Englishtown: Fred Collis Saturday summary

Collis puts G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell in top half of field ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 19, 2004) -- On the strength of a 7.238 seconds pass in Saturday's next to last qualifying session, Fred Collis drove the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, powered by an...

Collis puts G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell in top half of field

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 19, 2004) -- On the strength of a 7.238 seconds pass in Saturday's next to last qualifying session, Fred Collis drove the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, powered by an S&S Cycle V-Twin, to a No. 8 qualifying positions for tomorrow's eliminations at the 35th annual NHRA K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Discount Auto.

Star Racing owner George Bryce, who along with George Smith, part owner of S&S Cycle, Incorporated, are partners in G Squared Motorsports, was excited about today's qualifying.

"We showed improvement in today's first qualifying sessions and were pleased with the final pass in the heat of the day, although the numbers didn't show what we had hoped for. Two seconds into that final run our wheel speed was the same as the 7.12 second pass last weekend in Columbus. We haven't shown our potential yet but as a team we are learning a lot," said Bryce.

Collis, who will square off against Michael Phillips in tomorrow's opening round, added, "We're learning how to tune this bike and throughout the weekend made changes that helped the bike's performance. We are in pretty good shape for tomorrow and shouldn't have to make too many changes."

Phillips qualified No. 9 with a pass of 7.241 seconds at 183.99 mph.

Eliminations for all classes get underway on Sunday at 11 a.m. Same-day television coverage of eliminations can be seen on ESPN from 5-7 p.m. All times are subject to change and reflect Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Series NHRA
Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Fred Collis , Michael Phillips