Spies Fastest In 750cc Supersport Practice At Daytona

Spies Fastest In 750cc Supersport Practice At Daytona

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Ben Spies, 16, was fastest in Wednesday afternoon practice for the 750cc Supersport class at Daytona. Riding with a broken bone in his left hand, Spies turned his fastest lap at 1:53.301 on a Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki GSX-R750 tuned by former racer Shane Clark.

Spies’ time was 0.6-second faster than the Daytona 750cc Supersport record, set in qualifying by Damon Buckmaster last year.

The fastest times, taken off a transponder display on pit lane, follow:

1. Ben Spies, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:53.301
2. Tommy Hayden, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:54.945
3. Brian Parriott, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:55.418
4. Kurtis Roberts, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:55.565
5. John Hopkins, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:55.584
6. Chris Ulrich, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:55.894
7. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.759
8. Eric Wood, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.770
9. Rich Conicelli, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.831
10. Roland Williams, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:56.910
11. Jake Zemke, Honda CBR600F4i, 1:56.913
12. Grant Lopez, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:57.105
13. Jason Pridmore, Suzuki GSX-R600, 1:57.749
14. Joe Gill, Yamaha YZF-R6, 1:57.687
15. Rich Alexander, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1:57.912

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