CA - The McClelland name and the Pomona Fairplex go hand
in hand with the history of the NHRA which is why it's
only fitting that Kevin McClelland would
add a new chapter to the McClelland family legacy with
his victory at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
weekend long McClelland was strong on both ends of the
track. His round 4 win on Saturday was within 0.007 seconds
of his dial-in time and in his final four rounds he would
grab the holeshot including the final round where his
0.007 light would force his opponent to breakout while
McClelland would pilot his K&N/Lucas Oil Ford roadster
to a conservative 9.924 second run and clinch the Super
Gas class "Wally" in the process. The win is
McClelland's 5th national event victory, his third win
at Pomona and his first at the Fairplex in 21 years.
has probably been the best 10 days of racing I’ve
had starting with the Pro Gas and Super Street banquets,
my runner-up finish at Fontana and now the Winternationals
win,” said an ecstatic McClelland. "It's so
hard to win a National event because you have to be nearly
perfect to win 6 rounds of racing against some of the
best drag racers in the country. But the car was flawless
and we didn't make mistakes. Execution is key and this
weekend we got the job done."
Tuna Tank will have a short break before their next event
on March 3rd at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California
where the team will be competing in the SoCal .5 Prolight
Tuna Tank would like to thank all of their sponsors who
support their program including Big Mac Racing, K&N,
Lucas Oil, B&M, Flowmaster, Milodon, Dart Machinery,
Racepak, Hoosier, Biondo Racing, Meziere Enterprises,
Ken Casey at John Elway Chevrolet and AEM.