Memphis, TN -- Pre Race: With just a few promising runs on the new Matco Tools Pro Stock Suzuki, Craig Treble has all the confidence needed to put the bike into the winners circle at the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals, held at Memphis Motorsports ...
Memphis, TN -- Pre Race: With just a few promising runs on the new Matco Tools Pro Stock Suzuki, Craig Treble has all the confidence needed to put the bike into the winners circle at the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals, held at Memphis Motorsports Park.
"We had just the single qualifying run in Reading Pennsylvania before the event was postponed, but that run put us in the No. 3 spot in qualifying. Since then we have tested with a fresh Vance & Hines bullet, and we are anxious to get to Memphis and make some passes." Said Treble.
The two previous NHRA POWERade national events have been disrupted by poor weather, something the Pro Stock Bike teams all hope is done for the remainder of the season. "It has been a tough year for the NHRA as far as Mother Nature has been concerned. Almost half the events we run at have been affected, resulting in shortened and postponed events. Hopefully Hurricane Isabel will keep her distance and we can get the race in as scheduled." Stated Matco Tools Suzuki Crew Chief Calvin Aswege.
The Pro Stock Bikes will be returning to Memphis Motorsports Park for the first time since 1999, Trebles first full year as an NHRA Pro. "It will be like going to a new track for everyone, like an inaugural event almost. The weather won't be as cool as Reading was, but I would think it will still be good enough for nice strong runs this weekend." Said Craig. "The east coast has tons of motorcycle drag racers, so I think the return of NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike racing to Memphis will bring out lots of fans this weekend."
Qualifying is scheduled for Friday, 3:00 and 6:00 P.M., and Saturday 10:30 A.M., 2:30 P.M. Eastern. Final Eliminations scheduled for Sunday, 11:00 A.M. Eastern.
Visit the Craig Treble Matco Tools Pro Stock Bike web site to find results, pictures, and information before and after every NHRA POWERade national event. www.craigtreble.com