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					        PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE — 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals, June 11-14, Englishtown




    Craig Treble, near lane, captured
    his 14th NHRA Pro Stock
    Motorcycle victory with a 6.95 to
    6.90 holeshot win over reigning
    NHRA world champ Eddie Krawiec.




                                                    (Above) Gainesville champ Hector Arana
                                                   suffered a tough loss in round one when
                                                   rookie Bailey Whitaker took him out on a
                                                   huge holeshot, 7.15 to 6.96. (Right) Class
                                                       rookie Douglas Horne was cruising in
                                                       Englishtown until a foul start in round    (Above) A week
    After qualifying fourth, Andrew Hines            two ended his chance to reach the final      after winning in Chicago,
    had to race his Harley-Davidson               for the third time this season. Despite the     Matt Guidera rode his
    teammate, Eddie Krawiec, in round two               loss, Horne is ranked fifth in the Full    Mohegan Sun Buell to a
    and came up a bit short, 6.99 to 7.05.                                 Throttle standings.     round-two finish in
                                                                                                   Englishtown. Guidera ran
                                                                                                   a great 6.94 but was
                                                                                                    trumped by Matt Smith’s
                                                                                                    6.95. (Left) Shawn Gann,
                                                                                                    who won the
                                                                                                     Englishtown race in
                                                                                                     2003, recovered from a
                                                                                                     trip into the sand trap to
                                                                                                     qualify his RumBum.com
                                                                                                     Buell in the 11th spot
                                                                                                      with a 7.069.




(Above) Karen Stoffer put together an encouraging outing with her GEICO
Powersports Suzuki. The fan favorite qualified sixth and scored a round-one win
over Shawn Gann. (Right) Michael Phillips, whose help was invaluable to race
winner Craig Treble, also made a decent showing with his DAM Sports Suzuki.
Phillips qualified in the top half of the field with a 7.042 and also topped 190 mph.
32 ✦ National DRAGSTER
Round One
Horne-Johnson                                                                             HOW THEY RAN: TRACKING THE 16 QUALIFIERS
As the No. 9 qualifier, Horne doesn’t have lane choice,                                Driver                                                    Session 1                           Session 2                          Session 3
but it doesn’t matter; he continues to make a strong                                   Hector Arana                                            7.100, 187.11                       8.285, 115.81                      6.965, 189.87
case for the Automobile Club of Southern California                                    Matt Guidera                                            7.088, 183.52                      19.366, 36.84                       6.985, 187.96
Road to the Future Award with a 7.02 to 7.05 win                                       Craig Treble                                            7.075, 187.78                       7.008, 190.43                      7.017, 188.96
against Johnson.                                                                       Eddie Krawiec                                           7.042, 188.36                       7.019, 186.38                      7.011, 188.65
                                                                                       Andrew Hines                                            7.117, 183.29                       7.071, 185.26                      7.012, 186.33
Smith-Phillips
                                                                                       Karen Stoffer                                           7.072, 186.61                       7.050, 188.73                      7.023, 187.05
Smith takes advantage of the great conditions for
                                                                                       Michael Phillips                                       11.919, 73.75                        7.042, 191.35                      7.067, 189.73
the Pro Stock Motorcycles and unloads a 6.907,
                                                                                       Steve Johnson                                           7.131, 185.26                       7.049, 188.20                      7.066, 187.60
which is 16-hundredths quicker than his qualifying
                                                                                       Douglas Horne                                           7.091, 184.77                       7.053, 186.43                      7.049, 186.10
time. Phillips’ run is solid, but he’s never really in
this one.                                                                              Matt Smith                                              7.077, 184.98                       7.065, 181.23                      7.246, 148.43
                                                                                       Shawn Gann                                              7.097, 186.69                       7.069, 185.49                      7.101, 182.55
Stoffer-Gann                                                                           Junior Pippin                                             NO TIMES                          7.102, 185.61                      7.137, 183.87
With a conservative light, Stoffer is able to chase                                    Wesley Wells                                            7.214, 181.79                       7.165, 180.12                      7.129, 182.50
down Gann and take a much-needed win.                                                  Mike Berry                                              7.190, 182.21                       7.137, 183.89                      7.14
				
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Description: 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals, June 11-14, Englishtown Round One Horne-Johnson As the No. 9 qualifier, Horne doesn't have lane choice, but it doesn't matter; he continues to make a strong case for the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award with a 7.02 to 7.05 win against Johnson. Round Two Whitaker-Horne Horne has been rock solid this season, but he makes his first real mistake with a -.025 red-light, sending a stunned Whitaker into the semifinals.
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