Memphis: Ryan Schnitz final summary

Schnitz Out in Second Round Just before rains moved over Memphis Motorsports Park and postponed NHRA O'Reilly Midsouth Nationals eliminations 'til Monday, Ryan Schnitz put a beautiful .003 light on G.T. Tonglet to take the round 1 win and keep...

Schnitz Out in Second Round

Just before rains moved over Memphis Motorsports Park and postponed NHRA O'Reilly Midsouth Nationals eliminations 'til Monday, Ryan Schnitz put a beautiful .003 light on G.T. Tonglet to take the round 1 win and keep his weekend rolling. But Monday didn't last long for Ryan, as eventual runner-up Antron Brown used a 1.065 60 foot time to propel his bike past Schnitz's Trim-Tex/Muzzy's Buell and into the semis.

"I wish my light against Antron had been a little better," said Schnitz, who was doing the numbers and trying to figure what could have given his red bike the win. "Our clutch set-up was a little soft, and that may have hurt us three hundredths or so. But that .09 was pretty stout. Antron ran a really great pass.

"I think the Army Suzukis (Antron, along with Angelle Sampey) have come up with some reliable power with their larger displacement. When they get the fuel injection they should get even more fast and consistent, and they'll be more flexible in their tuning. It's our job to try and stay up there and compete with them."

Schnitz will get his next chance to compete against the Army team and all of the other Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors September 1-4 at Indianapolis, not too awful far from his hometown of Decatur, Indiana. "Indy's our home race, and we're gonna have a lot of family and friends at that event. We're looking forward to competing in the Ringer's Glove Battle as well as the U.S. Nationals. It should be a lot of fun. Hopefully the weather will be a little better than was here in Memphis (hot and humid with showers). It should be a lot of fun, and maybe we'll walk away with a Wally."

-credit: www.schnitzracing.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Ryan Schnitz , Angelle Sampey