Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
Rivas No. 1 after Friday qualifying
Rivas, competing at his home track, drove the G2 Motorsports Drag Specialties S&S Cycle V-Twin motorcycle to an elapsed time of 6.987 seconds at 188.65 mph. It was the category’s only run under seven seconds.
“We have a fast bike,” said Rivas, of
Cool work from the G2 crew, George Smith and Ken Johnson, enabled Rivas to make his run after the engine stalled at the starting line. It took several minutes before the engine re-fired and Rivas didn’t waste the opportunity.
He could solidify his third No. 1 starting spot of the season when qualifying concludes Saturday with two more runs. Cooler morning air is expected to make the first session the best of the weekend.
“I feel good about tomorrow,” added Rivas. “I don’t think our 6.98 is going to stand.” But he plans to run better, too.
Rivas was low qualifier at Chicago and
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