Sonoma: Cory McClenathan final summary

McClenathan drops close race at Infineon Raceway SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2005) -- After qualifying No. 6 at the 18th annual NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals, Cory McClenathan driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog Top Fuel dragster, dropped...

McClenathan drops close race at Infineon Raceway

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2005) -- After qualifying No. 6 at the 18th annual NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals, Cory McClenathan driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog Top Fuel dragster, dropped a close race in the second round at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Taking the left lane in the opening round, McClenathan left first and never looked back. He turned on his win light in 4.552 seconds at 324.75 mph, while"Hot" Rod Fuller followed in 4.766 seconds. McClenathan moved to round two against Larry Dixon.

For McClenathan, it was an old fashion drag race against Dixon, who took the win. It was side-by-side down the Infineon Raceway quarter-mile with Dixon (4.586/329.02) edging Cory Mac (4.599/323.58) by six hundredth of a second.

"I don't like losing any race," said McClenathan. "It was a good side-by-side race. That makes it a little bit easier to accept. Today, Dixon had the better car."

"I know all the folks from FRAM, Autolite, Prestone and Bendix had a good weekend at the FRAM Autolite Nationals. I hope you will come back and see the FRAM AirHog dragster at every chance. There are still a lot of wins left in this car."

"Todd (Smith) and Bob (Bauer) have this Carrier Boyz Racing car running consistently again. My thanks to them and the crew for their hard work this weekend. Now it's some time off, then on to Brainerd."

Unofficially, McClenathan ends the "Western Swing" and leaves the FRAM Autolite Nationals No. 9 in the POWERade point standings. He now has 740 points.

DRIVER APPEARANCE/CAR APPEARANCE: This Wednesday, August 3, Cory McClenathan and his Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM AirHog Top Fuel dragster will appear at KOHLWEISS AUTO PARTS, 1205 Veterans Blvd., in Redwood City, Calif. The car will be on display from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and McClenathan will sign autographs from 3-7 p.m. Terry Haddock and the Terry Haddock Racing Chevrolet Camaro will also attend. Time is local California time -- Pacific Time (PT) -- and subject to change at anytime.

NEXT RACE: Cory Mac and the Carrier Boyz Racing team will take some much-needed time off before the 24th NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series resumes at Brainerd International Raceway, August 11-14, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac , Terry Haddock , Rod Fuller