Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
Smith wants another win
The team intends to qualify well this weekend at the Fram Autolite Nationals in
Ironically, Ellis also had transmission woes last year at
"Chip's transmission shifting failure in the second round in
Matt Smith's emotional bottom came one round earlier, and he doesn't intend on it happening again in
Matt Smith spent the off week working on customer bikes and his dad Rickie Smith's race car. "I helped my dad with his Pro Mod car and the week before that I got a Pro Mod bike done for a customer," said Matt Smith, who went 4.28 in the eighth mile on the bike at the track in
"I've been hanging out with my girls (wife Kathy and daughter McKenzie)," said Ellis, who also drives drag boats. "We went to the boat races in
"I've been working on projects in the shop," said George Bryce, the 6-time champion tuner and crew chief of G2. "We're developing a whole new team for a group out of
"The S&S powered bikes have stepped up big time this year, with Matt Smith on the Torco/Skull Gear Buell and especially Chip Ellis on the DRAG Specialties/S&S Buell," said George Smith. "S&S powered racers Tom Bradford, Ryan Schnitz and Matt Guidera are all running great also. The five number 1 qualifying positions and three wins in the last six races are impressive."
"It's a big shock going to
"We're looking forward to it," said Ellis. "We're gonna go out there and do what we've been doing."
"The biggest thing I want to do is come out here and run good," said Matt Smith. "Last year, I lost first round to Andrew Hines, who set the national record at 6.96 against me. It's a fast track and I'm looking forward to racing there again."
"We're tired of making excuses," said Ken Johnson, crew chief on the Drag Specialties/S&S bike. "We've got what it takes. The team has been working hard and just needs it all to come together."
"This G2 team is relentless, striving to win rounds," said George Smith, wrapping it up for the team. "We will be ready at
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