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Sep 9, 2001

Updated Post: Barnes Wins First F-USA Unlimited Superbike Race At Portland, Then Wins Buell Race

Hooters Suzuki's Michael Barnes won the first Unlimited Superbike race at Portland International Raceway Sunday, beating Arclight Suzuki's Brian Parriott by 0.307-second. Shawn Higbee finished third and took over the points lead when contenders Lee Acree and Craig Connell both DNF.<BR><BR>Michael Himmelsbach finished fourth on a Blackmans Aprilia RSV Mille R, ahead of Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Grant Lopez and Blackmans' Tray Batey.<BR><BR>Provisional Results:<BR>1. Michael Barnes, Suzuki 750<BR>2. Brian Parriott, Suzuki 750, -0.307 second<BR>3. Shawn Higbee, Suzuki 750, -2.508<BR>4. Mike Himmelsbach, Aprilia 1000, -5.218<BR>5. Grant Lopez, Suzuki 750, -6.423<BR>6. Tray Batey, Aprilia 1000, -6.845<BR>7. Mike Ciccotto, Suzuki 750, -14.230<BR>8. Alan Schmidt, Suzuki 750, -15.008<BR>9. Ty Howard, Kawasaki 900, -15.166<BR>10. Eric Wood, Suzuki 750, -15.665<BR>11. Ken Chase, Suzuki 750<BR>12. Mike Sullivan, Yamaha 1000<BR>13. Nathan Hester, Suzuki 750<BR>14. John Dugan, Suzuki 1000<BR>15. Jacob Holden, Suzuki 750<BR>16. Greg Leffler, Suzuki 750<BR>17. Marc Palazzo, Honda 929<BR>18. Aaron Clark, Aprilia 1000<BR>19. Roland Williams, Suzuki 750<BR>20. Jeff Wood, Kawasaki 900<BR>21. Dan Wilson, Suzuki 750<BR>22. Mark Ledesma, Aprilia 1000<BR>23. Tim Hudnall, Suzuki 750, -1 lap<BR>24. Chris Ancien, Suzuki 1000, -3 laps<BR>25. Joshua Bryan, Suzuki 750, -4 laps, DNF, crash<BR>26. Lee Acree, Suzuki 750, -8 laps, DNF, crash<BR>27. Briggs Willoughby, Honda RC51 1000, -9 laps, DNF<BR>28. Craig Connell, Ducati 996, -11 laps, DNF<BR><BR>Unofficial Point Standings<BR>1. Higbee, 123 points<BR>2. Acree, 118<BR>3. Parriott, 97<BR>4. Lopez, 87<BR>5. Connell, 82<BR>6. Batey, 59<BR><BR><BR>Barnes also won the Buell Lightning race. Provisional results follow:<BR>1. Michael Barnes<BR>2. Richie Morris, -5.489 seconds<BR>3. Tripp Nobles, -6.282<BR>4. Jason Smith, -6.304<BR>5. Daniel Bilansky, -8.053<BR>6. Jeff Johnson, -12.361<BR>7. Bryan Bemisderfer, -24.099<BR>8. Brian Bodine, -34.287<BR>9. Darren James, -40.406<BR>10. Brian Frank, -45.733<BR>11. John Snell, -61.815<BR>12. Greg Avello, -1 lap<BR>13. Michael Moriarty, -1 lap<BR>14. Steve Luxem, -2 laps<BR>15. Bill Laup, -2 laps<BR>