Hairston Motorsports & Racing Qualifies #12 at SCSN
Date: December 23, 2010
Author: John Gutheil
Las Vegas, NV (Nov 18-21) - The Hairston Motorsports team attended the Street Car Super Nationals and was successful in qualifying in the #12 spot in the 32 car field. Clint “The Milkman” Hairston’s qualifying time of 6.311 @ 236.05 fell below the team’s expectations but put them in the top half of the field.
The team experienced a broken transmission at Thursday nights T&T and a valve train failure in the first round of qualifying requiring an engine change. The crew did a great job in the getting the car ready for the second round of qualifying putting the car solidly in the field. Unfortunately, some additional clutch problems kept the team from improving their position on Saturday.
Sunday eliminations were met with dropping temperatures and increased wind gusts ultimately causing the race to be shortened to 1/8th mile later in the day. Our first round opponent was Yvonne Lucas driving her beautiful 68 Camaro with 762 cubic inches of Fulton power. This was a great race with Clint pulling away for the victory running 6.21 to Yvonne’s career best 6.41. Our race ended with a second round loss to the eventual runner-up Guiseppe Gentile.
Even though we had hoped for another final round appearance like in 2009, the Hairston team had a great year winning the PSCA Championship and setting both the ET and MPH records. We look forward to another great year in 2011.
Hairston Motorsports & Racing would like to give special thanks to Lucas Oil for being our title sponsor this year and also thank our many other loyal sponsors; Pertronix,Duttweiler Performance, Precision Turbo, XS Power, Powermaster, Racepak, Hoosier Tire, K&N, Crower Clutches, Lenco, Comp Cams, T&D Machine, Hogan Manifolds, Jesel, Strange, Motive Gear, Inland Empire Driveline, SCE Gaskets, Starside Design, Specialty Fasteners, Russell, Brodix and ARP for their continuing support.
Special thanks to our remarkable crew. Crew Chief, Jake Hairston, Co-Crew Chief, Doug Stewart, Car Chief, Tom Esbri, and Track Consultant, Bill Hickok, for their amazing support for this team.
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