Mar 2, 2002
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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Former AMA 250cc Grand Prix (1983), Formula One (1986) and Pro Twins (1989) Champion Randy Renfrow suffered a broken lower right leg at the kneecap, four broken ribs and broken bones in his right foot when he crashed his Honda RS250 on the warm-lap of the CCS Expert GTU race at Daytona Friday.<BR><BR>Though original reports were that Renfrow was hit from behind in the infield dogleg, Renfrow was unsure what happened, and may have been hit from behind or may have lost the front when he hit a crosswind. In either case, Renfrow fell, tangled with his own bike and then got run over by another rider. Renfrow was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he was scheduled for surgery Saturday evening.<BR><BR>Marietta Motorsports' Chris "Opie" Caylor crashed his Suzuki GSX-R750 in practice on Friday and suffered fractures in his left foot. Caylor, a multi-time WERA and Suzuki Cup Champion, highsided exiting the Internationa Horseshoe. Caylor was transported to the Speedway's infield care center where X-rays revealed his injuries.<BR><BR>"It was the second lap," said Caylor. "I guess the right side of the tire wasn't hot yet or I hit something on the track. I mean, it's weird how it went away so fast. It was instant. I can usually spin it and keep it out there, but not this time."<BR><BR>Caylor said that he doesn't know if he will try to race in next week's AMA event. <BR><BR>"I broke three bones in the foot when it slapped the ground," explained Caylor. "They are clean breaks and nothing is displaced. So I won't need a cast, but I use my feet a lot when I ride. I don't know what I'm going to do right. All I know is that this is not the way I planned on starting the season."