Craig Treble 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer
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Treble Posts Career Best E.T. to Qualify #4...

Houston, Saturday:

Craig Treble rode the Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki into the No. 4 spot in qualifying for the 23rd annual NHRA Spring National at Houston Raceway Park. His 6.874-second elapsed time (at 192.28 mph) in the final session was the quickest of his career, bettering the 6.885 he set last year here when he won the event.

His other attempts in two days of qualifying were a 6.965/191.43 (No. 7), a 6.982/192.91 (No. 10) and a 7.061/191.00.

"Obviously, I'm thrilled to death," said Treble, who returned to Don Schumacher Racing for the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a short stint with the team in 2008. "That's my career quickest ever. And there's more in this thing. We've been chasing this Valvoline Motorcycle Oils Suzuki and it's been a struggle out here.

"I don't know what Steve (Tartaglia, crew chief) did to it but it's the right direction, I can promise you that. That thing pinned my little butt in the seat when I popped the clutch.

"Man, it was a nice easy ride and we've been waiting for that pass all weekend. I wish we had made that run right off the trailer; we'd be in better shape right now than we are.

"That's our best qualifying effort this year thus far, and we'll take it."

Treble faces Mike Berry in the opening round of Sunday's eliminations.

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