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Sep 30, 2001

Nicky Hayden Wins VIR Superbike Finale, Mladin Is Champion Again

Nicky Hayden won the final round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Sunday, but Mat Mladin's 12th-place finish was enough to win his third consecutive Championship. Title contender Eric Bostrom finished 10th.<BR><BR>The race was run in cool, breezy conditions in front of what looked to be a huge crowd.<BR><BR>Results follow:<BR>1. Nicky Hayden, Honda<BR>2. Anthony Gobert, Yamaha, -2.090 seconds<BR>3. Kurtis Roberts, Honda, -25.725<BR>4. Doug Chandler, Kawasaki, -29.232<BR>5. Miguel Duhamel, Honda, -34.527<BR>6. Aaron Yates, Suzuki, -39.924<BR>7. Andreas Meklau, Ducati, -47.126<BR>8. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha, -47.367<BR>9. Steve Rapp, Ducati, -47.433<BR>10. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki, -48.132<BR>11. Larry Pegram, Ducati, -66.365<BR>12. Mat Mladin, Suzuki, -73.412<BR>13. Pascal Picotte, Harley-Davidson, -1 lap<BR>14. Jordan Szoke, Harley-Davidson, -1 lp<BR>15. Andy Deatherage, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>16. Mauro Cereda, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>17. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>18. Tony Meiring, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>19. Robert Jensen, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>20. Tony Lupo, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>21. Dean Mizdal, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>22. Chris Normand, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>23. Scott Carpenter, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>24. Tony Fania, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>25. Scotty Vanscoik, -3 laps<BR>26. Wade Buffington, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>27. Mike Fitzpatrick, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>28. Chris Rankin, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>29. Brandon Bashore, Aprilia, -4 laps<BR>30. Rich Conicelli, Suzuki, -19 laps<BR>31. Greg Fryer, Yamaha, -33 laps<BR><BR>Unofficial Final Series Points:<BR>1. Mladin, 380<BR>2. Bostrom, 365<BR>3. Nicky Hayden, 340<BR>4. Chandler, 319<BR>5. Duhamel, 300<BR>