Craig Treble heads to St. Louis with renewed confidence. St. Louis -- Pre Race: Crag Treble will roll into the Sears Craftsman Nationals in Madison, Illinois this weekend with a renewed confidence in his Matco Tools Suzuki, along with the ...
Craig Treble heads to St. Louis with renewed confidence.
St. Louis -- Pre Race: Crag Treble will roll into the Sears Craftsman Nationals in Madison, Illinois this weekend with a renewed confidence in his Matco Tools Suzuki, along with the excitement that comes with racing in NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike competition. "I can't wait to hit the track this weekend, I want to get out there and race".
The enthusiasm coming from the Matco Tools rider is in part due to recent testing of the bike, which responded to a few fixes and adjustments made to the chassis since the last NHRA event. "We went down to Indianapolis to Don Schumacher's shop and worked over the bike pretty good. We found a few things to fix, and a couple of ideas to try, so we were really excited to get out and run with the new setup. Tony Schumacher is one of my Matco Tools team mates, and it was great to be able to use their shop in Indy to help get my program tuned up. It's something I really appreciated." Said Treble
Then last week, with the new updates ready to be tested, the Matco Tools Pro Stock Bike made 6 strong runs in St. Louis. Craig Treble explained "I would say we had an extremely good test session in St. Louis. I was really happy with the results, which included 60 foot times as low as 1.09. Our testing of the Pro Stock Bike went so well in St. Louis that I was able to get back on my bracket racing bike and win a few rounds at a local bracket racing event.â^À^Ý
Craig Treble has been holding steady at 5th place in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike point standings for the last few events, and a move to the top will need to start soon if the Matco Tools Suzuki is to capture the World Championship in 2003. â^À^ÜIf it was just being fast, we would be looking good at this point of the season, but what wins championships is consistency. Working with the Schumacherâ^À^Ùs in Indy has hopefully put our bike in a position to still win a few events yet in 2003, and ultimately the World Championship.â^À^Ý