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Sep 13, 2001

Mladin Weighs In On Willow Springs Race Cancellation

This press release just issued by Steve Reeves, Mat Mladin's publicist:<BR><BR>MAT MLADIN Racing - MEDIA INFORMATION<BR>For immediate release<BR>Thursday, 13 September 2001<BR><BR>Round 13, 2001 AMA Chevy Trucks US Superbike Championship<BR>Willow Springs Raceway, California, USA<BR><BR>AMA CANCELS WILLOW SPRINGS SUPERBIKE ROUND<BR><BR>Rosamond, California, USA - The American Motorcyclist Association today announced that the penultimate round of the 2001 AMA Chevy Trucks US Superbike Championship scheduled for Willow Springs Raceway this weekend (September 15 - 16) has been cancelled following the tragic events which have unfolded in America this week.<BR><BR>With many teams and riders already enroute to the circuit in Rosemond, California, attempts were made to have the round either run or rescheduled but eventually the race promoters were forced to cancel.<BR><BR>Australian Mat Mladin now finds himself in the situation whereby he will arrive at the final round of the championship at Virginia on September 30 holding a 15-point lead over Eric Bostrom in the championship, however the tragic events that have occurred this week have left Mladin, like many around the world, concerned for those people who have been involved in the tragedy.<BR><BR>"The race being cancelled just had to happen," said Mladin. "I think it's the right thing to do in consideration to all of those involved in what has happened in New York and Washington. Honestly, the last thing I want to do, or think about, is going racing at the moment. You just have to feel for all of those people involved in this tragedy. As for Virginia, that is the last thing on my mind right at this minute."<BR>