Columbus: Cory McClenathan Friday summary

McClenathan's 4.523-second Run Comes Before Rain at National Trail COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 19, 2006 -- Cory McClenathan rebounded from a slow start to register the third-quickest Top Fuel elapsed time Friday night before rain halted qualifying ...

McClenathan's 4.523-second Run Comes Before Rain at National Trail

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 19, 2006 --  Cory McClenathan rebounded from a slow start
to register the third-quickest Top  Fuel elapsed time Friday night before
rain halted qualifying action for Sunday's  Pontiac Performance Nationals at
National Trail   Raceway.
McClenathan's 4.523-second time at 329.50 mph in the special  JEG'S Mail
Order dragster was a definite improvement over his opening  effort.
"That was a good lap," he said of the No. 2 run. "Wes (Cerny,  crew chief)
and the guys did a great job.  I think they are getting onto  something good
with the tune-up. I couldn't be happier for JEG'S, Prestone and  FRAM.  That was
a nice comeback after our first run was  disqualified.
"The tires shook and then started smoking and I pedaled the  car, but it
moved right and hit one of the cones (between the  lanes)."

JEG'S is headquartered in nearby Delaware, Ohio, and is featured on the car for this event only. The company is an associate sponsor on the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM Boost dragster.

"Our last run was a solid  one.  Everything looked good when the guys
serviced the motor," McClenathan  said.  "We hope to go out and do it again Saturday."

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