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NASB/Formula USA Autumn Classic
New Hampshire International Speedway
October 1997 Race Results


Sunoco Formula USA race #1
     Eric Wood, coming off a string of victories in the AMA championship the weekend before, sat on the pole next to Canadian 
champion Don Munroe. It was their race from start to finish. The pair fought for the lead through most of the race before 
Munroe finally got an advantage and took it to the win. Fritz Kling put in a strong performance to get on the podium in 
third, defending the honor of the old guard.

Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA Round #: 13
Time: 21:36.426 Speed: 78.835 MOV: 7.532 seconds Distance: 17 laps
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs
   1. (132) Don Munroe, Canada, Kawasaki 750.
   2. (10) Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Kawasaki 840.
   3. (2) Fritz Kling, Lansing, Mich., Yamaha 1000.
   4. (26) Jason Fraser, Snohomish, Wash., Honda 900.
   5. (5) Grant Lopez, Mobile, Ala., Suzuki 750.
   6. (101) Brett Guyer, Derry, N.H., Kawasaki 750.
   7. (1) Tray Batey, Gallatin, Tenn., Suzuki 1100.
   8. (25) David Sadowski, Jefferson, Ga., Muzzy 850.
   9. (941) Eric Gulbransen, Glen Cove, N.Y., Suzuki 750.
   10. (83) Jordan Szoke, Canada, Kawasaki 750.
   11. (6) Andy Deatherage, Cleveland, Ohio, Kawasaki 840.
   12. (34) Shawn Higbee, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Buell 1200.
   13. (58) Lee Shierts, Troutman, N.C., Suzuki 1100.
   14. (66) Seth Hahn, Georgetown, Mass., Suzuki 750.
   15. (99) Brett Metzger, Newington, Conn., Suzuki 750.
   16. (861) Jeffrey Curtis, Norwalk, Conn., Kawasaki 600.
   17. (16) John Scheehser, Chicopee, Mass., Suzuki 750.
   18. (40) Kyle Zazzi, Lafayette, N.J., Yamaha 1000.
   19. (187) Brent Campbell, Amesbury, Mass., Suzuki 600.
   20. (177) Timothy Kisieleski, Amesbury, Mass., Suzuki 750.
Sunoco Formula USA race #2
     It was Wood and Munroe again in the top two spots for the second race, but with the order reversed. Wood never even gave 
anybody else a chance, grabbing the holeshot and running alone by himself in front. Munroe was equally impressive, but his 
lonely race was for second. The race for third was the best. Grant Lopez and Jason Fraser went tooth and nail through most of 
the race with Lopez getting the upper hand at the end.

Sunoco Race Fuels Formula USA Round #: 14
Time: 21:43.716 Speed: 78.394 MOV: 3.882 seconds Distance: 17 laps
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs
   1. (10) Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Kawasaki 840.
   2. (132) Don Munroe, Canada, Kawasaki 750.
   3. (5) Grant Lopez, Mobile, Ala., Suzuki 750.
   4. (26) Jason Fraser, Snohomish, Wash., Honda 900.
   5. (25) David Sadowski, Jefferson, Ga., Muzzy 850.
   6. (89) Michael Fitzpatrick, Columbia, Md., Kawasaki 750.
   7. (1) Tray Batey, Gallatin, Tenn., Suzuki 1100.
   8. (2) Fritz Kling, Lansing, Mich., Yamaha 1000.
   9. (101) Brett Guyer, Derry, N.H., Kawasaki 750.
   10. (83) Jordan Szoke, Canada, Kawasaki 750.
   11. (99) Brett Metzger, Newington, Conn., Suzuki 750.
   12. (58) Lee Shierts, Troutman, N.C., Suzuki 1100.
   13. (6) Andy Deatherage, Cleveland, Ohio, Kawasaki 840.
   14. (66) Seth Hahn, Georgetown, Mass., Suzuki 750.
   15. (40) Kyle Zazzi, Lafayette, N.J., Yamaha 1000.
   16. (861) Jeffrey Curtis, Norwalk, Conn., Kawasaki 600.
   17. (941) Eric Gulbransen, Glen Cove, N.Y., Suzuki 750.
   18. (187) Brent Campbell, Amesbury, Mass., Suzuki 600.
   19. (177) Timothy Kisieleski, Amesbury, Mass., Suzuki 750.
   20. (94) Michael Nemeth, Dover, N.J., Kawasaki 850.
EBC Brakes Sport Bike Series
     Shawn Higbee put his Buell 1200 on the pole at Loudon with Grant Lopez next to him on a Suzuki TL1000. Off the start, 
Higbee grabbed the lead with Canadian Don Munroe and local hero Eric Wood in close pursuit. The race was a three-rider 
breakaway with the 600cc Kawasakis of Munroe and Wood hounding the Buell twin all around the track. With the laps winding 
down, Munroe and Wood finally got by Higbee. Then, within a couple of laps, Munroe went down while in front. Wood had built a 
bit of a margin over Higbee for the win. Des Conboy came in for third ahead of Lopez and Seth Hahn. Wood clinched the 1997 
EBC Brakes Sport Bike championship with his win. Conboy and Lopez were later disqualified for exceeding the class's 102-hp 
limit. Hahn got moved to third, but was also penalized points and cash for a lesser horsepower violation.

EBC Brakes Sport Bike Round #: 6
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs 
   1. (7) Eric Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Kawasaki 600.
   2. (34) Shawn Higbee, Team Corbin/Motorcycle Online, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Buell 1200.
   3. (66) Seth Hahn, Georgetown, Mass., Suzuki 600.
   4. (170) Mark Reed, Smyrna, Ga., Kawasaki 600.
   5. (220) Eoin Smith, Maplewood, N.J., Honda 600.
   6. (85) Jeff Williams, Canada, Kawasaki 600.
   7. (95) Marc Underberg, Brookville, N.Y., Honda 600.
   8. (96) Glen Goldman, Philadelphia, Pa., Suzuki 600.
   9. (75) Les White, Lombard, Ill., Ducati 748.
   10. (56) Greg Hutcheson, Laporte, Ind., Kawasaki 600.
   11. (24) Chris Bliss, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Honda 600.
   12. (135) Tony Iannarelli, Springfield, Mass., Honda 600.
   13. (29) James Prince, Davenport, Iowa, Honda 600.
   14. (74) Chris Rockwell, Ft. Montgomery, N.Y., Honda 600.
   15. (619) Mark McCormick, Casselberry, Fla., Honda 600.
   16. (594) David McPherson, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Kawasaki 600.
   17. (121) William Taylor, Columbia, S.C., Suzuki 600.
   18. (445) David Dalzell, Norfolk, Mass., Honda 600.
   19. (242) Sean Sweeney, Lynn, Mass., Honda 600.
   20. (89) Don Munroe, Canada, Kawasaki 600.
HRC American GP Series by Idemitsu
     Masahiro Iizuka ran away with another race while Rolando Quintero and Marcello Del Giudice put on a tremendous show 
battling for second. The runner-up spot went back and forth several times with Quintero in second at the end for his best 
finish of the season. Chris Ulrich shadowed Vicky Jackson-Bell through most of the race with the pair finishing a close 
fourth and fifth.

HRC American GP by Idemitsu Round #: 7
Time: 12:15.139 Speed: 73.602 MOV: 12.424 seconds Distance: 9 laps
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs
   1. (1) Masahiro Iizuka, Laguna Nigel, Calif., Honda 125.
   2. (31) Rolando Quintero, Los Angeles, Calif., Honda 125.
   3. (99) Marcello Del Giudice, Boca Raton, Fla., Honda 125.
   4. (2) Vicky Jackson-Bell, Laguna Niguel, Calif., Honda 125.
   5. (86) Chris Ulrich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda 125.
   6. (49) Phillip Unhola, Canada, Honda 125.
   7. (767) Eric Gustofson, Glen Cove, N.Y., Honda 125.
   8. (77) Richard Newman, Albany, N.Y., Honda 125.
Harley-Davidson Twin Sports
     With the Harley-Davidson Twin Sports World Final set for Daytona, the Loudon race was the last round of the national 
championship series. Coming in, Billy Graef and Todd Evans were tied in points, but when Evans went down on the opening lap, 
the pressure was off Graef, who still went on to an impressive win. In victory circle Graef was presented with his 1997 NASB 
championship plate and was handed the 1996 number one plate earned at Loudon last year by his team manager and 96 champion 
Scott Zampach.

Harley-Davidson Twin Sports Round #: 7
Time: 15:38.075 Speed: 70.498 MOV: 9.191 seconds Distance: 11 laps
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs
   1. (11) Billy Graef, Sheboygan, Wisc., Harley-Davidson 883.
   2. (22) Mark Reynolds, Woodstock, Conn., Harley-Davidson 883.
   3. (56) Greg Hutcheson, Laporte, Ind., Harley-Davidson 883.
   4. (12) Shawn Conrad, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., Harley-Davidson 883.
   5. (4) Brian Bodine, Uniontown, Ohio, Harley-Davidson 883.
   6. (6) Brian Conley, Riverdale, Ill., Harley-Davidson 883.
   7. (26) Michael Friberg, Elmhurst, Ill., Harley-Davidson 883.
   8. (424) Arthur Wagner, Bloomingburg, N.Y., Harley-Davidson 883.
   9. (91) Jason Kersting, North Judson, Ind., Harley-Davidson 883.
   10. (14) Matthew Jensen, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., Harley-Davidson 883.
   11. (803) Scott Korol, St. Petersburg, Fla., Harley-Davidson 883.
   12. (52) Chris Bliss, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Harley-Davidson 883.
   13. (2) Todd Evans, Waukesha, Wisc., Harley-Davidson 883.
   14. (88) Ken Tessier, Wilbraham, Mass., Harley-Davidson 883.
Buell Lightning Series
     Shawn Higbee ran away with this one, clearly showing his talent and experience on twin machinery. Shawn Conrad rode to a 
secure second place finish. Brian Conley rounded out the top three with his first podium finish of the year. Higbee holds a 
scant seven-point lead over Conrad with one race left at Daytona.

Buell Lightning Series Round #: 7
Time: 14:48.625 Speed: 74.421 MOV: 44:58 seconds Distance: 11 laps
Position (No.) Rider Hometown Bike & CCs
   1. (3) Shawn Higbee, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Buell 1200.
   2. (12) Shawn Conrad, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., Buell 1200.
   3. (6) Brian Conley, Riverdale, Ill., Buell 1200.
   4. (22) Todd Evans, Waukesha, Wisc., Buell 1200.
   5. (5) Brian Bodine, Uniontown, Ohio, Buell 1200.
   6. (4) Michael Friberg, Elmhurst, Ill., Buell 1200.
   7. (803) Scott Korol, St. Petersburg, Fla., Buell 1200.
   8. (11) Billy Graef, Sheboygan, Wisc., Buell 1200.
   9. (66) Jeff Wood, Mansfield, Mass., Buell 1200.


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