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Ward, Henry split AMA Supermoto wins

7/8/2006

CLARKSTON, Mich. -- Jeff Ward and Doug Henry split victories
in the AMA Supermoto Championship on Saturday at Waterford Hills
Road Race Course.

Ward, who leads the points standings, won the first race after
Henry crashed his Yamaha. Henry won the second leg of the
doubleheader after Ward fell off his Honda.

"I wanted to make up for the silly mistake I made in the first
race," said Henry, who is second in the standings, nine points
behind Ward. "We had a good battle going in the second race and
Wardy took a little tumble. It's looking more and more like whoever
makes the least mistakes in this series is going to win the
title."

Mark Burkhart was second in the first race, followed by Chris
Fillmore. German Jurgen Kunzel took the final podium spot in the
second leg after nearly catching Ward, who picked up his bike after
his crash to hold on to second.

Ward and Henry each have four victories this season. The next
round is in Denver on Aug. 26.