SEELING CONFIDENT: With two races down in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle wars, Team Winston Suzuki rider Angelle Seeling isn't getting too excited just yet. With one victory under her belt, she knows that with 12 races remaining, there's still a...
SEELING CONFIDENT: With two races down in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle wars, Team Winston Suzuki rider Angelle Seeling isn't getting too excited just yet. With one victory under her belt, she knows that with 12 races remaining, there's still a lot of racing left.
And tough competitors to contend with, like three-time defending series champion Matt Hines, rider of the Eagle One Suzuki.
"I lost the championship last year and found out that I could still breathe," said Seeling, who earned a win in early April at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "I've heard that you have to lose a championship before you can win one. This year, I don't care who is in the other lane. I'm going to stay cool and let the other guy get nervous."
Seeling is two points behind surprise early leader Tony Mullen, while Hines is fourth in the standings with no victories, and no final round appearances, despite setting low elapsed time and top speed in Las Vegas.
"Anyone would bet their money on Matt because of the way his bike has been running," Seeling added. "But that's not all it takes to win. We proved that in Las Vegas. You have to stay calm and have fun. We're going to try and be consistent and keep a good attitude."
Antron Brown, rider of the Team 23 Suzuki, is looking for a little better outcome at his home track, following disappointing results in Gainesville, Fla. and Las Vegas. The rider of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent's two wheeler says he and his crew have located the problem.
"We went to a different battery system this season and it's hurt us a little," said Brown, who earned three victories and the AAA Road to the Future Award in '99. "The bike has been down about a tenth of a second because the ignition system hasn't been able to produce the horsepower it did last year. There's plenty of races left in the season, we're just glad we found the problem this early."