Atlanta: Craig Treble preview

TREBLE SEES IMPROVED PERFORMANCE FOR SUZUKI IN ATLANTA BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 12, 2010) - Craig Treble and the Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki were on fire at the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle event in St....

TREBLE SEES IMPROVED PERFORMANCE FOR SUZUKI IN ATLANTA

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 12, 2010) - Craig Treble and the Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki were on fire at the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle event in St. Louis, grabbing the provisional pole position by a wide margin the first day of qualifying. An engine failure then set them back and now they're ready to demonstrate their true strength at this weekend's NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

"Our qualifying in St. Louis kind of showed what we've got," said Treble, who has never won at Atlanta Dragway in his 14 career victories. "The unfortunate part is that we blew our good motor up. And we kind of chased our tails after that. The performance is there.

"Steve (Tartaglia, crew chief) has a good handle on this Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki right now. It's teething pains for these new bigger motors (100cc's larger than in 2009). We're finding the weak links in them and one of them resulted in a really strange blowup.

"It was fast in St. Louis. We were low by a bunch on Friday, and on Saturday she came apart and we got behind the 8-ball after that.

"That was then, this is now. Steve's been working at a feverish pace at the Don Schumacher Racing shop and getting motors ready to go, so we should have some good, fresh and fast stuff for Atlanta."

-source: dsr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Craig Treble , Don Schumacher