Yamaha is giving away a 50th Anniversary Edition YZR-R1 autographed by current and former Grand Prix racers to benefit Bubba Shobert‘s Race 2 Embrace Crusade. The one-0f-a-kind R1 will be on display at the July 27-29 U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca The unique R1 is painted in Yamaha‘s 50th Anniversary colors and features autographs […]
AMA Hall of Fame Rescinds Nobby Clark Induction Due to Voting Error
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum announced it made a mistake in its selection process and withdrew the invitation to racing tuner Derek “Nobby” Clark to join its ranks.
Clark, who helped tuned 17 world championship-winning motorcycles for riders such as Mike Hailwood, Kenny Roberts and Giacomo Agostini, was initially announced to the Hall’s class of 2012 on June 11. The Hall now admit Clark was mistakenly added to the voting ballot.
“We sincerely regret this error and I have apologized to Mr. Clark on behalf of the Hall of Fame,” says Jeffrey V. Heininger, chair of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation which oversees the selection process. “This was a difficult decision, but it had to be made to ensure the integrity of this remarkable institution.”
Heininger also says there will be a review of the nomination process to ensure such a mistake does not happen again.