Defending NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Jerry Savoie will start eliminations from second on the ladder.
Savoie and his White Alligator Racing (WAR) TL1000 bodied Suzuki led qualifying on Friday and Saturday, but gave up the top spot to Louisiana neighbor Angelle Sampey on Sunday.
After two days of consistent qualifying leadership, WAR crew chief/tuner Tim Kulungian took the opportunity on Sunday to test some warm weather combinations for expected hotter and more humid racing conditions on Monday—exactly what the WAR team loves.
“Hot and smudgy,” is how Savoie describes his team’s preferred conditions, and with an 87-degree and 65% humidity forecast, that’s what he’ll get.
“We seem to excel in hot, humid conditions,” Alabaman Kulungian said about the Louisiana based team.
Savoie starts eliminations with lane choice against 15th qualifier Scotty Pollacheck.
“Last year’s win was pretty amazing,” said Savoie. “And if we can duplicate that, I’d be pretty excited.”
Jerry Savoie thanks everyone at Vance & Hines, PJ1, Mr. Race Oil, Motec, E3 Spark Plugs, tuner Kulungian, crewmen Jeremy Deroche and Steve Zelem, his whole family, and the staff of Savoie Alligator Farm.