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Feb 8, 2002

AMA Pro Racing CEO Denies Bramblett Charges, States Motivation In Supercross Negotiations

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>In a letter received by Roadracing World today, AMA Pro Racing CEO Scott Hollingsworth again denied charges made by Fred Bramblett of OMS and reported in a copyrighted story posted on roadracingworld.com and dated Saturday, February 3.<BR><BR>Bramblett made the charges in speaking to roadracingworld.com's John Ulrich in the press box at Edison Field during an AMA Supercross event. The charges were accurately reported and attributed to Bramblett by Ulrich in the copyrighted story on roadracingworld.com, and roadracingworld.com did not post the story or allegations on any other website.<BR><BR>Bramblett has made the same allegations to other persons in the motorcycle industry, on more than one occasion, and in fact told Ulrich that he had made the same allegations to several members of the AMA and AMA Pro Racing Boards.<BR><BR>On February 5, cyclenews.com posted quotes from Hollingsworth denying the allegations. Roadracingworld.com immediately quoted the cyclenews.com post and deleted the parts of the original roadracingworld.com post that dealt with Bramblett's accusations.<BR><BR>In the letter to Roadracing World dated February 7 and received February 8, Hollingsworth stated:<BR><BR>"First, let me state for the record that there isn't a single element of truth as it relates to me contained in the passage quoted above. I was never 'involved' with FAME. I never won a bidding war to purchase another company that was later purchased by SFX (or any of its predecessors or successors), and I have no 'life's work to exact revenge' on SFX, Clear Channel or any other company for that matter. The choice of JamSports as AMA Pro Racing's promotional partner for the 2003 AMA US Supercross Championship was the result of a long and deliberate process where all parties had an equal opportunity to make an offer. My role in that process was simply to do what I could to provide the broadest range of opportunities from which to make a decision in the best interests of the sport of motorcycle racing, the AMA, and AMA Pro Racing and its stakeholders.<BR><BR>"Second, in correspondence with me today, Mr. Bramblett denies that he made these statements. Mr. Bramblett states that he can understand my upset with the allegations and suggests you 'ambushed' me. Further, I understand that you have continued to disseminate the same type of information on other websites. It is extremely upsetting to me that these allegations appear to have been concocted by you soley to cause harm to my reputation.<BR><BR>"Finally, I demand that Roadracing World issue an immediate and complete retraction of the allegations contained in this story including an apology to me for your conduct, and further demand that you immediately stop disseminating this false information through other outlets."