Johnny Murphree scored his first career Grand National victory at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland last night. Murphree dominated the 25-lap main event from start to finish aboard his Mike Wheeler-tuned, Coziahr H-D/Country Wide Harley XR750.

In Harley-Davidson Sportster Performance Series action, Jared Mees scored his first class win after title rivals Jake Johnson and Bryan Smith crashed out of the race. The results from both classes are as follows:

Hagerstown Speedway
Hagerstown, Maryland
Results: June 1, 2002 (Round 5 of 20)
GRAND NATIONAL (25 laps,18 riders): 1. Johnny Murphree (H-D); 2. Chris Carr (H-D); 3. Kevin Atherton (H-D); 4. Bryan Bigelow (H-D); 5. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (H-D); 6. J.R. Schnabel (H-D); 7. Willie McCoy (H-D); 8. Joe Kopp (H-D); 9. Kevin Varnes (H-D); 10. Chris Hart (H-D); 11. Paul Lynch (H-D); 12. Geo Roeder II (H-D); 13. Rusty Rogers (H-D); 14. Tim Eades (H-D); 15. Terry Poovey (H-D); 16. Gary Rogers (H-D); 17. Jay Springsteen (H-D); 18. Jake Johnson (H-D).
Time: 9 min., 53.785 sec.
AMA / PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE U.S. FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINT STANDINGS (after 5 of 20 rounds): 1. Chris Carr (75 pts. / 1 win) 2. Johnny Murphree (69 / 1); 3. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (61); 4. Kevin Varnes (60); 5. Kevin Atherton (52); 6. Joe Kopp (48); 7. Bryan Bigelow (39); 8. Nicky Hayden (38); 9. J.R. Schnabel (37); 10. Jay Springsteen (35).

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER PERFORMANCE MAIN (12 laps: 17 riders): 1. Jared Mees; 2. Scott Scherb; 3. Rusty Rogers; 4. Brian Thomas; 5. James Hart; 6. Robert Lewis Jr.; 7. Yuhiko Hirao; 8. John Faulkner III; 9. Josh Toungett; 10. Mark Witham; 11. Stephanie Welch; 12. Joel Henson; 13. Shane Fox; 14. Jeff Hiers; 15. Brian Smith; 16. Jake Johnson; 17. Merle Scherb.
Time: No Time -- Red Flag

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER PERFORMANCE SERIES POINT STANDINGS (after 3 of 13 rounds): 1. Bryan Smith (46/1 win); 2. Jake Johnson (45/1); 3. (TIE) Josh Toungett (39); Rusty Rogers (39); 5. (TIE) James Hart/Jared Mees (38/1 win); 7. Scott Scherb (36); 8. Yuhiko Hirao (35); 9. John Faulkner III (34); 10. Brian Thomas (25).

Flat Track News

By Dave Hoenig

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