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Sep 14, 2002

Vesrah Wins WERA Endurance Race And Title At Texas World

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By Beth Wyse<BR><BR>Vesrah Suzuki clinched the overall WERA National Endurance Championship and the Heavyweight Superbike class Championship by winning a 6-hour race at Texas World Speedway Saturday.<BR><BR>Tray Batey and John Jacobi rode the Vesrah Suzuki GSX-R1000 to a four-lap margin of victory. <BR><BR>Semoff Brothers Racing led much of the race before crashing. The SBR Suzuki GSX-R750 ridden by Glenn Szarek and Joe Prussiano wound up fifth overall. <BR><BR>Team Xtreme's Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden by Billy Ethridge and Robert Jensen finished second overall, with Army of Darkness one lap behind in third. Mark Crozier and Jim Williams shared the AOD Suzuki GSX-R600, which ran in the Mediumweight Superbike class. <BR><BR>Team Chicago earned its first victory of the season in the Mediumweight Superstock class on a Yamaha YZF-R6 ridden by Dan Schmitt, Steve Karson and Phil Caudill; the team finished eighth overall. <BR><BR>Local team Scotty's Speed Shop won Lightweight Superbike on a Suzuki SV650 ridden by Scott Fisher, Mark Gifford, Phillip Fish, Craig Montgomery and Scott Stevens, with a two-lap margin of victory. <BR><BR>An Aprila RSV1000 ridden by Herd of Turtles finished 19th overall and first in the Heavyweight Superstock class. Travis Pierce, Alan Blair, Link Harris, Dustin Daniels and Scott Lapierre rode for the team. <BR><BR>OVERALL RESULTS: <BR>1. Vesrah Suzuki (Tray Batey/John Jacobi), Heavyweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 186 laps<BR><BR>2. Team Xtreme (Billy Ethridge/Robert Jensen), Heavyweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 182 laps <BR><BR>3. Army of Darkness (Mark Crozier/Jim Williams), Mediumweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R600, 181 laps <BR><BR>4. Bent Racing (Jim Bishop/Ty Stranger-Thorsen), Mediumweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R600, 181 laps <BR><BR>5. SBR (Glenn Szarek/Joe Prussiano), Heavyweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R750, <BR>179 laps<BR><BR>6. Cycle Therapy (Cole Regal/Ricky Ford/Neil Mummau/Shane Stoyko), Heavyweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 176 laps<BR><BR>7. Crash Clinic (Paul Hellawell/Bill Lesur/Scott Crawford/Larry Locklear), Heavyweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R750, 174 laps<BR><BR>8. Team Chicago (Dan Schmitt/Steve Karson/Phil Caudill), Mediumweight Superstock, Yamaha YZF-R6, 173 laps <BR><BR>9. Team Life (Joe Milanesi/Kevin Warner/Justin Marm), Mediumweight Superstock, Yamaha YZF-R6, 173 laps<BR><BR>10. 14k The Movie (Mike Swank/David Alley/Arthur Diaz), Mediumweight Superbike, Suzuki GSX-R600, 172 laps