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Mar 1, 2003

Updated Post: Daytona Dries Out For CCS Races Saturday



Copyright 2003, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

By David Swarts

Several top racers and one emerging star won 5-lap CCS sprint races in relatively dry conditions at Daytona International Speedway Saturday. As always in short CCS races at Daytona, grid position played a major role with several stars buried well back on packed grids.

Argo Cycles/Bettencourt Racing's Scott Greenwood won the Middleweight Supersport race on a Suzuki GSX-R600 over Concept Five's 18-year-old Jason Perez and Des Conboy. Greenwood's teammate Jeff Wood led the red-flag-interrupted race early before DNFing due to a loose electrical connection.

Perez came back late in the day to take his first-ever Daytona victory with a textbook draft pass on 17-year-old Canadian Chris Peris in Middleweight Grand Prix.

Hooter's Suzuki's Mike Ciccotto beat Steve Rapp to the line by a nose with Greenwood only inches back in third in Heavyweight Supersport.

Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Rapp came back in Heavyweight Superbike and went even faster to win, while Ciccotto crashed out of the race and into the inflatable air barriers outside turn six. Ciccotto was uninjured in the fall and said his crash was the result of a suspension change that did not work.

Prieto Racing's Michael Barnes ran away with the Unlimited Supersport sprint on a Suzuki GSX-R1000, beating John Ashmead and Dave Ebben. Vincent Haskovec finished third on a Suzuki GSX-R750 but was disqualified after the race for not reporting to post-race technical inspection.

Penguin Racing School's Jerry Wood dominated the Lightweight Grand Prix race on a Yamaha TZ250, then pulled out a narrow victory in Lightweight Superbike on a BCM-sponsored Ducati 900 Supersport.

Formula USA National classes take center stage Sunday at the self-proclaimed World Center of Racing with timed qualifying in the morning followed by main events in the afternoon for Sportbike, Superbike, Thunderbike, Unlimited Grand Prix and USGPRU 125cc Grand Prix.

Weather forecasts vary but there seems to be at least a 50/50 chance of rain on Sunday.

Formula 40 Expert:
1. Mike Luke, Yamaha YZF-R6
2. Richard Croly, Jr., Suzuki GSX-R750
3. Paul Schwemmer, Suzuki GSX-R750
4. James Gaal, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. David Alley, Suzuki GSX-R750
6. Mike Walsh, Suzuki GSX-R750

Formula 40 Amateur:
1. David Webster, Suzuki GSX-R750
2. David Sadusky, Suzuki GSX-R750
3. Michael Krakar, Yamaha YZF-R6
4. Charles Vedral, Yamaha YZF-R6
5. Robert Enriquez, Yamaha YZF-R6
6. Keith Sanderson, Ducati 888

Middleweight Supersport Expert:
1. Scott Greenwood, Suzuki GSX-R600
2. Jason Perez, Suzuki GSX-R600
3. Des Conboy, Suzuki GSX-R600
4. Ty Howard, Honda CBR600RR
5. Alex Barrera, Suzuki GSX-R600
6. Jeff Binford, Yamaha YZF-R6

Heavyweight Supersport Amateur:
1. Brian Shaw, Suzuki GSX-R750
2. David Sadusky, Suzuki GSX-R750
3. James Stanley, Suzuki GSX-R750
4. Albert Reyes, Honda 1000
5. Hector Jimenez, Honda CBR600
6. Christopher Bankston, Suzuki GSX-R750

Heavyweight Supersport Expert:
1. Mike Ciccotto, Suzuki GSX-R750
2. Steve Rapp, Suzuki GSX-R750
3. Scott Greenwood, Suzuki GSX-R750
4. Alex Barrera, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750
6. Robert Jensen, Suzuki GSX-R750

Sportbike Amateur:
1. Hector Jimenez, Honda CBR600
2. Dafan Zhang, Yamaha YZF-R6
3. Laz Diaz, Yamaha YZF-R6
4. Stuart Vernon, Yamaha YZF-R6
5. Omar Deida, Suzuki GSX-R600
6. David Knox, Suzuki GSX-R600

Unlimited Supersport Expert:
1. Michael Barnes, Suzuki GSX-R1000
2. John Ashmead, Suzuki GSX-R1000
3. Dave Ebben, Suzuki GSX-R1000
4. Alex Barrera, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. Mike Luke, Suzuki GSX-R1000
6. Robert Caraway, Suzuki GSX-R750

Unlimited Supersport Amateur:
1. Brian Shaw, Suzuki GSX-R750
2. David Loikits, Suzuki GSX-R1000
3. Henry Chin, Suzuki GSX-R1000
4. Christopher Bankston, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. Laz Diaz, Yamaha YZF-R6
6. David Lloyds, Aprilia RSV1000

Middleweight Superbike Amateur:
1. Darren Mulvaney, Suzuki GSX-R600
2. Emery Anden, III, Yamaha YZF-R6
3. Donny Kelley, Honda CBR600
4. Dafan Zhang, Yamaha YZF-R6
5. Laz Diaz, Yamaha YZF-R6
6. Rey De La Sierra, Honda CBR600

Lightweight Grand Prix Expert:
1. Jerry Wood, Yamaha TZ250
2. Sandy Noce, Yamaha TZ250
3. Alex Ferreira, Suzuki SV650
4. Darren Danilowicz, Suzuki SV650
5. Danny Tackett, Suzuki SV650
6. Pat Oleary, Yamaha TZ250

Lightweight Grand Prix Amateur:
1. Michael Mills, Suzuki SV650
2. Jesse Nunn, Suzuki SV650
3. Thomas Williams, Suzuki SV650
4. Benny Dafonte, Suzuki SV650
5. Guenther Weickert, Suzuki SV650
6. Karl Frish

Heavyweight Superbike Expert:
1. Steve Rapp, Suzuki GSX-R750
2. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R750
3. John Ashmead, Suzuki GSX-R750
4. Brian Stokes, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750
6. Matt Furtek, Suzuki GSX-R750

Heavyweight Superbike Amateur:
1. William Meyers, II, Kawasaki ZX-7
2. David Sadusky, Suzuki GSX-R750
3. Christopher Bankston, Suzuki GSX-R750
4. Mike Roeser, Suzuki GSX-R750
5. Hector Jimenez, Honda CBR600
6. Richard Eanes, Ducati 996

SuperTwins Expert:
1. Tom Fournier, Ducati 996
2. John Porlier, Honda RC51
3. Josh Guyer, Aprilia RSV1000
4. Richard Sermak, Honda RC51
5. Michael Wingen, Suzuki TL1000R
6. Philippe Kostezer, Suzuki TL1000R

SuperTwins Amateur:
1. Albert Reyes, Honda 1000
2. David Lloyds, Aprilia RSV1000
3. Bill Davenport, Suzuki SV650
4. Jeff Harris, Aprilia RSV1000
5. Tony Martin, Buell 1200
6. Henry Madsen, Honda 1000

Middleweight Grand Prix Expert:
1. Jason Perez, Suzuki GSX-R600
2. Chris Peris, Honda CBR60F4i
3. Scott Harwell, Suzuki GSX-R600
4. Alex Barrera, Suzuki GSX-R600
5. Chris Siglin, Suzuki GSX-R600
6. Joe Ford, Yamaha YZF-R6

Middleweight Grand Prix Amateur:
1. Donny Kelley, Honda CBR600
2. Darren Mulvaney, Suzuki GSX-R600
3. Hector Jimenez, Honda CBR600
4. Dafan Zhang, Yamaha YZF-R6
5. Laz Diaz, Yamaha YZF-R6
6. Omar Deida, Suzuki GSX-R600

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