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Tuner to the stars to receive medal at Lima half-mile

22 June 2000

R00044    Contact: Bill Nordquist
June 22, 2000
Doug White
For Immediate Release
Phone: (614) 856-1900
Fax: (614) 856-1924

           Tuner to the stars to receive medal at Lima half-mile

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Every racer in the AMA Progressive Insurance

U.S. Flat Track Championships will be looking to move up in the standings

at the June 24 Lima, Ohio, half-mile at the Allen County Fairgrounds. But

the event will also be a bit of a homecoming for one team in particular -

the Harley-Davidson factory squad.

     At the Lima event, legendary Harley tuner Bill Werner will receive a

medal commemorating his induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame located

at AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio. Werner was due to receive this

medal during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, July 8 at 4 p.m. at the

museum, but will be busy with his team in Hutchinson, Kansas that day.

     Adding to the excitement will be the return of Scott Parker, the rider

who complemented Bill Werner's tuning talents to become the all-time

winningest dirt-tracker in history.

      Parker will join a field of racers including series points leader

Chris Carr. Carr enjoys an 11-point lead in the series and is looking to

expand that lead at Lima. Putting pressure on Carr is Euless, Texas, native

Terry Poovey, with 45 points. Just 3-points behind Poovey is Joe Kopp, who

has been on fire so far this season.

     Adding to the thunderous roar of the Grand National event will be the

second SuperTrapp SuperTracker race of the season. The SuperTrackers were

dominated by Suzuki in their inaugural season, but Harley-Davidson and

rider Mike Hacker took the checkers at Harrington, Del., in the first 2000

SuperTracker meet.

     Lima promoter Dave McCarthy is helping to pump up sponsor Progressive

Insurance, by offering a free event program to any fan who gets an

insurance quote from the folks in the Progressive Insurance tent. So stop

by, get a quote, take home a program, and add a dollar to the rider point

fund, courtesy of Progressive, all at the same time.

     While at the Lima half-mile be sure to stop by the Progressive

Insurance tent, near the grand stand entrance, for rider autograph

sessions, video games, free magnetic schedules, posters and     other

giveaway items. Once there you can Support the Sport by calling

1-800-FLAT-TRACK on the hotline or by receiving an on-line quote on the

Progressive computer. Don't forget, for every quote made through

1-800-FLAT-TRACK, Progressive pays $1 into the rider point fund.

     Qualifying heats begin at 5:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.

For ticket information call (419) 666-6450.

     For broadcast times, immediate post-race results, rider information,

AMA Pro Racing notes and news, check


     POS  PTS  NUM  RIDER, HOMETOWN                     WINS
     1    56   1    CHRIS CARR, FLEETWOOD, PA           1
     2    45   18   TERRY POOVEY, EULESS, TX            1
     3    42   43   JOE J KOPP, MICA, WA                0
     4    41   21   WILLIAM DAVIS, GOLDSBORO, NC        0
     5    38   9    JAY SPRINGSTEEN, LAPEER, MI         1
     6    36   31   KEN COOLBETH JR, WARREN, CT         0
     7    35   11   BRYAN BIGELOW, AU GRES, MI          0
     8    28   80   RICH KING, DYSART, IA               0
     9    28   67   MIKE HACKER, PRINCE GEORGE, VA      0
     10   26   33   GLEN JR SCHNABEL, WEST BEND, WI     0
     11   24   10   DAN STANLEY, BELLINGHAM, WA         0
     12   20   41   BRETT LANDES, LOS GATOS, CA         0
     13   15   59   WILLIE MCCOY, RICHARDSON, TX        0
     14   14   69   NICKY HAYDEN, OWENSBORO, KY         0
     15   14   24   MICHAEL VARNES, READING, PA         0
     16   9    89   KEVIN VARNES, NEW HOLLAND, PA       0
     17   9    53   GARY ROGERS, SAN JOSE, CA           0
     18   8    29   DALE JENNEMAN, GRAND ISLAND, NE     0
     19   7    66   GEORGE A ROEDER II, MONROEVILLE, OH 0
     20   7    81A  ROY MILLER, NEW HOLLAND, PA         0
     21   6    26   STEPHEN J BEATTIE, CANADA, ON       0
     22   5    12N  JASON M TYER, IRVING, TX            0
     23   5    19   PAUL LYNCH, BEL AIR, MD             0
     24   3    19K  TRENTON W BAILEY, OTTUMWA, IA       0
     25   3    83   PAUL R MORGAN III, CENTRALIA, IL    0
     26   3    47C  GREG G TYSOR, CUMMING, GA           0
     27   1    72F  LARRY PEGRAM, BALTIMORE, OH         0