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G Squared Motorsports (Chip Ellis and Matt Smith): POWERade Championship Points and Ringers Gloves Battle After the completion of the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals (Sept. 16-18) at Maple Grove Raceway just outside Reading, Penn., the following ...

G Squared Motorsports (Chip Ellis and Matt Smith): POWERade Championship Points and Ringers Gloves Battle

After the completion of the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals (Sept. 16-18) at Maple Grove Raceway just outside Reading, Penn., the following reflect the point status (Championship and Bonus) of Chip Ellis and Matt Smith:

2005 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle point standing:
Ellis No. 6 after Reading, Smith No. 12

Two races remain on this year's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule for Pro Stock Motorcycle, with a maximum of 276 points available. Or said another way, any Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor who is more than 276 points behind the leader cannot win the championship.

With a semifinal round appearance at Reading, Ellis, who rides the G Squared/S&S Buell is now No. 6 in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship point standings. He now has 751 points, 215 points behind the leader Andrew Hines.

After his second race for G Squared Motorsports, Smith, aboard the G2/Red Line Oil/Torco Racing Fuels/Skull Gear Buell with power supplied by S&S Cycles, left Reading No. 12 in the point standings. He now has accumulated 523 points and is 443 points behind Hines and 120 out of the top ten.

Points system for the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: There is a maximum of 138 points available in each professional category at each national event. Competitors in the four professional categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle) earn points at the 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national events (15 events for Pro Stock Motorcycle) as follows: Qualifying Position: No. 1 (8 points); No. 2 (7); No. 3 (6); No. 4 (5); Nos. 5-6 (4); Nos.7-8 (3); Nos. 9-12 (2); and Nos. 13-16 (1). The 16 qualifiers earn eliminations rounds points as follows: 100 points for winner of category; 80 points to the runner-up; 60 points to the semifinal round losers; 40 points to the quarterfinal round losers; and 20 points to first-round losers. Additional points are awarded as follows: 10 to all professional competitors in each professional category making at least one qualifying run during a national event and 20 to the professional competitor in each professional category that leaves that national event with the elapsed-time national record (which was set at that national event).

The top ten in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle point standings are: 1.) Andrew Hines (966 points); 2.) GT Tonglet (924 points: -42 behind Hines); 3.) Angelle Sampey (817: -149); 4.) Antron Brown (815: -151); 5.) Ryan Schnitz (786: -180); 6.) Chip Ellis (751: -215); 7.) Karen Stoffer (695: -271); 8.) Gino Scali (686: -280); 9.) Steve Johnson (659: -307); and 10.) Craig Treble (643: -323).

2006 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle:

Smith No. 2, Ellis third

Chip Ellis took his S&S-powered Buell to a runner-up position at the 2005 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle, which was held over last Labor Day weekend at Indy in conjunction with the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.

Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors started earning qualifying points for the 2006 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle at the 2005 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. The 2006 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle will be contested as a special bonus event during the prestigious 2006 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The eight riders who accumulate the most qualifying points during the 15-race Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle series, which concludes at the 2006 O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park, earns a berth in the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle . Points system for the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle: Riders earned points for the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle based on their qualifying position at the 15 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events that feature Pro Stock Bike competition. Each position is worth the following points: No. 1 -- 175; No. 2 -- 165; No. 3 -- 155; No. 4 -- 145; No. 5 -- 140; No. 6 -- 135; No. 7 -- 130; No. 8 -- 125; No. 9 -- 120; No. 10 -- 115; No. 11 -- 110; No. 12 -- 105; No. 13 -- 100; No. 14 -- 95; No. 15 -- 90; No. 16 -- 85.

The top eight qualifiers for the 2006 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle are: 1.) Andrew Hines (350 points); 2.) Matt Smith (320); 3.) Chip Ellis (295); 4.) Tie: Antron Brown and Angelle Sampey (285 each); 6.) GT Tonglet (280); 7.) Ryan Schnitz (270); 8.) Steve Johnson (255).

NEXT RACE:

The next event for Chip Ellis, Matt Smith and G Squared Motorsports is the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which unfolds October 22-25, the 14th of 15 national events for Pro Stock Motorcycles on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional qualifying begins on Oct. 23 and concludes on Oct. 24, with two qualifying sessions each day. Eliminations are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25.

G SQUARED MOTORSPORTS:

G Squared Motorsports is a joint business venture between George Bryce and George Smith. G Squared Motorsports can be seen on the web at www.g2motorsports.net. G Squared Motorsports can also be reached by e-mail at g2motorsports@bellsouth.net. S&S Cycle website can be viewed at www.sscycle.com.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Craig Treble , George Bryce , Karen Stoffer , George Smith , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Steve Johnson , GT Tonglet , Chip Ellis , Angelle Sampey , Matt Smith