Angelle Sampey Quickest at Las Vegas Qualifying

November 2, 2008 by  
Filed under NHRA

Angelle Sampey set an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle track E.T. record in qualifying on Friday at the AC Delco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at LVMS. Sampey ran her Rush Racing Products Buell to a 6.993 second elapsed time at 188.23 MPH to secure the top qualifying position for Sunday’s race. Sampey currently sits fourth in the NHRA POWERade Countdown to One championship points, 102 points behind the leader. Sampey will race Junior Pippin in the first round of Sunday’s elimination.

Eddie Krawiec and his Screamin' Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley Davidson VROD took the second qualifying spot with a 7.035 E.T. at 189.52 MPH. Krawiec is second in championship points and is 42 points behind points leader Matt Smith. Krawiec will face Shawn Gann and his X-Treme Rebellion / XXX Racing Fuel S&S-powered Buell in the first round on Sunday. Gann qualified fifteenth with a 7.169 E.T. at 182.26 MPH in his first outing with his new sponsors and bike.

Hector Arana qualified third on his Lucas Oil Buell with a 7.037 E.T. at 188.81 MPH, followed by Chip Ellis on his Schumacher Electric / XXX Racing Fuels Suzuki with a 7.042 E.T. at 187.96 MPH. Chris Rivas sits third in points and qualified fifth on his Drag Specialties/S&S/G2 Buell with a 7.046 E.T. at 187.89 MPH. Points leader Matt Smith qualified his NitroFish / Torco Buell sixth in the field with a 7.059 E.T. at 184.60 MPH.

There were 23 entries for this weekend’s race. The riders who did not make the field were;
David Hope, VRoom Racing Buell, 7.197 / 184.88, Valerie Thompson, Buell, 7.202 / 182.72, Peggy Llewellyn, Rocklin Motorsports Buell, 7.242 / 185.21, Ryan Schnitz, Team Muzzy Kawasaki, 7.317 / 178.26, Freddie Camarena, Embee/Clay Smith Cams Suzuki, 7.401 / 177.63, James Surber, South County Cycles Racing Buell, 7.434 / 175.84, Blaine Hale, Hired Gun Racing Suzuki, 7.558 / 171.73.

ESPN 2 broadcasts the race on Sunday, 11/02/08 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET, and will replay eliminations Friday 11/7/08 from 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM ET.

First round elimination pairings with qualifying time and speed:

Angelle Sampey Rush Racing Products Buell 6.993 188.23
Junior Pippin Stone Mountain & Granite 7.171 182.67
Mountain Harley-Davidson Buell

Eddie Krawiec Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 7.035 189.52
Shawn Gann X-Treme Rebellion / 7.169 182.26
XXX Racing Fuel Buell

Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 7.037 188.81
Steve Johnson Snap-On Tools Suzuki 7.150 188.44

Chip Ellis Schumacher Electric Suzuki 7.042 187.96
Angie McBride Indicom Electric Buell 7.139 185.18

Chris Rivas Drag Specialties/S&S/G2 Buell 7.046 187.89
Michael Phillips Phillips Racing Suzuki 7.124 190.19

Matt Smith NitroFish/Torco Buell 7.059 184.60
Matt Guidera Rocklin Motorsports Buell 7.110 187.73

Karen Stoffer Geico Suzuki 7.062 189.66
Mike Berry MB Precision Machining Suzuki 7.103 185.89

Andrew Hines Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 7.071 188.04
Craig Treble Albrecht's Fast Track Suzuki 7.101 185.00


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