McLeansboro, IL (July 27, 2017) – Clay Millican is optimistic about the performance of his Parts Plus/Great Clips/University of Northwestern Ohio Top Fuel dragster heading towards the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. He had possibly the most consistent race car on the track this past weekend and he wants to keep the streak going.
“We ran a 3.79 three times in a row. We were one of the only cars who made consistent passes all three days,” Millican said. “Friday, I actually turned off early twice. We had no smoking tire issues and we were on a roll until a parts break in the second round Sunday.”
Millican is also happy to be headed towards the second leg of the NHRA Western Swing. Racing in Sonoma means a return to more familiar territory when it comes to tuning the Parts Plus/Great Clips/University of Northwestern Ohio dragster.
“The high altitude of Denver was so tricky for everyone,” Millican said. “We’ll be back at sea level in Sonoma and back to what we are comfortable with.”
Millican will also be racing the Great Clips, Shark Week themed paint scheme this weekend. Shark Week airs thru Sunday, July 30 on the Discovery Channel.
Fans will be able to watch all the action from the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals live on FOX Sports 1 this weekend.
2017 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Schedule (Pacific Time)
Friday, July 28
5:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying
8:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying
Saturday, July 29
2:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying
5:00 p.m. Top Fuel Dragster Qualifying
5:35 p.m. Nitro Funny Car Qualifying
Sunday, July 30
11:00 a.m. Nitro Eliminations Begin
2017 Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Television Coverage (Eastern Time)
Friday, July 28 – 11:00 p.m. Qualifying LIVE on FS1
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 p.m. Qualifying on FS1
Sunday, July 30 – 4:00 p.m. Eliminations LIVE on FS1
About Stringer Performance
Established in 2015, Stringer Performance is entering its third year of competition in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with veteran Top Fuel driver Clay Millican. Owned by Doug Stringer who has a lengthy resume in the racing industry in both NHRA and NASCAR, the team is based in McLeansboro, IL where Stringer resides. The team is led by crew chief David Grubnic, a former NHRA Top Fuel driver turned tuner. Stringer Performance proudly boasts a solid lineup of marketing partners including marquee partners: Parts Plus, Great Clips and UNOH.
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