Indianapolis: Hines goes for fifth straight Dominator

CLERMONT, Ind. -Matt Hines will try for his fifth straight victory in the Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel as the No. 1 seed, a special event for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors Sept. 2 during the 46th U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway...

CLERMONT, Ind. -Matt Hines will try for his fifth straight victory in the Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel as the No. 1 seed, a special event for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors Sept. 2 during the 46th U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

The total purse for the ninth annual Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel is $36,000. The winner will earn $15,000. Any rider who can win the Duel and the U.S. Nationals on Sept. 4 will earn a $10,000 bonus from the NHRA. The Duel runner-up will earn $5,000. The two semi-finalists will earn $3,000 each, while the four first-round finishers will earn $2,500 apiece. Three-time NHRA Winston Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hines, from Trinidad, Colo., has dominated the event during the last four seasons. He earned the event title as a rookie in 1996, again in 1997, and has defeated rival Angelle Seeling for the crown the last two seasons.

Hines claimed the No. 1 spot for the special event by earning 10 No. 1 qualifying efforts during the 15 NHRA events preceding the Duel. Pro Stock Motorcycle riders receive $51,000 during the Duel series. In addition to the $36,000 available in the Duel, $15,000 in bonuses are awarded to quick qualifiers throughout the Duel series.

Team Winston Suzuki rider Seeling enters the special event as the No. 2 seed with three No. 1 qualifying efforts.

Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel rounds are scheduled for 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 2. <pre> 2000 HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL FINAL STANDINGS 1. Matt Hines, Trinidad, Colo., Eagle One Suzuki 2,520 2. Angelle Seeling, New Orleans, Winston Suzuki 2,410 3. Dave Schultz, Fort Myers, Fla., Sunoco Suzuki 2,270 4. Antron Brown, Chesterfield, N.J., Team 23 Suzuki 2,205 5. Tony Mullen, Houston, Team 23 Suzuki 2,125 6. Craig Treble, Chandler, Ariz., Matco Tools Suzuki 2,020 7. Steve Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Johnson Racing Suzuki 1,450 8. Geno Scali, Palatine, Ill., Cope Motorsports Suzuki 1,335

2000 HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL ROUND PAIRINGS FIRST ROUND Hines vs. Scali Seeling vs. Johnson Schultz vs. Treble Brown vs. Mullen SEMI-FINALS Hines-Scali winner vs. Brown-Mullen winner Seeling-Johnson winner vs. Schultz-Treble winner FINAL (5:45 p.m., Sept. 2)

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Drivers Antron Brown , Matt Hines , Craig Treble , Geno Scali , Steve Johnson