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Star/G2 Nominated for Georgia’s Small Business of the Year

Published on April 23, 2007 by   ·   No Comments

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Star Racing/G2 Motorsports of Americus was one of the top 100 companies from across Georgia recognized at the 2007 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Manufacturers of the Year Governor’s Award Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia. Governor Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker.

SGTC Vice President of Economic Development Wally Summers, Star Racing/G2 George Bryce, SGTC President Sparky Reeves, Sarah Cobb art instructor Jeanne Faulkner, TCI Director of Human Resources Mark Blalock, and SGTC Business and Industry Specialist Steven Wright are shown standing at the Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon in Atlanta. Shown above seated (l to r) are: Macon County Chamber of Commerce’s Jimmy Davis, Star Racing/G2 Jackie Bryce, TCI Powder Coatings President Tom Slade, and Bernie Bosse, Vice President of Manufacturing for TCI Powder Coatings in Ellaville.

A manufacturer of motorcycles and motorcycle parts for customers worldwide, Star Racing/G2 Motorsports, was nominated as one of the small Manufacturers of the Year for 2007 by South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia. A small manufacturer is classified as a company with 150 or less employees.

George and Jackie Bryce, co-owners of Star Racing/G2 Motorsports, attended the luncheon with South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves, SGTC Vice President of Economic Development Wally Summers, SGTC Director of Resource Development Su Ann Bird, and SGTC Business and Industry Specialist Steven Wright.

Each of the manufacturers nominated were spotlighted in the 2007 Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week program agenda and on a big screen video display.

Star Racing was established in 1980 and since that time George and Jackie Bryce’s highly successful operation has risen from obscurity to become one of the most successful teams in drag racing, winning six NHRA/POWERade national championships and 70 event wins. In 2004, G2 Motorsports was formed, with George Smith of Richland Center, Wisconsin, to expand the business to include V-twin motorcycles, engines, and parts.

George and Jackie Bryce are shown with Tywun Jackson, a third grader at Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, who took second place in the Manufacturers of the Year Statewide Art Contest. Jackson drew a motorcycle to depict Star Racing in his winning placemat design.

Drag racing is only one facet of Star Racing/G2 Motorsports. The 16,000-square foot mail-order business located in Americus, Georgia houses a full-time race team, a V-twin division, CNC milling equipment and a state-of-the-art machine shop. They stock a complete line of high performance metric and V-twin parts to meet the needs of customers, dealers and distributors worldwide.

Star Racing/G2 Motorsports brings a wide variety of customers to Americus to visit or tour their facility, located at 123 Crisp Drive. They compete in races all over the country and are featured frequently on national television.

In addition to being a great small manufacturer, Star/G2 is also a good corporate neighbor to the Americus – Sumter County area.

They participate in South Georgia Technical College’s Career Day programs, local elementary school Accelerated Reader programs, the United Way, and sponsor programs for local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

“We are pleased to have Star Racing/G2 Motorsports in our six county area and it was our pleasure to nominate them as a small Manufacturer of the Year in Georgia,” said South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves. “George and Jackie Bryce and their company are an asset to our communities. We salute the Bryce’s for their entrepreneurial spirit and are proud to partner with them on various training and educational opportunities. The economic impact that Star/G2 provides to our area is tremendous and we appreciate them for their contribution to the economic development of this region as well as to Georgia and the surrounding states.”

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