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Americus motorcycle team racing for NHRA championship

September 25, 2007

Americus - George Bryce knows a motorcycle racer when he sees one.

And in just less than a year Bryce has gotten Peggy Llewellyn not only her first win in the NHRA pro stock motorcycle series but also one of four coveted berths in the chase for the season championship.  

The late season surge for Llewellyn and her Rush Racing team continued last Sunday in Dallas where Llewellyn beat Andrew Hines in the finals at the O'Reilly Nationals.

It was the first finals appearance ever for Llewellyn who this time last year was selling insurance.

Llewellyn was so nervous that crew chief George Bryce told her before her final race to imagine she was driving at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil where the team tests their motorcycles.

Bryce, who won three NHRA pro stock titles with Angelle Sampey, says Llewellyn just keeps getting better each week at the track.

George Bryce said "We couldn't have drawn it better. It has really been great. She started to win rounds by midseason and moved up to eighth, seventh, then sixth and this weekend she moved up to fourth."

Peggy Llewellyn, George Bryce and the Americus based Rush Racing team race again in Las Vegas in the last weekend of October.