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NASB Formula USA
Race Results
September 29, 1996
New Hampshire International Speedway
Loudon, New Hampshire


Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA - Round 15

The first Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA race got red-flagged on the first lap when Sean Sweeney crashed on the start. On the restart, Tray Batey jumped to the lead. On the opening lap, Don Munroe, Fritz Kling and Scott Zampach went down with Kling rejoining the race, well behind the rest of the field.

Batey immediately pulled out a small lead with Dave Sadowski running in second and David Stanton in third. After a few laps, Eric Wood had moved up to fourth place with Brett Metzger in fifth.

Batey enjoyed a nearly two second lead early, but Sadowski narrowed that gap as the 17-lap race wore down. On the closing lap, Sadowski seemed to be in striking distance, but lapped traffic worked to Batey's advantage and he held on for the flag to flag win. Sadowski led Stanton to round out the podium spots with Wood in fourth and Brian Kent moving up to fifth.

Kling managed to work up to 17th place by the finish, but the first lap crash has put serious doubt on his ability to get back up to the points levels of Batey and Sadowski.

RACE ONE RESULTS:
Position, name, hometown, machine
   1.  Tray Batey, Gallatin, Tenn., Suzuki 1100.
   2.  David Sadowski, Jefferson, Ga., Honda 900.
   3.  David Stanton, Pleasant Hill, Calif., Suzuki 1100.
   4.  Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Kawasaki 750.
   5.  Brian Kent, Chelsea, Mass., Suzuki 750.
   6.  Brett Metzger, Newington, Conn., Honda 900.
   7.  Jamie Hacking, Spartanburg, N.C., Suzuki 1100.
   8.  Neil Jenkins, Canada, Yamaha 750.
   9.  Mark Kowalski, Canada, Yamaha 1043.
   10. Michael Fitzpatrick, Columbia, Md., Kawasaki 750.
   11. Seth Hahn, Hampton, N.H., Suzuki 1100.
   12. Ray Yoder, Merrillville, Ind., Kawasaki 750.
   13. Chris Bliss, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Honda 900.
   14. Kory Rooks, Attleboro, Mass., Yamaha 600.
   15. Ray Bowman, New Hampton, N.Y., Yamaha 750.
   16. Steve Cooke, E. Walpole, Mass., Ducati 955.
   17. Fritz Kling, Lansing, Mich., Yamaha 1000.
   18. Freddy Maruca, Glen Cove, N.Y., Yamaha 250.
   19. Aristarco Azcona, Woodhaven, N.Y., Suzuki 750.
   20. Bill Himmelsbach, Quakertown, Pa., Honda 750.
   21. Murphy Anderson, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Yamaha 250.
   22. Noel Brown, Standish, Maine, Suzuki 750.
   23. Jim Bonner, Coopersburg, Pa., Yamaha 250.
   24. Thomas Fournier, E. Bridgewater, Mass., Ducati 750.
   25. Jason Bachhofer, Canada, Suzuki 750.
   26. Devin Battley, Rockville, Md., Yamaha 1000.
   27. Charles Small, Exeter, N.H., Kawasaki 750.
   28. Eric Gulbransen, Glen Cove, N.Y., Suzuki 750.
   29. Andy Deatherage, Cleveland, Ohio, Kawasaki 750.
   30. Michel Amalric, France, Yamaha 1000.

Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA - Round 16

The second Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA was red-flagged after two laps when riders Scott Zampach and Brian Kent crashed in turn one. A smoky fire broke out when the machines careened into a tire barrier in the turn.

Zampach was immediately transported to Concord Hospital. Kent was transported later, after visiting the medical center. No other information was available.

On the restart, Eric Wood took the lead with Dave Sadowski, David Stanton and Tray Batey in tow. Sadowski moved to the front on lap two and began to pull away. Stanton, Batey and new Valvoline Emgo Suzuki teammate Jamie Hacking all got by Wood to give chase to Sadowski.

Late in the race, Hacking crashed in turn one. Batey looked to be closing on Stanton. Many wondered if Stanton might conveniently miss a shift on the final lap so that teammate Batey could hold a bigger point lead for the series. But, as Stanton explained in victory circle after finishing in second, there were no team orders.

Sadowski's win, coupled with Bateys third place finish closes the gap slightly as the Formula USA Series goes into the final two rounds at Daytona on October 20th. Batey leads with 472 points to Sadowskis 442. Even with 70 possible points available at the two Daytona races, that is a big margin to make up, especially considering that Batey has finished no worse than eighth all year long. But, Sadowski has not been worse than third in the last 12 races. A small break is all it would take to earn Ski his second FUSA title.

Fritz Kling, who finished fifth behind Eric Wood will leave Loudon fourth in the point standings behind Batey, Sadowski, and Stanton. It was a dissapointing weekend for Kling who came to the race in second and the rider with the best chance to challenge Batey. Those hopes have all but gone.

RACE TWO RESULTS:
Position, name, hometown, machine
   1.  David Sadowski, Jefferson, Ga., Honda 900.
   2.  David Stanton, Pleasant Hill, Calif., Suzuki 1100.
   3.  Tray Batey, Gallatin, Tenn., Suzuki 1100.
   4.  Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Kawasaki 750.
   5.  Fritz Kling, Lansing, Mich., Yamaha 1000.
   6.  Brett Metzger, Newington, Conn., Honda 900.
   7.  Michael Fitzpatrick, Columbia, Md., Kawasaki 750.
   8.  Seth Hahn, Hampton, N.H., Suzuki 1100.
   9.  Ray Yoder, Merrillville, Ind., Kawasaki 750.
   10. John Scheehser, Chicopee, Mass., Yamaha 750.
   11. Steve Cooke, E. Walpole, Mass., Ducati 955.
   12. Andy Deatherage, Cleveland, Ohio, Kawasaki 750.
   13. Chris Bliss, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Honda 900.
   14. Kory Rooks, Attleboro, Mass., Yamaha 600.
   15. Aristarco Azcona, Woodhaven, N.Y., Suzuki 750.
   16. Ray Bowman, New Hampton, N.Y., Yamaha 750.
   17. Freddy Maruca, Glen Cove, N.Y., Yamaha 250.
   18. Neil Jenkins, Canada, Yamaha 750.
   19. Thomas Fournier, E. Bridgewater, Mass., Ducati 750.
   20. Bill Himmelsbach, Quakertown, Pa., Honda 750.
   21. Jim Bonner, Coopersburg, Pa., Yamaha 250.
   22. Murphy Anderson, Monmouth Junction, N.J., Yamaha 250.
   23. Jason Bachhofer, Canada, Suzuki 750.
   24. Devin Battley, Rockville, Md., Yamaha 1000.
   25. Jamie Hacking, Spartanburg, N.C., Suzuki 1100.
   26. Mark Kowalski, Canada, Yamaha 1043.


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