McLeansboro, IL (July 19, 2017) – This weekend at the 2017 MOPAR Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, Clay Millican hopes to take a bite out of his competition in his Great Clips/Shark Week themed Top Fuel Dragster.
The special livery on the dragster highlights one of Stringer Performance’s title sponsors, Great Clips, and their support of the hugely popular Shark Week on the Discovery Channel airing July 23 to July 30.
“I’m excited to be piloting such a cool car. I’m going to channel the shark thinking: the only thing on a shark’s mind is eating. All that’s on my mind is winning,” Millican said. “It amazes me how many race fans get into Shark Week. I’ll admit I watch Discovery a lot. It has some of my favorite television shows.”
Millican heads into Denver locked in a tights points battle. He is currently in the No. 7 position, but only 22 points behind Brittany Force. He’s hoping the Western Swing can give him momentum to move ahead.
“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to make the top 5. I am hoping that by the time we are finished with the Western Swing we will be No. 5,” Millican said. “It is so close right now. We just have to get a jump on Brittany and Kalitta.”
While coverage of qualifying at the MOPAR Mile-High Nationals will be on FS1 Friday night, this week fans will be able to watch final eliminations live on FOX NetworkSunday afternoon.
“It’s always awesome when we are featured on FOX network. That brings in new viewers who we hope turn into NHRA fans,” Millican said.
MOPAR Mile-High NHRA Nationals Race Schedule (Mountain Time)
Friday, July 21
5:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 1
8:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 2
Saturday, July 22
4:30 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 3
7:00 p.m. Nitro Qualifying Session 4
Sunday, July 23
11:00 p.m. Nitro Eliminations Begin
MOPAR Mile-High NHRA Nationals TV Schedule (Eastern Time)
Friday, July 21: 8:00 p.m. on FS1
Sunday, July 23: 12:30 a.m. on FS1
Sunday, July 23: 3:00 p.m. LIVE on FOX-TV
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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