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Aug 21, 2001

Factory Team Trucks Show Up Early At Pikes Peak

Semi-trucks for the Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki are already in the Pikes Peak area, in preparation for this weekend's AMA National.<BR><BR>Two Honda semi-trucks were already parked at Pikes Peak International Speedway on Tuesday morning, while the Yamaha and Yoshimura Suzuki semi-trucks are parked at a nearby hotel.<BR><BR>Factory team representatives have claimed that Thursday practice should be eliminated because they need Thursday to park and set-up their semi-trucks, and that having to arrive and set-up on Wednesday is a needless expense.<BR><BR>There is no Thursday practice at Pikes Peak this year.<BR><BR>The Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki trucks arrived at Pikes Peak direct from testing at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.