McClenathan disappointed with quarterfinal finish
Englishtown, Sunday: A disappointed Cory McClenathan said a supercharger hiccup “knocked the tires loose” at the hit of the throttle against Brandon Bernstein and led to a Bernstein win in the quarterfinals of the SuperNationals Sunday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
“I thought we had a good tune-up but we were down on boost at the hit,” added the driver of the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM Boost Top Fuel dragster. “I tried to catch him but he was able to beat us again. We just aren’t getting any racing luck.”
Bernstein was timed in 4.728 seconds at 309.27 mph to McClenathan’s 5.158 at 288.77.
A first-round win over David Baca – 4.785 at 273.22 to 6.264 at 138.87 – sent McClenathan into the quarterfinals.
The hot weather made for tricky racing surface. “Track conditions just kept getting worse,” commented McClenathan. “I feel bad for the guys. They worked hard all weekend.”
McClenathan remains ninth in NHRA POWERade Series points with 547.
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