Callaway hoping to start another championship run in Scribner SCRIBNER, Nebr. - The Nebraska Motorplex will always be a fond memory for Lee Callaway. One year ago, the defending NHRA Division 4 Top Alcohol Dragster Champ won his first career ...
Callaway hoping to start another championship run in Scribner
SCRIBNER, Nebr. - The Nebraska Motorplex will always be a fond memory for Lee Callaway. One year ago, the defending NHRA Division 4 Top Alcohol Dragster Champ won his first career event there, the first of three straight wins, which ultimately netted him the championship. This year, Callaway enters the event second in points, and hopes to start another championship run during this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event there.
Callaway, from Baytown, Texas, won his last outing in May at the Division 4 Lucas Oil event in Baton Rouge, La. Callaway feels racing at marginal tracks like Baton Rouge and Scribner gives his team what he calls 'home field advantage.'
"When we race at tracks like Scribner, its like having home field advantage," said Callaway. "Not only does it help to slow the A/Fuelers down, but this Chuck Haase' car really hooks on marginal tracks. So if there is anywhere we are at an advantage, it's tracks like these. A lot of times in racing you hope for good conditions, but the hotter and greasier it gets, I just say lets get it on!"
In keeping with the 'home field advantage' theme, Callaway notes his team, lead by tuner Tom Conway and Crew Chief Stacy McLemore, needs to do well while they have the advantage.
"These next few races could make or break us," stated Callaway. "Last year we won three straight races and it made us. If we aren't on our game and go out early, we could be watching Shelly [Howard - current points leader] or Gene [Snow - third in points] get on the podium at the banquet. First things first, though, we want to put Dr. Evil (team mascot) in the winner's circle in Scribner this weekend."
Qualifying will be ran on Saturday with three sessions for the alcohol cars. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.