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Oct 21, 2001

Updated Post: Barnes Drafts Hayes To Win Daytona Sportbike Race At Line, Then Wins Buell Race

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Michael Barnes used the draft to win the F-USA Sportbike race at Daytona, shooting past Josh Hayes just before the finish line for an official margin of victory of 0.042-second.

Lee Acree finished fourth to win the Sportbike Championship for the second year running.

Results follow (All Suzuki GSX-R600 unless indicated otherwise):
1. Michael Barnes
2. Josh Hayes
3. Mike Ciccotto
4. Lee Acree
5.Shannon Ball
6. Eric Wood
7. Scott Greenwood
8. Pedro Valiente, Yamaha YZF-R6
9. Roland Williams
10. Larry Denning, Yamaha YZF-R6
11. Brian Parriott
12. Chuck Chouinard
13. Ty Howard, Yamaha YZF-R6
14. Eoin Smith, Yamha YZF-R6
15. Shawn Conrad
16. Paul Harrell, Yamaha YZF-R6
17. Troy Green, Yamaha YZF-R6
18. Brett Champagne
19. Marco Martinez
20. Chris Ulrich (stop-and-go penalty)
21. Ray Bowman, Honda CBR600F4i
22. Chad Simons
23. Owen Richey, Yamaha YZF-R6
24. Dr. Jeff Purk, DDS, Yamaha YZF-R6
25. John-o Bowman
26. Dennis King, Yamha YZF-R6
27. Thomas Pfuner
28. Steve Luxem, Yamaha YZF-R6
29. Christopher Cummings, Yamaha YZF-R6
30. David McPherson, Yamaha YZF-R6


Pro Sportbike Point Standings
1. Acree, 112
2. Harrell, 78
3. Barnes, 66
4. Ciccotto, 63
5. Ball, 42
6. Stoney Landers, 35
7. Williams, 33
8. Chouinard, 31
9. TIE, Shawn Conrad/Ty Howard/Marc Palazzo, 30


After winning the Sportbike race, Barnes then won the Buell Lightning race going away, with a victory margin of 8.441 seconds. (Note: After dyno checks,third-place Jeff Vermeulen was disqualified for exceeding dyno limits.)

Buell Lightning Race Results (All Buell)
1. Michael Barnes<BR>2. Richie Morris, -8.441 seconds<BR>3. Jeff Vermeulen, -8.518<BR>4. Jeff Johnson, -8.591<BR>5. Bryan Bemisderfer, -11.258<BR>6. Brian Bodine<BR>7. Chad Healy<BR>8. Steve Luxem<BR>9. Greg Avello<BR>10. Paul James<BR>11. Jeff Harding<BR>12. Doug Burton<BR>13. Brian Frank<BR>14. Tony Martin<BR>15. Jason Smith<BR>17. Tony Fania, DNF<BR>18. Tripp Nobles, DNF<BR>19. Dan Bilansky, DNF<BR>20. Mark Reynolds, DNF<BR><BR>Final Buell Points<BR>1. Barnes, 145<BR>2. Johnson, 87<BR>3. Morris, 84<BR>4. TIE, Bemisderfer/Bodine/Nobles, 52