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G Squared Motorsports Race Equipment Partially Recovered Team to Race at Brainerd BRAINERD, Minn. (August 9, 2005) -- G Squared Motorsports is elated to announce the recovery of most of the critical racing components stolen last week in...

G Squared Motorsports Race Equipment Partially Recovered
Team to Race at Brainerd

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 9, 2005) -- G Squared Motorsports is elated to announce the recovery of most of the critical racing components stolen last week in Omaha, Neb. George Smith reported, "We are still sorting out the extent of the success. Although we're missing all of our tools, the golf cart, two pit bikes and many other valuable items, we wish to report that the NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle, three S&S Pro Stock engines and assorted spare parts, a new complete Kosman Buell rolling chassis, and the "Gangster" motorcycle are back in the possession of G2."

The police investigation is ongoing and they will continue to try to locate the remaining missing items.

"Over the weekend, due to intensive police work, local law enforcement authorities recovered one of the S&S Pro Stock engines and the modified 2004 Dyna Superglide street bike", said Smith. "Then on Monday, August 8th, key bikes and parts were anonymously returned to G Squared. We don't know any of the details, but we're really happy to have the G Squared S&S Pro Stock race bike and engines back."

"We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the Omaha and surrounding area law enforcement agencies, the media and many individuals throughout the country that have assisted with this recovery."

Chip Ellis, G Squared team member and rider of the G2 S&S NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle, has spent the last week in Omaha trying to recover the racing transporter contents. Said Ellis, "I want to thank the Sarpy County Sheriff's office and the Iowa Highway Patrol - those guys have been great and gone out of their way to help us out. I especially want to thank Chris Rueter (local resident and former NHRA Pro Stock racer and friend of the Bryce's) for letting me stay at his house the past week and taking good care of me and driving me all over the area looking for the rig and it's contents."

George Bryce thanked their many supporters, "Due to overwhelming support and help from our contacts on the internet, the NHRA, law enforcement personnel, our competitors and all our friends around the country, we have recovered about 75% of our racing equipment. I also want to thank Chip Ellis for hanging in there. This probably has been the longest and most frustrating week in Chip's life, but he didn't give up and his commitment to our team really paid off."

Bryce continued, "G Squared and Chip Ellis will attend NHRA Brainerd as scheduled. We had accepted Rocklin Harley Davidson's gracious offer to use Matt Guidera's bike, but will now explore the possibility of racing out of our own rig. We're still missing a lot of stuff and we've got to take inventory and figure out the best way to proceed. Since the thousands of dollars worth of tools that we've accumulated over the years are gone, for example, we have to come up with a plan on how to service the bike once we get to the track. We still have a lot of work to do to get the race team operational again."

Jackie Bryce summed it up, "I feel like a miracle has occurred and our prayers have been answered. This season has been an emotional roller coaster - Ken Johnson's devastating injury, the theft and recovery of our transporter, and now the return of the Pro Stock bike and engines. Throughout it all, we've received constant calls and e-mails of support and encouragement. The offer to help from the other teams shows you how great the racing family is. We still have a lot of rebuilding to do, but we will all pull together and be stronger than ever."

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Series NHRA
Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Chip Ellis , Matt Guidera