Pomona II: Cory McClenathan preview

Cory Mac Sixth after Opening Round at Pomona FRAM Boost Dragster Runs 4.561 Seconds POMONA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2006 -- Cory McClenathan and the Carrier Boyz Racing Top Fuel team opened the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on a...

Cory Mac Sixth after Opening Round at Pomona
FRAM Boost Dragster Runs 4.561 Seconds

POMONA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2006 -- Cory McClenathan and the Carrier Boyz Racing Top Fuel team opened the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on a positive note Thursday with a run of 4.561 seconds at an impressive 331.85 mph, winding up sixth with three more rounds remaining before Sunday's eliminations.

"I'm happy with that . . . and the engine broke a lifter at the finish line," said McClenathan. "The good news is we made it down the track. Wes (Cerny, crew chief) and Tony (Shortall, assistant crew chief) have been trying new parts as we get ready for next year. We are looking forward to Friday's run. We should be able to run better."

"We were conservative on the tune-up because it was our first run and it worked," added Shortall. "It was a good way to open qualifying."

Two more qualifying rounds are on tap for Saturday to prepare for Sunday's eliminations.

-credit: cbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac