Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr. recorded his first elimination-round win of the young season with a quarterfinal finish at Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. Despite his Lucas Oil Buell being set up exactly the same way as his son’s machine, Hector Arana Sr. wasn’t quite as lucky, losing in Round 1 even after a great launch.
“I’ve been feeling really good all weekend,” Arana Jr. said. “We have been amped up in our pit. We’ve got both bikes running strong and are finally back up to speed and running with the rest of the class. Leaving here with just one round win isn’t enough. I believe we definitely are a force to be reckoned with and we will continue to be as time goes on and we get more notes. We’re only going to get faster.”