Brett McCormick has a second chance this weekend to
impress in the U.S. AMA series, having signed a deal to replace P.J.
Jacobsen on the Celtic Racing team at Fontana Auto Club Speedway in
The 16-year-old Jacobsen is out temporarily with a hand
injury from the first-lap pile-up at the Daytona 200.
McCormick and the Picotte Performance
team made it clear at Daytona that they didn’t have the money for a
run at a U.S. program, so Jacobsen’s mishap gave McCormick another
shot at the series.
After an eighth at Daytona, McCormick has already
shown he’s up to speed with the U.S. riders, and Celtic’s bike is a
Suzuki GSX-R1000, the same model which McCormick rode to second place
in the Canadian series in 2009.
The event at Fontana, like that at
Daytona, is a double-header, with races Saturday and Sunday. SPEED TV
will be airing the races late in the evening on both days.