Pomona II: Chip Ellis preview

G Squared Motorsports Reaps Benefits From Vegas Win POMONA, Calif. (November 8, 2004) -- Fresh from a resounding win at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, G Squared Motorsports (G2), owned by George Bryce and George Smith, are readying the...

G Squared Motorsports Reaps Benefits From Vegas Win

POMONA, Calif. (November 8, 2004) -- Fresh from a resounding win at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, G Squared Motorsports (G2), owned by George Bryce and George Smith, are readying the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell for the season-ending 40th anniversary edition of the NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals.

Action gets underway this weekend at Pomona Raceway on the grounds of the LA County Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

At the recently completed NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, Chip Ellis, handling the driving duties aboard the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell, qualified No. 2 then raced his motorcycle past four opponents, including three of the top four riders in the NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Bike point standings, to take the win.

The win has made competitors and potential competitors start to take notice of the performance benefits of the S&S-powered V-Twin Buell.

"We have reached the point that the guys at S&S Cycle and George (Smith) and I have been striving for since we began to build this G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell," said Bryce. "Throughout the R&D phase of this program the team at S&S, in combination with G2, have done a really good job of weeding through the little bugs and learning curve to get what we can now call the production piece.

"Our outing at both the AHDRA race and the NHRA national event in Las Vegas are beginning to show the benefits we expected. It looks like our stock went up and the green light was given to S&S Cycle to begin manufacturing.

"We have deposits for ten S&S V-Twin power plants thus far and Kosman is building six new motorcycles. This is really good for the Pro Stock motorcycle class and the NHRA POWERade Drag Race Series. These are teams that didn't want to race the current configurations but now have an alternative with our package.

"This means participation from new teams, new sponsors and more interesting racing for the fans. Although I'm not at liberty to name names, the exciting thing is that some teams will make their announcement soon."

Bryce expects no change in the performance of the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell at Pomona Raceway.

"The only thing that we are planning to do at Pomona at this point is to pick up where we left off at Vegas. Plans call to unload and get a good run on Thursday and then continue to improve all weekend and try to repeat our performance of the last race," explained Bryce.

Finally, it should be noted that Ellis, who has qualified first, fourth and second on the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell since joining G2 at Indy, won the AMA/Prostar 600 Supersport Championship this past weekend. "A good rider like Chip can win on any type of bike," added Bryce.

With George Bryce and Ken Johnson calling the tuning shots, qualifying for Ellis and the G2/S&S/Star Racing Buell begins with one session each on Thursday and Friday scheduled for 2 p.m. each day and concludes with two additional sessions on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ellis begins his quest for the Pro Stock Bike title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Pomona time (PST) and subject to change at anytime.

Qualifying highlights for the NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals can be seen on ESPN2 on Saturday (Nov. 13) from 10 p.m. until midnight. ESPN2 will also air same-day television coverage of eliminations from 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 14). ESPN2 will repeat the elimination show from 3-5 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 19). Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.

G Squared Motorsports is pleased to be associated throughout the 2004 season with marketing support from Snap-On Tools.

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Series NHRA
Drivers George Bryce , George Smith , Chip Ellis