​CLASS Motorcycle Schools: Wes Cooley, Miguel Duhamel, Ron Pierce To Attend “Champions Day” April 9 At Streets Of Willow

​CLASS Motorcycle Schools: Wes Cooley, Miguel Duhamel, Ron Pierce To Attend “Champions Day” April 9 At Streets Of Willow

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CLASS Motorcycle Schools, run by three-time AMA Superbike Champion Reg Pridmore and his wife and fellow instructor Gigi Pridmore, is hosting three unique events April 9-11 at Streets of Willow, in Rosamond, California, and it all starts with a Champions Day featuring an all-star lineup.

“We call it Champions Day because they’re all Champions, they’re all good friends,” Pridmore told Roadracingworld.com on Monday. “Miguel Duhamel is coming in. He’s one of my heroes. Wes Cooley is coming in. I haven’t seen Wes in many, many years. Then there’s my friend from Bakersfield, old RP, Ron Pierce. Then there’s the other old buggers like myself.”

Wes Cooley (34) on his way to finishing second (behind teammate Ron Pierce) in the 1979 AMA Superbike race at Daytona, riding a 1025cc Yoshimura Suzuki GS1000. Cooley won the 1979 AMA Superbike Championship, and repeated by winning the 1980 AMA Superbike Championship. – Photo by John Ulrich, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Pridmore said he has had a special guest or two, like Kevin Schwantz, join him at CLASS schools in the past, but the upcoming Champions Day was inspired by Roadracing World’s recent Where Are They Now? features.

“You were putting those guys in your Where Are The Old Bastards Now in the magazine, and those were some good pages,” said Pridmore. “Then when you did a couple of them I said, ‘That’s it. I’m going to get those blokes to come to a school.’ I called them, and they were happy to do it.”

Ron Pierce at his Breckenridge Hills Winery in Bakersfield, CA. – Photo by Felix Adamo/AdamoPictures.com.

The following day, April 10, CLASS will host a school designed for motorcycle police officers.

Motorcycle police officers in action at a CLASS Motorcycle School.

“We’re going to have 60 motorcycle police officers. That’s going to be a funny one,” said Pridmore. “Neat guys. Really super guys. I’ve done several other [motorcycle police officer] schools, but never with quite so many, which is great.

“Then on April 11 we’ll host a ladies-only day. It’s looking like were expecting 30-35 ladies right now.”

For more information or to register for any of these events, call (805) 933-9936, email [email protected], www.classrides.com.

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