Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Sampey survives Hurricane Katrina
After taking refuge a safe distance away from
“It’s been hard connecting with Angelle given the lack of phone service down there, but we did get the information that she was fine and that she was going to drive on up to Indy,” said teammate Antron Brown. “Obviously, we were all quite concerned for her and her family.”
Having received the positive news about his teammate, Brown quickly turned his attention to a race he’s captured twice over his career.
“It never gets old winning Indy, let me tell you,” said Brown, who beat Shawn Gann in the finals last year. “It’s the biggest race of the year, so you want to win it as often as you can. Frankly, we could use another win this year since we’re still in the thick of the title hunt.”
Brown heads for Indy sitting in third-place in the standings, 104 points removed from the top spot.
Beyond the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Brown and Sampey will also compete in the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle on Saturday. The race within a race is for the top eight qualifiers covering a 15-race stretch that ended two weeks ago at the O’Reilly Mid-South Nationals in
Brown, who is seeded second, and Sampey, the fifth seed, will be shooting for the $15,000 champion’s check, along with an opportunity to grab the NHRA’s “double up” bonus should a rider go on to win the U.S. Nationals as well.
“We’d like to make it a very profitable weekend all the way around the horn,” added Brown.
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