Columbus: Ryan Schnitz Friday summary

Schnitz Not Happy with 12th Ryan Schnitz and the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's team got off to a disappointing start in day 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals near Columbus, Ohio. "The first round, we just kinda...

Schnitz Not Happy with 12th

Ryan Schnitz and the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's team got off to a disappointing start in day 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals near Columbus, Ohio.

"The first round, we just kinda made a pass," said Schnitz, whose Buell broke in the last race in Atlanta, leaving the team with no data for that lap. "We didn't know where to start out here with this motor."

qualifying round 1

"We improved with our second qualifier, but not as well as we should," continued Schnitz. "We're losing power on the top end. We're putting in a fresh motor and we'll see if that helps."

qualifying round 2

"We're having a problem with the chain and the sprocket and it's robbing us of some ET. We made some changes and it doesn't seem to be helping us. We're the only team who seems to be having this problem, so it must be the parts or something we're doing. It's like the chassis is flexing, but it's not. Nothing's threaded, the bike runs straight down the track and feels just like it always has. And our 60 foots have not been where we've been this year.

"We hate to change too many things at one time 'cause we still need to qualify better and go some rounds," added Schnitz. "None of this is for lack of effort, that's for sure. Everybody's doing the best they can."

-www.schnitzracing.com

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