Clint “The Milkman” Hairston Wins Street Car Super Nationals
Date: December 07, 2015
Author: John Gutheil
Alta Loma, CA (December) – A dominating performance by the HMR Team at the 11th SCSN in Las Vegas produced a great win and a new elapsed time record of 5.759 in the Pro Modified Class.
Many people didn’t see it coming but Jake Hairston, Crew Chief and Engine Builder, wasn’t surprised. He commented, “With my busy Pro Stock engine building job at Elite Performance and because of several rainouts during the season, we were unable to work on our new Big Block combination the way we needed to be competitive". An October test session at Tulsa International Raceway proved to be a huge boost for the team with several 200 mph 1/8 mile runs in the high 3.80’s. "I knew that the combination had potential so we came to Vegas with high expectations.”
Qualifying #2 behind Rick Snavely with a 5.84 @ 252.66 put them in great position for Sunday eliminations. A semifinal matchup with T.J. Coughlin produced a stunning win running 5.759 @ 253.71 setting up a final round showdown with Kevin Fiscus. Another 5.759 @ 255.24 got the win and validated that the team’s early runs were no accident. “Clint’s driving was solid all weekend” commented Team Owner and proud father, Jim Hairston. “We’ve been close in the past but this year we finally won the biggest race of my career” Clint commented in the Winner’s Circle after accepting the Trophy and Winner’s Check from race promoter Mel Roth. Kathy Hairston, Jake and Clint’s proud mother, said “I am so happy to be part of this dream come true for my husband and sons. They have worked so hard to make it a happen.”
HMR wants to extend a special thanks to Steve Graves at Quick Drive for his hard work at the event, Adam Lambert at Precision Racing Suspension for his assistance and great shocks and Mark Micke at M&M Transmissions for building great converters. They will be announcing their 2016 racing schedule in January so stay tuned. For some great video of the SCSN action visit http://www.facebook.com/hairstonmotorsports.
They look forward again in 2016 to representing our title sponsors PerTronix Performance Brands, Lucas Oil and Elite Motorsports and our many other product sponsors including: Duttweiler Performance, Precision Turbo, Racepak, Precision Racing Suspension, M&M Transmissions, Hoosier Tire, K&N, Lenco, Quick Drive, Comp Cams, Lunati crankshafts, Hogan Manifolds, Jesel, Strange, Motive Gear, CFE, Inland Empire Driveline, SCE Gaskets, Starside Design, Russell, ARP, XS Power and Meziere for their continuing support and their great crew including Jake Hairston, Tracy Holmes and Clint Hairston.
For more information on Hairston Motorsports go to www.hairstonmotorsports.com
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