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Burkhart, Henry win Supermoto races in Nashville

10/15/2006

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Graves Motorsports teammates Mark
Burkhart and Doug Henry won races Saturday night in the AMA
Supermoto Championship at the Music City Motorplex.

Burkhart, from Pickerington, Ohio, pulled away to a 10.2-second
victory in the first race. Series leader Jeff Ward of Newport
Beach, Calif., finished second and Australian Troy Herfoss was
third.

In the second race, Burkhart again sprinted to an early lead,
but his Yamaha broke on lap 10 and he coasted to a stop. That gave
the lead to Henry, the former AMA Motocross Champion from
Torrington, Conn.

Ward tumbled on the final turn while trying to pass Henry on the
last lap. He pushed his bike across the finish line to finish third
behind teammate Chris Fillmore.

Going into the series final on Nov. 5 in Long Beach, Ward needs
only to finish third or better to clinch the championship.