May 19, 2001
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Jamie Hacking, Mat Mladin and Aaron Yates finished 1-2-3 in the first of two AMA Superbike races scheduled for this weekend at Road Atlanta.<BR><BR>The Saturday schedule was juggled due to thunderstorms moving into the area mid-day. The 250cc heat races and the Formula Xtreme race scheduled to run before the televised Superbike race did not run, with the 250cc heat races cancelled and the Formula Xtreme race rescheduled for after the Superbike race.<BR><BR>The track progressively dried throughout the race, starting wet and finishing dry with damp spots.<BR><BR>Mladin, who gambled and started with a slick rear tire, moved from third to a close second, challenging Hacking, on the last two laps. Earlier in the race Mladin caught a big slide over a wet spot but ran off the track and back on.<BR><BR>Provisional results of the 24-lap Superbike race follow:<BR><BR>1. Jamie Hacking, Suzuki<BR>2. Mat Mladin, Suzuki<BR>3. Aaron Yates, Suzuki<BR>4. Nicky Hayden, Honda<BR>5. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki<BR>6. Doug Chandler, Kawasaki<BR>7. Pascal Picotte, Harley-Davidson<BR>8. Larry Pegram, Ducati<BR>9. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha<BR>10. Steve Rapp, Ducati<BR>11. Kurtis Roberts, Honda<BR>12. Mike Smith, Harley-Davidson<BR>13. Jordan Szoke, Harley-Davidson<BR>14. Andreas Meklau, Ducati<BR>15. Andy Deatherage, Suzuki<BR>16. Mauro Cereda, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>17. Scott Carpenter, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>18. Wade Buffington, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>19. Dr. Jeff Purk, DDS, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>20. Chris Normand, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>21. John Ashmead, Suzuki, 23 laps<BR>22. Greg Fryer, Yamaha, 23 laps<BR>23. Andres Perez, Ducati, 23 laps<BR>24. Miguel Duhamel, Honda, 21 laps<BR>25. Dean Mizdal, Suzuki, 17 laps<BR>26. Rick Shaw, Suzuki, 16 laps<BR>27. Matt Bonasera, Suzuki, 13 laps<BR>28. James Doerfler, Suzuki, 12 laps<BR>29. Carlos Macias, Ducati, 9 laps<BR>30. Randall Mennega, Suzuki, 4 laps<BR>31. Chuck Allen, Suzuki, 4 laps<BR>32. Anthony Gobert, 0 laps, DNF, mechanical