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Mar 7, 2001

Spies Fastest In 750cc Supersport Practice At Daytona

Ben Spies, 16, was fastest in Wednesday afternoon practice for the 750cc Supersport class at Daytona. Riding with a broken bone in his left hand, Spies turned his fastest lap at 1:53.301 on a Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 tuned by former racer Shane Clark.<BR><BR>Spies' time was 0.6-second faster than the Daytona 750cc Supersport record, set in qualifying by Damon Buckmaster last year.<BR><BR>The fastest times, taken off a transponder display on pit lane, follow:<BR><BR>1. Ben Spies, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:53.301<BR>2. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:54.945<BR>3. Brian Parriott, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:55.418<BR>4. Kurtis Roberts, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:55.565<BR>5. John Hopkins, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:55.584<BR>6. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:55.894<BR>7. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.759<BR>8. Eric Wood, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.770<BR>9. Rich Conicelli, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.831<BR>10. Roland Williams, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.910<BR>11. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:56.913<BR>12. Grant Lopez, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:57.105<BR>13. Jason Pridmore, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:57.749<BR>14. Joe Gill, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.687<BR>15. Rich Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:57.912