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Jul 5, 2001

Kipp Fastest In Formula Xtreme Qualifying At Laguna Seca

<BR>Final Formula Xtreme Qualifying From Laguna Seca<BR><BR>1. Tom Kipp, Suzuki, 1:28.243<BR>2. Damon Buckmaster, Yamaha, 1:28.296<BR>3. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha, 1:28.905<BR>4. John Hopkins, Suzuki, 1:28.963<BR>5. Josh Hayes, Honda, 1:29.091<BR>6. Roger Lee Hayden, Honda, 1:29.496<BR>7. Mark Miller, Honda, 1:29.728<BR>8. Grant Lopez, Suzuki, 1:29.755<BR>9. Jake Zemke, Honda, 1:29.883<BR>10. Shawn Higbee, Suzuki, 1:31.491<BR>11. Jason Curtis, Yamaha, 1:32.410<BR>12. Mike Sullivan, Yamaha, 1:32.858<BR>13. Marc Palazzo, Honda, 1:32.868<BR>14. Robert Mesa, Yamaha, 1:33.139<BR>15. Daigoro Suzuki, Suzuki, 1:33.143<BR><BR>A crash by Chris Voelker during the 50-minute qualifying session caused a red flag with approximately ten minutes remaining in the session. At the time, Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's John Hopkins had the fastest time with his GSX-R1000 and Michelin race tires. <BR><BR>When the session resumed for the remainder of its time, Dunlop-sponsored teams mounted their qualifying tires and lept to the top of the charts.<BR><BR>Kipp will start from the pole position for the first time ever in the Formula Xtreme class Saturday afternoon.<BR>