Chris McGaha Wraps Up Another Fruitful Season in Pro Stock
POMONA, Calif. (November 15, 2016) – Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha’s 2016 season has been one to remember. Despite the drastic rule changes ranging from shorter wheelie bars to electronic fuel-injection, McGaha had countless victories this season as a driver and the crew chief of his own racing operation. While the beginning of the year was filled with a lot of unknowns on how the Pro Stock cars would perform after the rule changes, McGaha jumped to the head of the class with a final round appearance in just the second race of the season in Phoenix, Arizona. He followed that up with another final round appearance at the Four-Wide NHRA Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina three races later.
After a string of earlier than planned exits during the summer, McGaha came back swinging at the biggest race of the year – The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. McGaha powered to the No. 9 spot after qualifying at the event and on his way to the winner circle, he defeated Matt Hartford, Curt Steinbach, Vincent Nobile, and Allen Johnson.
McGaha finished out the season with consistency, reaching at least the second round at every event after his big win at Indy. Out of 24 races, McGaha qualified in the top ten 21 times. He went on to qualify in the top half of the field at 15 events. Five years and 98 national event races since his Pro Stock debut, McGaha’s win-loss record stands at 70-87. “I’m looking forward to the winter because there’s not any changes to make like we had last winter,” McGaha said. “I see a whole slew of things I need to spend some time on this winter so that’s why I’m happy we don’t have any rule changes on top of that. We can focus on what I’ve been too busy to work on while chasing the circuit.”