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Sep 22, 2001

Updated Post With Points: Vesrah Suzuki Wins Second WERA Endurance Race Of The Day At VIR

Copyright 2001 Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR> <BR>By Beth Wyse<BR> <BR>Vesrah Suzuki's Tray Batey and Chris Ulrich extended the team's points lead in the WERA/GMD Computrack National Endurance Series with a win in race two of a Saturday double-header at Virginia International Raceway. The pair completed 133 laps on the team's Suzuki GSX-R1000 to win by 4 laps over Team Pennzoil's Chris "Opie" Caylor and Jamie Lane on a Suzuki GSX-R750. <BR> <BR>At the start of the race, Vesrah's Batey shot ahead of the field, and never relinquished the lead. <BR> <BR>Triad Racing finished first in Mediumweight Superbike and third overall on a Suzuki GSX-R600. Thermosman Suspension Racing finished first in Mediumweight Superstock and fourth overall on a Yamaha YZF-R6. The top Heavyweight Superstock finisher was Ridge Racing, at 8th overall on a Suzuki GSX-R1000. Speedwerks took its second win of the day in Lightweight Superbike on a Suzuki SV650, placing 13th overall.<BR> <BR>Loudoun Motorsports was running second overall until throwing a chain in the last 15 minutes of the race.<BR> <BR>Among the 30 bikes that started the race were several teams consisting of AMA riders wishing to gain more track time. Aaron Gobert, Damon Buckmaster, John Hopkins and Grant Lopez were the AMA regulars participating in the endurance race on Formula Xtreme machines, Gobert and Buckmaster sharing a bike and Hopkins and Lopez each running their own bike. None fielded serious endurance entries.<BR><BR>Overall results follow:<BR> <BR>1. Vesrah Suzuki, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superbike, 133 laps<BR>2. Team Pennzoil, Suzuki GSX-R750, Heavyweight Superbike, 129 laps<BR>3. Triad Racing, Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superbike, 128 laps<BR>4. Thermosman Suspension, Yamaha R6, Mediumweight Superstock, 128 laps<BR>5. Team Chaos, Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superstock, 128 laps<BR>6. Army of Darkness, Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superbike, 127 laps<BR>7. Velocity Crew, Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superbike, 126 laps<BR>8. Ridge Racing, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superstock, 125 laps<BR>9. J&J Motorsports, Suzuki GSX-R750, Heavyweight Superstock, 125 laps<BR>10. Neighbor of the Beast, Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superstock, 124 laps <BR> <BR>Overall Point Standings<BR>1. Vesrah, 801.77 points<BR>2. Pennzoil, 712.4 points<BR>3. AOD, 693.02 points<BR>4. Team Chaos, 583.135 points<BR>5. Loudoun, 581.325 points<BR>