Long a NASCAR haven, the AMA Superbike Series went to Charlotte Motor Speedway in July of 1991 and the race ended with a NASCAR-style finish as Scott Russell beat Miguel Duhamel to the flag by just .042 of a second with Doug Polen just as close in third place. The win was Russell’s second of the season and the third of his AMA Superbike career and he earned $4600 from the $25,000 Superbike purse for his efforts.Here’s a look back at the AMA Superbike race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1991.
Vance & Hines Yamaha’s Thomas Stevens leads eventual winner Scott Russell (22), Miguel Duhamel (97), Jamie James (2), Rich Arnaiz (2) and Tom Kipp in the AMA Superbike race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1991.
Duhamel leads James and Stevens through a makeshift chicane at Charlotte.
Freddie Spencer crashed out of the race on the fourth lap after losing the front. “Short day, huh?” Spencer said after picking himself up off the grass.
Commonwealth Honda’s Miguel Duhamel, Two Brothers Racing’s Steve Crevier and Atlantic Motorsports’ Tom Kipp pass a lapped rider in the 600cc Supersport final. Duhamel won the race, beating Kipp by .373 of a second.
Duhamel (17) led a Honda CBR600 F2 sweep of the top five spots in the Supersport final.
Doug Polen turned in the fastest lap of the Superbike final en route to finshing third. The Texan was “vacationing” in the AMA Series while on a break from leading the World Superbike Championship on his Fast By Ferracci Ducati.
Jimmy Filice (65) leads Nick Ienatsch (24) and Rick Kirk (39) in the 250cc Grand Prix final. The race was ultimately won by Chris D’Aluisio.
Kiyo Watanabe won the Pro Twins GP2 class victory on his Cycle King-sponsored Honda.