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Dec 25, 2001

A Happy Hopper Family Christmas

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Red Bull Yamaha Grand Prix racer John "Hopper" Hopkins, 18, moved his family into a new house in time for Christmas.<BR><BR>The one-acre site in Southern California includes a main house, a guest house, and a spacious garage.<BR><BR>Since becoming a professional racer at age 16, Hopkins has won the 1999 Aprilia Cup Challenge Championship, the 2000 AMA 750cc Supersport Championship, and the 2001 AMA Formula Xtreme Championship.<BR><BR>He was the youngest-ever AMA Supersport Champion and the youngest-ever AMA Formula Xtreme Champion, riding GSX-R Suzukis for Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki.