Englishtown: Angelle Savoie Firday qualifying summary

Angelle continues her torrid pace, places the CVEC Racing Suzuki No.1 on Friday in Englishtown. Event: 33rd Annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions Location: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ Date: May 17,...

Angelle continues her torrid pace, places the CVEC Racing Suzuki No.1 on Friday in Englishtown.

Event: 33rd Annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions
Location: Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ
Date: May 17, 2002

Although rain once again curtailed Friday's activities, the forecast continued to be clear and sunny for Angelle Savoie and the CVEC Suzuki Racing Team. Taking advantage of the day's single qualifying attempt, Savoie powered to the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with a 7.205-second, 184.93 mph pass. This marked the fifth consecutive qualifying session that the Star Racing entry posted the quickest pass in the division.

"It's always easier to sleep on Friday night when you're the No. 1 qualifier. I think we'll be able to hold onto it, although it will probably depend on who does the best job of driving. I think other teams have similar power, so it will be up to me to get the most out of every run. If I can keep my head straight like I did in Atlanta, we'll be okay.

"I'm completely comfortable with the CVEC Suzuki now. This was the first new body style for me in four and a half years, so it took a couple races to get used to it. People continue to compliment us on our new look, which I guess will happen for the rest of the year as we go to different tracks. I personally love the way it looks, and enjoy hearing the compliments.

"The good thing about this track is that lane preference is decided by my driving or how the bike is handling, which makes it fair for all the competitors. However, the shutdown area is a little short, and I didn't put on the brakes right after crossing the finish line, so I came within a foot of going into the sand trap. It's something I'll have to keep in mind for the rest of the weekend. I want to do a lot of things with my CVEC Suzuki, but putting it in the sand is not one of them!"

-sr-

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