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Star Racing Race Preview: K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

July 5, 2016

 

STAR RACING/PRECISION SERVICE EQUIPMENT BUELL
ANGELLE SAMPEY, CORY REED
RACE PREVIEW: 19TH ANNUAL K&N FILTERS ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS
ROUTE 66 RACEWAY
JULY 8-10
 

Star Racing Race Preview: K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals

 
AMERICUS, Ga. (July 5, 2016) - In just five races, Angelle Sampey and Cory Reed have shown the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class that they are a duo to be reckoned with.  With a No. 1 qualifier and a national event win under Sampey’s belt and Reed getting his groove and starting to go rounds, the Star Racing/ Precision Service Equipment Buell team is gaining steam heading into the sixth of 16 race that will take place at Route 66 Raceway this weekend.
 
Angelle Sampey is coming off a semifinal appearance in Norwalk, Ohio two weeks ago and has made it to the semifinal round or better in the last four events she’s entered in. Sampey has been to the finals at the Route 66 Nationals four times with her most recent win in 2003.
 
“I cannot wait to get to Chicago,” Sampey said. “I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited to go to a race like I am right now. It’s a combination of the fact that we’re doing well as a team, the momentum we’ve got going, and that people are questioning our abilities. That gets me really fired up to do even better than I’ve been doing. I want to get there and beat everybody.”
 
Cory Reed has been making headway with his half of the Star Racing/PSE team as well. With his first round win coming two weeks ago, Reed has gotten a taste of success and is ready to keep making moves towards the winner circle.
 
“I’m always excited to get back to the racetrack,” Reed said. “My next goal would be going to second round and getting the win this time. I feel like every race has been a step in the right direction so I think it’s rolling good. We’re going in the right direction and not backwards.”
 
Sampey and Reed will qualify at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals starting on Friday July 8 with two qualifying runs at 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Two more qualifying sessions will be on Saturday July 9th at 3:15 and 6:00 p.m. Eliminations will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday July 10th.
 
 
ANGELLE SAMPEY, STAR RACING/PSE BUELL
Last event, Norwalk: Qualified No. 6; lost in the semifinals to Andrew Hines
Last year, Chicago: Qualified No. 9; lost second round to Chip Ellis
 
CORY REED, STAR RACING/PSE BUELL
Last event, Norwalk: Qualified No. 7; lost second round to Andrew Hines
Last year, Chicago: Did not attend
 
NHRA PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE POINTS (5 of 16 races)
1. Eddie Krawiec                    557
2. Andrew Hines                     391
3. Jerry Savoie                     391
4. ANGELLE SAMPEY                   372
5. Chip Ellis                       300
6. Hector Arana                     291
7. LE Tonglet                       253
8. Matt Smith                       192
9. Scotty Pollacheck                183
10. Steve Johnson                   179
16. CORY REED                       135
 
TELEVISION:      
Saturday, July 9, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 10 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, July 10, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage at 2 p.m. (ET).
 
RACE SCHEDULE:        
FRIDAY, July 8- qualifying at 5:15 and 7:45p.m.
SATURDAY, July 9- qualifying at 3:15 and 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, July 10 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.; eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

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