June 26, 2006
Americus - Americus based G-Squared racing celebrating their second straight win on the NHRA circuit.
One week after G-Squared teammated Matt Smith posted his first ever NHRA win in Englishtown, New Jersey, Chip Ellis beat Michael Phillips in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle finals Sunday night at the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals near St. Louis.
The Americus rider thought he would have earned his first win of the season earlier in the year.
In his last three races, Ellis has been the fastest qualifier in the last two weeks had posted sub-seven second runs.
But last week in New Jersey, Ellis was disqualified in the first round for a red-light violation.
A foul he says motivated him to his fourth career win.
Chip Ellis said "I think that red-light last week did something to me. I have been on a mission all day. All the guys back at the shop thanks man. Y'all worked so hard to make this deal happen."
Chip Ellis is now 4-0 in final rounds in NHRA competition and Sunday night's win moves him to 3rd in the season points standings.
Ellis trails leader and former Star Racing driver Angelle Sampey by 83 points in the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings with eight races to go.
The next race on the NHRA schedule is July 14-16 in Denver.