Pollacheck claims second PSM No. 1 qualifier of his career

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Strutmasters.com Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Scotty Pollacheck has picked up his second career No. 1 qualifier. He was able to add a No. 1 qualifier in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the historic Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. 

The Oregon native went 6.789 at 200.29 mph to claim the top spot. He broke the track speed record with the pass.

Strutmasters.com Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Scotty Pollacheck racing on Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
Scotty Pollacheck racing on Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“It’s been an awesome day, going 200 mph, getting the No. 1 spot and getting to race in the final round of the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle,” said Pollacheck, who also earned the fourth and final spot in the DENSO 200 mph club. “It’s already been an awesome weekend and this has been a really good day for us.”

Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec is the No. 2 qualifier. The Danville, Indiana native went 6.790 at 199.76 mph for the second spot.

Matt Smith Racing/Denso sponsored rider Matt Smith is the No. 3 qualifier. The King, North Carolina native went 6.792 at 199.76 mph.

Pro Stock Motorcycle ladder:

– Scotty Pollacheck vs. Michael Phillips

– Eddie Krawiec vs. Marc Ingwersen

– Matt Smith vs. Jim Underdahl

– Steve Johnson vs. Chris Bostick

– Angie Smith vs. Jerry Savoie

– Andrew Hines vs. John Hall

– Hector Arana Jr. vs. Cory Reed

– Angelle Sampey vs. Ryan Oehler

Three PSM drivers did not qualify for this event. This includes Kelly Clontz, David Barron, and Ron Tornow.

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