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Jun 2, 2002

Updated Post: McCarthy First In Pro Thunder, Oliver Wins 250cc Grand Prix At Pikes Peak

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Kirk McCarthy stalked his Buell opponents for half the Pro Thunder race at Pikes Peak before making his moved, taking the lead and pulling away to a 2.682-second margin at the flag. McCarthy rode an AMS Ducati 748.

Shawn Higbee, who led early-on, retired with engine problems on his Buell XB9R. Dave Estok and Mike Ciccotto finished second and third on their Buells. Shane Turpin was fourth on a www.foxperformanceengines.com Ducati 748 with Leo Venega fifth on another Ducati. Venega was later disqualified for running an oversized engine.


In 250cc Grand Prix, Rich Oliver beat Simon Turner by 2.805 seconds, leading every lap of the race. Chuck Sorensen was third with Jason DiSalvo fourth ahead of Perry Melneciuc.

Results follow:

Pro Thunder
1. Kirk McCarthy, Ducati, 29 laps
2. Dave Estok, Buell
3. Mike Ciccotto, Buell
4. Shane Turpin, Ducati, -1 lap
5. Leo Venega, Ducati, -1 lap
6. Josh Bryan, Buell, - 1 lap
7. Charlie Hewett, Ducati, -1 lap
8. Tom Hull, Ducati, -1 lap
9. Tom Chauncey, Ducati, -2 laps
10. Clark Freatman, Ducati, -2 laps
11. Michael Kludt, Buell, -2 laps
12. Jessica Zalusky, Ducati, -2 laps
13. Charles Sipp, Buell, -3 laps
14. Peter Bohlig, Suzuki, -3 laps
15. Dale Pestes, Ducati, -5 laps
16. Heath Small, Ducati, -9 laps
17. Brian Destarac, Suzuki, -12 laps
18. Tom Montano, Ducati, -14 laps
19. Tripp Nobles, Buell, -16 laps
20. Shawn Higbee, Buell, -19 laps
21. Debbie Venega, Ducati, -25 laps


250cc Grand Prix
(Yamaha TZ250 unless indicated)
1. Rich Oliver, 29 laps
2. Simon Turner
3. Chuck Sorensen, Aprilia RSV250
4. Jason DiSalvo, Honda RS250R
5. Perry Melneciuc
6. Colin Jensen, Aprilia RSV250, -1 lap
7. Ty Piz, -1 lap
8. Ed Sorbo, -1 lap
9. Frank Aragaki, -1 lap
10. Darren Fulce, -1 lap
11. John Williams, -1 lap
12. Russ Strobridge, -2 laps
13. Andy Edwards, -2 laps
14. David Bothell, Honda RS250R, -2 laps
15. Stephen Bowline, Honda RS250R, -3 laps
16. Glen Christianson, -3 laps
17. John France, Honda, -28 laps, DNF