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Kopp, 32, of Mica, Wash., needs a victory to stop Carr's recent surge. Lima has not been one of the better tracks for Kopp, although he did finish runner-up to Parker in 1997. The Corbin Racing/Dave Burks Motorsports rider finished eighth at Lima...

Kopp, 32, of Mica, Wash., needs a victory to stop Carr's recent surge. Lima has not been one of the better tracks for Kopp, although he did finish runner-up to Parker in 1997. The Corbin Racing/Dave Burks Motorsports rider finished eighth at Lima last year. Kopp and Carr are clearly the class of the field as the series approaches the halfway mark.

Besides Carr, the only other former Lima winner in the field this weekend will be Will Davis. Davis, of Moroney's Harley-Davidson, won the Lima race back in 1989. The North Carolinian Davis is tied with factory Harley-Davidson's Rich King, of Dysart, Iowa, for third in the standings with 80 points. Both Davis and King could parlay a victory at Lima into an opportunity to chase down the leading duo in the series standings. Local fans will be rooting for George Roeder II, who hails from another Northern Ohio town -- Monroeville. Roeder, son of Motorcycle Hall of Famer George Roeder, is ranked 13th coming into this race. Roeder runs strong at Lima. He's earned three podium finishes (all thirds) over the years.

Joining the Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship race on Saturday's program is round four of the SuperTrapp SuperTrackers Series. Last weekend's winner, Texan Greg Teague, leads J.R. Schnabel, of Wisconsin, by a mere two points after three rounds. Virginian Mike Hacker won the SuperTracker race at Lima last year and is 14th in the series standings so far this year.

Lima is one of the most popular venues on the circuit. A fan favorite, the stands are always packed for the race and the town of Lima has really gotten behind the race and adopted it as its own. Lima first ran an AMA Grand National race in 1984. <pre> SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ALLEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS JUNE 30, 2001

TICKET INFORMATION: Call (419) 991-1491 and have your credit card ready.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2001 5:30 p.m. - Qualifying Heats 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies 7:30 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. - 1st SuperTracker heat 7:40 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. - 2nd SuperTracker heat 7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - 1st 750 Grand National heat 12 riders, 10 laps, top 3 transfer to final

8:00 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. - 2nd 750 Grand National heat 12 riders, 10 laps, top 3 transfer to final

8:10 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. - 3rd 750 Grand National heat 12 riders, 10 laps, top 3 transfer to final

8:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - 4th 750 Grand National heat 12 riders, 10 laps, top 3 transfer to final

8:30 p.m. -   8:45 p.m.        -        SuperTrapp SuperTracker Final
8:45 p.m. -   8:55 p.m.        -        Victory Circle for SuperTrapp SuperTracker Final

8:55 p.m. - 9:05 p.m. - 1st 750 Grand National semi 12 riders, 8 laps, top 2 transfer to final

9:05 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - 2nd 750 Grand National semi 12 riders, 8 laps, top 2 transfer to final

9:15 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. - 3rd 750 Grand National semi 12 riders, 8 laps, top 2 transfer to final

9:40 p.m. -   9:55 p.m.        -        AMA PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE GRAND NATIONAL FINAL
10:00 p.m. -                   -        Victory Circle for Grand National Championship

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