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Ward wins three of four at AMA Supermoto Classic

8/26/2006

DENVER -- Jeff Ward won two races Saturday to finish the
weekend with three victories in four events in The AMA Fay Myers
Suzuki Supermoto Classic.

Riding a Troy Lee Designs Honda, Ward extended his points lead
over Graves Yamaha's Doug Henry to 22.

"I finished ahead of Doug (Henry) in every race and that's what
I needed," said Ward, who earlier this month was inducted into the
Motorsports Hall of Fame and won a gold at the X-Games. "The
series is a long way from being over so I won't be comfortable
unless I have more than a 25-point lead going into the final race
at Long Beach."

Mark Burkhart, of Pickerington, Ohio, won the first of the four
races on Friday, but he suffered crashes in the second race Friday
and the first race Saturday. Burkhart recovered to finish third in
the final race Saturday.