Jun 2, 2002
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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Eric Bostrom put his Kawasaki ZX-7RR out front and ran away with the Superbike race at Pikes Peak International Raceway Sunday.<BR><BR>Aaron Yates, who had to come in for a stop-and-go penalty for jumping the start, caught and passed Mladin for third on about lap 39 of 48, then caught and passed Hacking for second on the last lap.<BR><BR>Bostrom lapped fifth-place Miguel Duhamel, who crashed and restarted, and sixth-place Pascal Piccotte, who faded.<BR><BR>Mat Mladin initially ran second, but just past the halfway point, Mladin's rear tire was visibly shredded on the left side, Mladin starting to baby the tire and waving Jamie Hacking past. Mladin ended up fourth.<BR><BR>Nicky Hayden lost the front end and crashed while running third early on and his RC51 Honda briefly caught fire.<BR><BR>Duhamel lost the front end and crashed his RC51 while running fourth on lap 37 of 48, but picked the bike up and continued in the race, regaining the track in sixth and running down fading Picotte.<BR><BR>Doug Chandler pitted while running fifth, gaining on Duhamel, when his bike stumbled and lost power with what may be a fuel system problem.<BR><BR>Results<BR>1. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki<BR>2. Aaron Yates, Suzuki<BR>3. Jamie Hacking, Suzuki<BR>4. Mat Mladin, Suzuki<BR>5. Miguel Duhamel, Honda, -1 lap<BR>6. Pascal Picotte, Ducati, -1 lap<BR>7. Brian Parriott, Suzuki, -1 lap<BR>8. Ricky Orlando, Suzuki, -1 lap<BR>9. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>10. Brian Livengood, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>11. Alan Schmidt, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>12. Mike Sullivan, Honda, -2 laps<BR>13. Dean Mizdal, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>14. Marco Martinez, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>15. Robert Jensen, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>16. J.J. Roetlin, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>17. Shane Clarke, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>18. Scott Jensen, Suzuki, -2 laps<BR>19. Rob Christman, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>20. Rich Conicelli, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>21. James Compton, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>22. Shane Prieto, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>23. Justin Blake, Suzuki, -3 laps<BR>24. Giovanni Rojas, Suzuki, -7 laps<BR>25. John Dugan, Suzuki, -9 laps<BR>26. Michael Hanley, Suzuki, -11 laps<BR>27. Jason DiSalvo, Suzuki, -12 laps<BR>28. Jeff Purk DDS, Suzuki, -13 laps<BR>29. Doug Chandler, Ducati, -18 laps, DNF, mechanical<BR>30. Colin Gilbert, Suzuki, -30 laps, DNF<BR>31. Ty Howard, Suzuki, -31 laps, DNF<BR>32. Nicky Hayden, Honda, -33 laps, DNF, crashed<BR>33. Jake Holden, Suzuki, -33 laps, DNF<BR>34. Tom Wertman, Suzuki, -34 laps, DNF<BR>35. John Haner, Suzuki, -40 laps, DNF