Charlotte: Hector Arana final report

Lucas Oil rider Arana runner-up at 4-Wide Nationals CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 29) -- Hector Arana, rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, didn't let a day-long rain delay slow him down as he ended Monday the runner up of the inaugural NHRA 4-Wide ...

Lucas Oil rider Arana runner-up at 4-Wide Nationals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 29) -- Hector Arana, rider of the Lucas Oil Buell, didn't let a day-long rain delay slow him down as he ended Monday the runner up of the inaugural NHRA 4-Wide Nationals.

"It was very interesting and something new," Arana said of the first-ever four-wide race. "I feel like I did quite well. It was fun and challenging."

Arana was in a final-round quad with Matt Smith, Steve Johnson, and Michael Phillips. The defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ got off the starting line just after Smith, but never was able to catch up.

Smith won the race with a 6.937-second pass 189.84 mph, with Arana right behind with a 7.000 at 190.92 mph.

"I didn't get the win but I did get second," Arana said. "This Lucas Oil bike performed great. (Lucas Oil Pro Stock driver) Larry Morgan did the job on our motors to get everything going.

"I want to thank all the fans, especially the ones who came back today to support us."

Up next for Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell is the 23rd annual O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park April 9-11.

-source: mlr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Morgan , Michael Phillips , Steve Johnson , Matt Smith