THIS JUST IN: Johnny Rock Page Suspended

Henny Ray Abrams | September 5, 2009

Road racer Johnny Rock Page has been “suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the sport based on actions that happened on the race track,” an AMA spokesman said late on Saturday evening.The suspension was precipitated by an incident between Rock and Foremost Insurance Pegram Racing’s Larry Pegram. Pegram, who finished fifth, lapped Page on the final lap of the American Superbike race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The two exchanged words afterwards, with each believing the other was in the wrong.This is the second suspension for Page, who earlier this season was suspended fromthe second race at Mid-Ohio and the Heartland Park Topeka event for “failure to acknowledge the blue flag during the American Superbike race and subsequently impeding the progress of the race leaders.”It was that suspension that led to the videotaped confrontation Page had with AMA tech director Al Ludington, who himself was suspended for his profanity-laced assault on Page. Ludington missed the Topeka race, but returned for the following race at Virginia International Raceway.

Henny Ray Abrams | Contributing Editor

Abrams is the longest-serving contributor at Cycle News. Over the course of his 35-some years of writing and shooting photos, he’s covered events from MotoGP to the Motocross World Championship - and everything in between.