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Jan 11, 2002

SuperTT Race Saturday To Draw Road Racing Stars

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>The SuperTT race series is holding a pre-season warm-up event Saturday, January 12 in the parking lot of Edison Field in Anaheim, California during the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam, and some of road racing's biggest names are expected to race. <BR><BR>Don Canet, Road Test Editor of Cycle World magazine and founder of the SuperTT series, has announced that 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz will be racing on a specially-prepared Suzuki DR-Z400. Former factory Ducati Superbike racer and Grand National dirt tracker Larry Pegram will also race, on a White Brothers-prepared Honda CR450F. <BR><BR>Joining Canet, Schwantz and Pegram could be many of the SuperTT series regulars including former AMA Motocross Champion Gary Jones, former AMA 250cc Grand Prix Champion Roland Sands, and former AMA pro road racers Mark Miller and Mark Foster. According to series organizers, other possible attendees may include Yamaha factory Superbike star Anthony Gobert, American Honda superstar Nicky Hayden and former AMA Superbike Champion Doug Chandler.<BR><BR>There are three classes of racing with SuperTT at Anaheim including Open, for open-displacement single-cylinders with unlimited modifications and any size of wheel acceptable; Sportsman, for open-displacement single-cylinders with 21-inch front wheels, full suspension travel, stock brake calipers and any type of tire including DOTs; and Mini-Motard, for up to 150cc 4-stroke Singles with unlimited modifications.<BR><BR>SuperTT will hold a similar event Saturday, January 26 at the same location with many of the same racers scheduled to appear including Schwantz and with the possible addition of Yoshimura Suzuki's Aaron Yates.<BR><BR>For more information, for racers or spectators, go to www.supertt.com.