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									        PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE — 55th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Sept. 2-7, Indianapolis
   Hector Arana fulfilled a lifelong
   dream when he claimed the
   title at the event. Arana had the
   best bike on race day and
   finished the job with a 7.02 to
   7.08 win over Michael Phillips.




                                                                                                                                                    For the second straight
                                                                                                                                                    year, Karen Stoffer waited
                                                                                                                                                    until Monday’s
                                                                                                                                                    eliminations to secure her
                                                                                                                                                    spot in the Countdown to
                                                                                                                                                    1. This year, she held off
                                                                                                                                                    Steve Johnson to claim
                                                                                                                                                    the 10th and final spot.




Indianapolis resident                      Making his first appearance at the event, Douglas
Wes Wells accomplished a longtime         Horne cemented his place in the Countdown to the
goal of racing in eliminations at the     Championship with a semifinal finish. Horne won the
event after qualifying his Suzuki in      first two rounds on holeshots but lost to Michael     Junior Pippin strapped a big holeshot on low qualifier Matt Smith in the opening
the 12th spot with a 7.045.               Phillips after his bike slowed.                       round but couldn’t hold the lead, and Smith cruised to a 6.98 to 7.16 victory.




(Above) Douglas Horne was nearly perfect on the starting line
with a .007 light in his semifinal round against Michael Phillips
but could only run a 7.16, allowing Phillips to move into his                                               Making his first start of the year aboard a Vance & Hines Suzuki,
second straight final round with a 7.05. (Right) After qualifying                                           Chip Ellis was better than ever with a pair of wins over former
14th, Craig Treble got an unexpected win in the opening round                                               event winners Steve Johnson and Craig Treble.
after Andrew Hines fouled, but his 7.19 in the second round
wasn’t enough to get by Chip Ellis.
36 ✦ National DRAGSTER
Round One
Horne-Krawiec                                                                               HOW THEY RAN: TRACKING THE 16 QUALIFIERS
Krawiec repeats last year’s round-one loss in Indy                                       Driver                                                Session 1                Session 2                        Session 3             Session 4
and is out early when Horne gets an early lead and                                       Matt Smith                                         7.018, 190.65             6.968, 190.57                    7.015, 189.18         6.918, 192.38
holds on for a 7.04 to 7.03 holeshot win.                                                Hector Arana                                       6.985, 190.30             6.936, 191.89                    7.022, 190.70         7.010, 190.67
                                                                                         Andrew Hines                                       6.989, 190.75             6.973, 192.38                    6.957, 192.66         7.066, 190.73
Stoffer-Tonglet                                                                          Michael Phillips                                   7.023, 191.46             7.088, 189.66                    7.040, 190.89         6.971, 191.57
Stoffer must win in order to make the Countdown to                                       Shawn Gann                                            DISQ.                  6.979, 189.66                      NO TIMES            7.013, 189.31
1, and she does with a 7.00 to beat Tonglet, who
                                                                                         Steve Johnson                                      7.150, 185.33             7.016, 187.91                    7.018, 187.47         7.014, 188.54
picks the wrong time to make his worst run of the
                                                                                         LE Tonglet                                        11.515, 69.02              7.118, 183.64                    7.015, 186.77         7.028, 186.64
weekend.
                                                                                         Eddie Krawiec                                      7.054, 185.84             7.056, 184.42                    7.018, 188.57         7.051, 190.43
                                                                                         Douglas Horne                                      7.087, 186.92             7.114, 187.13                    7.134, 187.31         7.020, 188.94
Treble-Hines
After winning Saturday’s Ringers Gloves Pro Bike                                         Karen Stoffer                                         DISQ.                  7.023, 186.30                    9.423, 89.76          7.037, 188.17
Battle, Hines can win a $10,000 bonus by scoring                                         Chip Ellis                                         7.056, 186.38             7.028, 187.47                    7.135, 186.38         7.060, 187.68
today, but he red-lights by .004-second, which puts                                      Wesley Wells                                          DISQ.                  7.118, 183.00                    7.099, 187.16         7.045, 187.73
both of the Vance & Hines V-Rods on the                                                  Jim Underdahl                                      7.140, 185.74             7.140, 183.07                    7.099, 187.00         7.057, 189.04
sidelines.                                                                               Craig Treble                                       7.111, 186.69             7.104, 188.49                    7.102, 187.16         7.059, 187.99
                                                                                         Angie McBride                                      7.157, 184.22             7.131, 1
								
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