Throwback Thursday: Smoke in the Chicane
Photo by Henny Ray Abrams
This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back 17 years to the 2000 Daytona AMA/Lockhart Phillips USA 750cc Supersport race at Daytona International Speedway. Photographer Henny Ray Abrams caught the precise moment when it went all wrong for Hooters Suzuki rider Mike Ciccotto.
Ciccotto was battling in this front-running pack, when a little past the halfway point the group was speeding into the chicane. Ciccotto (No. 13) and Lee Acree (No. 87) made contact. With Ciccotto already on the very edge of traction, the impact with Acree was all it took for him the lose the front end of his Suzuki, with smoke billowing off the front tire.
Ciccotto came back and had a solid season, eventually finishing sixth in the final 750cc Supersport standings that season.
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