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Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki Wraps Up Road Atlanta
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki closed out their Road Atlanta weekend by securing three top-ten finishes. After Vincent Haskovec lost out on a top-five finish in Saturdayís Formula Xtreme final due to an electrical problem, the team was committed to putting in a solid dayís work on Sunday, a goal they accomplished. After qualifying on the Supersport second row yesterday, Steve Rapp predicted a similar performance in todayís race. He was dead on, finishing in eighth place -- exactly where he qualified. For much of the race, the Californian looked set on outdoing his forecast, but electrical problems prevented him from tapping the full potential of his Michelin-shod GSX-R600 the entire 60K distance.
September 05, 2004
Haskovec 's Luck Runs Dry In Georgia
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki suffered through a trying Formula Xtreme race at Road Atlanta on Saturday, but remain optimistic about their Sunday prospects. Following an impressive third-place qualifying performance on Friday in a return to the scene of Vincent Haskovecís first career AMA roadracing victory, hopes were high for another stellar performance from the charismatic rider. Not content with a mere podium finish racing in a class with one full factory team, Haskovec has stated, "I won't be truly happy until I win a race this year."
September 04, 2004
Haskovec Third in Road Atlanta Xtreme Qualifying
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki were back on track on Friday following a month long break in the AMA roadracing calendar. This weekend sees the team attacking the challenging Road Atlanta road course for the tenth venue on the eleven-stop schedule.
September 03, 2004
Haskovec and Rapp Win At Barber Motorsports Park
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki headed directly from two days (Wednesday and Thursday, August 11-12) of Michelin tire testing at VIR in Virginia to a Formula USA race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, arriving late Thursday night. Yet when it came time to race, Haskovec quickly took the lead and rapidly pulled away to win the 17-lap Superbike race by a wide margin on his GSX-R600. Rapp did the same in the 17-lap Formula Sportbike race on his GSX-R750.
August 18, 2004
Peris Injures Ankle At Mid-Ohio
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki's Chris Peris will miss upcoming rounds of the Canadian Superbike Series and an August 10-12 Michelin tire test at VIR due to injuries sustained in a crash during practice at Mid-Ohio last weekend.
July 30, 2004
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki Earns Mid-Ohio Top Tens
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki added to Vincent Haskovecís Saturday podium finish by claiming four top-ten finishes on Sunday at Mid-Ohio. The placings were hard earned in a pair of chaotic, red-flagged halted finals.
July 26, 2004
Haskovec On The Mid-Ohio Podium
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzukiís Vincent Haskovec claimed his second podium finish of the season on Saturday, highlighting a impressive dayís work for the squad at Mid-Ohio. In addition to Haskovecís result, Steve Rapp also picked up a pair of top ten qualifying positions.
July 25, 2004
Front Row Start For Haskovec At Mid-Ohio
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki got off to a strong start at Mid-Ohio on Friday. Recent testing at the 2.4-mile circuit had the team and their tire supplier, Michelin, prepared to perform up to their potential at the undulating and demanding road course.
July 24, 2004
Rapp Sixth In Laguna Seca Supersport
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki concluded the combined AMA/World Superbike event at Laguna Seca on Sunday by picking up their second and third top-ten finishes of the weekend.
July 11, 2004
Haskovec Fifth In Laguna Seca Formula Xtreme
Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki fought through a trying day at Laguna Seca on Saturday. Even a top-five race result picked up in the afternoon left the team wanting for more.
July 10, 2004

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