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AMA: Roberts captures sixth Formula Xtreme; Duhamel wins Brainerd Superbike

1 August 2000

Erion Racing's Kurtis Roberts came out the winner in a thrilling duel for
virtually the entire race with Grant Lopez and Erion Racing teammate Josh Hayes
to win the Formula Xtreme race at The Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway.
The victory gave Roberts six wins in six starts this season on his Rick
Hobbs/Danny Hull-prepared CBR929RR (a new class record), and thus moves him even
further ahead in series points as he marches toward a second consecutive title
in the class. It also ties him with Eric Bostrom for record career wins in the
class, both riders owning nine victories.

Brainerd AMA/ Formula Xtreme Results, Top Finishers

1. Kurtis Roberts-Honda

2. Grant Lopez-Suzuki

3. John Hopkins-Suzuki

4. Jake Zemke-Honda

5. Steve Martin-Yamaha

17. Josh Hayes-Honda

AMA/ Formula Xtreme Series Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Kurtis Roberts-Honda-222 points

2. Jake Zemke-Honda-167 points

3. Josh Hayes-Honda-164 points

Upcoming round

Round 7-Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colorado, August 11-13

2000 AMA/Pro Honda Oils 600 SuperSport Series, Round 7

Erion Racing's Kurtis Roberts finished second to Eric Bostrom at Brainerd's
AMA/Pro Honda Oils 600 SuperSport Sunday. The two rivals are now locked for the
lead with 215 points apiece after Roberts trailed by just 0.216 seconds at the
finish. As is usual for a 600 race, the leaders waged an epic battle for the

Team Honda's Miguel Duhamel finished fifth and Nicky Hayden took sixth.
Erion-supported Bruce Transportation's Jake Zemke was next in seventh and
Roberts's teammate Josh Hayes finished the day in ninth.

Brainerd AMA/Pro Honda Oils 600 SuperSport Results, Top Finishers

1. Eric Bostrom-Kawasaki

2. Kurtis Roberts-Honda

3. Jamie Hacking-Yamaha

4. Tommy Hayden-Yamaha

5. Miguel Duhamel-Honda

6. Nicky Hayden-Honda

7. Jake Zemke-Honda

9. Josh Hayes-Honda

AMA/Pro Honda Oils 600 SuperSport Series Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Eric Bostrom-Kawasaki/Kurtis Roberts-Honda-215 points

3. Miguel Duhamel-Honda-194 points

4. Aaron Yates-Suzuki-189 points

5. Tommy Hayden-Yamaha-185 points

9. Jake Zemke-Honda-134 points

10. Josh Hayes-Honda-133 points

11. Nicky Hayden-Honda-129 points

Upcoming rounds

Round 8-Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colorado, August 11-13

2000 AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship , Round 10

Popular Honda Red Rider Miguel Duhamel broke the Superbike dry spell he's
endured since Daytona last year, beating Mat Mladin to the finish line by the
slimmest of margins - just 0.067 seconds - in recording his 23rd career
Superbike win, and his first on the new RC51 tuned by Ray Plumb, Mitch Leonard
and John Ethall. Mladin's runner-up finish meant he put a few points on Team
Honda's Nicky Hayden, however. Hayden finished fourth in the race and trails
Mladin  by 12 points, 332 vs 320, with two races left in the championship.

Brainerd AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Results, Top Finishers

1. Miguel Duhamel-Honda

2. Mat Mladin-Suzuki

3. Jamie Hacking-Yamaha

4. Nicky Hayden-Honda

5. Eric Bostrom-Kawasaki

AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Mat Mladin-Suzuki-332 points

2. Nicky Hayden-Honda-320 points

3. Aaron Yates-Suzuki-292 points

4. Eric Bostrom-Kawasaki-273 points

5. Doug Chandler-Kawasaki-240 points

6. Miguel Duhamel-Honda-225 points

Upcoming rounds

Round 11-Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colorado, August 11-13

2000 FIM World Endurance Championship, Suzuka 8 Hours, Suzuka Circuit, Japan,
July 30, 2000

Cabin Honda's Tohru Ukawa and Daijiro Kato rode a perfect race to win the 23rd
Suzuka 8 Hours at round four of the FIM World Endurance championship, handing
Honda its record fourth successive win in the 23rd running of the prestigious
annual race. Their Honda RC51 ran perfectly in a race of attrition for the top
teams. Honda favorites Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards each crashed once, and
their Castrol Honda RC51 was retired after Edwards went down. Though Edwards
complained of a severe headache after his crash, neither rider suffered a
further notable injury.

The race was marred by the unfortunate distinction as being the first Suzuka 8
Hours to have a rider fatally injured. Forty-seven year-old Mamoru Yamakawa ran
straight into the padded Armco at the corner at the end of the back straight,
and died on the way to the hospital.

Suzuka 8 Hours Overall Race Results

1. Tohru Ukawa/Daijiro Kato, Honda, 215 laps.

2. Akira Ryo/Keiichi Kitagawa, Suzuki, 214 laps.

3. Tamaki Serizawa/Peter Goddard, Kawasaki, 212 laps.

4. Yuichi Takeda/Shinichi Nakatomi, Honda, 210 laps.

5. Osamu Nishijima/Ryuji Tsuruta, Kawasaki, 210 laps.

6. Osamu Deguchi/Shawn Giles, Suzuki, 209 laps.

7. Noriyasu Numata/Yukio Nukumi, Yamaha, 208 laps.

8. Shinichi Ito/Manabu Kamada, Honda, 206 laps.

9. Kei Nashimoto/Ryuichi Kiyonari, Honda, 206 laps.

10. Mitsuo Saito/Takahiro Fukami, Yamaha, 204 laps.

2000 AMA/Chevy Trucks 250cc U.S. Motocross Championships, Round 8: Kenworthy's
Motocross Park, Troy, Ohio, July 23, 2000

Honda Red Rider Sebastien Tortelli just missed a podium finish with his fourth
place overall behind winner Ricky Carmichael, David Vuillemin and Robbie Reynard
at round nine of the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships at Washougal.
Tortelli's 6-4 day found him lose a bit of ground in points to current leader
Carmichael, whose 2-1 gave him 388 points to Tortelli's 366. Teammate Kevin
Windham rode to thrid in the first moto but managed only tenth in the second to
gather seventh overall for the day. Meanwhile, Team Amsoil/Factory
Connection/Jack in the Box Honda rider Mike LaRocco soldiered on to fourth and
seventh place finishes, ending the day with sixth place overall.

Washougal MX 250-class Results, Top Finishers (With Moto Finishes)

1. Ricky Carmichael-Kawasaki-2-1

2. David Vuillemin-Yamaha-1-2

3. Robbie Reynard-Suzuki-7-3

4. Sebastien Tortelli-Honda-6-4

5. Greg Albertyn-Suzuki-5-5

6. Mike LaRocco-Honda-4-7

7. Kevin Windham-Honda-3-10

AMA/Chevy Trucks 250cc U.S. Motocross Championships Point Standings, Top Riders

1. Ricky Carmichael-Kawasaki-388 points

2. Sebastien Tortelli-Honda-366 points

3. Kevin Windham-Honda-340 points

4. David Vuillemin-Yamaha-296 points

5. Mike LaRocco-Honda-263 points

14. Ezra Lusk-Honda-114 points

Upcoming round

Round 10-Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minnesota, August 13