Pomona II: Cory McClenathan preview

POMONA, Calif. (November 3, 2005) -- Having spent his formative years, youth and most of his adult life in Southern California, Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog dragster, can legitimately lay claim to calling Pomona...

POMONA, Calif. (November 3, 2005) -- Having spent his formative years, youth and most of his adult life in Southern California, Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog dragster, can legitimately lay claim to calling Pomona Raceway his home track.

With two of his 28 career wins coming at the Automobile Club of Southern California Finals, McClenathan hopes to wrap up this year's event with another trip to the winner's circle. His two wins at the Finals came in 1992 and 2002.

"I grew up watching drag racing in Pomona wishing that someday I could be part of the action," said McClenathan, who now resides in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. "Southern California is home for my family and Fabtech Performance Suspensions and PurePower Lubricants, two of my long time sponsors. A good way to finish off the season at Pomona this year would be to drive the FRAM AirHog dragster to the winner's circle.

"While we want to win the Finals, we're actually getting ready for next year. Wes (Cerny), who came on board as crew chief at the last race in Vegas, and I are still trying to get use to each other even though we've worked together in the past. While I have hopes of winning, realistically I would like to see us qualify well and go some rounds. That would give us much need momentum going into the new season.

"We've already ordered two cars and parts with more things coming. Also, we've moved most of our Bristol shop to our new shop in Indianapolis, so the truck and trailer will go from Pomona straight back to Indy. Indy will be the new home for Carrier Boyz Racing. We're looking forward to a great 2006 and beyond. We feel we're a top five team and want to prove that by stepping up our performance beginning next season."

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