Columbus: Chip Ellis Friday summary

ELLIS ABOARD G2/S&S BUELL NO. 8 AFTER DAY 1 OF QUALIFYING HEBRON, Ohio (May 20, 2005) -- With two of four qualifying sessions completed, Chip Ellis, aboard the G Squared/S&S Cycle Buell, was No. 8 on the qualifying ladder for the...

ELLIS ABOARD G2/S&S BUELL NO. 8 AFTER DAY 1 OF QUALIFYING

HEBRON, Ohio (May 20, 2005) -- With two of four qualifying sessions completed, Chip Ellis, aboard the G Squared/S&S Cycle Buell, was No. 8 on the qualifying ladder for the 41st annual NHRA Pontiac Performance Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

Ellis recorded a pass of 7.199 seconds in the opening session this afternoon; then improved in the second session when he cruised the National Trail Raceway quarter-mile in 7.145 seconds at 183.69 mph.

"We improved a bunch in that second run," said George Bryce, who along with partner George Smith is the brain trust behind G Squared Motorsports. "We went the right way and plan to show some more of the same improvement tomorrow."

Ellis indicated that he feels his riding was back on track today. "We had a couple of good lights and I feel I handled the bike well. That gives me additional confidence going into tomorrow," he said.

The G Squared-built, S&S-powered Buell of Chris Rivas continued to make people take notice of their performance. The Mohegan Sun-backed Pro Stock Motorcycle of Rivas finished in the second slot with a run of 7.107 seconds at 181.54 mph.

Not far behind was Ryan Schnitz aboard the Muzzy-built, S&S-powered Buell. Schnitz recorded an elapsed time of 7.141 seconds, good for the No. 7 spot.

And for the second event in a row, Matt Guidera, aboard the Rocklin HD G Squared-built, S&S Cycle-powered Buell, recorded a career best E. T. when he stopped the finish line clocks at 7.279 seconds.

"G Squared Motorsports is in the business to produce and sell high performance street and competition motorcycles. Therefore, we want our bikes to do well in competition. It looks like Rivas, Schnitz and Guidera have what it takes to be successful on the NHRA POWERade series and both G Squared and S&S Cycle are proud to be part of that success," added Bryce.

-gsm-

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Series NHRA
Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Chris Rivas , Ryan Schnitz , Chip Ellis , Matt Guidera