Larry Spiderman McBride News Letter
Edited By Steve and Larry
Three Cheers for Team Spiderman A.M.A./Prostar Top Fuel Champions
On 11/20/00 Larry and Steve McBride became the Top Fuel Motorcycle Champions In Gainesville, FL. Though it wasnt pretty it was a win and all the hard work and (4) engines later off. They became the winner of the race and the Champions for the season 2000. On Friday things seemed to be going well and then Larry veered right and took out the last timing cone and that run didnt count. With all the Bikes that were there it got too late to make another run so they had to wait until Saturday. On Saturday things went real well and Larry and Steve pulled of a (6.168) run at (216.19 mph) to be #2 Qualifiers. By the end of the day they ended up to stay #2 Qualifiers. With the weather always changing it was a nightmare trying to figure out a set up that would work. On Sunday the race was called because of rain. It was 80 degrees in the morning and within 20 minutes it dropped 40 degrees. Then the rain came. This was not all bad because it gave everybody time to see their friends and talk to people that have raced all year and just have a good time. As in the past the food came out and the tables were filled with the Great food from Kathie and all the friends that cane by. That is when the Great Stories and Good times are had by all. Larry, Kathie and Steve thank everybody for coming by to have a Great time. You are all very Special People.
On Monday were back to racing and In round (1), Larry and Steve get
the win with a (6.308) at (224.66mph.) Round (2) got a little better. They
got the win with a (6.12) at (226.30mph.). After that run they figured
what the heck lets by to make a (Sect) run and changed to the last engine
in the trailer, the one that took them there in Houston last year. With
the weather changing and track conditions changing it became a chance that
must be tried. Well it wasnt pretty. Larry comes up to the line with all
that horsepower, the Christmas tree comes down, Larry hammers it and goes
up in smoke, then lets out of it and hammers it again and nothing but smoke
lets out, and hits it again and some how it hooks up and goes on to win
with a (7.879) at (214.84mph).
Larry and Steve would like to give a warm and Special Thanks to Pingle
Enterprise. Kawasaki USA, Muzzys Perfomance, RedLine Synthetic Oil Corp.,Trlm-Tex,
Kibblewhite Precision Machine, Drag Specialties, Web Cams, HPC, Vanson
Leathers, Performance Machine, Beltdrives Ltd, Street & Competition,
Dayco Belts,Trac Dynamics, Simpson Race Products, Nitrous Express, APE,Arias
Racing Pistons, R&D Springs. Autolite, EK Chain, MSD, Clevite Engine
Parts, Protect All, Whipple Industries, Cometic Gaskets, B&J Transmissions,
TSP, and Carolina Cycle.