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NHRA.com said:
08/03/2005


This photo is not exact but if you see anything that even resembles this truck, it's probably the Star/G2 rig.
Tragedy struck the Star Racing/G2 Pro Stock Motorcycle team again as their entire mobile racing operation – race bike, truck, trailer, and all its parts – was stolen Aug. 2 in Omaha, Neb.

Rider Chip Ellis parked the rig last night at an Omaha hotel at about 10:30 p.m. When he came out this morning the truck and trailer were gone.

The rig is described as a 1997 T2000 Kenworth truck with a Competition trailer, painted white and blue with an orange star and yellow flames.

Anyone with details about this stolen equipment is urged to call (229) 924-0031 or (800) 841-7827.

The tragedy is the second to beset the powerful team following the devastating injury to crew chief Ken Johnson in a non-racing-related accident June that led to the amputation of his left leg above the knee.
I'm not very familiar with Star Racing, but I figured I'd post it just incase someone winds up seeing the rig around. That's gotta be a TON of money lost...The rig alone is probably worth quite a bit.

-Jin
 

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Team co-owner George Bryce reports that his G-Squared transporter has been found abandoned on the side of the road in Omaha, Neb. The truck appears to have hit several tree branches and looks as though it had been driven down a dirt road. The entire contents have been stolen and a $10,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

"The idiots that stole our truck must have been smart enough to know it would be impossible to get very far on the highway with that truck," Bryce said. "Chip [Ellis] had been scrambling all over town looking for places where someone could hide a rig when we got a call that it was seen sitting on the side of the road. The police and Chip made a beeline for the location and found the truck.

"You couldn't have picked a worse time for this to happen. We were loaded up for the road trip, plus we had picked up a bunch of new chassis' on the way. Everything is gone.

"This whole deal seems preconceived to me. It's like Chip was stalked, like someone knew what was inside. That rig is our home away from home and we feel completely violated."

Among the items missing at this point are six complete Pro Stock motorcycles, the team's race bike, a show bike, three S&S Cycle motors, three pit bikes, two spare chassis, Ellis' leathers and helmet, and all of the tools and equipment the group takes on the road.

"We're offering a $10,000 reward for any information that might help us catch these punks and put them in jail," Bryce said. "I don't know where they'd be able to sell this stuff because it's all custom made and numbered.

"Thankfully, no one was hurt. This is a big blow to our program but everything can be replaced over time. Chip's okay, and that's the most important thing."
They just added that. I wouldn't mind a bike either...

-Jin
 
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