Texas Native Chris McGaha Ready to Knock Dallas Win Off His BucketList
ODESSA, Tex. (October 12, 2016) – After winning the most prestigious race of the year at the U.S. Nationals, most racers would be satisfied but not Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro driver Chris McGaha. Winning Indy was huge for McGaha and using that momentum, he’s looking to ink a win at his home racetrack this weekend at the 31st annual AAA FallNationals.
“Dallas is just one of those races we’ve always wanted to win,” McGaha said. “To win Dallas would be big and it’s high on my bucket list. Texas Motorplex is our home race even though its 350 miles away from my house.”
McGaha got his first round win in Pro Stock competition five years ago at this event. Since 2011, he has qualified every time he has pushed in the clutch at Texas Motorplex and this year, McGaha is ready to go four rounds and bring home the Wally for his friends and family that have supported through his Pro Stock journey.
“My family has been racing in Dallas for so many years and I got my first round win at this race,” he added. “Our Harlow Sammons team has come a long way since that first round win and I want to bring home that trophy this weekend for everyone that has supported us.”
Qualifying at the 31st annual AAA FallNationals will begin on Friday, October 14th with two sessions at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Two more sessions will be on Saturday, October 15th at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m. Eliminations for the event will be on Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. starting with Top Fuel.
CHRIS MCGAHA, HARLOW SAMMONS CHEVROLET CAMARO
Last year, Dallas: Qualified No. 12; lost second round to Erica Enders
Last event, Reading: Qualified No. 5; lost second round to Shane Gray
COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Race #1: NHRA Carolina Nationals, Charlotte 2 (Fall Charlotte Race)
Qualified: No. 9 with a 6.641, 209.10
Results: Lost second round to Greg Anderson
Points: 6th with 2,082 pts
Race #2: AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals, St. Louis
Qualified: No. 7 with a 6.621, 209.07
Results: Lost second round to Bo Butner
Points: 6th with 2,135 pts
Race #3: NHRA Nationals, Reading
Qualified: No. 5 with a 6.585, 210.73
Results: Lost second round to Shane Gray
Points: 6th with 2,189 pts
Television Schedule: AAA FallNationals
Friday Oct. 14, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Saturday Oct. 15, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 8 p.m. (ET).
Sunday, Oct. 16, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 2 p.m. (ET).
Run Schedule: AAA FallNationals
Friday: two qualifying sessions at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: two qualifying sessions at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Sunday: eliminations at 11:00 a.m.
PRO STOCK POINT STANDINGS
Jason Line 2,389
Greg Anderson 2,344
Vincent Nobile 2,306
Bo Butner 2,256
Shane Gray 2,242
CHRIS MCGAHA 2,189
Allen Johnson 2,160
Drew Skillman 2,157
Jeg Coughlin 2,115
Erica Enders 2,104