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Aug 26, 2001

Oliver Wins 250cc Grand Prix Race At Pikes Peak

Rich Oliver won a wild 250cc Grand Prix race at Pikes Peak International Raceway, leading, getting pased and repassed by Jimmy Filice, who then crashed, and by Chuck Sorensen, who collided with a lapped rider and crashed in the closing laps. Filice picked up his bike in fourth and ran down third-place local star Don Hough, who then crashed. Results follow:<BR><BR>1. Rich Oliver, Yamaha, 29 laps<BR>2. Roland Sands, Yamaha, -4.539 seconds<BR>3. Jim Filice, Yamaha, -20.586<BR>4. Mike Hannas, Yamaha, -29.104<BR>5. Don Hough, Yamaha, -50.360<BR>6. Ty Piz, Yamaha<BR>7. Gregg Esser, Honda, -1 lap<BR>8. Jeff Leggitt, Honda, -1 lap<BR>9. Colin Jensen, Aprilia, -1 lap<BR>10. Ed Sorbo, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR>11. Adrian Webb, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR>12. Cory West, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR>13. Perry Melneciuc, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR>14. Roy deGroot, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR>15. Russ Strobridge, Yamaha, -1 lap<BR><BR><BR>Series points with two races remaining:<BR>1. Filice, 284 points<BR>2. Oliver, 270 points<BR>3. Hannas, 225 points