Pomona II: Cory McClenathan final summary

With season over, Carrier Boyz Racing excited about 2005 POMONA, Calif. (November 14, 2004) -- Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing Berryman Products Top Fuel Dragster, lost to David Baca in the quarterfinals of this weekend's ...

With season over, Carrier Boyz Racing excited about 2005

POMONA, Calif. (November 14, 2004) -- Cory McClenathan, driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing Berryman Products Top Fuel Dragster, lost to David Baca in the quarterfinals of this weekend's season-ending 40th anniversary edition of the NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals.

McClenathan (4.546/325.69) turned back four-time IHRA champion Clay Millican (4.606/320.58) in the opening round.

In the quarterfinals, McClenathan lost traction and coasted down the Pomona Raceway quarter-mile in 6.778 seconds, while Baca raced to the win light in 4.859 seconds.

"We're disappointed with the loss today," said McClenathan. "We wanted to go out with a better than average showing, but it didn't happen. The future looks exciting as we welcome FRAM and Honeywell on board beginning with the start of the 2005 season. I think you'll see Carrier Boyz Racing surprise a lot of teams next year."

Mark, Andy and Shirley Carrier are also excited as they begin working on their 2005 season.

"We feel we did well as we completed our first full season," said Mark Carrier. "We finished seventh in points and with the heavy hitters that we have in Top Fuel we feel we made a respectable showing. We even more optimistic about next year.

"With the addition of FRAM we feel we can improve even more in 2005. We've ordered two Hadman chassis and plenty of heads and other back up equipment as we begin completing on even terms with teams that have dominated this season."

With Cory Mac's first round win, coupled with Doug Herbert's first round loss, McClenathan locked up the No. 7 position in the 2004 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings. He accumulated 1151 points this season to 1098 for Herbert in eighth.

ESPN2 will air same-day television coverage of eliminations from 6 until 9 p.m. this evening. ESPN2 will repeat the elimination show from 3-5 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 19). Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.

Carrier Boyz Racing thanks American Racing, Autolite Spark Plugs, Don Steves Chevrolet (La Habra, Calif.), Fabtech Motorsports, FRAM, Mac Tools, Negley Electric, Prestone and PurePower Oil for their support throughout 2004.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , David Baca , Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac