Joliet: Ryan Schnitz preview

Trim-Tex Colors Debut at Home Track Ryan Schnitz and the Rob Muzzy Racing Buell will be fully wrapped in Trim-Tex colors at this weekend's NHRA event at the Chicago area Route 66 Raceway. Trim-Tex, the world leader in rigid vinyl dry wall beads,...

Trim-Tex Colors Debut at Home Track

Ryan Schnitz and the Rob Muzzy Racing Buell will be fully wrapped in Trim-Tex colors at this weekend's NHRA event at the Chicago area Route 66 Raceway. Trim-Tex, the world leader in rigid vinyl dry wall beads, is based in nearby Lincolnwood, Illinois. The company decided to sponsor Schnitz and the Muzzy team following their performance at the Gatornationals, and until now the bike has simply sported Trim-Tex decals over a Muzzy red paint job.

"I am so proud to see the Trim-Tex colors on Flyin'-Ryan's Pro Stock Motorcycle, especially because of the concentrated effort behind making it all come together," said Joe Koenig, Trim-Tex president. "Due to the spur of the moment sponsorship, an intensely focused collaboration between the graphics and marketing personnel at Muzzy's, Trim-Tex, Schnitz Racing, Bates Leathers and Square One Design was needed. Between the team branding on the motorcycle paintjob, design of the leathers, Ryan's helmet, the team uniforms, and the transporter graphics and awning, we had our work cut out for us. Since teamwork is the cornerstone of the Trim-Tex philosophy, it is very reassuring that together we can make it happen both on the track and off, regardless of timeframe."

"It's an awesome looking paint job," said Schnitz. "It looks great. And I'm really excited to be competing at a local event for Trim-Tex--going rounds and making Trim-Tex even more recognized in the Chicago area."

"Since this race will be in Trim-Tex's backyard, I am really looking forward to it," echoed Koenig. "Route 66 Raceway has always been one of my favorite tracks--not only because it is smooth and fast, but especially because of all the friends, family and employees that come out to support us."

Both Koenig and Schnitz are expecting great things from the Buell this weekend. The bike has been a tick off the pace at the last couple of races, frustrating both Muzzy and Schnitz. "In my communications with Rob--who's been working very hard at the race shop in Bend, Oregon--he has told me that they have fixed the problems with the bike and it will be race-ready and very fast for this weekend," reported Koenig.

"I think we have a handle on the clutch problem and fueling issue we've had at the last few events," agreed Schnitz. "I'm confident and the crew's confident that the bike's gonna be prepared for each and every round."

-www.schnitzracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Rob Muzzy , Ryan Schnitz , Joe Koenig