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Jun 19, 2001

AMA Fines And Takes Point From Mladin For Press Conference Comments

This just in from the AMA:<BR><BR>"MLADIN FINED AND LOSES LOUDON POLE POINT FOR DETRIMENTAL CONDUCT<BR><BR>"PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Yoshimura Suzuki's Mathew Mladin has been fined $5,000 and penalized a Superbike championship pole position point for detrimental conduct during a post-qualifying press conference at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday, June 16.<BR><BR>"When asked a question about his record-setting qualifying run, Mladin instead opened the press conference using profanity at times to criticize New Hampshire International Speedway, an AMA Pro Racing official, a newspaper reporter and fellow competitors. <BR><BR>"AMA Pro Racing deems Mladin's actions in the press conference as inexcusable. The public form (sic) of a press conference is not the place to raise personal issues with AMA Pro Racing officials, newspaper reporters, fellow competitors or use foul language. <BR><BR>"Mladin leads the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship with 230 points."