Earlville: Lee Callaway Division 5 finale preview

Callaway looking to win second straight divisional. EARLVILLE, Iowa - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway will be looking for his second-straight divisional win during this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at ...

Callaway looking to win second straight divisional.

EARLVILLE, Iowa - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway will be looking for his second-straight divisional win during this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Tri-State Raceway in Earlville, Iowa. Three weeks ago, Callaway won his first event at the Division 5 meet in Scribner, Neb., and buoyed by a strong showing last weekend at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, hopes to keep the momentum going into this weekend's race.

Callaway, from Baytown, Texas, is quick to attribute his recent successes to his team. He explains that the preparation and effort they have put forth is what has elevated the team to it's recent success.

"I have a lot of talented people in my corner that have worked very hard to get this team to where they are at now," said Callaway. "Tom Conway and Ora Vasquez have helped us tremendously in the tuning area, but it doesn't stop there. My chassis builder Chuck Haase' is constantly looking for ways to make this car go faster, and is always right there to fabricate something or make a new part when needed. His new wing is a good example. Stacy McLemore has been the man behind the scenes for this team. He hasn't been able to go to any races with us yet because of work commitments, but he has been a tremendous help to us back in the shop, and built the three motors we took with us on this road trip. I've got a great crew at the track, my brother Johnny, my mom and dad, Kenny and Roberto that really bust their tail to get this car ready for each round. All of these elements coming together is why we are running good now."

Coming into this weekend's race, Callaway is currently second in Division 4 standings. He trails current points leader Nick Copeland by 21 pts. and could erase that lead by making the finals this weekend.

"We just want to go out there and make some strong laps right off the bat," stated Callaway. "If you can do that, you can continue to push the envelope during qualifying. It's going to be a tough field this weekend; several top notch cars are going to be racing coming back from Indy. It will be interesting."

Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars, followed by two more sessions on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.

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