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January 16, 2002

Willow Springs Motorcycle Club Celebrates Ten Years of Racing
2001 Awards Banquet Scheduled at Lancaster's Park Plaza
The Willow Springs Motorcycle Club, a motorcycle roadracing organization
based at Willow Springs International Motorsports Park near Rosamond,
California, will launch its 2002 racing season this weekend.  The club --
created ten years ago by raceway owner Bill Huth -- operates year-round,
holding races on the third Sunday of every month.  An awards banquet
recognizing last year's winners will be held at the Park Plaza in Lancaster,
California on Saturday, January 19, 2002.  The first round of racing in 2002
will take place on Sunday, January 20.

The WSMC was formed in December, 1991 and will begin its eleventh full
season of racing this weekend.  The club has been managed since its
inception by racer Kenny Kopecky, who is still an active competitor and
current class champion.  It has been a starting point for some of the nation
's most accomplished racers, including AMA Pro Racing's John Hopkins and
Tony Meiring.  Hopkins won the 2001 AMA Formula Xtreme championship on a
Team Valvoline Suzuki, while Meiring just signed an agreement to race in the
600 Supersport class for the Kawasaki factory race team.  WSMC features some
of the fastest racing motorcycles in the world, with a wide variety of
classes for all levels of competition.

Willow Springs International Motorsports Park is a 600-acre complex of six
racetracks embracing nearly every conceivable motorsports discipline.  In
addition to the historic 2.5-mile road course, the Willow Springs facility
includes the Streets of Willow, a 1.5-mile, 14-turn multi-configuration road
course ideal for testing, club racing and schools; two ¼ mile paved ovals; a
3/8-mile clay oval; a .625-mile karting track; and the just-completed
"Toyota Playpen," a short course targeting beginning riders and drivers.
The facility also has an off-road area for testing of off-road vehicles.