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Cycle News 2001 09 26

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o o o c o o The Castrol Suzuki team won the 65th Bol d'Or that concluded on September 16 at the Magny Cours circuit in France. With the victory, the team also won the SuperProduction World Cup. Cas· trol Suzuki, the official Suzuki Endurance race team, led from start to finish with the team of Christian Lavieille, Arnaud Van den Bossche and Brian Laurent riding to victory from pole position on their Suzuki GSX· Rlooo. Second place, eight laps behind, was taken by the Honda Elf team of William Costes, Fabien Foret and Sebastien Gimbert with Whirley Phase One's Igor Jerman, Olivier Ulmann and James Ellison finishing third on a GSX·R 1000. G C C o o o p Reigning Formula USA National Dirt Track Champion and 2001 AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr (H·D) returned to his winning ways at a Sacra· mento Mile that was packed with patriot· ic fans on Saturday night, September 15. n Carr won the Grand Slam LJ rt main event and then went on to take a victory lap, carrying Old Glory instead of the checkered flag. Rich King (H·D) and Mike Hacker (H·D) took second and third, respectively. Carr appreciated the audience interaction in the event. "The crowd was great, I mean consider· ing we were probably one of the only motorsports events running in the whole country, that we know of," Carr said. "The crowd was real supportive. They did a real nice opening ceremonies, and they talked of the tragedy in New York and Washington, and it was good for everybody." The Pro Singles class was dominated by Dan Stanley (Suz), who rode past series points leader Terry Poovey (Rtx), with Poovey finishing second and Bryan Smith (ATKl third. During intermission., local firefighters and police officers were on hand as Grand Slam sponsor Roy Platte I of announced another $5000 contribution to the Worldwide Relief Fund that has already exceeded $750,000. Meanwhile, the fans of the Sacramento Mile contributed an additional $1853 to the fund. Formula USA announced on Friday, a $5000 con· tribution, bringing the event total to $11,853 to assist in the relief efforts associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The Drag Specialties National Dirt Track Series continues thiS Saturday, September 22, with the Seattle Mile. o L fl o C C C c 5 o o o o o c c c c c o o Bobby Templeton (H-D) continued his mastery of the Goshen Iron Horseman Motorcycle Club's 150-foot hill in round 13 of the AMA National Champi· onship Hillclimb Series. Templeton has won the last three 800cc Nationals held at the Middlebury, Indiana, and four of the last five. Chris VanHyning (Hon) joined Templeton on the winner's podium, taking his first career National win in the 540cc class. Phil Libhart ITri) was o o o c c o 2 SEPTEMBER 26,2001 • eye Second in the 540cc class and gained valuable points on series leader Jeff Thomas, who finished outside of the top 10. Tim Freidhoff (Hon) took third behind Libhart. The class points leader in 800cc racing, Walter "Tiger" Strank Jr"

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