Oct 21, 2001
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Grant Lopez won the first F-USA Unlimited Superbike race at Daytona, dueling with teammate Josh Hayes until Hayes crashed in the infield dogleg on lap nine and destroyed his GSX-R750. Hayes was unhurt.<BR><BR>Meanwhile, points leader Shawn Higbee encountered mechanical problems, with a leaking countershaft seal, and retired on lap three.<BR><BR>Eric Wood finished second, weaving wildly up and down the banking from the chicane to the finish line to hold off Lee Acree, who finished third and took over the points lead with only this afternoon's second Unlimited Superbike race still to run in the series.<BR><BR>Results, Unlimited Superbike Race One, 12 laps (All Suzuki GSX-R750 unless indicated)<BR>1. Grant Lopez, fastest lap 1:53.396<BR>2. Eric Wood, -11.102 seconds, fastest lap 1:54.118<BR>3. Lee Acree, -11.177, fastest lap 1:53.468<BR>4. Brian Parriott, -11.353, fastest lap 1:54.123<BR>5. Chris Carr, Aprilia RSV1000R, -11.901, fastest lap 1:54.976<BR>6. Mike Himmeslach, Aprilia RSV1000R, -16.076, fastest lap 1:54.902<BR>7. Michael Barnes, -16.096, fastest lap 1:54.930<BR>8. Chuck Chouinard, -18.237, fastest lap 1:54.565<BR>9. Tray Batey, Aprilia RSV1000R, -19.625, fastest lap 1:54.837<BR>10. Chris Ulrich, -23.745, fastest lap 1:54.709<BR>11. Marco Martinez, -29.226, fastest lap 1:55.095<BR>12. Roland Williams, -37.939, fastest lap 1:54.650<BR>13. Mike Fitzpatrick, -47.553, fastest lap 1:57.022<BR>14. Mark Ledesma, Aprilia RSV1000R, -47.593, fastest lap 1:57.012<BR>15. Mike Ciccotto, -58.276, fastest lap 1:54.664 (crashed)<BR>16. John-o Bowman<BR>17. Dr. Jeff Purk, DDS<BR>18. Robert Presby, Kawasaki ZX-7R<BR>19. Ray Bowman<BR>20. Pete Freidman<BR>21. Dale Dandrea<BR>22. Michael Hanley, -1 lap<BR>23. John Porlier, Honda RC51, -1 lap<BR>24. Nelson Suarez, Ducati 748, -1 lap<BR>25. Josh Hayes, -4 laps, DNF, crashed<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Point Standings<BR>1. Acree, 144<BR>2. Higbee, 139<BR>3. Parriott, 130<BR>4. Lopez, 123<BR>5. Craig Connell, 82