Dallas: Shawn Gann Saturday notes

XTremeRebellion.com/RumBum Team Qualifies Eighth in Dallas Gann Hopes to Leave Texas Top-Five in PSM Points Ennis, Texas -- Speeds for the NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class were noticeably slower at the Texas Motorplex ...

XTremeRebellion.com/RumBum Team Qualifies Eighth in Dallas
Gann Hopes to Leave Texas Top-Five in PSM Points

Ennis, Texas -- Speeds for the NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class were noticeably slower at the Texas Motorplex Saturday for O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals qualifying. Shawn Gann and the XTremeRebellion.com/RumBum Buell ran a 7.014 ET at 189.58 mph in round 2 on Friday and that's the time that puts him in the eighth qualifying position for Sunday's eliminations. He faces Angie McBride in E1.

"We figured we were gonna be a little slower today," said Gann, who ran a 7.068 in Q3 and skipped the final round. "I don't think anybody improved over yesterday and I don't think we fell off as much as some of the others, either. We've been real fortunate to have a fast bike off the truck all year and we've been able to stay consistent when other riders are struggling."

Gann knows how important it is to win rounds on Sunday; he's only one point behind sixth-place Matt Smith and two points behind fifth-place Karen Stoffer. As has been the case all season, Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines, the winners of the last two PSM titles, have the bullseyes on their backs, followed by a strong Hector Arana. The North Carolina native isn't worrying himself about the championship right now, however. He's more focused on each individual round as they come.

"I can't worry about that (title) stuff," he said. "The only thing I can do is go round to round. I know Eddie and Andrew and Arana are good and have been good all year and I know they're gonna have to slip up. But I also know if I go in there and prepare for every round like it's the most important one, we'll do okay."

-credit: hsm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Shawn Gann , Karen Stoffer , Angie McBride , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec