Norwalk: Cory McClenathan final report

Cory McClenathan Can't Hold Off Vandergriff at Norwalk Cory McClenathan did all he could to get a first-round win over Bob Vandergriff Sunday in the inaugural Summit Racing Nationals at Norwalk. McClenathan got the Scott Griffin Motorsports...

Cory McClenathan Can't Hold Off Vandergriff at Norwalk

Cory McClenathan did all he could to get a first-round win  over Bob
Vandergriff Sunday in the inaugural Summit Racing Nationals at  Norwalk.  McClenathan
got the Scott Griffin Motorsports FRAM Top Fuel  dragster off the line first -- .097-second to .116-second -- but he couldn't hold  off his rival.
Vandergriff lit the win light with an elapsed time  of 4.608 seconds at
319.75 mph while Cory Mac was right behind at 4.658 seconds,  313.88 mph.

"That was a tough one," said McClenathan. "We weren't able to gain any ground in points this weekend. We must start winning more rounds on Sundays. Time is getting short."

McClenathan  now has 487 points going into the 12th of 17 races in the
Countdown to Eight  portion of the NHRA POWERade Series championship race that trims
the contending  field to the top eight next month.
McClenathan and the team  now move to Bristol, Tenn., for the Thunder Valley
Nationals, Friday through  Sunday.  It's the halfway point in the current
six-races-in-six-weeks  marathon.

-credit: sgm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac