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May 6, 2001

Updated Post: Sands Wins 250cc Race At Sears Point After Oliver Crashes

Roland Sands won the 250cc Grand Prix race at Sears Point after early leader Rich Oliver crashed. Performance Machine's Sands raced with reigning 250cc Grand Prix Champion Chuck Sorensen for the lead until Sorensen's motorcycle slowed; Sorensen limped home in ninth place. Results follow:

1. Roland Sands, Yamaha
2. Jim Filice, Yamaha
3. Michael Hannas, Yamaha
4. Simon Turner, Yamaha
5. Ed Marchini, Yamaha
6. Perry Melneciuc, Yamaha
7. Andre Castanos, Honda
8. Jeff Leggitt, Honda
9. Chuck Sorensen, Yamaha
10. Cory West, Yamaha
11. Derek McKelvie King, Honda
12. Greg Esser, Honda
13. Adrian Webb, Yamaha
14. Ed Sorbo, Yamaha
15. Colin Jensen, Aprilia
16. John Davis, Yamaha
17. Roy De Groot, Yamaha
18. Rocky Wong, Honda
19. Mark Smith, Honda
20. Mark Watts, Honda, -1 lap
21. John France, Honda, -1 lap
22. Ty Piz, Yamaha, -1 lap
23. Sean Crane, Yamaha, -1 lap
24. Bruce Lind, Yamaha, -1 lap
25. Phil Snowden, Honda, -1 lap
26. Andy Edwards, Yamaha, -1 lap
27. Keith Almond, Yamaha, -1 lap
28. Rich Snowden, Honda, -1 lap
29. Emil Gallant, Yamaha, -1 lap
30. Tom Christian, Honda, -1 lap
31. Steve Bowline, Honda, -1 lap
32. Sean Wray, Yamaha, - 2 laps
33. Jason Dave, Yamaha, -4 laps
34. Tim Hallbeck, Honda, -5 laps
35. Rich Oliver, Yamaha, -15 laps, DNF, crash


250cc Grand Prix Points
1. Sands, 69
2. Filice, 58
3. Hannas, 52
4. Melneciuc, 49
5. Turner, 49
6. Marchini, 46
7. McKelvie King, 39
8. Oliver, 39
9. Esser, 34
10. West, 34