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jammin
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posted June 17, 2001 09:05 PM UIN: 16262997
CARR WINS PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE GRAND NATIONAL AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD -The sun came out on Sunday for Father's Day after Mother
Nature wrecked havoc on Saturday night's races. No one was happier than
Chris Carr of Fleetwood, PA to get the show in as he scored his second win of
the year in the AMA Progressive Insurance 25-lap Grand National at the
Hagerstown Speedway. Bryan Bigelow of Au Gres, MI won the 12 lap SuperTrapp
SuperTracker Series main event.

Riding the Harley-Davidson of Sacramento/Phoenix Racing/GPB
Racing/Yuasa/Arai backed Harley-Davidson, Carr quickly jumped out in front of
Rich King, Bryan Bigelow and Jay Springsteen and held off point leader Joe
Kopp of Mica, WA by 1.087 seconds at the end for the win. Carr became the
first rider to win two races on the highly competitive Grand National circuit
this year and closed in within five points of point leader and defending
champion Kopp. It was a perfect day for Carr, the 1999/1992 National
Champion, as he won his qualifying heat and scored his 47th career win and
first at Hagerstown.

Following Carr were Kopp, Bigelow, Will Davis (Goldsboro, NC) and
Springsteen (Lapeer, MI). Rounding out the top ten were Glenn Schnabel Jr.
(West Bend, WI), Ken Coolbeth Jr (Warren, CT), Mike Hacker (Carson, VA), King
(Dysart, IA) and Stephen Beattie(Canada, ON). Heat winners were Carr, King,
Springsteen, and Bigelow. Willie McCoy, Tim P. Eades and Bryan Smith won the
semi events. There were 39 entries for the Grand National.

In the SuperTrapp SuperTracker Series main event, Bigelow started first
on the grid, but it was Brian Thomas who got the early lead. Thomas led the
first three laps before giving way to Bigelow. Samuel Lowe moved into third
on the fourth lap and got by Thomas for second on lap nine but was unable to
track down the leader as Bigelow crossed the finish line 1.570 seconds in
front of Lowe. Rounding out the top five were Glenn Schnabel, Jr., Thomas and
Scott Scherb. Heat winners for the 23 riders were Scherb, Bigelow and Lowe.

The AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship Series returns
to Hagerstown on Saturday, August 11th. Reserved and general admission seats
are now on sale. For tickets or additional information call (301) 582-0640.

Next Saturday, It will be JLG Family Night at the Hagerstown Speedway
plus Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Night. The late model sportsman division will
headline the five feature program with the most prestigious race on their
schedule, the Tony Armel Memorial by Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic. The 50-lap
race is the longest of the season for the sportsman division and will carry
double points and a increase in purse. Joining the late model sportsman will
be the ITSI late models, Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks, 4-cyl pure stocks
and the 30-car/30-lap enduro dash postponed from June 3rd. Race time is 7
P.M. with gates opening at 5 P.M.

RESULTS: 25-LAP GRAND NATIONAL

1. Chris Carr Fleetwood, PA
2. Joe Kopp Mica, WA
3. Will Davis Goldsboro, NC
4. Bryan Bigelow Au Gres, MI
5. Jay Springsteen Lapeer, MI
6. Glen Schnabel West Bend, WI
7. Ken Coolbeth Warren, CT
8. Mike Hacker Carson, VA
9. Rich King Dysart, IA
10. Stephen Beattie Canada, Ontario
11. Johnny Murphree Forsyth, IL
12. Shaun Russell San Jose, CA
13. Willie McCoy Dallas, TX
14. Jess Roeder Monroeville, OH
15. Terry Poovey Euless, TX
16. Tim Eades Carson, VA
17. Gary Rogers San Jose, CA
18. Bryan Smith Flint, MI

12 LAPS SUPERTRAPP SUPERTRACKERS 1000CC
1. Bryan Bigelow Au Gres MI
2. Samuel Lowe West Harrison, IN
3. Glen Schnabel Jr. West Bend, WI
4. Brian Thomas Collinsville, IL
5. Scott Scherb Decatur, TX
6. Greg Teague Duncanville, TX
7. Bryan Smith Flint, MI
8. George Richtmeyer Delanson, KY
9. Joe Kopp Mica, WA
10. Roy Miller New Holland, PA
11. Jason Tyler Irving, TX
12. Joe Duvall Tulsa, OK
13. Steve Liberty Post Falls, ID
14. Ken Coolbeth Jr. Warren, CT
15. Gary Rogers San Jose, CA
16. Yuhiko Hirao Japan
17. Mike Hacker Carson, WA

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