Denver: Ryan Schnitz Friday summary

Schnitz Mid-Pack in Denver After one round of qualifying at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Ryan Schnitz sits mid-pack on the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's Buell. Schnitz is looking to master the thin atmosphere at Bandimere Raceway near Denver, ...

Schnitz Mid-Pack in Denver

After one round of qualifying at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Ryan Schnitz sits mid-pack on the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's Buell. Schnitz is looking to master the thin atmosphere at Bandimere Raceway near Denver, Colorado, and gain ground on his rivals.

"Our first pass off the trailer was a 'Try to get some data' pass," said Ryan. "And we were able to make a small change and pick up a little bit."

"We're taking baby steps right now to try and get on this tune-up that we need to get. We're about a tenth off from (number 2 qualifier Tom) Bradford and Chip (Ellis, the number 1 qualifier), so we have some room to improve and we need to do that. The bike seems to back-half with some of the top runners, so I don't necessarily think it's a power issue. I just think we need to work on our front half-our clutch, basically, and gearing.

"We have two motors with us this weekend, and they're both fresh from the little break that we had. We're trying a few new small little things with the bike in hopes that we'll get some better performance, but right now we're not showing any of that, so we've gotta work a little harder.

Schnitz thanked Trim-Tex Drywall Products, Muzzy's, Schnitz Racing and NGK.

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