Cory McClenathan Las Vegas test preview

FRAM Airhog Invades LVMS Las Vegas (February 3, 2005) -- The FRAM® AirHog will invade Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the "Last Chance" preseason testing. When the season-opening NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals ...

FRAM Airhog Invades LVMS

Las Vegas (February 3, 2005) -- The FRAM® AirHog will invade Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the "Last Chance" preseason testing.

When the season-opening NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals unfolds February 10-13, marking the start of the 23-race 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, it will also mark the first time since 2000 that Cory McClenathan will have a major sponsor on the side of his Top Fuel dragster.

Joining McClenathan and Carrier Boyz Racing, owned by Andy and Mark Carrier, for 2005 will be FRAM, a unit of the Honeywell Consumer Products Group, and the FRAM AirHog, a rugged washable and reusable, high performance air filter that helps improve engine airflow and increase vehicle horsepower.

"Although I've been able to produce satisfactory results since 2000, the one ingredient that was missing is now in place. Joining forces with FRAM AirHog air filters and Honeywell will give us the wherewithal to mix it up with the big dogs this coming season," said McClenathan.

"I was excited to get behind the wheel of this FRAM AirHog Dragster during last weekend's testing at Phoenix. The results there showed that we have the potential to put FRAM in the winner's circle. My crew chief Todd Smith tells me we're going to step it up here in Vegas and I'm ready to do just that. Make way for the AirHog!"

Added Mark Carrier, "As we look toward the start of the season next week, having Honeywell and FRAM on board should make us an improved team and that will show as we progress through the season. The philosophy of Honeywell and FRAM to win fits perfectly with the philosophy that we have put in place here at Carrier Boyz Racing."

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the site of this weekend's action. There are four Pro sessions scheduled on both Friday and Saturday and then testing concludes with three final sessions on Sunday.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Todd Smith