Englishtown: Cory McClenathan preview

THREE-TIME E-TOWN RUNNER-UP MCCLENATHAN TARGETS WIN BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 9, 2009) - Cory McClenathan is targeting his first NHRA SuperNationals win at this weekend's event at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The...

THREE-TIME E-TOWN RUNNER-UP MCCLENATHAN TARGETS WIN

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 9, 2009) - Cory McClenathan is targeting his first NHRA SuperNationals win at this weekend's event at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.

The driver of the FRAM Tough Guard Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing has been a runner-up three times at this event (1992, 1998, 2004) but cannot list it under the heading of his 30 career national-event victories.

So, he's aiming to change that this weekend. "Englishtown has been good and bad to me," said McClenathan, who stands fifth in the overall class rankings, with two runner-up finishes this season. "We've been in the final round there and we've done pretty well. But there are also times when we've not even gone a round or two there. So, it's been feast or famine for me in Englishtown, for some reason.

"I think the FRAM Tough Guard guys and crew chiefs Todd Okuhara and Phil Shuler really have something right now that will run well for next weekend. I'm excited about that. It probably depends a little bit on the weather, but I think we have a good tune-up for the heat, as we do for the cool conditions.

"I expect our FRAM Tough Guard car to do well, along with my DSR teammate Tony Schumacher in the U.S. Army car."

-credit: dsr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Schumacher , Cory McClenathan , Don Schumacher