Las Vegas II: Tom Bradford final summary

Bradford Falls to the Champ "We put our best performance out there, but unfortunately so did he," Tom Bradford said about his round 1 match-up with 2-time defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Andrew Hines. "But I shot myself in the foot before...

Bradford Falls to the Champ

"We put our best performance out there, but unfortunately so did he," Tom Bradford said about his round 1 match-up with 2-time defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Andrew Hines. "But I shot myself in the foot before any of that had a chance to happen."

Bradford's was one of six redlights in the eight opening rounds, but his ET was second only to those of eventual winner Hines over the entire day of competition. "The biggest thing is we're happy and we feel the bike is back on track," said Tom. "We're pumped up about the Hal's Speedshop/Balbayis Asset Consulting Buell. We feel it's a contender and the class knows that we're back after our final round of qualifying and the run today. Rob (crew chief Rob Schopf) feels like the motor's in real good condition and Jim (clutch tuner Schneider) is getting a handle on the new clutch.

"Last year we had good luck in Vegas and then went out first round in Pomona. Hopefully that reverses this year and we have a good race out there. It was spinning the tire really hard there last year and we kind of chased our tail. I think we got our tail chasing out of the way here."

-credit: www.tombradfordracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Andrew Hines , Tom Bradford