (Kaw); 3. Charles 
Kinsey; 4. Anthony James (КТМ); 5. john Baird (Yam). 

40+ А: 1. David Pickett (Kaw); 2. John Shaffer (Kaw); 3. Jeff 
Hazelhurst (CCM); 4. Bruce Jones (Kaw); 5. John Longwell (KTM). 

40+ C: 1. Randall Juday (Kaw); 2. Hans Harschler (Hon); 3. 
Steve Michels (Hon), 4. Richard Funk (Kaw); 5. Gary Smith (Kaw). 

WMN A: 1. Dawn Winczewski (Yam), 

WMN С: 1. Angie Eron (Kaw); 2. Kristan Juday (Yam); 3. 
Rose Bronberg; 4. Noelle Guebbie (Kaw), 5. Towah Juday. 


Truglio on a tear at 
Merced Fair Stadiumcross 


By Jim Enos 


MERCED, CA, JULY 23 

Craig Truglio dominated the 250cc Intermediate 
class after scoring a wire-to-wire main-event 
win at the ANW/GFl-sanctioned Merced Fair 
Stadiumcross, presented by Merced Power- 
sports. With the grandstands filled nearly to 
capacity, the 120-rider field, which included Pee 
Wees and full-sized quads, put on a great show 
for the crowd. 

In the first moto, which was a qualifying heat 
to determine gate position for the main event, 
Truglio, who is backed by Merced Powersports, 
grabbed a handful of throttle and shot down the 
short-grass start to take the holeshot. However, a 
pileup after the first jump resulted in the race 
being red-flagged. On the restart, Truglio once 
again shot his Kawasaki into the lead, followed 
by Yamaha rider Cory Morais, Ron DeJesus, 
David Cadenazzi and David Lundin. Morais 





(Far left) Keith Campbell crosses the 
finish line with the victory in the Over 25 
Expert class at the ІМІ Motorsports 
Complex in Erie, Colorado. 

(Left) Craig Truglio was the 250cc 
Intermediate-class winner at the Merced 
Fair. 


appeared to be the only rider who had a chance 
of reeling in Truglio, as his speed through thé 
whoop section increased lap after lap. However 
a tight right-hand turn spelled disaster for 
Morais as his front end washed out, sending hi 
to the ground. With Truglio riding a nearly flaw 
less race, Morais had no chance of catching him. 

Meanwhile, Honda-mounted Cadenazz 
took advantage of the mishap and pulled a siz 
able distance on Morais to secure second., 

Back in the pack, DeJesus appeared to be 
having problems, as the Suzuki rider slowly fe 
off the pace and eventually pulled off the track 
with mechanical problems. That allowed Lundi 
to take over the fourth position, but the Yamaha 
rider never mounted a charge to the front and 
maintained fourth to the finish. 

All the while, up front, Truglio continued to 
increase his lead over Cadenazzi. Morais, who 
didn't let the fall get him down, mounted а 
charge and repassed Cadenazzi through the 
whoop section with just a few laps to go; but 
with Truglio out of sight, Morais had no chance 
of reeling in the leader. The checkered flag 
greeted Truglio first, and he was followed b 
Morais, Cadenazzi and Lundin, in that order. 

Using a line of chalk to mark the start and a 
green flag to signal the start of the dash to the 
first turn, Truglio and Morais dragged neck and 
neck to the first turn in the main, with Truglio 
coming out on top. 

Truglio quickly put a little distance on the 
field as he negotiated the tight, technical trac 
with precision riding. Morais was once again in 
second, followed by DeJesus and Cadenazzi. 
Morais slowly pulled away from DeJesus but 
just couldn’t match the speed of Truglio, though 
he appeared to have a lock on second. 

Cadenazzi got around DeJesus with a pass 
over one of the several double jumps to secure 
third. 

At about the halfway point, Truglio had a 
fairly comfortable lead and was riding mistake- 
free lap after lap. Morais appeared content with 
second until he landed a little out of shape on 
the tricky tabletop jump. That mistake sent the 
Yamaha rider to the ground once again, giving 
Cadenazzi another easy pass. This time, howev- 
er, Cadenazzi would hold on to second, as 
Morais ran out of time in his attempt to chase 
down Cadenazzi. 


Results: 


50 (4-6) STK BEG: 1. Ty Keenom (KTM); 2. Timmy Boehmer 
(KTM); 3. Landon Cohen (Yam). 

50 (7-8) STK BEG: 1. Brandon Nicholson (KTM); 2. Jake Baral- 
di (KTM); 3. Casey Fouts (KTM); 4. Michael Flores (KTM); 5. Cure 
tis Labriola (КТМ). 

50 (0-8) STK NOV: 1. Jacob Bremen (KTM); 2. Brandon Reyna 
(Cob); 3. Jonathan Spryne (КТМ). 

60 BEG: 1. Ross Pacheco (Kaw); 2. Justin Enos (КТМ); 3. 
Andrew Desilager (KTM); 4. Kyle Bell (Yam); 5. Joey Rogers 
(Hon). 

60 NOV: 1. Dustin Enochs (KTM); 2. Greg Fouts (Kaw); 3. 
Kurtis Batey (KTM); 4. Andrew Waltermire (Kaw). 

80 BEG: 1. Sean Hampton (Suz); 2. Rory Radovich (Hon); 3, 
Colton Ross (Yam); 4. Nick Perry (Yam); 5. Les Soito (Hon). 

80 NOV: 1. Vincent Blair (Hon); 2. Tyler Kalisiak (Yam); 3 
Josh Cox (Yam); 4. Brett Markarian (Yam); 5. Mike Bonyea (Hon). 

80 INT: 1. Ryan Morais (Yam). 

80 OPEN: 1. Mike Rivera (Hon) 

125 BEG: 1. Tyler Larick (Yam); 2. Chad Chadomelher (Yam); 
3. Casey Fouts (Hon); 4. Nathaniel Woodall (Yam); 5. Mike Selkow 
(Hon). 

125 NOV: 1. J.R. Archutawski (Hon); 2. Josh Hoyt (Hon); 3. 
Kris Rivas (Yam); 4. Andy Alford (Suz); 5. Buffalo Soito (Suz). 

125 INT: 1. Craig Truglio (Kaw); 2. Turbo Reif (Hon); 3. Beau 
Baron (Yam); 4. Robert Harold (Yam); 5. Kenny Heess (Hon). 

125 PRO: 1. Auggie Rodriguez (Yam); 2 2. Daniel Blair (Hon). 

250 BEG: 1. Joe Alford (Suz); 2. Mike Morgan (Kaw); 3. Adam 
Huffer (Suz); 4. Kelly Stockton (Hon); 5. Kevin Reirz (Hon) 

250 NOV: 1. Craig Humphrey (Yam); 2. Aaron Youse (Yam); 
3. Mike Hunter (Yam); 4. Gar Gladders (Hon); 5. Tony Wolf 
(Yam). 








250 INT: 1. Craig Truglio (Kaw); 2. David Cadenazzi (Hon); 
3. Cory Morais (Yam); 4. Ron Déjesus (Suz); 5. David Lundin 
(Yam) 


25+ BEG: 1. Kelly Stockton (Hon); 2. Aaron McGlothin (Kaw); 
3. Todd Bender (Yam); 4. David Cox (Suz). 

25+ NOV: 1. Mike Hunter (Yam); 2. Jay Linstroth (Hon). 

25+ INT: 1. Rick Mattos (Yam); 2. David Lundin (Yam). 

30+ ВЕС: 1. Richard Suffecool (Kaw); 2. Andre Alba (Kaw); 3 
Rodney Court (Yam). + 

30+ NOV: 1, Brett Flory (Suz); 2. Jim Enos (Suz); 3. Mike 
Wenstrand (Suz); 4. Henry Kalisiak (Yam); 5. Jay Linstroth (Hon). 

40+ NOV: 1. Wayne McMillen (Yam). 

40+ INT: 1. Terry Huffer (Suz). 


AHRMA dirt track 
returns to Quincy 


By Dennis Suter 


QUINCY, CA, JULY 25 
AHRMA regional dirt-track racing returned to 
the Plumas Country Fairgrounds at Quincy after 



















































year’s absence. First-time promoters Steffan 

nd ‘Stacy Nielsen found that 65 entrants ven- 
red up the beautiful Feather River Canyon to 
he 3/8-mile dirt oval. 

The very competitive West Coast points 
aces in the Classic 250cc and the Sportsman 
„ә0сс and 600cc classes brought the San Diego 
rang to Northern California. Maurice Ortega 
ad terrible luck, as both his 250cc and 360cc 
portsman Bultacos let him down. He did, how- 
ver, salvage a win in the Classic 250cc class 
fter a spirited dice with Jeff Apple on another 
Bultaco. 

Brad Holt led the Sportsman 250cc event 

rom wire to wire. Brian Coakley pushed Man- 
ey Crummett for second but was never able to 
ind his way around. Chris Apple finished 
ourth, and all the leaders were Bultaco-mount- 
d. 
Honda riders Brad Spencer ]r. and Gary 
Davis led the large field of Sportsman 600cc rid- 
rs at the start. Brad Holt, on his 360 Astro, came 
hrough the pack to pass Davis on the third lap 
ind Spencer on the fifth for the win. Steve Poggi 
anaged a pass on Manney Crummett on the 
ast lap for fourth. 
A well-attended Novice 600cc field was won 
by Rick Ziemer. Cory Schmuck followed in sec- 
nd and Andy Feinblun finished third. Mike 
an Lienden's BSA led the Sportsman 750cc race 
or the first three laps until Triumph-mounted 
en Thiebaud powered by for the lead. Gary 
Davis, on a Yamaha, nipped Van Lienden on the 
ext lap to set up the finishing order. Another 
Yamaha rider, Brian Coakley, grabbed the 
ourth spot. 

Nevada Bultaco meister Lynn Mobley post- 
d.a $100 gift certificate for the “Running of the 
Bulls” race. Brad Holt had that “money look" in 
is eyes, and he was never headed. Maurice 
Drtega finally got one to run decently and fin- 
shed second. Brian Coakley rounded out the 
op three. 


Results 


SPTSMN 250: 1. Brad Holt (Bul); 2. Manney Crummett (Bul); 
. Brian Coakley (Bul); 4. Chris Apple (Bul); 5. Randy Freeman 
Yam). 

SPTSMN 600: 1. Brad Holt (Bul); 2. Brad Spencer Jr. (Hon); 3. 
ary Davis (Hon); 4. Steve Poggi (Hon); 5. Manney Crummett 
Bul). 

SPTSMN 750: 1. Ken Thiebaud (Tri); 2. Gary Davis (Yam); 3. 
ike Van Lienden (BSA); 4. Brian Coakley (Yam); 5. Pete Silva 
ri). 

VET 35+: 1. Brian Coakley (Yam); 2. Jim Forrest (Tri). 

SR 50+: 1. Mike Van Lienden (BSA); 2. Danny Smart (Tri); 3. 
as Booth (BSA); 4. Steve Lacey (Yam); 5. Duane Spence (Tri). 

CLSSC 250: 1. Maurice Ortega (Bul ); 2. Jeff Apple (Bul); 3. 
om Booth (Bul). 
CLSSC OPEN: 1. Gary Davis (Tri) 2. Marty Lewis (Tri) 
NOV 250: 1. Don Webster (Yam); 2. Cory Schmuck (Hon); 3. 
ne Allen (Bul). 
NOV 600: 1. Rick Ziemer; 2. Cory Schmuck; 3. Andy Fein- 
blun; 4. Dave Keil; 5. Hank Cosio. 

BMBR: 1. Steve Hall; 2. Mark Ledbetter; 3. Rich Arnold; 4. 
reg Gilmor (Yam); 5. Joe Hoogerhyde, 

PRO 600: 1. Matt Proto (Rtx); 2. Dante Dambruoso (Hon). 
RUN OF BULLS: 1. Brad Holt; 2. Maurice Ortega; 3. Brian 
oakley; 4. Don Webster; 5. Manney ай 
























Веһгіе again at 
awrenceburg dirt track 


By John Spurrier 


AWRENCEBURG, IN, JULY a 
Pat Behrle was the top man in the 600cc Pro Am 
eature race after having Sam Lowe camped on 
is rear wheel for 9 1/2 laps at the Lawrence- 
burg dirt-track race. Lowe's effort ended in a 
ppectacular high-side in turn four, and Behrle 
ent on to take yet another win in the class. 
Behrle was quickly to the front at the start of 
he 600cc Pro Am race, but Lowe was running 
ight with him most of the way. But, as men- 
ioned, Lowe lost the rear end in turn four and got 
pitched. As the rear end stepped out and then 
egripped, Lowe was launched straight up in the 
hir, doing a virtual handstand on his handlebars. 
e was able to do a somersault in the air and land 
pn his feet, at which point his forward momentum 
arried him into the infield. Meanwhile, Tommy 
ennsler had passed Kevin Hiler on the fifth lap 
о take over third place, but Hennsler then inherit- 
ed second when Lowe went off his bike. Hiler and 
Barry Benkert followed Hennsler across the line. 
Joe Matthews Jr. got the holeshot and led 
ire to wire for his win in the Open A feature. 
icky Sterling and Joel Brown stayed close to 
atthews throughout the entire race to finish 
second and third. Joel's dad, Robert Brown, 
ade it a family affair by winning the Over 30 

ace, a race that was marred by a second-lap 
urn-one crash by Joe Matthews Sr. Matthews 
ad the front end tuck in and he high-sided, 

ding on his motorcycle and breaking a rib in 
he process. The race was halted and Matthews 
as transported to the hospital. 

On the restart, Brown got the holeshot and 
ed to the checkered flag, followed by Luther 
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Joel Brown got the holeshot at the start of the 
250cc feature, while Nick Hummel quickly 
moved into second place. As the pack went 
through turns three and four, Coy Matthews slid 
down in turn three and wiped out the rider out- 
side of him, bringing out the red flag. 

On the restart, Hummel got the lead and 
held off Brown for the win. Their battle put 
them well ahead of Lisa Hiler, who survived a 
race-long challenge and a last-turn charge by a 
very determined Beau Braswell to take third by 
a few inches at the wire. 


Results 


50: 1. Tyler Russell (Yam); 2. Tvler Allen (Hon); 3. Andrew 
Butler (Hon); 4. Pete Walker. 

80: 1. Kraig Hall (Kaw); 2. Joe Garrison (Suz); 3. Jacob Tolbert 
(Kaw); 4. Jamie Deimer (Hon); 5. Gary Allen (Hon). 

250: 1, Nick Hummel (Yam); 2. Joel Brown (Hon); 3. Lisa 
Hiler (Hon); 4. Beau Braswell (Kaw); 5. Mark Hall (Hon). 

OPEN A: I. Joe Matthews Jr. (Hon); 2. Nicky Sterling (Hon); 
3. Joel Brown (Hon); 4. Luther Allen (Hon); 5. Albert Lowe (Hon). 

600 PRO AM: 1. Pat Behrle (Hon); 2. Tommy Hennsler (Hon); 
3. Kevin Hiler (Hon); 4. Sam Lowe (Hon); 5. Barry Benkert (Hon). 

30+: 1. Robert Brown (Hon); 2. Luther Allen (Hon); 3. Curt 
Snelling (Hon); 4. James Beck (Rt); 5. Ron Mounts (Yaim). 

50+: 1. James Beck (Rtx); 2. Lou Kramer (Hon); 3. Herschel 
Benkert (Hon); 4. Alan Zuelke (Hon); 5. Gary Moeckel (Hon). 

SPDWY HDCP:1. Pat Reynolds (Jaw); 2. Gary Moeckel (Jaw); 
3. Joel Brown (Jaw); 4. Herschel Benkert (Hon); 5. Albert Lowe 
(Jaw). 


Marshall, Tucker take two at 
Western Reserve Motocross 


By Ken Cartwright 


SALEM, OH, JULY 25 
Micky Marshall took convincing wins in the 
Senior Mini and Super Mini classes at the next- 
to-last race of the Summer Night MX Series at 
the Western Reserve Motorcycle Club. 

The 80cc-mounted Marshal was among the 
fastest riders on the tight stadium track, doing 
the big triple jump with ease. He quickly pulled 
his Yamaha away to huge leads in all of his 
races. 

Joining Marshall as the only other double 
winner of the night was Kawasaki rider Michael 
Tucker, who won the Heavyweight Money and 
Extra classes. The fastest rider on the track, 
Tucker rode smoothly, pinning the throttle in 
the whoop section and making it look easy. 

In the 125cc B class, Shelly Kann, the only 
lady rider in the event, had all of the guys chas- 
ing her, as she rode on to victory. Fresh off her 
victory in the Women's National at Unadilla, she 
also placed a respectable fifth in the fast Extra 
class on a 125'against the 250 bikes. 

Also claiming a win in the festivities was Lis- 
bon, Ohio's.Frank Gallo. A former ISDT rider, 
Gallo, aboard a Yamaha YZ400F, treated the 
crowd to an exhibition of smooth and fast riding 
that rewarded him with the win in the Senior II 
class. 

Former enduro rider Dane Leimbach, a one- 
time Penton-backed rider, was on hand to watch 
his son Paul take second to John Szymanski in 
the 60cc class. 








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Tony Marzano claimed the win in the Light- 
weight Money class, and Ben Ortt took the 
holeshot and never looked back to win the 125cc 
C Division One group. 

Results 


BEG P/W: 1. Brandon Courtney (Yam). 

JR P/W: I. Vincent Olenick (Cob); 2. Robbie Risden (Yam); 3 
Nate Stork (KTM); 4. Kenny Mazurkiewicz (Cob). 

SR P/W: 1. Mike Blauman (KTM); 2. Matt Stork (Cob); 3. 
Ryan Lucas (KTM); 4. Brad Sherwood (KTM); 5. Brent Stoffer 
(Cob), ; 

60: 1. John Szymanski (Kaw); 2. Paul Leimbach (Kaw); 3. Joe 
Rice (Kaw); 4. Billy Bays (Kaw); 5. Andy Sczvpta (Kaw). 

JR MINI: 1. Warren Lainey Ш (Kaw); 2. Tony Magliardo 
(Suz); 3. Jimmy Berg (Hon); 4. Ty Bickle (Suz); 5. Joe Rice (Yam). 

SR MINI: 1. Micky Marshall (Yam); 2. Tyson Legget (Кам); 
Mike Tolliver (Suz); 4. Tim Rager (Yam); 5. Greg Myers (Kaw). 

S/MINI: 1. Micky Marshall (Yam); 2. Mike Tolliver (Suz); 3. 
Greg Myers (Kaw); 4. Tyson Legget (Kaw); 5. Tim Rager (Yam) 

SCHBY; 1. Frank Spagina Jr.(Yam); 2. Matt Tolliver (Suz); 3. 
Ryan Nezbeth (Kaw); 4. Zach Devaul (Yam); 5. Casey Emshoff 
(Suz). 

125 B: 1. Shelly Kann (Yam); 2. Nate Glista (Suz); 3. Mike 
Frank (Yam); 4. B.J. Dyke (Yam); 5. Nick Volk (Yam). 

125 С I: 1. Ben Ortt (Kaw); 2. Tim Ballentine (Hon); 3. Ryan 
Oprandi (Kaw); 4. Jarrod Taybus (Yam); 5. Scott Macuich (Suz). 

125 C 2: 1. Charlie Wilkinson (Suz); 2. Matt Tolliver (Suz); 3. 
Brent Parks (Yam); 4. Dusty Loy (Yam); 5. Gerry A. Smith Jr. 
(Kaw). 

250 B: 1. Matt Mansfield (Kaw); 2. Johnny Young (КТМ); 3. 
Bryan Santee (Suz); 4. Barry Fife (Yam); 5. John Bartek (KTM) 

250 C: 1. Bill Gorby (Hon); 2. Joey Wilmott (Hon); 3. Tony 
Carson (Hon); 4. Casey Emshoff (Suz); 5. Harry Parks Jr. (Yam). 

L/W MNY: 2. Tony Marzano (Yam); 2. Jeff Heestand (Suz); 3. 
Brent Centofani (Hon); 4. Jeff Maderitz (Suz); 5. Matt Novosel 
(Hon) 

H/W MNY: 1. Michael Tucker (Kaw); 2. Terry Jones (KTM); 
3. Kevin Gnapp (Hon); 4. Aaron Johns (Yam). 

25+: 1. Kevin Gnapp (Hon); 2. Terry Jones (KTM); 3. Barry 
Fife (Yam); 4. John Bartek (KTM); 5. Brian Courtney (Hon). 

SR 1: 1. John DelBalso (Hon); 2. Tim Hollinger (Hon); 3. John- 
ny Young (КТМ); 4. Frank Pazel Jr. (Hon); 5. Aaron Risden (Kaw). 

SR 2: 1. Frank Gallo (Yam); 2. Gary Macuich (Suz); 3. Bob 
Jewell (KTM); 4. Lonnie Wells (KTM); 5. Tom Figinsky (Yam). 

OPEN B: 1, Lonnie Wells (KTM); 2. Andy Sczypta (Yam); 3. 
Frank Gallo (Yam); 4. Brian Hale (KTM). 

BMBR: 1. Keith Miller (Hon); 2. Scotty Hays (Hon); 3. Lonnie 
Melcar (Yam); 4. Mike Pozega (Yam); 5. Brian Hutter (Suz). 

EXTRA: 1. Michael Tucker (Kaw); 2. Tony Marzano (Yam); 3. 
Terry Jones (KTM); 4. Matt Mansfield (Kaw); 5. Shelly Kann 
(Yam). 

4-STRK: I. Andy Sczypta (Yam). 


Mattel hot at _ 
Perris OTHG Motocross 


By Chris Sanchirico 


PERRIS, CA, JULY 25 

On a blisteringly hot day in Perris, California, 
Mike Mattel braved the brutal climate to scold 
the competition. The Yamaha YZ-mounted Mat- 
tel turned up the heat even more after posting a 
171 tally for the overall victory in the Over The 
Hill Gang Over 38 Beginner class at Perris Race- 
way. 

Mattel had some very stiff competition in the 
likes of Felipe Cueto and Craig Martin. The two 
riders gave it their all as they came from behind 
to challenge Mattel in both motos. 

Moto one saw Mattel launch out of the gate 
on his YZ to grab the holeshot, with Bill Bouman, 
KX-mounted Bryon Patterson, Martin and Den- 
nis "Ironman" Rosenburg giving chase. Rosen- 
burg was racing for the second time in the same 



















































day, having raced at Carlsbad earlier that morn- 
ing. The posse of riders attacked the track and, at 
the conclusion of lap one, the running order was 
Mattel, Bouman, Rosenburg, Cueto and Martin. 
Mattel began to stretch out a comfortable 
lead, as the battle for second continued. Cueto 
had his RM singing as he quickly cut through 
the field in pursuit of Martin. By midmoto, Mat- 
tel had established a large lead, but lap by lap 
Cueto chipped away at Mattel's cushion. Mean- 
while, a three-way battle for third involving 
Bouman, Martin and a hard-charging Marie 
McMiller had developed. McMiller, who had 
gotten off the gate rather slowly, was hard on 
the gas and slicing through the field until she 
was breathing down Martin's back. With two 
laps to go, Cueto had amazingly bridged the 
large gap and was all over Mattel. Mattel felt the 
heat and turned up the wick. Lappers became a 
factor, as Cueto was blocked by two backmark- 
ers, which allowed Mattel to escape and take the 
checkers. Cueto took second, with Bouman 


hanging on for third. 


For moto two, the start would be crucial, as 
the track was shortened for night racing. The 
short, tight and fast track was difficult to pass 
on, but one mistake and you would be passed. 
Mattel timed the gate perfectly, as he and his YZ 
were first to the turn. Mattel liked his previous 
strategy and began to quickly check out. Cueto 
had a next-to-last start, and his chances for the 


overall appeared very slim. Martin found him- - 


self in second, and Patterson in third. Cueto was 
riding like a man possessed, as he knew he had 
to act quickly, and he stormed toward the front 
of the pack. McMiller hopped on Cueto's wheel 
and followed him to the front. Cueto set his 
sights on Patterson, taking third; then he passed 
Martin for second. 

Late in the moto, Mattel was cruising com- 

fortably and, again, lappers slowed Cueto. 
McMiller began to apply pressure to Martin for 
the third position. The two riders would dice it 
out for the remainder of the moto, with Martin 
holding on to third. 
.. Meanwhile, up front, Mattel would take the 
well-earned victory for the day, with Cueto fin- 
ishing in second, going 2-2. Martin and Bouman 
were tied in points for third overall on the day; 
Martin secured the honors by posting a better 
finish in the second moto. 


Results 


38+ BEG: 1. Mike Mattel; 2. Felipe Cueto; 3. Craig Martin; 4. 
Bill Bowman; 5. Marie McMiller. : 

38+ NOV: 1. Dan Caneva; 2. Tom Barnett; 3. Steve Evans; 4. 
Gary Tuolt; 5. James Holeman, 

38+ INT: 1. David Helleck; 2. Marty Westerman; 3. Frank 
Miecau; 4. Jan Roth; 5. Phil Beckman. 

38+ EX: 1. Jeff Mason; 2. Greg Green; 3. G.G. Scheidler; 4. 
Mike Altenhofel; 5. Rob Townley. 

38+ PRO: 1, John Greenway: 2. David Fontez; 3. Carl Gazafy. 

BEG; 1. Chris Mulvania; 2. Don Matis; 3. Doug Quintin; 4. 
Chuck Elsed; 5. Billy McAllister. 

NOV: 1. Todd Barbasby; 2. Eric Barr; 3. Bonnie Marsh; 4. 
Mark Jones; 5. Robert Betke. 

INT: 1. Kyle Parsons; 2. Phil Means; 3. Dan Townsend; 4. 
Duane Quale; 5. Brett Menzie. 

EX: 1. Steve Piattoni; 2. Chris Sanchirico; 3. Tim McEntee; 4. 
John Rizzo; 5. David Rodriguez. 

PRO: 1. Dan Berg; 2. Jim Henn; 3. Randy Danylo; 4. Duckbill 





(Above) Micky Griffin won the 80cc 
Intermediate class during GFI at Night 
Motocross action at Perris Raceway in 
Perris, California. 

(Above left) Mike Mattel topped the Over 
38 Beginner class at the OTHG meet at 
Perris Raceway in California. 


Sarian; 5. Craig Hofmeister. 
SUP MINI: 1. Dane Jackson; 2. Jacob Mason; 3. Derek Clowes; 
4. Kyle Cowling; 5. Sidney Means. 
SUP: 1. Darin Green; 2. Jeff Scott; 3. Steve Bullock; 4. Jim 
Henn; 5. David Rodriguez. | 


Consistent Charette 
takes GFI Motocross 


By Greg Robertson 


PERRIS, CA, JULY 18 
Anthony Charette rode his North County Yama- 
ha-backed YZ80 to the 80cc Beginner-class over- 
all win at Perris Raceway without winning 
either moto during round four of the GFI at 
Night Motocross Series. 

Steven Forsythe controlled the pace of the 
first moto right from the start. Jeremy Roberts 
gated in second place, but by lap two he was 
passed by Charette. Forsythe would continue on 
to lead every lap for the win. At one point, 
Roberts fell all the way back to fifth place, but 
fought back to finish third behind Charette, A 
first-moto fall kept James Turner from finishing 
any higher than 11th. 

Round two, though, was a different story as 
Turner pulled the holeshot and stayed upright 
the entire seven laps to collect the second-moto 
win. Charette shadowed Turner’s every move to 
finish in the runner-up position and collect the 
overall win with his consistent 2-2 score. Roberts 
came from midpack to go 3-4 for second overall. 
Brandon Kealamakia made his visit from Utah a 
memorable one by picking up the third-place 
trophy with 5-3 rides on his Yamaha. 

Kealamakia returned to shoot his Cedar Race- 
way-backed KX60 into the 60cc Novice moto lead 
for a lap before Brad Masters made the pass. Mas- 
ters would continue on for the win over Keala- 
makia, Justin Mulford and Jonathan Arana. 

Mulford led most of the second moto before 
dropping out with problems. Masters inherited 
the lead and the overall win with his 1-1 rides. 
Kealamakia charged from his near-last-place 
start to take home the second-place trophy with 
another runner-up finish. Chad Gores went 5-3 
to beat Arana's 4-4 for third overall. 

СЛ. Falk won four straight motos for overall 
wins in the Over 30 and Over 35 Novice classes. 
Anthony Rose finished second to Falk in the 
Over 30 class and was third overall behind 
Louie Peick in the Over 35 races. 

It won't be long before Bobby Bloodworth 
gets to run with the Novices, as he topped both 
the 125 and 250cc Beginners classes tonight. 
































Bloodworth swept both 125cc motos and split 
oto wins with Michael Martinez in the 250cc 
action. 


Results 


50 STK (4-6): 1. Xavier Stokes-Arrey (KTM); 2. Brett Downey 
Cob); 3. Bryce Stewart (KTM). 

50 STK (7-8): 1. Blake Harber (Cob); 2. Richard Sterling 
KTM); 3. Cody Tithof (KTM). 

50 OPEN: 1. Casey Huntley (KTM); 2. Brett Downey (Cob); 3. 
'arker Eckman (Cob). 

60 BEG: 1. Brian Hiner (Kaw); 2. Bradley Baquial (Kaw); 3. 
asey Huntley (Kaw); 4. Shawn Hayes (Kaw); 5. Blake Harber 
Kaw). 

60 NOV: 1. Brad Masters (Kaw); 2. Brandon Kealamakia 
Kaw); 3. Chad Gores (Kaw); 4. Jonathan Arana (Kaw); 5. Justin 
ulford (Kaw). 

80 F/T: 1. Taylor Moe (Hon). 

80 BEG: 1. Anthony Charette (Yam); 2. Jeremy Roberts (Yam); 
3. Brandon Kealamakia (Yam); 4. Scott Buttrell (Yam); 5. Steven 
orsythe (Yam). 

80 NOV: 1. Chase Meineke (Yam); 2. Chris McDaniel (Hon); 
3. Kappy Kealamakia (Yam); 4. Bryan Ehrman (Kaw); 5. Brandon 
iner (Suz). 

B0 INT: 1. Micky Griffin (Yam); 2. Anthony Bruscella (Yam); 
B. Zac Wray (Yam). 

80 EX: 1. Jason Ciarletta (Yam). 

S/MINI: 1. Jason Ciarletta (Yam); 2. Brandon Staddan (Yam); 
B. Anthony Bruscella (Yam); 4. Micky Griffin (Yam). 

125 BEG: 1. Bobby Bloodworth (Hon); 2. Israel Ochoa (Suz); 
3. Chad Rozanek (Suz); 4. Nick Melanson (Kaw); 5. Jason Moore 




















w). 
125 NOV: 1. Sean O'Connor (Yam); 2. Richie Owens (Yam); 3. 
Rod Hamby (Yam); 4. Jeremy Duncan (Yam); 5. Adam Bisso 
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). 5 
125 INT: 1. Dustin Ryley (Hon); 2. Brian Morgan (Suz); 3. 
Dscar Valdez (Suz); 4. Chris Barrett (Suz); 5. Brandon Milstead 
). 
125 PRO: 1. Joey Pratt (Hon); 2. Brandon Morgan (Suz); 3. 
igo Sato (Suz). 
250 BEG: 1. Bobby Bloodworth (Hon); 2. Steven Harvey 
); 3. Mike Ryer (Suz); 4. Jerrod Paulson (Yam); 5. Ryan Orr 
am). 
250 NOV: 1. Kory Ellis (Yam); 2. Ryan Federow (Kaw); 3. 
Brian MacAfee (Hon); 4. Charlie Anaya Jr. (Hon); 5. Eddie Lev- 
Jr. (Yam). 
250 INT: 1. Oscar Valdez (Suz); 2. Bomber Hernandez (Yam); 
3, Chris Barrett (Suz); 4. Randy Clark (Yam). 
500 BEG: 1. Kevin Bloodworth (Hon). 
25+ BEC: 1. Bryan Addison (Hon); 2. Bryan Layton (Yam); 3. 
Paull (Kaw); 4. Wayne Brewster (Kaw); 5. Rogo LaFountaine 
Kaw). 
25+ NOV: 1. W. David Troost. 
25+ INT: 1. Chris Turner (Kaw). 
30+ BEC: 1. Chris Bagwell (Yam). 
30+ NOV: 1. С.Т. Falk (Yam); 2. Anthony Rose (Yam); 3. Gary 
ompson (Yam); 4. Scott Pierce (Kaw). 
30+ INT: 1. Robert Pfetzing (Hon). 
35+ NOV: 1. C.T. Falk (Yam); 2. Louie Peick (Yam); 3. Antho- 
y Rose (Yam). 
35+ INT: 1. Robert Pfetzing (Hon). 
35+ EX: 1. David Johnson (Kaw), 
40+ BEG: 1. John Kuykedall (Yam). 
40+ NOV: 1. Jeffrey Arzouman (Yam); 2. Jim Masters (Kaw). 


















akitami fast again 
in Alaska road race 


By Sam Combs 


ANACROSS, AK, JULY 25-26 

Tanacross Race Track is approximately 200 miles 
from Fairbanks and 350 miles from Anchorage. 
This race track - an old airfield - is the only place 
for road racers to go in Alaska. The desire is 
there to get tracks in Fairbanks and Anchorage, 
but no funding is available as yet - so the road 
racers trek from far away to this moss-over- 
grown, disintegrating track, to which the closest 
civilization is the community of Tok, around 10 
miles away. This weekend featured the second 
of the three races of the summer, and it turned 
into a crashfest. There were more than seven 
crashes, which will keep the repair shops in the 
cities busy for the next month. 

Scott Bothwell was injured on Saturday and 
had to be airlifted to Fairbanks. Bothwell will be 
out for the rest of the season with a broken leg. 

Mark Takitami once again set the pace in the 
Under 500cc class - 5:27.27 for the two-lap time 
trials on his Yamaha TZR250 - and even beat the 
times of all the Open, Buell, 750cc and 600cc 
bikes. This was 10 seconds better than his time 
for the first race of the season in June. 

Aaron Rueger challenged with a best time of 
5:28.46 in the 600cc class. Rueger was absent 
from the first race of the season (due to the birth 
of a new baby in the family) and he was ready to 
challenge Takitami for the best overall time, but 
it wasn't to be. He still managed to win the 
Buell, 750cc and 600cc classes, so he brought 
home the most trophies. 

Rain showed up on Sunday, the day of the 
races (just like it did at the last round), so the 
time trials from the day before stood as the final 
times for the Mini, Under 500cc and 600cc class- 
es, and for the newly formed Buell class. The 
750cc and Open classes were able to run before 
the rains came on Sunday. 


Results 


MINI: 1. John Larson (Yam); 2. Adam Justrzebold (Yam). 

0-500: 1. Mark Takitami (Yam); 2. Chuck Wiley (Suz). 

600: 1. Aaron Rueger (Suz); 2. Craig, Hill (Suz); 3. Chris May- 
nard (Suz); 4. Derek Bloom (Hon); 5. Jim Moody (Hon). 

750: 1. Aaron Rueger (Suz); 2. Aaron Cillette (Suz); 3. Craig 
Hill (Suz); 4. Wayne Carter (Suz); 5. Dwayne Gouche (Kaw). 

OPEN: 1. Jarett Dupree (Suz); 2. Trevor Taylor (Suz); 3. Jim 
Moody (Hon); 4. Todd Nybalk (Hon); 5. Chuck Wiley (Suz). 

BUELL: 1. Aaron Rueger; 2. Sam Mosley; 3. Phil Binder; 4. 
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Oxley, Castro share wins at 
Costa Mesa Speedway 


By Elaine Jones 


COSTA MESA, CA, AUG. 1 

After a two-week layoff due to the schedule of 
the Orange County Fair, Speedway returned to 
Costa Mesa Saturday night with the Auto Trad- 
er Summer Season Орепег. When all was said 
and done, it was "Rad" Brad Oxley and "Fast" 
Ed Castro who stood on the podium as the win- 
ners of the Scratch and Handicap main events. 

In the first heat, it was John Aden who read 
the gate and jumped out on top. He would lead 
the quick four-lapper from start to finish. Sec- 
ond-placed Castro faced a serious challenge 
from Rick Pearce, and they battled all the way to 
the flag, with Castro taking it by the slimmest of 
margins. Charlie Cooley finished fourth. Aden 
and Castro would move up the ladder. 

In the second heat, it was Gary Hicks who 
put together a super ride and came away with 
the win. Randy DiFrancesco and Shawn "Mad 
Dog" McConnell battled for the second, with 
McConnell getting the nod. Robbie Sauer was 
fourth. 

In the third heat, it was Chris “The Kid” 
Manchester who flat took it to the rest of the 
field, as he broke out on top and was gone. John- 
ny Walker and Oxley had a battle royal until 
Oxley was finally able to get through. By then it 
was too late to catch Manchester, but both 
would move on to the semis. Jason Chism was 
fourth. 

After a couple of red flags, it was Bobby 
"Boogaloo" Schwartz who got the jump on the 
field in the final heat and went on to win the 
quick four-lapper. Moving up the ladder with 
him was Andy “The Enforcer” Northrup. David 
Taylor, Richard Jones and Bryan Thompson 
rounded out the field. 

The first Scratch semi had Oxley on the pole, 
with Hicks in two and Northrup in three. Aden 
drew the far-outside gate five. When the gate 
came up, it was Oxley - from the pole - who got 
to the corner first, and he was gone. Northrup 
was away second and had his hands full holding 
off Hicks, but he didn’t back down and was 
rewarded with second and the direct transfer to 
the main. Hicks and Aden would have one more 
shot in the last-chance qualifier. 

In the second semi, it was Schwartz - from 
gate two - who read the flag the best and, like 
Oxley, ran away from the field. Manchester and 
Castro battled for second, and it was a good one, 
as both riders like to ride the outside groove. 
When all the dust had settled, it was Castro on 
his way to the main. Manchester and McConnell 
moved on to the LCQ. 

Hicks drew the pole for the LCQ, with 
McConnell in two and Manchester in three. 
Aden again drew the outside five gate. Hicks 
read the gate perfectly and was on the gas. The 
problems that have plagued him all season 
didn’t appear this time, as the bike held together 
and the final spot in the main was his. 
McConnell was using the low line, and it was 
good enough for second, with Aden and Man- 
chester picking up the fourth and fifth spots. 

The Scratch main event saw the luck of the 
draw go to Oxley, as he drew the pole. Castro 
was in the two slot, with Schwartz in three. 
Northrup was in four and Hicks had the fifth 
gate. The first try saw the flag come out when 
the referee determined that Schwartz had antici- 





pated the gate. On the restart, it was hard to tell 
who got the best start, as three riders had a piece 
of the lead before they hit the first corner. The 
deciding factor was that Oxley, using the low 
line, exited two on top, with Schwartz in second 
and Castro third. After one lap, Castro went to 
work on the outside and got by Schwartz, and 
Hicks followed right behind him, and the two 
took over second and third. Castro went to 
hunting on the outside, with Hicks trying to 
make any line work, and the two were frustrat- 
ed puppies, as all they could do was follow 
Oxley home in the place and show spots. 
Schwartz held off Northrup for the fourth. 

The lineup for the Handicap main had Walk- 
er all alone on the 10-yard line. Northrup had 
the 30 to himself, with Castro the sole owner of 
the 40. On the 50, it was Manchester and Hicks, 
and on the 60 it was McConnell, Oxley and 
Schwartz. 

When the gate came up, Walker was off, try- 
ing to put some daylight between himself and 
the freight train roaring down on him. Castro 
had other plans, and it took him three laps to 
move Walker off the groove and take over the 
lead. Hicks had moved himself to second, with 
McConnell getting around Northrup to move to 
third on the sixth lap. Things got really hot on 
the white-flag lap when Oxley got into the thick 
of things and got around McConnell to move to 
third. McConnell cante back but time ran out 
and he settled for the fourth. Northrup was fifth, 
followed by Schwartz, Manchester and Walker. 


Results 


SCR: 1. Brad Oxley (GM); 2. Ed Castro (Jaw); 3. Gary Hicks 
(GM); 4. Bobby Schwartz (GM); 5. Andy Northrup (Jaw). 

HDCP: 1. Ed Castro (Jaw); 2. Gary Hicks (GM); 3. Brad Oxley 
(GM); 4. Shawn McConnell (GM); 5. Andy Northrup (Jaw). 

SDCR: 1. John Matherson/Dale Leeder (Yam); 2. Mike 
Gilmour /Chris Jones (Kaw); 3. Peter Lewis/ Jamie Macy (Yam) 4 
Alan Hall/Dirk Votaw (Yam). 

SUP: 1. Randy Skinner (Jaw); 2. Mike McCarthy (Jaw); 3. Joe 
Winston (Wes). 4. Tom Buckingham (Wes); 5. Paul Hitchcock 
(Jaw). 

SUP B: 1. Michael Mattocks (Jaw); 2. Greg Corona (Jaw); 3. 
David Enloe (Jaw); 4. Mike Boyle (Jaw); 5. Brent Smith (Jaw). 

MIDGETS: 1. Phil Ward, 2. Casey Moir, 3. Pamela Skinner. 


Frauenberger tops 
Temecula Speedway 


By Fred Windum 


TEMECULA, CA, JULY 26 

Oceanside's Don Frauenberger walked away 
from Temecula Speedway with two more wins 
to pad his points lead in the San Diego Flat 
Track Association's AMA /District 37 & 38 Class 
C Series. Despite the over-100-degree tempera- 
tures, the veteran racer took wins in the 250cc 
Sportsman and 750cc Vintage classes on a newly 
resurfaced track. 

Joe Stefan and Bruce Reynolds took off 
ahead of the Vintage 250cc race, leading Charles 
Richardson and a sideways Chuck Claydon. Ste- 
fan's Yamaha had more steam than Reynolds' 
Bultaco as the two fell in line. Claydon spent the 
next few laps searching for a line around 
Richardson's CZ, getting by in turn four on the 
last lap to put a second Bultaco on the podium. 
The lone Harley Sprint of John Apple followed 
Stefan, Reynolds, Claydon and Richardson 
across the line. 

Frauenberger's first win came in race two 
after he took the lead in the 250cc Sportsman 
race and never looked back. Byron Kukla, Brian 
Burkhalter and Marcus Phares settled in behind 
the leader's Yamaha. 








(Above) Winner Phil Libhart (12) leads Ken 
Yoder (5) and Todd Kendig in the 600cc 
Pro final at Path Valley, in Willow Hill, 
Pennsylvania. 

(Left) Richard Pollock (59) leads eventual 
winner Don Frauenberger (76) in the 400cc 
Sportsman class at Temecula Speedway 
in California. 





Burkhalter stuffed his bike inside Kukla's 
machine in turn one for second, thus setting the 
final finishing order. Jason Bohler filled out the 
top five. 

Frauenberger also took top honors in the 
Vintage 750cc race on a clean Yamaha twin, fin- 
ishing ahead of Harley rider Joe Pape and Nor- 
ton-mounted Clyde Denner. 

Rob Nolin took his first win of the day on his 
tried-and-true Yamaha in the Bomber class, 
coming off the line ahead of Jim Gardner, Mark 
Aragon, Kukla and Tom Ferguson. The track 
was beginning to dry out, but these '78-and- 
older singles seemed to work well on the dry, 
slick track. Nolin began to pull away, leaving 
Gardner to hold off Kukla and Aragon. Gardner 
lost momentum - and ground - as Kukla passed 
in turn one and Aragon went outside in four. 

Chris Oswald, who was making up for a 
poor start, was charging through the pack, pass- 
ing both Gardner and Oswald. Nolin continued 
to build his lead, now chased by Aragon, 
Oswald, Kukla and Gardner to the finish. 


Results 


VINT 250: 1. Joe Steffen (Yam); 2. Bruce Reynolds (Bul); 3. 
Chuck Claydon (Yam); 4. Charles Richardson (CZ); 5. John Apple 
(H-D). 

SPTSMN 250: 1. Don Frauenberger (Yam); 2. Brian Burkhalter 
(Yam); 3. Byron Kukla (Yam); 4. Marcus Phares (Hon); 5. Jason 
Bohler (Yam). : 

ВМВК: 1. Robbie Nolin (Yam); 2. Mark Aragon (Hon); 3. 
Chris Oswald'(Tri); 4. Steve Kukla (Yam); 5. Jim Gardner (Yam). 

250 PRO-SPT: 1. Richard Pollock (Kaw); 2. Ron Garcia (Yam); 
3. Frank Aragaki (Hus); 4. Carson Gilley (Yam); 5. Chad Morse 
(Hon). 

SR 50+: 1. Ron Gould (BSA); 2. Marshall Jennings (Yam); 3. 
Bill Silverthorn (Yam); 4. Sam Gray (Hon); 5. Ron Moreno (Tri). 

VET 35+: 1. Brian Burch (Rtx); 2. Rick Reed (W-R); 3. Elliott 
Iverson (W-R); 4. Richard Pollock (Yam); 5. Shane Scott (Rtx). 

SPTSMN 400: 1. Don Frauenberger (Yam); 2. Richard Pollock 
(Yam); 3. Kevin Krough (Hus). 

CLSSC 500: 1. Vince Graves (Bul); 2. Clark Edgington (Tri); 3. 
John LeFevre (Hus); 4. Matt Campbell (Tri). 

SPTSMN 600: 1. Elliott Iverson (W-R); 2. Shane Scott (Rtx); 3. 
Jim Gardner (Yam); 4. Robert Reed (W-R); 5. Randy Reed (W-R) 

MDRN VINT 750: 1. Don Frauenberger (Yam); 2. Joe Pape 
(H-D); 3. Clyde Denner (Nor). 

PRO 600: 1. Robbie Nolin (Yam); 2. Brian Burch (Rtx); 3. Perry 
Proiette (W-R); 4. Keith Bradford (Yam); 5. Jim Kesler (W-R). 


Libhart takes Path Valley ST 


By Len and Ben Breech 


WILLOW HILL, PA, JULY 18 

Phil Libhart began what was probably the best 
weekend of his racing career with three wins at 
the Winsett Flowers/Two-Wheel Promotions- 
promoted short track at Path Valley Speedway; 
then he capped it all off with his first win in the 
540cc class at the AMA National Hillclimb 
Championship in Steel City, Pennsylvania. 

Libhart had an easy win over Raun Wood in 
the Sportsman final but had a race-long battle 
with Todd Kendig and Ken Yoder for the 600cc 
Pro victory. He then finished off the evening 
with the 750cc A-class win. Also taking three 
wins were Bob Sweeten in the 250cc A, 600cc A 
and Over 40 events. Other A wins went to Nick 
Taylor in the Over 30 class and Dave Smith in 
the 500c Two-Valve class. 

Evan Baer once again topped the 50cc (4-6) 
and 50cc Oil-Injected divisions, while Joey Tyer- 
yar had an easy time winning the 600cc B divi- 
sion but had to fight off Chris Klinefelter for the 
250cc B win. Klinefelter, however, easily won 
the 125cc B race. 

After an easy win in the Sportsman final, 
Libhart and the other two riders in the 600cc Pro 
class came to the line. Kendig led Libhart, with 
Yoder riding his usual line - higher than every- 





one else's. For more than 10 laps, the two How 
ell's Harley-Davidson-sponsored riders raced 
side by side, with Yoder tucked in close behind 
On the 12th lap, Libhart finally got in front, wit 
Yoder also getting by Kendig. 

In the 750cc race, Libhart gated third behin 
Nick Taylor and Georgie Price. Libhart took sec 
ond place coming off the second turn on lag 
two, and he finally got by Taylor on the sixth làm 
for the win. ш 

For Sweeten, the hardest win was in the 
250cc A main, as he grabbed the lead from Jaké 
Johnson, Price and Rich Mettinger. The firs 
three pulled away somewhat in a close, hard 
fought battle for the lead. Price tried severa 
times to get under Johnson, even rubbing his tire 
against Johnson's leg, but the top three staye 
the same, finishing just a few feet apart. 

The 600cc A win was made easier whe 
Johnson broke on the opening lap, while Dalla 
Baer and Ed Hyde battled for second early on 
before Baer took control after two laps. 

The 500cc A Two-Valve final was anothe 
three-rider breakaway. This time, Dave Smit 
and Nick Taylor battled for the lead, with Ji 
Chapman - who was making his first start after 
being injured earlier in the year - a very close 
third. After being side by side for the first fe 
laps, Smith finally took control after the third 
lap, with Chapman taking over second on lap 
four. Two laps later, Taylor retook second and 
tried to slice under Smith for the lead, but he 
touched Chapman, and both riders went down. 

Chapman did not make the restart, but Tay 
lor did, and he was up to third behind Smit 
and John Winsett Sr. Taylor took second as the 
were taking the white flag. 


Results 


50 (4-6): 1. Evan Baer (Act); 2. John Long (Lem); 3. Andre 
Smith (Act); 4. Bryan DeMuro (Act); 5. Brett Pugh (Lem). 

50 (7-8): 1, Joey Parks (Lem); 2. Jeff Haldeman (Lem). 

50 OIL-INJ: 1. Evan Baer (Yam); 2. Bobby Weir (Yam); 3. Brett 
Pugh (Yam); 4. Mitch Harvat (Yam). 

65: 1. John Lewis (Kaw); 2. Jeff Haldeman (Hon). 

80: 1. Shawn Baer (Yam); 2. John Lewis (Yam). 

125 SCHBY: 1. Robbie Reynolds (Hon). 

125 B: 1. Chris Klinefelter (Hon); 2. Robbie Reynolds (Hon); 3. 
Shawn Baer (Yam). 

250 A: 1. Bob Sweeten (Hon); 2. Jake Johnson (Hon); 3. 
Georgie Price (Hon); 4. Rich Mellinger (Yam); 5. Raun Wood 
(Yam). 

250 В: 1. Joey Tyeryar (Yam); 2. Chris Klinefelter (Hon); 3] 
Ray Lied (Yam); 4. Bill Stillwell (Suz); 5. Bruce Miller (Hon). 

500 2-VALVE A: 1. Dave Smith (Yam); 2. Nick Taylor (Yam); 
3. John Winsett Sr. (Yam); 4. Larry Hoffman (Yam); 5. Barry High 
(Yam). 

600 A: 1. Bob Sweeten (Rtx); 2. Dallas Baer (Rtx); 3. Ed Hyde 
(Rtx); 4. Will Russell (Rtx); 5. Aaron Humphrey (Rtx). 

600 В: 1. Joey Tyeryar (Rtx); 2. Bill Stillwell (Rtx); 3. Dave 
Higgins (Rtx); 4. Bob Hildebrand (Hon). 

600 PRO: 1. Phil Libhart (Rtx); 2. Ken Yoder (Rb9; 3. Todd 
Kendig (Rx). 

750 А: 1. Phil Libhart (Tri); 2. Nick Taylor (Yam); 3. Georgie 
Price (Yam). 

SPTSMN: 1. Phil Libhart (Rtx); 2. Raun Wood (Yam). 

30+: 1. Nick Taylor (Yam); 2. Bill Bromley (Rtx); 3. Mike 
Keane (Kaw) 

40+: 1. Bob Sweeten (Rt); 2. Bruce Miller (Hon); 3. Mike 
Keane (Kaw); 4. Dave Higgins (Kaw); 5. Bob Hildebrand (Hon). 































































































No stopping Nelson at 
Barona Oaks Raceway 


By Homer Eubanks 


RAMONA, CA, JULY 26 

Dustin Nelson, on his Motoworld /Pros 
Choice/Enzo-backed YZ400F Yamaha, was 
unstoppable in the Pro divisions at Barona Oaks 
Raceway. And for his efforts, Nelson took home 
the Open and 250cc Pro-class wins. 

In Amateur action, the Navarro brothers - 
Joey and Josh - provided most of the serious rac- 
ing while competing in the 80cc and Supermini 
divisions. 

Zack Shirley enjoyed his Sunday ride as 
well, as he swept all the motos in the 125cc (16- 
25) and 125cc Novice classes. 

In one of the best races of the day, Bobby 
Romero outmaneuvered Joey Navarro in the 
80cc (7-16) Novice action. Navarro pulled off the 
win in the first moto, with Romero trailing. In 
the second moto, Romero got off the line first, 
with Navarro glued to his rear fender. The two 








































liced the entire five laps, with the lead changing 
everal times. Romero made the last pass, but 


put dropped his Kawasaki. Navarro was slow іп 
picking up his bike and dropped to fifth. Navar- 
0's 1-5 put him in third on the day, while sec- 
md overall went to Brandon Ellingsen, who 
ent 3-2. 

Joey wasn't the only Navarro on the track, as 
is big brother Josh, who was the only 80cc 
termediate rider, was racing with the Novice 
iders. Josh gave the Novices a head start in the 
econd moto, then he quickly rode through the 
back and was challenging for the lead on the 
ird lap. Once out front, he managed to ride off 
or the overall. 

The Navarros came out again in the Super- 
ini division, and very quickly Josh was taught 
o have some respect for his younger brother. 
osh did win both motos but had a hard-charg- 
ng Joey hot on his heels. Josh had dominated 
e first moto, with Joey taking second. In the 
jecond moto, Joey zipped off the line, with 
Bobby Romero a close second, while Josh was 
back in fourth, behind Matt Waldo. Josh strug- 
pled throughout the moto, falling back to fifth at 
pne point. When the white flag came out, Josh 
urned up the wick and retook the overall on the 
ast lap. Joey finished a close second but gave his 
bider brother notice that “little brother" has 
grown up and is ready to race. 


Results 


INTRO TO MX: 1. Shea Smith (Hon); 2. Danny Hart (Kaw); 3. 
yler Hermann (Hon); 4. Isaac Ramierl (Hon); 5. Kyle Langdon 
Hon). 

P/W F/T: 1. Austin Millsap (KTM); 2. Anthony Quintero 
KTM); 3. Casey Harris (KTM); 4. Steven Lounsbury (Yam); 5. 
‘hris Connelly (Suz). 

P/W (0-6) STK: 1. Dakota Garner (Cob); 2. Christopher 
unsbury (Cob); 3. Cody Trotter (KTM); 4. Austin Ballard (Lem); 
Б. Dylan Schmoke (KTM). 

P/W (7-8) STK: 1. Justin Morgan (Cob); 2. Trevor Reis (Cob); 
B. Marcus Carrillo (Lem); 4. Cody Tithot (КТМ); 5. Kristopher 
“hambers (Cob). 

P/W (7-8) MOD: 1. Clayton Murrilo (Cob); 2. Justin Morgan 
Cob); 3. Marcus Carrillo (Lem); 4. Trevor Ries (Cob); 5. Christo- 
pher Chambers (Cob). 

60 (7-11) STK: 1. Brad Masters (Kaw); 2. Chase Takacs (KTM); 
B. Brandon Spencer (Kaw); 4. Brook Harden (КТМ); 5. Bradley 
Baquial (Kaw). 

JR OPEN: 1. Michael Herrera (Kaw); 2. B.J. Hart (Kaw); 3 
ory Branch (Kaw); 4. Steven Lewis (Kaw); 5. Terren O Dell 
Kaw). 

80 BEG; 1. Matt Waldo (Yam); 2. Javier Rodrigues (Suz); 3. 
eff Vaughn (Yam); 4. Justin Hermann (Yam); 5. R.T. Underwood 
Hon). з 

80 (7-11) STK: 1. Anthony Charette (Yam); 2. Mare Anthony 
Hon); 3. Matthew Adams (Hon); 4. Steven Cerda (Hon); 5. Can- 
dice Motshagen (Hon) 

80 NOV (7-16): 1. Bobby Romero (Yam); 2. Brandon Ellingsen 
Hon); 3. Joey Navarro (Kaw); 4. Justin Noble (Kaw); 5. Chad Jef- 
eries (Kaw). 

80 INT: 1. Josh Navarro (Kaw). 

S/MINI: 1. Josh Navarro (Kaw); 2. Joey Navarro (Kaw); 3. 
tt Waldo (Yam); 4. К.Т. Underwood (Hon); 5. Bobby Romero 
Yam). 

125 (16-25): 1. Zack Shirley (Suz); 2. Nick Hastings (Kaw); 3. 

rry Widener (Kaw); 4. Cory Criss (Yam). 

125 BEG: 1. Ken Johnson (Yam); 2. Brent Harden (KTM); 3. 
-hris Fuller (Hon); 4. Kyle Bentley (Hon); 5. Eric Anderson (Hon). 

125 NOV: 1. Zack Shirley (Suz); 2. Travis Connally (Yam); 3. 
Brandon Hamlett (Hon); 4. Erik Johnson (Hon); 5. David Fox 

Yam). 

125 INT: 1. Wilson Nichols (Hon); 2. Steve Yurkovic (Kaw); 3. 
;»eoff Walters (Yam); 4. Derek Chase (Yam); 5. Joshua West (Yam). 

125 PRO: 1. Dustin Nelson (Yarn); 2. Josh Tarrantino (Yam); 3. 
David DeManges (Yam). 

250 BEG: 1. Ricky Graves (Kaw); 2. Kyle Yost (Yam); 3. Kevin 

ost (Yam); 4. Doug Corrie (Hon); 5. Grant Clabaugh (Kaw). 

250 NOV: 1. Joaquin Candia (Yam); 2. Jon Meyers (Kaw); 3. 
Mel Mahsoon (Hon); 4. Jese Sharpe (Suz). 

250 INT: 1. Daniel Nichols (Kaw); 2. Manny Arias (Suz). 

VET BEG: 1. Randy Aanson (Hon); 2. Dawson Leachman 
Suz); 3. Paul Ellingsen (Hon); 4. John Mattera (Hon); 5. Tim Dun- 
away (Yam). : 

VET NOV: 1. John Willis (Hon); 2. Cameron Lampert (Yam); 
3. Ron Howell (Suz); 4. Chuck Fox (Suz). 

VET INT: 1. Greg Meyers (Kaw); 2. Kevin Barrett (Kaw); 3. 
Les Abernathy (Kaw). 

OPEN: 1. Dustin Nelson (Yam); 2. John Mesa (Kaw); 3 
Robert Kentzen (Yam); 4. Paul Ellingsen (Hon); 5. Tim Kemp 
(Hon). 







































homas flies at 
Marion County Motocross 


By Kyle Myers 


REDDICK, FL, JULY 12 

More than 350 riders braved 105-degree heat 
and endured an afternoon downpour at the sev- 
enth annual MDA Auction Race at Motocross of 
Marion County, which was also round 15 of the 
Florida Sunshine State Series. 

Due to the downpour at half time, only one 
moto in each class was run, so the first motos 
determined the overall for Suzuki contingency 
money and other prizes. 

At the end of the day, more than $5000 was 
raised for MDA, the biggest money-raisers being 
Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath jerseys. 

In the opening Open Money moto, 12 riders 
lined the gate, gunning for the chance to win the 
150-percent payback. The favorites going into 
the single moto were National riders Paul Currie 
and Jason Thomas. 

When the gate dropped, the bikes flew off 
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claim the lion's share of the purse, with Marcus 
Pedrero and Currie rounding out the top three. 
Jarrett Tipping and Buddy Duffy filled out the 
top five places. 

° Several riders scored double-class wins on 
the day, but only T.J. Rhonelli scored the hat 
trick by topping the Pee Wee (7-9), Pee Wee 
Modified and 60cc (5-8) classes. 

The double class winners included Paul 
Perebijnos in the 12-15 and Super Mini classes; 
Mark Beamer in the Over 25 and Over 30 class- 
es; and David Ellis in the Over 40 and Vintage 
Modified Classic classes. 


Results 
P/W BEG: 1. Levi Bufkin (Yam); 2. Amanda Charlebois 
(Yam). 


P/W (4-6): 1, Jesse Freeman (Cob); 2. Mike McArthur (Cob); 
3. Chase Couture (Cob); 4. Jeff Mulleavy (Cob); 5. Zac Freeberg 
(Cob). 

P/W (7-9): 1. T]. Rhonelli (Cob); 2. Brad Bollman (Cob); 3. 
Orland Hamilton (Cob); 4. Roger Williams (Cob); 5. David Wyatt 
(Lem). 

P/W MOD: 1. TJ. Rhonelli (Cob); 2. Kyle Kevlon (Cob); 3. 
Mike Nicolini (Cob); 4. Jesse Freeman (Cob); 5. Roger Williams 
(Cob), 

60 BEG: 1. Max Rash (Kaw); 2. Brad Bollman (Kaw); 3. Corey 
Woodard (Kaw); 4. Chris Kelly (Kaw); 5. Nick Jackson (Kaw). 

60 (5-8): 1. Т.Ј. Rhonelli (Kaw); 2. Kyle Keylon (Kaw); 3. Dean 
Dyess (Kaw); 4. Mike Nicolini (Kaw); 5. Bobby Charlebois (Kaw). 

60 (9-11): 1. Matt Boni (Kaw); 2. lan Hewitt (Kaw); 3. Chris 
Cates (Kaw); 4. Michael Lozax (Kaw); 5. Justin Bryant (Kaw). 

80 BEG: 1. Chris Nizborski (Kaw); 2. Mike Nicolini (Suz); 3. 
Robert Buttitta (Kaw); 4. Ryan Luke (Kaw); 5. Jeremy McCormick 
(Kaw). 

80 (7-11); 1. Dale Kump (Hon); 2. Matt Boni (Kaw); 3. Brad 
Bernier (Kaw); 4. Bobby Lucroy (Suz); 5. Phil Hewitt (Kaw). 

80 (12-15): 1. Paul Perebijnos (Hon); 2. Josh Faustino (Kaw); 3. 
Shane Lusk (Hon); 4. Shane Mayo (Kaw); 5. Corey Fink (Yam), 

S/MINE 1. Paul Perebijnos (Hon); 2. Shane Lusk (Hon); 3 
Spencer Jones (Kaw); 4. Josh Faustino (Kaw); 5. Dale Kump (Hon). 

15-24: 1. Buddy Duffy (Yam); 2. Jarrett Lane (Suz); 3. Tyson 
Hadsell (Yam); 4. Raymond Loggins (Yam); 5. J.D. Holmes (Hon). 

125 BEG: 1. Wes Davis (Suz); 2. David Hess (Kaw); 3. Roger 
White (Suz); 4. Mike Young (Hon); 5. James Jones (Yam), 

125 В: 1. Tyson Hadsell (Yam); 2. Andre Boloni (Suz); 3. Ray- 
mond Loggins (Yam); 4. Jarrett Lane (Suz); 5. Adam Smith (Hon). 

125 C: 1. Ryan Mito (Suz); 2. Spencer Jones (Kaw); 3. Jeremy 
Freeman (Kaw); 4. Jerry Jackson (Kaw); 5. Derrick Stearns (Yam). 

250 BEG: 1. Andy Chambers (Hon); 2. Johnny Wunderlich 
(Kaw); 3. Barry Thomas (Hon); 4. Jesse бабан (Hon); 5. Steve 
Albertson (Yam). 

250 B: 1. Matt Johnson (Yam); 2. Steve Dumond (Suz); 3. Tim 
Eggers (Suz); 4. J.D. Holmes (Hon); 5. Ron Meredith (Yam). 

250 C: 1. Chris Nelson (Yam); 2. Jack Clark (Suz); 3. Scott 
Wood (Yam); 4. Ron Crews (Kaw); 5. Rich Decker (Suz). 

25+: 1. Mark Beamer (Kaw); 2. Todd Gardner (Hon); 3. Billy 
Wood (Yam); 4. Jeff Lampe (Suz); 5. Marcus Pedrero (Suz). 

30+: 1. Mark Beamer (Kaw); 2. Steve Dumond (Suz); 3. Billy 
Wood (Yam); 4. Tim Eggers (Suz); 5. Willis Brock (Suz). 

35+: 1: Willis Brock (Suz); 2. Tim Eggers (Suz); 3. Dean Dyess 
(Suz); 4. John Hauf (Hon); 5, Chris Nelson (Yam). 

40+: 1. David Ellis (Hon); 2. Mark Thomas (Kaw); 3. Tom 
Bragg (Hus); 4. Kevin Wilson (Suz); 5. Mark Cornelia (Hon). 

50+: 1. Al Gardner (Yam); 2. Doug Hammond (Yam); 3. 
Robert Dare (Kaw); 4. Will Roberts (Kaw); 4, Ron Crews (Hon). 

OPEN MNY: 1. Jason Thomas (Kaw); 2. Marcus Pedrero 
(Suz); 3. Paul Currie (Kaw); 4. Jarrett Tipping (Suz); 5. Buddy 
Duffy (Yam). 

WMN: 1. Patty Whitehouse (Suz); 2. Traci Hess (Suz); 3. 


Tracy Smith (Hon); 4. Ashley Jackson (Кам); 5. Ashley Jones 


(Yam). 
VINT MOD CLSSC: 1. David Ellis (Yam); 2. Ed Garlin (Hon); 
3. Tim Boryk (Hon). 


Tisinger, Parks perform at 
AV Stadium Cross 


By Greg Robertson 


LANCASTER, CA, JULY 24 

Round four of Full Blown Promotion's Antelope 
Valley Stadium Cross Night Series, held at the 
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, saw C.J. Tisinger 
and Ricky Parks dominate the 125 and 80cc 
Beginner classes, respectively. 

Matt Simpson's 125cc Beginner first-moto 
lead lasted two turns before he went down, giv- 
ing Charles Dana a shot at running out front. 
Peyton Schmidt and Jeff Verseput held down 
second and third until Tisinger passed them 
both just two laps into the race. Tisinger reeled 
in Dana and then sailed past him off the big 
grandstand jump just before the midway point 
of the moto. 

Tisinger easily put 10 seconds on Dana 
before the checkers fell. Schmidt, Verseput, Matt 
Horton and Jonathan Gilliam had a great battle 
for third. Schmidt tipped over in a turn with a 
lap remaining, handing the third-place finish to 
Verseput, with Horton a close fourth. 

Simpson pulled his second holeshot of the 
evening and managed to stay up to lead 
Tisinger, Verseput and Gilliam. After one lap on 
the hard-packed, jump-filled track, Tisinger was 
out front and pulling away. There wasn't much 
Simpson could do en route to his runner-up fin- 
ish, as Tisinger took the win with a huge lead. 
Verseput stayed close to Simpson and was 
awarded the second-place,trophy based on his 
3-3 rides. Simpson's 7-2 score edged out the 5-4 
of Gilliam for third overall. 

Parks dived underneath Weston Peick for 
the lead on the opening lap of the first 80cc 
Beginner moto and never looked back. Peick 
held off Ryan Tisinger by a bike length at the 
finish for second, with Steven Quinones an 
equally close fourth. 


Peick did an excellent job of keeping Park at 
bay for the first half of the second moto before 
going down in a corner. Parks inherited the lead 
and the overall win with his 1-1 effort. Tisinger 
was right there to capitalize on Peick's mistake 
and went 3-2 for second overall. Peick was 
quickly up to finish fourth behind Steven 
Forsythe and collect the third-place trophy. 


Results 


P/W BEG: I. Corey Bernats (KTM); 2. Chris Plouffe (KTM); 3. 
Ethan Flores (KTM); 4. Kyle Kossinger (KTM); 5. Donny Griffin 
(Lem). 

P/W S/STK (0-6): 1. Chris Plouffe (KTM); 2. Brett Downey 
(Cob); 3. Chris Deeds (KTM); 4. Brandon Freitas (Act). 

P/W S/STK (7-8): 1. Speedy Gonzales (Cob); 2. Tylor Hemme 
(KTM); 3. Matthew Richardson (Cob); 4. Daniel Kariger (KTM); 5. 


Jake Canada (Cob). 


P/W MOD (0-6): 1. Brett Downey (Cob). 

P/W MOD (7-8): 1. Speedy Gonzalez (Cob); 2. Tylor Hemme 
(KTM); 3. Jake Canada (Cob); 4. Matthew Richardson (Cob); 5. 
Daniel Kariger (KTM). 

5/P/W: 1. Speedy Gonzalez (Cob); 2. Tylor Hemme (KTM); 
3. Jake Canada (Cob); 4. Matthew Richardson (Cob); 5. Kyle Smith 
(KTM). 

60 BEG: 1. Nicholas Sanchez (Kaw); 2. Jennifer Parks (Kaw); 
3. Shana Rhinehart (Kaw); 4. Cody Waller (KTM); 5. Jeremy Red- 
dell (Kaw). 

60 (0-8): 1. Justin Mulford (Kaw) 

60 (9-11): 1. Riley Harper (Kaw). 

P/W 80: 1. Richard Steele (Hon). 

80 BEG: 1. Ricky Parks (Yam); 2. Ryan Tisinger (Kaw); 3. 
Weston Peick (Suz); 4. Steven Forsythe (Yam); 5. Steven Quinones 
(Yam) ® 

80 NOV: 1. Riley. Beckinger (Hon); 2. Cory Redinus (Suz); 3. 
Adam Gragg (Yam); 4. Nicholas Hensley (Yam). 

GRLS: 1. Shana Rhinehart (Kaw). 

125 ВЕС: 1. CJ. Tisinger (Suz); 2. Jeff Verseput (Yam); 3. Matt 
Simpson (Hon); 4. Jonathan Gilliam (Hon); 5. Matt Horton (Yam). 

125 NOV: 1. Chris Elliott (Yam); 2. Donnie Durrer (Yam); 3. 
Richie Owens (Yam); 4. Jeremy Cruse (Yam); 5. Rob Hall (Yam). 

125 INT: 1. Mike Debreto (Yam); 2. Matt Armstrong (Yam). 

125 PRO: 1. Jeremy Chaussee (Kaw); 2. Michael Young 
(Yam); 3. Hawk White (Suz); 4. Ryan Orr (Yam); 5. Andreu 
Labrador (Yam). 

250 BEG: 1. Nick Jerome (Suz); 2. Erik Jepson (Hon); 3. Clay- 
ton Riley (Suz). 

250 NOV: 1. Mike Embry (Yam); 2. Cory Ellis (Yam); 3. Jere- 
my Cruse (Yam); 4. Damon Podolny (Yam). 

250 PRO: 1. Donald Upton (Suz); 2. Jeremy Chaussee (Kaw). 

JR VET BEG/ NOV: 1. Jose Zuniga (Yam). 

VET BEG/NOV: 1. Mike Carr (Hon); 2. Kenny Kopecky 
(Kaw); 3. Ken Lipp (Kaw); 4. Andy Flum (Yam); 5. Russ Schuoler 
(Hon). 

VET INT/EX: 1. Jerry Hensley (Yam). 

SR BEG/ NOV: 1. Rick Parks (Hon); 2. Jack Gilliam (Hon). 


Locals day at Okanogan 
Memorial Half Mile 


By Matt Holm 
OKANOGAN, WA, JULY 18 


With temperatures in the 1005, :апӣ the grand- . 


stands full to capacity, local riders showed what 
they had at the Okanogan Memorial Half Mile at 
the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. This race 
was held in memory of Officer Michael W. Mar- 
shall, who was slain in the line of duty earlier 
this year. Many people showed up to raise 
money for the fallen officer’s family while also 
getting the chance to watch motorcycles race on 
this cushion half mile for the first time. 

Local motocross star Kevin Cornett, from 
Okanogan, tried dirt track for his first time on 
his YZ250 Yamaha, which was mounted with 
Goodyear dirt-track tires. Cornett caught on 
quickly and won the 250cc Novice class, and he 
impressed the crowd by winning the wheelie 
contest as well. 

In the 600сс Novice class, another local rider, 
Steve Schardt from Twisp, showed the fast way 
around on his 500cc Honda. He won both his 





heat races as well as the main event. And he 
wasn't through yet. 

Schardt returned to race the 600cc Pro-Am 
class as well, and won his heat race. In heat race 
number two, another local favorite - Jim Mone- 
gan, also of Twisp, aboard an ultra-fast Rotax - 
showed that he had. the speed to win, too, taking 
the checkered flag in first place. 

Schardt wanted revenge in the final. The 
showdown was set, with Monegan on the pole 
and Schardt next to him. The two riders got off 
the line one-two, with Monegan getting the edge 
at the end of the first lap. They battled the entire 
race, with Monegan winning by a couple of bike 
lengths. 

Monegan then hopped aboard his Norton 
750 and proceeded to win the Vintage Twin 
class. 

In the 600cc Expert class, several National- 
number riders showed up to support this benefit 
race. In the final, it was Jeff Annen edging out 
Steve Liberty for the win, with Lonnie Kopp fin- 
ishing third. Kopp returned to win the 750cc Pro 
class aboard his XR750, beating out Triumph- 
mounted Matt James. ; 


Results 


250 NOV: 1. Kevin Cornett; 2. Steve Adkins; 3. Matt 
Schweitzer; 4. Taber Murphy; 5. Todd Gil-Hoover. 

250 PRO-AM: 1. Dan Adkins; 2. Fric Beers; 3. Matt Schweiter; 
4. Fran Gil-Hoover; 5. Bob Haskins. 

500: 1. Jack Darling; 2. Dan Kirk; 3. Brian Hogan. 

500 VINT: 1. Bob Haskins; 2. Wes Hadden; 3. Bill Marion. 

600 NOV: 1. Steve Schardt; 2. Shane Pettis; 3. Dan Kirk; 4. 
Taber Murphy; 5. Steve Junquist. 

600 PRO-AM: 1, Jim Monegan; 2. Steve Schardt; 3. Shawn 
Pettis; 4. Eric Beers; 5. Brian Watson. 

600 EX: 1. Jeff Annen; 2. Steve Liberty; 3. Lonnie Kopp: 4. Eric 
Rickman; 5. Jerry Southworth. 

750 VINT: 1. Jim Monegan; 2. Greg Taber; 3. John Kent; 4. 
Pete Bennett. 

750 PRO: 1. Lonnie Kopp; 2. Matt James. 


Woods smokes 
Silver State Supercross 


By Dick Goodwin 


PAHRUMP, NV, JULY 24 : 

Honda hotshoe Robby Woods put together an 
awesome display of jaw-dropping speed and 
Pro-style moves to decimate the combined 80cc 
race at the new Silver State Supercross Park. 
Woods, riding with the number-one plate, cer- 
tainly did his number justice as he blasted to 
double moto victories to capture the 80cc Inter- 
mediate overall. 

All the 80s raced together, so Woods charged 
out in front of Beginner Taylor Gilmore and 
Novice Michael Parker to start race one. As 
Woods roared around the big sweeper, Parker 
swooped past Gilmore and set out in pursuit. 
Erik Hodges, Joshua Davis and Bryan Wulfen- 
stein, meanwhile, were in a tight duel for fourth. 
Woods slashed and flashed around the course, 
giving everyone a clinic on how to ride an 80 at 
speed. Parker was the only one able to keep him 
in sight, as Woods ended up lapping three-quar- 
ters of the field by the time he sailed across the 
finish line. Parker and Gilmore would claim sec- 
ond and third, respectively. 

Race two was a carbon copy of race one, with 
Woods, Gilmore and Parker leading the pack, 
and Parker making the quick move for second. 
Woods took off again and, even though he bob- 
bled a couple of times in this outing, he main- 

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Ricky Parks won the 80cc Beginner class 


California. 


tained first place and raced to another solid win - 
again lapping most of the field. Woods was the 
runaway winner, and first 80cc Intermediate. 
Michael Parker topped Matt Reincke for the 80c 
Novice crown, and Taylor Gilmore-took the 80¢¢ 
Beginner trophy over Kyle Chamberlain. 
Boe Krahenbuhl was also showing off at 
Pahrump on Friday night, posting double wi 
in the 125cc Beginner class. He jumped out t 
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stretched his lead, Haughey dropped it and 
Chris Symons blasted past Rodriguez into sec 
ond. Josh Fanning was also on the move, coming 
from way off the pace to move into fourth by lap 
three. Krahenbuhl was slicing and dicing and 
otherwise having a good time way out in front 
en route to an easy win. Symons had settled into 
a solid second, but the action was for third as 
Rodriguez and Fanning passed and repassec 
each other several times on the last lap. Fanning 
finally prevailed. 

Rodriguez aced the field in moto two, blast: 
ing out in front of Symons and first-moto win- 
ner Krahenbuhl. Krahenbuhl, though, didn't 
waste any time, muscling past for the lead in t 
first few turns and dragging Haughey with him. 
Symons fought back and worked his way back 
to second, and Fanning was also on the move 
again until he dropped his bike. Krahenbuhl 
scored another runaway win and captured th 
125cc Beginner overall. Symons, with anothe 
solid second, claimed second overall, while Fan- 
ning recovered to edge Haughey for third. 


Results 


P/W (4-6): 1. Rikki Mittwede (Lem); 2. Dylan Pool (Lem). 
P/W (7-8): 1. Carl Morris (Lem); 2. Toby Jonus (КТМ) З; 
Daniel Chapman (Lem); 4. Joyce MacDonald (KTM); 5. Jamie 
McCune (Lem). 
60 BEG: 1. Jesse Patrick (Kaw); 2. Matthew Liquori (Kaw); 3. 
Zack Mcinally (Kaw). 
80 BEG: 1. Taylor Gilmore (Suz); 2. Kyle Chamberlain (Hon); 
3. Joshua Davis (Hon); 4. Kyle Ames (Yam); 5. Nick Vernia (Kaw). 
80 NOV: 1. Michael Parker (Hon); 2. Matt Reincke (Hon); 3. 
Donnie Hoover (Kaw); 4. Scott Taack (Hon). 
80 INT: 1. Robbie Woods (Hon). 
125 BEG: 1. Boe Krahenbuhl (Yam); 2. Chris Symons (Kaw); 3. 
Josh Fanning (Hon); 4. Jared Haughey (Hon); 5. Dennis Rodrigues 
(Kaw). 
125 INT: 1. Mark Hermann (Kaw). 
125 PRO: 1. Monte Montague (Yam); 2. Brock Krahenbuhl 
(Kaw). 
250 BEG: 1. Dave Gifford (Kaw); 2. Ron Smith (Yam); 3. Tom 
Boughton (Suz); 4. Jeremy Payne (Hon); 5. Chris Champlin (Hon). 
250 NOV: 1. Charley Rennie (Kaw); 2. Tod Anderson (Kaw); 
3. Kenny Couturier (Kaw); 4. Chuck Morris (Hon); 5. Jon Mazlo 
(Kaw), 
250 INT: 1. Glenn Weidman (Suz); 2. Scott Trombly (Kaw); 3. 
Casey McKinney (Hon). 
250 PRO: 1, Jimmy Gaddis (Kaw); 2. Monte Montague (Yam); 
3, Brock Krahenbuhl (Kaw). 
VET ВЕС: 1. Mark Roberts (Hon); 2. Tim Slick (Kaw); 3. Ed 
Melnally (Kaw); 4. Bart Kohler (Kaw); 5. James Krumme (Yam), 
VET INT: 1. Casey McKinney (Hon); 2. Glenn Weidman 
(Suz); 3. Matt Hermann (Kaw); 4. Ron Haigwood (Hon); 5. Scott 
Trombly (Kaw). 











Thiele steals Spare 
Parts HS win 


By Frank Leivan 


KNOB NOSTER, MO, JULY 12 
After winning his first event of the Missouri 
Hare Scrambles Championship two weeks ago, 
Kawasaki rider Chris Thiele made it two in a 
row by topping round nine at Knob Noster. 
Thiele suffered a three-kick start, but by the 
midway point of the race he had hooked up 
with Mike Windmann to pull away from the 
pack. Late in the race, Thiele picked up the pace 
and pulled away to a 50-second win. 

The Spare Parts Motorcycle Club laid оша 
10.6-mile course on the Dillingham property 
near Warrensburg. A small dose of rain on Fri- 
day evening and temperatures far below normal 
made for a great race that left many of the racers 
asking for more. 

Chris Caplinger put his YZ400 into the first 
corner in front, with Leigh Letellier (who is only 
attending selected events this year) holding 
down second. Windmann, who has been the pic- 
ture of consistency all year, held third, and a 
Nesbitt was fourth. 

Caplinger momentarily got hung up ina 
creek crossing, and Letellier, Windmann and 
Nesbitt all moved around him. Once in the lead, 
Letellier rode smoothly, although he was some- 
what nervous after not having been in front for 
well over a year. Letellier held the lead for the 
remainder of the first lap, with Windmann right 
on his rear fender. | 

Thiele was the man on the move, however, 
coming from fourth all the way to second on the: 
second lap while Windmann had the lead and: 
Letellier settled into third. Caplinger recovered 
from his first-lap problem and was tied to Letel- 


ier’s rear fender, while Nesbitt struggled to find 
is rhythm and rode in fifth. 

Mile after mile, Thiele started to close the 
ғар on Windmann, and by the fourth of five 
ps had closed to within striking distance. Only 
handful of seconds behind the leaders, 
aplinger and Letellier had a similar battle 
roing for the final podium spot. Thiele was able 
о make a pass on the fourth lap but went down 
oon after and Windmann got it right back. 
hiele, however, was able to catch back up, and 
Леп Windmann struggled to pass a lapper just 
efore the white flag, Thiele made his move. 

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O/ А: 1, Chris Thiele (Kaw); 2. Mike Windmann (КТМ); 3. 
hris Caplinger (Yam); 4. Leigh Letellier (KTM); 5. Jeff Lappe 
KTM). 
AA: 1. Mike Windmann (KTM); 2. Chris Caplinger (Yam); 3. 
igh Letellier (KTM); 4. Ken Yount (Yam); 5. Tanner England 
am). 

A: 1. Jeff Lappe (KTM); 2. Jason Counts (Kaw); 3. Mike 
ruger (KTM); 4. Tom Klimm (Kaw); 5. Charles Thiele (Kaw). 

125 B: 1. John Struckhoff (Suz); 2. Levi Rawson (Yam); 3.Kurt 
bell (Yam); 4. Casey Hinkel (Yam); 5. Luke Manion (Yam) 
200 B: 1. Steve Crews (Kaw); 2. David Haworth (KTM); 3. 


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250 В; 1. Collin Sheridan (Yam); 2. Ryan Wuebbeling (Yam); 
. David Bishop (Suz) 4. Matt Weis (Yam); 5. Nick Crawford 
Yam) 
250 C: 1. Tim Gibson (Hon); 2. Lars Valin (Hon); 3. Dan Hal- w 
eck (Kaw); 4. Bryan Roy (Kaw); 5. John Banes Jr. (Kaw). 
OPEN B: 1. Matt Coffman (KTM); 2. Tom Prenger (KTM); 3. 
eff Kuechenmeister (ATK); 4. Marty Smith (Hon); 5. Larry Portell 
KTM). 
4-STRK B: 1. Travis Pilant (Hon); 2. Gary Pilant (Hon); 3. 
hawn Taylor (Yam); 4. Ralph Gerding (Hon); 5. Doug Jones 
Yam). 
VET: 1. Rick Matteson (Yam); 2. Gary Mittelberg (Kaw); 3. 
Jwayne Munch (Hon); 4. Dave Berry (Hon); 5. Tom Huber (Yam). LÀ 
JR: 1. Robert Duncan (Yam); 2. Jeremy Wisecup (Kaw); 3 Helpin 
rack Mabery (Hon); 4. James Sloan (Yam); 5. Steve Akers (Kaw). 
SR: 1. Ron Ribolzi (Yam); 2. Bill Gold (Yam); 3. William Guf- 
ey (Yam); 4. Keith Kibort (Yam); 5. John Newberry (Hon). 
S/SR:; 1. Eric Hansen (Hon); 2. Jim Letellier (KTM); 3. Rick 
arpenter (KTM); 4. Gerald Frericks (KTM); 5. Bob Copeland 


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TR: 1. Craig Delong (Hoh); 2. Jody Smith (Suz); 3. Gregg | 
Jecht (KTM); 4. Sean Van Derwood (Hon); 5. Bryan Donley (Suz). 
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mastered the Troy facility, as the local fast- 
older-guy jumped out to the win in the Group 1 
heat of Over. 25 action over Suzuki of 
Greenville's Mike Blair, but Schmitz would 
have to battle Over 25 Group 2 winner Larry 
“Sluggo” Gessner. in the Over 30 class, in which 
he would take second behind Indiana's Gessner 
and his KTM. 


Results E 


50 (4-6): 1. Ryan Ivers (Cob); 2. Devin Burks (Cob); 3. Preston 
Thomas (KTM); 4. Matthew Stephens (KTM); 5. Chad Bedard 
(Сор). ^ 

50 (7-8); 1. Axl Moler (Cob); 2. Kris Nelson (Cob); 3. Damon 
Bauer (Lem); 4. Scottie Colburn (Cob); 5. Tony Gallo (KTM), 

80 (7-11): 1. Lance Hollister (Kaw); 2. Fred Karrle (Yam); 3. 
James Lang (Hon); 4. Casey Johnson (Hon); 5. Chris Robertson 
(Suz). 

65 1: 1. Allen Rossi (Kaw); 2. Aaron Kline (Kaw); 3. Anthony 
Bond (Kaw); 4. Charles Ivey (Kaw); 5. Jacob Meade (Kaw). 

65 2: 1. Tyler Bowers (Kaw); 2. Pat Massie (Kaw); 3. Tanner 
Reed (Kaw); 4. Broc Petersen (Kaw); 5. Sammy Isabel (Kaw). 

80 (12-15): 1. Willy Browning (Yam); 2. Donnie McGourty 
(Suz); 3. Michael McGourty (Yam); 4. Robbie Gray (Suz); 5. Jeramy 
Karshner (Hon). 

125 A; 1. Jeff Gibson (Kaw); 2. Chuck Reed (Suz); 3. Randy 
Valade (Kaw);4. Brad Strunk (Hon); 5. Josh Steel (Kaw). 

125 B 1: 1. Ben Riddle (Kaw); 2. Mike Campbell (Kaw); 3. J.R. 
Carter (Suz); 4. Steven Hensley (Hon); 5. Ashley Adams (Kaw). 

125 B 2: 1. Mike Mercer (Suz); 2. Trent Heller (Hon); 3. Justin 
Paris (Suz); 4. Derrick McKinney (Kaw); 5. Chadd Woodrumm 
(Suz). 

125 B 3: 1. Sam Yanitelli (Yam); 2. Hans Neel (Hon); 3. Robert 
Turley (Suz); 4. Mike Ivers (Yam); 5. Bo Bowman (Suz). 

125 C 1: 1. Coy D. Hobgood (Suz); 2. James Lewis (Yam); 3. 
Robert Finocharro (Hon); 4. Shane Dean (Hon); 5. Justin South 
(Hon). 

125 C 2: 1. Matt Hunt (Hon); 2. Matt Cosma (Suz); 3. Travis 
Daughty (Suz); 4. lan Riddle (Kaw); 5. Pete Perna (Yam). 

250 A: 1. Jeff Gibson (Kaw); 2» Mark Burkhart (Hon); 3. 
Bradley Strunk (Hon); 4. Chuck Reed (Suz); 5. Josh Steel (Kaw). 

250 B 1: 1. Ben Riddle (Kaw); 2. Richard Ray (Yam); 3. Eric 
Jannsen (Suz); 4. Nick Nuttle (Yam); 5. Robert Back (Kaw). 

250 B 2: 1. Derrick McKinney (Kaw); 2. Shane Jenkins (Suz); 3. 
Mike Mercer (Suz); 4. Justin Paris (Suz); 5. Matt Ketcheson (Suz). 

250 B 3: 1. Ј.С, Cravens (Yam); 2. Terri Dickerman (Kaw); 3. 
Marc Bauman (Yam); 4. Bill Patterson (Suz); 5. Jesse Bauer (Suz). 

250 C 1: 1. Scott Generke (Suz); 2. Larry Bell (Hon); 3. Timo- 
thy Davis (Kaw); 4. Bert Radunz (Kaw); 5. Corey Taylor (Kaw). 

250 C 2; 1. Jeff Parson (Kaw); 2. Andrew Metzger (Kaw); 3. 
Rob Gemmer (Kaw); 4. Tim Garrett (Kaw); 5. Brad Hollander 
(Kaw). 

SCHBY: 1. Michael Campbell (Kaw); 2. J.R. Carter (Suz); 3. 
Shaun Kuchler (Hon); 4. Jason Wade (Hon); 5. Paul Kissig (Suz). 

16-24 1: 1. Richard Ray (Yam); 2. Trent Heller (Hon); 3. Jay 
Palmer (Suz); 4. Jamie Smith (Suz); 5. Ryan Tow (Kaw). 

16-24 2: 1. Brad Strunk (Hon); 2, Derrick McKinney (Kaw); 3. 
Sam Yanitelli (Yam); 4. Hans Neel (Hon); 5. Steven Richards (Suz). 

254. 1: 1. Jon Schmitz (Suz); 2. Mike Blair (Suz); 3. Eric McHat- 
ton (Suz); 4. Steve Hensley (Suz); 5. Robert Goldsen (Hon). 

25+ 2: 1. Larry Gessner (KTM); 2. Shane Jenkins (Suz); 3. 
Mike Hogan (Hon); 4. Mark Roop (KTM); 5. Richard Robinson 
(Hon). 

30+ 1: 1. Robert Mandy (Yam); 2. Eric McHatton (Suz); 3. Jere 
Pope (Kaw); 4. Marc Bauman (Kaw); 5. Gary Peak (Kaw). 

30+ 2: 1. Larry Gessner (KTM); 2. Jon Schmitz (Suz); 3. Mike 
Hogan (Hon); 4. Richard Robinson (Hon); 5. Van Moore (Hon). 


Fike tops at OK City half mile 


By Mike Zbrozek 
Photo by Dan Mahony 


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, JULY 19 

John Fike’s chances for a repeat Pro Masters 
Championship gained momentum at the sev- 
enth annual VDTRA Randy Cleek Memorial 
race at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds track 
when he motored his BSA twin to a flag-to-flag 
victory in the main event. 

Fike's ride seemed effortless as he drove to the 
front of the 13-strong pack and remained there, 
unchallenged in the eight-lap event. Behind Fike, 
Danny Hammond worked his Yamaha to stay in 
front of Pro-Masters point leader Johnny Isaacs 
for the first couple of laps, losing Isaacs on lap 
three as his BSA faltered, dropping him from con- 





tention. Taking immediate advantage of the 
vacancy in third was Harley XR rider Gerald Jes- 
sup. Jessup was riding only a wheel back when 
Isaacs pulled to the high side to let everyone by in 
turn three. Coming up on Jessup, however, was 
the Yamaha of Bill Snyder, who-was sizing up Jes- 
sup’s line with each lap, looking for an opportuni- 
ty. That chance came as Jessup rounded turn two 
of lap four when Snyder rolled by the big Harley 
onto the back straight into third place. Behind Jes- 
sup, Bill Burr sped his BSA around John Jeffries 
for fifth, leaving Jessup, Snyder and Hammond 
ahead of him as Fike crossed the line for the win. 
In the hard-fought Pro-Twin class, Roeder 
H-D/ Jones H-D/ Harley XR rider Steve Nichols 
led the full field into turn one from the start, 
with seven or more riders accelerating on his 
rear end. As he crossed the midpoint of turn 
two, Nichols’ bike went down - then another 
bike, then two more followed him up to the hay 
bales. With his handlebars bent too badly to con- 
tinue, Nichols took the long ride on the shag 
truck to the pits as the field rolled back to the 
line for a complete restart. This time the entire 
field shuffled through one and two cleanly, with 
Kurtis Taylor taking the lead over Dale Jones, 
Bill Snyder and John Fike, all running in close 
pursuit. By lap two, Jones had worked his Nor- 
ton past Taylor into the lead as Mark Gibson 
and John Fike displaced Snyder, moving to third 
and fourth. On the third lap, Jack Donald 
brought out the yellow flag as he dug his case 
into turn three, sending himself to the bales a 


second time (including the start). Gibson made. 


the best of the situation, darting by both Taylor 
and Jones to lead lap three and beginning to pull 
away. Fike, too, rode by Taylor into third, while 
Snyder tightened his grip on fifth. Frank Bar- 
daro and Mike Mendenhall continued their race- 
long contest for sixth. As Gibson crossed the line 
for the win, Jones, Fike, Taylor and Snyder fol- 
lowed, filling out the top five as Bardaro wres- 
tled by Mendenhall for sixth. 


Results 


SR: 1. Bill Snyder (Yam); 2. Doug Stewart (Duc); 3. Earl E. 
Smith (Yam); 4. J.C. Clark (Yam); 5. David Barkley (Yam). 
MSTR AM: 1. Jerry Hinds (Yam); 2. Warren Adams (Tri); 3. 
Frank Guinn (Yam); 4. Charlie Raper (Yam); 5. Dan Deubler (Bul). 
250 AM: 1. Dan Deubler (Bub; 2. Mark Gatlin (Oss); 3. James 
Taylor (Yam); 4. Dennis Hoffman (Bul); 5. Roy Haines (Bul). 
600 AM: 1. J.R. McNamara (Yam); 2. Earl E. Smith (Yam); 3. 
Jeff Garlach Sr. (Yam); 4. J.C. Clark (Yam); 5. Glenn McNamara 
(Yam). 
OPEN TW AM: 1. Ken Slota (Tri); 2. Bill Stephens (Tri); 3. 
Rocky Curry (BSA); 4. Earl E. Smith (Yam); 5. Fred Schmitt (Hon). 
TRPHY DSH/OPEN TW AM: I. Ken Slota (Tri); 2. Rocky 
Curry (BSA); 3. Bill Stephens (Tri); 4. Earl E. Smith (Yam); 5. Jerry 
Hinds (Yam). 
PRO-MSTR: 1. John Fike (BSA); 2. Dan Hammond (Yam); 3, 
Bill Snyder (Yam); 4. Gerald Jessup (Hon); 5. Bill Burr (BSA). 
PRO-600: 1. Steve Nichols (Yam); 2. Johnny Isaacs (BSA); 3. 
Roger Sterling (BSA); 4. John Fike (BSA); 5. Jac Donald (Yam). 
OPEN PRO-TW; 1. Mark Gibson (Tri); 2. Dale Jones (Nor); 3. 
John Fike (BSA); 4. Kurtis Taylor (Yam); 5. Bill Snyder (Yam). 


Buehl wins big at 
Hilliard Fair Motocross 


By Rupert X Pellett 


HILLIARD, OH, JULY 18 
Tuf Racing-sponsored Honda rider Jeromy 
Buehl scooped up a little cash at the Hilliard Fair 
motocross, the London, Ohio-based arenacross 
star charging hard to take both main-event wins 
over local racer Craig Billingsley at this subur- 
ban Columbus county fair. Promoter Tab 


(Above) Kevin Walker rails a deep Birch 
Creek Motorsports Park berm on his way 
to one of his six moto wins in three 
classes at round seven of the Ballzee 
Grand Championships in Danville, 
Virginia. | 

(Left) Doug Stewart (55) leads the way їп 
the Senior main event at the VDTRA race 
at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds 
Speedway. Bill Snyder (4), J.C. Clark (54), 
Jeff Garlach Sr. (53G) and David Barkiey 
(61) give chase; Snyder won. я 





Thompson has condensed his American Moto- 
sports Fair race series into one-moto formats, 
enabling racers to enjoy the thrills of the fair 
after a 10-lap moto. | 

Buehl's commanding presence in the 125cc 
and 250cc Pro classes were not without chal- 
lenge. Motorcycle Parts ‘N’ Service-sponsored 
Craig Billingsley was spectacular on his Yama- 
has, as the talented rider rode hard in both 
motos to keep Buehl in sight and was seemingly 
the only Pro able to ride at Buehl's pace. Rad- 
nor's Craig Clements - also Yamaha-mounted - 
rode well to finish third in the. 250cc class and 
fourth in the 125s. 

Over 40 racer Bill Reiss was back in action at 
Hilliard. The Honda rider quickly dispatched 
the rest of the field to take the-win in that class. 


Results 


65: 1. Zach Ames (KTM); 2. Corey Anthony (Kaw); 3, Tominy 
Pellett (Kaw); 4. Mike Roberts (Kaw); 5. Ryan Allbaugh (Kaw). 

80 (7-11): 1. Jared Grabiel (Suz); 2. Zach Ames (КТМ); 3. Tyler 
Bowers (Kaw); 4. Carl Custard (Hon); 5. Mike Roberts (Kaw). 

125 PRO: 1. Jeromy Buehl (Mon); 2. Craig Billingsley (Yam); 3. 
Todd Mouser (Suz); 4. Craig Clements (Yam); 5. Scott Kuchler 
(Hon). 

125 B: 1. David Rife (Kaw); 2. Tony Robinson (Kaw); 3. Josh 
Hamilton (Suz); 4. Trevor Moriva (Kaw); 5. Harold Goings (Kaw). 

250 PRO: 1, Jeromy Buehl (Hon); 2. Craig Billingsley (Yam); 3. 
Craig Clements (Yam); 4. Todd Mouser (Suz). 

250 B: 1. Adam Smith (Hon); 2. Brian Duston (Yam); 3. Jim 
Witteman (Hon); 4. Dan Jones (Kaw); 5. Ken Thomas (Hon), 

30+: 1. Richard Robinson (Hon); 2. Ed Moore (Hon); 3. 
Richard Custard (Hon); 4. Bill Reiss (Hon); 5. Richard Spangler 
(Kaw). 

40+: 1. Bill Reiss (Hon); 2. Mark Ryan (Hon); З. Kevin Haydo- 
cy (Yam); 4. Virgil Knox (Yam). 


Walker waxes Birch Creek MX 


By Jay and Sharon Hauser 


DANVILLE, VA, JULY 26 

Kevin Walker had a few things on his agenda 
when he rolled through the gates for round 
seven of the Ballzee Grand Championship 
Series. One, of course, was winning - and win he 
did, taking the overall in the Over 25, 125сс and 
250сс A classes, cashing in handily with the 
guaranteed $1000 purse. But the YZ400 rider 
was also warming up for the East Coast Four- 
Stroke Nationals and AMA Grand Champi- 
onships that come to Birch Creek in mid-Sep- 
tember. 

Racers who came to Birch Creek Motorsports 
Park this weekend lucked out big-time as the 
weather in the South has been hot and dry of 
late, but rain fell just before the race and left the 
course in great condition. 

In order to increase his payday, Walker also 
brought his YZ125 and proceeded to wax all 
comers in the 125cc A class on his way to a 
double moto sweep of the class. Even though 
Walker may have been long gone, the battle for 
the other top spots was anything but a cake- 
walk, as Mark Wagner pitted his Sitec Racing 
YZ against Suzuki-mounted local Alan Alford. 
Alford had a strong ride going in moto one 





until a quick soil-sampling excursion slipped 


him back to fourth and allowed Wagner to 
move up to second. Another Wagner - Chris 
(no relation) - also took full advantage and 
moved up to take third by moto's end, while 
Donnie Miller pulled in a tight fifth on the 
heels of Alford. 

The second moto was a repeat of the first, 
with Walker gone and Alford battling with the 
pair of Wagners. After a long moto of pure 





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determination, Alford finally worked up to: 
Mark Wagner, who was running second. Wagn- 
er then returned the favor to Alford: With a 
quick slide-out, Alford was past and across the 
line for second, Wagner was quick to recover 
and he held on to third, which he had to have to 
get the runner-up spot to Walker on the day,- 
and Alford rounded out the top three. 


Results 


50 (4-6): 1. lan Trettel (Cob); 2. Ryan Smith (KTM); 3. Travis 
Poole (KTM); 4. Donald Newman (KTM); 5. Jamie Pilkington 
(Yam). n- 

50 (7-8): 1. Devon Pilkington (Cob); 2. С.М. Brim (KTM);;3; 
Kyle Fitzwater (Cob), 

60 (7-9): 1. Devon Pilkington (Kaw); 2. Casey Taylor (Kaw); 3. 
Clay Willett (Kaw); 4. Ryan Fitzwater (Kaw); 5. Sidney 
Humphreys (Kaw). 

60 (10-11): 1. David Mitchell (Kaw). 

80 (7-11): 1. Sam Fitzwater (Suz); 2. Jeb Gaskill (Kaw); 3. Eric 
Brown (Kaw); 4. Brad Haar (Kaw). 

80 (12-15): 1. Isha Wood (Kaw); 2. Jason Bryant (Yam); 3. 
Joshua Dexter (Yam); 4. Bryan Nickelston (Yam); 5. Cory Gholsen 
(Yam). 

80 D: 1. Ryan Kersey (Hon); 2. Robbie Reynolds (Hon); 3. 
Lucas Walker (Yam); 4. Toni Moore (Yam). . 

S/MINI: Т. Isha Wood. (Кам); 2. Cory Gholsen (Yam); 3: 
Joshua Dexter (Yam); 4. Chris Rose (Hon); 5. Eric Brown (Kaw). . . 

SCHBY: 1. Jason Bryant (Yam); 2. Phillip Shields (KTM); 3. 
Michael Crickenberge (Yam); 4. Michael Thomas (Kaw); 5. Bran- 
don Watson (Yam). 

125 A: 1. Kevin Walker (Yam); 2. Mark Wagner (Yam); 3. 
Alan Alford (Suz); 4. Chris Wagner (Yam); 5. Donnie Miller (Yam). 

125 B: 1. Jason LaPlante (Suz); 2. Joshua Wood (Yam); 3. 
Stephen Benoy (Yam). 

125 C; 1. Matthew Colbert (Hon); 2. Jeff Winstead (Yam);:3. 
Travis Powers (Hon); 4. Aaron Benfield (Kaw); 5. Robbie Poole 
(Hon), 

125 D: 1. Todd Frazier (Hon); 2. Heath Haves (Yam); 3. Lee 
Pearson (Hon); 4. Chad Lenhart (Hon); 5. Jamie Higham (Kaw). 

250 А;г1. Kevin Walker (Yam); 2. Roger Carrico (Hon);.3. 
Chris Anstead (Yam);.4. Donnie Foster (Yam); 5. Alan Alford 
(Suz). 

.-250 B: 1, Jason Baldwin (Yam); 2. Jeff Day (Yam); 3. Rick 
Nelen (Kaw). 

250.C: 1. Matthew Howerton (Kaw); 2. Mark Howerton 
(Yam); 3. Kenneth Hicks (Kaw); 4, Buzzy Hostetter (Hon); 5, Tony 
Turner (Yam). 4 

250 D: 1. Ronald Jones (Kaw); 2. Kevin Smith (Hon); 3. Mate’ 
Hargett (Kaw); 4. Randy White (Kaw); 5. Bruce Hughes (Yam), 

254- A: T. Kevin Walker (Yam). 

25+ B: 1. Brad Proctor (Yam); 2. Kenneth Pruett (Yam); 3. 
Todd Bennett (Yam); 4. Tommy Jennings (Suz); 5. Russ Pickett 
(Yam). 

25+ C/D: 1, Patrick Fleming (Yam); 2. Jim Ley (Kaw); 3, Ken- 
neth Hicks (Kaw); 4. Joey Anthony (Kaw); 5. Jessie Byrd (Kaw). 

30+ A: 1. Chris Wagner (Yam); 2. Tim Mantooth (Yam); 3. 
Donnie Foster (Yam); 4. Steve Smith (Kaw). 

30+ B/C; 1. Todd Marshall (Hon); 2. Russ Pickett (Yam); 3. 
Tommy Jennings (Suz); 4. Marshall Finch (Kaw); 5. Jerry Robert- 
son (Kaw). 

35+: 1. Sonny Mitchell (Suz); 2. William Hobson (Yam); 3. 
Barry Nelson (Hon); 4. Greg Cykoos (Suz); 5. Donnie Foster 
(Yam). 

40+: 1. Sonny Mitchell (Suz); 2. Steve Genter (Suz); 3. Joseph 
Ogle (Suz); 4.Greg Driscoll (Suz); 5. Mark Smith (Suz). 

OPEN /4-5ТЕК: 1. Todd Bennett (Yam); 2. Tim Mantooth 
(Yam); 3. Michael Curry (Yam); 4. Lester Cragan (Yam); 5. Tom 
Haar (Hon). 

U/L: 1. Jason Baldwin (Yam); 2. Jason LaPlante (Suz); 3. Jeff 
Winstead (Yam); 4. Aaron Benfield (Kaw); 5. Joshua Wood (Yam). 





































































Bell, Aaron trade trials in 
Duluth National 


By C.M. Makynen 


DULUTH, MN, AUG. 1-2 - 

Ryon Bell and Geoff Aaron swapped wins in 
rounds eight and nine of the AMA/NATC 
National Trials Championship. Both added fives 
to their score cards by missing split cards in the 
rocky woods of Spirit Mountain. 

Bell walked: away with a convincing win 
over Aaron at round eight, then handed it right 
back to the defending National Champion the 
next day. Aaron's weekend started off badly 
when he missed a split marker in the very first 
section, and the four-time champ trailed Bell for 
the rest of the day. | 

"It wasn't a very good way to start the day,” 
said Aaron. "You want to come out swinging." 

Bell dropped 22 marks to Aaron's 31 on day 





one. 
Ironically, on day two, Bell did exactly the 
same thing in the 15th section of the first loop, 
not noticing the last split card. 

“I looked up the hill and saw the white rib- 
bon but didn't notice the card - it was stuck 





the rest of them," Bell said. "I just saw there 
were two lines and that the one on the right was 
the easier way to go." 









Bell’s error proved very costly: At day’s end, 
Aaron and Bell tied with 37 marks, Aaron taking 
he win with the most cleans. The Saturday vic- 
ory was Bell's first National win. 

Ray Peters, in consistent style, finished third 

both days. Matt Moore was fourth place on Sat- 
rday, while Dennis Sweeten took the spot on 
Sunday. Rebounding from a serious toe injury 
sustained at the last National, South African 
Brian Capper posted fifth-place finishes both 
days. 
As usual, former World Champion Tommi 
Ahvala was in a class by himself. Ahvala out- 
ode the Champ class with ease, posting daily 
otals of nine and seven in the Exhibition class. 
Riding without a minder, and barely glancing at 
ach section before riding through, the famous 
inn was poetry in motion. The fact that he has a 
dream job showed through in his style and his 
mile. 
Notorious for its grueling rainy-day trials, 
is Spirit Mountain trial basked under sunny 
skies. This was the first-ever AMA/NATC 
ational round to be held in Duluth, but the 
enue is a landmark in the Upper Midwest Tri- 
nls Association circuit. Local club the Northland 
otorcycle Riders Association and the City of 
Duluth's Spirit Mountain have teamed up for a 
umber of years to bring the thrill of trials to 
orthern Minnesota. NMRA president Steve 
Ahlers pointed out that the scores were low 
ompared to other Nationals. 

"Scores tended to be low because the sec- 
ions were set to be ridable wet, which it often is 
around here,” Ahlers said. 

Day two was noticeably more difficult than 
e first day, with higher marks for most com- 
petitors. Each day of the two-day National con- 
sisted of three 15-section loops; three of the traps 
ere restricted to the Champ class only. All sec- 
ions were new on the second day. The only sec- 
ion that remained on the map on both days was 
section 15, which was transformed overnight 
rom a cakewalk to a rocky nightmare. 

Ahlers and his crew like to give the riders 
some variety. 

"The reason we went to the extra effort is 
hat these are two different National rounds - 
ust because the two days are in the same loca- 
ion doesn't mean the sections should be the 
same,” Ahlers said. “And in addition, I'm a glut- 
on for punishment!” CN 



















































Spirit Mountain 
Duluth, Minnesota 
Results: August 1-2, 1998 (Rounds 8/9) 


Saturday 
CHAMP: 1. Ryon Bell (Mon); 2. Geoff Aaron (Bet); 3. Ray- 
mond Peters (С-С); 4. Matt Moore (Mon); 5. Brian Capper (G-C). 

EXHIB: 1. Tommi Ahvala (G-G). 

EX/SPTSMN: 1. Mike Young (G-G); 
an); 3. Jan M. Banfield (Mon). 

EX: 1. Mark Manniko (G-G); 2. Ron Commo (Bet); 3. Dan 
ohnson (G-G); 4. Jeff Hursh (Mon); 5. Jason Carpenter. 

HS: 1. Andy Johnson (Mon); 2. George J. Smith (Mon); 3 
hris Florin (Mon); 4. Greg Trnka; 5. Keith Wineland. 

SPTSMN: 1. Derek Martinson (G-G); 2. Adam Blumhorst 
Bet); 3. William Caron (G-G); 4. David Montgomery (Mon); 5. 
Robert E. Cavanaugh (G-G). 

SR 30: 1. Tom Elbert (G-G); 2. Ron Lee (G-G); 3. Gary 
bhamock; 4. William Stange (Mon); 5. Gregory L. Arrants (G-G). 
SR 35«: 1. Dennis Davis; 2. Cary Nason (G-C); 3. Tony 
Bussing (C-G); 4. Timothy Pritchard (Bet); 5. Keith Dumaine (G- 
1). 


2. David Rohrschneider 


SR 40+: 1. Shan Moore (G-G); 2. Mike Komer (Sco); 3. Joe She- 
alier (Sco); 4. Jim Wilder (G-G); 5. Sam Wineland. 

SR 45«: 1. James Fox (G-G); 2. Marvin Edgington (G-G); 3 
onathan Rentschler (Mon). 

SR 50+: 1. Larry Lund (G-G); 2. Bob Pick (Bet); 3. Dallas W. 
Peak (Fan); 4. Jim Watson (G-G); 5. David Bardell (G-G). 

SR 55+: 1. Carl Swanson (G-G). 

SK 60+: 1. Carl Peters (Sco); 2. Bernie Caron (Bet). 

SR 65+: 1. Hawley Slayton (G-G). 

WMN: 1. Erika Lund (G-G); 2. Laura useing: (G-G). 

RYAN YOUNG YTH (6): 1, Connor Ahlers; 2. Frank Delgado 


RYAN YOUNG YTH (9): 1. Jordan Young. 

RYAN YOUNG YTH (8): 1. Ron Commo Ш 

RYAN YOUNG YTH (10): 1. Mike Warner; 2. Matt Ahlers. 

RYAN YOUNG YTH (11): 1. Mitch Hansen. 

RYAN YOUNG YTH (12): 1. Scott Zewers; 2. Eric Trnka; 3. 

^dam McDonough. 

Sunday 
CHAMP: 1. Geoff Aaron (Bet); 2. Ryon Bell (Mon); 3. Ray- 

ond Peters (G-G); 4. Dennis Sweeten (Mon); 5. Brian Capper (G- 

). 

















EXHIB; 1. Tommi Ahvala (С-С). 
EX/SPTSMN; 1. Mike Young (G-G); 2. David Rohrschneider 
Fan); 3. Noel Smage; 4. lan Banfield (Mon). 

EX: 1. Mark Manniko (G-C); 2. Dan Johnson (С-С); 3. Jeff 
Iursh (Mon); 4. Ron Commo (Bet); 5. Michael Helstrom (G-C). 

H5: 1. Jesse Wellenstein (G-G); 2. George J. Smith (Mon); 3. 
eith Wineland; 4. Brian Trnka (Mon); 5. Greg Trnka. 
SPTSMN:; 1. Robert Cavanaugh (G-G); 2. William Caron (G- 
3); 3. Derek Martinson (G-G); 4. David Montgomery (Mon); 5 
^dam Blumhorst (Bet). 
SR 30+: 1. Tom Elbert (G-C); 2. Ron Lee (С-С); 3. Сагу 
5hamock; 4. William Stange (Mon); 5. Gregory L. Arrants (G-G). 

SK 35«: 1. Dennis Davis; 2. Cary Nason (G-G); 3. Anthony 
erald (G-G); 4. Keith Dumaine (G-G); 5. Timothy Pritchard (Bet). 

SR 40+: 1. Mike Komer (Sco); 2. Shan Moore (G-G); 3. Joe She- 
alier (5co); 4. Jim Wilder (G-G); 5. Sam Wineland. 

SR 45+: 1. James Fox (G-G); 2. Marvin Edgington (С-С); 3. 
onathan Rentschler (Mon). 

SR 50+: 1. Larry Lund (С-С); 2. Dallas Peak (Fan); 3. Jim Wat- 

son (G-G); 4. Bob Pick (Bet); 5. Jess Reed (Mon). 
SR 55+: 1. Carl Swanson (G-G). 
SR 60+: 1. Carl H. Peters (Sco); 2. Bernie Caron (Bet). 
SR 65+: 1. Hawley Slayton (G-G). 
WMN: 1. Erika Lund (G-G); 2. Laura Bussing (G-G). 












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World Championship 

Road Race Series 

8/23 Brno, Czech Republic, Rnd 10 
9/6 Imola, Italy, Rnd 11 

9/20 Catalunya, Spain, Rnd 12 

104 Phillip Island, Australia, And 13 
10/18 Nelson Piquet, Brazil, Rnd 14 
10/25 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rnd 15 


World Superbike 
— Series 

A-1 Ring, Austria, Rnd 10 
==} Assen, Holland, Rnd 11 
927 Sentul, Indonesia, Rnd 12 
10/4 бидо, Japan, And 13 
10/11 Shah Alam, Malaysia, Rnd 14 


World Endurance 


Cha 
9/13 Le Castellet, France, Rnd 5 


World Trial Championship 


8/15-16  Hvervenbukta-Oslo, Norway, 
Rnds 19, 20 


Trials des Nations 
9/20 Valmalenco, Italy 


World 125cc Motocross C'ship 
8/23 Bielstein, Germany, Rnd 12 


World 250cc Motocross C'ship 
8/16 Mol, Belgium, Rnd 13 

8/30 Gdynia, Poland, And 14 

96 Roggenburg, Switzerland, Rnd 15 
913 Megalopolis, Greece, Rnd 16 


World 500cc Motocross C’ship 
8/30 A Wachtersbach, Germany, Rnd 12 


Motocross des Nations 
9/27 Foxhill, England 


World Individual Speedway 
Championship 

8/28 Linkoping, Sweden, Rnd 5 
9/48 Bydgoszcz, Poland, Rnd 6 


AMA/MBNA Superbike Series 
9/4-6 Fountain, CO, Rnd 12 

10/2-4 Las Vegas, NV, Rnd 13 

Info: 614/891-2425 


AMA National MX Series 
8/16 Millville, MN, Rnd 10 
8/30 Binghamton, NY, Rnd 11 
9/6 Delmont, PA, Rnd 12 


AMA National 


Hare Scrambles Series 
9/3 Millfield, OH, Rnd 6 
9/20 Park Hills, MO, Rnd 7 
10/4 Lynnville, IN, Rnd 8 
10/18 Tulsa, OK, Rnd 9 


AMA National Hare 


and Hound Series 
942 Wells, NV 

9/27 Yerington, NV 
10/25 — Lucerne Valley, CA 
Info: 304/284-0084 


AMA Grand National Cross 
Country Series 

8/30 Fairmont, WV 

9/12-13 Millfield, OH 

9/26-27 Mount Morris, PA 
10/10-11 Lisbon, OH 

10/24-25 Crawfordsville, IN 

Info: 304/284-0084 


AMA National Championship — 


Hillclimb Series 

8/16 Dansville, NY, Rnd 8 
8/23 Laurelville, OH, Rnd 9 
9/13 Steel City, PA, Rnd 10 
9/20 Middlebury, IN, Rnd 11 
9/27 Jefferson, PA, And 12 
10/11 Oregonia, OH, Rnd 13 
Info: 614/891-2425 


AMA Grand National 
Championship Series 

8/15 East Moline, IL, Rnd 13 
8/22 Hagerstown, MD, Rad 14 
8/29 Sedalia, MO, Rnd 15 

9/6 Springfield, IL, Rnd 16 
9/26 Sacramento, CA, Rnd 17 
10/3 Las Vegas, NV, And 18 
10/11 Del Mar, CA, Rnd 19 
Info: 614/891-2425 

AMA Acerbis National 
Enduro Series 

8/23 Indian River, MI 

Info: 614/891-2425 


AMA/NATC National 
Championship Trials Series 
8/11 Flagstaff, AZ, And 11 

Info: 402/435-4146 


AMA Western National Four- 


Stroke MX Series 
8/23-24 Ward Creek, WA 
9/5-6 — Whitney, TX 
Info: 530/365-1979 





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responsibility of the promoter. Calendar listings cannot be accepted over the phone; we mus! have a 
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i Wednesday for publication in the following week's issue. We strongly suggest racers/spectators call the 
promolerArack to confirm details before traveling to the event. 


“| АМА West Coast 


Flat Track Series 
8/22 Bakersfield, CA, Rnd 4 
Info: 714/529-6054 


8/14-16 Indianapolis, IN, Rnd 5 
9/11-13 Atco, NJ, Rnd 6 

10/10-11 Houston, TX, Rnd 7 
11/20-22 Gainesville, FL, Rnd 8 
Info: 256/852-1101 

AMA Prostar West Drag 
Racing Series 

8/30 Salt Lake City, UT, Rnd 3 


10/17-18 Phoenix, AZ, Rnd 4 
Info: 256/852-1101 


AMA Sound Of Thunder 
Amateur Challenge Series 
8/09 Магі Creek, WA 

Info: 530/365-1979 


Ballzee Aggressive Wear 
Grand C'ship MX Series 
8/23 Danville, VÀ 

9/19 Danville, VÀ 

Info: 804/724-4392 


AMA U.S. Eastern Motocross 


Fall Series 

8/30 X Dillwyn, VA 

9/6 ' 

9/13 Elizabeth City, NC 
9/19 Danville, VA 


9/27 Sanford, VA 
104 East Bend, NC 
10/11 Danville, VA 


10/18 Dillwyn, VA 

10/25 Elizabeth City, NC 
11/8 — Axton, VA 

Info: 804/724-4392 


AMA Texas Championship 
Hare Scrambles Series 
8/30 Altair, TX 

10/11 Altair, TX 

11/8 Rathmann, TX 

12/6 Fort Hood, TX 

Info: 409/732-9171 


AMA United States Mega Series 
9/6 London, KY 

9/26-27 Sevierville, TN 

10/3-4 London, KY 

10/16-18 Blountville, TN 

Info: 423/323-5497 


AMA Carolina Ultra Series 
8/30 Iron Station, NC 

9/20 Columbus, NC 

10/11 Chesterfield, SC 
10/31-11/1 Society Hill, SC 
Info: 423/323-5497 


AMAIDistrict 10 Daniel Boone 


Sheltowee Series 
8/15 Leitchfield, KY 
8/22 London, KY 
9/5-6 London, KY 
9/26-27 Dollywood, TN 
10/3-4 London, KY 
10/25 London, KY 
Info: 606/877-1364 


AMA Eastern 


Four-Stroke National 
9/19-20 Danville, VA 
9/26-27 Buchanan, М! 
10/3-4 London, KY 
10/10-11 Casey, IL 
10/17-18 Blountville, TN 
11/7-8 Society Hills, SC 
Info: 606/877-1364 


AMA District 25 


Four Corners Motocross 
8/16 Mesa Verde, CO 

9/5 Mesa Verde, CO 

9/6 Mesa Verde, CO 

9/27 Aztec, NM 

10/11 Aztec, NM 

Info: 970/533-9747 or 505/325-4195 


AMA District 14 Vintage 


Motocross State C'ship Series 
8/16 Midland, MI 

9/5-6 Coldwater, MI 

9/19-20 Bloomingdale, MI 

9/27 Millington, М! 

10/4 Millington, MI 

10/18 Buchanan, М! 

Info: 248/305-8783 

AMA\District 36 Vintage Dirt 
Track Championship Series 
8/15 Lodi, CA, Rnds 28, 29 

8/22 Lodi, CA, Rnds 30, 31 

9/19 Lodi, CA, Rnds 32, 33 

10/3 Lodi, CA, Rnds 34, 35 
10/10 Lodi, CA, Rnds 36, 37 
10/17 Lodi, CA, Rnds 38, 39 
10/04 · Lodi, CA, Rnd 40 

Info: 209/369-1667 or 209/368-7809 


UOS 


` AMA/District 36 pem 


m Track C'ship Series 
Lodi, CA, Rnds 28, 29 
822 Lodi, CA, Rnds 30, 31 
9/19 Lodî, CA, лав 32, 33 
10/3 Lodi, CA, Rnds 34, 35 
10/10 Lodi, СА, Rnds 36, 37 
10/17 Lodi, CA, Rnds 38, 39 
10/24 Lodi, CA, Rnd 40 
Info: 209/368-7182 or 209/463-6224 


AMA/District 36 Championship 


Enduro Series 

10/4 ^ Long Bam, CA, Rnd 6 
10/11 Redding, CA, Rnd 7 
10/18 — Stonyford, CA, Rnd 8 
10/25 Elkins Flat, CA, Rnd 9 
10/31 . Upper Lake, CA, Rnd 10 
11/8 — Stonyford, CA, Rnd 11 


11/15 Ballinger Canyon, Rnd 12 
Info: 408/281-3805 


AMA/District 27 


Dirt Track Series 
8/14-15 Spokane, WA 
8/15 Rainier, WA 
8/16 McCleary, WA 
8/22-23 McCleary, WA 
8/28-29 Castle Rock, WA 
9/3-6 Castle Rock, WA 
9/12 Rainier, WA 


9/13  McCleary, WA 
9/19 Auburn Mile, WA 
9/19 Hannegan, WA 
9/20 McCleary, WA 
9/206 X Rainier, WA 
10/17 Ета, WA 

11/27 Ета, WA 

Info: 253/845-8166 
AMAJDistrict 34 Family 
Motocross Series 
816  Walkill, NY 

8/22 Modena, NY 
8/30 X Monticello, NY 
9/6 Modena, NY 
9/13 Claverack, NY 
9/20 Modena, NY 
9/27 Walkill, NY 


10/4 Modena, NY 
10/11 Modena, NY 
10/18 — Walkill, NY 
10/25 Modena, NY 
114 Modena, NY 
Info: 518/828-6149 


AMA/District 36 Family 


Enduro Series 
11/14 Foresthill, CA, Rnd 4 
11/22 — Stonyford, CA, Rnd 5 
Info: 408/281-3805 


AMA/DDistrict 37 


Dual Sport Ride Series 
8/29-30 Bass Lake, CA 

9/12-13 Sequoia National Forest 
9/27 Silverwood Lake, CA 
10/3-4 Ridgecrest, CA 
10/17-18 Mesquite, NV* 
10/31-11/1 Ridgecrest, CA 
11/15 Riverside, CA 

11/27-28 LA-Barstow-Las Vegas" 
12/27 Сап, CA 

* National Trail Ride Series Fvents 
Info: 818/249-2141 (3,1) 


Team Dual Dogs/KTWGalpin 
Ford California Dual Sport Series 
10/31-11/1 California Hot Springs, CA 
11/22 Newhall, СА 

1/2-3199 Mojave, CA 

Info: 818/701-1913 


AMA/District 37 Big 6 GP Series 
10/3-10/4San Bernardino, CA 

10/31-11/1 Gorman, CA 

Info: 619/251-3489 or 562/428-4971 


AMA/Districts 37 & 38 Flat 


Track Series 

8/15 Temecula, CA 
9/19 Temecula, CA 
10/10 Del Mar, CA 
10/17 Temecula, CA 
11/14 Temecula, CA 
Info: 619/277-1591 


AMA Hot Shoe Series 
8/16 Spokane, WA 
8/28 Greenville, OH 

9/4 Castle Rock, WA 
9/5 Castle Rock, WA 
9/5 Springfield, IL 

Info: 614/891-2425 


AMA Pacific Northwest 
Championship Series 
8/16 Ward Creek, WA 
8/23 Washougal, WA 
Info: 541/673-1671 

AMA GFTL Semi-Pro 


Dirt Track Series 
8/22 Danielsville, GA, Rnd 7 
9/11 Greenville, SC Semi-Pro 


\ 


9/12 Greenville, SC Pro-Am 

9/26 Danielsville, GA, Rnd 9 
10/24-25 McRae, GA, Rnd 10 

11/21 Danielsville, GA, Charity Race 
Info: 770/962-7888 or 770/339-3997 


AMA/WML Outdoor National 


11/7 Danielsville, GA 
Info: 770/962-7888 or 770/339-3997 


AHRMA 
Historic Cup Series 

8/22-23 Braselton, GA 

9/19 Steamboat Springs, CO 


10/3-4 Talladega, AL 
Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA SOS/BOT/ 


Sound Of Thunder Series 
8/22-23 Braselton, GA 
9/19-20 Steamboat Springs, CO 


10/3-4 Talladega, AL 
Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA Speed & Sport Vintage 
Motocross Series 

8/15 Southwick, MA 

829 Tyler, TX 

9/18 Steamboat Springs, CO 

9/26 Peoria, IL 

10/18 Hollister, CA 

11/8 Tulare, CA 

Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA/Classic Bike Magazine 


Dirt Track Series 
8/21 Lavonia, GA 
8/29 Athens, OH 

9/4 Castle Rock, WA 
9/16 Hayden, CO 
9/27 Sacramento, CA 
9/27 Peoria, IL 

10/10 Del Mar, CA 
Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA Speed & Sport 
Vintage Trials Series 

8/16 Norden, CA 

8/23 Braselton, GA 

9/17 Steamboat Springs, CO 
9/27 ^ Peoria, IL 

10/3 Millersville, AL 

10/10 — White City, IL 

10/17 Hollister, CA 

Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA Dixie Cup 


Road Race Series 
8/22-23 Braselton, GA 


10/3-4 Talladega, AL 
Info: 715/842-9699 


AHRMA Midwest Regional 


Motocross Series 
8/22 Belding, MI 
9/5 Linnville, OH 
10/3 Denmark, WI 


10/24 Casey, IL 
Info: 920/684-4331 


АНВМА/Е! Dorado Cycle 


Midwest Trials Series 
9/3 Marshfield, MO 
10/10 White City, IL 
10/25 Park Hills, MO 
Info: 417/859-4158 


AHRMA Northeast Regional 


Hare Scrambles Series 
9/20 Plymouth, PA 
Info: 717/675-1814 


AHRMA Northeast Regional 


Motocross Series 
8/15 Southwick, MA 
823 ТВА 

9/6 Englishtown, NJ 
9/26 Binghamton, NY 
10/10 Clifford, PA 
Info: 914/429-9465 


AHRMA Northwest Regional 
Motocross Series 

8/15 Soda Springs, CA 

8/23 Chehalis, WA 

10/18 Hollister, CA 

11/8 Tulare, CA 

Info: 408/663-4014 


AHRMA/European Dirt Rocky 
Mountain Regional MX Series 
8/23 Johnstown, CO 

9/20 Craig, CO 

9/27 Berthoud, CO 

Info: 970/879-6651 


AHRMA/European Dirt Rocky 
Mountain Regional Trials Series 
8/23 Johnstown, CO 


9/27 Berthoud, CO 
Info: 303/629-3069 


H&H KTM Southeast GP Series 
8/29 Macon, GA 

913 Sale Creek, TN 

9/26 Macon, GA 

Info: 770/986-3213 


AHRMA Southeast Dixie Series 
8/23 Monroe, GA 

11/8 Bremen, GA 

Info: 770/986-3213 


AHRMA Southeast Regional 
Motocross Series 


10/11 Reddick, FL 
Info: 770/986-3213 


AHRMA Southeast Regional 
Trials Series 

8/23 Braselton, GA 

10/3 Millersville, AL 

Info: 334/826-1969 


AHRMA Southwest Regional 
Motocross Series 

9/27 Carlsbad, CA 

11/8 Тиаге, СА 

11/22 ТВА 

Info: 909/929-6772 


AHRMA Vintage Iron/ Toyota 
Texas MX Series 

B/29 Tyler, TX 

Info: 281/679-5764 


AHRMA/Westem Regional 


Dirt Track Series 
9/7 Lancaster, CA 
10/3 Tulare, CA 
10/4 Lodi, CA 
10/24 Tulare, CA 
Info: 818/992-5343 


SERA Enduro Series 
9/13 Rockford, AL 
9/27 New Augusta, MS 
10/11 — Odenville, AL 
11/1 Maplesville, AL 
Info: 205/980-5191 


SERA Hare Scrambles Series 
9/6 Fort Polk, LA 

9/06 Мем Augusta, MS 

10/TBA Wiggins, MS 

12/6  Maplesville, AL 

1/3 Saucier, MS 

1/17 Maplesville, AL 

27 Odenville, AL 

Info: 504/665-0313 


CCS/Championship Cup Road 
Racing Series 

Florida Region 

8/22 West Palm Beach, FL 
9/11-13 Homestead, FL 
9/27 West Palm Beach, FL 
12/5-6 Homestead, FL" 
Southeast Region 

8/28-30 Braselton, GA 
9/5-6 Bloomingdale, GA 
9/19-20 Braselton, GA 
Mid-Atlantic Region 
B/29-30 Summit Point, WV* 
9/19-20 Braselton, GA 
Northeast Region 

9/12-13 Loudon, NH 
10/3-4 Loudon, NH 
Great Lakes Region 
8/22-23 Grattan, MI* 
8/29-30 Brainerd, MN 
9/56 Beloit, IL 

Midwest Region 

8/29-30 Brainerd, MN 
9/56 Beloit, IL" 

Great Plains Region 
8/15-16 Topeka, KS 
8/29-30 Brainerd, MN 
Southwest Region 

8/29-30 Chandler, AZ 
10/3-4 Chandler, AZ 
11/28-29 Chandler, AZ* 
California Region 

8/29-30 Chandler, AZ 
10/3-4 Chandler, AZ 
11/14-15 Buttonwillow, CA 
12/5-6 Buttonwillow, CA" 


CCS Race of Champions 
10/28-11/1 Daytona Beach, FL 
Info: 828/684-4297 


North American Sport Bike 
8/29-30 Braselton, GA 

10/20-25 Daytona Beach, FL 
9/11-13 Homestead, FL 

Info: 828/684-4297 


WERA National 


Endurance Series 

8/22 ‘Mount Meridian, IN 

9/19 College Station, TX 

10/16 Braselton, GA 

Info: 770/924-8404 or www.wera.com 


ECEA Championship 











WERA Nat'l Challenge Series 
8/22-23 Mount Meridian, IN 

9/18-20. College Station, TX 

10/14-18 Braselton, GA 

Info: 770/924-8404 or www.wera.com ~ 


WERA Vintage Series 
8/15-16 South Haven, MI 
8/22-23 Talladega, AL 
8/29-30 Hallet, OK 

9/5-6 — Garrettsville, OH’ 
9/12-13 Grattan, MI* 
9/12-13 Summit Point, WV 
9/19-20 Faulkville, GA 
9/18-20 College Station, TX 
9/26-27 Mount Meridian, IN 
10/14-18 Braselton, GA* 

* Double point events 

Info: 407/831-4331 or 


WERA Sportsman Series 
North Central 

8/15-16 South Haven, М! 
8/22-23 Mount Meridian, IN 
9/12-13 Grattan, MI 

9/26-27 Mount Meridian, IN 
Northeast 

9/5-6 . Garrettsville, OH 
9/12-13 Summit Point, WV 
Mid-Central 

8/22-23 Talladega, AL 

8/29-30 Hallet, OK 

South Central 

8/29-30 Hallet, OK 

9/18-20 College Station, TX 
Southeast 

8/22-23 Talladega, AL 

9/19-20 Faulkville, GA 

Info: 770/924-8404 or www.wera.com 


ECEA C’ship Enduro Series 
8/16 Speedsville, NY 

8/30 Mauricetown, NJ 

9/13 Shippensburg, PA 

9/20 Brandonville, PA 

9/27 New Lisbon, NJ 

10/4 New Gretna, NJ 

10/25 Delaware City, DE 

11/1 Rawlings, MD 

Info: 717/865-0601 


Hare Scrambles Series 
8/23 Stanhope, NJ 

10/11 — Budds Creek, MD 
10/18  Mauricetown, NJ 
11/8 Warren Grove, NJ 
Info: 717/865-0601 


ECEA Dual Sport Series 
10/11 Indian Mills, NJ 

10/18 Мем Philadelphia, PA 
1145 Greenbank, NJ 

Info: 717/865-0601 


Great Lakes Road Racing 


Association Series 
8/22-23 Grattan, MI 
9/19-20 Grattan, М! 
Info: 616/458-5888 


Formula USA 

Road Racing Series 
8/28-30 Pocono, PA 
Info: 530/582-1061 


USCRA Vintage 


Road Race Series 

8/14-16 Loudon, NH 

8/21-23 Mosport, Ontario, Canada 
9/28 Loudon, NH 

Info: 607/277-2369 or 603/239-6778 


Over The Hill Gang 


National Series 

9/12-13 Hollister Hills, CA 
10/17-18 Hungry Valley, CA 

Info: 562/864-6875 or 714/680-8643 


Rocky Mountain Motocross 
Association 

Summer Series 

8/16 Watkins, CO 

8/23 Erie, CO 

9/6 Colorado Springs, CO 

9/13 Milliken, CO 

9/27 Brush, CO 

10/4 Watkins, CO 

Info: 719/473-6723 or 303/271-0190 y 


Sports Riders Association of 


Colorado Motocross Series 
8/22 TBA 

9/13 Colorado Springs, CO 
9/20 Pueblo, CO 

9/27 Colorado Springs, CO 
10/4 Berthoud, CO 

1041 TBA 


Sports Riders Association of 
Colorado Supercross Series 
8/16 Grand Junction, CO 

8/29 ТВА 

Info; 303/988-7722 















































d West Motocross Series 


Salt Lake City or Ogden, UT 
›: 208/887-8695 or 208/236-5383 


БОЛАМА Motocross Series 
Trimont, MN : 

3/30 Armstrong, ІА 

9/20 Yankton, SD 

Sioux Falls, SD 

nfo: 605/665-3512 


Mabama State Championship 
otocross Series 

9/6 Chandler Mountain, AL 

0/12 Kilpatrick, AL 

9/19 Ironman, AL 

0/4 Chandler Mountain, AL 

0/10 Kilpatrick, AL 

0/17 Ironman, AL 

nfo: 205/681-8317 or 205/663-0963 or 

205/561-3495 


Sunshine State MX 


hampionship Series 

8/16 Orlando, FL, And 18 

3/23 Reddick, FL, Rad 19 

3/30 Dade City, FL, Rnd 20 
Б Ona, FL, Rnd 21 

9/13 Orlando, FL, Rnd 22 

nfo; 352/242-2605 


District 11/Buckeye State 


otocross C'ship Series 
8/30 Troy, OH 

McArthur, OH 

9/13 Frankfort, OH 

3/27 Sugar Grove, OH 

nfo: 614/740 323-3489 or 


perfpowersports.com 


XA Motocross Series 
8/22 Atwood, TN 

8/29 Paris, TN 

9/5 Clarksville, TN 

0/19 Paris, TN 

9/26 Paris, TN 

03 . Murray, KY 

011 · Milan, TN 

nfo: 901/642-0511 


ennessee State Arenacross 
Tune Series 

Paris, TN 

: 12 Dyersburg, TN 

9/19 Paris, TN 

0/26 Paris, TN 

010 Paris, TN 

0417 Jackson, TN 

10/24 Paris, TN 

Info: 901/642-0511 


ennessee Fall Motocross 
anos Series 
Hohenwald, TN, Rnd 2 

: = Pulaski, TN, Rnd 3 

8/27 Hohenwald, TN, Rnd 4 

9/5 Columbia, TN, Rnd 5 

9/13 Hohenwald, TN, Rnd 6 

10/3-4 Lawrenceburg, TN, Rnds 7 & 8 
10/24-25 Hohenwald, TN, 

Info: 931/796-2298 


New England State Motocross 


Championships 
8/16 Southwick, МА 
8/23 Middleboro, MA 
96-7 Greene, ME 
9/13 Southwick, MA 
9/20 Central Village, CT 
9/26-27 Greene, ME 
10/4 Middleboro, MA 
1041 Southwick, MA 
10/8 Middleboro, MA 
10/25 Southwick, MA 
11/1 Middleboro, MA 
Info: 617/982-4307 


Moriarty MX Series C’ships 
8/23 Moriarty, NM 

9/20 Moriarty, NM 

10/17 Moriarty, NM 

10/18 Moriarty, NM 

Info: 505/888-7312 


MARS Motorcycle 
Asphalt Racing Series 
9/18 Asheville, NC 

10/17 Hampton, VA 

Info: 803/626-7959 


Northeast Pro Flat Track Series 
8/21 Agawam, MA 

8/23 Stafford Springs, CT 

Info: 978/874-1732 








New England Dirt Track Series 
8/15 East Lempster, NH 

8/29 Bangor, ME 

8/30 Bangor, ME 


9/26  EastLempster, NH 
10/10 East Lempster, NH 
Info: 978/874-1732 


Victory/Polaris lowa 


Dirt Track Series 
8/28 Oskaloosa, IA, Rnd 4 





9/7 Bloomfield, ІА, Rnd 5 
Info: 515/265-8388 


New England Trials 


Association 

816 Cumberland, RI 

9/13 Meriden, CT 

9/27 Exeter, RI 

10/18 — Chepachet, RI 

Info: 508/429-7675 or 401/334-4820 or 
www.tiac.net/users/danwilms 


Jackpine Gypsies 
Short Track Series 
8/29 Sturgis, SD 
9/12 Sturgis, SD 
Info: 605/347-6022 or 
gypsies.sturgis-rally.com 


Jackpine Gypsies MX Series 
8/30 Sturgis, SD 

9/13 Sturgis, SD 

Info: 605/347-6022 or 

gypsies. sturgis-rally.com 


Jackpine Gypsies 
TT Race Series 
9/19 Sturgis, SD 
Info: 605/347-6022 or 
gypsies. sturgis-rally.com 


NETRA C’ship Enduro Series 
9/13 Lee, MA 

10/4 Adams, MA 

1048 Chester, CT 

11/1 West Stafford, CT 

11/15 Central Village, CT 

Info: 860/875-5757 


NETRA Championship Hare 


Scrambles Series 

8/23 Union, CT 

8/30 Alton, NH 

9/6 Uxbridge, MA 

9/13 Hoosick, NY 

9/20 West Greenwich, RI 
10/11  Assonet, MA 

Info: 860/875-5757 


NETRA Turkey Run Series 
8/16 Porters Comer, NY 

9/13 North Haverhill, NH 

9/20 New Boston, MA 

9/27 Wrentham, MA 

10/11 Winchendon, MA 

10/25 Central Village, CT 

Info: 860/875-5757 


NETRA Championship 


Junior Enduro Series 
8/22 Union, CT 

8/29 Alton, NH 

9/26 Brimfield, MA 
1040 Assonet, MA 

11/7 Winchendon, MA 
Info: 860/875-5757 


Moose Midwest Enduro Series 
8/23 Rockford, IL 

96 White City, IL 

9/13 Winterset, ІА 

9/27 Fremont, ІА 

10/25 Springfield Comers, WI 

Info: 319/582-4864 


IERA Enduro Series 
9/13 Winterset, ІА 
9/20 Castana, ІА 
9/27 Fremont, ІА 

104 Bartlett, ІА 

11/41 Morrison, IL 

Info: 515/933-4872 


IERA Hare Scrambles Series 
10/11 Hills, JA 

10/18 River Valley, ІА 

Info: 402/451-5244 


MRA Suzuki Tri-State Challenge 
10/4 Delta, OH 
10411 Milan, MI 


Info: 419/822-3006 or 734/241-1600 


MRA Ironman GP Series 
8/23 Delta, OH 

9/20 Delta, OH 

10/25 Delta, OH 

11/1 Delta, OH 

Info: 419/822-3006 or 734/241-1600 


Mid-South Summer Hare 
Scrambles Series 

8/30 Мем Johnsonville, TN 
Info: 615/859-0873 


Southeastern Trials Riders 
Association C’Ship Series 
8/15-16 Shooting Creek, NC 

9/5-6 Cookeville, TN 

9/19-20 Gadsden, AL 

10/3-4  Millerville, AL 

10/24-25 Sequatchie, TN 

11/14-15 Cumming, GA 

Info: 423/942-8688 


Trials Incorporated 


Championship Series 
8/23 Dayton, OH 


9/19-20 Columbus, IN 
10/11 Dayton, OH 
11/14 ТВА 

Info: 937/299-1501 


Mid-East Hare Scrambles Series 
8/16 Greer, SC 

9/6 Morganton, NC 

9/20 Lancaster, SC 

10/4 Hickory, NC 

1018 TBA 

11/1 Grover, NC 

Info: 704/937-9177 or 704/484-9000 


NYS Off-Road Grand Prix 
Championship Series 

9/6 Hamburg, NY 

913 Hamburg, NY 

9/20 Hamburg, NY 

9/27 Hamburg, NY 

Info: 716/825-8720 


Branson USA Motocross 


Championships 
9/25-27 Branson, MO 
Info: 909/657-6834 


La Playa MX Grand Prix Series 
8/23 Rosarito, Baja Califomia 

10/4 Rosarito, Baja California 

12/6 Rosarito, Baja California 

Info: 011/52-661-22525 


CMA Little Okie Summer Series 


8/14 Madera, CA 
8/21 Madera, CA 
8/28 Madera, CA 
Info: 209/673-8080 


CMA Bounty Hunter Series 
8/15 Los Banos, CA 
8/22 Los Banos, CA 
8/29 Los Banos, CA 


Info: 209/673-8080 

Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit 
8/23 Taos, NM 

9/13 Gunnison, CO 

11/8 Matador, TX 

Info: 307/742-4136 

Black Jack Enduro Series 

9/13 Little Rock, AR 

9/27 Tulsa, OK 


10/11 Muenster, TX 

10/25 Chadwick, MO 

11/22 Oklahoma City, OK 

Info: 417/581-5552 or 417/581-4046 


Texas Enduro Series 
9/13 New Waverly, TX 
9/27 Cloudcroft, NM 
1041 Muenster, TX 
10/25 Memphis, TX 

11/8 Matador, TX 

11/22 Oklahoma City, OK 
Info: 800/558-7232 


Oklahoma Cross Country Series 
8/23 Pooleville, OK 
9/6 Stillwater, OK 


9/27 Содаг, OK 
10/4 Rose, OK 
11/1 Braggs, OK 


11/8 Hallett, OK 
Info: 405/366-1051 or 405/390-5227 


SRA West Series 
8/15-16 Truckee, CA 
9/18-20 Portland, OR 
10/3-4 Willow Springs, CA 
10/17-18 Willow Springs, CA 
Info: 916/339-1778 


FDTRA Championship 
Dirt Track Series 

8/15 Orlando, FL 

8/09 Orlando, FL 

Info: 407/869-5388 


Missouri Hare Scrambles 
Championship Series 
8/23 Diamond, MO 

9/13 Smithville, MO 

9/20 Park Hills, MO 

10/11 Drexel, MO 

10/18 Festus, MO 

Info: 417/537-8406 


Total Performance Racing 


Dirt Track Series 
8/30 Tulsa, OK 
9/27 Tulsa, OK 
10/25 Tulsa, OK 
11/21 Glenpool, OK 
11/22  Glenpool, OK 
Info: 918/836-6999 


International Old-Timers 


Motocross Series 
8/15-16 Trulsons, WA 
9/5-6 Fernley, NV 
Info: 253/840-0466 or 
www.seanet.com/~russr 


Sunshine State MX 


Championship Series 
8/16 Orlando, FL 


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8/23 Reddick, FL 
8/30 Dade City, FL 
9/6 Ona, FL 

9/13 Orlando, FL 
Info: 352/242-2605 


CMRRA 50cc/125cc C'ship 


Road Race Series 
8/23 Riverside, CA 
9/27 Palomar, CA 
10/24-25 Rosamond, CA 
11/22 Palomar, CA 
1213 Riverside, CA 
Info: 909/674-5357 


WSMC Road Race Series 
8/15-16 Rosamond, CA, Rnd 8 
9/19-20 Rosamond, CA, Rnd 9 
10/17-18 Rosamond, CA, Rnd 10 
11/14-15 Rosamond, CA, And 11 
12/19-20 Rosamond, CA, Rnd 12 
Info: 805/256-1234 


NCMRRA Road Racing Series 
8/14-16 Donner Ski Ranch, CA 
9/12-13 Sacramento, CA 

10/3-4 Sacramento, CA 

10/31-11/1 Sacramento, CA 

Info: 916/722-5517 


Vintage Iron/Toyota Texas/ 


AHRMA Spring MX Series 
8/00 Tyler, TX 
Info: 281/679-5764 


CMC Sunstar Trans-Cal 
Motocross Nationals 
South ; 

9/13 Devore, CA, Rnd 1 
9/20 Victorville, CA, Rnd 2 
10/4 Palmdale, CA, Rnd 3 
10/11 San Jacinto, CA, Rnd 4 
North 

8/22 Marysville, CA, Rnd 1 
8/30 Carson City, NV, Rnd 2 
9/6 Hollister, CA, Rad 3 
9/13 Livermore, CA, Rnd 4 
Pacific Northwest 

8/29 Albany, OR, Rnd 1 
8/30 Albany, OR, Rnd 2 
9/13 Yakima, WA, Rnd 3 
Final Showdown 

10/24-25 Marysville, CA 

Info: 949/367-1141 or 
SPCMCMX @aol.com 


GFI At Night Motocross Series 
8/15 Perris, CA 

8/2 LACR, CA 

8/29 Perris, СА 

Info: 909/653-4042 


Kansas Motocross C’ships 
9/13 Marion, KS 
Info: 316/942-6527 


KORR Hare Scrambles 


— Series 
Wichita, KS 

os Sterling, KS 

11/8 Мапоп, KS 

11/22 Wichita, KS 

12/6 Hillsboro, KS 

Info: 316/942-6527 


Virginia Championship Hare 


Scrambles Series 
B/30 Danville, VÀ 

9/6 Pulaski, VA 

9/20 Middlebrook, VA 
10/4 Martinsville, VA 
10/11 Newport News, VA 
11/1 Surry, VA 

Info: 757/255-4620 


KORR Motocross 
Championship Series 
8/22 Wichita, KS 
8/30 Hillsboro, KS 
9/13 Marion, KS 
9/20 Hillsboro, KS 
9/27 Inman, KS 
10/11 Hillsboro, KS 
10/25 Marion, KS 
12/13 Sterling, KS 
Info: 316/942-6527 


Sunflower State 
Championship Series 
9/6 Great Bend, KS 
9/20 Lyndon, KS 

9/27 Great Bend, KS 
10/11 Lyndon, KS 

Info: 785/842-8272 


MRAN Desert Series 
8/23 Hiko, NV 
10/17-18 Logandale, NV 
11/7-8 Beatty, NV 

11/21 Alamo, NV 

Info: 702/437-6726 


Silver State Desert Race Series 
10/1-4 Vegas-to-Reno, NV, Апа 3 
12/4-6 Pahrump, NV, Rnd 4 

Info: 702/457-5775 or www.bitd.com. 


Motocross Series 
8/4 Carson City, NV 
8/22 Bishop, NV 


9/3 Bishop, NV 

Info: 702/267-4392 
USRA Desert Series 
8/29 Jericho, UT 

9/12 Wells, NV 

9/26 TBA 


10/10 Price, UT 
1144 Knolls, UT 


USRA & ZMA 


Motocross Series 

8/22-23 Cedar City, UT 

9/19-20 Ogden, UT 

10/3-4 Rock Springs, WY 
11/27-28 St. George, UT 

Info: 801/966-4635 or 435/673-2444 


MRA Roadracing Series 
8/16 Pueblo, CO 

8/29-30 Colorado Springs, CO 
9/19-20 Steamboat Springs, CO 
10/4 Mead, CO 

Info: 303/530-5678 or 303/369-8409 


Mid-Atlantic Vintage 
Trials Series 

10/4 Toughkenamon, PA 
Info: 410/775-7209 


Georgia Championship Series 
9/6 Dalton, GA 

9/20 Bremen, GA 

10/4 Macon, GA 

1041 Roberta, GA 

10/25 Bremen, GA 

Info: 912/788-0413 


District 38/FRT Superstition 
— Series 

Plaster City, CA 
=. Lake Superstition, CA 
10/11 Plaster City, CA 
10/31 (аке Superstition, CA 
11/22  Yuha, CA 
12/6 Kamikaze Wash, CA 
12/31 Plaster City, CA 
Info: 619/427-5759 


California Rough 


Scrambles Series 
9/20 Madera, CA 
10/4 Madera, CA 
10/11 Madera, CA 
10/25 Madera, СА 
11^ Madera, CA 
11/8 Madera, CA 
11/15 Madera, CA 
11/22 Madera, CA 
11/29 Madera, CA 
Info: 209/661-0706 


Chowchilla Dirt Track 
Championship Series 
8/15 Chowchilla, CA 
Info: 209/661-0706 


VDTRA National Dirt Track 
Championship Series 

9/19 Muskogee, OK 

9/20 Devils Bowl, TX 

10/4 Las Vegas, NV 

Info: 719/541-2741 


Michigan State Fair 
Supercross Series 

8/21 Marshall, MI 

8/28 Hudsonville, MI 

9/11 Muskegon, М! 

9/21 Centerville, MI 

Info: 616/652-2292 or 616/924-5778 


West Coast Stadiacross Series 
10/2-3 Fresno, CA 

10/16-17 San Diego, CA 

11/13-14 San Francisco, CA 
11/20-21-22 Reno, NV 

Info: 702/267-4392 


Texas Cross Country 
Racing Association 
8/30 Penelope, TX 
9/13 Rocky Ridge, TX 
9/27 Gholson, TX 

10/11 St: Joe, TX 

Info: http://www.tccra.org 


Nebraska Cornhusker 


Motocross Circuit 
8/16 Friend, NE 
8/23 McCook, NE 


8/30 Friend, NE 
9/13 Stockton, KS 
9/20 Alma, NE 


9/27 Douglas, NE 

10/4 North Platte, NE 

10/11 McCook, NE 

10/18 Douglas, NE 

Info: 308/345-3744 or 308/928-2503 





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23 45 6 
10 11 12 13 
17 18 18 20 
24 25 26 27 
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15 16 17 
22 23 24 
29 30 


‘Denotes Pro Pay back 
July 28-Aug 1 


OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - NMA 23rd 
annual Grand Nationals of Motocross, 
Ponca City. Info: 909/657-6834. 


Tues, July 28 


* NORTH CAROLINA SHORT TRACK - 
AMA, Pro-Am, 600cc Pro-Sport/Expert, 
GNC only, FTR, Charlotte Motor 
Speedway, Concord. 

Info: 219/486-7172. 


July 30-31 


* WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
AM Days, Washougal MX Park, 
Washougal. Info: 541/673-1671. 


Thur, July 30 


IOWA HALF MILE - Unlimited 
Promotions, Rnd 3, Southern lowa Fair, 
Oskaloosa. Info: 515/265-8388. 


Fri, July 31 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - Fast Fridays 
Speedway Racing, Fan of the Week, 
Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, Info: 
530/878-7223. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - A.V. 
Stadium Cross Night Series, Lancaster. 
Info: 805/942-6040. 


GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - High Falls 
SX, Night Race, High Falls. Info: 770/358 
6111. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600 or 
WWW.racemra.com. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Cincinnati. Info: 513/662-7759 or 
812/537-5299. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Blendzall Night, 
Malvern Motocross Park, Night Race, 
Malvern. Info: 330/262-4945. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, Rainier. 
Info: 425/745-4010. 


* WISCONSIN MOTOCROSS - AMA 
Stadium MX, Nielsen Entertainment, Pro- 
Challenge Series, Lake Geneva 
Raceway, Bloomfield Road, Lake 
Geneva. Info: 815/728-0823. 


Aug 14-15 


WASHINGTON HALF MILE - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, pom 
Info: 425/745-4010. 


Aug 14-16 


CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE EVENT - 
Donner Ski Ranch, first annual Old 
Highway 40 Motorcycle Days, will feature 
12 different motorcycling events, Norden. 
Info: 530/426-3635. 








ri, Aug 14 


ALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - Fast Fridays 
peedway Racing, 25-lap main event, 

an of the Week, Gold Country 
airgrounds, Auburn. Info: 530/878-7223. 


ALIFORNIA CAR SHOW - Concours 
aliano Classic and Exotic Italian 
utomobiles, Quail Lodge Resort and 
bolf Club, Carmel. Info: 425/688-1903. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - K-B 
Racing Promotions, Night Race, 
bacramento Raceway, Sacramento. Info: 
16/682-6123. 


CALIFORNIA ARENACROSS - 
vitational Fair Time Extravaganza, Ukiah 

ppeedway, Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 
kiah. Info: 707/462-9495 ext.13. 


ALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC MX 
Racing, Апа 2, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
X, Castaic. Info: 805/294-0020. 


ICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
34/439-7735 or 734/241-1600. 


NEVADA ARENACROSS - On Trac 
vents, Silverstate Raceway, Carson 
pity. Info: 702/267-4392. 


DHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
otorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 

Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
fo: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


WISCONSIN STADIUM MOTOCROSS 
AMA, Nielsen Entertainment, Free Corn 
Roast, Lake Geneva Raceway, Lake 
eneva. Info: 815/728-0823. 


Aug 15-16 


ALIFORNIA ROAD RACE - Willow 
Springs Motorcycle Club, Rnd 8, Willow 
Springs International Raceway, 
Rosamond. Info: 805/256-1234. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 14, Dirt Riders Motorsports, Log 
Road, Bronson. Info: 419/636-5430. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - District 11, 
Action Sports Promotions, AMA, Albany. 
nfo: 740/594-6686. 


TAH MOTOCROSS - ZMA, Motocross 
edar Raceway, Cedar. Info: 435/673- 
0368. 


ASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - 
nternational Old- Timers MX Association, 
oods Creek. Info: 408/379-4639. 


Sat, Aug 15 


ALIFORNIA ROAD RIDE - Los Angeles 
arley Beat The Heat Putt. Info: 562/408- 
5088. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - GFI 
Racing, GFI at Night MX Series, Rnd 8, 
Perris Raceway, Perris. Info: 909/653- 
1042. 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - 
nternational Speedway, Orange County 
airgrounds, Costa Mesa. Info: 714/492- 
9933 or www.wient.com/speedway. 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - San Diego 
lat Track Association, Temecula 
Speedway. Info: 619/277-1591. 


ALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Racing 
nterprises Motorsports, Rnd 6, Summer 

Series, Glen Helen, San Bernardino. Info: 

519/484-1441 or 619/484-7056, 


ALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, Saturday Nite 
Special, Palmdale. Info: 805/272-8889. 


ALIFORNIA SHORT TRACK - 
Budweiser and RS Racing, Chowchilla 
Fairgrounds, Chowchilla. Info: 209/661- 
0706. 


* CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK - San 
Diego Flat Track Association, Temecula 
Speedway, Vintage, Modern Pros’ 
lasses, Temecula. Info: 619/277-1591. 


* DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - 
Delaware Motorsports Inc., Night Race, 
Seaford Speedway, Seaford. Info: 
302/422-8661. 


FLORIDA DIRT TRACK - Florida Dirt 
Track Racers Association, Orange 
County Raceway, Orlando. Info: 407/869- 
5388. 


* FLORIDA MOTOCROSS - West Florida 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Milton. Info: 
850/623-6038. 


* GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - Wings and 
Wheels, Southeastern Supercross Shoot- 
Out Series, Bremen Race Park, Bremen. 
Info: 770/941-8464 or 
Dirtman23 @ aol.com. 


INDIANA DIRT TRACK - AMA, Semi-Pro, 
Amateur, Youth, FTR Summer Thunder 
Series, Noble County Fairgrounds, 
Kendallville. Info: 219/244-4234. 











































* NEVADA MOTOCROSS - Las Vegas 
Motocross Club, Night Race, New Las 
Vegas Motor Speedway, gate one, Las 
Vegas. Info: 702/565-7876 or 
www.vegasmotocross.com. 


* NEW HAMPSHIRE SHORT TRACK - 
Jolly Roger Motosport Park, East 
Lempster. Info: 603/863-0008. 


NEW YORK DIRT TRACK - New York 
Dirt Track, Accord Speedway, Accord. 
Info: 518/756-3633 or 914/626-3478. 


* NEW YORK. ARENACROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., Night Race, 
Auburn. Info: 315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 4th 
annual 226 Motocross, Strick Cycle Shop. 
Info: 828/652-3758. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
East Bend Motocross, AMA, District 29, 
East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 


* OHIO MOTOCROSS - Malvern 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Harding's 
Park Cycle Night. Info: 330/262-4945, 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race, 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-3006 
or 734/241-1600 or www.racemra.com. 


* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Pro-Am 
Sports Inc., Motorcycle Raceway, 
Oklahoma City. Info: 405/737-2468, 


VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - Powerline 
Motocross Playground, Floyd County, 
Willis. Info: 540/789-7260 or 540/789- 
7640. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, Rainier, 
Info: 425/745-4010. 


* WEST VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - 
Mom's Mountain Inc., AMA, Mom's 
Mountain Race Park, Daniels. Info: 
304/763-9133, 


Sun, Aug 16 


CALIFORNIA SUPER TT - Buttonwillow 
Super TT, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, 
Buttonwillow. Info: 805/764-5333. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Rocky 
Mountain Motocross Association, Semi- 
Pro with Youth/ATV, Watkins Sports 
Riders Association, Watkins. Info: 
303/271-0190 or 719/473-6723. 


COLORADO MOTOCROSS - AMA, High 
Desert Racing Club, Mesa Verde. Info: 
970/533-9747 or 505/325-4195. 


COLORADO SUPERCROSS - SRAC, 
Extreme Promotions, Grand Junction. 
Info: 303/988-7722 or 303/989-7436. 


* COLORADO FLAT TRACK - Harry's 
Roemers MC, Half Mile Flat Track, El 
Paso County Fairgrounds, Calhan. Info: 
719/541-4023. 


FLORIDA MOTOCROSS - ProSports 
USA, Sunshine State MX Championship 
Series, Orlando MX Park, Orlando. Info: 
352/242-2605. 


NEW YORK ENDURO - Western New 
York Off-Road Association, Ithaca Dirt 
Riders, Speedsville. Info: 607/539-6149. 


* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., WNYSC, 
Aubum. Info: 315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


OHIO HARE SCRAMBLES - RARE, 
Liberty Center. Info: 419/533-4447 or 
419/825-2132. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - Sleepy 
Hollow MX Park Inc., Fredericksburg. 
Info: 717/273-1180 or 717/865-5530. 


PENNSYLVANIA HILLCLIMB - Bedford 
County Motorcycle Club, Beaverdale. 
Info: 814/487-4320. 


PENNSYLVANIA CHARITY RUN - 
Gospel Riders, Charity Run at 
Harleysville Motorcycle Company, 
Motorcyclists for Jesus. 

Info: 800/63-V-TWIN or 
www.angelfire.com/pa/gospelriders. 


* PENNSYLVANIA HARE SCRAMBLES - 
AMA, Hurricane Hills Sports Center, 
Clifford. Info: 717/222-9290. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Tennessee Fall Motocross Championship 
Series, Peery's Outdoor MX, Rnd 2, 
Hohenwald. Info: 931/796-2298. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, ORV. Info: 
425/745-4010. 


* WISCONSIN MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 16, Lake Geneva Raceway, Lake 
Geneva. Info: 815/728-0823. 


WISCONSIN SHORT TRACK - 
Southeastern Short Trackers Race 
Promotions, Wilmont Speedway, 
Wilmont. Info: 847/395-0500 or 414/353- 
5920. 


* WYOMING MOTOCROSS - 
HPMA/Laramie Dirt Riders, LDR 
Motocross Park, Laramie. Info: 307/755- 
5050 or www.tnt-motorsports.com, 


Mon, Aug 17 


* MISSOURI MOTOCROSS - R.J. 
Wohlburg Racing, Missouri State 
Fairgrounds, Sedalia. Info: 660/826-2925. 


Wed, Aug 19 


"WYOMING MOTOCROSS - Semi-Pro, 
AMA, Checkered Flag Productions, 
Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Douglas. 
Info: 940/683-4742. 


* WYOMING FLAT TRACK - Semi-Pro, 
AMA, Checkered Flag Productions, 
Wyoming State Fairgrounds, Douglas. 
Info: 940/683-4742. 


Thur, Aug 20 


* ILLINOIS FLAT TRACK - Badger 
Racing Association, Winnebago County 
Fairgrounds, Pecatonica. Info: 920/699- 
3387 


Fri, Aug 21 

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - Fast Fridays 
Speedway Racing, Fan of the Week, 
Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn. Info: 
530/878-7223. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC MX 
Racing, And 3, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
MX, Castaic. Info: 805/294-0020. 


GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - High Falls 
SX, Night Race, High Falls. Info: 770/358- 
6111. 


* MASSACHUSETTS SHORT TRACK - 
Sideways Promotions, Riverside Park 
Speedway, Agawam. Info: 978/874-1732. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600 or 
Www.racemra.com. ` 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Tennessee Fall Motocross Championship 
Series, Giles County Agri-Park, Rnd 3, 
Pulaski. Info: 931/796-2298. 


* WISCONSIN STADIUM MOTOCROSS 
- AMA, Nielsen Entertainment, Pro 
Challenge Series, Lake Geneva 
Raceway, Lake Geneva. Info: 815/728- 
0823. 


Aug 22-23 


NEVADA HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Cowboys MC, MRAN, Hiko. Info: 
702/728-4582. 


* OHIO MOTOCROSS - AMA, District 11, 
Ohio State Fair, Columbus. Info: 740/323- 
3489. 


OREGON ROAD RACE - OMRRA, 
Sprints and Italian Day, Portland. Info: 
503/221-1487. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, ORV. Info: 
425/745-4010. 


WEST VIRGINIA HILLCLIMB - AMA, 
Jacks Run Hillclimb Club, Ripley. Info: 
304/372-2269. 


Sat, Aug 22 

ALABAMA MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Kilpatrick Motocross, Albertville. Info: 
256/561-3495. 


* ARIZONA MOTOCROSS - Cerbat Moto 
Sport Club, Kingman, Arizona. Info: 
520/757-7438. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMC, 

Sunstar Trans-Cal MX Nationals, Rnd 1 
North, Riverfront Park, Marysville. Info: 
530/695-2727. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - GFI 
Racing, ОРІ at Night MX Series, Rnd 9, 
LACR, Palmdale. Info: 909/653-4042. 


* CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - 
international Speedway, Orange County 
Harley Night, Orange County 
Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa. Info: 714/492- 
9933 or www.wient.com/speedway. 


* CALIFORNIA ARENACROSS - On Trac 
Events/GSC Racing, Bishop Fairgrounds, 
Bishop. Info: 760/872-1570. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Racing 
Enterprises Motorsports, Glen Helen, San 
Bernardino. Info: 619/484-1441 or 
619/484-7056. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, GFI/CRC 
Motocross, Palmdale. Info: 805/272-8889. 


DR SALE 


DIRT TRACKER 


PARTS: 


American Honda is liquidating the entire inventory of 
RS600D and RS750D dirt-track parts — everything from 
crankcases, cylinders, and heads to washers and gaskets. 
These are the bikes that won five National Championships 
for Ricky Graham and Bubba Shobert. For a list of inven- 
tory and instructions on how to bid, contact: 


Brian Uchida 
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 
(310) 783-3886 


ALL BIDS MUST BE IN BY SEPTEMBER 15! 


HONDA , 


©1998 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 





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Info: Ed 626-287-4269 (7-8pm) 


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Info: Paul 805-497-9928 


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Troy, OH Motocross (В) 
|... AMA Superbike - Route 66 Raceway 
Canadian Biker TV apt 


| FIM World Supersport - England 
MotoWorld (R) | 
MW? Rev It Up - 
‘Bike Week 
_ MW2 Rev tt Up (R) 
MotoWword 
Washougal, WA Motocross (R) | 
Formula USA MCTV - Portland _ 
Formula USA MCTV - Portland 
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- FIM World GP 500 - Czech (Live) _ 
.... Canadian Motocross - Ulveroton 
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. American Thunder - Pula are eum 


Bike Week 

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World ا‎ A- 1 Ring, Austria Gane Day Delay) 


Canadian Motocross - Welton 
Millville, MN Motocross 
Canadian Biker TV 


FIM World Superbike - -Austria (Samo Day Delay) 


Millville, MN Motocross (R) 


AT= American Thunder 


SPEEDWAY RACING 
Every Saturday Night 
Orange County Fairgrounds 
Costa Mesa, california 


Info: (949) 492-9933 
www. wient.com/speedway 
e-mail: speedway wient.com 


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CRC Race Schedule 


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Saturday Aug. 22 GFI / CRC Motocross 
Saturday Aug. 29 Saturday Nite Special 
Saturday Sept.5 Saturday Nite Special 


Wod. Nite Practice April 15 to Sept. 23 * 4:00pm to 9:00pm 
Fri, Nite Practice June 5 to Sept. 25 • 4:00pm to 9:00pm 


CRC Info (BOS) 272-3889 


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Stanley Exhaust Tech Night 


(Speedway, Sidecars & Mini Bikes) 


Orange County Harley Night 


(Speedway, Harley Races and Sidecars) 


Speedway, Sidecars and P.W. 50's 
NO RACING AT COSTA MESA SPEEDWAY 
LABOR DAY 


Competition Park Motocross 
Open Practice: 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (All Tracks) 
Thursday, Friday, 
Saturday, Sunday 


Motocross / Int. Supercross / 60 & 80 / PeeWee 
TRACK FULLY GROOMED EACH DAY! 


(909) 654-2126 or (760) 633-1197 


(209) 673-8080 


Bounty Hunter Scrics 


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Aug. 22 
Aug. 29 
Aug. 30 


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CALIFÓRNIA MOTOCROSS - Riverside | 


Old-Timers, Glen Helen, San Bernardino. 
Info: 714/996-8327. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Kids Event 
12 yrs & under, So. Cal. MC, Stodder 
Valley, Barstow. Info: 818/768-0404. 


CALIFORNIA POKER RUN - District 37, 
Riders Helping Riders, AMA, Stodder 
Valley, Barstow. Info: 909/944-3279. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Over The 
Hill Gang Motocross, Star West MX Park, 
Night Race, OTHG only, Moreno Valley. 
Info: 714/680-8643, 


COLORADO SUPERCROSS - SRAC, 
M&M Connections, Colorado Springs. 
Info: 303/988-7722 or 303/989-7436. 


* CONNECTICUT SHORT TRACK - 
AMA, Semi-Pro, Sideways Promotions, 
Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford 
Springs. Info: 978/874-1732. 


* DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - 
Delaware Motorsports Inc., Night Race, 
Seaford Speedway, Seaford. Info: 
302/422-8661. 


INDIANA MOTOCROSS - Dash For 
Cash, Steeltown Motocross Park, 
Chrisney. Info: 888/957-RACE or 
812/925-8850. 


NEW YORK DIRT TRACK - New York 
Dirt Track, Accord Speedway, Accord. 
Info: 518/756-3633 or 914/626-3478. 


* NEW YORK ARENACROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., Night Race, 
Auburn. Info: 315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


* NEW YORK SPEEDWAY - New 
Champion Speedway, Harley Night, 
Owego. Info: 716/227-2223 or 
speedway.everyware.com/owego_ny.ht. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
East Bend Motocross, AMA, District 29, 
East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 


* NORTH CAROLINA SUPERCROSS - 
NAME, Under The Lights Series, Rolling 
Hills Cycle Park, Reidsville. Info: 336/342- 
4492. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race, 
MX Freestyle Contest, Delta Raceway, 
Delta. Info: 419/822-3006 or 734/241- 
1600. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Honda Hills, 
Linville, OH. Info: 740/323-3766. 


* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Gold Cup 
Challenge MX, Pro-Am Sports Inc., 
Motorcycle Raceway, Oklahoma City. 
Info: 405/737-2468, 


PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RACE - Team 
Pro-Motion, Pocono International 
Raceway, Long Pond. Info: 888/TEAM- 
916 or www.teampromotion.com. 


TLV ааа. да 
Sun, Aug 23 

ALABAMA DUAL SPORT - AMA, 
Rockford Mens Club, Rockford. Info: 
256/377-1011. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMMC, 
Rnd 13, Barona Oaks. Info: 760/752- 
8252. 


CALIFORNIA HARE SCRAMBLES - So. 
Cal MC, Stodder Valley, Barstow. Info: 
818/787-1142. 


CALIFORNIA HARE SCRAMBLES - 
AMA, District 37, So. Cal. MC, Stodder 
Valley ORV, Hodge Road, Barstow. Info: 
760/948-4784 or Thomas440@aol. com. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Rocky 
Mountain Motocross Association, Semi- 
Pro with Youth/ATV, ІМІ Motorsports, 
Erie. Info: 303/271-0190 or 719/473- 
6723. 


* CONNECTICUT SHORT TRACK - 
Sideways Promotions, Stafford Motor 
Speedway, Stafford Springs. Info: 
978/874-1732. 

FLORIDA MOTOCROSS - ProSports 
USA, Sunshine State MX Championship 
Series, Motocross of Marion County, 
Reddick. Info: 352/242-2605. 


* FLORIDA ROAD RACE - CCS, Moroso 
Motorsports Park, West Palm Beach. 
Info: 561/793-3394. 


* MARYLAND MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 7, Budds Creek MX Park, Budds 
Creek. Info: 301/475-2000 or 
www.buddscreek.com. 


MARYLAND TRAIL RIDE - Western 
Maryland Off-Road Riders, Cliffside Off- 
Road Park, Rawlings. Info: 301/724-6738. 


* MEXICO MOTOCROSS - LaPlaya 
Motocross Grand Prix, Too Much Fun 
Promotions, Cantamar Sand Dunes, 
Rosarito Beach. Info: 011/52-661-22525. 


MISSOURI HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Missouri Hare Scramble Championship 


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417/537-8406. 


* NEBRASKA MOTOCROSS - Southwest 
Nebraska Motocross, McCook, NE. Info: 
308/345-3744. 


NEW JERSEY MOTOCROSS - Old 
Bridge Township Raceway Park, Normal 
Semi-Pro Race Day, Englishtown. Info: 
732/446-7800. 


NEW MEXICO MOTOCROSS - NMCC & 
AMA, Motocross at Moriarty. Info: 
505/888-7312. 


NEW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Western New York Off-Road Association, 
Cayuga County Riders, King Ferry. Info: 
315/364-8087. 


* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., AMA, 
CNYMRA, Auburn. Info: 315/784-5466 or 
784-5517. 


* NORTH CAROLINA HARE 
SCRAMBLES - Devil's Ridge North, 
Carolina Hare Scrambles Series, 
Sanford. Info: 919/776-1767. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Ironman Gran Prix 
Motocross, Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 
419/822-3006 or 734/241-1600 or 
WWW.racemra.com. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - M&G 
Racing, Beaver Valley Raceway, 
Hookstown. Info: 724/693-2880 


PENNSYLVANIA HARE SCRAMBLES - 
D-5 State C'ship, M&G Racing, Beaver 
Valley Raceway, Hookstown. Info: 
724/693-2880 


PENNSYLVANIA BIKE SHOW AND 
SWAP MEET - Gathering of the Tribes 
'98, Gospel Riders, Mercer County Park, 
West Windsor. Info: 732/255-4750 or 
www.angelfire.com/pa/gospelriders. 


* PENNSYLVANIA SHORT TRACK - 
Shippensburg MC Baer Racing, 
Shippensburg. Info: 717/796-0294. 


* VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, District 
13, Ballzee Grand Championship Series, 
Birch Creek Motorsports Park, Danville. 
Info: 804/724-4392. 


* WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Pacific Northwest Championship, 
Washougal Motocross Park, Washougal. 
Info: 541/673-1671. 


* WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 27, Seattle Motorcycle Club, Jolly 
Rogers Motorway, Kent. 

Info: 253/756-2187 or 
http://www.geocities.com/motorcity. 


Mon, Aug 24 


* COLORADO FLAT TRACK - Semi-Pro, 
AMA, Checkered Flag Productions, 
Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo. Info: 
940/683-4742. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Semi-Pro, 
AMA, Checkered Flag Productions, 
Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo. Info: 
940/683-4742. 


Thur, Aug 27 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Tennessee Fall Motocross Championship 
Series, Lewis County Fairgrounds, Rnd 4, 
Hohenwald. Info: 931/796-2298. 


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* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Broome-Tioga Sports Center Inc., 
Suzuki/Arctic Cat Amateur Nationals. 
Info: 607/849-4438. 


WASHINGTON TT - AMA/District 27, Dirt 
Track Series, Castle Rock. Info: 425/745- 
4010. 


Aug 28-30 

CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMMC, 
Mini Nationals, Barona Oaks. Info: 
760/752-8252. 


NEW YORK ROAD RACE - YSR Road 
Racing, Eastem American Road Racing 
Association, Kelly Motorsports Park, 
Batavia. Info: 757/484-4688. 


Fri, Aug 28 

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - Fast Fridays 
Speedway Racing, Championship 
Challenge, Miss Fast Fridays crowned, 
Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn. Info: 
530/878-7223. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - K-B 
Promotions, Night Race, Sacramento 
Raceway, Sacramento. Info: 916/682- 
6123. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC MX 
Racing, Rnd 4, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
MX, Castaic. Info: 805/294-0020. 















* IOWA HALF MILE - Unlimited 
Promotions, Rnd 4, Oskaloosa. Info: 
515/265-8388. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600 or 
www.racemra.com. 


* NEVADA MOTOCROSS - Las Vegas 
Motocross Club, Night Race, New Las 
Vegas Motor Speedway, gate one, Las 
Vegas. Info: 702/565-7876 or 
www.vegasmotocross.com. 


NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
FIM, Ladies International MX Cup 
Championships, Binghampton. Info: 
949/837-2206. 

OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


' WISCONSIN STADIUM MOTOCROSS 
- AMA, Suzuki Contingency, Night 
Season Finale, Lake Geneva Raceway, 
Lake Geneva. Info: 815/728-0823, 


Aug 29-30 


CALIFORNIA DUAL SPORT RIDE - 
AMA, District 37, California Trail Rides; 
Bass Lake. Info: 714/992-9291 . 


* MAINE HALF MILE - AMA, Semi-Pro, 
Sideways Promotions United Bikers of 


. Maine, Bass Park, Bangor. Info: 978/874 


1732. 


CALIFORNIA DUAL SPORT - ACT Dual 
Sport Riding Adventures, El Dorado 
National Forest, Jackson, CA. Info: 
888/ACT-NEWS. 


Sat, Aug 29 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - GFI 
Racing, GF! at Night MX Series, Rnd:10. 
Yamaha Contingency, Perris Raceway, 
Perris. Info: 909/653-4042. 


* CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - 
International Speedway, Orange County 
Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa. Info: 714/492 
9933 or www.wient.com/speedway. 


CALIFORNIA DIRT TRACK - Outlaw Dir 
Tracker Club, AMA, Barona Speedway, 
San Diego. Info: 619/427-0979 or 
vikoutlaw @aol.com. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, Saturday 
Night Special, Palmdale. Info; 805/272- 
8889. 


DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - Delaware 
Motorsports Inc., Night Race, Seaford 
Speedway, Seaford. Info: 302/422-6661, 


FLORIDA DIRT TRACK - Florida Dirt 
Track Racers Association, Orange 
County Raceway, Orlando. Info: 407/869 
5388. 


* FLORIDA MOTOCROSS - West Floridi 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Milton. Info 
850/623-6038. 


" GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - Wings anc 
Wheels, Southeastern Supercross Shoo 
Out Series, Bremen Race Park, Bremen 
Info: 770/941-8464 or 
Dirtman23Q aol.com. 


ILLINOIS DIRT TRACK - Half Mile Dirt 
Track, Prarie Thunder MC, AMA & Dist. 
37-sanctioned, Menard County 
Fairgrounds. Info; 217/632-3857. 


NEBRASKA SHORT TRACK - Norfolk 
Short Track, Norfolk. Info: 402/887-5380 
or jghixG bloomnet.com. 


NEVADA MOTOCROSS - Summer Nigh 
Motocross Series, Rnd 6, Churchill 
County Regional Park, Fallon. Info: 
702/423-8226. 


NEW YORK DIRT TRACK - New York 
Dirt Track, Accord Speedway, Accord. 
Info: 518/756-3633 or 914/626-3478. 


* NEW YORK SPEEDWAY - New 
Champion Speedway, AMA Open 
Qualifier, Owego. Info: 716/227-2223 or 
speedway.everyware.comvowego. ny.ht 
NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 4th 
annual 226 Motocross, Kawasaki 
Yamaha of Hickory. Info: 828/652-3758. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
East Bend Motocross, AMA Fall Series 
Race, East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Dirt Country 
Raceway, AMA. Info: 513/625-7350 or 
513/625-9987. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-300 
or 734/241-1600, 


* OHIO STADIUM MOTOCROSS - CRA, 


Competition Riders of America, Western 
Reserve MC, Salem. Info: 330/337-8005 













































































OHIO SUPERCROSS - Action Sports, 
^, Nelsonville. Info: 740/594-6686. 


OHIO HALF MILE - Pro-Am, AMA, D&B 
acing, Ohio State Harley Owners 

roup, Athens County Fairgrounds, 
hens. Info: 740/594-9009. 


OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Pro-Am 
ports Inc., Motorcycle Raceway, 
lahoma City. Info: 405/737-2468. 


PENNSYLVANIA SHORT TRACK - 
A, Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover. 
fo: 717/359-4310. 


ENNESSEE ARENACROSS - 

XA, Paris Dirt Tracker Inc., Rnd 1, 

h annual Tennessee State Arenacross 
hampionship, Henry County 

Birgrounds, Paris. Info: 901/642-3078 or 
2-0511. 


ST VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - 
om's Mountain Inc., AMA, Mom's 
ountain Race Park, Daniels. Info: 
04/763-0133. 


un, Aug 30 


ALIFORNIA ROAD RIDE - 5th annual 
ps Angeles Harley Hot Summer Night 
ke Show. Info: 562/408-6088. 


ALIFORNIA GRAND PRIX - SRA GP, 
len Helen, San Bernardino. Info: 
4/957-2985. 


ALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - GFI 
acing, Hollister Hills GP Track, Hollister. 
fo: 209/656-9682. 


ANADA ENDURO/DUAL SPORT - 
MA, Niagara Timberline Riders, 
elland, Province, Ontario. Info: 
6/822-9115 or 
p;//www.vaxxine.com/timberline. 


ORIDA MOTOCROSS - ProSports 
SA, Sunshine State MX Championship 
sries, Dade City Raceway, Dade City. 
fo; 352/242-2605. 


EORGIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
ans MX Series, Paradise Off-Road 
ark, Macon. Info: 912/475-5711 or 
38-0664. 


JWA MOTOCROSS - Sand Castle 
acepark, Des Moines. Info: 515/771- 
439 or 265-7710. 


ARYLAND POKER RUN - Antietam 
otorcycle Club, AMA, District 7, 
agerstown. Info: 301/797-8686. 


MARYLAND HARE SCRAMBLES - 
onman Hare Scrambles Series, AMA, 
estern Maryland Off-Road Riders, 
liffside Off-Road Park, Rawlings. Info: 
D1/724-6738. 


ICHIGAN HARE SCRAMBLES - Bent 
heels Competition Club, AMA, District 
4, Rose City. Info: 517/685-2059. 
EBRASKA MOTOCROSS - Great 
lains Promotions, White Sands 
aceway MX Park, Ashland. Info: 
02/556-5801. 


NEVADA MOTOCROSS - CMC, 
unstar Trans-Cal Motocross Nationals, 
nd 2 North, Silverstate Raceway, 
arson City. Info; 702/267-4392. 


EW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES - 
estern New York Off-Road 
sociation, Flat Rock, Lowville. Info: 
5/376-2332. 


NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
oome-Tioga Sports Center Inc., 
ki/Arctic Cat 125/250cc AMA Pro- 
ationals. Info: 607/849-4438. 


ORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
ictory Sports Racing, Winters Marketing 
jitra Series, Iron Station. Info: 423/323- 
197. 


)HIO MOTOCROSS - Kenworthy GP 
lub, Buckeye MX Series, Troy. Info: 
37/395-4763. 


OREGON MOTOCROSS - CMC, 

star Trans-Cal Motocross Nationals, 
nd 1 Pacific Northwest, Albany SX 
rack, Albany. Info: 541/928-4474, 


ENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - Flying 
)utchmen MC Inc., Pine Grove. Info: 
17/345-6340 or 717/345-8734. 


ESSEE HARE SCRAMBLES - Mid- 
outh Summer Series, New Johnsonville. 
fo: 615/859-0873 or www.msws.org. 


XAS CROSS COUNTRY - Texas 

ross Country Racing Association, Waco 

agles/Penelope. 

EXAS HARE SCRAMBLES - Texas 

hampionship Hare Scrambles Series, 
air. Info: 409/732-9171. 

IRGINIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, District 

3, U.S. Eastern Motocross Fall Series, 


ctiontown USA Motocross Park, Dillwyn. 


fo; 804/724-4392. 





Wed, Sept 2 


* NEW YORK ARENACROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., Night Race, 
Auburn. Info: 315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


Sept 3-5 


WASHINGTON TT - AMA, District 27, Dirt 


Track Series, Castle Rock. Info: 425/745- 
4010, 


Sept 4-6 


ILLINOIS MILE REUNION - 14th annual 
Mile Reunion, Pistol Racing, The Pistol 
Gardens, Springfield. Info: 217/527-1251 
or 507/334-8243 or rgriz2 @ aol.com. 


Sept 4-7 


MEXICO ROAD TOUR - Southern 
California Motorcycling Association, 23rd 
annual Three Flags Classic, begins in 
Tijuana, BC, Mexico, and finishes in 
Kimberley, BC, Canada. Info: 805/269- 
5982. 


Fri, Sept 4 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - Fast Fridays 


Speedway Racing, Junior National Fan of 
the Year, Gold Country Fairgrounds, 
Auburn. Info: 530/878-7223. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC MX 
Racing, Rnd 5, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
MX, Castaic. Info: 805/294-0020. 


GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - High Falls 
SX, Night Race, High Falls. Info: 770/358- 
6111. А 


IOWA HALF MILE - J&P Promotions, 
10th annual Antique Motorcycle Half Mile 
Flat Track Races, Mississippi Valley 
Fairgrounds, Davenport. Info: 319/462- 
6011. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - 
Amateur Day, Bellco Inc., Steel City USA, 
Delmont. Info: 304/284-0084. 


Sept 5-6 


COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Colorado 
lron Horse Rally Motocross, High Desert 
Racing Club, Mesa Verde. Info: 970/533- 
9747 or 505/325-4195. 


* MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 14, Dirt Riders Motorsports, Log 
Road, Bronson. Info: 419/630-5430. 


· *KANSAS MOTOCROSS - АМА, 


Checkered Flag Productions, Finney 
County Fairgrounds, Garden Cily, 
Kansas. Info: 940/683-4742. 


NEVADA MOTOCROSS - International 
Old- Timers MX Association, Nevada 
Chapter, Fernley. Info: 702/475-2651. 


OHIO DIRT TRACK - AMA, Semi-Pro, 
Fast Track Racing, Summer Thunder 
Series, Mercer County Fairgrounds, 
Celina. Info: 219/486-7172. 


Sat, 5 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Racing 
Enterprises Motorsports, Glen Helen, San 
Bernardino. Info: 619/484-1441. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, Saturday Night 
Special, Palmdale. Info: 805/272-8889. 

* DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - 
Delaware Motorsports Inc., Seaford 
Speedway, Seaford. Info: 302/422-8661. 


FLORIDA DIRT TRACK - Florida Dirt 
Track Racers Association, Orange 
County Raceway, Orlando. Info: 407/869- 
5388. 


NEW YORK SUPERCROSS - NYS 
Supercross, Night Thunder Series, 
Hamburg. Info: 716/825-8720. 


NEW YORK DIRT TRACK - New York 
Dirt Track, Accord Speedway, Accord. 
Info; 518/756-3633 or 914/626-3478. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
East Bend Motocross, AMA, District 29, 
East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 

OHIO MOTOCROSS - Dirt Country 
Raceway, AMA. Info: 513/625-7350 or 
513/625-9987. 

OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race, 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-3006 
or 734/241-1600 or www.racemra.com. 

* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Pro-Am 
Sports Inc., Motorcycle Raceway, 
Oklahoma Cily. Info: 405/737-2468. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 
Clarksville. Info: 502/886-8564. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Tennessee Fall Motocross Championship 
Series, Maury County Fairgrounds, Rnd 
5, Columbia. Info: 931/796-2298. 


VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - Powerline 
Motocross Playground, Floyd County, 
Willis. Info: 540/789-7260 or 540/789- 
7640. 


Sept 6-7 
MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - Baja Acres, 
Millington. Info: 517/871-3356. 


Sun, Sept 6 

CALIFORNIA HARE SCRAMBLES - High 
Sierra MC, Soda Springs Ski Area, 
Truckee. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Semi-Pro 
with Youth, Rocky Mountain Motocross 
Association, Aztec Family Raceway, 
Colorado Springs. Info: 303/271-0190 or 
719/473-6723 or 
rmxarules @ worldnet. att.net. 


FLORIDA MOTOCROSS - ProSports 
USA, Sunshine State MX Championship 
Series, Sun State Raceway, Ona. Info: 
352/242-2605. 


* GEORGIA MOTOCROSS - Suzuki, 
Yamaha and Kawasaki Contingency,” 
Championship Series, Lazy River 
Motocross Ranch, Chatsworth. Info: 
706/278-1620. 


IOWA MOTOCROSS - Midwest Jr. 
Motocross Championships, C.H. 
Promotions, Storm Lake, Truesdale. Info: 
712/262-8910. 


* KENTUCKY MOTOCROSS - Victory 
Sports Racing, Serious Racewear Mega 
Series, London. Info: 423/323-5497. 
NEW JERSEY MOTOCROSS - Old 
Bridge Township Raceway Park, 6th 
annual Vet and Vintage Reunion, 
Englishtown. Info: 732/446-7800. 


NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
District 34, Ace Motocross, Modena. Info: 
914/361-4410, 


NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Silver 
Springs Motocross, WNYSC, Rock Glen. 
Info: 716/786-5596 or 716/786-2157. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Sunset Ramblers, 
Motorcycle Club of Galion. Info: 419/562- 
6931. 


OHIO HARE SCRAMBLES - CRA, Salem 
Motorcycle Club Inc., Lisbon. Info: 
330/482-2971 or 332-9465. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Malvern 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Fox Racing 
Day. Info: 330/262-4945. 


OHIO HARE SCRAMBLES - RARE, 
Liberty Center. Info: 419/533-4447 or 
419/825-2132. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - Flying 
Dutchmen MC Inc., District 6 
Championship, Pine Grove. Info: 
717/345-6340 or 717/345-8734. 


PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RACE - Team 
Pro-Motion Riders Club, Pocono 
International Raceway, Long Pond. 
Info: 888/TEAM-916 or 
www.teampromotion.com. 


* PENNSYLVANIA SHORT TRACK - 
Shippensburg MC, Baer Racing, 
Shippensburg. Info: 717/796-0294. 
WASHINGTON TT - AMA, District 27, Dirt 
Track Series, Castle Rock. Info: 425/745- 
4010. 


* WISCONSIN FLAT TRACK - Badger 
Racing Association, Wood County 
Fairgrounds, Marshfield. Info: 920/699- 
3387. 


Mon, 7 


CALIFORNIA GRAND PRIX - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, CRC Outlaw 
GP, Palmdale. Info: 805/272-8889. 


* IOWA HALF MILE - Unlimited 
Promotions, Davis County Fair, 
Bloomfield. Info: 515/265-8388. 

* MISSOURI MOTOCROSS - Missouri 
State Motocross Championship Series, 
Cycle World, Hawk Point. Info: 417/887- 
3524. 


* OHIO MOTOCROSS - Smith Road 
Raceway, Medina. Info: 330/725-8569. 


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* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - K-B 
Promotions, Night Race, Sacramento 
Raceway, Sacramento. Info: 916/682- 
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MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


Sept 12-13 


CALIFORNIA DUAL SPORT RIDE - 
AMA, District 37, USA Dual Sport Club, 
Troy Meadows, Sequoia National Forest, 
Kennedy Meadows. Info: 818/348-7237. 
CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Over The 
Hill Gang, Bay Area National, Rnd 4, 
Hollister Hills MX Park, Hollister. Info: 
714/680-8643. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - 
Phillipsville Motocross, 3170 Hwy. 254, 
Phillipsville, CA. Info: 707/943-3029. 
PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RACE - YSR 
Road Racing, Eastern American Road 
Racing Association, New Bloomfield Kart 
Track, New Bloomfield. Info: 757/484- 
4688, 


Sat, Sept 12 


CALIFORNIA ROAD RIDE - Los Angeles 
Harley HOG Chapter ride. Info: 562/408- 
6088. 


* CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - 
International Speedway, inflight Skirt 
Night, County Fairgrounds, Costa 
Mesa. Info: 714/492-9933 or 
www.wient.com/speedway. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Racing 
Enterprises Motorsports, Glen Helen, San 
Bernardino. Info: 619/484-1441 or 
619/484-7056. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, CRC, 
Palmdale. Info: 805/272-8889. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Riverside 
Old-Timers, Starwest, Moreno Valley. 
Info: 714/996-8327. 


* DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - 
Delaware Motorsports Inc., Seaford 
Speedway, Seaford. Info: 302/422- 
8661. 


- NEW YORK SUPERCROSS - NYS 


Supercross, Night Thunder Series, 
Hamburg. Info: 716/825-8720. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 4th 
annual 226 Motocross. Info: 828/652- 
3758. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
East Bend Motocross, AMA, District 29, 
East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 


* NORTH CAROLINA SUPERCROSS - 
NAME, Nighttime Series, Rolling Hills 
Cycle Park, Reidsville. Info: 336/342- 
4492. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Malvern 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Blendzall 
Night. Info: 330/262-4945. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race, 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-3006 
or 734/241-1600. 


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AMA, Nelsonville. Info: 740/594-6686. 


* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Pro-Am 
Sports Inc., Motorcycle Raceway, 
Oklahoma City. Info: 405/737-2468. 

* PENNSYLVANIA SHORT TRACK - 


AMA, Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover. 
Info: 717/359-4310. 


* TENNESSEE ARENACROSS - 
KTMXA, Paris Dirt Tracker Inc., Rnd 2, 
Bth annual Tennessee State Arenacross 
Championship, Dyer County Fairgrounds, 
Dyersburg. Info: 901/642-3078 or 642- 
0511. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, Rainier. 
Info: 425/745-4010. 

* WEST VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - 
Mom's Mountain Inc., AMA, Mom's 
Mountain Race Park, Daniels. Info: 
304/763-9133. 


Sun, 13 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMC, 
Sunstar Trans-Cal Motocross Nationals, 
Rnd 4 North, Club Moto, Livermore. Info: 
510/443-6686. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMC, 
Sunstar Trans-Cal MX Nationals, Rnd 1 
South, Glen Helen Raceway, Devore. 
Info: 909/880-3090. 


CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE SWAP 
MEET - The Shop, Ventura County 
Fairgrounds. Info: 805/650-6777. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMMC, 
Rnd 14, Barona Oaks. Info: 760/752- 
8252. © 


* CALIFORNIA ARENACROSS - Ukiah 
Speedway, Summer Series, Redwood 
Empire Fairgrounds, Ukiah. Info: 
707/462-9495 ext. 13. 


CANADA MOTOCROSS - Erie Ramblers 
MC, day race, Wheatley, Ontario. Info: 
734/241-1600 or www.racemra.com. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - Semi-Pro 
with Youth, Rocky Mountain Motocross 
Association, Two Rivers Racing, Milliken. 
Info: 303/271-0190 or 719/473-6723 or 
rmxarules @worldnet.att.net. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - SRAC, 
20th round of the MX Series, M&M 
Connections, Aztec Family Raceway, 
Colorado Springs. Info: 303/988-7722 or 
303/989-7436. 


* KENTUCKY MOTOCROSS - Apex 
Valley Raceway, White Plains. Info: 
502/886-8564. 


MICHIGAN HILLCLIMB - State 
Championship Hillclimb, District 14, 
Muskegon Motorcycle Club, Newaygo 
County. Info: 616/728-4153. 


* NEVADA MOTOCROSS - Las Vegas 
Motocross Club, Las Vegas Motor 
Speedway, Las Vegas. Info: 702/565- 
7876 or www.vegasmotocross.com. 


NEW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Western New York Off-Road Association, 
Scooters, Willseyville. Info: 607/659-4178. 


* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Hunt Moto 
Park, 9th annual Scott USA Day, 
WNYSC, Robinson Road, Hunt. Info: 
716/476-2697. 


NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Claverack 


Motocross Track, Kawasaki Contingency 
race, District 34, Claverack. Info: 
518/828-6149. 


NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
AMA, Dixieland ‚ Elizabeth 
City MX, Fall Series, Districts 13 & 29, 
Elizabeth City. Info: 757/549-7012. 


OHIO HARE SCRAMBLES - Racer 
Productions Inc., Burr Oaks, Millfield. 
Info: 304/284-0084, 


PENNSYLVANIA HILL CLIMB - Bedford 
County Motorcycle Club, Beaverdale. 
Info: 814/487-4320. 


* PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Hurricane Hills Sports Center, 16th 
annual Tony D MX Schools/Pennsylvania 
State Championships, Clifford. Info: - 
717/222-9290. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Five Oaks Motocross, Sale Creek. Info: 
423/332-9092. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - 
Tennessee Fall Motocross Championship 
Series, Peery's Outdoor MX, Rnd 6; 
Hohenwald. info: 931/796-2298. 

TEXAS CROSS COUNTRY - Texas 
Cross Country Racing Association, 
Yamaha and Kawasaki contingency race, 
Jimmy Moss/Rocky Ridge. 

* WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - CMC, 
Sunstar Trans-Cal Motocross Nationals, 
Rnd 2 Pacific Northwest, Yakima 
Meadows Motoplex, Yakima. Info: 
253/395-8738. 


* WASHINGTON MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Washougal Motocross Park, Washougal. 
Info: 541/673-1671, 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, ORV. Info: 
425/745-4010. 


18-20 


NEVADA DUAL SPORT - Hidden 
Canyon, 2nd annual Dual Sport Tour, Ely. 
Info; 435/652-4572 or 673-2444. 


OREON ROAD RACE - OMRRA, Vintage 
Day and Sprints, Portland. Info: 503/221- 
1487, 


Fri, Sept 18 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC МХ 
Racing, Rnd 7, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
MX, Castaic. info: 805/294-0020. 


GEORGIA SUPERCROSS - High Falls 
SX, Night Race, High Falls. Info: 770/358- 
6111. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/439-7735 or 734/241-1600. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


Sept 19-20 


CALIFORNIA ROAD RACE - Willow 
Springs Motorcycle Club, Rnd 9, Willow 
Springs International Raceway, 
Rosamond. Info: 805/256-1234. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - Racer 
Productions Inc., Vet National and District 





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Raceway, Mount Morris. Info: 304/284- 
0084. 


* VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, Fall 
Classic and Four-Stroke Eastern 
National, Birch Creek Motorsports Park, 
Danville. Info: 804/724-4392. 


WEST VIRGINIA DUAL SPORT - Racer 
Productions Inc., Starvation Point, 
Elizibeth. Info: 304/284-0084. 


Sat, Sept 19 


* ARIZONA MOTOCROSS - AMX Grand 
Canyon State Championship, Go Huge 
Racing Promotions, Ocotillo Raceway, 
Eloy. Info: 520/743-7727 or 

* CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - 
International Speedway, Legends of 
Speedway, Orange County Fairgrounds, 
Costa Mesa. Info: 714/492-9933 or 
www.wient.com/speedway. 

* CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - San Diego 
Flat Track Association, Temecula 
Speedway. Info: 619/277-1591. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Racing 
Enterprises Motorsports, Glen Helen, San 
Bernardino. Info: 619/484-1441 or 
619/484-7056. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, CRC, 
Saturday Night Special, Palmdale. Info: 
805/272-8889. 


DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - Delaware 
Motorsports Inc., Seaford Speedway, 
Seaford. Info: 302/422-8661. 

FLORIDA DIRT TRACK - Florida Dirt 
Track Racers Association, Orange 
County Raceway, Orlando. Info: 407/869- 
5388. 


INDIANA HARDWARE RUN - Abate of 
Clinton County, Grab Yer Nutz & Bolt, 
Poker Run with a twist, Frankfort Oasis, 
Frankfort. Info: 765/659-1456. 


INDIANA DIRT TRACK - AMA, Semi-Pro, 
Amateur, Youth, Noble County 
Fairgrounds, Kendallville. Info: euo 
4234. 


NEBRASKA SHORT TRACK - Norfolk 
Short Track, Norfolk. Info: 402/887-5380 
or jghix@ bloomnet.com. 


* NEW YORK ARENACROSS - Frozen 
Ocean Motocross Park Inc., Auburn. info: 
315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Dirt Country 
Raceway, AMA. Info: 513/625-7350 or 
513/625-9987. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Race, 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-3006 
or 734/241-1600. 


* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Pro-Am 
Sports Inc., Motorcycle Raceway, 
Oklahoma City. Info: 405/737-2468. 

* TENNESSEE ARENACROSS - 
KTMXA, Paris Dirt Tracker Inc., Rnd 3, 
8th annual Tennessee State Arenacross 
Championship, Henry County 
Fairgrounds, Paris. Info: 901/642-3078 or 
642-0511. 


* VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, District 
13, U.S. Eastern Motocross Fall Series, 
Birch Creek Motocross Park, Danville. 
Info: 804/724-4392. 


WASHINGTON MILE - AMA, District 27, 
Dirt Track Series, Auburn Mile. Info: 
425/745-4010. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, Hannegan. 
Info: 425/745-4010, 


Sun, Sept 20 


ALABAMA ENDURO - AMA, Rockford 
Men's Club, Rockford. Info: 334/567- 
3352. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMC, 
Sunstar Trans-Cal MX Nationals, Rnd 2 
South, Badlands Raceway, Victorville. 
Info: 949/367-1141. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Riverside 
Old- Timers, So. Cal. Raceplex, 
Victorville. Info: 714/996-8327. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Over The 
Hill Gang Motocross, Hungry Valley MX, 
Hungry Valley. info: 714/680-8643. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - SRAC, 
21st round of the MX Series, Pueblo 
Motorsports Inc., Pueblo. Info: 303/988- 
7722 or 303/989-7436. 


KENTUCKY HARE SCRAMBLES - AMA, 
Eagle Creek Park, Mason Lane, 
Owenton. Info: 606/472-3442. 


KENTUCKY MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Bluegrass Sports, Bluegrass Motocross 
Park, Clay City. Info: 606/744-5916, 


MARYLAND MOTOCROSS - Antietam 
Motorcycle Club, AMA, District 7, Semi- 
Pro, Amateur, Youth classes, 
Hagerstown. Info: 301/797-8686. 


MARYLAND TRAIL RIDE - Westem 
Maryland Off-Road Riders, Cliffside Off- 
Road Park, Rawlings. Info: 301/724-6738. 


* MISSOURI MOTOCROSS - Missouri 
State Motocross Championship Series, 
Possum Hollow Park, Springfield. Info: 
417/851-1977. 


NEBRASKA MOTOCROSS - Great 
Plains Promotions, White Sands 
Raceway MX Park, Ashland. Info: 
402/556-5801. 


NEW MEXICO MOTOCROSS - NMCC & 
AMA, Motocross at Moriarty. Info: 
505/888-7312. 

* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - Frozen 


Ocean MX Park Inc., AMA, CNYMRA, 
Auburn. Info: 315/784-5466 or 784-5517. 


* NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS - 
Victory Sports Racing, Winters Marketing 
Ultra Series, Columbus. Info: 423/323- 
9497. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Malvern 
Motocross Park, Night Race, Fall Series, 
FMF Day. Info: 330/262-4945. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - Ironman Gran Prix 
Motocross, Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 
419/822-3006 or 734/241-1600. 


OHIO HARE SCRAMBLES - CRA, 
Competition Riders of America, Western 
Reserve MC, Salem. Info: 330/337-8005. 
OHIO POKER RUN - AMA, Dayton 
Motorcycle Club, Dayton. Info: 937/263- 
9321. 


PENNSYLVANIA DUAL SPORT - 
Western New York Off-Road Association, 
McKean County MC, Rew. Info: 814/368- 
2538. 


PENNSYLVANIA ENDURO - Western 
New York Off-Road Association, 
Moonshine, c/o Valley Forge Trail Riders, 
Brandonville, Info: 610/285-6310. 


PENNSYLVANIA MOTOCROSS - Sleepy 
Hollow MX Park Inc., Fredericksburg. 
Info: 717/273-1180 or 717/865-5530. 


PENNSYLVANIA HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Racer Productions Inc., District 5 State 
Championship, High Point Raceway, 
Mount Morris. Info: 304/284-0084. 


VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - AMA, Fall 
Classic and Four-Stroke Fastern 


~ National, Pro Event, Birch Creek 


Motorsports Park, Danville. Info: 804/724- 
4392. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - AMA, 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, ORV. Info: 
425/745-4010. 


Fri, 25 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - AMA 
National Speedway Championship, Gold 
Country Fairgrounds, Auburn. Info: 
530/878-7223. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - K-B 
Promotions, Night Race, Sacramento 
Raceway, Sacramento. Info: 916/682- 
6123. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - SSC MX 
Racing, Rnd 8, Night Race, Castaic Lake 
MX, Castaic. Info: 805/294-0020. 


MICHIGAN MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night 
Race, Milan Cycle City, Milan. Info: 
734/433-7735 or 734/241-1600. 


OHIO SHORT TRACK - Lawrenceburg 
Motorcycle Speedway, Semi-Pro, Night 
Race, Dearborn County Fairgrounds. 
Info: 513/662-7759 or 812/537-5299. 


Sept 26-27 

ARIZONA DUAL SPORT - AMA, Desert 
Motorcycle Promotions, Prescott N.F., 
Prescott Valley. Info: 602/467-0759 or 
DESERTMC1 @aol.com. 


* TENNESSEE MOTOCROSS - Victory 
Sports Racing, AMA, Serious Racewear 
Mega Series, Dollywood Express MX, 
Sevierville. Info: 423/323-5497 or 
www.victory-sports.com. 


Sat, Sept 26 


CALIFORNIA DIRT TRACK - Outlaw Dirt 
Tracker Club, AMA, Barona Speedway, 
San Diego. info: 619/427-0979 or 
vikoutlaw @aol.com. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Los 
Angeles County Raceway, CRC, 
Palmdale. Info; 805/272-8889. 


CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY - International 
Speedway, Season Finale, Orange 
County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa. info: 
714/492-9933. 








CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMMC, 
Rnd 15, Barona Oaks. Info: — 
8252. 


* DELAWARE SHORT TRACK - 
Delaware Motorsports Inc., Seaford 
Speedway, Seaford. Info: 302/422-866 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - Over T 
Hill Gang Motocross, Glen Helen, RE 
Track, San Bernardino. Info: 714/680- 
8643. 


ILLINOIS DIRT TRACK - Half Mile Dirt 
Track, Prarie Thunder MC, AMA & Dist 
37-sanctioned, Menard County 
Fairgrounds. Info: 217/632-3857. __ 
INDIANA MOTOCROSS - Dash For = 
Cash, Steeltown Motocross Park, 
Chrisney. Info: 888/957-RACE or 
812/925-8850. 


LOUISIANA SPEEDWAY - Possum Со 
International ‚ Mossbiuff. Info 
318/855-2401 or 318/855-1978, 


NEW YORK SUPERCROSS - NYS 
Supercross, Night Thunder Series, 
Hamburg. Info: 716/625-8720. 


* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Broome-Tioga Sports Center Inc., 

АНАМА Vintage Motocross & Vet . . 
Championships, Binghamton. Info: ` 
607/849-4438. 
NORTH CAROLINA MOTOCROSS : 
East Bend Motocross, AMA, District 2€ 
East Bend. Info: 336/699-3629. 


OHIO MOTOCROSS - MRA, Night Rac 
Delta Raceway, Delta. Info: 419/822-30 
or 734/241-1600. 


* OKLAHOMA MOTOCROSS - Golde 
Cup Challenge MX, Pro-Am Sports Inc 
Motorcycle Raceway, Oklahoma City. 
Info: 405/737-2468. 


* PENNSYLVANIA SHORT TRACK - 
AMA, Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover. 
Info: 717/359-4310. 


* TENNESEE ARENACROSS - KTMXA 
Paris Dirt Tracker Inc., Rnd 4, 8th annu 
Tennessee State Arenacross 
Championship, Henry County 
Fairgrounds, Paris. Info: 901/642-3078 
642-0511. 


VIRGINIA MOTOCROSS - Powerline 
Motocross Playground, Floyd County, 
Willis. Info: 540/789-7260 or 540/789- 
7640. 


WASHINGTON SHORT TRACK - / 
District 27, Dirt Track Series, Rainier. 
Info: 425/745-4010. 


apt 27 


CALIFORNIA GRAND PRIX - SRA GP, 
Glen Helen, San Bernardino. info: 
714/957-2985. 


CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - CMMC, . 
Rnd 16, Barona Oaks. Info: 760/752- ` 
8252. 


* CALIFORNIA MOTOCROSS - 
Phillipsville Motocross, 3170 Hwy. 254, 
Phillipsville, CA. Info: 707/943-3029. 


CALIFORNIA RIDE FOR KIDS - Pediat 
Brain Tumor Foundation, Ca-Expo, ` 
Sacramento. Info: 510/724-8586 or 
chucklin @ix.netcom.com. 


CANADA MOTOCROSS - Erie Ramble 
MC, Wheatley, Ontario. Info: 734/241- 
1600 or www.racemra.com. 


* COLORADO MOTOCROSS - SRAC, 
22nd round of the MX Series, Wild Rat 
Raceway, Colorado Springs. Info: 
303/988-7722 or 303/989-7436. 


* FLORIDA ROAD RACE - CCS, Moros 
Motorsports Park, West Palm Beach. 
Info: 561/793-3394. 


* IOWA MOTOCROSS - Motocross 
Kingdom Inc., District 22, Des Moines. 
Info: 515/285-6910. 


* MISSISSIPPI MOTOCROSS - MX 886 
Fall Championships, Pontotoc. Info: 
601/489-8316. 


* NEVADA MOTOCROSS - Las Vegas 
Motocross Club, Las Vegas Motor 
Speedway, Las Vegas. Info: 702/565- 
7876 or www.vegasmotocross.com. 


NEW MEXICO MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
High Desert Racing Club, Aztec. Info: 
970/533-9747 or 505/325-4195. 


NEW YORK HARE SCRAMBLES - 
Western New York Off-Road Associatic 
South Tier MC, Webb Mills. info: 
607/962-2961. 


* NEW YORK MOTOCROSS - AMA, 
Broome-Tioga Sports Center Inc., 16th 
annual Kawasaki Team Green/Pirelli 
Tires, New York State Motocross 
Championships, Binghamton. Info: 
607/849-4438. 





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ATZUTO SAKATA 
00cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 
fter 9 of 15 rounds): 









ROAD RACING 






. Mick Doohan (Hon), Australia (160/3 wins) 
. Max Biaggi (Hon), Italy (148/1 win) 
. Alex Criville (Hon), Spain (142/2 wins) 

. Carlos Checa (Hon), Spain (106/1 win) 

op Simon Crafar (Yam), New Zealand (75/1 win) 

. "Alex Barros (Hon), Brazil (71) 
Nobuatsu Aoki (Suz), Japan (71) 

, Norick Abe (Yam), Japan (67) 

. Regis Laconi (Yam), France (48) 

0; John Kocinski (Hon), Modesto, CA (43) 
50cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

After 9 of 15 rounds): 

. Tetsuya Harada (Apr), Japan (149/4 wins) 
Loris Capirossi (Apr), Italy (128/2 wins) 
Valentino Rossi (Apr), Italy (101/1 wins) 

. Tohru Ukawa (Hon), Japan (86) 
i. Haruchika Aoki (Hon), Japan (75) 
p. -Jeremy McWilliams (Hon), England (64) 

. Stefano Perugini (Hon), Italy (61) 
Takeshi Tsujimura (Yam), Japan (61) 

)... Olivier Jacque (Hon), France (56) 
Luis d'Antin (Yam), Spain (56) 

25cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

After 9 of 15 rounds): 

. Kazuto Sakata (Apr), Japan (165/4 wins) 
?. Tomomi Manako (Hon), Japan (122/1 win) 
3. Marco Melandri (Hon), Italy (113/1 win) 
Lucio Cecchinello (Hon), Italy (76/1 win) 
ñ. Masaki Tokudome (Apr), Japan (75) 
5. Mirko Giansanti (Hon), Italy (66) 
7. Masao Azuma (Hon), Japan (65) 
9. Frederic Petit (Hon), France (61) 
0. Gianluigi Scalvini (Hon), Italy (55) 
0, Youichi Ui (Yam), Japan (54) 

ORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

After 9 of 14 rounds): 

. Troy Corser (Duc), Australia (275.5/2 wins) 
2. Aaron Slight (Hon), New Zealand (245/3 wins) 
3. Carl Fogarty (Duc), England (241.5/2 wins) 
£. Colin Edwards II (hun), Conroe, TX (233.5/3 wins) 
5. Pier-Francesco Chili (Duc), Italy (228.5/4 wins) 

. Noriyuki Haga (Yam), Japan (206/4 wins) 
y. Akira Yanagawa (Kaw), Japan (132) 
В. Jamie Whitham (Suz), England (129) 
9, Peter Goddard (Suz), Australia (110) 

0. Scott Russell (Yam), Alpharetta, Georgia (99.5) 
AMA/MBNA SUPERBIKE NATIONAL C'SHIP SERIES 
After 11 of 14 rounds): 

. Doug Chandler (Kaw), Salinas, CA (298) 
2. Ben Bostrom (Hon), Granada Hills, CA (296) 
3. Mat Mladin (Suz), Australia (260) 
4. Jamie Hacking (Yam), Spartanburg, SC (250) 
5. Anthony Gobert (Duc), Australia (249/3 wins) 
6. Richard Oliver (Yam), Fresno, CA (237) 

. Miguel DuHamel (Hon), Canada (236/4 wins) 





8. Tom Kipp (Duc), Chardon, OH (230) 
9. Aaron Yates (Suz), Milledgeville, GA (226/2 wins) 
10. Steve Crevier (Suz), Canada (208) 


AMA/PRO HONDA OILS 600cc SUPERSPORT SERIES 
(After 11 of 14 rounds): 


1. Steve Crevier (Suz), Canada (318/1 win) 
2. Doug Chandler (Kaw), Salinas, CA (300/6 wins) 
3. Ben Bostrom (Hon), Granada Hills, CA (292/1 win) 
4. Eric Bostrom (Hon), Granada Hills, CA (278) 
5. Nicky Hayden (Suz), Owensboro, KY (257/1 win) 
6. Tommy Hayden (Kaw), Owensboro, KY (248) 
7. Jason Pridmore (Suz), Ventura, CA (235) 
8. Steve Rapp (Suz), Lafayette, CA (230) 
9. Lary Pegram (Suz), Baltimore, OH (209) 
10. Miguel DuHame! (Hon), Canada (198/1 win) 


AMA/TEAMLINE 750cc SUPERSPORT SERIES 
(After 10 of 13 rounds): 


1. Steve Rapp (Suz), Lafayette, CA (295/2 wins) 
2. Richard Alexander Jr. (Suz), Carmel, NY (283/1 win) 
3. James Randoiph (Suz), Santa Rosa, CA (244) 

Mario DuHamel (Suz), Canada (244) 
5. Jason Pridmore (Suz), Ventura, СА (223/4 wins) 
6. Раш Harrell (Suz), Canyon Country, CA (205) 
7. Nicky Hayden (Suz), Owensboro, KY (197/3 wins) 
8. Jimmy Moore (Suz), Eugene, OR (187) 
9. Dale Keiffer (Suz), Las Vegas, NV (168) 
10. John Jacobi (Suz), Bloomington, IN (161) 


AMAJELF FUELS 250cc GRAND PRIX C'SHIP SERIES 

(After 10 of 13 rounds): 

1. Roland Sands (Yam), Long Beach, CA (333/5 wins) 

2. Kurtis Roberts (Hon), Turlock, CA (286/1 win) 
Chuck Sorensen (Yam), Discovery Вау, CA (286/3 wins) 


4, Randy Renfrow (Hon), Fredericksburg, VA (236) 
5. Bobby Keith (Hon), Redwood City, CA (212) 
6. Geep Terranova (Yam), San Jose, CA (192) 
7. Greg Esser (Yam), Pompano Beach, FL (188) 
8. Takahito Mori (Hon), Japan (178/1 win) 

Jeffrey Vos (Hon), Holland, MI (178) 


10. Mark Foster (Yam), San Juan Capistrano, CA (177) 


AMA PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE PRO THUNDER SERIES 
(After 10 of 13 rounds): 


1. Раш Harrell (Tri), Canyon Country, CA (304/1 win) 
2. Shawn Higbee (Bue), Waterford, WI (293/3 wins) 
3. Curtis Adams (Tri), Whittier, CA (288/6 wins) 
4, Michael Gage (Tri), Baldwin Place, NY (221) 
5, James Lickwar (Tri), San Francisco, CA (182) 
6. Shawn Conrad (Tri), Sheboygan Falls, WI (177) 
7. Robert Gonzales (Duc), Tucson, AZ (157) 
8. David Hull (Duc), Mesa, AZ (154) 
9. Mark Miller (Bue), Long Beach, CA (122) 


10. Thomas Tucciarone (Duc), San Francisco, CA (116) 


AMA/PIRELLI FORMULA XTREME SERIES 

(After 9 of 12 rounds): 

1. Enc Bostrom (Hon), Granada Hills, CA (296/8 wins) 
2. Tripp Nobles IIl (Hon), Macon, GA (256/1 win) 
3. Mark Miller (Yam), Long Beach, CA (225) 
4, Michael Taylor (Kaw), Canada (201) 
5. Dean Mizdal (Suz), Huntington Beach, CA (191) 
6. Mario DuHamel (Suz), Canada (148) 
7. Tray Batey (Suz), Gallatin, TN (142) 
8. Chris Voelker (Hon), Bradley, CA (129) 
9 Curtis Adams (Yam), Whittier, CA (118) 
10. Mike Sullivan (Suz), Centralia, WA (97) 
500сс WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

(After 11 of 12 rounds): 

1. Joel Smets (Hbg), Belgium (367/5 wins) 
2. Darryl King (Hus), New Zealand (308/1 win) 
3, Peter Johansson (Yam), Sweden (233) 
4, Andrea Bartolini (Yam), Italy (225/3 wins) 
5. Bernd Eckenbach (Hus), Germany (198/1 win) 
6. Rob Herring (Hon), England (184) 
7. Gert-Jan Van Doom (Hon), Netherlands (183) 
8. Shayne King (КТМ), New Zealand (164) 
9, Erwin Machtlinger (Hon), Germany (143) 
10. Johan Boonen (KTM), Belgium (111) 


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250cc WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

(After 12 of 16 rounds): 

1. Sebastien Tortelli (Kaw), France (421/5 wins) 
2. Stefan Everts (Hon), Belgium (417/6 wins) 
3. Pit Beirer (Hon), Germany (290/1 win) 
4. Frederic Bolley (Hon), France (232) 
5. Мас Bervoets (Suz), Belgium (207) 
6. Tallon Vohland (Yam), Sacramento, CA (201) 
7. Jocke Karlsson (Hon), Sweden (180) 
8. Mickael Maschio (Yam), France (175) 
9, Leon Giesbers (KTM), Holland (118) 
10. Yves Demaria, (Kaw), France (117) 





KEVIN WINDHAM 
12566 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 
(After 10 of 11 rounds): 
1. Alessio Chiodi (Hus), Кају (305/5 wins) 
2. David Vuillemin (Yam), France (286/4 wins) 
3. Alessandro Puzar (TM), Italy (047 win) 
4, Claudio Federici (Yam), Italy (195) 
5. Carl Nunn (Yam), England (141) 
6. Luigi Seguy (Hon), France (140) 
7. Alessandro Belometti (Yam), Italy (119) 
8, Brian Jorgensen (Suz), Denmark (118) 
9. James Dobb (Hon), England (108). 
10. Erik Camerlengo (TM) Italy (99) 
AMA/MAZDA 250cc NATIONAL C'SHIP MX SERIES 
(After 9 of 12 rounds): 
1. Doug Henry (Yam), Oxford, CT (361/3 wins) 
2. Greg Albertyn (Suz), South Africa (308) 
3. Ezra Lusk (Hon), Bainbridge, GA (306/1 win) 
4. Mickael Pichon (Suz), France (303/1 win) 
Jeff Emig (Kaw), Riverside, CA (303/3 wins) 
6. Mike LaRocco (Hon), South Bend, IN (278) 
7. Kevin Windham (Yam), Baton Rouge, LA (243) 
8. Larry Ward (Suz), Florence, SC ‚ (225) 
9. Jean-Sebastien Roy (Kaw), Canada (153) 
10. Jeremy McGrath (Yam), Canyon Lake, CA (1211 win) 


AMA/MAZDA 125cc NATIONAL C'SHIP MX SERIES 
(After 9 of 12 rounds): 


1. Ricky Carmichael (Kaw), Havana, FL (407/7 wins) 
2. John Dowd (Yam), Chicopee, MA (352/1 win) 
3. Casey Johnson (Kaw), Murrieta, CA (296) 
4. Mike Brown (Hon), Piney Flats, TN (258) 
5. Jimmy Button (Yam), Scottsdale, AZ (239) 

Robbie Reynard (Suz), Norman, OK (239) 
7. Tim Ferry (Yam), Largo, FL (190) 
8. Scott Sheak (Hon), Germantown, NY (185) 
9, Nicholas Wey (Kaw), Dewitt, MI (170) 
10. Stephane Roncada (Hon), France (167) 


TOYOTA/PARTS UNLIMITED AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES 
(After 16 of 16 rounds): 
1. Jeremy McGrath (Yam), Canyon Lake, CA (322/7 wins) 


2. Ezra Lusk (Hon), Bainbridge, GA (271/4 wins) 
3. Lamy Ward (Suz), Florence, SC (240/1 win) 
4, Kevin Windham (Yam), Baton Rouge, LA (238/2 wins) 
5. Mike LaRocco (Hon), South Bend, IN (230) 
6. Mickael Pichon (Suz), France (216) 
7. Doug Henry (Yam), Oxford, CT (213) 
8. Jimmy Button (Yam), Scottsdale, AZ (175) 
9, Mike Craig (Hon), Lakeside, CA (174) 
10. Ryan Hughes (Kaw), Temecula, CA (159) 








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AMA EASTERN REGIONAL 125cc SUPERCROSS SERIES 


(After 8 of 8 rounds): 

1. Ricky Carmichael (Kaw), Havana, FL (200/8 wins) 
2. Robbie Reynard (Suz), Norman, OK (143) 
3. Brock Sellards (Hon), New Philadelphia, OH (133) 
4. Casey Lytle (Hon), Santa Clarita, CA (114) 
5. Shae Bentley (Kaw), Ellenwood, GA (86) 
6. Tony Lorusso (Suz), East Hartford, CT (78) 
7. James Povolny Jr. (KTM), Mendota Heights, MN (70) 
8. Jim Neese (KTM), Greensboro, NC (69) 
9. Robbie Skaggs (Yam), Lawrence, KS (66) 
10. Corey Keeney (Yam), Oakdale, MN (63) 


AMA WESTERN REGIONAL 125cc SUPERCROSS SERIES 
(After 7 of 7 rounds): 


1. John Dowd (Yam), Chicopee, MA (159/3 wins) 
2. David Vuillemin (Yam), France (147/3 wins) 
3. Stephane Roncada (Hon), France (145/1 win) 
4. Nathan Ramsey (Kaw), Hixon, TX (111) 
5. David Pingree (Hon), Menifee, CA (93) 
6. Greg Schnell (Yam), Rancho Cucamonga, CA (84) 
7. Michael Brandes (Suz), Quail Valley, CA (72) 

Jason MeCormick (Hon), Vancouver, WA (72) 
9. Travis Preston (Suz), Hesperia, CA (68) 
10. Jeff Willoh (Suz), Glendale, CA (67) 








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CHRIS CARR 

AMA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 

(After 12 of 19 rounds): 

1. Rich King (Hon), Dysart, ІА (185/2 wins) 
2. Chris Carr (H-D), Fleetwood, PA (176/2) 
3. Scott Parker (H-D), Swartz Creek, MI (174/4 wins) 
4. Will Davis (H-D), Goldsboro, NC (160/2 wins) 
5. Jay Springsteen (H-D), Lapeer, MI (100) 
6.. Steve Morehead (H-D), Findlay, OH (97) 
7. Joe Kopp (H-D), Mica, WA (95) 
8. Bryan Bigelow (H-D), Au Gres, MI (84) 
9. George Roeder II (H-D), Monroeville, OH (83/1 win) 
10. Kevin Varnes (H-D), Euless, Texas 81 


Mike Hacker (H-D), Prince George, Virginia (81) 


H-D SPORTSTER PERFORMANCE SERIES 

(After 7 of 13 rounds): 

1. Jess Roeder, Monroeville, OH (135/3 wins) 
2. Mike Hacker, Prince George, WA (99) 
3. David Camlin, Rock Island, IL (91/2 wins) 
4. Shaun Russell, San Jose, CA (90) 
5. Scott Stump, Langhorne, PA (87) 
6. Gary Rogers, San Jose, CA (81) 
7. Billy Martin, Stockton, CA (72) 
8. Brian Kromroy, Madison, WI (71) 
9. Tim Eades, Petersburg, VA (53) 
10. Willie McCoy, Richardson, TX (50) 


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AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HARE & HOUND SERIES 


(After 4 of 7 rounds); 
1. Ty Davis (Yam), Hesperia, CA (110/2 wins) 
2. Destry Abbott (Kaw), Peoria, AZ (69/1 win) 















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4. Dave Ondas (Kaw), Trabuco Canyon, CA (50) 
5. Brian Brown (Kaw), Nampa, ID (48/1 win) 

Steve Hengeveld (Kaw), Oak Hills, CA (48) 
7. Doug Chiapuzio (Kaw), Camarillo, CA (42) 
8. Dan Richardson (Kaw), Fountain Valley, CA (41) 
9. Oakley Lehman (Kaw), Sunland, CA (38) 
10. Donnie Book (Yam), Gypsum, CO (36) 


PAUL EDMONDSON 


AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES 
(After 5 of 9 rounds): 
1. Doug Blackwell (Yam), Parkersburg, WV (115/3 wins) 
2. Brian Garrahan (KTM), Boulder Creek, CA (97/1 win) 
3. Mike Lafferty (KTM), Millville, NJ (79) 
4, Patrick Garrahan (KTM), Boulder Creek, CA (75) 
5. Dave Flashberger (Hon), Pleasanton, CA (36) 
6. dosh McLevy (Hon), Fairfield, CT (35) 
Blair Bersano (Кам), Pinconning, МІ (35) 
8. Luca Tussardi (Kaw), Italy (32) 
9. Sean Wilson, Maple Valley, WA (31) 
10. Fred Andrews (Kaw), Salem, OH (30/1 win) 
AMA GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES 
(After 7 of 13 rounds): ` 
1. Rodney Smith (Suz), Oakley, CA (139/2 wins) 
2. Fred Andrews (Kaw), Salem, OH (112/2 wins) 
3. Steve Hatch (Suz), Ithaca, NY (107/1 win) 
4. Scott Summers (Hon), Petersburg, KY (98/2 wins) 
5. Jim Jarrett (Kaw), Minerva, OH (78) 
6. Randy Hawkins (Yam), Travelers Rest, SC (76) 
7. Barry Hawk Jr. (Yam), Uniontown, PA (75) 
8. Brian Keegan (Kaw), Washington, PA (61) 
9. Scott McLaughlin (Yam), Sedro Woolley, WA (57) 
10. Robbie Jenks (Yam), New Straitsville (54) 
AMA ACERBIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
ENDURO SERIES 
(After 9 of 10 rounds): 
1. Michael Lafferty (KTM), Millville, NJ (237/5 wins) 


2. Patrick Garrahan (KTM), Boulder Creek, CA (118) 
3. Randy Hawkins (Yam), Travelers Rest, SC (117/1 win) 
4. Doug Blackwell (Yam), Parkersburg, ММ (112/1 win) 
5. Malt Stavish (Hon), Blaine, MN (96) 
6. Ty Davis (Yam), Hesperia, CA (81/2 wins) 
7. Jason Dahners (Hbg), Redmond, WA (70) 
8. Destry Abbott (Kaw), Peoria, Arizona (54) 
9 Fred Hoess, (Suz) Stanhope, NJ (50) 
10. Robbie Jenks (Yam), New Straitsville, OH (40) 
AMA/NATC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 

TRIALS SERIES 

(After 7 of 10 rounds]: 

1. Geoff Aaron (Bel), Alpine, CA (182/3 wins) 
2. Raymond Peters (G-G), Beaver Dams, NY (158/1 win) 
3. RyonBell (Mon), Canada (156) 
4, Dennis Sweeten (Mon), Oregon City, OR (104) 
5. Matt Moore (Mon), Sapulpa, OK (100) 
6. Michael Bryant (Bet), Bulington, CT (95) 
7. Chris Bardell (G-G), Millerstown, PA (85) 
8, Jess Kempkes (G-G), Lincoln, NE (84/1 win) 
9. Travis Fox (G-G), Montoursville, PA (80) 
10. Brian Capper (G-G), Ansonia, CT (68) 





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(#77) 1989 International 6-Day Enduro 
(#1580) 1996 Bike GP 125/250 Series Review wi great action, on-board cameras, chat and TT "color" in one big The 64th Annua! ISDE from Walidum, West Germany. 60 minutes 





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(#1604) 1997 Isle of Man TT (#95) Paris To Dakar 19869 


Seeing this series unfold is riveting...watch in awe as the big guns - 
Smets, King, and Nicoll - charge across your Screen through every 
world round. 90 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(#2105) 1997 World 250cc MX Series Review 


Everts, Tortelli & Bervoets lead the way through a nail-biting series 
that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Includes excellent 
commentary. 90 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(#2104) 1997 World 125cc MX Series Review 
19975 rivalry between Chiodi & Puzar led to some great battles 
across mud & sand around the world. Features every round. 90 


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A unique insight into the Kenny Roberts Training Camp in Barcelona, 
A review of the 1990 Camal Pro Series Championship, as Scott Spain where he and Randy Mamola discuss the benefits of passing 
A profile of the racing career of legendary Phil Read. 70 minutes from Parker and Chris Carr dueled all year for the title. 60 minutes from their experience on to the school's participants. 65 minutes trom 
Motovideo. 329-96 White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 Missing Lenk Video. $34.95 White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(4325H) Bar to Bar (41540) Cutting Edge Bikes 
Jeff Emig swipes the #1 plate away from Jeremy McGrath. See the Former racer Mat Oxley tests the championship GP machines of '94 К СУ oO 33. FREE RIDING 
best talent on the planet go bar to bar in this review of the entire 1997 


including Mick Doohan's 500cc Honda, Biaggi's 250cc Aprilia, and > . 
АМА Supercross Series. Great behind-the-scenes footage and Sakata's 125cc factory Aprilia. 72 minutes from White Star/Duke (#118) Enduring Memories 
intense racing, one of the best Supercross Series ever! 70 minutes Video. $34.95 Original narrated footage o! classic enduro competitions, including the 


from X-Factor. $19.95 





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(410) Crusty Demons of Dirt 


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(106A) 50 Years of Daytona 

400,000 enthusiasts descended on Daytona for the 1991 50th 
anniversary of Bike Week. See the "Main Street” & Harley scene from 
the biggest year ever. 60 minutes produced by Panacom from 


(#213) The Roads of Colorado 

Actual footage of selected roads and points of interest throughout 
Colorado. This video makes an ideal tool for anyone planning a 
motorcycle trip through the Rockies. 90 minutes from L&M 


(#1293) Postcard from Daytona 

Join the millions who make this the world's biggest & most colorful 
Hog party. Cruise Main Street and Daytona Beach & check out 
demolition derbies, stunt demos, and sunburned tourists...everything 
that happened away from the racetracks during Bike Week '96. 61 
minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


1962 & 1964 Jack Pine Enduro, and the 1959 Greenhorn Enduro 
` “ISLE of MAN TT” sy This video illustrates how the bikes changed the sport in just five 





(#1070) History of the Isle of Man TT 


A unique and definitive 3-part video history of the world's most famous 
motorcycle races, specially commissioned from David Wood, whose 
archive material is simply unsurpassed. Every Senior race winner is 
featured and there is action footage from the very first races and every 
event from 1920 to 1996. А 3-tape collection every TT fan will cherish 
for years to come, (Part 1: The Early Years 1907-39; Part 2: The 
Championship Years 1947-76; Part 3: From Strength to Strength 
1977-96). 216 minutes total, from White Star/Duke Video. $69.95 


($1002) TT Tribute 


Rare footage and a must for Mike Hailwood fans, "Diamond Senior '67" 
was one of the most thrilling TT races ever, with Hailwood on the ill- 
handling Honda 4 vs the Agostini. "Winning Formula 79" covers 
Haitwood's 14th TT win, 60 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(#1055) Golden Mountain 


Two memorable Hailwood years on one video. 1961 was a wonderful 
record of his stunning TT Jubilee Year debut. the 1963 Senior TT 
cast Hailwood vs. Hartle & Read in the last glory days of Norton, 
Matchless, AJS...52 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


years. 45 minutes from Missing Lenk Video. $34.95 


(#1007) Against the Odds: Jarno Saarinen 
The only film made in the ‘70s which chronicled the short, dazzling 
career of one of the most talented motorcycle racers of all time. 75 
minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


($1027) Multi-Cylinder Magic 

MV Agustas, Benellis & the Honda-6, back on the tracks of Europe in 
‘95 with the men who made them famous. A real treat for the eyes 
and ears! 70 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(41602) TT Classic Magic 

A nostalgic celebration of classic TT sights and sounds. Includes 
highlights of Moto Guzzi's 75th anniversary gathering, the '96 Classic 
Parade, VMCC rallies, club meets and unique on-classic-bike camera 
footage. 85 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(#1258) Classic Superprix ‘89 

Jon Surtees, Taveri, Minter & Marshall at the largest gathering of ex- 
works GP bikes since the ‘50s - MV's, Gilera, the supercharged ‘39 
AJS V-4 & Porcupine and the only running Honda-6 & Norton 
Cosworth! 52 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


The original out-of-control freestyle video! Jam-packed with free 
nding, jumping, and aerial insanity all set to a hard rocking 
soundtrack. Includes one of the most talked-about video scenes ever 
Seth Enslow's huge dune crash. Includes action with Jeff Emig, 
Jaremy McGrath, Ryan Hughes, Mike Metzger, Phil Lawrence, Larry 
Roeseler and more. (This is the "edited" version)...30 minutes. A 
Flesh Wound Film distributed by Fox Video. $29.95 


(410A) Crusty Demons of Dirt: 2 


This sequel is loaded with hardcore riding, jumping, and aerial 
insanity, all set to a skate/rock soundtrack. Watch these riders go 
off!...Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, Seth Enslow, Mike Metzger, Ryan 
Hughes, Joel Albrecht, Mike Healey and more. Locations include 
California, Oregon, South Africa, Nambia and Mexico. 40 minutes, A 
Flesh Wound Film distributed by Fox Video. $29.95 


(#10B) Crusty Demons of Dirt: 3 

Fleshwound Films releases the ‘97 edition of the title that launched a 
thousand freestyle videos. Includes footage of Pestrana, Dymond, 
Seth Ensiow, Hughes, Lawrence, Metzger, Stephenson, Goodman, 
Linkogle, Deegan, Rusty Setzer and Bubba, all with insane great 
stunts. Filmed around the world including Brazil, Florida and 
Califomia. 35 minutes from Fox Video. $24.95 





(#58) Sick Air 
Get sick with "Sick Air!" Follow moto-maniacs Brian Manley, Rich 
Taylor, Phil Lawrence and others in search of the ultimate motocross 
adventure. Но! new music from Purple Bosco, Razed in Black, 
Bracket is your backdrop to the sickest footage ever assembied on 
one video. 30 minutes from Motovideo. $24.95 

(#59) Get Off! 

A high-energy compilation of all the best crashes from the Motovideo 
archives. Includes many never before seen "get-offs" that are truly 
incredible. Original killer soundtrack by Strung Out, Snuff, Wizo, Lag 
Wagon, and Bracket. 30 minutes from Motovideo. $24.95 


(461A) Throttle Junkies 

Join Damon Huffman, Mike Metzger, Mike Brandes, Craig Johnson, 
Brian Deegan, Nathan Fletcher and Larry Linkogle as they jam the carb 
needle to full tilt all over California. 30 minutes from Motovideo. $24.95 
(462) WhatUp! 

The new generation video from Full Throttle Production that brings out 
insane aerial maneuvers by featured riders Ty Davis, Jeff Emig, 
Damon Bradshaw, Mike Craig, Damon Huffman, Ryan Hughes, Kyle 
Lewis, Phil Lawrence, Marty Smith, Rich Taylor, Ray Sommo, Nathan 
Fletcher, and introducing "Turtle." Original soundtrack by Royal 
Crown Review, Crux, Voo Doo Glow Skulls, MXPX, No Fun At All, 
Malfunction, Youth Brigade, NO FX, Pennywise, and Rancid. 30 
minutes from Motovideo. $29.95 


($63) Motocross Wipeout 

Hundreds о! gnarly crashes featuring slow-motion replays with a 
music video tormat. Footage from motocross and supercross events 
around the country. 60 minutes from Motovideo. $19.95 


(#85) Gary Rothwell: Showtime 

Gary Rothwell brings you the ultimate superbike stunt experience on 
this “official” video. Packed with high-speed wheelies, donuts, 
stoppies and includes Rothwell's 143MPH ‘Ski’ Record run skidding 
behind the bike on his feet. !f you've ever seen Rothwell perform, this 
is a “must-have” tape. 30 minutes from X-Factor, $29.95 


(#120) Terrafirma 


The original big air freestyle Fox video featuring wild antics by Doug 
Henry, Ezra Lusk, Robbie Reynard, Ricky Carmichael, Travis 
Pastrana, James Stewart, and the King of Rock n' Roll, Soundtrack 
by Pennywise, Alice in Chains, Lucy's Fur Coat, Future Sounds of 
London and Soundbox. 35 minutes from Fox Video. $24.95 


(#120A) Terrafirma2 
Incredible footage of Jeremy McGrath, Doug Henry, Steve Lamson, 
Robbie Reynard, Mike Metzger, John Dowd, Ezra Lusk, Ricky 
Carmichael, Pedro Gonzalez, and the late Donny Schmit. Soundtrack 
by Mad Season, Face to Face, Corrosion, Pennywise, and Sprung 
Monkey. 45 minutes from Fox Video. $29.95 


(#120B) Terrafirma 3 


Terrafirma is everything you'd expect in this series and MORE! More 
locations, riders and insanity! Filmed in France, Australia, Oregon, 
Utah, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, you'll see all the big names in 
motocross: Jeremy McGrath, Lamson, Metzger, Danny Ham, Dowd, 
Lee Hogan, Windham, Henry, Bradshaw, Ricky Carmichael. Over 30 
minutes trom Fox Video. $29.95 


(#120C) Terrafirma 4 

Produced:by renowned snowboard filmmaker Mike Hatchet, filmed at 
secret locations in Chile and Canada. Other sites include Montana, 
Washington, Las Vegas, Souther California, Florida and the Bay 
Area, Riders include: McGrath, Metzger, Lusk, Windham, Torronteras, 
Carey Hart, Guy Perrette, lan Pauluk, Brian McGavrin, and Andy 
Bowyer. Music by Testament, MD. 45, and Primus, 35 minutes from 
Fox Video. $29.95 


(#121) FLY 

Check out this spring’ 96 release from Fox...featuring Fox stars Jeremy 
McGrath, Damon Bradshaw, Mike Metzger, Doug Henry, John Dowd, 
Kevin Windham, and Serge Guidetty, pulling off incredible aerial 
maneuvers at places like the Paris and Anaheim Supercrosses, Glamis 
Dunes, Secret Honda Test Tracks, White Sands, Ocotillo Wells and 
Gatorback. Music by Single Gun Theory, Eric B. & Rakim, Sprung 
Monkey, SNFU, NoFX, and Shelter. 35 minutes from Fox Video, $29.95 


(4122) Air Raid 

The first and foremost ragin' hardcore footage in motocross, 
snowboard, wakeboard, ВМХ and surting ever compiled in one video. 
Air Raid is a jam-packed assault of free riding, tube rides, jumping, 
crashing, and dogfights, with an awesome soundtrack. 35 minutes 
from Fox Video. $29.95 


(#123) Jeremy McGrath / Steel Roots 

Highlights McGrath's incredible freestyle ability and his lifestyle as he 
shreds his way around the US throughout 1997. Insider look at 
candid and fun clips of McGrath, along with buds Jimmy Button, Mike 
Metzger, Guy Cooper, Grayson Goodman and Ryan Hughes. 35 
minutes from Fox Video. $24.95 

(#130) Performance Bikes: Video Nasty 
Britain's biggest motorcycle magazine goes to video with a variety of 
Sick, stupid, funny and dangerous ways of testing the fastest 
sportbikes on the continent. Features include viewer's crash videos, 
stuntmasters Gary Rothwell performing on his superbike, trials ace 
Jason Finn, group tests of 900 and 600 superbikes, the '96 Frenzy 
event, and more extreme superbike wheelies and stoppies than 
should be allowed on any pavement tape. 55 minutes from X-Factor. 
$29.95 

(4131) Disturbing the Peace 

SMP presents a film by Pat Solomon which includes Seth Enslow, Jeff 
Emig, Brian Manley, Mike Jones, Larry Linkogle, Tim Ferry, Anthony 
Pocorobba and more, with a bizarre claymation series of scenes 
throughout. Soundtrack includes Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Religion, 
NOFX, Sublime and more. 35 minutes from X-Factor. $29.95 


(4132) Moto-XXX 

The debut video from Quick Fix Films featuring Mike Metzger, Kyle 
Lewis, Tommy Clowers, Brian Deegan, Jeff Emig and a whole cast of 
sick monkeys. Music by Lagwagon, Snuff, Good Riddance, NOFX, 
Strungout and more. Contains some explicit language and situations. 
30 minutes by Quick Fix Films тот X-Factor. $29.95 


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(#132A) Moto-XXX 2: Hellraisers 

Quick Fix Films presents the sequel to the original Moto-xXx...living up 
to its image, this one's even more crazy than the first. Riders include 
Swink, Huffman, Taylor, Pichon, Willoh, Linkogle, Roncada, Pingree, 
Ramsey, and more. 32 minutes from X-Factor. $29.95 


(#133) Horizontal 

The first ali-Aussie freestyle video features top Oz riders blasting dirt 
and sand dunes & getting massive air; also includes some watercraft 
and karting lootage. Soundtrack includes tope Aussie bands. 32 
minutes from X-Factor. $29.95 


(4133A) Horizontal 2 

The upside-down, sideways and hangin’ out MX freestyle sequel from 
Down Under. Check out the Aussie Thumper Nat'ls., Jet Ski action, 
Shane Watts, Manjimup, Oz Supercross and more. Filmed in 
Westem Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and 
South Australia regions. 40 minutes from X-Factor. $29.95 


($134) Organ Donors 

Variety mixed with insanity is the theme of this video...Freestyle 
motocross, big wave watercraft action, snowmobiles blasting giant 
snow "dunes" in Alaska, big air on quads, trials tricks, and more. 40 
minutes by Pat Solomon for Fusion Films, from X-Factor. $29.95 


(#136) Quatros Locos 

Remember what the original Crusty video did for tree riding? This is 
the video that will do the same for quads. Until you see it, you have 
no idea what these guys can do. Filmed throughout the USA and in 
England and Thailand, you'll never dis these guys again. 30 minules 
from X-Factor. $29.95 


(#137) Sandtraxx #3 
Nothin’ but sand and quad ATV's in this look at the SoCal dune 
culture. 47 minutes from X-Factor. $24.95 


(#142) Full Power Trip 

THOR Racing's benchmark 1997 video by Fusion Films, featuring 
Ryan Hughes, Larry Roeseler, Jeff Emig, Taylor, Antunez, Lewis, 
Willoh, Amaradio, Torronteras and more, filmed in Japan, Hawaii, 
Mexico, and downtown LA. 30 minutes from X-Factor Video. $24.95 


(#147B) Mud, Sweat & Gears 


Wall to wall action with flying mud, endos, loop-outs, and crashes. 
Footage from Ohio's Treaty City Peace Pipe Enduro shows it's a 
worthy successor to the gone-but-not-forgotten Blackwater 100. 60 
minutes from Motovideo. $24.95 


(#150) Vidiots Anonymous 

Brian Manley, Jeff Willoh, Doug Parsons, Jeff Emig, Mike Cingmars, 
Micky Dymond, and Ricky Carmichael, Super Joe Reed, Johnny 
Airtime, and more whip some seriously sick air in this vidiotic music 
video. Parental Advisory (Explicit Lyrics). 30 minutes from Thrust 
Productions. $29.95 


(176A) Crash Impact II 


Over 100 crashes & spectacular mishaps in a dozen categories of 
motorsports. 55 minutes from Powersports Video. $24.95 


(#179A) Bike Wars 

The most memorable moments of mayhem including Harleys, 
Superbikes, Dirt Track, Isle of Man, Hillclimb, Blackwater, Pro MX and 
more. 60 minutes from Powersports Video. $29.95 


(#1793) Evel Knievel’s Spectacular Jumps 
From the legendary Caesar's Palace crash to him impossible attempt 
at Snake River Canyon, Evel Knievel earned his reputation as the 
world's bravest daredevil. Relive his greatest triumphs and his bone- 
breaking defeats with this spectacular collection of breathtaking 
motorcycle jumps. 30 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $19.95 


(#1792) Evel Knievel: Last of the Gladiators 


The incredible story of the world's greatest daredevil as told by Evel 
Knievel himself! Reveals the true saga of a 20th century gladiator 
100 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 


(#5268) Best of Havoc 

A great gift for any powersports fan. The craziest ‘80s crashes from 
Formula Ford, truck racing, motocross, road racing, Paris-Dakar, etc. 
60 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 


(#5271) Best of Havoc 2 

Over 200 contenders from nearly every 90's motorsport compete for 
“most spectacular wipeout". 60 minutes trom White Star/Duke Video. 
$24.95 


(#5260) Bike Havoc 

Haslam, Schwantz, Lawson, Thorpe, Pons, Sarron, Gardner, etc. 
bomb out in spectacular style in over 150 incidents from road race 
GP's, loM TT, MX, Drag Racing, Beach Races, Trials and Paris- 
Dakar. 55 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 


(#5274) Havoc 14 
Over 200 of the most recent crashes and wipeouts from the accident- 
packed world of top class ‘90s motorsports & dirtbike sports, plus 
gems from the archives and thumping on-board accident footage. 60 
minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 

(#2501) Crash Kings MX 

From motocross GP battlegrounds to max-attack schoolboy MX - is no 
one safe? 55 minules trom White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 


(#5143) Crash Kings Bikes 

150 spectacular crashes from ‘92-'93 GPs, Harley racing, US 
Superbikes, loM TT and desert racing. 60 minutes from White 
Star/Duke Video. $24.95 

(#5139) Crash Kings Bikes 2 

Over 180 wipe-outs from '90s Grand Prix, ice and Thunderbike racing 
with witty and well-informed commentary by Randy Mamola and Chris 
Carter. 60 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $24.95 

(45279) Crash Kings Bikes 3 

The most spectacular wipe-outs from the 1996-97 Grand Prix. 
Excellent film quality, excellent commentary - crazy crashes! 60 
minutes from White, Star/Duke Video. $24.95 

(#5552) The Ultimate Ride 
Thrill-seekers only need apply as we strap you into over 20 
unforgettable rides including the Tornado rollercoaster, GP bike, 
parachute, etc. 60 minutes from White Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


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(#5556) Ultimate Ride 2 

Thirty explosive rides that will take your breath away! Nemesis 
rollercoaster, Europe's best aerobatics teams, Isle of Man TT, Ice 
Karting, Hot Rods & more. Hold on! 72 minutes from White 
Star/Duke Video. $34.95 


(#143) 5th Gear Pinned 

A film by Zeroed-In Productions, featuring Damon Huffman, Mike 
Craig, Casey Lytle, Kyle Lewis, Mike Cinqmars, Ray Sommo, Rich 
Taylor, and Mike Jones, Trigger Gumm, Jeff Willoh, Brian Ferrell, 
Shaun Perolio, Rusty Holland & Adam Pierce. Soundtrack by 
Anthrax, Testament, SNFU, RKL, Grip, Vicious Rumors, Bouncing 
Souls. 35 minutes from X-Factor. $29.95 


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(#21) Fundamentals of Off-Road Riding 


Dick Burleson covers suspension setup and fundamental riding 


‘technique. 42 minutes from Thumper Racing. $43.95 


(#22) Advanced Techniques of Off-Road 
Riding 


Dick Burleson explains advanced motorcycle setup and riding 
techniques for challenging terrain and obstacles. 26 minutes from 
Thumper Racing. $38.95 


(423) Practical Tire Changing 

Dick Burleson shows how to make short work of changing off-road 
motorcycle tires, Doth with tubes and the popular bib mousse insert. 
23 minutes from Thumper Racing. $28.95 


(#30) Cartridge Fork Service & Tuning 

Dirt Rider Magazine's tech editor Eric Gorr shows you how to do 
comprehensive service and tuning on Kayaba and Showa cartridge 
forks, Applicable to dirt and street bikes. Includes bonus 10-page 
manual, 95 minutes from Forward Motion Video. $35.95 

(#31) 2-Stroke Engine Design & Tuning 

Dirt Rider magazine's Enc Gorr demonstrates how to use TSR 
computer programs to design cylinder porting, combustion chambers 
and pipes. Learn how to use porting tools and a lathe to machine 
engine parts. Includes bonus 30-page manual. 120 minutes from 
Forward Motion Video. $45.95 


(432) Two-Stroke Engine Rebuilding 


Eric Gorr demonstrates how to rebuild the lower end of 2-stroke dirt 
bike engines. Learn techniques for transmission diagnostics & 
repair, plus handy tips tor installing crankshatts & bearings 
Supplemental manual included. 75 minutes from Forward Motion 
Video. $34.95 


(#33) Rear Shock Service and Tuning 


This video service manual by Eric Gorr is geared toward Kayaba and 
Showa single rear shocks used on many modem off-road and sport 
bikes. Learn everything from routine service to trouble-shooting and 
revalving. Supplementa! manual features many helpful tech article 
reprints plus a guide to parts sources. 75 minutes from Forward 
Motion Video, $34.95 

(#34) 4-Stk Performance Tuning & 
Maintenance 

Eric Gorr demonstrates engine rebuilding and performance tuning for 
Japanese 4-cylinder 16-valve street bike engines. Highlights include 
computer-based tuning software, flow testing, and porting techniques 
160 minutes from Forward Motion Video. $44.95 


(#35) Gary Semics MX Techniques #1 


Covers all the important techniques & shows how to practice them. 
Shows top pros using these techniques in race action. Slow motion 
and stop action make it easy to see and understand. 33 minutes from 
Gary Semics Video. $32.95 


(#36) Gary Semics MX Techniques #2 


More advanced than "Tape #1,” expands & describes in more detail all 
the important techniques & fundamentals. Also shows what it takes to 
reach the top. 65 minutes from Gary Semics Video. $42.95 

(#37) Gary Semics MX Techniques #3: 
Jumping & Whoops 

Shows how to practice & master all aspects of jumping & whoops. 
Teaches approach speed, rear brake control, compression & rebound, 
clutch & throttle control, body movement, and foot placement. 40 
minutes from Gary Semics Video. $42.95 


(#38) Gary Semics MX Techniques #4: The 
Difference Between Amateurs & Pros 

Jeremy McGrath's personal trainer, Gary Semics, uses his new 4-step 
video process to teach you the not-always-obvious differences 
between the best riders - and everyone else. Featuring footage shot 
in early '96, you'll seo where Jeremy and other top riders train during 
the winter. Whether you plan to make MX a fun hobby, or become a 
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WANT ADS 
HELP WANTED 


Sales Reps Wanted 


Big Gun, the Four Stroke Exhaust Company, is cur- 
rently looking for independent sales reps for the 
entire 50 states. Please call for information. 
(909)948-7029. CA 


Service Manager Wanted 


Busy Florida Yamaha, Kawasaki dealership needs 
experienced, professional. $30,000 salary. 
Lightspeed knowledgeable. Great benefits. 
(407)299-9191. FL 


Full Line Dealer Is Expanding 


Busy Southern California full line motorcycle, jetski 
shop looking for qualified mechanics, service writer 
and warranty clerk. Paid holidays, vacation and 
health benefits available. Call now ask for Chad or 
Brian. (619)278-6635. CA 


Parts Manager, Phoenix AZ 


Large parts and accessory store with service 
department is looking for experienced Parts 
Manager. eaten ча of ATV’s, motorcycles and 
m = time with benefits. Fax resume (602)582- 


Technicians/Parts Mgr 


Career o irpo top pay, health insurance, 
401K, 5 day week, resort area, Sea-Doo, Polaris, 
Suzuki. We race MX. Looking for motivated caring 
individuals who take pride in themselves and the 
сонету r^; work for. Housing possible. Send 
resume x 4305, Hot Springs, AR, 71914. 


Technician 


Central PA full line Yamaha dealer needs experi- 
enced technician. Snowmobile and pwc experience 
a plus. Excellent pay and benefits package for the 
professional. Send resume with salary requirements 
to: Duane Summers, 1101 Slate Hill Rd., Camp Hil, 
PA, 17011. (717)761-6192 or fax to (717)761-6195. 
PA 


Accessory / Parts Person 


Come join our team! Largest motorcycle dealership 
in Charlotte has immediate opening. Looking for 
highly motivated, long term employees. Good work 
environment, competitive pay and benefits. Call 
Chuck at (704)394-7301. NC 


Dynojet Openings In Las Vegas 
Dynojet Research, makers of world-famous motor- 
cycle jet kits and chassis dynamometers is looking 
for one experienced motorcycle technician and one 
product sales specialist to fill new positions due to 
our growing business. Want an exciting career and 
reat benefits? Call our Human Resource 
artment Q (406)388-6058 or write to 200 Arden 
Drive, Belgrade, MT, 59714 or email 
dianne@ mail.dynojet.com. NV 


Motorcycle/Watercraft Techs and 
Customer Service Rep Wanted 


Entry level to experienced. Stable 6 line dealer. 
Benefits. Bert's Motorcycle Mall, Azusa, CA, 
(626)334-1288. See Scott or Erik. CA 


Fun Sales, Sell Fun 


Established, enthuastic customer service orientated 
eight line dealer in the heart of the best mx and 
street riding in SoCal, close to w/c recreation areas 
is breaking new ground and expanding our sales 
team. If you would like to be a part of our winning 
team please fax @ (909)687-3819 or call Mark @ 
(909)687-1300. CA 


Service Technicians 


Established Honda Yamaha Kawasaki Suzuki deal- 
iod. is looking for experienced technicians. 
nding por cee and benefits for the right indi- 
rn We're looking for long term people to help 
take us into the millenium. Contact Bill or Jeff 
(815)727-6166 or fax resume to (815)727-9808. IL 


Sales Person Wanted 


Excellent sales program, totally new professionally 
designed store selling Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha 
in Riverside, CA. (909)943-2061 ask for Steve. 


Parts/Service Tech and Sales People Needed 


Expanding motorcycle and watercraft dealership 
looking for an experienced parts and sales 
person.Looking for entry level service technicians 
ae ae of working on motorcycles and pwc. Great 

and great area to live in. Contact Ali at 
(805)254- -2929 or fax (805)254-5926. CA 


Harley Service Tech 


Experienced and certified H-D tech needed. 
Machine shop and race experience preferred. 
Located, in Wisconsin between Milwaukee and 
Green Bay. Willing to help in relocation. Contact 
Hansen Motorcycles (920)684-0237. WI 


Parts Counterperson 

Experienced, co mpar oriented, good wages and 
benefits. Call Vic Saba (714)646-2428, fax resume 
(714)645-3251. CA 


Service Technician 


Experienced mechanic needed for busy shops. 
Year round work and excellent pay available in both 
Salem and Eugene. Clean, new facilities. Fax Dave 
at (503)390-8327 or call (503)390-9000. OR 


Mechanic Needed 


For busy independent motorcyle repair and acces- 
sories store, small shop, privately owned, good 
commission, benefits available. Call Dave or 
Johanna (310)318-5551. CA 


Parts Counter 


Full time. Experienced only. Hourly wage plus com- 
mission, health plan, vacation. Part time also con- 
sidered. Colin or Shawn - Mountain Motorsports 
(909)988-8988. CA 


Wanted Full Performance BMW 


Motorcycle Technician 


Global Imports is a 32 year old BMW car franchise 
that has been among the fastest growing motorcy- 
cle dealers in the country. We offer an excellent pay 
and benefit package as well as one of the best rid- 
ing locations in the country. Please fax or mail 
resume with salary requirements to Richard at 
Global Imports BMW, 500 Interstate North Parkway, 
Atlanta, GA, 30339. Fax (770)952-4810, phone 
(770)951-1119 ext 254. 


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H-D, Buell, Ducati, Triumph, Bimota, Suzuki dealer- 
ship looking for someone who knows the industry. 
Will train the right person for counter sales. Located 
in Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Green Bay. 
Willing to help in relocation. Contact Hansen 
Motorcycles (920)684-0237. WI 


A-1 Honda Mechanic Needed 


High volume Honda dealer needs a lead mechanic. 
Year round riding season o" no slow winters. 
Pay will depend on experience. neg yor tools and 
improve your T of life in beautiful Arizona. Fax 
resume to ( 24. Mail to Western Honda, 
6717 E. MM Do dell, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257 or call 
(602)994-8400. AZ 


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Hiring 2 experienced full time Kawasaki / Suzuki / 
Yamaha and P.W.C. Techs. Highest hourly rate 
I in Atlanta. Hospitalization and vacation. 

de of work. Call Bob or Steve (770)941-9050. 


Tech/San Luis Obispo, CA 


Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Sea-Doo, deal- 
er needs motorcycle technician. Excellent pay, paid 
vacation, medical and dental. Please contact Brad 
(805)541-2200 or fax resume (805)541-0187. CA 


Kawasaki Technician 

Immediate opening for top flight motorcycle 
mechanic. Can earn up to $50,000. 50/50 straight 
commission. 40 hour work week, paid vacation. 
Id Park. Call Guy or Preston (714)521-2420. 


Atlanta Sportbikes Unlimited 


is looking for a sportbike oriented person and/or 
mechanic. Previous experience in parts is a plus. 
Good pay and great work environment with potential 
for growth. Call (770)509-9660 or fax resume 
(770)509-7655. GA 


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LA's premiere motorcycle & watercraft dealership is 
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You'll have fun and make money too! Benefits and 
great pay. Contact Mike Byrne " (888)262- -9561 or 
visit us at www.hondkawofsm.com. CA 


Service Technician 


Large multi-line dealer in N. Central Washington is 
expanding again. Seeking a motivated technician 
who wants to work all year. We offer a beautiful 
shop, team atmosphere, competitive wages and 
incredible country to live and ride in. If this sounds 
like a great opportunity, it is! For consideration, call 
John or Joe at (509)665-6686. WA 


Parts Person, Phoenix AZ 


Large parts and accessory store needs person with 
parts department experience. ATV's, motorcycles 
and pwc knowledge. Full time with benefits. Fax 
resume to (602)582-0257. AZ 


Motorcycle Parts Positions 


Largest M/C dealership in Northwest has immediate 
opening. We are growing rapidly and are looking for 
long term employees. Good work environment, 
401K, health, dental, vacation and holiday pay. Pre- 
employment drug screen required. Beaverton 
Honda-Yamaha-Seadoo, 10380 SW Cascade Blvd, 
Tigard, OR (800)929-1044 ask for Shari. OR 


Honda Technician 


Long established, busy Honda dealership needs full 
time experienced tech. 5 day work week. Immediate 
opening, benefits. Glendale, CA. Call Brian 
(818)246-2461 or fax resume (818)246-4586. CA 


Sales/Customer Service 


Malcolm Smith Motorsports has a full time mail 
order/catalog customer service/inside sales position 
open. European offroad M/C knowledge helpful. 
Salary plus commission. Benefits. Submit applica- 
tion or send resume by 8/24/98 to: 7563 Indiana 
Ave, Riverside, CA, 92504, fax (909)687-3819. 


Muzzys Motorcycle Painter 


Muzzys seeks motorcycle production painter. 
Applicant needs to be current in spray painting tech- 
nology and proficient in all areas including, but not 
limited to, stripping, prep work, and finish painting. 
Please send resume history to Muzzys, c/o Tanya 
Hull, at 62910 Peerless Court, Bend, Oregon, 
97701. 


. Sales Opportunities 


The Petersen Publishing Co. Motorcycle Group is 
expanding its sales force! Publisher of Motrocyclist, 
Motorcycle Cruiser, Sport Rider, МХНасег, & Dirt 
Rider, Petersen is currently seeking the right candi- 
date for our expanding group. Ideal candidate will 
be highly motivated & creative self-starter who 
works well independently. Must have motorcycle 
industry knowledge/contacts as well as sales and 
marketing experience. Some travel required. Please 
send resume with salary history to: 
Attention: SR/MCG, Human Resources-8th Floor, 
6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048 or fax 
(323)782-2467. www.petersenco.com. CA 





We Are Growing 

The Hitching Post group, 3 growing multi-line deal- 
erships in the Mpls, St. Paul area, is in need of 
experienced, pepo - people! We are looking 
for Service Managers, Sales people, Parts and 
Accessory counter people and Service Technicians. 
We offer full benefits, good pay programs and a 
great environment. If you are interested in joining 
our team, please send your resume to Hopkins 
Hitching Post, 350 17th Ave N, Hopkins, MN 55343 
or fax it to (612) 933-4754, attention Arnie. 


PARTS ACCESSORIES. Expanding multiline 
motorcycle, watercraft dealership, Calif. central 
coast. Seeking experienced person. Lightspeed 
helpful - good pay, D.O.E. benefits, insurance. 


Resume 1239 Monterey Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA, . 


93401 or call (805)541-2200, ask for Tom. CA 


Sales People Wanted 


San Diego's largest motorcyle and watercraft dealer 
needs several proven salespeople who want to 
make money! Best location in San Diego, lots of 
traffic, benefits and more. Call Brian Saunders 
(619)278-6635. CA 


Ride The Rockies 


Service technicians, full line Japanese, Euro line 
and watercraft. Top dollar paid. Call Ron, Rocky 
Mountain Cycle Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO, 
(719)591-9700. 


TECHNICIANS AND PARTS PERSONS wanted. 
New shop opening in West Los Angeles needs 
experienced motivated people. We specialize in 
Japanese and Italian v чар; along with water- 
craft and ATV's. (213)939-2370. CA 


Customer Service/Sales 


The Sales Team at SuperTrapp/Kerker - 
Performance Exhaust, has immediate positions 
available. If you enjoy talking motorcycles and being 
active in the motorcycle industry, this position could 
be for you. Candidates must work well with others, 
have solid computer skills (ie. Word, Excel) and an 
excellent knowledge of motorc Xov Please send 
resume with salary history to: erTrapp/Kerker, 
Attention: Aaron Olson, 4540 W. 160th Street, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 44135. (216)265-8400. Email to 
aaron Q supertrapp.com. 


Foreign Auto/European Tech 


Top pay for consientious technician. Western North 
Carolina area, Myers Ducati Husqvarna Motorcycle, 
Asheville, NC (B28)274-4271. 


POSITION WANTED 


Dealership Wanted 


Are you a owner considering retirement or exploring 
new directions? l'm interested іп a buy-in opportuni- 
ty with the right store. Prefer franchised dealer in 
MidSouth, Southeast or Southwest area. Will keep 
open mind about other areas pending details. 
Please call Tom and leave message. All calls 
returned, held in 1 confidence. (219)256-2018. IN 


ENTHUSIAST WITH | DEALERSHIP and manufac- 
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room for growth and income. | have strong technical 
background, familiarity with street, offroad H-D, Los 
Angeles area. Some travel acceptable. Contact N. 
Gordon (310)204-1754. CA 


BUSINESS 
OPPORTUNITIES 


Office Building For Sale 


7,000 sq. foot office building with view of downtown 
Long Beach. 100% office, 3 executive offices, 28 
secure parking spaces. Vacant and ready to move 
in. Call (714)751-7433 for more details. CA. 


Office Space For Lease 

Beautiful 10 office suite. 2,250 эд. ft., restroom with 
showers, new carpet and paint, quiet location. 
Move in today at $1.05 gross - Costa Mesa, CA. 
= John Bucher (714)833-2909 for appointment. 


Franchised Dealership 


Central Florida established Suzuki, Yamaha dealer- 
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operation. Serious inquiries only. Call Joe (941)682- 
4607 days (941)683-1154 evenings, weekends. FL 


Ride The Rockies 

Colorado's best powersports dealership. Year-round 
business. Profitable and growing. Projected 1998 
sales of $5,000,000. Call Front Hange Business, 
(303)499-6008. CO 


GMD Computrack-Boston 


is seeking to expand in the Chicago area. 
Applicants must have an existing business in the 
motorcycle industry. Joint venture and rental pro- 
grams are available. Call Peter Kates at (508)270- 
2655. 10am to 6pm. MA 


Travel the Nationals 


Make $2,000 to $10,000 per week. Great business 
opportunity. Free information. Call (800)345-9688 
x1030. AZ 


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Husqvarna Parts 
1966 through 1971. (949)489-5940. CA 


Bultaco’s 


(3) bikes, 75cc, 125cc, 250cc, $800 for all. 
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Montessa Original! 
1968 orange 360DS. Steve Kirk/Kim Kimball rode 
this in Baja 500 in 1974/75. $800. (805)248-6252. 
CA 


1973 HONDA CR250 ELSINORE vintage mxer, 
2 cg extras $650. Scott Burnworth (619)401- 
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Honda CR93 
1962 125cc road racer, serious inquiries by princi- 
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73 Ducati Sport 


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1970 KAWASAKI! G31M Centurian restored. 
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1974 YZ250A: 100% ORIGINAL unrestored, mint 
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1972 Shell XS750 Star Racer 


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Everything original, excellent condition, $1,795. 
(509)527-8875. WA 


Vintage 125'S 
Honda Elsinore 74, Monarch of Sweden 73, both 
bikes $1,500. (909)693-0499. CA 





New 1982 Honda CBX 


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$9,000. (352)588-3459. FL 


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Winters, 10303 Hiway 45 South, Fort Smith, AR, 
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PARTING OUT 93 KAWASAK! ZX7 Racebike 
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wo of the world’s longest-running 

and most prestigious motorcycle- 
racing championships - the FIM 
00cc Grand Prix Road Racing Champi- 
nship and the AMA Grand National 

Dirt Track Championship - are simulta- 

eously considering major rules 

hanges. In both instances the governing 
bodies know that they cannot afford to 
ake a mistake but, likewise, they can- 
ot rest on the laurels of their present 
success. 

However, after reading Michael 
Scott's column "In the Paddock" (Issue 
#29, July 29), in which he suggests that 
he, and, indeed, the rest of us, have been 
led by the nose by the mysterious perpe- 

rators of some vast four-stroke conspir- 
acy, I felt myself getting a little paranoid 

especially.when he suggested some 
form of collusion between Octagon, the 
new owners of World Superbike, and 
'VC, the majority share holders of 
Dorna, the Spanish company which 
olds the commercial rights to FIM 
rand Prix racing. 

I feel my British colleague is voicing 
incere concern for the future of Grand 
Prix racing, but I also fear that he is 
veing spooked by scary shadows on his 
all that are really only caused by the 
inds of change stirring the branches 
butside his office. Mike, although a few 
ears my junior, will remember the last 
ime racing's status quo was threatened 
by a change between two-stroke and 
our-stroke domination. FIM World 
hampionship Grand Prix racing 
which began in 1949) survived that 
hange and we'll survive this one - just 
às AMA Grand National racing over the 
years (since 1946) has weathered its 
storms. 

When I was living and racing in 
Spain and England in the late '60s and 
early ‘70s, there was a strong anti-two- 
stroke sentiment among traditionalists. 
‘Bloody two-strokes" were lethal 
ings, apt to seize at any moment, and 
their nasty chain-saw buzz was consid- 
ered unspeakably ugly compared to 
four-stroke thunder. It was also said 
that two-stroke development was going 
to elevate costs and that small teams 
would be driven from the paddock. 

Now, just about 30 years later, the 
suggestion of a change in GP rules is 
causing a similar, conservative reaction 
against four-strokes. 

. The powers that regulate Grand Prix 
racing - the FIM, Dorna, IRTA and the 
GPMA - are responding to requests 
from the motorcycle manufacturers 
themselves to study the alternatives. 
The business of Grand Prix racing is in 
the hands of the above-mentioned orga- 
nizations, which have good reason to be 
aware of the sacred trust that they hold 
in the name of racing, fans. Ultimately it 

































30 YEARS AGO... 
SEPTEMBER 5, 1968 


featured on the cover of Cycle News 30 years ago. Earl 

Bowlby was the day's big winner and was rewarded 
with $4000... DeWayne Keeter put the skids to Mel Lach- 
ег'ѕ half mile win streak at Ascot Park in California... For 
the second year in a row, Mike Patrick raced to victory at 
the Nevada State Championship Hare Scrambles, held near 
Las Vegas... Dave Scott edged out Steve McLaughlin to 
win the 250cc GP class at an AFM road race meet in Orange 
County, California... A TT race was held in Tijuana, Mexico, 
and Yamaha rider Roy Spiker topped R.W. Ring for the 
250cc Expert-class win... Sammy Tanner topped the A class 
at Trojan Speedway in South Gate, California. 


Т: Muskegon National Championship Hillclimb was 








is spectators coming through the gates, 
turning on the TV and buying the bikes 
and merchandise that keeps the racers 
racing. 

The AMA’s Project 2000 initiative 
and the FIM’s fledgling 500cc four- 
stroke proposal (for the moment still at 
the GPMA committee stage) have a lot 
in cgmmon. Both Grand Prix racing (on 
a ава scale) and Grand National Dirt 
Track racing (on a national scale) are 
working to get the industry on board in 
order to ensure a successful future. 
Right now, Honda has a stranglehold on 
500сс Grand Prix racing, as does Harley- 
Davidson in Grand National racing. 
Both Honda and Harley, in their respec- 
tive areas of domination, are encourag- 
ing changes that.will bring more manu- 
facturers into play. 

This is based more on good business 
sense than on altruistic motives. It is a 
rule of business that anytime you find 
yourself increasing your share ofa 
decreasing market, you are, in effect, 
beginning to circle a drain. There may 
have been a time when Honda thought 
it was good to own the entire front row 
and to take the top 10 places in a race. 
And there certainly was a time when 
Harley had undue influence over the 
AMA's Grand National rules - but both 
now seem to realize that to truly win, 
you have to do more than just beat pri- 
vateers with factory riders. 

It may be that the AMA will decide 
that the move to implement a change 
toward 1000cc production engines 
needs to be postponed for a year or so to 
allow for a transition period - with exist- 
ing XR750s running against the develop- 
ment Project 2000 machines like the 
already very promising F&S TL1000 
Suzuki or the Landes VTR1000 Honda 
or 1000cc Harleys (like the ones being 
developed by Pat Maroney, Gary 
Stolzenburg and others). 

It may be that the FIM will introduce 
a transition period with GPM.A member 
factories competing with large-capacity 
four-stroke development bikes against 
existing two-stroke 500s in the year 
2001. 

If Project 2000 bikes can beat the old 
warhorse XR750 Harleys, and if there are 
enough P-2000 bikes to keep the racing 
close, the AMA will be able to impose 
the change without putting the Grand 
National structure (promoters, teams, 
riders, factories) at risk. Likewise, if 
large-capacity four-stroke development 
bikes can beat Honda's old warhorse, 
the NSR500, and if there are enough big 
four-strokes and teams financially capa- 
ble of running them, the FIM will be able 
to make the big change in Grand Prix 
racing. (It should be remembered, in 
spite of all the talk about the power of 
the GPMA, IRTA and Dorna, that the 


20 YEARS AGO... 
AUGUST 23, 1978 





pass 303.812 mph... 


ocono Cycle Jam road race winner Mike Baldwin 
graced the cover of Cycle News 20 years ago. Bald- 
win topped Gene Romero in the GNC/Camel Pro 
Series 27-lap final at the Pocono International Speedway 
course... In St. Joseph, Missouri, at Agency Motocross, 
Broc Glover clinched his second 125cc National MX 
Championship with a pair of wins. In the 500cc class, a 
Yamaha-mounted Rex Staten carded the overall with a 
2-1 tally... Don Vesco failed in his attempt to break his 
own land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 
Utah. Vesco could only squeeze 274 mph out of his 
Kawasaki-powered streamliner. He was hoping to sur- 


ultimate power in Grand Prix racing still 
rests with the FIM.) 

Here in America, I think we all 
understand where the AMA is coming 
from in attempts to introduce changes in 
Grand National Dirt Track racing. The 
AMA Grand National Championship is 
a part of our American motorcycle-rac- 
ing heritage, and all of us who love dirt- 
track racing realize that we cannot 
expect the factory Harley-Davidson 
XR750, first presented at the Houston 
Show of 1970, to carry us for another 30 
years. But some Grand Prix journalists 
and fans seem suspicious and even 
frightened of the idea of leaving the 
two-stroke engine behind - even when 
the manufacturers are openly saying 
that the two-stroke no longer makes 
much commercial sense. 

Remember, 30 years ago virtually all 
GP racing was four-stroke racing. Two- 
strokes first achieved success at the GP 
level in the smaller classes, but didn't 
take the 500cc title until Giacomo Agos- 
tini, on a four-cylinder Yamaha, eventu- 
ally beat his former teammate, Phil 
Read, and his former employers, MV 
Agusta, in 1975. 

But, like the Ghost Dances, there was 
a brief but doomed revival of the most 
fearsome of the old four-stroke tribes. 
Honda had won all five manufacturers' 
titles in 1966 with a twin-cylinder 50, a 
five-cylinder 125, six-cylinder 250 and 
350 machines, and a four-cylinder 500. 
(Agostini had won the 500 rider's title 
on an MV, but Honda outscored MV in 
the manufacturer standings.) In 1979, 
Honda went on the warpath with a 
four-stroke... the Quixotesque machine, 
known as the NR500, the infamous 
Never Ready Honda. 

The bike never scored a point and, in 
fact, the only rider to ever give its 
designers a moment's pleasure was 
Freddie Spencer, who earned eternal 
Honda gratitude by beating Kenny 
Roberts (on a Yamaha) and Randy 
Mamola (on a Suzuki) in a qualifying 
heat for the Laguna Seca 500 Interna- 
tional of 1981. It blew up in the race, but 
Freddie was given a second NR ride at 
the British GP at Silverstone that same 
season. He was running fifth at about 
one-third distance when the Honda 
puked its expensive guts yet again. 

After that, Honda engineers finally 
agreed they were beating a dead horse. 
The NR would, in fact, Never be Ready - 
Honda had announced prior to launch- 
ing the NR in 1979 that they would 
never build a two-stroke 500. 

Never finally came in 1982 when 
they fielded a three-cylinder two-stroke 
500, ridden by Spencer to two wins and 
third place in the championship. The 
next season he won the title that no 
Honda rider had ever taken when he 


10 YEARS AGO... 
AUGUST 17, 1988 


ike Harth of Team Suzuki was featured on the 
cover 10 years ago. Harth, along with team mem- 
bers Wes Cooley, Jamie James and Russell Paulk, 
won the Nelson 24-Hour WERA National Endurance 
Road Race in Ohio... Bubba Shobert won the AMA 
Camel Pro/Superbike Series round at the Mid-Ohio 
Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. John Kocinski 
won the 250cc GP at Mid-Ohio, while Doug Polen 
topped the 600cc Supersport class... In San Marino, 
American Billy Liles shined above all others at the 
World Championship 500cc MX. Liles went 1-3... Cycle 
News published the first photos of the all-new Suzuki 





defeated Kenny Roberts (on a Yamaha) 
by just two points after 12 races. 

The only fly in the ointment was that 
they had done it with a two-stroke. It is 
suggested that the driving force behind 
a move to four-strokes in GP racing 
comes from Honda, who, by winning 
the “500” title with a larger-capacity 
four-stroke, could achieve their final GP 
objective. The fact that the first industry 
spokesman to speak openly of the move 
was from Yamaha, and that Honda has 
remained officially cool to the idea, only 
confirms my hunch that the prime 
mover in all this is really Honda. 

The notion, however, that somehow 
Octagon and CVC are conspiring to 
bring about this change for, as Mike 
ominously suggests, "reasons that have 
nothing to do with motorcycles or 
sport," seems far-fetched. 

Missing from this Dallas multiple- 
shooters conspiracy theory is the hand 
of Bernie Ecclestone. Until someone con- 
trives a way to bring Bernie into this 
mix, the best I can do is close with a silly 
conspiracy theory of my own. 

Here goes: Neither Dorna, nor the 


GPMA, nor Sito Pons, nor Octagon and - 


CVC, combined in connivance, are 
attending moonlight meetings, safe 
from CIA satellite cameras, at Libyan 
training camps where the conspirators 
plot to bring back the four-stroke. 

The whole thing, I fear, may be even 
more devious. Perhaps all us God-fear- 
ing journalists have been led by the nose 
into a vast conspiracy to restore Sidecar 
racing to World Championship status 
via the reintroduction of the four-stroke 
engine. This BMW-inspired plot, even- 
tually involving super-charging, is 
intended to bring the reunited Germany 
back to its state of prewar racing superi- 
ority - all cleverly launched through 
reverse psychology by Henny Ray 
Abrams' "Chicanery" column in Issue 
#26 of Cycle News, outraging sidecar 
fans and preparing the stage for the 
return of the chairs. (Henny was proba- 
bly unwittingly led by the nose by blind 
men through a fishy house, or whatever 
it is that Michael Scott said is being done 
to him.) ' 

No, I think that just as the AMA is 
seeking to make the right move at the 
right time for the good of the Grand 
Nationals, the FIM and its commercial 
partners are acting because it has 
become clear that the two-stroke racing 
engine has fallen from favor with the 
very Japanese who made it all-conquer- 
ing. The mooted move to four-stroke 
power is simply an old idea whose time 
has come back around and (to para- 
phrase William Butler Yeats, or Aaron 
Yates, or somebody) is lurching on 
toward Bethlehem or Geneva or Ham- 
mamatsu, there to be born again. CN 


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