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Dec 9, 2001

Hayes Sets Homestead Record As Kipp Gets Rammed

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Josh Hayes set a new official motorcycle lap record at Homestead Miami Speedway while winning the featured Unlimited Grand Prix, while teammate Tom Kipp got rammed by another rider and crashed.<BR><BR>Kipp had won the first race of the CCS weekend, GTO Expert, beating Hayes after both came from the back of the grid on their GSX-R1000s and passed Simon Turner on a GP Tech Honda NSR500V.<BR><BR>In the last race of the weekend, Unlimited Grand Prix, Kipp and Hayes were again coming from the back of the grid when Kipp was rammed by another rider and knocked down in turn three on the opening lap. Both crashed bikes landed on top of Kipp, who escaped injury. Kipp was examined and released from the infield care center after the race was red-flagged.<BR><BR>When the race was restarted, Hayes again charged from the back of the grid, setting the lap record at 1:26.38 on official clocks, beating Turner and Shane Prieto on another GSX-R1000.<BR><BR>Marco Martinez won the CCS South Florida Region Overall Championship, beating Prieto, the pair swapping the Number One and Number Two plates they carried in 2001.<BR><BR>Martinez won the Heavyweight Supersport Expert race from the front row of the grid, while Chris Ulrich came from row seven to pass front-row-starter Mauro Cereda on lap five of six and finish second. In Heavyweight Superbike Expert, Martinez won from Cereda and Chris Normand.<BR><BR>Prieto beat Martinez in Unlimited Supersport Expert.<BR><BR>John-o Bowman beat Pedro Valiente in in Middleweight Supersport Expert, with Prieto third, but Valiente beat Bowman in Middleweight Grand Prix Expert and again in the final run to the finish line in Middleweight Superbike Expert.<BR><BR>Unlimited Grand Prix Results<BR>1. Josh Hayes, Suz GSX-R1000<BR>2. Simon Turner, Hon NSR500V<BR>3. Shane Prieto, Suz GSX-R1000<BR>4. Carlos Macias, Duc 996<BR>5. Marco Martinez, Suz GSX-R750<BR>6. Chris Ulrich, Suz GSX-R750<BR>7. Eric Wood, Suz GSX-R750<BR>8. Rick Narup, Suz GSX-R1000<BR>9. Damian Weber, Yam YZF-R1<BR>10. Ed Lis, Suz GSX-R750<BR>