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Aug 4, 2001

Pridmore To Return At Pike's Peak

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>According to Attack Suzuki owner Richard Stanboli, Jason Pridmore will return to racing at Pike's Peak aboard both his GSX-R1000 Formula Xtreme bike and his GSX-R600 Supersport machine.<BR><BR>"Jason called me right from Dr. (Art) Ting's office Wednesday (August 1) and said that he would 100% for sure be ready for Pike's," Stanboli told Roadracing World in an August 3 telephone interview. <BR><BR>Stanboli said that with Richie Alexander now concentrating on the 750cc Supersport class, Pridmore and Tom Kipp will each have a GSX-R1000 Formula Xtreme and GSX-R600 Supersport bike to race. But Stanboli is discouraging Kipp and Pridmore from riding the 600s saying, "They both like the track and want to go out and show something for next year, but I think that their best showcase will be in the Formula Xtreme race. On the 600 at Pike's Peak, it's all about working traffic and making hairball passes. It's pretty easy for something bad to happen."<BR><BR>Stanboli said that Pridmore would test at Willow Springs Tuesday, August 14 before the Pike's Peak event to make sure everything is working right.<BR>