Callaway wins first event in Scribner. SCRIBNER, Neb. - The saying 'hard work eventually pays off' was in the mind of NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway after taking his first career win during this past weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil...
Callaway wins first event in Scribner.
SCRIBNER, Neb. - The saying 'hard work eventually pays off' was in the mind of NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Lee Callaway after taking his first career win during this past weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at the Nebraska Motorplex in Scribner, Neb. With the win, Callaway moves to second in Division 4 standings, behind Nick Copeland.
Callaway, from Baytown, Texas, turned in a solid performance to take the win in Scribner. With the tuning assistance of two-time World Champion Tom Conway, Callaway lead qualifying until the last session and ended up in the second spot with a 5.768 second elapsed time at 244.63 mph on the tricky track. In round one, Callaway used a 5.831 at 243.98 mph to take out Chris Ricketts, and then used a 5.838 at 242.58 mph to take out Ziggy Zivkovich in the semifinals.
In the final, Callaway took the starting line advantage over No. 1 qualifier Alan Bradshaw and never looked back, recording a 5.878 at 241.74 mph to Bradshaw's 5.920 at 235.35 mph.
"This feels really good to finally win one of these races," said Callaway. "I really have to thank Tom Conway for helping me tune this car for the tricky track conditions, and to Chuck Haase' for giving me a great racecar. Chuck is always finding new ways to make this car better, and this weekend just goes to show that Haase' Racecars can win races."
"All of our normal crew couldn't make it this weekend, so those of us that were here had to pull together to pick up the slack," Callaway continued. "Everyone on the crew did a good job at that this weekend. It was a hot and tricky track to get down; we really had to pull a lot of power out of it to get it down the track."
With one win under his belt, Callaway and his team hope to take some, of that momentum into his next race, the most prestigious in all of drag racing, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park, during Labor Day weekend. It will be Callaway's first time to compete at that event.
"They always say the first win is the hardest," stated Callaway. "So it is really good to get that under your belt. We're going to go to Indy and give it our best shot. I feel between Tom Conway, Chuck Haase' and my team behind me, I have just as good a shot as anyone."