Joliet II: Cory McClenathan final summary

McClenathan out early at Route 66 Raceway JOLIET, Ill. (October 2, 2005) -- Engine problems caused an early exit for Cory McClenathan, who drives the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog Top Fuel dragster, at the fifth annual NHRA Ameriquest ...

McClenathan out early at Route 66 Raceway

JOLIET, Ill. (October 2, 2005) -- Engine problems caused an early exit for Cory McClenathan, who drives the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog Top Fuel dragster, at the fifth annual NHRA Ameriquest Mortgage Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

Based on qualifying results, McClenathan, who qualified No. 2 with a pass of 4.466 seconds, had a big advantage over Tim Cullinan, who qualified in the 15th spot with a run of 4.660 seconds. But that was all for naught as McClenathan's engine failed him on this run.

"We dropped the cylinders on the right side of the engine, as all could see," said crew chief Todd Smith. "We know we definitely had a problem. Right now we don't know the cause but if I had to make an educated guess I would say it was ignition related. We'll examine the entire engine and electrical system and have the FRAM AirHog dragster ready to go next weekend at Dallas."

NEXT RACE: Three races remain on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Cory Mac and the Carrier Boyz Racing team move straight to Dallas for the 20th annual NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec. This is a make up race as Hurricane Rita forced a postponement when the event was original schedule. The event will be contested next weekend, Oct.6-9. Pro qualifying will be Fri. and Sat., Oct. 7 and 8, with final eliminations for all classes on Sun., Oct. 9.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac , Tim Cullinan , Todd Smith