Hairston Motorsports & Racing Qualifies First And Goes To The Finals
Date: October 27, 2010
Author: John Gutheil
Las Vegas, NV (September 18 & 19, 2010) - The Hairston Motorsports & Racing team just attended the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Accufab West Coast Nationals, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Clint “The Milkman” Hairston of Bakersfield qualified first on Saturday out of a 12 car lineup, achieving both the low ET and top MPH of the day (6.18 @ 237 mph).
The race was challenging with temperatures reaching 100+ degrees over the weekend. Hairston and his Jerry Bickel built 2007 GTO raced Randy Walker and his 1974 Chevrolet El Camino in the first round of eliminations. Hairston running a 6.479 @ 229 mph, took the win over Walker running a 6.99 @ 153 mph. In the second round Hairston was able to beat the heat with an amazing run. Up against Tony Marino and his 57’ Chevy Bel Air, the Hairston team stepped it up, knowing that a win would automatically advance him to the finals and that’s exactly what they did. Hairston managed to beat his qualifying time the previous day running an astonishing 6.18 @ 241.54 mph, making that his fastest run yet. In the final round Hairston was up against John Scalpi in his beautiful 57’ Chevy Bel Air. Unable to keep up with John running a 6.34 @ 225 mph, Clint happily took a very close second, with a 6.48 @ 235 mph.
Hairston still holds the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Pro Street National E.T. and MPH record that was set at Fontana on May 23, 2010 (6.084 @ 238.30 mph) and the West Coast Hot Rod Association (WCHRA) national speed record that was set in Famoso on July 17, 2010. (240.77 mph)
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, 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. Co-Crew Chief, Doug Stewart, Car Chief, Tom Esbri, and Bill Hickok, for their amazing support for this team.
The Hairston team's next event will take place at the Pacific Street Car Association, Hughes Performance Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, AZ on October 8-10, 2010.
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