HINES GOES FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT HOLLEY DOMINATOR DUEL TITLE CLERMONT, Ind. - No. 1 seed Matt Hines will attempt to earn his fourth straight victory in the Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel, a special event for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors...
HINES GOES FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT HOLLEY DOMINATOR DUEL TITLE
CLERMONT, Ind. - No. 1 seed Matt Hines will attempt to earn his fourth straight victory in the Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel, a special event for NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors Sept. 4 during the 45th U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
The total purse for the ninth annual Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel is $36,000. The winner will earn $15,000. Any rider who can win the Duel and the U.S. Nationals on Sept. 6 will earn a $10,000 bonus from the NHRA. The Duel runner-up will earn $5,000. The two semi-finalists will earn $3,000 each, while the four first-round finishers will earn $2,500 apiece.
Two-time NHRA Winston Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Hines, from Trinidad, Colo., has dominated the event during the last three seasons. He earned the event title as a rookie in 1996, again in 1997 and defeated rival Angelle Seeling for the crown last year.
Hines claimed the No. 1 spot for the special event by earning seven No. 1 qualifying efforts during the 13 NHRA events preceding the Duel.
Team Winston Suzuki rider Seeling is the No. 2 seed with six No. 1 qualifying efforts during that span of races.
Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel rounds are scheduled for 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 4.
1999 HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL FINAL STANDINGS 1. Matt Hines, Trinidad, Colo., Eagle One Suzuki 2,215 2. Angelle Seeling, New Orleans, Winston Suzuki 2,195 3. John Smith, Champlin, Minn., Anoka-Ramsey Suzuki 1,875 4. Antron Brown, Chesterfield, N.J., Team 23 Suzuki 1,840 5. Dave Schultz, Fort Myers, Fla., Sunoco Suzuki 1,755 6. Greg Underdahl, Forest Lake, Minn., TAS Racing Suzuki 1,730 7. Tony Mullen, Houston, Team 23 Suzuki 1,705 8. Steve Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Johnson Racing Suzuki 1,645
1999 HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL ROUND PAIRINGS FIRST ROUND Hines vs. Johnson Seeling vs. Mullen Smith vs. Underdahl Brown vs. Schultz SEMI-FINALS Hines-Johnson winner vs. Brown-Schultz winner Seeling-Mullen winner vs. Smith-Uunderdahl winner FINAL (5:45 p.m., Sept. 4)