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Sep 19, 2001

Hopkins And Buckmaster Both Headed To VIR This Weekend

John Hopkins and Damon Buckmaster are both headed to a WERA race at Virginia International Raceway this weekend, seeking extra track time prior to the AMA National at the track September 28-30.

Hopkins and Buckmaster are tied in points for the AMA Formula Xtreme Championship, and the title will be decided at VIR.

Californian Hopkins and girlfriend Deseree Crossman stayed on the east coast after being stranded in Newark by flights cancelled due to the terrorist bombings in New York, taking a train from Newark to Washington, D.C. where they are staying with racers Sam Fleming and Melissa Berkoff.

Buckmaster is driving across the country from his home in California to avoid any problems with air travel. The Graves Motorsports Yamaha truck is also en-route from California.

The Valvoline EMGO Suzuki truck, based at the team's race shop in Alabama, is scheduled to leave for VIR with Hopkins' racebikes tomorrow.