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Sep 13, 2001

Due To Race Cancellations, Suzuki May Alter Suzuki Cup Final Minimum Qualification

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>The now-cancelled CCS regional race scheduled for September 15-16 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois was the last event where Suzuki Cup points could be earned in order to qualify for this year's Suzuki Cup Finals, and Suzuki may change qualification rules as a result.<BR><BR>"Yes, we are aware of that situation, and we are working on something because we've had a couple of Suzuki Cup events canceled this year," said American Suzuki's Matt Ellis on Thursday. (The other cancellation was the September 1-2 WERA National at Memphis Motorsports Park.) "What I am doing now is tabulating all of the Suzuki Cup point standings so that we know what we are dealing with before making a decision. Most likely what will happen is that we will call the Suzuki Cup point season complete and maybe lower the minimum amount of points required to qualify for the Cup Finals so that no one gets left out. I should have that ready by the beginning of next week, and I will give you guys the information so that you can post it for everyone to see."<BR><BR>Originally, American Suzuki was requiring that Suzuki racers accumulate at least 10 Suzuki Cup points to qualify for the Suzuki Cup Finals. <BR><BR>For more information about the Suzuki Cup system, see the related roadracingworld.com August 8 posting or go to www.suzukicycles.com/racing/racers.htm. On the Suzuki site, click on Contingency, click on Road Race, scroll down, and click on Details On The Suzuki Road Race Contingency Program.<BR>
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