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Mar 31, 2001

Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R1000 Wins WERA 6-hour At Texas World

Vesrah Suzuki's Mark Junge, Glenn Szarek and Chris Ulrich rode a Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a four-lap victory in the opening round of the WERA National Endurance Series, a 6-hour held at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas on Saturday.<BR><BR>Vesrah Suzuki led every hour of the event and gained two laps in the final hour with a combination of fast laps by all three riders and fast pit work by the Vesrah crew.<BR><BR>Team Pennzoil finished second with a Suzuki GSX-R750, followed by Racersupply.com with a Suzuki GSX-R1000. Vesrah and Pennzoil ran Metzeler tires while Racersupply.com ran Pirelli tires.<BR><BR>Top 10 results follow:<BR><BR>1. Vesrah Suzuki (Junge/Szarek/Ulrich), GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superbike, 194 laps, 562.6 miles, 93.77 mph average.<BR><BR>2. Pennzoil Racing (Caylor/Harwell/Lane/Buffington/Ethridge), GSX-R750, Heavyweight Superbike, 190 laps, 551 miles, 91.83 mph average.<BR><BR>3. Racersupply.com (Denning/Justice/Stoyko), GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superbike, 188 laps, 545.2 miles, 90.87 mph average.<BR><BR>4. Loudon Motorsports, GSX-R750, Heavyweight Superstock, 186 laps.<BR><BR>5. Army of Darkness, GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superbike, 185 laps.<BR><BR>6. Team Clinton Cycles, YZF-R6, Mediumweight Superstock, 183 laps.<BR><BR>7. Bent Racing, GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superstock, 182 laps.<BR><BR>8. Team Chicago, YZF-R6, Mediumweight Superstock, 181 laps.<BR><BR>9. Team Chaos, ZX-6R, Mediumweight Superstock, 181 laps.<BR><BR>10. D&D Racing, YZF-R1, Heavyweight Superstock, 181 laps.