CHANDLER, Ariz. - After suffering a disappointing second round loss at the Division 7 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series event in Phoenix three weeks ago, NHRA Competition Eliminator driver Jeff McClintic has set his sights on picking up his...
CHANDLER, Ariz. - After suffering a disappointing second round loss at the Division 7 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series event in Phoenix three weeks ago, NHRA Competition Eliminator driver Jeff McClintic has set his sights on picking up his first national event win during this weekend's Checker's-Schuck's-Kraegen Nationals at Firebird Raceway just outside of Phoenix.
During the time in between races, the McClintic team went hard at work to find some more performance out of their B/Dragster at their Albuquerque, N.M., shop. Their hard work paid off, resulting in a gain of 25 horsepower out of the 447 cubic inch Oldsmobile motor, which is a huge gain for their class. The horsepower also resulted in a huge boost to the team's confidence and enthusiasm, in which McClintic hopes to turn into a win this weekend.
"We really hope to be able to go back out there and pick up where we left off," said McClintic. "Unfortunately, the weather was a big factor out there last time, and we were not able to test a couple of different things we wanted to before eliminations. We brought the motor back, went through it, and put a new cam in it. The motor really seemed to like it on the dyno, so I'm just excited to go back, and hopefully go a few more rounds."
In addition to competition goals, McClintic hopes a strong performance in Phoenix will give him momentum into his next couple of races, and hopes to grab the eye of a potential sponsor.
"Our plans for right now are to run Phoenix, then possibly Tucson (Division 7 race)," stated McClintic. "After that, we'll just have to see comes our way in the next month or so. Right now we aren't committed to any races, so it's a race to race deal. But, by any means, we would certainly like to get to as many as we can. Unfortunately, it's a budget situation, so, we'll just have to take it a step at a time."