Columbus: Matt Hines goes "old school"

HINES GOES 'OLD SCHOOL': Feeling too many new tricks were spoiling his season, three-time defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Hines pulled out his notebook from 1999, made adjustments to his Eagle One Suzuki, and the results at Dallas ...

HINES GOES 'OLD SCHOOL': Feeling too many new tricks were spoiling his season, three-time defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Hines pulled out his notebook from 1999, made adjustments to his Eagle One Suzuki, and the results at Dallas showed a passing grade. Hines posted a top-qualifying effort and won the race with low elapsed time for the weekend. He defeated Winston points leader Angelle Seeling in the final round. He knows if he's to claim a fourth Winston crown, he'll need to repeat the effort at National Trail Raceway. "I've felt like a rookie out there during the last few races," said Hines, who occupied the fourth spot in the point standings prior to his win at Dallas. With the victory, he moved to second in points. "We've just been trying some new stuff," continued Hines, a two-time winner at the Ohio quarter-mile track. "At Dallas we went back to the old school way of doing things and it paid off." Hines earned the No. 1 qualifying award at this event last season, but Team 23 Suzuki rider Antron Brown claimed the victory, defeating Dave Schultz.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Matt Hines