Smith Reaches Semis

He reached the semifinals of Sunday’s Fall National at the Texas Motorplex, but it wasn’t enough to keep Matt Smith’s Al-Anabi Racing V-Twin in contention for NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship.…

Stoffer Pleased With Performance

After making six solid passes on the GEICO Powersports Suzuki during the weekend at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals and advancing to the second round, Karen Stoffer gave her te…

Arana Bows Out Early

Lucas Oil rider Hector Arana had a shorter weekend. Arana has been chasing engine troubles the past few races and lost in the first round on Sunday. Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell squared off against D…

Smith Qualifies No. 1

Matt Smith surprised himself — and probably some other Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers — Saturday evening when he jumped to the top of the starting lineup for Sunday’s Fall Nationals at…

Smith Wants to Pick Up Pace

Troubled by a trio of seven-second qualifying runs last weekend, Matt Smith made one or two new tuning touches to his Al-Anabi Racing Pro Stock V-Twin and got a welcomed performance boost. He will be …

Arana Anxious to Exorcise Demons

Defending world champion Hector Arana was so confounded by the gremlins effecting his Lucas Oil Buell V-Twin that he was asked if he thought his bike might be possessed. He didn’t hesitate in hi…

Tonglet Continues Winning Ways

LE Tonglet served notice Sunday that his U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle win two weeks ago was no accident when he methodically drove his way to victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMA…

Smith Reaches Quarterfinals

Matt Smith picked up some tuning tips on Saturday’s final qualifying run and they helped him advance to Sunday’s quarterfinals in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway. Smith’s Al-Anabi Ra…

Arana Falls in Quarters

Lucas Oil teammate Hector Arana made it to the quarterfinals but lost ground to points leader and eventual race runner-up, Andrew Hines. Arana and the Lucas Oil Buell beat Redell Harris in the first r…

Stoffer Can’t Overcome Issues

GEICO Powersports racer Karen Stoffer had various issues surrounding her team this weekend. She chased parts problems during qualifying and in the first round Monday against Steve Johnson, Stoffer jum…

Smith Goes to Quarterfinals

Matt Smith advanced to Monday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle quarterfinals of NHRA’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and the opening race in the Countdown to 1 title playoffs before losing to Eddie Krawiec at O’Reil…

Krawiec Reaches Semifinals

Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec, who started the Countdown in sixth place, moved through the first two rounds of eliminations with wins over Horne Racing Buell rider Doug Horne a…