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Schnitz Squeaks into Atlanta Show "Well, we're qualified," said Ryan Schnitz, who was hoping for more on his Trim-Tex/Rob Muzzy Racing Buell, but also felt lucky to be in the show at all in 16th spot. Schnitz qualified number 1 in the NHRA ...

Schnitz Squeaks into Atlanta Show

"Well, we're qualified," said Ryan Schnitz, who was hoping for more on his Trim-Tex/Rob Muzzy Racing Buell, but also felt lucky to be in the show at all in 16th spot. Schnitz qualified number 1 in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Gainesville season opener and would, of course, prefer to lead the field into raceday here as well.

"We put a fresh motor in for the third round this morning," said Schnitz. "But the timing plate came loose to the point where the ignition couldn't tell where the crank was and shut the bike off.

"We needed to get the data from that run, which we didn't get. But we got some of that in the last round. It was a nice clean pass in the left lane, which from what we've seen is not the best lane for Pro Stock Motorcycles."

"We're not sure right now what the problem is," continued Schnitz. "I believe it's some fuel injection tuning that we need to adjust for. Rob wants to make sure we're not getting bad data from anywhere, or that our motors are going away. Tomorrow we'll make some tuning changes and, as long as the weather holds out (the forecast is for rain), we'll see if we can outrun the #1 qualifier (Antron Brown).

"But tomorrow is supposed to be completely different, much cooler and more humid. We'll probably have to look through some notes from last year for a set-up. We'll see. We'll get it."

Schnitz was excited that Trim-Tex boss Joe Koenig made the trip to Atlanta. "We're working really hard to make a nice impression on Joe, and so far we haven't done a very good job with that!" said Schnitz. "But he knows what we're about. And he's offered us some suggestions from his seven years of racing, which is good. He's got some really great ideas. It might help us with our consistency and make us quicker, faster, and get some wins under our belt."

-www.schnitzracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Rob Muzzy , Antron Brown , Ryan Schnitz , Joe Koenig