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Jul 8, 2001

Updated Post:'s Chris Ulrich Wins 750cc Supersport Race At Laguna Seca

It was a crazy race, filled with attrition and controversy, but in the end's Chris Ulrich won the AMA 750cc Supersport race at Laguna Seca by 7.968 seconds over Daigoro Suzuki and Tony "The Tiger" Meiring.

As Ulrich worked his way up from a bad start, AMA officials black-flagged Rich Alexander, who was racing Jimmy Moore for the lead, for what turned out to be tire smoke. Pole-sitter Vincent Haskovec crashed early-on. Ben Spies caught Moore and they battled for the lead, Spies rubbing Moore off on traffic in the corkscrew and Moore crashing. Moore restarted, his bike clearly leaking oil, but was not black-flagged by officials. Spies crashed two laps from the finish, which left Ulrich in the lead. Spies restarted but his bike was stuck in first gear because the shift linkage had been broken in the crash.

Genuine Suzuki Accessories 750cc Supersport Final Results:

1. Chris Ulrich
2. Daigoro Suzuki
3. Tony Meiring
4. Richie Alexander, Jr.
5. Lance Issacs, Honda CBR600F4
6. Alan Schmidt
7. Andrew Deatherage
8. Anthony Lupo
9. Rich Conicelli
10. Takaharu Kishida, Kawasaki ZX-6R

13. Jimmy Moore, crashed

16. Ben Spies, crashed

29. Vincent Haskovec, crashed

All riders on Suzuki GSX-R750 unless noted.

750cc Point Standings Following Laguna Seca:

1. Moore, 169 points
2. Alexander, 164 points
3. Haskovec, 138 points
4. Spies, 133 points
5. Meiring, 130 points
6. Ulrich, 118 points
7. Rich Conicelli, 103 points
8. David Ortega, 99 points
9. Suzuki, 98 points
10. Schmidt, 85 points
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