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May 4, 2001

750cc Supersport Times From Friday Morning Practice At Sears Point

1. Jason Pridmore, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:38.796<BR>2. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki ZX-6R, 1:38.954<BR>3. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:39.010<BR>4. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:39.165<BR>5. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:39.192<BR>6. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:39.194<BR>7. Brian Parriott, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:39.475<BR>8. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:39.475<BR>9. Roger Lee Hayden, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:40.210<BR>10. Owen Weichel, Kawasaki ZX-6R, 1:40.352<BR>11. Lee Acree, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:40.498<BR>12. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:40.648<BR>13. Richie Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:40.713<BR>14. Anthony Lupo, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:42.696<BR>15. Tony Meiring, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:42.934<BR><BR>If the 600cc Supersport machines are removed from the timing sheet, Roadracing World's Chris Ulrich is the fastest 750-mounted rider by three seconds over Ricci Motorsports Anthony Lupo and Corona Ebsco Suzuki's Tony "The Tiger" Meiring. <BR><BR>Competitors who run both 750cc and 600cc Supersport racers use the 600cc and 750cc Supersport practice sessions for their 600 bikes only and then use the much longer Superbike sessions to set up their 750cc Supersport weapons. Riders who follow this agenda include Richie Alexander, Lee Acree, Brian Parriott, Vincent Haskovec, and Jimmy Moore. Ulrich, Meiring and Lupo will also bring their 750cc Supersport bikes out in the longer Superbike sessions.<BR>Riders have found it easier to get around the tight, tricky Sears Point racetrack on 600s rather than on 750s, perhaps due to the heavier rotating crankshaft mass of the 750 and the 750's tendency to spin the rear tire more at the exit of corners.