Englishtown: Ryan Schnitz final summary

Schnitz Advances to Second Round Ryan Schnitz and the the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's team would love to have followed their Chicago NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle win with another in Englishtown, but they lost to eventual runner-up Karen Stoffer in round 2....

Schnitz Advances to Second Round

Ryan Schnitz and the the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's team would love to have followed their Chicago NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle win with another in Englishtown, but they lost to eventual runner-up Karen Stoffer in round 2. The highlight of the day for Schnitz was when he again beat champion Andrew Hines in the opening round. Ryan also beat Hines in the semis last week.

Stoffer was quicker at the tree, but fell behind by the 60 feet block and stayed behind 'til the last 320. "The motor kind of laid over a little bit," said Schnitz. "That was probably worth about a hundredth and maybe the win. But there's nothing we can really do about it now. We got our asses handed to us."

"Like I said yesterday, 'If we raced 60 feet we'd be bad ass,'" said crewman Kurt Matte.

"We were winning 'til we lost," joked Rob Muzzy.

"There was room for me to cut a better light, even with our .15 to her .14," said Ryan. "It was a small mistake on my part, but we also had some fueling issues on the top end. But we kind of have an idea now what this motor likes in hot air versus cool air. It's the same motor we ran in Chicago when it was cool, and here it's really hot. So we just learned more data, more information."

Schnitz went back to eating the steaks that were being served in the Muzzy trailer. "You should see what we eat when we win," added Muzzy.

Ryan thanked Trim-Tex Drywall Products, Muzzy's, Schnitz Racing, Bates Leathers, and NGK.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Rob Muzzy , Karen Stoffer , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Kurt Matte