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Mar 27, 2009

Hacking's Suspension Lifted Following Meeting At Daytona, And He'll Race At Road Atlanta

Jamie Hacking Penalty Suspended and Rider Placed on Probation for Remainder of 2009

Hacking to Race at Road Atlanta After Meeting with AMA Pro Road Racing Officials in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (March 27, 2009) - Attack Kawasaki rider Jamie Hacking has been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing season and his minimum one-event penalty that was assessed following this past Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway has been suspended for the balance of the season following a productive meeting today with AMA Pro Racing President Roger Edmondson and his management team at AMA Pro headquarters in Daytona Beach.

Hacking has paid the related $4,000 fine and also delivered to AMA Pro management in the meeting a letter of apology following the penalty for "conduct detrimental to the sport of professional motorcycle racing" that was assessed Sunday evening following the second and final AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL race of the weekend. Hacking used a string of profane language while exiting the press interview area in the Auto Club Speedway media center in addition to displaying additional acts of inappropriate behavior in both public and media interviews throughout the weekend.

Hacking will be permitted to compete in next weekend's event at Road Atlanta but any violations of his probation in that event or any other on the 2009 schedule will result in the immediate enforcement of the one-event penalty, in addition to any other fines, penalties or suspensions related to the infraction.

In the meeting and through his formal letter, Hacking apologized to the "AMA organization and staff, Auto Club Speedway, event sponsors, media and all of the race fans." AMA Pro officials were satisfied with Hacking's actions and demeanor during the meeting. The organization wishes to thank Hacking, his wife Rachel and Team Attack Kawasaki principal Richard Stanboli, who were all in attendance at the meeting, for their cooperation and professionalism in addressing this situation.

This press release will be the extent of AMA Pro Road Racing's comment on the matter.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.