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Second Straight Team McBride Final

Team McBride riders, Larry McBride and Jimmy Brantley respectively advanced to their second consecutive final of the season at the AMA/Prostar MTC Elmer Trett Nationals from Atlanta, GA, April 1st-2nd.

“It’s incredible to have it happen two races in a row,” McBride said. “I feel very fortunate. Without our great sponsors, we couldn’t do it.”

“It was an awesome race for the team,” Brantley said. “Larry and Steve put together two incredible motorcycles.”

Like their first meeting a month ago in Valdosta, GA, it was veteran McBride who took the win. This time McBride defeated his teammate with a 6.08 at 229 mph to Brantley’s 6.24 at 210 mph.

“I’m a little more accustomed to running Atlanta than Jimmy,” McBride said. “The shutdown is a little short and Jimmy shut it off right at about 1000 feet. He’s doing a great job. Riding one of these things isn’t easy.”

McBride was the top qualifier and ran a new Atlanta Dragway track record on Saturday with a 5.87 at 233 mph.

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“I think Elmer was riding with me,” McBride said. “The wind was blowing pretty hard but as soon as we went to make our runs all the wind went away. It was a great run. It was straight as an arrow and the conditions were prefect.”

Brantley qualified in the No. 2 spot with a 6.06 at 225 mph. On race day Brantley chopped his way through the full eight bike bracket by defeating Ray Cason and Ron Webb with ETs of 6.28 and 6.31.

McBride got by a broke Paul Richardson in round No. 1 with a 7.56 and defeated former Funny Bike champion Travis Davis in round No. 2 with a 6.16.

“It was great to have the Funny Bikes racing with us,” McBride said. “The ones that came over were all good guys.”

Next up for Team McBride is the Lucas Oil Spring Nationals from McBride’s home track, Virginia Motorsports Park, in Dinwiddie, VA, May 6th-7th.

The team thanked; Pingel Enterprise, Trim-Tex Drywall Products, Drag Specialties-Parts Unlimited, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation as well as his other sponsors:

Vance & Hines Motorsports, PR Factory Store, Muzzys Performance, Web-Cam, Kibblewhite Precision Machine, Vanson Leathers, Performance Machine, Belt Drives Ltd, Street & Competition, Traci Dynamics, Simpson Race Products, Nitrous Express, APE, EK Chain, Arias Pistons, R/D Spring Corp, Autolite, MSD, Protect ALL, Whipple Industries, Cometic Gaskets, B&J Transmission, Carolina Cycle, L.A. Sleeve, PJ1 Nology Engineering, Mickey Thompson Tires, Corbin Seats, Stark Masonry, and Valco


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