Stringer Performance Fast Facts
Busy Week for Millican as He Prepares to Drive DENSO-Sponsored Dragster at Denso Iridium TT Nationals…
For the second time in his career, Clay Millican will drive a DENSO sponsored car in support of a DENSO event. Millican will begin his busy week in Vegas with a NHRA press conference on Thursday followed by a fun evening that includes racing against 32 DENSO executives at The Strip and a special sponsor dinner.
Things don’t slow down there! After Q1 on Friday, Millican will participate in a Club Nitro Q&A for fans followed by the DENSO welcome reception after Q2. On Saturday, Millican will host Nitro School at his Stringer Performance pit area for race fans beginning at 11am. Millican will close out his weekend of extra track activities at the Seal Master Track Walk on Sunday morning.
Grubnic’s New Wheels…
Clay Millican pulled off the surprise of a lifetime for his crew chief, David Grubnic (Grubby), at the Gatornationals two weeks ago by gifting him a brand new set of wheels for the track. Fans have become used to seeing Grubby’s little maroon scooter zip between the DENSO/Parts Plus/Great Clips/UNOH pit and the starting line. However, now he’ll be riding in style on a new dirt bike that Millican had wrapped to match the team’s golf carts. The gift was presented to Grubby complete with a big bow courtesy of Millican’s wife, Donna.
Millican Can’t Stop in the Shop…
During the off-week it was business as usual for the Stringer Performance crew at their shop in McLeansboro, IL until the man himself, Clay Millican, walked thru the door. Millican spent a day at home in Drummonds, TN before the itch to get back to his DENSO/Parts Plus/Great Clips/UNOH dragster was too much and he had to head North.
Millican spent his time in the shop applying new decals and making sure everything was in order for this week’s DENSO sponsorship in Vegas. He also made time to sign some new Great Clips merchandise that will be used in their 5th of the month giveaway on Twitter. You can participate in the giveaway by following Great Clips at @GREATracing and see what to do on April 5th!
Quote from Clay Millican on the progress of the team and looking at Vegas…
“This team is doing a phenomenal job and I’m very excited about where we are right now in the season! The key thing we as a team have been working on is consistency at the track and back in the shop. Consistency is what put us 2nd in points and has allowed this team to gel so quickly. It’s also helped the boys get the kinks out faster in turning the car around, especially with the LIVE audience on FS1. There is no lag time in live TV and each race that timeclock has pushed this team to improve. I see improvements from every member of this team each week, and I can’t wait to see what we do this weekend in Vegas!
It is going to be a very exciting weekend for me to say the least. I have the chance to spend some extra time with our team sponsor and the event sponsor, DENSO. I’m going to do a little racing on Thursday night against 32 Denso executives in a drag race at the track and then a few other fun events over the weekend. I love to see them on my racecar and visiting us in the pit each year, but it’s even more special when such a great company becomes even more involved in the sport. I was really happy to see their event sponsorship for this weekend in Vegas and I know we’re going to have a great weekend of racing with them!”