Denver: Ryan Schnitz Saturday summary

Schnitz Improves to 5th Ryan Schnitz jumped up to 5th in the qualifying order in the second day of timed runs for the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado. Ryan's first pass of the day was a pretty good one...

Schnitz Improves to 5th

Ryan Schnitz jumped up to 5th in the qualifying order in the second day of timed runs for the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado. Ryan's first pass of the day was a pretty good one on the Trim-Tex/Muzzy's Buell, and put the team in contention with the rest of the frontrunners.

qualifying round 3
5th Ryan Schnitz right lane 7.435 at 179.80 mph

In the final round, a bolt came out of the ram that connects to the air-shifter lever and Ryan was out of the throttle early. "We checked out the transmission and it all looks good," reported Schnitz.

qualifying round 4
5th Ryan Schnitz left lane 7.937 at 134.11 mph

"We did our normal, routine, Saturday night maintenance and we're ready for first round," continued Ryan, who faces G.T. Tonglet when racing starts on Sunday. Ryan beat Tonglet once last year, but lost to him twice on redlights.

"There's really no reason why we can't run a .30 here. We still have room for improvement in the front half of the track. I think we could use a better clutch setup to gives us less initial spin and more wheel speed through first gear."

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