Jun 7, 2001
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Attack Suzuki mechanic Jacob West asked to miss the Road Atlanta AMA National so he could stay at home and race in WSMC competition at Willow Springs Raceway the same weekend, May 19-20.<BR><BR>At Willow, West rode his personal Yamaha YZF-R6 to wins in GTU and 600cc Modified Production. West also took second place finishes in 600cc Supersport, 650cc Superbike and Formula Two in addition to a fifth place in the premier Toyota Cup Unlimited Grand Prix. West parlayed his <BR>weekend off into nearly $2000 in Yamaha contingency and WSMC purse money.<BR><BR>Meanwhile, Valvoline EMGO Suzuki mechanic Shane Clarke is making plans to compete in the Suzuki Cup Finals at Road Atlanta next October. Clarke's day job is building and tuning GSX-R750 Suzukis for Ben Spies.