Rockingham: Paul Lee preview

Lee looking to rebound at 'The Rock' ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - IHRA Torco Pro Nitro Funny Car driver Paul Lee and the Rislone Engine Treatment/J&B Motorsports team will be looking to rebound during this weekend's IHRA Spring Nationals presented by ...

Lee looking to rebound at 'The Rock'

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - IHRA Torco Pro Nitro Funny Car driver Paul Lee and the Rislone Engine Treatment/J&B Motorsports team will be looking to rebound during this weekend's IHRA Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts and Castrol at Rockingham Dragway. After making the final round at three of the last four races last season, the team failed to qualify at the first race of the year in San Antonio and hope to put that behind them with a strong showing this weekend.

Team Owner Jeff McGaffic feels confident the team's problems were left in Texas.

"We really went over the car after the race and found some things that appear to have caused our problems in San Antonio," said McGaffic. "We've been very methodical since then to ensure we don't have those same problems again in Rockingham. All we can do is start over again in Rockingham and just put San Antonio behind us. We just have to get back after it, keep our heads up and not worry about it. If the car runs like it should, we can get back to form and make a good showing for our sponsors Rislone, Bar's Leaks, Allied Machine & Engineering, Kimberly Clark, Cradin High Performance Coatings, Aerospace, Justice Bros., Perfect Circle Rings, Permatex, Calcutta Auto Parts, Hussey Copper, Boninfante Clutches, Goodson, Mr. Gasket and Perryman Titanium."

Team Driver Paul Lee reflects the same sentiments.

"You just have to put races like San Antonio behind you," Lee commented. "Learn from it and move on. We have a great team over here with Jeff and Bonnie and Nicky Boninfante on board this year. With a team like we have behind you and Rislone and Bar's Leaks supporting us, it let's you know San Antonio was just a fluke deal. I'm confident we'll bounce back this weekend. We ran well here last year, so hopefully we can build on that this year and make a fresh start."

Torco Pro Nitro Funny Car will begin with one session on Friday, followed by two sessions on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday.

-credit: jbm

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