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Aug 25, 2001

Spies Wins 750cc Supersport Race At Pikes Peak

Ben Spies won the 750cc Supersport race at Pikes Peak International Raceway by 2.475 seconds from series points leader Jimmy Moore, with RoadracingWorld.com's Chris Ulrich third.<BR><BR>Spies moved into second in points while Rich Alexander dropped from second to fourth by crashing out of third place on lap five of the 29-lap race, just after being passed by Moore.<BR><BR>Spies took the lead on the first lap and pulled away, while Moore moved up from fourth and Ulrich moved up from eighth.<BR><BR>Results follow:<BR>(All Suzuki GSX-R750 unless indicated)<BR>1. Ben Spies, 29 laps<BR>2. Jimmy Moore<BR>3. Chris Ulrich<BR>4. Vince Haskovec<BR>5. Tony Lupo<BR>6. John Dugan<BR>7. David Ortega<BR>8. Alan Schmidt<BR>9. Erik Schnackenberg<BR>10. Scott Jensen<BR>11. Robb Martin, Yamaha YZF-R6, 28 laps<BR>12. Jeremy Chisum, 28 laps<BR>13. Justin Blake, 28 laps<BR>14. Kurt Marmor, Honda CBR600F4i, 28 laps<BR>15. Martin Sims, Yamaha YZF-R6, 28 laps<BR>16. Jason Chisum, 28 laps<BR>17. Justin Roetlin, Suzuki GSX-R600, 28 laps<BR>18. Don Blattert, Yamaha YZF-R6, 28, laps<BR>19. Geoff Pestes, Suzuki GSX-R600, 28 laps<BR>20. Don Medina, Yamaha YZF-R6, 28 laps<BR>21. Rick Hogge, Yamaha YZF-R6, 27 laps<BR>22. Eric Haugo, 27 laps<BR>23. Tony Meiring, 26 laps<BR>24. Jeff Bostrom, 25 laps<BR>25. Jason Swan, 18 laps<BR>26. Jeff Tigert, Honda CBR600F4i, 9 laps, DNF, mechanical<BR>27. Rich Alexander, 5 laps, DNF, crash<BR>28. Stuart Stratton, Yamaha YZF-R6, 4 laps, DNF<BR><BR>Point standings:<BR>1. Moore, 278 points<BR>2. Spies, 225<BR>3. Haskovec, 205<BR>4. Alexander, 196<BR>5. Ulrich, 193<BR><BR>Teardown for the 750cc Supersport class consisted of a visual inspection of the airbox and the wiring harness.<BR><BR>In other Saturday action at Pikes Peak, Rich Oliver and Jim Filice each won a 250cc Grand Prix heat race, with Filice's faster race time putting him on pole for tomorrow's 250cc final.<BR><BR>Qualifying Heat Race 1<BR>(All Yamaha TZ250 unless indicated)<BR>1. Jim Filice<BR>2. Roland Sands<BR>3. Don Hough<BR>4. Mike Hannas<BR>5. Perry Melneciuc<BR>6. Cory West<BR>7. Ed Sorbo<BR>8. Jeff Leggitt, Honda RS250<BR>9. Ty Piz<BR>10. Adrian Webb<BR>11. Andy Edwards<BR>Race Time, 4:44.402<BR>Margin of Victory, 0.211 seconds<BR><BR>Qualifying Heat Race 2<BR>(All Yamaha TZ250 unless indicated)<BR>1. Rich Oliver<BR>2. Chuck Sorensen<BR>3. Simon Turner<BR>4. Ed Marchini<BR>5. Colin Jensen, Aprilia RS250<BR>6. Greg Esser, Honda RS250<BR>7. Roy De Groot<BR>8. Russell Strobridge<BR>9. John France, Honda RS250<BR>10. Dale Whelan<BR>11. Sean Wray<BR>Race Time, 4:45.500<BR>Margin of Victory, 0.062 seconds