Gainesville: Chip Ellis final summary

G Squared Motorsports: Bonus and Championship Points GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 22, 2005) -- After the completion of the 36th annual NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals, the first of 15 events on the Pro Stock Motorcycle 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing...

G Squared Motorsports: Bonus and Championship Points

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 22, 2005) -- After the completion of the 36th annual NHRA Mac Tools Gatornationals, the first of 15 events on the Pro Stock Motorcycle 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule, the following reflect the point status of Chip Ellis, who rides the G Squared/S&S Buell:

2005 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle:
Ellis on top

After five of 15 events, Chip Ellis, aboard the G Squared/S&S Buell, continues to lead all qualifiers for the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle, which will be contested as a special bonus event during the prestigious 2005 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Americus, Ga., rider now has 785 points and leads by 30 points.

Riders began earning points for the 2005 Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle at the 2004 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. The eight riders accumulating the most qualifying points during the 15-race Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle series, which concludes at the 2005 O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park, will earn a berth in the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle.

2005 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle point standing:
Ellis No. 10

The first Pro Stock Motorcycle event of the year is history and Chip Ellis finds himself in a position to which he and the G Squared Motorsports Team is unaccustomed since he joined the team at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals last year.

In the four events of 2004 that Ellis rode the G Squared/S&S-powered Buell, he never qualified lower than fourth. During those four events his resume' includes two No. 1 qualifying positions and a win at the NHRA AC Delco Las Vegas Nationals.

After Gainesville (the Mac Tools Gatornationals), Ellis is No. 10, with 33 points, 79 points behind the leader, in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship point standings. But it's a long season.

Nobody knows better than the veterans George Smith and George Bryce, co-owners of G Squared Motorsports, that there are still 14 races left in the season.

After the event, George Smith said, "This weekend was one of those weekends when stuff happens and now we just go back and prepare for the next race. I'm pleased with the progress we made at Gainesville Raceway. We have a good package and now we just need to put it together to get it down the track every round."

Added George Bryce, "We won't spend any time on what could have been, instead we'll look forward to what will be. Each one of us knows what we need to focus on and that's what we're going to do. We'll get some practice in, take what we learned from experience out here and get ready to run a great race in Houston."

The next event for Ellis and G Squared Motorsports is the 18th annual NHRA O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. The event will be contested April 8-10.

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Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Chip Ellis