Team Liberty Racing Qualifying Wrap-Up: U.S. Nationals

Angelle Sampey and Joey Gladstone both qualified after five rounds of intense qualifying at the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Gladstone remained in the No. 10 spot throughout qualifying while Sampey jumped into the top 16 in dramatic fashion in the last qualifying session at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

ANGELLE SAMPEY, PSE/TEAM LIBERTY RACING BUELL
Q1: 7.091, 191.29
Q2: 7.009, 191.73
Q3: 6.977, 193.21
Q4: 7.018, 192.44
Q5: 6.940, 195.11
Qualified: No. 11
First Round Opponent: Andrew Hines

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“I felt like that was going to be the last run I ever made,” Sampey said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen next year and if I wasn’t sure if we would qualify or if we would go to the Countdown races if I didn’t get into the top ten. It’s really emotional but I decided to calm myself and enjoy that run just in case it was my last run. I had all the confidence in the world in Larry Morgan’s power and my crew chiefs Ken [Johnson] and Derrell [Mullis] but I was just preparing myself mentally for it just in case. When I got to the top end and they told me I got in, it was super emotional.”

JOEY GLADSTONE, YELLOW CORN BUELL
Q1: 6.941, 193.71
Q2: 7.153, 192.11
Q3: 6.937, 194.07
Q4: 6.974, 191.84
Q5: 6.958, 193.05
Qualified: No. 10
First Round Opponent: Mark Paquette

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“This weekend has surpassed my expectations,” Gladstone said. “We’re working really well together and I’m really happy we got Angelle in the show too. We’re making good decisions and we’re making sensible decisions. We’re learning something new every pass and I feel really good about our raceday tomorrow.”

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