Arclight Suzuki co-owner Chuck Warren confirmed in a January 4 phone call to Roadracing World that the team will concentrate on Formula USA competition in 2001 with riders Lee Acree and Brian Parriott.
According to Warren, the team is trying to provide support in 750cc Super Stock and Open Super Stock in the WERA National Challenge Series for Scott Harwell, but otherwise will not be involved in WERA competition.
Warren said he had discussed running selected Formula USA events with Tray Batey but did not think that Batey would accept the offer. Batey left Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki following the 1998 season expressly because he no longer wanted to compete in Formula USA and Formula Xtreme competition. Batey signed with Arclight Suzuki to ride in the WERA National Endurance Series and in WERA National Challenge Series events in 1999 and 2000.