August 9, 2005
Americus - A fellow NHRA pro stock motorcycle offered his equipment to Americus' G-Squared race team for the next two events after their racing bike and other equipment were hijacked last week in Omaha Nebraska.
The offer won't be needed after the thieves apparently returned G-Squared's racing gear Tuesday afternoon.
G-Squared co-owner George Bryce says that the team's pro stock racing motorcycle, a brand new chassis that had been purchased by a customer in Denmark and other equipment were found in the parking lot of a self-storage facility in Omaha.
The chassis was manufactured in California and the G-Squared took delivery of it while they were racing in an NHRA event in Sonoma.
Bryce says it appears that the thieves were the ones who dumped the racing equipment there.
Over the weekend, police recovered one of the racing engines that was taken from G-Squared's racing transporter which was stolen last week while it was parked outside of a Omaha motel.
George Bryce believes the intense publicity the theft received from local and national media made it impossible for the theives to sell the stolen equipment.
Bryce says some items such as tools and golf cart have not been recovered and no one has been arrested despite a ten thousand dollar reward offered by G-Squared racing.
Bryce says the team is planning to race their own motorcycle at this weekend's race in Minnesota.