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Mar 3, 2002

Corrected Post: Barnes Wins Semi-wet Second Unlimited Superbike Race At Daytona

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Michael Barnes was leading when the second Unlimited Superbike race at Daytona was red-flagged due to rain after four laps. Lee Acree had already crashed in the chicane (unhurt) after he was hit from behind by Shawn Higbee, who then ran over Acree. Highbee continued on in fifth with his bike's bubble broken.<BR><BR>After it was stopped, the race was declared a wet race, a slick spot in the chicane was coned off, and the event was restarted for eight laps with riders on DOT-labelled dry-pattern tires, as the track was not wet enough for rain tires. Acree restarted on a spare bike but pitted immediately.<BR><BR>Michael Barnes ran away with the restart, winning by about 12 seconds from the closing-up-at-the-finish group of Eric Wood, Shawn Higbee and Scott Greenwood. Greenwood ran second for much of the race but was caught and passed by Wood and Higbee on the last lap.<BR><BR>1. Michael Barnes, GSX-R750, 12 laps<BR>2. Eric Wood, GSX-R750<BR>3. Shawn Higbee, GSX-R750<BR>4. Scott Greenwood, GSX-R750<BR>5. Mike Himmelsbach, RSV Mille R<BR>6. Owen Richie, GSX-R750<BR>7. Craig Connell, GSX-R750<BR>8. Cory Call, GSX-R1000<BR>9. Darry Wilbur, YZF-R1<BR>10. Chris Rankin, GSX-R750<BR>11. Larry Pegram, GSX-R750<BR>12. Dave Alley, GSX-R750<BR>13. John Ashmead, GSX-R750<BR>14. Geoff May, GSX-R1000<BR>15. James Kerker, CBR929RR<BR>16. Rick Shaw, GSX-R750<BR>17. Steve Fagan, GSX-R750<BR>18. Michael Hanley, GSX-R750<BR>19. Craig Shertzer, Duc 996<BR>20. Gene Hall, GSX-R750<BR>21. Eric Spector, GSX-R750<BR>22. Matt Wait, CBR929RR, 5 laps<BR>23. Ty Howard, GSX-R750, 4 laps<BR>24. Jason Smith, GSX-R750, 4 laps<BR>25. Steve Keener, GSX-R750, 4 laps<BR>26. Nelson Suarez, Ducati 996, 4 laps<BR>27. Justin Blake, GSX-R750, 4 laps<BR>28. Kevin McCrea, GSX-R750, 4 laps<BR>29. Chris Ulrich, GSX-R750, 3 laps<BR>30. Joe Ribeiro, GSX-R750, 3 laps<BR>31. Lee Acree, GSX-R750, 3 laps<BR>32. Robert Presby, ZX-7R, 2 laps<BR>33. Darin Polach, 1 lap