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 fracture. "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.