Tag: motorcycle-race-in-gainesville

Angie Smith cuts a perfect light but fails to take win

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Sunday: Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell headed to the 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia this weekend. Smith went in with hopes of breaking her way back into the top-10 in points. Smith qualified in the number 13th spot by the time Sunday had rolled around. […]

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Arana Jr. makes progress at NHRA Southern Nationals

| May 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, Sunday: After qualifying in the top half of Pro Stock Motorcycle Hector Arana Jr. easily passed his first round test before stumbling in the second round. Arana Jr. and his Lucas Oil Buell beat Steve Johnson with a 6.973 second pass at 188.44 mph to Johnson’s 7.008 at 189.39 mph. In the second round, […]

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Stoffer assumes championship lead with runner-up result/Southern Nats

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Sunday: Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki finished runner-up for the second time this year and left Sunday’s 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals with the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship points lead. “The team is just jelling really well,” Stoffer said. “We overcame a lot of adversity and got a visit from […]

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Tonglet dominates NHRA Southern Nationals PSM/Audio Interview

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Atlanta, Sunday: LE Tonglet served up a reminder Sunday of just how well he performed during his drive to last season’s NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship when he cruised to the Southern Nationals victory at Atlanta Dragway. Basically, he was on top of his game Saturday when he grabbed the No. 1 starting berth […]

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NHRA Southern Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Finals. LE Tonglet Takes It!

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. So for those of you who do not like to read this will be right up your alley. Here is the entire race with photos taken in the staging lanes before each […]

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Pro Stock Motorcycle “Made in Detroit”/Daniel Brothers Racing

| May 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – Do we make anything in Detroit anymore? The Daniel brothers do. Odolph Daniels and his brothers built a Pro Stock Motorcycle using as many Detroit, MI based companies they could. With the exception of their Falicon Crank and their MTC cylinders the rest […]

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NHRA PSM Saturday/Karen Stoffer 1st… Psych! LE Tonglet takes it away

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – Getting to the track 3 hours before PSM qualifying I thought I would go watch the Sportsman cars by the tower. When I arrived I saw none other than Rick Stewart the official starter for the NHRA sitting on the curbed divider under the tower between […]

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NHRA Southern Nationals PSM Friday Qualifying report/Krawiec is 1st

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER   Commerce, GA – It was great to see 25 bikes show up to qualify in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Friday. There were 14 Buells, 9 Suzuki’s and 2 V-Rods, all ready to take a shot at getting into the top 16 to make that  run for […]

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Underdahl works to control effects of humidity at Summitt NHRA Southern Nationals

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: When a meteorologist talks about humidity, he is usually referring to the amount of water vapor in the air and how that makes us feel. When NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jim Underdahl talks about it, however, he is referring to the density of the air, the number of grains of water, and […]

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Angie Smith ready to step it up at Atlanta

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, pre-race: Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell head to the Atlanta Dragway this weekend wanting to pop back into the top-10 in points. Smith, who sits just 19 points out of the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Motorcycle top 10, wants to prove her worth in Atlanta. “I am so ready for […]

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GT Tonglet ready for first at Southern Nationals NHRA race since 2006

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, pre-race: GT Tonglet watched his new Nitro Fish Pro Stock Motorcycle being built piece by piece from his dad Gary’s design, and now he “can’t wait to get to Atlanta and go racing,” he said. He will be aboard the prototype motorcycle when he returns to action Friday in his first race since 2006. […]

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Tonglet geared up for rebound for NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: Ask any Full Throttle Drag Racing Series driver about the sport’s capricious nature and the response is likely to be: There are too many things that can go wrong. Ten cent parts malfunction as well as those worth hundreds and thousands of dollars, and they sometimes combine to produce crowd-gasping explosions. Few, however, […]

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Stoffer has bounce in her step taking Geico PSM entry to Georgia

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Pro Stock Motorcycle team have a bounce in their step this week as NHRA heads to Atlanta Dragway for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. But it’s not just because Stoffer’s a past winner at Atlanta. It’s also because Stoffer, crew chief Gary Stoffer, and the entire team […]

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Smith wants it all and looks to start at Southern Nationals in Atlanta

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: Matt Smith and his Al-Anabi Racing Buell have not had the season they wanted up to this point. Every time Smith looks to turn a corner, something jumps out and bites him. A few weeks ago in Houston, Smith overcame the gremlins in qualifying, but on race day he went red. Knowing he […]

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Refocused Arana ready to attack PSM class in Atlanta

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. hasn’t exactly been himself this season, yet he’s still managed to grab a No. 1 qualifying spot, reach the semifinals once, and earn the No. 4 ranking in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle points standings. The question now is how worried should the rest of the […]

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Tonglet to begin quest for second straight championship at Gator Nationals

| March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, pre-race: The fond memories of his Pro Stock Motorcycle championship linger, but it is time for LE Tonglet to begin his new challenge: winning consecutive Full Throttle Drag Racing Series titles. The season’s first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race – the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals, March 11-13, at Gainesville, Fla. – is just a […]

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