en route to Sonoma
Though Team Trim-Tex
didn't take the win at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals,
they maintained the Pro Stock Bike championship points lead
thanks to a No. 5 qualifying spot and an advance to the semifinals
Now after a brief
break between events, driver Geno Scali is ready again for
action. Next up is the Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma,
CA, August 1-3. Scali, who unfortunately red lit in the third
round at Denver in his run against Blaine Hale, who went on
to win his first NHRA event, had some time to think about
the race and mentally prepare for the upcoming Sonoma event.
Following the Denver
race, he unwound with his wife, Donna, his in-laws, and even
the team crew chief, Earl Deglopper, at the Aspen Canyon Ranch
in Parshall, CO. At the dude ranch, Scali rode horses and
took in the scenic and serene countryside. He was also able
to continue his relaxation streak, which started even before
the race ended.
"On race days
I've been so busy taking care of things and focused on the
upcoming runs, that I haven't been able to spend as much time
with the fans as I would like. At Denver I started to enjoy
things more and then got to spend time with my family at the
ranch. It's like being in God's country out there," Scali
Now Scali is heading
toward Sonoma on his personal touring motorcycle, taking back
roads as he goes. When he arrives at Infineon Raceway later
this week, he'll be fully ready for any challenge Sonoma throws
at him. "The entire team has had a chance to recoup,
so we'll all physically and mentally ready. Going into this
second half of the season, we have to focus on consistency.
If my second half is anything like my first half, it's going
to be fun and quite an adventure," he said.
The Pro Stock Bike
class has its first qualifying round at approximately 3 p.m.
(PST) Friday, August