The somewhat drawn-out drama surrounding the mis-nomination of Derek “Nobby” Clark to the 2012 class of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame has finally come to an end with the AMA announcing today that in a supplemental vote Clark was elected to the Hall of Fame.
The supplemental vote for Mr. Clark was implemented by the AMHF, which overseas the Hall of Fame, in response to procedural errors that invalidated Mr. Clark’s inclusion on the original ballot. The supplemental vote did not affect the other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
Early this year, thousands of drag racers chased the dream and entered Kawasaki’s nationally-promoted “Zero to Hero Challenge,” hoping for the opportunity to face-off against multi-time champion Rickey Gadson and take home a new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Beginning this week, Speed and Fuel TV will broadcast the Zero to Hero Challenge across several time slots.
Both cable networks will treat viewers to an inside look at the process all contestants went through on their way to challenging Gadson on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drag strip in May. The Speed episodes begin this week, playing on-the-hour, from 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Fuel TV time slots are scheduled to get underway beginning August 20.
The ever-controversial topic of ethanol-blend gasolines, in this instance E15, has again surfaced, this time in the motorcycle community. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) issued a release today stating that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require “all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 (up to 15 percent ethanol by volume) ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market.”
Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol produced from crops such as corn that is mixed with gasoline to produce an ethanol-gasoline blend motor fuel.
The AMA’s government relations arm has been keeping tabs on the subject of ethanol-blend fuels, and explains that the EPA recently revealed the mandate in response to a letter from the AMA.