Brainerd: Craig Treble Friday summary

Treble strong on Friday at BIR Brainerd, MN August 15, 2003 Friday: The racetrack itself was the key factor in Friday's qualifying at The 22nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The new concrete surface and ...

Treble strong on Friday at BIR

Brainerd, MN August 15, 2003 Friday:

The racetrack itself was the key factor in Friday's qualifying at The 22nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. The new concrete surface and taconite mixed asphalt had qualifiers in all pro categories concerned about how to set-up for runs for the first qualifying session.

Matco Tools Suzuki rider Craig Treble and team took the safe approach and spent the session scrubbing in a new tire, and collecting data for the second run of the day. That strategy paid off in Fridays second qualifying session when the Matco Tools Bike ran a 7.267, fastest of the session and placing the team in the No. 2 spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

"We figured there was no use in guessing at the track, and we also had to run a new tire sometime in qualifying, so we just decided to do it right away and concentrate on the afternoon session" said Treble. "If we can pull off the run we were expecting today in one of the two sessions tomorrow, we may be able to improve again in qualifying here in Brainerd."

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

Event schedule:

Qualifying: Saturday, August 16: 12:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Eliminations: Sunday, August 17: First round of Elimination's - 11:00 am.

2002 Highlights:

Collected $15,000 for winning the K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash, Established a career-best for wins, final round appearances and elapsed time Finished a career-best second in the POWERade standings

Craig Treble:

Best Elapsed Time: 7.062 Best MPH: 193.18 NHRA Pro final rounds: 12 NHRA Pro wins: 5

Craig Treble Team Scream 2003 Sponsors:

Matco Tools Vance & Hines Mickey Thompson Tires Vanson Leathers Skinner Interior Systems Speed Graphics American Fire Equipment VP Race Fuels Anoka Ramsey Sport Center

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