Indy ORP: Shawn Gann Saturday notes

XTreme Rebellion/RumBum Buell Fast on Day 2 at Indy Shawn Gann fourth after Saturday qualifying at Mac Tools U.S. Nationals CLERMONT, Ind. -- The Big Go didn't start out great for Shawn Gann and the XTreme Rebellion/RumBum Buell team. During...

XTreme Rebellion/RumBum Buell Fast on Day 2 at Indy
Shawn Gann fourth after Saturday qualifying at Mac Tools U.S. Nationals

CLERMONT, Ind. -- The Big Go didn't start out great for Shawn Gann and the XTreme Rebellion/RumBum Buell team.

During Friday's only round of qualifying, Gann drifted over into the left lane and hit the timing box at the finish line, causing a DQ for both him and Karen Stoffer. He said he felt the time was in the 7.01 range, but was confident his bike had more speed in it.

He was right.

In the first round of Saturday's qualifying, Gann's Buell put down an ET of 6.979 and a speed of 189.66 mph, putting him solidly in the field for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

"We knew we were fast off the truck," he said. "We've been real consistent all year when we're not having electrical problems. My reaction times have been good all year and I think we finally have the bike to win some rounds and what better place to have it than Indy. I feel real good about this race.

"We won the Pro Bike Shootout here in 2001 and I think we got a great shot of taking the Wally home this year."

-credit: hsm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Shawn Gann , Karen Stoffer