Reading2: Craig Treble eliminations summary

Treble stopped by rain, then Hale in Reading Reading, PA -- Sunday Post Race: Three weeks after the start of the Lucas Oil Nationals in Reading Pennsylvania, the event wrapped up after a day of great racing conditions and near record setting ...

Treble stopped by rain, then Hale in Reading

Reading, PA -- Sunday Post Race: Three weeks after the start of the Lucas Oil Nationals in Reading Pennsylvania, the event wrapped up after a day of great racing conditions and near record setting performances.

Matco Tools rider Craig Treble had predicted Pro Stock Bike runs in the 7.0's this weekend in Reading and the local fans were not disappointed as three different riders clocked near record runs during Sunday final eliminations. The problem for Treble is that he was not one of them. "We really were set to run fast here at Maple Grove, but we broke a motor Saturday and that had us trying to guess at a set-up for Sunday morning." Said Treble.

The Matco Tools bike ran a losing 7.183 to 2003 Denver champion Blaine Hale's 7.178 pass. "He just plain kicked my butt, that's a quote", explained Treble who still found a silver lining in the first round upset. "We did learn something significant here and I think it will help us at the next two NHRA POWERade National events."

Another bright spot for the Matco Tools Pro Stock Bike team will be the return of Crew Chief Calvin Askew who has missed the last few races. 'Having Calvin back will help the whole team, he's one of the keys to our success and I can't wait to have him back at the track"

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

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