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AMA: Nash wins AMA Buell Pro Thunder Title

15 August 2000

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio --  Dunedin, New Zealand native Jeffrey Nash clinched

the title of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Buell Pro Thunder

series last weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo.

Nash, who currently resides in Mansfield Tex., locked up the championship point

standings with one race remaining on the season schedule.

     Consistency was the key to Nash's title-winning effort. Though he has yet

to take the checkers, he's finished on the podium at every race to date, taking

four second-place, and three third-place finishes aboard the Advanced

Motorsports Ducati.

     "We're very happy of course," said Nash. "The season has been a whole lot

of work, and I couldn't have done it without the crew and our sponsors, Advanced

Motorsports, Arai, Ohlins, Dunlop and Structural One."

     Nash is already planning for the 2001 season, and is looking forward to an

expanded team and additional sponsor support. "Hopefully, winning this

championship will bring us a little more attention. We'll be approaching new

sponsors and would like to put together a Superbike effort and a two-rider


     The 37-year old Nash holds several regional and vintage racing titles,

including the 1998 American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association (AHMRA) Sound

of Thunder and Sound of Singles Championships. He began racing with AMA Pro in

1998, entering the Pro Thunder event at Mid-Ohio that year and taking seventh

place. He returned to the AMA Pro Thunder series in 1999, earning six, top-five

results, including third-place finishes at Road America and Mid-Ohio.

     The season finale for the Buell Pro Thunder series and AMA Chevy Trucks

U.S. Superbike Championship will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at Willow Springs

Raceway in Rosamond, Calif.