Harley-Davidson of Sacramento/Phoenix Racing’s Chris Carr won his third race in a row, taking the win Saturday night on the mile oval at Vernon Downs, New York.

Carr, who’s already clinched the 2001 AMA Grand National Championship, won his ninth race of the year, this one over Corbin Racing/Dave Burks Motorsports’ Kenny Coolbeth and Harley-Davidson’s Rich King. Coolbeth led several times, but was always displaced by Carr and was pushed back into a scrap with King. The fight for second was so close that the position wasn’t immediately decided, but eventually went in Coolbeth.

The original 25-lap race was shortened to 20 because of track and weather concerns, then red-flagged on the eighth lap when Roger Lee Hayden and Jess Roeder came together. Hayden was able to make the re-start.

Here are the results and series points standings for the Grand National and SuperTrapp SuperTracker Series classes from Vernon Downs.

Vernon Downs
Vernon, New York
Results: September 8, 2001 (Round 19 0f 20)
GRAND NATIONAL (20 laps; 18 riders): 1. Chris Carr (H-D); 2. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (H-D); 3. Rich King (H-D); 4. Bryan Bigelow (H-D); 5. Kevin Varnes (H-D); 6. Johnny Murphree (H-D); 7. Steve Beattie (H-D); 8. Shaun Russell (H-D); 9. Jess Roeder (H-D); 10. Mike Hacker (H-D); 11. Chris Hart (H-D); 12. Nicky Hayden (H-D); 13. Shawn Russell (H-D); 14. Gary Rogers (H-D); 15. Kevin Atherton (H-D); 16. Aaron Creamer (H-D); 17. Roger Lee Hayden (H-D); 18. Jay Springsteen (H-D).
Time: Nonem due to red flag.
AMA/PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE U.S. FLAT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 19 of 20 rounds): 1. Chris Carr (328/9 wins); 2. Rich King (238/1 win); 3. Joe Kopp (213/1 win); 4. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (181); 5. Mike Hacker (173); 6. Will Davis (162/3 wins); 7. Johnny Murphree (156); 8. Bryan Bigelow (150/1 win); 9. Jay Springsteen (135); 10. J.R. Schnabel (134/1 win); 11. Terry Poovey (94); 12. Nicky Hayden (89); 13. Geo Roeder II (88); 14. Willie McCoy (86); 15. Steve Beattie (75); 16. Kevin Varnes (72); 17. Shaun Russell (71); 18. Shawn Clark (62); 19. Brett Landes (51); 20. Kevin Atherton (42).

SUPERTRAPP SUPERTRACKER MAIN (12 laps; 14 riders): 1. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (Suz); 2. Gary Rogers (Suz); 3. Bryan Bigelow (Bue); 4. Roy Miller (Suz); 5. J.R. Schnabel (Suz); 6. George Richtmeyer (Suz); 7. Jason Tyer (Suz); 8. Brian Kromroy (H-D); 9. Brian Thomas (Bue); 10. Shawn Clark (Suz); 11. Michelle Disalvo (Suz); 12. Mike Hacker (Bue); 13. Sam Lowe (Suz); 14. Joe Duvall (Suz).
Time: 7 min., 20.169 sec.
AMA/SUPERTRAPP SUPERTRACKER SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 8 of 9 rounds): 1. Bryan Bigelow (129/3 wins); 2. J.R. Schnabel (115); 3. Ken Coolbeth Jr. (107/4 wins); 4. Sam Lowe (96); 5. Willie McCoy (89); 6. (TIE) Mike Hacker (81)/Gary Rogers (81); 8. Jason Tyer (79); 9. Brian Thomas (67); 10. Roy Miller (60).

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