MCCLENATHAN AIMS TO MAKE MOST OF WHAT BRISTOL OFFERS BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 16, 2010) - Cory McClenathan and the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster team almost set a national elapsed-time record (racing to 1000 feet) last weekend in Englishtown, N.J., after...
MCCLENATHAN AIMS TO MAKE MOST OF WHAT BRISTOL OFFERS
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 16, 2010) - Cory McClenathan and the FRAM Top Fuel Dragster team almost set a national elapsed-time record (racing to 1000 feet) last weekend in Englishtown, N.J., after establishing a 3.752-second run. As temperatures rose on Saturday and Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, they were unable to back it up by one percent for the record. If conditions warrant this weekend at the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, they just might go for it again.
"We have a great car," said McClenathan, who is third in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing class point standings. "We know it will run some killer ETs given the right conditions. If we can solidly get down the track in the first qualifying session on Friday, get set up for the late night session and it gets cool enough, I think we'll be able to pretty much throw down a great low ET and go from there.
"I'm excited right now," added Cory Mac, a 33-time national-event winner who has never won one in Bristol, but qualified No. 1 last year. "I think we're right on the edge of not only being fast and quick, but consistent all the time. I think we learned a lot in the last few races and maybe we can use that to our advantage in Bristol and go out there and go some rounds.
"That’s really what it's all about. Yes, we would like to earn those 20 bonus points for setting a national record, but we don't want to lose sight of the fact that we need to qualify well and go some rounds. That's how we started the season off, and we're trying to get back to that. That’s our plan this weekend. That's what we're going to work on."