AMA privateer racer Hawk Mazzotta has left the Aussie Dave Racing team and is planning to have season-ending surgery on both his elbows. According to a press release issued by Mazzotta, he has nerve damage in both of his elbows that has been causing him pain, both on the track and off, for the last three years. He plans to have surgery at the hands of Dr. Thomas Bryan in Southern California soon. Mazzotta said his recovery time will be at least eight weeks, which will rule him out of the rest of the 2009 AMA season. He intends to spend the time studying to be an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and preparing to attend the fire fighter academy. Mazzotta’s release also stated that he has officially ended his relationship with the Aussie Dave Racing team as of July 3, during the AMA event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Mazzotta finished that event riding for the 4FR Toyota Trucks Greeneracres.org team.
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