Englishtown: Craig Treble Friday summary

Englishtown qualifying features career best, and worst runs. Wind and rain took center stage Friday at the 34th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys, resulting in problems for some of the NHRA Pro Stock Bike riders in the ...

Englishtown qualifying features career best, and worst runs.

Wind and rain took center stage Friday at the 34th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Pep Boys, resulting in problems for some of the NHRA Pro Stock Bike riders in the first qualifying session, then cancellation of the second.

Craig Treble stepped up and recorded the best 60' ET of the wind plagued session, then got out of the groove and recorded 7.17, good for the No. 9 spot. "I pointed the bike to the left on the starting line after I saw how much the wind was pushing everyone to the right, but the Matco Tools Suzuki went straight as an arrow and I got way out on the loose part of the track. You're not going to rip off a killer run when your spinning the tire down track like that."

Treble, who ran toward the end of the session watched as some of the riders made great runs, while others lost their battles with the wind. On Back to Back runs in the middle of the session, first Matt Smith, then John Smith were caught by the wind at the near of the track and hit the right side wall. Both riders were shaken, and both bikes were badly damaged. Nearly every pair fought the wind, and that fact was reflected in the ET's from the Pro Stock Bikes. But even with the adverse conditions, there were a few quick runs. Shawn Gann and Geno Scali laid down career best ET's, with Gann taking the No. 1 spot in Friday qualifying.

Treble is anxious for Saturday's two scheduled qualifying attempts, and eager to get the Matco Tools bike back on the starting line. "Our new Vance & Hines motor is stout, we know we can run faster than we did. Calvin has the bike ready to rip, so I just hope the weather will hold off. If we can hook a run to our 60' from today, we will be looking pretty good here."

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.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Shawn Gann , Craig Treble , Matthew Smith