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Cycle News 2013 Issue 17 April 30

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ROUND 3/APRIL 28, 2013 ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY/HOUSTON, TEXAS P78 HAT TRICK DRAG RACING NHRA PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP BY KEVIN MCKENNA PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC GEWERTZ I t has been more than five months since Lucas Oil Buell's Hector Arana last lost a round of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition. Arana went winless during the 2012 season, but is a perfect three-for-three in 2013 following his latest win against Sovereign/Star Buell's Scotty Pollacheck at the O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston. "To start the season with three wins is awesome," Arana Jr. said. "Of all three races, this is the most nervous I've been because I know how hard it is to keep going. There are so many excellent riders out here and you always think about what could go HECTOR ARA SO FAR WITH STRAIGHT NH wrong." Duplicating his performance from the Charlotte round a week earlier, Arana Jr. qualified number one with a 6.87. It was the 12th time in his 35-race career that he's taken the top spot. Arana carried that momentum over to race day where he was consistently quick in his wins over his father, Hector Sr., Shawn Gann,

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