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Jan 22, 2001

WSMC Race Weekend Has Vincent Haskovec's Name All Over It As He Beats Chuck Graves, Jason Pridmore

Vicent Haskovec rode a pair of Hyper Cycle-prepared Suzukis to win the Formula One and Formula Two races during a WSMC event at Willow Springs Raceway Sunday. Haskovec ran down leader Chuck Graves and made a pass into turn one to start the final lap of the Formula One race, then worked traffic better in turn nine and held off Graves to the finish line. WSMC star Ken Chase was third ahead of Rich Alexander on a GSX-R750, WSMC Overall Champion Jeremy Toye on a Yamaha YZF-R1 and Jason Pridmore on a GSX-R600.

In the Formula Two race, Haskovec beat Pridmore, WSMC star Jacob West and young gun Jason DiSalvo, with Graves sixth behind Mark Palazzo. Pridmore and DiSalvo were hampered with poor grid positions, since gridding was based on 2000-season points.

Pridmore won the 650cc Superbike race, beating Palazzo and Graves, and beat Haskovec, Matt Wait and Palazzo in 600cc Modified Production. But Haskovec beat Palazzo, Wait and Pridmore in 600cc Superstock, all three races running just six laps. Haskovec also beat Graves and Toye in Open Superbike, and Chase beat Alexander in 750cc Superbike and 750cc Modified Production.

The Formula Two race was marred by a last-lap collision involving Jodie York and the racer now known as Jocelin; Jocelin was on a Yamaha TZ250 and York was on a Yamaha YZF-R6. The two women collided in turn three and crashed while racing for about 13th position. Jocelin was transported to a local hospital with a dislocated and badly abraded finger, and underwent surgery. York suffered a concussion.