Englishtown: Fred Collis final summary

Learning curve continues for G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 20, 2004) -- The learning curve continues for Fred Collis and the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, powered by an S&S Cycle V-Twin. Collis advanced to the second round at...

Learning curve continues for G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 20, 2004) -- The learning curve continues for Fred Collis and the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, powered by an S&S Cycle V-Twin.

Collis advanced to the second round at the 35th annual NHRA K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Discount Auto before losing to Andrew Hines aboard the Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley Davidson V-Rod.

"I'm very pleased thus far because the team has exceeded our goals at this point. The G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell is gaining on them," said George Smith, part owner of S&S Cycle, Incorporated, who along with Star Racing owner George Bryce are partners in G Squared Motorsports.

Collis, who had elapsed times of 7.179 seconds and 7.120 seconds in eliminations, was pleased with today's results.

"We gave it our best effort and we're gaining on them," said Collis. "We had an opportunity to win that race with Hines all the way up to the 1000-foot mark. I'm excited about our performance and we'll just take what we've got to St. Louis and go after them there."

"The learning curve is advancing. It looks like we are right in between the two V-Rods. Because of the potential we feel we have in this bike, it was somewhat disappointing to qualify No. 8 but Fred did a great job on the bike," said Bryce.

"We were second-quickest of the second round today. I know that's kind of like being a bridesmaid. In our case it was the wrong round to run Andrew (Hines) as he had the quickest E.T. of the round. But it happened that way due to the way we qualified.

"We didn't tear up anything this weekend. We really didn't have to make any adjustments to the bike except for clutch, timing and jetting. Other than that, the V-Twin engine from S&S Cycle is an unbelievable power plant to be so fast and so reliable. I'm very proud of the guys at S&S and everyone on this team thanks you."

With six more passes on the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, the team now moves to St. Louis and the eighth annual NHRA Sears Craftsman Nationals at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill.

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Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Fred Collis