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Hopkins Third-fastest On Race Tire In Formula Xtreme Qualifying At Loudon

By June 15, 2001April 26th, 20212001 News

Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki’s John Hopkins qualified third-fastest for Saturday’s Formula Xtreme race at New Hampshire International Speedway at Loudon, New Hampshire on his Suzuki GSX-R1000. Hopkins turned a best time of 1:11.931 on a Michelin race tire with a race set-up; the fastest and second-fastest qualifiers turned 1:11.351 and 1:11.760, respectively, on special soft qualifying tires.

Hopkins’ teammate, Grant Lopez, qualified seventh-fastest at 1:12.836 despite still recovering from a dislocated right shoulder suffered at Road Atlanta last month.