Englishtown: G2 Motorsports Friday notes

RIVAS ON PROVISIONAL POLE AFTER FIRST QUALIFYING DAY IN ENGLISHTOWN ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 20, 2008 - Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V-Twin to his best quarter-mile elapsed time (e.t.) enroute to capturing the...

RIVAS ON PROVISIONAL POLE AFTER FIRST QUALIFYING DAY IN ENGLISHTOWN

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 20, 2008 - Chris Rivas rode the G2 Motorsports/Drag Specialties/S&S Cycle V-Twin to his best quarter-mile elapsed time (e.t.) enroute to capturing the provisional pole after the first day of qualifying for Sunday's Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals here at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

A first-round run of 6.932 seconds at 191.21 miles per hour earned the 41-year-old Fresno, Calif., native the top spot after today's two qualifying sessions. Rivas followed up this initial round with a lap of 6.940 seconds. at 191.13- mph, the second quickest he has traveled the quarter mile since joining the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle series in 2005.

"This is a fast track and after what we did in Chicago, I thought we would run well here," he said referring to his win at the last event in the series. "After Chicago, I told the guys, don't touch the bike. We did not hurt one thing in Chicago, and if they didn't change what they were doing, I wouldn't change what I was doing.

"The team, led by (crew chief) George Smith along with Ken Johnson and Derrell Mullis, just made some adjustments, but basically we ran what we won with in Chicago."

Rivas will attempt to hold onto the number one position tomorrow during the final two qualifying rounds and earn his second consecutive, as well as second career, pole position for Sunday's race.

-credit: g2m

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Series NHRA
Drivers George Smith , Chris Rivas