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Sep 12, 2001

AMA Reschedules Willow Springs National

AMA Pro Racing's event at Willow Springs Raceway has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 12-14. <BR><BR>Initial word that the event had been scheduled on top of the October 19-21 Formula USA Finale at Daytona came from Willow Springs Raceway's Greg Huth. He now says that was an error.<BR><BR><BR><BR>The AMA press release on the postponement follows:<BR><BR><BR><BR>September 11 <BR>Willow Springs Superbike Championship event postponed <BR><BR>AMA Pro Racing continues with the rest of America and the world in mourning the devastating loss of human life that took place Tuesday morning.<BR><BR>Given these tragic circumstances, and in consideration of the disruption of services in nationwide air transportation, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship event scheduled for September 14-16 at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California, has been postponed until further notice.<BR><BR>"A number of compelling reasons dictate the postponement of this event," said Scott Hollingsworth, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. "From a purely logistical standpoint, it does not appear feasible to expect cross-country travel to be fully restored soon enough to accommodate attending or participating in this race. Of equal importance are considerations regarding the appropriateness of holding a sporting event in the wake of Tuesday's horrible events.<BR><BR>"Our deepest sympathy and most sincere prayers go out to the thousands of families that have been impacted by these terrible events."<BR><BR>AMA Pro Racing, Willow Springs International Raceway and teams will coordinate the rescheduling of this event, while factoring in other important logistical considerations such as live television.<BR><BR>A decision about the running of this weekend's AMA U.S. Hillclimb Championship presented by Pace American event in Jefferson (York Co.), Penn., has not yet been made, but will be coming shortly.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR> <BR>
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