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Jul 22, 2001

Filice Wins Exciting 250cc Grand Prix At Mid-Ohio

<BR><BR>Rich Oliver's crash in practice may have been a factor in the result, but Corbin Yamaha's Jimmy Filice finally took the hard-fought win over Oliver that he came out of retirement for.<BR><BR>Michael Hannas looked very strong until the 21-year-old Californian crashed out of the four-way battle for the lead early-on, in turn seven. Hannas picked his PJ1-sponsored Yamaha up and charged from seventh to fifth by the end of the race.<BR><BR>Mid-Ohio MBNA 250cc Grand Prix Final Results:<BR><BR>1. Jimmy Filice, Yamaha<BR>2. Rich Oliver, Yamaha<BR>3. Chuck Sorensen, Yamaha<BR>4. Perry Melneciuc, Yamaha<BR>5. Michael Hannas II, Yamaha<BR>6. Randy Renfrow, TSR-Honda<BR>7. Mike Himmelsbach, Aprilia<BR>8. Simon Turner, Yamaha<BR>9. Bill Himmelsbach, Yamaha<BR>10. Chris Pyles, Yamaha<BR><BR><BR>Unofficial MBNA 250cc Grand Prix Point Standings:<BR><BR>1. Filice, 224 points<BR>2. Oliver, 195 points<BR>3. Hannas, 183 points<BR>4. Turner, 169 points<BR>5. Melneciuc, 158 points<BR>