Norwalk: Tom Bradford final report

Bradford Misses Cut by .009 After competing in 26 straight NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle races, Tom Bradford DNQ'd for the second straight race on The Sportsman Channel Buell. "We've got a gremlin floating through this bike, and it ...

Bradford Misses Cut by .009

After competing in 26 straight NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle races, Tom Bradford DNQ'd for the second straight race on The Sportsman Channel Buell. "We've got a gremlin floating through this bike, and it surfaced again in Norwalk," said Bradford. "The team worked really hard prior to the race and we were feeling like we had the problem isolated. We were expecting very good things from Norwalk. But we got there and it reared its ugly head again, and in most cases worse than before, causing us to put up our second DNQ by a mere .009 of a second."

"We drove all night and to get home Saturday night and tore into the bike. We're rebuilding the complete entire bike. With electrical issues, that's kinda what you have to do. Basically, we're lifting the body shell and replacing everything underneath. Hopefully, we'll have no more of these DNQs going forward.

"It's a tough deal, and it's obviously very, very frustrating," finished Bradford, a five-time AHDRA national champion and 2006 Ringers Gloves Battle participant. "But we know the quality of this team and the quality of the people in it. We're confident that we're gonna get this worked out and have a good showing in Denver."

Tom Bradford and The Sportsman Channel team race next at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 13-15 at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.

-credit: tb

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