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Ellis claims first No. 1 qualifier of 2018 near St. Louis

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Chip Ellis is the No. 1 qualifier on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. This is Ellis’ first No. 1 qualifier of the season.

Ellis claimed the No. 1 spot with a 6.764 at 196.76 mph pass in the fourth session.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Chip Ellis racing on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

Chip Ellis racing on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“It is every Pro Stock Motorcycle racer dream to ride one of those Harley’s,” Ellis stated. “It is a real honor for me. I’ve wanted to be on a fast bike and they’ve certainly given me that [Saturday]. To be able to come out here and do what we’ve done is pretty awesome.”

His Harley-Davidson teammate Andrew Hines is the No. 2 qualifier. The Brownsburg, Indiana native went 6.782 at 197.74 mph.

White Alligator Racing’s Nitro Fish sponsored rider LE Tonglet is the No. 3 qualifier.  The Matairie, Louisiana native went 6.812 at 195.76 mph.

The third Harley-Davidson bike, driven by Eddie Krawiec, is the No. 4 qualifier. The Brownsburg, Indiana native went 6.820 at 195.56 mph.

Elite Performance/Denso rider Matt Smith is the No. 5 qualifier. The King, North Carolina native went 6.824 at 199.61 mph.

No. 6 Steve Johnson 6.832 196.10 mph
No. 7 Hector Arana  6.866 197.45 mph
No. 8 Hector Arana Jr. 6.869 198.99 mph
No. 9 Angelle Sampey 6.871  195.11 mph
No. 10 Jerry Savoie 6.872 195.76 mph
No. 11 Angie Smith 6.877 193.85 mph
No. 12 Scotty Pollacheck 6.893 194.35 mph
No. 13 Joey Gladstone 6.896 193.82 mph
No. 14 Jimmy Underdahl 6.925 193.35 mph
No. 15 Ryan Oehler 6.930 194.10 mph
No. 16 Mark Paquette 6.933 191.02 mph

Two bikes did not quality for the show. No. 17 qualifier Kelly Clontz went 6.493 at 192.49 mph. No. 18 qualifier Karen Stoffer, a part of the Underdahl/Stoffer Racing team, went 6.982 at 191.02 mph.


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