Updated And Corrected: Josh Hayes Wins WSMC Toyota 200 Again

Updated And Corrected: Josh Hayes Wins WSMC Toyota 200 Again

© 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

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Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. Attack Kawasaki’s Josh Hayes won the $150,000-purse Toyota 200 at Willow Springs Raceway today for the second consecutive year, finishing 80 seconds ahead of Lion Racing’s Michael Barnes. Attack Kawasaki’s Ben Attard was third ahead of Las Vegas Racing’s Jack Pfeifer and Chris Ulrich Racing’s Vincent Haskovec. Hayes won $50,000 while Barnes won $30,000 and Attard won $10,000 in the 80-lap, 200-mile race. An irate Attard demanded (without success) that WSMC pay him $20,000 because the giant check used at the trophy presentation mistakenly read “$20,000” instead of the $10,000-for-third published in race literature and advertising. Rich Oliver won the $30,000-purse Roadracing World 250/50, a 50-mile/20-lap race for 250cc GP racebikes, ahead of Michael Montoya and Mark Watts. Montoya came from the back of the first wave after he was sent there by WSMC officials for missing the warm-up lap. The day started with spitting rain and a wet track but conditions dried out before noon. Very strong winds were a problem throughout the day. Despite the difficult conditions, there were very few crashes and no riders had to be transported to the hospital. Haskovec raced Hayes hard for the Toyota 200 lead through the first round of pit stops, and caught Hayes after both pitted for the first time despite the Attack crew changing both wheels and refueling in about half the time it took Haskovec’s crew. Haskovec was still in contention until the second round of pit stops, when Haskovec did not pit on the planned lap and instead ran out of fuel out on the course. Hayes was not challenged after that. Haskovec and his crew had been unable to check fuel mileage because the bike was destroyed in a vicious crash Saturday morning and wasn’t completely rebuilt until late Saturday night. Rain in practice Sunday morning and a lack of available rain tires prevented a fuel check before the race, and until the warm-up lap was completed, Haskovec’s crew was unsure that the bike had a raceable set-up. Haskovec was a last-minute substitute for Chris Ulrich, who underwent surgery Thursday night to repair shoulder injuries suffered at VIR. Ulrich had sorted out the Roadracingworld.com-sponsored bike and signed up the crew of Ed Sorbo, James Lickwar, Evan Steel and Frank Aragaki but was unable to attend the event. Pfeifer was back on a Suzuki for the Toyota 200 and rode a steady race to fourth. Pfeiffer briefly switched from Pirelli to Dunlop, telling reporters that the Pirelli vendor at the track did not have the tires he needed, but raced on Pirellis. Michael Montoya put his Yamaha TZ250 into fifth before it dropped a cylinder and he retired. Hayes and Attard were on Dunlop tires, while Barnes ran on Pirelli tires. AMA Superbike rider and Honda engineer James Kerker, recently immortalized on The Crash Page in Roadracing World magazine, finished 15th on the same set of tires he started the race on. Provisional Toyota 200 results: 1. Josh Hayes, Kawasaki ZX-10R, $50,000 2. Michael Barnes, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $30,000 3. Ben Attard, Kawasaki ZX-10R, $10,000 4. Jack Pfeifer, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $5000 5. Vincent Haskovec, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $3000 6. Jason Perez, Yamaha YZF-R1, $3000 7. Jeff Stern, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $3000 8. Dale Kieffer, Suzuki GSX-R750, $2000 9. Scott Jensen, Honda CBR1000RR, $2000 10. Marte Cooksey, Suzuki GSX-R750, $2000 11. Cesar Mesa, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $2000 12. Dean Mizdal, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $2000 13. Michael Beck, Yamaha YZF-R6, $2000 14. Skye Girard, Suzuki GSX-R750, $2000 15. James Kerker, Honda CBR1000RR, $2000 16. Premysl Glinz, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $2000 17. Will Eikenberry, Kawasaki ZX-6R, $2000 18. Mark Simon, $2000 19. Clinton Whitehouse, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $1500 20. Ruben Munoz Jr., Suzuki GSX-R750, $1500 21. John Chen, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $1500 22. Tim Knutsun, Yamaha YZF-R6, $1500 23. Jason Caldwell, $1500 24. Reno Karimian, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $1500 25. Jimmy Moore, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $1500 26. Joe Shelton, Yamaha YZF-R6, $1500 27. Stuart Smith, Kawasaki ZX-6R, $1500 28. Josh Alverson, $1500 29. Martin Szwarc, Suzuki GSX-R1000, $1500 30. Mickey Lane, Yamaha YZF-R6, $1000 31. Mike Sullivan, Yamaha YZF-R1, $1000 32. Michael Montoya, Yamaha TZ250, DNF, mechanical, $1000 33. Jacob West, Suzuki GSX-R750, DNF, crash, $1000 34. Chris Siglin, Yamaha YZF-R1, DNF, retired, $1000 35. Jay Tanner, Yamaha YZF-R1, DNF, crash, $1000 36. Robbie Dowie, Suzuki GSX-R1000, DNF, crash, $1000 37. Sam Carnibucci, Yamaha YZF-R6, DNF, retired, $1000 38. Billy Dalu, Yamaha TZ250, DNF, retired, $1000 39. Blair Sullenger, DNF, $1000 40. Marcel Graeber, Suzuki GSX-R1000, DNF, $1000 Roadracingworld.com 250/50 Grand Prix Provisional Results Under Protest From Position 6 Down (Note: We just sponsor the race–WSMC runs the show, including handling scoring. But if it runs again in 2005, this race will be scored using transponders, not hand scoring.) 1. Rich Oliver, Yamaha TZ250, $3500 2. Michael Montoya, Yamaha TZ250, $3000 3. Mark Watts, Yamaha TZ250, $2500 4. Nobi Iso, Yamaha TZ250, $2200 5. Ed Marchini, Yamaha TZ250, $2100 6. Ralph Starpoli, Honda RS250, $2000 7. Roger Baker, Yamaha TZ250, $1800 8. Wes Totsubo, Honda RS250, $1600 9. Billy Dalu, Yamaha TZ250, $1400 10. Darren Fulce, Yamaha TZ250, $1200 11. Patrick Dowd, Yamaha TZ250, $1100 12. Alex White, Yamaha TZ250, $800 13. John Ulrich, Yamaha TZ250, $750 14. Kory Gill, Yamaha TZ250, $650 15. Joel Manes, Honda RS250, $575 16. Rocky Aiello, Yamaha TZ250, $500 17. Joji Tokumoto, Yamaha TZ250, $425 18. Vincent Rolleri, Yamaha TZ250, $350 19. Richard Denman, Yamaha TZ250, $300 20. Phil Snowden, Honda RS250, $250 21. David Matthews, Yamaha TZ250$200 22. Andrew Trace, Honda RS250, $200 23. Ruben Archilla, Aprilia RS250, $200 24. Michael Janzen, Yamaha TZ250, $200 25. Patrick Tracey, Aprilia RS250, $200 26. Rich Snowden, Honda RS250, $200 27. David Moss, Yamaha TZ250, $200 28. Randy Miller, Yamaha TZ250, $200 29. Andy Edwards, Aprilia RSV250, $200 30. Bruce Lind, Yamaha TZ250, $200 31. Mike Lytle, Yamaha TZ250, $100 32. Kris Provost, Aprilia RS250, $100 33. Mark Wilson, Honda RS250, $100 34. Robert Gosney, Aprilia RS250, $100 35. Axel Alvarez, Honda RS250, $100 36. Rich Gann, Yamaha TZ250, $100 37. Mike Stubbs, Yamaha TZ250, $100 38. Jamie Lenore, Aprilia RS250, $100 39. John Dalton, Honda RS250, $100 40. Britt Arechiga, Yamaha TZ250, $100 41. Susanna Schick, Aprilia RS250 42. David Steinhoff, Aprilia RS250 43. Lawrence Owen, Yamaha TZ250 44. Daniel Qualtire, Yamaha TZ250 45. Robert Gresens, Aprilia RS250, DNF 46. Jerrod Monaghan, Yamaha TZ250, DNF 47. Gene Redmon, Yamaha TZ250, DNF 48. Pete Ellis, Yamaha TZ250, DNF, crash 49. Jay Pilster, Honda RS250, DNS

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