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Aug 4, 2001

Vesrah Suzuki Wins Shortened WERA 6-Hour At Summit Point

Vesrah Suzuki's Mark Junge, Chris Ulrich and Tray Batey won the WERA National Endurance Series 6-hour at Summit Point Raceway by four laps, extending their overall points lead in the process.

The race was shortened by three red flags, two to clear up crash debris and one due to lightning strikes in the area.

Loudoun Motorsports' Ken Synder, David Yaakov and John Jacobi finished second, four laps behind and Ridge Racing's Steve Smith, Todd Stoner, Tim Carroll and Dennis King finished third overall, another two laps back, making it a podium sweep for the Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Vesrah topped the Heavyweight Superbike class while Loudoun and Ridge finished first and second in Heavyweight Superstock.

Army of Darkness finished fourth overall and first in Mediumweight Superbike on a GSX-R600, while Team Clinton Cycles finished fifth overall, first in Mediumweight Superstock on a Yamaha YZF-R6.

Tight Squeeze Racing topped the Lightweight Superbike class at 12th overall on a Suzuki SV650.

Team Pennzoil crashed early on and then retired with an engine failure after 87 laps, and was credited with finishing 33rd overall in a field of 38.

Overall Results
1. Vesrah Suzuki (Mark Junge/Chris Ulrich/Tray Batey), Suzuki GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superbike, 201 laps, 79.645 mph.

2. Loudoun Motorsports (Ken Snyder/David Yaakov/John Jacobi), Suzuki GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superstock, 197 laps.

3. Ridge Racing (Steve Smith/Todd Stoner/Tim Carroll/Dennis King), Suzuki GSX-R1000, Heavyweight Superstock, 195 laps.

4. Army of Darkness (Sam Fleming/Jim Williams/Jeff Nash), Suzuki GSX-R600, Mediumweight Superbike, 194 laps.

5. Team Clinton Cycles (William Lindsay/Ed Morgan/Tommy Bauchiero), Yamaha YZF-R6, Mediumweight Superstock, 193 laps.

12. Tight Squeeze Racing (Steve Clark/Mark Morrow/Randy Moran/George "Rain Director" Mood), Suzuki SV650, Lightweight Superbike.

33. Team Pennzoil (Scott Harwell/Billy Ethridge/Chris "Opie" Caylor), Suzuki GSX-R750, Heavyweight Superbike, 87 laps.

Overall Points:
1. Vesrah Suzuki, 610.295
2. Army Of Darkness, 550.120
3. Team Pennzoil, 516.375
4. J&J Motorsports, 446.045
5. Loudoun Motorsports, 438.000