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October 2, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Sports lore is full of stories about doting fathers who put tiny footballs, bats, gloves and other athletic equipment into their newborn's cribs. Reg Pridmore went one step beyond. He bought a tiny Italian motorcycle, a 50cc Mini-Bambini, before his son Jason was born. By the time Jason was 2, he was putt-putting around the family home in Santa Barbara. The elder Pridmore later became the American Motorcyclist Assn.'
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October 12, 1997 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barry and Bobby. Ken Jr. and Ken. Jason and Reg? In the world of motorcycle racing, they are yet another pair of heavy hitters. Like Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr., the baseball sluggers following in their fathers' footsteps, Jason Pridmore is on a fast track of success previously blazed by his father, Reg. Jason, 27, of Ventura sped to eight victories and two second-place finishes in 10 American Motorcycle Assn.
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October 12, 1997 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barry and Bobby. Ken Jr. and Ken. Jason and Reg? In the world of motorcycle racing, they are yet another pair of heavy hitters. Like Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr., the baseball sluggers following in their fathers' footsteps, Jason Pridmore is on a fast track of success previously blazed by his father, Reg. Jason, 27, of Ventura sped to eight victories and two second-place finishes in 10 American Motorcycle Assn.
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October 2, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Sports lore is full of stories about doting fathers who put tiny footballs, bats, gloves and other athletic equipment into their newborn's cribs. Reg Pridmore went one step beyond. He bought a tiny Italian motorcycle, a 50cc Mini-Bambini, before his son Jason was born. By the time Jason was 2, he was putt-putting around the family home in Santa Barbara. The elder Pridmore later became the American Motorcyclist Assn.'
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April 10, 1994 | BARRY BAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Gerald Rothman on the inside trailing him by a few yards, Britt Turkington considered his options as the last left turn approached. As Rothman took a deep turn, Turkington utilized his experience and decided to stay on the outside. It worked. Turkington barely outpowered Rothman to win the American Motorcyclist Assn. 750 SuperSport race by 0.246 seconds Saturday afternoon at the Pomona Fairplex.
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October 17, 1997
Pepperdine's basketball team has received a commitment from Craig Lewis, a 6-foot-3 guard from Benson High in Portland, Ore. Lewis, who visited Pepperdine last weekend, chose the Waves over Santa Clara and canceled recruiting trips to Minnesota, Washington State and Pacific. Lewis averaged 17 points and seven assists last season. BOXING Valley card: Mark Carrier of Bristol, Tenn., will face Arthur Weathers of Louisville, Ky.
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May 1, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Mechanical woes did what no AMA superbike rider could do this season to five-time champion Mat Mladin in Saturday's Suzuki Superbike Challenge at California Speedway. It knocked him out of the winner's circle. It also knocked him out of the season lead despite having won every pole and every lap before coming to Fontana.
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April 30, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Mat Mladin is by no means ready to hand over the reins as the world's top superbike rider, but Ben Spies certainly seems ready to grab them. Spies, 21, easily passed his Australian teammate halfway through the first race of the AMA Suzuki Superbike Challenge on Saturday and pulled away for a seven-second win at California Speedway. The second race is today. It was Spies' third consecutive victory over Mladin, a six-time superbike champion, and the fourth of his career.
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April 5, 2004 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Is Mat Mladin the greatest superbike rider ever? The cocky Australian took a giant step toward that designation Sunday when he and his Yoshimura Suzuki completed a sweep of two rounds of the Yamaha Superbike Challenge at California Speedway in Fontana. It made no difference to him if it was rain or shine. On a course made slippery by mist and rain Saturday, his margin over Ducati rider Eric Bostrom after 28 laps of the 2.36-mile infield motorcycle road course was 9.054 seconds.
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July 6, 1988 | Rich Tosches
When Mike Reed and Kevin Norwall reached the 18th hole at Braemar Country Club last week in the rapidly fading light of dusk, they both had the same thought: The hole did not look much different than it had the first seven times they played it that day. Of course, a lot had happened since their initial trip to the 18th tee at about 7:30 a.m. Reed, the club's head professional, and Norwall, the assistant pro, each had taken more than 200 swings. They each had stood over more than 300 putts.
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June 20, 1992 | VINCE KOWALICK
Blink and you might miss Jerry Segal. Last weekend at Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, Segal set a track record for jet-powered dragsters by zooming across the quarter-mile drag strip in 4.91 seconds, a speed of more than 292 m.p.h. Small wonder. The engine in Segal's vehicle is a General Electric J-85-13, more commonly placed in aircraft. "Basically, it's a modified version of the engine out of a Lear jet," Segal said.
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April 24, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
Willow Springs Race- way, where the first national championship motorcycle race west of the Appalachian Mountains was held in 1954, will return to the American Motorcyclist Assn. schedule this weekend for the first time in nine years. The MBNA Superbike series headlines three days of racing on the wind-swept 2.5-mile high-desert road course 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, near Rosamond.
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