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Feb 28, 2004

Barnes, Pegram, Stokes, Haner, Morris Earn Formula USA Pole Positions At Daytona

Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Formula USA Qualifying Results:

Sportbike:

1. Michael Barnes, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:54.824
2. Larry Pegram, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:54.936
3. Chris Peris, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:55.473
4. Robert Jensen, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.042
5. Michael Himmelsbach, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.107
6. Jeff Wood, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.203
7. Steve Rapp, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:56.476
8. Shawn Conrad, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.329
9. Hilton Hinks, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:58.260
10. Des Conboy, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:58.260
11. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:58.519
12. Jesse Janisch, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:58.673
13. John-O Bowman, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:59.014
14. Richard Britton, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:59.101
15. Brian Stokes, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:59.176
16. Nick Cummings, Honda CBR600RR, 1:59.215
17. Danny Eslick, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:59.477
18. Dave Ebben, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:59.547
19. Willliam Card, Honda CBR600RR, 1:59.998
20. Jason Smith, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2:00.132

40. Scott Greenwood, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2:07.585, crash

Formula Sportbike:

1. Brian Stokes, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.487
2. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.730
3. Brian Hall, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:59.044
4. John McGarity, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:59.645
5. Marco Martinez, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:59.730
6. Kevin Gordan, Suzuki GSX-R750, 2:00.179
7. Joe Ribeiro, Suzuki GSX-R750, 2:00.873
8. David Tullier, Suzuki GSX-R750, 2:00.968
9. Matt Malterer, Suzuki GSX-R750, 2:01.976
10. Dave Rosno, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2:02.242

Superbike:

1. Larry Pegram, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:55.876
2. Scott Greenwood, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:55.913
3. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:55.997
4. Steve Rapp, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:56.118
5. Jeff Wood, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.122
6. Robert Jensen, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.218
7. Michael Himmelsbach, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:56.811
8. Des Conboy, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.310
9. Shawn Conrad, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.755
10. Heath Small, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.813
11. William Card, Honda CBR600RR, 1:59.137
12. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:59.325
13. Jesse Janisch, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:59.472
14. Dave Rosno, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:59.481
15. Hilton Hinks, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:59.578
16. Nick Cummings, Honda CBR600RR, 1:59.776
17. Bobby Hilliard, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2:00.679
18. Brian Baker, Suzuki GSX-R600, 2:01.819
19. Kevin Mays, Yamaha YZF-R6, 2:02.027
20. Rodolfo Raminez, Suzuki GSX-R600, 2:03.354

Unlimited Grand Prix:

1. John Haner, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:52.952
2. Shawn Higbee, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:53.085
3. Larry Pegram, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:53.194
4. Eric Wood, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:56.171
5. Marco Martinez, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:57.777
6. Brian Hall, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:58.331
7. J.J. Roetlin, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:58.423
8. Roger Bell, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:58.972
9. Joe Ribeiro, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:59.789
10. Rick Shaw, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:59.859


Thunderbike:

1. Richie Morris, Buell X1, 2:03.537
2. Dan Bilansky, Buell XB9R, 2:04.400
3. Dave Estok, Buell XB9R, 2:04.707
4. Derek Keyes, Suzuki SV650, 2:06.057
5. Joseph Rozynski, Buell X1, 2:06.481
6. Bryan Bemisderfer, Buell XB9R, 2:06.554
7. Brian Parriott, BMW R1100S, 2:07.661
8. Nate Kern, BMW R1100S, 2:07.685
9. Kurt Miller, Buell XB9R, 2:08.124
10. Randy Rega, Buell XB12R, 2:08.433
11. Darren Danilowicz, Suzuki SV650, 2:10.149
12. Michael Mills, Suzuki SV650, 2:10.386
13. David White, Suzuki SV650, 2:10.934
14. Joey Thomas, Suzuki SV650, 2:11.774
15. Mark Hamilton, Suzuki SV650, 2:11.800
16. Jason Kosco, Buell XB9R, 2:12.295
17. Sam Rozynski, Buell X1, 2:12.477
18. Clint Brotz, Buell, 2:12.538
19. Tim Hall, Suzuki SV650, 2:12.809
20. Paul James, Buell XB12R, 2:12.956


More, from a press release issued by Daytona International Speedway:

Despite Qualifying Spill, Greenwood Set To Open Formula USA Title Defense At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 28, 2004) – Despite an untimely spill during qualifying, Scott Greenwood looks to defend his 2003 Formula USA Sportbike Championship at Daytona International Speedway. The veteran racer from Dunbarton, N.H., is riding an Argo Cycles Yamaha R6. After a spill on the track during qualifying, Greenwood qualified 40th for Sunday's Formula USA Sportbike Final.

Despite his fall, Greenwood is ready for a repeat run says "I'll have to have a good start to make up as many positions on the first lap as possible."

Greenwood has scratched out a career racing in Formula USA Series, motorcycle racing's version of Triple-A baseball. He's been on the cusp of getting a call to a factory-support ride for years, but so far the phone hasn't rang.

His one victory in AMA Pro Racing came at the Loudon Supersport National in 2001. Factory riders boycotted the race that year at New Hampshire International Speedway due to wet conditions. And even though Greenwood is in the record books as an AMA Supersport winner, he never reaped the benefits that such an accomplishment would normally bring a privateer rider.

"I think that win might have hurt my career more than helped it," admitted Greenwood. "The only two positives that came out of winning Loudon that year was the fact that I qualified sixth and ahead of a lot of the factory riders and the money I won.

"I think some of factories sort of held it against me that I raced, but I had spent several thousand dollars up to that point that weekend and I was in the hole financially. Later I had a few of the factory guys tell me privately that if they had been in the same position they would have done the same thing."

At the time Greenwood still hoped that he could earn a factory ride, but now at 31, he's racing simply for the enjoyment of it. And with the Formula USA Series he's been able to make it payoff, albeit modestly.

Last year Greenwood won the Formula USA Sportbike race at Daytona by some 12 seconds. He doesn't expect it to be that easy this year.

"I got a little bit of an early break in last year's race," he explained. "Then all the guys behind me were banging on each other and I was able to gap the field. This year it's an even deeper field and my bikes seem to be down on horsepower to some of the others so it should be interesting."

Next week Greenwood will compete in the AMA Supersport and Formula Xtreme races. He's realistic about his chances. "A top-10 finish would be like winning."

Sunday's schedule of motorcycle races is dominated by Formula USA Finals. Tickets for all motorcycle races are available online at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Saturday's Results

Amateur Middleweight SuperSport: 1. Jason Lewis, Johnson City, Tenn., Honda 600; 2. Ernie Dix, Lake Hiawatha, N.J., Yamaha 600; 3. James Ptak, Huntley, Ill.

Expert Middleweight SuperSport: 1. Jeff Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Yamaha 600; 2. Robert Jensen, Chafee, N.D., Yamaha 600; 3. Scott Greenwood, Dunbarton, N.H., Yamaha 600.

Expert Lightweight SuperSport: 1. John Linder, Tampa, Fla., Suzuki 650; 2. Darren Danilowicz, Warrington, Penn., Suzuki 650; 3. Paul James, Waukesha, Wis., Buell 1200.

Amateur Lightweight SuperSport: 1. Guenther Weickert, Bonn, Germany, Suzuki 650; 2. Robert Taylor, Leesburg, Va., Suzuki 650; 3. Mike Arrington, Sheboygan, Wis., Buell 1169.

Amateur Heavyweight SuperSport: 1. Ernie Dix, Lake Hiawatha, N.J., Yamaha 600; 2. Hilton Geartner, Winter Park, Fla.; 3. Jose Moreau, Weston, Fla., Suzuki 750.

Expert Heavyweight SuperSport: 1. John McGarity, DeCatur, Ga., Suzuki 750; 2. Joe Ribeiro, Newark, N.J., Suzuki 750; 3. Scott Harwell, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki 750.

Expert Lightweight Superbike: 1. Derek Keyes, Jacksonville, Fla., Suzuki 650; 2. Randy Rega, Bridgewater, N.J., Buell 900; 3. Michael Mills, Weston, Fla., Suzuki 650.

Amateur Lightweight Superbike: 1. William Baragona, Raleigh, N.C., Suzuki 650; 2. Dave Ellis Maney, Orlando, Fla., Ducati 900; 3. Alan Cheese, Gettysburg, Penn., Buell 984.

Expert Middleweight Superbike: 1. Michael Barnes, Boca Raton, Fla., Yamaha 600; 2. Robert Jensen, Chafee, N.D., Yamaha 600; 3. Scott Greenwood, Dunbarton, N.H., Yamaha 600.

Amateur Middleweight Superbike: 1. Jason Lewis, Johnson City, Tenn., Honda 600; 2. James Ptak, Huntley, Ill., Yamaha 600; 3. Brian McCormack, Ireland, Suzuki 600.

Expert Heavyweight Superbike: 1. John McGarity, Decatur, Ga., Suzuki 750; 2. Scott Harwell, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki 750; 3. Marco Martinez, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 750 Suzuki.

Amateur Heavyweight Superbike: 1. Hilton Geartner, Winter Park, Fla., Suzuki 750; 2. Jose A. Moreau, Weston, Fla., Suzuki 750; 3. Carlos Vargas, Davie, Fla., Suzuki 750.

Expert SuperTwins: 1. Roberto Conception, Rey San Juan, PR; Ducati 748; 2. Eric L. Moucatel, Orlando, Fla., Ducati 748; 3. John Dierick, Miami, Fla., Ducati 996

Amateur SuperTwins: 1. Richard Downer, Berryville, Va., Ducati 996; 2. Dennis Espinosa, W. Milford, N.J., Honda 1000; 3. William Baragona, Raleigh, N.C., Suzuki 650.



Saturday Qualifying

SuperBikes: 1. Larry Pegram, Yamaha, (1:55.876); 2. Scott Greenwood, Yamaha, (1:55.913); 3. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki, (1:55.997)

ThunderBikes: 1. Richie Morris, Buell, (2:03.537); 2. Daniel Bilansky, Buell, (2:04.400); 3. David Estok, Buell, (2:04.707)

SportBikes: 1. Michael Barnes, Yamaha, (1:54.824); 2. Larry Pegram, Yamaha, (1:54.936); 3. Chris Peris, Suzuki, (1:55.473)

Formula SportBikes: 1. Brian Stokes, Suzuki, (1:56.487); 2. Scott Harwell, Suzuki, (1:56.730); 3. Brian Hall, Suzuki, (1:59.044)

Expert Unlimited GP: 1. John Haner, Suzuki, (1:52.952); 2. Shawn Higbee, Suzuki, (1:53.085); 3. Larry Pegram, Yamaha, (1:53.194)

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