Jun 16, 2001
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Hooters Suzuki's Mike Ciccotto won the 750cc Supersport race at Loudon, beating local heroes Chuck Chouinard on his Barry Motorsports/Sparks Steak House Suzuki and Attack Suzuki's Rich Alexander, Chouinard finishing 8.180 seconds behind Ciccotto and Alexander finishing 12.678 seconds behind.<BR><BR>Chouinard was initially emotional on the podium and had difficulty speaking, but quickly recovered and said he''d been trying to get on the podium at an AMA National since 1992 and finally made it.<BR><BR>Alexander said he was so tired and overheated after the earlier Formula Xtreme race that he required medical attention, and thanked the track medical crew "for putting me back together for this race."<BR><BR>Roger Lee Hayden on the Bruce Transportation CBR600F4i and points leader Jimmy Moore on the Corona EXTRA Suzuki GSX-R750 collided in turn 3 on lap 6, Hayden trying to make an inside pass and Moore trying to hold him off as they entered the u-turn from the flat infield up the hill outside the track, both crashing. Moore picked up his bike and finished sixth. Hayden came into the pits.<BR><BR>Roadracingworld.com's Chris Ulrich charged from 11th to 4th but crashed on lap 7, losing the front end in turn 11, shortly after passing Corona EBSCO Suzuki''s Vince Haskovec, with Bruce Transportation''s Josh Hayes right behind.<BR><BR>Hayes passed Haskovec and caught Alexander but couldn''t get past.<BR><BR>Local Hero Eric Wood retired with shifting problems.<BR><BR>Two days after the race, on Monday, Chouinard was disqualified for illegal engine modifications.<BR><BR>AMA 750cc Supersport<BR>On-track Results<BR>1. Mike Ciccotto, GSX-R750<BR>2. Chuck Chouinard, GSX-R750, disqualified<BR>3. Rich Alexander, GSX-R750<BR>4. Josh Hayes, CBR600F4i<BR>5. Vince Haskovec, GSX-R750<BR>6. Jimmy Moore, GSX-R750<BR>7. Daigoro Suzuki, GSX-R750<BR>8. Matthew Silva, GSX-R750<BR>9. Tony Meiring, GSX-R750<BR>10. David Ortega, GSX-R750<BR><BR>Point Standings<BR>1. Moore, 149<BR>2. Alexander, 134<BR>3. Haskovec, 123<BR>4. Ben Spies, 118<BR>5. Meiring, 100<BR>6. Ulrich, 82<BR>7. Rich Conicelli, 80<BR>8. Ortega, 79<BR>9. Ciccotto, 76<BR>10. Brian Parriott, 70