In what has been a breakout season by nearly every account, Chris McGaha still has one more goal to finish off his 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
The Pro Stock standout might not be able to win a world championship, as Erica Enders clinched her second straight world title with another dominating performance in Las Vegas, but McGaha can do the next best thing at this weekend’s 51st annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
That would obviously mean finishing second in the loaded Pro Stock class and he would like nothing more than to pick up his fourth win of the season in his Harlow Sammons Racing Chevrolet Camaro in doing so.
“Finishing second in the points is a pretty big goal for our Harlow Sammons team,” said McGaha, who currently sits 20 points behind four-time world champion Greg Anderson in third. “I was looking at the points the other morning and you can easily go all the way down to sixth if you don’t do well at this race. We want to end this year on a good note.
“Our mindset for finishing the year strong is to win the last race. We might’ve not won the championship but we want to be the last team to win in Pro Stock with carburetors,” continued McGaha and referencing the rule changes for 2016 in Pro Stock. “That would be pretty sweet. I’d love to win the last race with carburetors before we make the changes this winter.”