Hector Arana Tops Qualifying for Las Vegas Nationals

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Pro Stock Motorcycle points leader Hector Arana put his Lucas Oil Buell in the top qualifying position for this weekend's NHRA Lucas Oil Las Vegas Nationals. Arana ran a 6.979 second elapsed time at a 192.03 MPH during the second round of qualifying on Friday. Grabbing the number one qualifying spot pads Arana's 28 point lead over Eddie Krawiec. Arana will face Mike Berry on his MB Machining / LAT Racing Oil Buell in the first round of Sunday's eliminations.

Andrew Hines qualified second for Sunday's race, running his Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines V-Rod to a 6.990 second E.T. at 192.25 MPH. Hines is currently fifth in championship points and will run against Freddie Camarena on his Embee/Clay Smith Cams Suzuki.

Eliminations will broadcast on November 1st, from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM ET, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM PT on ESPN2 and again from 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM ET on November 13th / 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM PT on November 12th.

Qualifying Position Rider Sponsor
/ Bike
1 Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.979 192.03
16 Mike Berry MB Machining/ LAT Racing Oil
7.194 186.05
2 Andrew Hines Screamin' Eagle/Vance &
6.990 192.25
15 Freddie Camarena Embee/Clay Smith Cams Suzuki 7.176 190.30
3 Matt Smith Nitrofish Suzuki 7.000 190.48
14 Larry Cook Coyner's Auto Body Buell 7.165 186.36
4 Eddie Krawiec Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 7.023 190.97
13 Jim Underdahl Suzuki Extended Protection Suzuki 7.161 188.75
5 Karen Stoffer Geico Suzuki 7.035 190.43
12 Steve Johnson Steve Johnson Racing Suzuki 7.103 188.96
6 Junior Pippin Stone Mountain & Granite
Mountain HD Buell
7.043 187.96
11 Shawn
Rum Bum Racing Buell 7.076 188.33
7 Michael Phillips MPR & DAM Sport Suzuki 7.051 189.63
10 Douglas Horne Horne Racing Buell 7.075 188.86
8 David Hope VRoom Racing Buell 7.061 189.76
9 Craig Treble Team Scream Suzuki 7.075 190.06
Joe DeSantis Team Joey D Suzuki 7.266 185.89
James Surber South County Cycles Racing Buell 7.303 181.94
Redell Harris Master P/No Limit Record Buell 7.424 182.77
Bailey Whitaker Rum Bum Buell 7.462 182.26
Katie Sullivan Sullivan Racing Suzuki 7.477 178.95
GT Tonglet Rocklin Motorsports Buell 7.695 184.12

Chris Rivas Wins in Vegas, Matt Smith Holds Point Lead

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Chris Rivas won the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class at AC Delco NHRA Las Vegas Nationals on Sunday. Rivas' Drag Specialties S&S Buell V-Twin ran a 7.052 E.T. at 185.79 MPH in the final round to defeat Eddie Krawiec and his Screamin' Eagle / Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson VROD. Rivas remains third in POWERade Championship points and is just 39 points behind points leader Matt Smith. The win by Rivas tightened the points race, reducing Smith's lead from 79 points. Krawiec's final round appearance also helped him edge closer to a possible championship. Krawiec remains second in the Countdown to One, but he reduced Smith's lead from 42 points to just 19 points with one race left in the season.

Angelle Sampey was the event's quickest qualifier when her Rush Racing Products Buell set a track elapsed time record of 6.993 seconds in qualifying on Friday. Sampey improved on that time with a 6.980 E.T. at 188.17 MPH run in the first round against Junior Pippin and his Stone Mountain & Granite Mountain Harley-Davidson Buell, Read more

Angelle Sampey Quickest at Las Vegas Qualifying

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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.

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