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Friday, March 21, 2003

by Team Van Sant Racing

TEAM REPORT: Bruce Van Sant, AMA/Prostar Pro Modified


FAST FACTS

TEAM/RIDER:

Van Sant Racing, Bruce Van Sant (Pella, IA)

SPONSORS:

Advanced Fabricating Machinery, INECO Tubing Benders,
Nitrous Express, S&K Racing

SERIES/CLASS/EVENT:

AMA/Prostar Pro Modified, Z-Max World Finals (Gainesville, Fla.)

QUALIFYING:

#3, 6.94-seconds @ 189 mph

FINAL STANDINGS:

First round casualty

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The world finals was a great race as usual and with 36 Pro Mods shooting for the 16 bike field, we knew we had our work cut out for us. We came to the track with a totally new engine combination and no test runs since vansant_bruce_head_001.jpg (20336 bytes)Indy. Our first run qualified us temporarily 2nd right out of the trailer with a 6.94 and slightly wounded one cylinder. The second run finished off that cylinder but still ran a respectable 7.02. In the last session in the cold air we got the tuneup right and ran a nice conservative 6.95 and held on for number three qualifier.

Our first round was against Nathan Murray who always runs tough. A .437 reaction time got us the advantage off the line by nearly .04 seconds but the bike was slightly off pace from qualifying due to higher temeratures and our 7.08 came only .004 seconds shy of beating Nathan's 7.04.

2000 Final Points Standings - Pro Mod

1 Bill Vose 822
2 Tom Miceli 748
3 Dave Vantine 578
4 Bruce Van Sant 475
5 Steve Drake 352

RIDER QUOTE: I need to thank a dedicated crew my brother Craig, Alan Geetings, Mike Van Sant, and all the sponsors. Without them we would not have attained our goals for the season.

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