McBride to ride for Karl Klement/Rush Racing at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals
Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Angie McBride will ride Karl Klement’s Buell at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec.
McBride, fiancée of former world champion Matt Smith, has been competing sporadically on the tour this year aboard one of Smith’s bikes and hopes that the Dallas audition might lead to a more full-time role for 2010.
“I’m excited because this may be a stepping-stone to the future,” said McBride. “Hopefully it is.”
Smith built and mounted the engine in the bike that formerly was ridden by Peggy Llewellyn and Angelle Sampey.
“It’s going to be a challenge, but I am going to go to the track and ride Karl’s bike,” she said. “If I keep that focus, I think we will do well. You have to keep focused on the job at hand. It’s about getting the bike down the track. Thank you Karl and Kim Klement and Rush Racing for providing this opportunity.”
Although Klement, who parked his operation for this season due to business demands, still is undecided about 2010, he has been active this year in that he has provided some teams with engines to gauge the competitiveness of his parts.
“By the end of the year and January, I’ll know where I am at,” he said. “For Rush Racing and Doc’s Harley-Davidson, we’re really excited about getting out there again.”
Klement also is excited about having McBride on his team. “All she needs is a little opportunity and seat time,” he said. “She can win. She is very capable of being a winner.”
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