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Oct 28, 2001

Caylor, Junge, Buffington Disqualified From WERA Superstock Races After Tear-downs

Copyright, 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

By David Swarts

Following the WERA 600cc and 750cc Superstock races at the WERA Grand National Finals at Road Atlanta Saturday, Chris "Opie" Caylor, Wade Buffington and Mark Junge were disqualified for illegal modifications to their Suzuki GSX-Rs.

Following the two WERA National Challenge Series Superstock sprint races, WERA Chief Technical Inspector Jim Tribou and Technical Inspector Mike "Bigfoot" Earnhardt examined the top-finishing machines.

Caylor, first, and Junge, fourth, were disqualified from the WERA National Challenge 600cc Superstock final results, but the disqualifications did not affect the 2001 WERA National Challenge Series 600cc Superstock Championship, which Junge won over second-place Caylor. Caylor, Junge and Buffington were found to have disabled PAIR air-injection systems, which inject fresh air into the exhaust ports to reduce emissions; removing or disabling the system is typically worth 1 or 2 horspower.

Revised WERA National Challenge Series 600cc Superstock Results:

1. Lee Acree
2. Scott Harwell
3. Ken Snyder
4. David Yaakov
5. Vincent Haskovec
6. Joseph Temperato

Buffington's disqualification from third in the WERA National Challenge Series 750cc Superstock race had no effect on the class Championship, which was clinched by Scott Harwell prior to Road Atlanta.

Revised WERA National Challenge Series 750cc Superstock Results:

1. Lee Acree
2. Scott Harwell
3. Ken Snyder
4. Curry Justice
5. Chris Ulrich
6. Scott Carpenter

According to WERA Operations Manager Sean Clarke, more racers' machines are still being inspected.