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Ruminations from the Rock Store
"Meet me at the Rock Store” is something of an invitation to Vanaheim for motorcyclists. A star-studded congregation and their steel steeds meet faithfully on Sundays at Ed and Vern’s barn-wood café perched on Mulholland Highway.
Last Friday afternoon, June 26 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, three Legends of Laguna Seca: Kenny Roberts Sr., Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and their crews took to the track to shake down the Yamaha SuperKarts to get ready for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Valentino Rossi was not able to join the practice as he was busy scoring his 100th victory in Assen, the Netherlands. The Grand Marshal, Colin Edwards, was also busy in Assen finishing fourth on his YZR-M1.
"The most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever driven," said Roberts.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that for the first time ever, the three Legends of Laguna Seca and Yamaha World Champions: Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kenny Roberts Sr. will join current Yamaha MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi on the world-renowned race track for a SuperKart Exhibition on July 2 to kick-off the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The Grand Marshal for the Superkart Exhibition will be Tech 3 Yamaha rider Colin Edwards.
Valentino Rossi Speaks…
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the next member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009: accomplished racing director Gary Mathers. Mathers — who produced 48 championships in road racing, dirt track, Supercross and motocross for Honda and Kawasaki — will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec.
500 – Valentino Rossi’s second place finish in Japan was the 500th podium finish for Yamaha in the premier-class. The first rider to finish on the podium in the premier-class riding a Yamaha was Christian Bourgeois at the French GP in 1972 at Clermont-Ferrand.
100 – At the Spanish GP Marco Melandri will be making his 100th Grand Prix start in the premier-class. In addition he has also made 47 GP starts in the 250cc class and 29 on a 125cc machine.
Now on iTunes and Collector’s DVD.
Although not intended to cover motorcycle racing as broadly as the iconic ‘On Any Sunday’, ‘Faster’ and ‘The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid’ (DTK) DVDs certainly appeal to the dedicated MotoGP race fan and interested onlooker.