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Treble still searching for answers St. Louis Post Race: The Sears Craftsman Nationals have left Craig Treble still searching for the gremlins holding back his Matco Tools Pro Stock Motorcycle. "I don't know exactly what to say," Said Craig "We...

Treble still searching for answers

St. Louis Post Race:

The Sears Craftsman Nationals have left Craig Treble still searching for the gremlins holding back his Matco Tools Pro Stock Motorcycle. "I don't know exactly what to say," Said Craig "We cured one problem and apparently we now have another."

For the last few NHRA POWERade events, the Treble bike was crippled with a bog off the starting line that kept the Matco Tools team from running at their known potential. In St. Louis, 60 foot times as low as 1.06 proved that the bike would now rip on the bottom half of the track, but now the backhalf numbers are somehow suffering, leaving the team with the same result, slower than expected runs.

"I am extremely frustrated at this point. We have tons of power, we have good equipment, and we know how to win races, but it just isn't happening right now with this bike. I have run better and been more of a threat with lesser equipment so I just hate where we are at right now" said Treble.

The Matco Tools team will return home to Arizona and completely go through the bike before the next event, the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals 18-20 Denver, Colorado. "Racing on the mountain is tricky as it is, but with our bike acting up it is will only make it racing there more difficult. That's why we will go home and attempt to find out what has its foot on the throat of our bike. We have some work to do"

2002 Highlights: Collected $15,000 for winning the K&N Filters Pro Bike Klash, Established a career-best for wins, final round appearances and elapsed time Finished a career-best second in the POWERade standings

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