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Two-wheel warriors gear up for battle at Mid-Ohio

Two-Wheel Warriors Gear Up For Battle At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course DUBLIN, Ohio (July 10, 2001) - The international pro riders of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Superbike Tour will hit the 2.4-mile, 15-turn permanent facility at...

Two-Wheel Warriors Gear Up For Battle At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 10, 2001) - The international pro riders of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Superbike Tour will hit the 2.4-mile, 15-turn permanent facility at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for one of the nation's largest AMA events during the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, July 20-22, 2001.

Similar to last year, the 2001 weekend features a main event Wiseco Superbike 100 doubleheader, with Round 9 of the AMA Superbike Tour schedule set for Saturday, July 21, and Round 10 set for Sunday, July 22. Mid-Ohio is the third of three venues this year to host an AMA Superbike Tour doubleheader.

Last year Suzuki factory rider Aaron Yates swept the Wiseco Superbike 100 doubleheader, bringing his career Mid-Ohio win total to three. With the victories, Yates tied Kawasaki rider Doug Chandler for most career Mid-Ohio wins. Honda rider Miguel Duhamel is right behind with two wins in the competitive class.

This year's Superbike races will again feature the familiar bikes of Chandler, Duhamel and Yates as well as rising Honda star Nicky Hayden, Kawasaki rider Eric Bostrom and past Mid-Ohio winner Pascal Picotte. The 250 Grand Prix, 600 SuperSport, 750 SuperSport and Formula Xtreme classes round out the on-track action.

Off-track action this year is highlighted by the 11th Annual Mid-Ohio Dealer Ride, a traditional staple of the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire. Motorcycle owners can register at local participating motorcycle dealers to take a lap of historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the lunch break on Sunday, July 22. This is the fans' chance to tour the same circuit that challenges the world's top two-wheel pilots.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, now in its 40th Year of Racing, is located off Interstate 71 approximately halfway between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. For tickets to the Honda Super Cycle Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, call 1-800-MID-OHIO or visit www.midohio.com <http://www.midohio.com>. Fans who purchase tickets by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 18, 2001, can save up to 20 percent on select daily and weekend passes.

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Series AMA
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Miguel Duhamel , Doug Chandler , Aaron Yates , Eric Bostrom , Pascal Picotte