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MIA Ex-Mod
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NHRA.com said:
The long-awaited Team Muzzy Trim-Tex Kawasaki will make its NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle debut this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver. Former AMA Prostar Series multi-time champion Ryan Schnitz will be aboard the all-new Kawasaki ZX-14.

“We are happy to finally have the bike out on the track,” said team manager Rob Muzzy. “I don't have any expectations this round. This is more of a shakedown test for us.

“Since there is a serious and extensive tech on the bike at the first round of racing, we decided to get it all done here and see how we can move forward. The bike is done, but I think that getting out on the track will help us better prepare for the next round in Sonoma.”

Schnitz is a four-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event winner, including a 2005 title in Denver.

As a brand, Kawasaki scored 15 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle victories with the late great Dave Schultz in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including U.S. Nationals titles in 1987, 1988, and 1990. Kawasaki's last national event win was in Brainerd, Minn., in 2002 with Geno Scali.

So far they haven't made a full qualifying pass, 1st round-underweight; 2nd round left before the tree.

I sure hope Ryan and the guys at Muzzys will get it straightened out and qualify.


MIA Ex-Mod
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Round 1

Left Lane: Ryan Schnitz Runs 8.124/167.59, Now #2
Right Lane: Scott Lewis Runs 9.479/101.73, Now #3

Schnitz bogged a little on the launch and Lewis was off the throttle well before the finish.

Round 2

Left Lane: Scott Lewis Runs 7.856/170.30, Now #20
Best prior run: 9.479/101.73, Was #20
Right Lane: Ryan Schnitz No Time, Now #21
No Prior Run

Schnitz left before the tree was activated.

Round 3

Left Lane: Ryan Schnitz No Time, Now #21
No Prior Run
Right Lane: Michael Ray Runs 11.209/73.89, Now #17
Best prior run: 7.548/175.00, Was #17

Schnitz crept off the line and rolled to a stop just before the finish line.

Bloo Moderator
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Looks like they have a long way to go but have confidence that team will be something to reckon with next year.

I just finished watching the final qualifying sessions and they did not even show Ryan or the ZX14 on TV. :sad:

The good thing is if they can get competitive I should be there at the races at Infineon(end of July) if they make the field to race on Sunday to check it out. :thumbsup:

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Hey guys check it out, the Muzzy Pro Stock zx14 is definitely getting there.
There having clutch troubles, but they had a 1.15 60 foot on the 7.56 pass. The norm for a low 7 second pass is 1.04-1.110.
Keep in mind, that bike is a complete custom "one off". Rob Muzzy has basically built that bike from scratch, and by hand.
With only a handful of passes on the bike, a .56 is definitely getting there.
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Order for Qualifying Round 4
1. Angelle Sampey US Army Suzuki 6.924 193.40
2. Andrew Hines Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.929 193.79
3. Craig Treble Team Tigue Suzuki 6.932 194.07
4. Chip Ellis Drag Specialties S&S Buell 6.952 190.81
5. Peggy Llewellyn Klement Motorsports Buell 6.963 189.95
6. Karen Stoffer Geico Suzuki 6.976 191.76
7. Eddie Krawiec Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.980 189.66
8. Matt Smith Torco Race Fuels Buell 6.995 189.87
9. Chris Rivas Torco Buell 7.005 188.54
10. Antron Brown US Army Suzuki 7.027 190.92
11. Steve Johnson Snap-On Tools Suzuki 7.051 188.67
12. Matt Guidera Mohegan Sun Buell 7.062 185.59
13. Mike Berry MB Precision Machining Suzuki 7.080 186.90
14. Michael Phillips Phillips Racing Suzuki 7.083 189.95
15. Geno Scali Performance Machine Suzuki 7.115 189.31
16. Shawn Gann Race girl/ Lucas Oil Suzuki 7.150 190.43
--------- Not Qualified ---------
17. Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 7.178 184.95
18. Scott Lewis Team Lewis Suzuki 7.488 176.72
19. Ryan Schnitz Team Muzzy Kawasaki 7.565 176.56
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