MOTO-ST: Iowa race ends early with accident

NEWTON, Iowa (July 14, 2007) -- The No. 6 Aprilia USA 2 entry of Troy Green, Ty Howard and Henry Wiles won the inaugural Iowa Speedway 500K with a dominating ride on their Aprilia Tuono 1000R at Round 5 of the 2007 SunTrust MOTO-ST Series. The...

NEWTON, Iowa (July 14, 2007) -- The No. 6 Aprilia USA 2 entry of Troy Green, Ty Howard and Henry Wiles won the inaugural Iowa Speedway 500K with a dominating ride on their Aprilia Tuono 1000R at Round 5 of the 2007 SunTrust MOTO-ST Series.

The race was called on lap 166 with 20 minutes remaining after an accident involving Higbee, of Oconomowoc, Wis., and the No. 87 SpeedWerks.com Suzuki SV650 of Brian Kcraget, of Danville, Va. Higbee was entering Turn 2 when he crashed into the outside retaining wall. His motorcycle continued further down the race track after the impact and burst into flames and the bike was later hit by Kcraget. The race was immediately red flagged and later declared complete.

According to attending Iowa Speedway staff medical physician D.O. Lenard Kerr, Higbee is in serious condition and has been transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, and Kcraget is in critical condition and has been transported by air flight to the same hospital.

Higbee was leading the GST class at the time by more than a lap, and he and Bilansky were awarded the victory. Kcraget was running second in the ST class at the time of the accident and he and Scott Ryan finished in that position.

Full race report and medical reports will be issued as they become available.

-credit: garra/moto-st

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Series Other bike
Drivers Ryan Scott , Brian Kcraget