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May 5, 2001

Parriott Fastest In Sears 750cc Supersport Qualifying, Joined On Front Row By Moore, Haskovec And Ulrich

750cc Supersport Qualifying Results From Sears Point:<BR><BR>1. Brian Parriott, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:36.709<BR>2. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:37.443<BR>3. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:37.868<BR>4. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:37.934<BR>5. Richie Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:38.060<BR>6. James Randolph, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:38.468<BR>7. Lee Acree, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:38.620<BR>8. Ben Spies, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:38.923<BR>9. Owen Weichel, Kawasaki ZX-6R, 1:39.050<BR>10. Anthony Lupo, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:39.326<BR>11. Alan Schmidt, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:40.320<BR>12. Stuart Stratton, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:40.738<BR>13. David Ortega, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:40.792<BR>14. Steve Patterson, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:41.020<BR>15. Tony Meiring, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:41.160<BR>16. Jeff Bostrom, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:41.995<BR><BR>Arclight Suzuki's Brian Parriott's time of 1:36.709 is a track record for the new, 2.32-mile course at Sears Point. The record for the 2.52-mile course was held since 1999 by Jake Zemke at 1:43.508.<BR><BR>Kawasaki Canada's Owen Weichel is undecided whether he will actually run the 750cc Supersport race on his 600cc Kawasaki. Weichel said that some of his worst crashes have come while he was racing the 750cc Supersport class.<BR><BR>Corona EBSCO Suzuki's Jimmy Moore crashed in turn eight immediately after his fastest lap. Early reports were that Moore walked away from the fall.<BR><BR>Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Ben Spies, 16, cut his qualifying session short due to pain in his broken left wrist and the fact that the 750cc Supersport final is later this afternoon. Spies had never ridden at Sears Point prior to Friday morning. Spies skipped Thursday practice on the advice of Dr. Dave Kieffer, who has been taping Spies' broken wrist.<BR><BR>Roadracing World's Chris Ulrich turned his fast time on a Metzeler race tire. Spies qualified on a Michelin race tire.<BR>
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