Canadian “Milkman” Delivers in Qatar

By:  Josh Hachat
Abbotsord’s Terry “Milkman” Schweigert rolled to a huge PXM victory in Qatar during first round one of Arabian Drag Racing League circuit….

Terry Schweigert was so close so many times in 2010, finishing as a runner-up in four different Pro Extreme Motorcycle races in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL).    After Friday, Schweigert likes this side of the winner’s circle much better.
In Round One of the Arabian Drag Racing League at Qatar Race Club, Schweigert was impressive, breaking into the win column by running a 4.14 in the finals to soak in the spoils of his first championship moment in either the ADRL or the Arabian Series.

BC's Terry Schweigert celebrates in the Middle East.

“This is just incredible. What an awesome experience,” said Schweigert, who finished second in points in the ADRL in 2010. “This is just unbelievable. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. We’re just sitting in our room with the trophy on our mantle. This trip is already worth it.”
Seven races remain in the Arabian series that runs through February, but Schweigert is already beaming after just one week.
Schweigert was consistent over the entire two-day race, qualifying in the top spot with a 4.19 on Thursday.  A day later, the Canadian standout was even better.
In a first round win, Schweigert ran a 4.18 and posted an identical time in the second round to meet fellow ADRL PXM rider Rob Hunnicutt in the final.
Schweigert finished off a flawless Friday with a 4.14, posting a personal-best 60-foot time of 1.01. The run also gave Schweigert the new PXM record for the Arabian series.
“The finals was a good race and the bike is just running good, consistent numbers,” Schweigert said. “It went straight and it was just great. We’re all very, very happy. I definitely consider this an ADRL win for sure. It’s just incredible.”
Even Hunnicutt wasn’t overly disappointed, finishing runner-up in a 12-bike field that was pared to eight for eliminations. Hunnicutt went 4.23 in first and second round wins, but couldn’t chase down Schweigert in the finals.