Open Class Bikes at the Track

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Well, we've done it. With the street portion of the Open Sportbike Shootout over and done with, we headed for the new California Speedway in Fontana, California. That's right. Here is the racetrack portion of the Year 2002 Open Sportbike Shootout.

Tucked inside the two-mile oval favored by the round-and-round car guys (and using their front straight) is a 2.3-mile motorcycle circuit said to contain 21 corners. So far, then, at the end of the Street Competition and the Track Flog--with only drag strip testing left to run and the critical Swimsuit Competition (in which we three Wise MO's pick our subjective favorites after having had all three on the casting couch for awhile), the points stand as follows...

Well, actually you'll have to read the racetrack portion of the Year 2002 Open Sportbike Shootout to find out who did what to who, which bike was fastest and who fell off of what...

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