BRAINERD, Minn. (August 18, 2018) – Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion Angelle Sampey will carry the Team Liberty Racing banner on raceday at the 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Unfortunately, team owner Cory Reed failed to qualify at the event.
ANGELLE SAMPEY, PSE/TEAM LIBERTY RACING BUELL
Q1: 6.960, 192.17
Q2: 6.971, 192.58
Q3: 7.010, 192.80
Q4: 6.998, 190.32
Qualified: No. 10
First Round Opponent: Joey Gladstone
“We tested at Mooresville Dragway in North Carolina earlier this week and I think that made all the difference in the world,” Sampey said. “My good buddy Chip Ellis came out and helped Ken Johnson, Derrell Mullis, and I a bunch and I’m really thankful he came out to help us. We’re No. 10 in the points right now and Joey is on the outside looking in, but I think we’ve got the bike to beat this weekend. I think we have a good chance of going rounds tomorrow.”
CORY REED, FIREADE/TEAM LIBERTY RACING BUELL
Q1: 7.146, 185.36
Q2: No Time
Q3: 7.040, 191.02
Q4: 7.070, 191.35
Sunday, Aug. 19, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at noon (ET).
Sunday, Aug. 19, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).