Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals
Yates making changes to transform Wiley X Eyewear GTO into race winner
Then again, ask veteran two-time Pro Stock champion Jim Yates about the anxiety accompanying any POWERade Series race weekend. He and Jamie Yates, his son and crew chief of the family’s Wiley X Eyewear Pontiac GTO, are constantly making adjustments to the chassis and its numerous components. Drag racing icon and wily engine builder/tuner extraordinaire Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins takes care of engine alterations.
Success in this sport is the treasured byproduct of change, and it’s what the Yates team is looking for during the Schuck’s Auto Supply Nationals at Pacific Raceways Friday through Sunday.
Jim and Jamie will be swapping a lot of chassis parts with the idea of transforming their GTO into a sea-level race contender following last weekend’s visit to
“There’s really nothing we can use in
Yates has three runner-up finishes to his credit at Pacific Raceways.
He advanced to the quarterfinals at
Yates had a .032 light to Stanfield’s .042, but Stanfield won by three-10thousandths of a second, a matter of inches, 7.221 to 7.232.
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