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Daytona: Crozier Motorsports preview

CROZIER MOTORSPORTS READY FOR DOUBLE DUTY Daytona Beach, Fla...On March 6, Mark Crozier and Crozier Motorsports will be ready to thunder their way to a top finish in both the SunTrust MOTO-GT Series and the Daytona SportBike Series at Daytona ...

CROZIER MOTORSPORTS READY FOR DOUBLE DUTY

Daytona Beach, Fla...On March 6, Mark Crozier and Crozier Motorsports will be ready to thunder their way to a top finish in both the SunTrust MOTO-GT Series and the Daytona SportBike Series at Daytona International Speedway.

"We are all really excited about this first race of the season," says Crozier who has joined forces with Augusta Triumph/Ducati of Augusta, Ga. "Not only is the Daytona 200 the most prestigious race of the year, but this will mark the debut of the new AMA Pro Road Racing Series and it will be the first time that that the SportBike race has been run under the lights. It is definitely going to be spectacular."

Extremely familiar with the famed Daytona long course, Crozier competed in the 2007 SunTrust MOTO-ST series (now MOTO-GT) and took home second overall.

Looking to score the win in the SunTrust MOTO-GT Series, Crozier will team with Phil Caudill of Sugar Grove, Pa.

"I've know Phil for a number of years," says Crozier. "In fact, he has sponsored me for quite some time. He is an excellent racer, extremely professional and well-versed in what it takes to win. He definitely brings a lot to the team and I think his skill will serve to increase our chances of winning."

Born in Ohio and raised in Pennsylvania, Caudill, who owns MotoHeaven.com, has been racing for 19 years. A staunch competitor, he has earned numerous victories and championships, including a WERA Endurance title.

"When Mark called and asked if I would be interested, I jumped at the chance," smiles Caudill. "I have raced against Mark in endurance and he is right on the money. Racing with him is going to be really good."

A native of Georgia, Crozier is all about winning. The holder of eight national Endurance Championships, his hard-charging ability is well documented and losing never sets well with him.

"I really feel we have an excellent team," sums up Crozier. "I have raced with Augusta Triumph/Ducati before. They are a family of motorcycle enthusiasts and understand delivering a winning motorcycle and assembling a winning crew. The MOTO-GT race is two hours long and requires three or four pit stops. Each one is all important and as many know races are often won in the pits. The SportBike race is 57 laps and will require two pit stops, so your crew is all important and the Augusta Triumph Ducati crew fits the bill."

Running a Triumph Daytona 675, the combination of Crozier Motorsports and Augusta Triumph/Ducati makes this a team to watch at the upcoming Daytona 200.

-credit: cm

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