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Texas to hold flat track race

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (April 20, 2001) - Will Davis and Terry Poovey, winners of national championship motorcycle events last year at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, lead the entry list for the Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville AMA Flat Track Nationals...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (April 20, 2001) - Will Davis and Terry Poovey, winners of national championship motorcycle events last year at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, lead the entry list for the Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville AMA Flat Track Nationals Saturday night, May 5.

Davis, from Goldsboro, N.C. and Poovey, from Euless, will be among the top-flight field that will take part in the season's third event of the American Motorcyclist Association Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship Series. The nationwide AMA series is the premier U.S. flat track motorcycle circuit.

Davis captured last spring's dirt track event at Texas prior to suffering injuries in a softball game that sidelined him for a majority of the season. Poovey, one of the series' most famous veterans, took the top spot in last summer's event.

Davis and Poovey will receive serious challenges from the star-studded field, which will include every major motorcycle flat track rider in the nation. Defending AMA Progressive Insurance series champion Joe Kopp of Mica, Wash., will compete in defense of his title. Other riders entered include 1992 and 1999 AMA champion Chris Carr, Fleetwood, Penn.; Jay Springsteen, Lapeer, Mich.; Harley-Davidson factory rider Rich King of Dysart, Iowa and local riders Willie McCoy of Garland and Jason Tyer of Irving, the defending AMA Grand National Rookie-of-the-Year.

The entry list for the event is dominated by twin-cylinder, 750cc Harley-Davidsons but also includes Honda, Suzuki and Ducati entries. The program also includes the Harley-Davidson Sportster Performance class in which all entrants compete utilizing 833cc Harleys. McCoy has won the last two Sportster titles.

Tickets for the Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville AMA Flat Track Nationals are available seven days a week at the speedway ticket office, by calling the speedway at (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at all Ticketmasters locations. Ticket prices are as low as $10.

-TMS

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Series AMA , Other bike
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