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Mar 3, 2002

Lee Acree Stars in Saturday CCS Action At Daytona

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Arclight Suzuki's Lee Acree won two Suzuki Cup contingency races Saturday during CCS competition at Daytona International Speedway.<BR><BR>Acree rode his Pirelli-shod GSX-R1000 and GSX-R750 to unchallenged wins in Unlimited Supersport and Heavyweight Supersport, respectively.<BR><BR>Acree battled with teammate Scott Harwell early in the five-lap Unlimited Supersport race before using better runs through the infield portion of the 3.56-mile circuit to lose his pursuer. Harwell slipped back but held on to second place ahead of Suzuki GSX-R1000-mounted Fritz Kling, Tim Bemisderfer on his new 2002 Shenandoah Honda CBR954RR,'s Geoff May on a GSX-R1000 and first-year Expert Darren Luck.<BR><BR>In the Heavyweight Supersport five-lapper, Acree came from third at the start to take the win. Acree outbraked 14K The Movie's Eric Wood in the West Horseshoe on the first lap, then drafted by Harwell on the lowside of the West Banking. Acree pulled away quickly with 1:55 laps on his AMA Superstock bike and won by 12 seconds. Wood and Harwell battled for second until Wood outbraked Harwell into turn one and pulled away on lap three. Harwell finished third with former Daytona 200 winner John Ashmead fourth, young gun Jason DiSalvo fifth and rookie Expert Giovanni Rojas sixth.<BR><BR>CCS Unlimited Supersport Results:<BR>1. Lee Acree, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>2. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>3. Fritz Kling, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>4. Tim Bemisderfer, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>5. Geoff May, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>6. Darren Luck, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR><BR>CCS Heavyweight Supersport Results:<BR>1. Lee Acree, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>2. Eric Wood, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>3. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>4. John Ashmead, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>5. Jason DiSalvo, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>6. Giovanni Rojas, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>