MOTO-ST: Saturday practice notes

Vallely Racing Fastest in Morning Practice for Iowa Speedway 500K NEWTON, Iowa (July 14, 2007) -- The No. 32 Vallely Racing entry of Mike Himmelsbach and Chris Pyles posted the fastest time during the morning warm-up for today's Iowa Speedway...

Vallely Racing Fastest in Morning Practice for Iowa Speedway 500K

NEWTON, Iowa (July 14, 2007) -- The No. 32 Vallely Racing entry of Mike Himmelsbach and Chris Pyles posted the fastest time during the morning warm-up for today's Iowa Speedway 500K scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Himmelsbach set the fast time with five minutes remaining in the session on his Suzuki SV1000 with a lap time of 48.369 seconds (96.756 mph), less than one tenth of a second ahead of the current championship points leading No. 6 Aprilia USA 2 entry of Troy Green, Ty Howard and Henry Wiles at a 48.423 second lap time (96.648 mph). The top six machines all posted fastest lap times less than one second apart.

The No. 8 Richie Morris Racing Buell XB12 of Shawn Higbee and Dan Bilansky continued to be the fastest team in the BMW GST class with a time of 50.988 seconds (91.786 mph). The No. 70 James Gang Racing Buell XB12 of Paul James and Jeff Johnson turned a lap time of 52.105 seconds (89.819 mph).

The No. 9 Pair-A-Nines Kawasaki EX650 of Jimmy Filice and Jay Springsteen were pushed to second fastest in the ST class in the middle of the session by the No. 87 SpeedWerks.com Suzuki SV650 of Brian Kcraget and Scott Ryan, but Filice turned a 50.685 second lap time (92.335 mph) late in the session to move just ahead of the lap time of 50.733 seconds set by the No. 87 machine.

The Iowa Speedway 500K will start this evening at 6:30 p.m., and is scheduled for 500 kilometers with a 3-hour time limit.

-credit: garra/moto-st

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Series Other bike
Drivers Ryan Scott , Shawn Higbee , James Paul , Brian Kcraget