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AMA: 2000 US ISDE World Trophy and Junior team announced

26 August 2000

2000 U.S. ISDE World Trophy & Junior team named
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has 
named the entire American contingent that will compete in the 75th running 
of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 5 in 
Granada, Spain.

This year's six-member World Trophy team is almost identical to last 
year's team that finished sixth in Coimbra, Portugal. The team includes 
Destry Abbott, of Peoria, Ariz., aboard his Kawasaki; Patrick and Brian 
Garrahan of Boulder Creek, Colo., aboard KTMs; six-time enduro champ Randy 
Hawkins of Travelers Rest, S.C., riding his Yamaha four-stroker; Fred 
Hoess, of Stanhope, N.J., aboard a Husqvarna; and Russell Pearson, of Las 
Vegas, Nev., riding a Yamaha.

"Given that we've got all but one of last year's team members returning, 
we're confident we can improve upon last year's sixth-place finish." said 
Hugh Fleming, director of AMA sports.

Last year's Trophy Team battled extremely dry, dusty conditions that 
caused the engine to seize on Abbott's Kawasaki on Day Four of the 

In addition to the six-man Trophy Team, the AMA has also named its 
four-member Junior Trophy team, which is limited to riders 23 years old 
and younger. This year's team is made up of newcomers John Beal of 
Snohomish, Wash., Kurt Caselli of Palmdale, Calif., Cody Mastin of 
Whitehouse, Ohio, and David Pearson of Panaca, Nev.

Another 30 riders have been assigned to three-member club teams. Last year 
the Salt Fork Dirt Riders club team -- the event's only over-40 team -- 
finished an impressive fourth out of 53 international club teams.

While only a handful of America's top off-road competitors will qualify to 
compete in the 75th ISDE, interested spectators can also become a part of 
the ISDE experience -- and tour Spain -- with a tour put together by AMA 
Travel. The Team USA ISDE Tour runs Oct. 24 through Nov. 7 and includes 
round-trip airfare from New York's JFK Airport to Malaga, Spain; 
first-class accommodations for 13 nights; daily buffet breakfast; economy 
car with unlimited mileage; a special recognition dinner and gathering; an 
official Team USA jacket and two matching Team USA t-shirts. The price is 
$2,223 per person, double occupancy.

For more information on the tour, call (800) 253-8747.
2000 International Six Days Enduro Team USA
Oct. 31- Nov. 5, Granada, Spain

World Trophy Team: Destry Abbott, Peoria, AZ; Brian Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CO; Patrick 
Garrahan, Boulder Creek, CO; Randy Hawkins, Travelers Rest, SC; Fred 
Hoess, Stanhope, NJ; Russell Pearson, Las Vegas, NV.
Junior Trophy Team: John Beal, Snohomish, WA; Kurt Caselli, Palmdale, CA; Cody Mastin, 
Whitehouse, OH; David Pearson, Panaca, NV.