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Jul 20, 2012

AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Racer Austin DeHaven Injured, Will Miss Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Round (Updated)

Austin DeHaven. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy of AMA Pro Racing Crown Industries rider Austin DeHaven broke his left foot while training on a motocross bike July 17 and will miss the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike July 27-29 event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

DeHaven, the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport National Champion, was training on the motocross track at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, in Gorman, California, when he caught his left foot between his footpeg and a rock, according to a press release issued by his team.

According to postings DeHaven made on his Facebook page, it is still unclear whether his bone fracture will require surgery or not but he has been told to expect a recovery time of four to eight weeks.

More, from a press release issued by Industries:

In an effort to find the best possible rider to replace the injured Austin Dehaven the Industries team has recruited Tommy Aquino to ride their R6 for round 8 and 9 of the AMA Pro season.

When asked about the rest of the season, Industries team owner Dave Brite said "Tommy Aquino will be riding with us for the next 2 rounds. Tommy has had great results at Laguna, top 5 for the last 2 years and last year at NJMP he took home a 1st and 3rd. I hate that Austin won't be there with us because I know he would have done well at Laguna but he can recover from this injury which is why we are not sure what's going to happen after New Jersey. To race at the AMA Pro DSB level you have to train hard which is what Austin was doing and sometimes these things happen. We feel fortunate to have Tommy step in for these races and we are optimistic about the weekend with Tommy, David, Benny and Stefano."

Tommy Aquino will be competing this weekend at the "Circuito de Albacete" with Fogi Racing in the CEV Moto2 Championship. On Monday, Aquino will board a plane for the US where he will meet up with the Industries team at Laguna Seca. "I'm excited about this opportunity, I always feel good at Laguna and look forward to riding in front of the home crowd." said Aquino. Fans can watch Tommy, Benny, David, Stefano and the entire Industries team July 27th - 29th at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. provides the highest standards for selection, quality and price competitiveness and takes pride in giving sportbike enthusiast what they want while leaving more cash in your pocket. Our hand-selected parts and accessories from brands like Graves Motorsports, Dyno Jet, Shogun Motorsports, Vortex, Akrapovic, Two Brothers Exhaust, & Yoshimura as well as industry-leading gear manufactures like Icon, Shoei, Alpinestars, Joe Rocket, Sidi, & Arai ensure you get the boost you want without breaking the bank.

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