ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Kloeber working hard to get Millican’s first NHRA win
He was Jim Epler’s crew chief when Epler became the first Funny Car driver to surpass 300 mph with a run of 300.40 mph at
Among Kloeber’s eight NHRA national-event victories as crew chief is one by Cristen Powell, who was 18 when she won at
For the last five seasons, Kloeber has been Clay Millican’s crew chief, the man calling the tuning shots while Millican has driven the Werner Enterprises/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports Top Fuel dragster to five consecutive IHRA Hooters Drag Racing Series championships and 45 race wins.
Now, Kloeber is focusing on another goal, one that has eluded him for too long: Getting Millican’s first NHRA Top Fuel win.
The chance comes this weekend in the Ameriquest Mortgages Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in
“I always look forward to going there,” he said. “It’s a beautiful facility and we’ll be ready to go.”
“The race gives us an opportunity to run with NHRA cars to see if we can win one of their events. It’s still a big goal of ours to win one,” said Kloeber. “The race track is famously good and the race comes at the right time because the weather’s going to be cool and we’re ready.”
Kloeber has been fine-tuning a new combination for 2006.
“We’ve got our car running better and the new combination is becoming more manageable,” he said. “We made three test runs a
“Mike definitely has his hands around that new tune-up,” said Millican, “and that’s always exciting for us.”
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