Las Vegas II: Craig Treble preview

Craig Treble and Nitro Fish, hungry for a win in Las Vegas Las Vegas ---Pre Race: This weekends annual stop on the 2003 NHRA POWERade tour always promises something a bit different and exciting, if for no other reason than it0x0866s Las Vegas ...

Craig Treble and Nitro Fish, hungry for a win in Las Vegas

Las Vegas ---Pre Race: This weekends annual stop on the 2003 NHRA POWERade tour always promises something a bit different and exciting, if for no other reason than it0x0866s Las Vegas baby. If history is any indication of what is possible for Craig Treble and the Matco Tools Pro Stock Suzuki, then the odds are better than ever for a return to the NHRA POWERade winner's circle on Sunday.

Treble will be unveiling a special paint scheme in Vegas, a unique combination of Matco Tools and Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Sports Wear. It's loud man, a mean green fish that's ready to eat. I love it,commented Craig on the addition of Nitro Fish to the Matco Tools Suzuki team. Traditionally we have done pretty good when we have a new or special paint scheme, it would be great if that held true again here in Vegas.

Not content to just rely on paint to win at the AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals, the Matco Tools team recently conducted pre-race testing at Treble's home track Firebird International Raceway in Chandler Arizona. We clicked off some numbers that made us pretty happy, I think we're ready for 'The Strip'in Las Vegas.

With the 2003 POWERade season winding down to its last two events, Craig Treble says that his objective is still the same. We race every event like it is the beginning of the season, like we are rolling into Gainesville, our mission is to win at every event. We have a fast bike, a very experienced crew, and lots of data on how to get our Pro Stock Bike down the track, the trick is to have everything working just right and pull off a win. If there has been anything that the 2003 season has proven, it is that the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike class has become more competitive and challenging then ever. In seasons past there were always 3 or 4 different riders who could qualify on top or win an event, and that was about it, but this year we have had new riders in both those positions, and that has made this class even tougher than ever. I think it is easy to see that the whole Pro Stock Bike class has moved forward in.

This year, if you miss the tree, you are done. You miss the tune up, the clutch, or any other variable you are dead meat. None of these Pro Stock bike riders are going to let you slide by and win a round this year, you have to get in there and fight for it, you have to take it. At the start of the season I commented that they (fellow racers) were all piranha's, and they are, but for the rest of this season, I have the big, hungry, nasty fish on my bike, and we are hungry for a win.

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