New Vance & Hines 4-Valve Suzuki Dominates in Gatornationals Qualifying
GAINESVILLE, FL – March 14, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The new Vance & Hines 4-valve Suzuki motor had a stunning debut in qualifying sessions for the NHRA Gatornations as four bikes with the new motor qualified to race on Sunday. Angelle Sampey of the Vance & Hines/Mission Foods team qualified #1, Reed Motorsports riders Joey Gladstone qualified in the third spot and Cory Reed in seventh, and War Racing’s Jerry Savoie qualified 13th.
Sampey notched a major personal accomplishment using the new motor and Vance & Hine chassis when the three-time champion made her first-ever run of 200 MPH. Sampey is one of only six riders to hit 200 MPH and only the second female to do so. Sampey was celebrated as part of the Denso Spark Plugs 200 MPH Club on Saturday.
Eliminations at the Gainesville FL event begin this morning. NHRA races are broadcast on FS1 and FOX Sports.
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The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company’s mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company’s inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center is in Brownsville IN. Learn more about the company’s history and products at www.vanceandhines.com.
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