Jul 29, 2001
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Nicky Hayden and Kurtis Roberts traded the lead four times on the last lap of the AMA Superbike race at Brainerd, with Hayden barely beating Roberts across the line to win by 0.005-second. Jamie Hacking was initially scored as third but after a review of videotape the place was given to Miguel Duhamel.<BR><BR>Points leader Mat Mladin crashed out on the first lap, the first time he's crashed completely out of a race since 1996 (at Mid-Ohio in the rain).<BR><BR>Results<BR>1. Nicky Hayden, Honda<BR>2. Kurtis Roberts, Honda, -0.005 second<BR>3. Miguel Duhamel, Honda, -0.464<BR>4. Jamie Hacking, Suzuki, -0.465<BR>5. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki, -1.085<BR>6. Steve Rapp, Ducati, -1.498<BR>7. Doug Chandler, Kawasaki, -21.060<BR>8. Andreas Meklau, Ducati, -26.468<BR>9. Larry Pegram, Ducati, -27.076<BR>10. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha, -58.596<BR>11. Pascal Picotte, Harley-Davidson, -66.546<BR>12. Mike Smith, Harley-Davidson, -66.964<BR>13. Andy Deatherage, Suzuki, -100.570<BR>14. Greg Fryer, Yamaha, -101.525<BR>15. Tony Meiring, -1 lap<BR><BR>Point Standings<BR>1. Mat Mladin, 332 points<BR>2. Eric Bostrom, 312<BR>3. Nicky Hayden, 265<BR>4. Doug Chandler, 263<BR><BR>According to AMA Media Relations contractor Larry Lawrence, Mladin said afterwards, as he was preparing to leave the track, "I made a mistake, that's all I can say. I don't know what happened. That's the good thing about having a big points lead, if you make a mistake you still have the lead."