Jul 22, 2001
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<BR>Honda's Nicky Hayden passed Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin in turn one of the last lap to take a thrilling victory in AMA Chevy Trucks Superbike race number two.<BR><BR>Mladin took another run at Hayden but his bike suffered a suspected dropped valve in the Keyhole turn, and Mladin nursed it around for a secure second place and an increased points lead--Mladin's only realistic Championship challenger, Eric Bostrom, was already back in 13th place after pitting to replace a chunked rear Dunlop tire.<BR><BR>Bostrom's lead mechanic, Al Ludington, had been seen in a heated discussion with Dunlop reps prior to the race, leading several race observers to raise an eyebrow when Bostrom then suffered tire problems. Ludington declined to comment other than to say "The tire stopped working."<BR><BR><BR>Miguel Duhamel and Kurtis Roberts swapped third back and forth on the final lap with the veteran Duhamel hanging on to the final podium position.<BR><BR>AMA Chevy Trucks Superbike Race Two Results From Mid-Ohio:<BR><BR>1. Nicky Hayden, Honda RC51<BR>2. Mat Mladin, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>3. Miguel Duhamel, Honda RC51<BR>4. Kurtis Roberts, Honda RC51<BR>5. Doug Chandler, Kawasaki ZX-7RR<BR>6. Jamie Hacking, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>7. Steve Rapp, Ducati 996<BR>8. Larry Pegram, Ducati 996<BR>9. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha YZF-R7<BR>10. Andreas Meklau, Ducati 996<BR>11. Michael Smith, H-D VR1000<BR>12. Jordan Szoke, H-D VR1000<BR>13. Eric Bostrom, Kawasaki ZX-7RR<BR>14. Andrew Deatherage, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>15. Tony Meiring, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>16. Dean Mizdal, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>17. Douglas Duane, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>18. Greg Fryer, Yamaha YZF-R7<BR>19. Scotty Van Scoik, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR>20. Scott Hermersmann, Suzuki GSX-R750<BR><BR>Unofficial AMA Chevy Trucks Superbike Point Standings After Mid-Ohio Race Two:<BR><BR>1. Mladin, 332 points<BR>2. Bostrom, 286 points<BR>3. Chandler, 239 points<BR>4. TIE Tommy Hayden/Nicky Hayden, 228 points<BR>6. Duhamel, 222 points<BR>