Chris Rivas & Matt Smith fastest in Friday qualifying at Brainerd

August 8, 2008 by  
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Chris Rivas was the fastest rider in both qualifying sessions on Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota. Rivas ran a 6.992 second E.T. on his Drag Specialties / S&S / G2 Buell during the first qualifying session. In the second round of qualifying, he backed up the first run with an even quicker 6.979 second E.T at 190.00 MPH. Chris Rivas currently sits 4th in the points standings with 569 points, 193 points behind points leader Andrew Hines.

Matt Smith was also fast and consistent in the Friday qualifying sessions. His NitroFish / Torco Buell ran a 6.997 second E.T. in the first round, followed by a 6.985 second E.T. at 188.94 MPH in the second round. Smith is currently second in points with 689, which is 76 points behind the leader.

Hector Arana qualified third in both sessions, locking up Buell's hold on top three slots. Andrews Hines took the 4th slot in both qualifying rounds on his V-Rod.

Qualifying will be shown on ESPN 2, August 9th from 8:30 P.M.-10:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, with eliminations broadcast on Sunday August 10 from 7:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. EST.


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