Columbus: Ryan Schnitz final summary

Schnitz Trees Hines, Comes up Short 15th qualifier Ryan Schnitz came oh-so-close to knocking off number 2 Andrew Hines in round 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the NHRA event at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio. "I cut a...

Schnitz Trees Hines, Comes up Short

15th qualifier Ryan Schnitz came oh-so-close to knocking off number 2 Andrew Hines in round 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle competition at the NHRA event at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio.

"I cut a good light, had a good front half, and he didn't pass us until about 100-150 feet before the finishline," Schnitz said about the race with Hines. "The left lane (which Hines was in) was probably two hundredths quicker than the right. That's why you qualify well, so you can take advantage of that first round."

Schnitz feels the team made some gains on the driveline problems they were having on Friday. "We switched to a 530 chain from the 630 that we were running. It's better, but it's still not right. We'll just keep at it and keep working.

"I think we found most of the problems we've been struggling with. Now we just have to fine-tune that. But I have confidence that we're gonna do really well at Chicago.

"I want to thank Kurt Matte for filling in as a mechanic this week. I appreciated his input and am looking forward to having him do it again."

Ryan Schnitz and the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's Buell race next June 9-11 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.

-www.schnitzracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Kurt Matte