G Squared Motorsports Opts to Skip Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals AMERICUS, GA. (July 9, 2004) - After experiencing the affect of the 40-pound weight addition imposed on the V-Twins at the Sears Craftsman Nationals, George Bryce and George...
G Squared Motorsports Opts to Skip Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals
AMERICUS, GA. (July 9, 2004) - After experiencing the affect of the 40-pound weight addition imposed on the V-Twins at the Sears Craftsman Nationals, George Bryce and George Smith of G Squared Motorsports announced today that they will not be attending the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, CO.
"It's obvious that the 40-pounds have had a greater impact than we initially thought the weight would have and we need additional time to prepare as a result of the change," said Smith. "Prior to George Bryce and I forming G Squared Motorsports, he and Jackie (Bryce) had a remarkable track record over the last 188 consecutive NHRA national event entries with 61 No. 1 qualifiers, 110 final rounds and 67 wins. The reason that the record is so good is Star Racing was more prepared than anyone else to win. We know we have an outstanding package with the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell and the S&S V-Twin engine has shown great durability and has tremendous potential. I'm not used to losing and neither is George Bryce, and it's our intent to continue the winning tradition at G Squared."
Bryce continued by saying, "Big George said it all. New projects take time to fully develop. We are committed to succeeding with this V-Twin. When we finally decided to unveil this new machine, we felt we would be competitive with it, and we are. As Big George said, the extra weight has had a significant impact, and we are continuing to work with the S&S team to maximize the performance of the Pro Stock bike. Upon returning to competition, we will help the class grow as we have several new racers interested in participating in the NHRA POWERade series."
The two George's are in Viola, WI this coming weekend meeting with the S&S Cycle R&D Department to discuss options. They will also be present at the Hot Bike S&S 124 VFI Ultimate Challenge Shootout at the Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa, with the 2003 #46 Tribute Street Pro bike doing exhibition runs.