Joliet: Craig Treble Firday report

TREBLE TAKES PROVISIONAL PSM POLE IN CHICAGO JOLIET, Ill. (June 4, 2010) - Riding the Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki, Craig Treble claimed the provisional pole position in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category at the 13th annual Route 66 NHRA ...

TREBLE TAKES PROVISIONAL PSM POLE IN CHICAGO

JOLIET, Ill. (June 4, 2010) - Riding the Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki, Craig Treble claimed the provisional pole position in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category at the 13th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals today.

Treble, of nearby Valparaiso, Ind., posted a 6.960-second elapsed time at 190.27 mph in the only qualifying session held for the class on Friday because of a rain delay.

If he holds on to No. 1 through two more rounds of qualifying on Saturday, it will be his first pole of the year, and the fourth of his career.

When asked what he did during the rain delay, he responded, "You mingle with the fans, you goof around. All the work's been done on the bike since we left the shop, basically. Steve (Tartaglia, crew chief), Evan (Ray, crew member) and the whole team have been working on that bike pretty hard ever since Atlanta.

"Steve has pretty much worn a motor out on the dyno. It seemed like after we had that big engine blow up in St. Louis we just kind of lost our combination. Steve spent a lot of hours on the dyno, and, hey, it proves it right there.

"I haven't had a chance to sit down and talk with Steve and look at the [computer], but just from feeling the bike going down the track it 60-footed it real hard, kind of pinned me in the seat pretty good, and it was ripping pretty good up the track.

"It's really wet (in the air) out there and conditions aren't exactly stellar for world record elapsed times. It's low, we'll take it, we'll see what happens tomorrow. I'm praying for that 90 percent chance of rain."

-source: dsr

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