Rich King Puts Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts XR750 in Grand National Main
JOLIET, Ill. (May 21, 2005) - Quality Checked Pre-Owned Ford/Lancaster Harley-Davidson rider Chris Carr rode a Harley-Davidson XR750 to a win at round two of the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship at Route 66 Raceway. Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts rider Rich King finished second in his qualifying heat to make the 18-rider main on the clay half-mile, and finished 13th in the 25-lap Grand National event.
"The Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts team put in a good effort tonight against some tough competition," said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Anne Paluso. "There are some top riders who didn't make the main tonight. Now the focus is on Springfield, where we've had some great success in recent years."
King has won three of the last four races at the legendary Springfield Mile.
Carr, the reigning AMA Grand National champion, started the Joliet main in fourth place, behind Moroney's Harley-Davidson & Honda rider Byran Smith, KTM/Mid-America Harley-Davidson rider Kenny Coolbeth, and Latus Harley-Davidson/Jones Powersports rider Joe Kopp. Carr passed Kopp for third place on lap four, and moved into second by passing Coolbeth on lap six. Carr then chased down Smith, passed for the lead on lap 11 and opened a comfortable lead. Honda Pro Lubes/Sunoco rider Nick Cummings, riding a Harley-Davidson XR750, worked his way up from fifth position, passing Kopp and Coolbeth before getting past Smith for second place on lap 22. Smith finished third, ahead of Coolbeth and Kopp.
The win moves Carr past Team Suzuki rider Jake Johnson in the season points race. Carr has 42 points to 33 for Johnson, who finished ninth at Joliet. Coolbeth is third with 29 points.
Rounds three and four of the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship series are scheduled for May 28-29 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill.
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The Screamin' Eagle Flat Track team is sponsored by Matco Tools.
Source: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Communications Department