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Jul 24, 2001

Morris To Return To AMA Racing At Brainerd

Richie Morris will return to AMA racing at Brainerd this weekend, about five months after he was seriously injured in a starting-grid accident at Daytona. Early on, doctors considered amputating Morris' badly mangled left forearm. Morris refused to allow that, and has been recuperating ever since.<BR><BR>While Morris returned to racing by finishing second in a Formula USA Buell Pro Thunder race at Virginia International Raceway July 1, the race at Brainerd will be his first AMA-sanctioned event since Daytona.<BR><BR>In an e-mail to Roadracing World, Morris wrote:<BR><BR>"For the What It's Worth column, I have been asked to ride the Hal's Factory Buell at Brainerd this upcoming weekend. Mike (Ciccotto) will still ride, I will just be on the B bike. I just wanted to let Buell and Hal's know that I am honored to be chosen, especially with my arm still in pretty sorry shape. It should be real fun to be back at an AMA race for the first time since Daytona."<BR>