Paul Lee

Nitro Funny Car - NHRA

For over 40 years, McLeod Racing owner Paul Lee’s passion has been racing since his first trip down the quarter mile at age 17. Growing up in New Jersey, Paul was surrounded by great race tracks such as Englishtown and Atco Dragways.

“It was a terrific learning experience for a driver racing as much as we did at nearly every track in the Northeast.” Paul’s racing goals have always been the same: to someday win an NHRA Funny Car World Championship. Paul realized long ago that if he were going reach his racing goals, he would need the proper education and business skills to both become successful in business and to betterunderstand big corporations’ marketing goals and objectives. “Today, a successful professional driver needs to know how to market and promote a sponsor’s products or services and to show them how they will receive a measurable and tangible return on investment.”

With the importance of education as a priority, Paul graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, has two post-graduate degrees in business and law (MBA & JD) from Rutgers University, and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. His background in finance and management gives him great skills to run McLeod Racing but his passion for the industry is what gives him his drive. “Owning McLeod Racing and building a team of people here that designs and builds the finest quality high performance clutch and driveline products in the automotive aftermarket are a dream come true for me. I bought my first McLeod clutch while I was in high school, and now I am the President. How cool is that!” “When you buy from McLeod Racing you can rest assured that we would not sell you any part that I wouldn’t use in one of my own cars. Thank you, our loyal customers, for your continued support.


  • Career Wins: 3
  • Career Final Rounds: 4
  • Career Best: 3.935
  • Career Best Speed: 329.34 MPH