Jul 6, 2001
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<BR>Attack Suzuki's Richie Alexander, Jr. will sit out most of the remaining AMA Formula Xtreme rounds as of Laguna Seca and concentrate on the Genuine Suzuki Accessories 750cc Supersport Championship.<BR><BR>"It was a tough decision," said Alexander in the Laguna Seca paddock Thursday, July 5. "Riding in both 750 Supersport and Formula Xtreme was even tougher. There are times during these weekends where I would have to ride, between the two classes, for two hours straight. I wasn't able to totally focus on any 750 race since Daytona, and that's hurt me and the team. The team needs some wins, and I want to be winning like I should."<BR><BR>Attack Suzuki's Richard Stanboli hates to have one of his racebikes go unused and offered Alexander's empty GSX-R1000 seat to Shawn Higbee for the Laguna Seca round. With only one practice session to learn and set up the GSX-R1000 before his qualifying run, Higbee qualified 10th, three seconds off the pole-winning time of his Attack Suzuki teammate Tom Kipp.<BR>