Jerry Savoie rode his Savoie’s Alligator Farm Suzuki to a 6.915 at 194.13 to defeat Andrew Hines in the Pro Stock Motorcycle final round for his second win of the season, sixth of his career, and first in Las Vegas.
“To do what we did here, we been working hard,” Savoie said. “Tim [Kulungian] went back to the shop and looked at a bunch of notes and got on a dyno and an engine we had back home and did some work. It’s like football and anything else; the harder you work, the better you get. It all came together this weekend. No. 1 qualifier every round, and we got a fast motorcycle. It’s going to be very, very interesting when we get to Pomona.”
Savoie defeated Scotty Pollacheck, LE Tonglet, and Matt Smith in the early rounds and is now three points behind Harley-Davidson teammates Hines and Eddie Krawiec, who are tied for the points lead.
The final race of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Auto Club NHRA Finals, will be Nov. 10-13 in Pomona.
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE (following the 15 of 16 events)
|1t.||Eddie Krawiec||Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson||2509|
|1t.||Andrew Hines||Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson||2509|
|3.||Jerry Savoie||Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki||2506|
|4.||Angelle Sampey||Precision Service Equipment Buell||2399|
|5.||Chip Ellis||PiranaZ Buell||2359|
|6.||LE Tonglet||Nitro Fish Suzuki||2340|
|7.||Cory Reed||Precision Service Equipment Buelli||2281|
|8.||Matt Smith||Nitro Fish Victory||2277|
|9.||Hector Arana Sr.||Lucas Oil Buell||2245|
|10.||Hector Arana Jr.||Lucas Oil Buell||2236|
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