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May 19, 2001

Updated Post: Formula Xtreme Race Red-Flagged When Pridmore Crashes; Race Day Suspended When Heavy Rain Follows

AMA officials red-flagged the Formula Xtreme race at Road Atlanta when Jason Pridmore crashed while running third behind Josh Hayes and John Hopkins. Pridmore was in an impact zone with a broken leg and needed medical attention. Pridmore was riding with a broken left collarbone suffered in a crash during Formula Xtreme qualifying Friday.<BR><BR>Before the race could be re-started, a fast-moving thunderstorm drenched Road Atlanta, complete with lightning strikes and a power failure in timing and scoring. <BR><BR>AMA officials decided to call it a day and have declined to declare the Formula Xtreme race complete because the last-place rider had not yet taken the halfway flag when Pridmore crashed.<BR><BR>The 750cc Supersport race, originally scheduled to be held after Formula Xtreme, was postponed. <BR><BR><BR>The revised schedule for Sunday follows:<BR><BR>11:00 a.m.: Presentation of Roadracing World Air Fence Fund check for $104,000 to AMA, at Winner's Circle<BR><BR>12:00 noon: Pro Honda 600cc Supersport (15 laps)<BR> MBNA 250cc Grand Prix (15 laps)<BR> Lockhart-Phillips F-Xtreme (8 laps)<BR>3:00 p.m. Chevy Trucks Superbike (25 laps)<BR> Genuine Suzuki Accessories 750cc<BR> Supersport (15 laps)<BR><BR>Live television commitments limited scheduling flexibility. The 600cc Supersport and Superbike races are scheduled to be broadcast live on Speedvision.<BR><BR><BR><BR>The Formula Xtreme running order at the red-flag (after seven laps) was:<BR><BR>1. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR929RR<BR>2. John Hopkins, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>3. Jason Pridmore, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>4. Damon Buckmaster, Yamaha YZF-R7/R1<BR>5. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR929RR<BR>6. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha YZF-R7/R1<BR>7. Richie Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>8. Michael Barnes, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>9. Grant Lopez, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>10. Steve Grigg, Muzzy Raptor 835<BR>11. Billy Ethridge, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>12. Troy Vincent, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>13. Scott Carpenter, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>14. Jamie Thompson, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>15. John Ross, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>16. James Compton, Yamaha YZF1000R<BR>17. Robert Hill, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>18. Chuck Allen, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>19. Jim Bonner, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>20. Rick Narup, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR><BR>(Roger Lee Hayden had already retired with blown motor. Mark Miller had pitted with his rear brake leaking fluid and on fire.)<BR><BR><BR>
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