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NOTEBOOK The 2010 rules revision that granted additional cubic inches to the Suzuki teams has provided a huge boost to veteran Steve Johnson, who made the quickest run of his career in the raindelayed final. Team owner Don Schumacher shut down his Pro Stock Motorcycle operation following the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals, leaving Craig Treble out of a job.
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals, June 10-13, Englishtown After qualifying in the top spot for the first time in his career, Michael Phillips, far lane, ran the table following a 6.91 to 6.88 holeshot victory over Steve Johnson in the final round. (Above) Jim Underdahl posted a solid 6.98 during qualifying aboard his Suzuki Extended Protection entry, but that was good for only the 11th spot in the fast field. (Right) After making back-to-back final-round appearances in Chicago and Englishtown, Steve Johnson has climbed to fifth place in the standings. NOTEBOOK some people have to wait 24 years for it. I waited 24 years for a fast bike; I can wait we made it here,” Treble said. “I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to stay, but I’m for another race to win. I just feel bad for going to give it my best shot.” The 2010 rules revision that granted the guys. They needed it. We needed it additional cubic inches to the Suzuki financially, but I can’t sit and dwell on it.” Doug Horne, who was injured recently teams has provided a huge boost to when he came off his Top Fuel Harley- veteran Steve Johnson, who made the Team owner Don Schumacher shut down Davidson following a 220-mph run, made quickest run of his career in the rain- his Pro Stock Motorcycle operation an appearance in Englishtown. Wearing a delayed final. Unfortunately for Johnson, following the United Association Route 66 cast on his right thumb and a brace for his 6.88 wasn’t enough to get the win NHRA Nationals, leaving Craig Treble his surgically repaired left shoulder, against Michael Phillips, who left first and out of a job. Treble quickly got back into Horne is continuing his rehabilitation and rode to a 6.91 for the victory. “I just have action, bringing his Suzuki to Englishtown hopes to return by Indy or Charlotte. to do a better job on the Tree,” said with an engine leased from Greg Johnson, who has now appeared in back- Underdahl. After some initial troubles, Tom Micelli made his return to NHRA to-back finals. “I’ve never had a bike like Treble qualified well but lost in round one competition after a four-year layoff riding a this. Some people get it right away, and to LE Tonglet. “It’s been a busy week, but Suzuki that was leased from the Gann Matt Smith was on pace to join Al-Anabi teammates Larry Dixon, Del Worsham, Frank Manzo, Von Smith, and Mike Castellana in the finals in Englishtown until his bike slowed in the semi’s against Michael Phillips. (Left) LE Tonglet continues to be one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2010 season. A week after winning the United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals, the 20-year- old rookie recorded a semifinal finish at this event.
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