Stringer Performance Fast Facts
Millican records career fastest time at Winternationals…
Clay Millican and the Parts Plus/ Great Clips dragster were flying at the NHRA Mello Yello Series opener in Pomona. Millican recorded the quickest time of his career, a 3.724 second run at 327 mph, in a first-round win during Sunday’s eliminations. The quick run on Sunday topped Millican’s 3.729-second run at 319 mph on the same track in November’s season finale, bolstering the team’s confidence they can push the envelope even further this year.
Testing, Testing 1.2.3….
The Stringer Performance team spent a lot of time during the off season working the numbers, and dialing in the 2016 Parts Plus/ Great Clips dragster to be one of the most competitive cars in the field this year. A successful test session in Phoenix three weeks ago has the team feeling very optimistic in their chances of contending for the win in this weekend’s CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Millican in the top half of the pack for championship points race…
Clay Millican may not have walked away from the Winternats with a Wally, but he did achieve one goal for the weekend. After the racing was done, Millican and his Stringer Performance team found themselves sitting in fifth place out of fifteen racers in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Championship Point Standings.
Quote from Clay Millican going into this weekend’s event in Phoenix…
“It’s been a long time since I’ve left Pomona at the beginning of the season feeling this good about a race car and a race team. This thing is so fast! It just kept running fast over and over again all weekend. I’m excited because I know the Parts Plus/Great Clips team is going to have a great year. We had a really great test session at the Phoenix track a couple of weeks ago and I believe the knowledge that we gained from that test is going to translate into success for us this weekend.”
About Stringer Performance
Established in 2015, Stringer Performance is entering its second 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, and general manager Lance Larsen. Stringer Performance proudly boasts a solid lineup of marketing partners including marquee partners: Parts Plus, Great Clips and UNOH.