Jun 16, 2001
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Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's John Hopkins rode his GSX-R1000 to victory in the Formula Xtreme race at Loudon, beating Bruce Transportation Group's Josh Hayes and his Honda CBR929RR by 0.553-second.<BR><BR>Hopkins came from third to catch and pass, then hold off Hayes for the win. Immediately after taking the checkered flag, Hopkins crashed in turn one, running wide onto a slick area of the track and locking and tucking the front wheel.<BR><BR>Damon Buckmaster finished third on a Graves Yamaha, 6.307 seconds behind Hopkins. Roger Lee Hayden was fourth ahead of Jake Zemke, Aaron Gobert and Grant Lopez, who is still recovering from a separated shoulder suffered at Road Atlanta.<BR><BR>1. John Hopkins, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>2. Josh Hayes, Honda CBR929RR<BR>3. Damon Buckmaster, Yamaha YZF-R1/R7<BR>4. Roger Lee Hayden, Honda CBR9292RR<BR>5. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR929RR<BR>6. Aaron Gobert, Yamaha YZF-R1/R7<BR>7. Grant Lopez, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>8. Mark Miller, Honda CBR9292RR<BR>9. Rich Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR>10. Des Conboy, Suzuki GSX-R1000<BR><BR>Point standings:<BR>1. Buckmaster, 127<BR>2. Gobert, 106<BR>3. Hopkins, 105<BR>4. Lopez, 102<BR>5. Hayes, 90<BR>6. Miller, 89<BR>7. Zemke, 78<BR>8. Alexander, 71<BR>9. Hayden, 69<BR>10. Jim Bonner, Yamaha, 45