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Aug 24, 2001

Loudoun Motorsports Wins Engine Ice 200-Mile Team Challenge At Pocono

Loudoun Motorsports Suzuki's Ken Snyder and David Yaakov won the Formula USA/Engine Ice 200-Mile Team Challenge on a Metzeler DOT-equipped Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Pocono International Raceway Friday afternoon. Snyder took the lead from the start and handed a one-lap advantage to Yaakov just after the halfway point of the 80-lap race. Yaakov brought Loudoun Motorsports home one minute and 33 seconds in front of second-place Edge Motorsports.<BR><BR>Edge Motorsports' Greg Leffler and Michael Fitzpatrick finished second overall, and in the GTO class, on a GSX-R750 equipped with a single-sided swingarm and Pirelli slicks. Third overall, and in GTO, went to Imotosports.com's Brandon Bashore and Fred Stucky on a 109-horsepower Aprilia RSV1000 Mille on Bridgestone slicks. Bashore kept Imotosports.com in second place during an one-hour-fifty-eight-minute riding stint (thanks to an eight-plus-gallon fuel tank fabricated by Semoff Brothers Racing's Evan Semoff) before Edge Motorsports' Fitzpatrick passed Stucky late in the race.<BR><BR>A protest filed by Brotz Motorsports prevented the GTU class and overall results past third place from being made final.<BR>