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Jul 20, 2001

Moore Takes Pole And Lap Record In 750cc Supersport Qualifying At Mid-Ohio

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>
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