G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell Receives Best Engineering Award HEBRON, Ohio, (June 13, 2004) - After months of hard work, Star Racing and G Squared Motorsports debuted their S&S powered V-twin Buell at the 40th annual NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals...
G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell Receives Best Engineering Award
HEBRON, Ohio, (June 13, 2004) - After months of hard work, Star Racing and G Squared Motorsports debuted their S&S powered V-twin Buell at the 40th annual NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
To the delight of everyone involved with the project, the bike performed well by qualifying No. 2 (7.12 sec.) and was awarded the Hedman Hedders-sponsored NHRA Columbus event Best Engineered Vehicle award, which is selected from all the vehicles (over 500) attending the event. (See attached photo.)
"This is the first time in NHRA for Star Racing and S&S Cycle to get a Best Engineered vehicle award," said Star Racing owner George Bryce, who along with George Smith, part owner of S&S Cycle, Incorporated, are partners in G Squared Motorsports. "Star Racing built a bike for Ben Hatcher one time. Ken Johnson, here at Star Racing worked on it, and Ben won Best Engineered for that bike. But it is the first time for one of our own bikes.
"To have this bike win is a great tribute to the innovation and engineering that S&S Cycle put into that new V-Twin engine package. I welcome anyone to stop by and see. Yes, unlike our competition that keeps their engines secret and hidden, this engine is available for everybody to see.
"Another thing that I'm real proud of is the new Kosman chassis that we helped develop. A tip of the hat goes to Ken Johnson, from Star Racing/G Squared Motorsports, for the workmanship and assembly of this bike to enable it to do a 7.12 second pass on its first outing. The tech guys were proud of their choice for Best Engineered since they reached their decision prior to the running of that 7.12 run.
"In closing, I want to thank Hedman Hedders for the $1000 check. It was a welcome surprise for the weekend. We bought all our pipe from Hedman in Alpharetta (Ga.), so the money came back home."
George Smith echoed Bryce's thoughts, "I'm very pleased and somewhat humbled by the Hedman Hedders Best Engineered Vehicle Award. The folks at S&S Cycle and the G Squared/Star Racing crew have worked hard to make this bike work. Sometimes when you're close to a project you have a tendency to focus on what's wrong, rather that on what's right.
"But the NHRA tech guys must have known what they were doing because the bike popped a 12 (7.12 seconds) on its first outing. That's amazing. On behalf of every one attached to this project, I'd like to thank Hedman Hedders and the NHRA for their recognition of our efforts.
The next outing for the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell is the NHRA K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Discount Auto, the 11th of 23 national events on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, being contested this weekend at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.