Daytona Activity Begins

Calvin Kim
by Calvin Kim
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 28, 2002) - Motorcycle activities kicked off at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday with the Formula USA Team Challenge. The team of Nathan Kern and Michael Barnes rode the KSU Consulting Suzuki 600 to the overall victory and the GTU class victory.

The top three overall were GTU class riders. Brian Salazar of Big Show Racing tooksecond overall on a Suzuki 600 while Thomas Pfuner of I & E Innovative Homes tookthird overall on a Suzuki 600.

Rich Thorwaldson, Big Valley Honda 929, captured the top spot in the GTO class. Theclass win in GTL went to John Lounsbury on the Team All Star Pepsi Suzuki 600.

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Formula USA Team Challenge Results; GTO Class
1. Rich Thorwaldson, Honda 929
2. Eric Spector, Suzuki 750
3. Darry Wilbur, Paul Bastarache, Yamaha 1000
4. Calvin Martinez, Yamaha 1000
5. Michael Wingen, Suzuki 1000

GTU Class
1.Nathan Kern, Michael Barnes, Suzuki 600
2. Brian Salazar, Suzuki 600
3. Thomas Pfuner, Suzuki 600
4. Russ Intravartolo, Andrew Nelson, Kawasaki 600
5. Tony Tinsley, Suzuki 600

GTL Class
1. John Lounsbury, Suzuki 650
2. CJ Czaia, Suzuki 650
3. Harold Jordan, Yahama 400
4. Bob Robbins, Suzuki 650
5. Gerald Young, Honda 650

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