Jul 20, 2001
© 2014, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
(This original, copyrighted material may not be copied, cut and pasted, published or otherwise reproduced in any way in any medium, which means, don’t post this on another website or BBS. If you want somebody else to see this, send, share or tweet a link or post a link to this page.)
Corona Extra EBSCO Suzuki's Jimmy Moore used a soft, Dunlop race tire to claim the pole position for Saturday's Genuine Suzuki Accessories 750cc Supersport final at Mid-Ohio, despite having limited practice time Friday. Moore was limited to 40 minutes during Friday afternoon's Superbike qualifying session to set up his GSX-R750 due to his Thursday practice rule violation. However, Moore was still able to record a best time of 1:31.179 to eclipse the two-year-old 750cc class record set by Tommy Hayden on a Yamaha YZF-R6, who went on the win the 750cc Supersport race at Mid-0hio in 1999.<BR><BR>Moore came in and changed to a fresh, soft Dunlop late in the session, immediately before setting pole time. Ulrich, who was in the same qualifying session, stayed out for the duration on a Metzeler race tire of the same compound and construction he'll run in Saturday's race.<BR><BR>Final 750cc Supersport Qualifying Results From Mid-Ohio:<BR><BR>1. Jimmy Moore, 1:31.179<BR>2. Chris Ulrich, 1:31.825<BR>3. Richie Alexander, 1:31.945<BR>4. Ben Spies, 1:32.111<BR>5. Eric Wood, 1:32.169<BR>6. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:32.337 <BR>7. Anthony Lupo, 1:32.422<BR>8. Daigoro Suzuki, 1:32.535<BR>9. Vincent Haskovec, 1:32.528<BR>10. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:32.685<BR>11. Rich Conicelli, 1:32.788<BR>12. Alan Schmidt, 1:33.566<BR>13. Tony Meiring, 1:33.566<BR>14. Travis King, 1:34.006<BR>15. Douglas Duane, 1:34.084<BR>16. Ken Snyder, 1:34.762<BR>17. Shawn Conrad, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:35.388<BR>18. Jeff Muskopf, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:35.422<BR>19. David Ortega, 1:35.465<BR>20. Chuck Allen, 1:35.763<BR><BR><BR><BR>All riders on Suzuki GSX-R750s unless otherwise noted.<BR>