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AMA: Davis reluctantly bows out of Charlotte

21 July 2000

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio --  As of presstime for release R00051, "A Will Davis

Homecoming", Will Davis was fully prepared to attack the half-mile groove at

Lowe's Motor Speedway in spite of the discomfort he was feeling from a head-on

collision during a weekend softball game in which he sustained a slight skull


     "I haven't been dizzy at all, I've been riding wheelies around the yard on

my 125 and trying to gauge my balance". Said Davis, "For the first few days I

had a really bad headache, but that has gone away and as long as my balance is

good and I feel comfortable I'm going give it a shot."

     As of 2:30 p.m. EST AMA Pro Racing's Flat Track Manager, Bruce Bober,

reported that Davis had decided against racing this weekend, but still planned

to attend the race. "Will says he's been on the doctor a day program since the

collision." Stated Bober. "He really wanted to race, but based on the latest

medical advice he received, has decided to let his injuries heal before getting

back on the track."

     While at the Charlotte National 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.