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Sep 30, 2001

Oliver Wins Race, Filice Wins 250cc Grand Prix Championship At VIR

Rich Oliver won his 56th career AMA 250cc Grand Prix race at Virginia International Raceway Sunday afternoon, but Jimmy Filice's sixth place was enough to win the Championship by one point.

Results follow:

1. Rich Oliver, Yamaha,
2. Chuck Sorensen, Yamaha, +6.362 seconds
3. Randy Renfrow, TSR-Honda, +15.752
4. Mike Himmelsbach, Aprilia, +17.247
5. Simon Turner, Yamaha, +17.455
6. Jim Filice, Yamaha, +23.267
7. Mike Hannas, Yamaha, +27.369
8. Perry Melneciuc, Yamaha, +51.433
9. Ed Sorbo, Yamaha, +54.285
10. Cory West, Yamaha, +54.320
11. Monty Warsing, Yamaha, +70.911
12. Greg Esser, Honda, +73.320
13. Chris Pyles, Yamaha, +81.513
14. Shane Breeding, Honda, -1 lap
15. Bill Himmlesbach, Yamaha, -1 lap
16. Ty Piz, Yamaha, -1 lap
17. Eric Stephens, Honda, -1 lap
18. John France, Honda, -1 lap
19. Jim Bonner, Yamaha, -1 lap
20. James Worthington, Aprilia, -1 lap
21. Chris Holske, Yamaha, -2 laps
22. Glen Christianson, Yamaha, -2 laps
23. M. Deblanco, -2 laps
24. S. Wray, -5 laps
25. A. Brault, -6 laps



Unofficial Final Championship Points:
1. Filice, 309
2. Oliver, 308
3. Hannas, 249
4. Melneciuc, 224
5. Simon Turner, 221