CORDELE, Ga. (August 29, 2017) – In the last race of the regular season, Team Liberty Racing’s Cory Reed and Angelle Sampey plan on using the 63rd Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals as the catalyst to get them into the top ten in points so they can contend for the championship at the end of the 2017 season.
Cory Reed at the U.S. Nationals
Reed clinched his spot in the Countdown to the Championship for the first time in his career in 2016
Went to his first career semifinals at Indy event after defeating Steve Johnson and teammate Angelle Sampey in 2016
Qualified No. 8 at last year’s event – his third top-half qualifying position of his young start in Pro Stock Motorcycle
“I had to race my way into the top ten at Indy and this year is no different,” Reed said. “We’ve been working on our PSE/Team Liberty Racing Victory Magnums nonstop since we hurt our motors in Brainerd but if our engines can run like we think they can, we have a shot at this. It be a long shot but it’s still a shot.”
Angelle Sampey at the U.S. Nationals
Sampey won the U.S. Nationals in 2001 and 2002 over Shawn Gann.
Runner-ups for the Louisiana-native came in 1998 and 1999 against Matt Hines and 2006 against Matt Smith.
No. 1 Qualifier in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2016
Last year’s performance: qualified No. 1; lost second round to Cory Reed
“We weren’t sure if our team was going to get everything repaired by Indy until a few days ago,” Sampey admitted. “We want to do this right and we want to perform well. I’ve had some success at Lucas Oil Raceway over the years and it’d be nice to tap into that this year and try to get us in the top ten and go for that championship.”