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Sonoma Pre-Race Report

NHRA Sonoma Event Highlights: 

  • Four-time event champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Three-time runner-up
    • 2017
    • 2004, 2006 (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier
    • 2008, 2015

2017 Sonoma Recap:
Qualified fourth; Event runner-up (defeated Troy Buff in E1, Scott Palmer in E2, Terry McMillen in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4)

Last event (Denver):
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Scott Palmer in E1)

2018 Season Statistics:
13 round wins; ranked sixth in points

Career Statistics:
396 races; 65 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)

Quotable:
“We’re going to Sonoma where it’s always been a good race for us. It’s always been a good race to break out and that’s where we need to start, and just get the ball on our side and in our court. It all starts in qualifying – we have to qualify better, first, and that takes care of itself. When you qualify in the top three spots, it makes it a lot easier and better, so that’s the game plan. This kind of a season we’ve had so far is not something we’re used to. We’ve just got to fight and we know what we’ve got to do and we know what’s at hand. Our main focus is to be ready when we get to the Countdown and that hasn’t changed from day one this season.”

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