Reading: Cory McClenathan Saturday notes

McClenathan, FRAM Team 11th at Reading Larry Dixon First Round Foe READING, Pa., August 17, 2007 -- Cory McClenathan made it two straight qualifying efforts for his FRAM Top Fuel team, running 4.596 seconds at 320.18 mph Saturday to take the No.

McClenathan, FRAM Team 11th at Reading
Larry Dixon First Round Foe

READING, Pa., August 17, 2007 -- Cory McClenathan made it two straight qualifying efforts for his FRAM Top Fuel team, running 4.596 seconds at 320.18 mph Saturday to take the No. 11 starting berth for Sunday's Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

He races Larry Dixon (No. 6, 4.557 seconds at 321.96 mph) in the opening round.

New crew chief Keith Adams and assistant crew chief Tony Shortall continue looking for a consistent combination for the new car. And they hit it right in Saturday's opening session.

"That was a good run for us," said McClenathan, adding there were problems at the finish line. "The throttle hung open at the end of the run. I grabbed a bunch of brake and that bogged down the motor. Then it blew the burst panels and the car slowed down. We'll have everything ready to go tomorrow."

-credit: sgr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Cory McClenathan