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May 20, 2001

Ciccotto Wins 750cc Supersport At Road Atlanta

<BR><BR>1. Mike Ciccotto<BR>2. Brian Parriott<BR>3. Ben Spies<BR>4. Jimmy Moore<BR>5. Chris Ulrich<BR>6. Richie Alexander<BR>7. Vincent Haskovec<BR>8. Rich Conicelli<BR>9. John Ashmead<BR>10. Daigoro Suzuki<BR>11. Brian Gibbs<BR>12. Tony Meiring<BR>13. Brian Stokes<BR>14. David Ortega<BR>15. Scott Brown<BR><BR>Having already been postponed from Saturday, the rescheduled start of the 750cc Supersport was aborted when rain began to fall at points on the back of the track. The leaders found the rain first. Ciccotto fell at the exit of turn 10, and Spies ran straight at the chicane. Competitors came past start/finish with their arms in the air calling for officials to stop the race.<BR><BR>After a 30-minute break for conditions to stabilize (dry out), the race was re-started. Ciccotto passed Alexander through turn three and led every lap with Ulrich initially second. Parriott worked his way to second but could do no better. Spies moved forward to Ulrich, and the pair had a terrific battle for third for several laps, with Ulrich ahead, then Spies passing, Ulrich repassing, then Spies regaining the advantage. The battle allowed Moore to close on the duo. Moore passed Ulrich on the back straight and closed on Spies, The pair rubbed Ulrich off in traffic, and Spies was able to hold on to the last podium spot. In the winner's circle, Ciccotto dedicated the win to his fallen teammate, the late Jamie Bowman.<BR><BR>Unofficial 750cc Supersport Point Standings After 3 Rounds:<BR><BR>1. Spies, 86 points<BR>1. Moore, 86 points<BR>3. Alexander, 83 points<BR>4. Haskovec, 71 points <BR>5. Parriott, 70 points<BR>6. Ulrich, 53 points <BR>