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Team McBride doubles in Memphis

Of the four AMA/Prostar races contested thus far this season, the result in Top Fuel has been the same each time - Team Spiderman riders, Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Jimmy “The Hulk” Brantley No. 1 and No. 2.

At the tour’s most recent event, The Schnitz Memphis Blues Nationals from Memphis, TN, June 10-11, McBride finished the weekend, which also contested the rain-delayed Lucas Oil Nationals from early May, by garnering both victories with Brantley taking home two runner-ups.

It was McBride’s first opportunity for the elusive double since he achieved the feat back at the St. Louis race of 2004.

“It’s another storybook season,” said McBride, who went undefeated in 2004 before health problems forced him out of competition for most of the 2005 campaign. “This time it’s even better because Jimmy is running so well. We had some problems with his bike at this event, but I fully expect him to be in the winner’s circle soon.”

McBride qualified on the pole with a stellar 6.03 at over 220 mph at what proved to be a difficult track to tune to.

“The temperature was over 100 degrees and the track temperature was over 140 degrees,” McBride said. “We had never really run in conditions like this and we didn’t have much data to tune from.”

Despite the adverse conditions McBride and Brantley marched to yet another final, where McBride defeated Brantley with a 6.11 at 236 mph to Brantley’s 6.47 at 220 mph.

“Wining is always great but we would have liked to run a little better,” McBride said. “The track was pretty slick in the heat.”
Currently McBride and Brantley are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the point series heading into the tour’s next stop, July 15-16, at Norwalk Raceway Park.

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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