Craig Treble Wins O’Reilly Mid-South Nationals in Memphis

September 28, 2008 by  
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Craig Treble wins at the NHRA POWERade 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Memphis, TN on Sunday. Treble took his Pro Stock Motorcycle race win with a solid weekend on his Albrecht's Fast Track Suzuki. Treble qualified eighth for the Mid-South Nationals, but found that the bike had more speed when he needed it. Treble came into this race ninth in Countdown to One championship points, and leaves Memphis eighth in points.

Treble's first round match-up was against Michael Phillips on his Phillips Racing Suzuki. Phillips had great reaction time of 0.012 and a 7.097 second E.T. at 190.46 MPH, but it wasn't enough to make up for Treble's 7.034 E.T. at 187.00 MPH. Treble's next challenger was GT Tonglet and his GT Motorsports Buell. Tonglet won his first round against top qualifier Chip Ellis, when Ellis left early and took a red light. Tonglet also had a great reaction time of 0.015, but it couldn't make up for his 7.105 E.T. at 185.43 MPH against Treble's 7 .061 E.T. at 184.60 MPH.

Angie McBride and her Indicom Electric Buell were having another great weekend until she met Treble in the semi-final round. McBride defeated Steve Johnson and Andrew Hines to make her second semi-final round in two weeks. Her performance continues to improve as the season progresses. Craig Treble almost gave McBride the win at the line when he cut 0.003 light. He went on to run a 7.047 E.T. 185.79 MPH soundly beating her 7.207 E.T. at 178.92 MPH.

Eddie Krawiec's trip to the finals began with a first round match against Hector Arana. Krawiec's Screamin' Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley V-ROD made its fastest run of the weekend with a 6.968 E.T. at 191.35 MPH, defeating the 7.127 E.T. at 187.47 MPH that Arana was able to get out of his Lucas Oil Buell. In the next round, Eddie Krawiec managed another sub-seven second run to defeat number two qualifier Chris Rivas. Rivas got his semi-final round win against points leader Matt Smith, when smith left the line -0.005 too early and red lighted.

Craig Treble had an easy final round win against seventh place qualifier Krawiec. Krawiec's V-ROD broke immediately after the launch, giving Treble the Wally. Although Treble had it easy, he still cranked out a scorching 6.985 E.T. at 188.57 MPH, his fastest run of the.

Timing data courtesy of NHRA

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