CORY MCCLENATHAN PLACES THE FRAM AIRHOG NO. 3 AT INDY CLERMONT, Ind. (September 4, 2005) -- The Carrier Boyz Racing team was one of three top dogs to dip into the 4.40s during qualifying for the 51st annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals being...
CORY MCCLENATHAN PLACES THE FRAM AIRHOG NO. 3 AT INDY
CLERMONT, Ind. (September 4, 2005) -- The Carrier Boyz Racing team was one of three top dogs to dip into the 4.40s during qualifying for the 51st annual NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals being held this weekend at IRP -- Indianapolis Raceway Park.
Cory McClenathan, driving the FRAM AirHog dragster for Carrier Boyz Racing, covered the IRP quarter-mile in 4.497 seconds at 328.14 mph, good for the No. 3 position on the final qualifying ladder.
The good news is that the FRAM AirHog dragster was consistent during qualifying.
With a big smile, Cory Mac's crew chief Todd Smith had the following to say, "Everybody on this team has done a great job this weekend. The crew has worked really hard. This FRAM AirHog dragster has performed well, running five consistent passes during eliminations. Now, we've got to go rounds tomorrow."
"Pulling no punches, we have struggled this year," added McClenathan. "But right now, we aren't struggling. Todd Smith and Bob Bauer and the guys have this car running well. They're all doing a great job."
"This is the big one -- Indianapolis. I can't think of a better time to run this good. I think we've got one of the racecars to beat tomorrow."
Tomorrow, McClenathan will face TJ Zizzo in the opening round of eliminations. Zizzo qualified No. 14 with a pass of 4.615 seconds at 319.37 mph.
McClenathan is looking to move up in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings. Entering the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals the Lake Havasu City, Ariz. driver is No. 9 with 852 points.
ELIMINATIONS: Cory Mac begins his quest for the Top Fuel title on Monday, Labor Day, with eliminations for all professional classes getting underway at 11 a.m. Time is local Indianapolis time -- Indianapolis remains on Eastern Standard Time year-around which currently is the same as Central Daylight Time (CDT): 1 hour behind the Eastern Daylight Time zone -- and subject to change at anytime.