Las Vegas II: Craig Treble Friday summary

Craig Treble has Ace up his sleeve in Las Vegas Las Vegas -- Friday Pit Note: In Las Vegas, the game is the same whether you play it in the casinos, or at the racetrack. Attempt to play the game with the odds in your favor. At the AC Delco Las...

Craig Treble has Ace up his sleeve in Las Vegas

Las Vegas -- Friday Pit Note: In Las Vegas, the game is the same whether you play it in the casinos, or at the racetrack. Attempt to play the game with the odds in your favor.

At the AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals, Craig Treble is using his years of racing as a professional to combine skill, knowledge, and determination to put his Matco Tools / Nitro Fish Pro Stock Bike in the winner's circle on Sunday. But since this is Vegas, it always helps to have an Ace up your sleeve, some proven commodity to help put the odds in your favor, something you can take bet on, like a championship caliber Vance & Hines Pro Stock Bike.

Underneath the new Nitro Fish vinyl, is the Vance & Hines bike of Matt "The Missile" Hines, who is concentrating on the V&H Harley-Davidson projects this season instead of playing his usual role as 'Championship Contender'. "We've decided to try and finish out this season as strong as possible, and running Matt's bike seemed like a great thing to do. Matt has put this bike on the pole a few times, and won a couple of races with it so I know what its potential is," commented Treble on running the 3 time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike champions bike.

Craig Treble put the Matco Tools / Nitro Fish Bike in the No. 3 spot in Fridays first qualifying session at "The Strip" on the strength of a 7.329 182. The team finished the day in the No. 9 spot with two qualifying sessions remaining Saturday.

"I have always run Vance and Hines motors and have a great relationship with that team. We share information with them often and I think the world of Byron Hines. Byron has helped my program from the first day I showed up trying to run Pro Stock Bike and didn't really know much except that I really wanted to do this." Said Treble. "As far as running this Nitro Fish bike goes, Matt understands this bike and what makes it work. If we can mesh that together with our program in a real short amount of time, we just may have some success with it here in Vegas."

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