Joliet: Cory McClenathan Saturday summary

Cory Mac ends qualifying 12th, faces Baca in opening round JOLIET, Ill. (May 22, 2004) -- Fresh from a win at Atlanta Dragway last weekend, Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing Berryman Products Top Fuel dragster, ended qualifying...

Cory Mac ends qualifying 12th, faces Baca in opening round

JOLIET, Ill. (May 22, 2004) -- Fresh from a win at Atlanta Dragway last weekend, Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing Berryman Products Top Fuel dragster, ended qualifying for the seventh annual NHRA Route 66 Nationals in the No.12 spot on the Top Fuel qualifying ladder.

The final qualifying session for Top Fuel was canceled due to severe weather in the Joliet, Ill., area.

In the opening round of eliminations, McClenathan will face his former car owner David Baca. McClenathan qualified with a pass of 4.629 seconds at 321.mph, while the No. 5 Baca, qualified with a run of 4.529 seconds at 329.83 mph.

In five attempts at this event, McClenathan has never won. His best outing was approximately one year ago when he advanced to the semifinal round.

Entering this weekend's event, the eighth of 23 races on the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, McClenathan is No. 4 in the Top Fuel point standing.

Final eliminations of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals get underway on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CDT). For those unable to attend the event, same-day television coverage can be seen on ESPN2 on Sunday (May 23) from 7-10 p.m. (ET)

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Baca , Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac