McClenathan returns to DSR for a two-race ‘redemption tour’ at NHRA’s back-to-back Indianapolis events.
Top Fuel veteran Cory ‘Mac’ McClenathan will return to Don Schumacher Racing for a two-event ‘redemption tour’ at the upcoming NHRA Indianapolis double-header at Lucas Oil Raceway this weekend. McClenathan, who had previously announced his drag racing retirement in 2019, is excited to temporarily rejoin NHRA’s winningest organization as he seeks his 35th Top Fuel victory.
“I had made the decision to hang up my driving shoes last year, but I ran the last three events of the 2019 season, and things didn’t go as I had hoped. I was left feeling like I had some unfinished business,” said McClenathan.
When he returns to the track this weekend for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the kickoff of the resumption of the 2020 season, McClenathan will pilot the Nordic Boats/Revchem Composites Top Fuel dragster. Fans may recognize the overall look of the car which closely resembles his family’s famous ‘Mac Attack’ dragster that he drove in the 1990s. Both Nordic Boats, a leading high-performance boat manufacturer, and Revchem Composites, an industry leader in composites and applications expertise with business interests that stretch from aerospace to automobile to surfing, have supported McClenathan’s racing career for more than a decade.
“I’m just so excited to get back out there, see the fans, and hopefully add another Wally trophy to my collection. Yes, I’m here to have fun, but I’m also here to win,” added McClenathan who ranks ninth on the NHRA’s Top Fuel all-time wins list. A win at Indy would tie him with drag racing legend Don Garlits’ 35 victories.