Denver: Craig Treble preview

Treble ready for the challenge of the mountain. Denver, CO -- Pre Race: Craig Treble is ready for the mountain, and the challenge of racing at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, at Bandimere Speedway this coming weekend, July 18-20. "Denver throws...

Treble ready for the challenge of the mountain.

Denver, CO -- Pre Race: Craig Treble is ready for the mountain, and the challenge of racing at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals, at Bandimere Speedway this coming weekend, July 18-20. "Denver throws everyone a curve because the racing is at high altitude, but as far as the racetracks go, this place is one of the best in the country." Said Treble

The Matco Tools Pro Stock Bike rider raced at Bandimire Speedway before turning pro, visiting the track in the early 1990's while racing in the NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle class. "As a Sportsman racer competing at the divisional level, we still needed to travel to try and win championships. Funny thing is that I was fighting Karen Stoffer and Sean Conner for a Division title, so really, some things don't change."

But then, some things do.

The Matco Tools Bike has been changed back to the popular Iron Eagle look that Treble fans are familiar with. "The 2 Fast 2 Furious promotion is complete, so itâ^À^Ùs back to Iron Eagle black on the bike in Denver." Said Craig. With the Iron Eagle look returning, so hopefully will the performance that Craig Treble has been known for in the past. "We were disgusted with our showing in St. Louis so we went out and tested right after the event. I think we learned a thing or two, and whether we can apply it to racing at high altitude remains to be seen."

Last season, Craig Treble put the Matco Tools bike in the No. 3 spot with a 7.594 @176.84 at the Mile High Nationals. A semi-final finish to race winner Matt Hines positioned Treble to eventually finish second for the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike World Championship in 2002.

So what is in store for the Matco Tools rider at this years trip to the mountain? Treble takes a shot at what may happen this coming weekend. â^À^ÜThe Harleys torque compared to what the Suzukiâ^À^Ùs and Kawasakiâ^À^Ùs are capable of may be the story of the weekend. Some are saying the Harleyâ^À^Ùs will finish first and second, and maybe reset the track record, but who knows. Count on one thing, we will have the Matco Tools Suzuki ready to rip in qualifying, and hopefully go one more round than we did in â^À^Ø02â^À^Ý

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Series NHRA
Drivers Matt Hines , Craig Treble , Karen Stoffer