Cory McClenathan
  • Date of birth:
    January 30, 1963
  • Hometown:
    Brownsburg, Ind.
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  • Career Wins: 38
    TF: 34 TAD: 4
  • Career Final Rounds: 71
    TF: 65 TAD: 6
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Career Highlights
  • 2012: Competed in a limited schedule of 15 events; raced to first-round wins at Brainerd and Pomona 2; qualified a season-best sixth at Norwalk
  • 2011: Competed in six events in a limited schedule; Qualified for Countdown playoff events at Phoenix and Pomona 2
  • 2010: Finished third in points after contending for title all season; Earned three victories in eight final rounds; Raced to five No. 1 qualifying positions; Advanced to Countdown playoffs for third consecutive season; Earned his 11th career top five points finish
  • 2009: Briefly led the points standings after win at first Countdown to 1 race in Charlotte; Earned his second straight and 10th overall top 5 finish; advanced past the first round at 21 of 24 races
  • 2008: Returned to championship contention with third place points finish; Raced to victory at Las Vegas 1 and posted two runner-up finishes
  • 2007: Posted a runner-up finish in St. Louis; Set career best for speed
  • 2006: Raced to victory at Richmond, ending two-year winless drought; Earned runner-up finish at Columbus; Recorded 15th career POWERade Top 10 points finish
  • 2005:Earned 14th POWERade Top 10 points finish; Runner-up at Houston
  • 2004: Advanced to two final rounds, winning the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals (Atlanta); collected two No. 1 qualifying positions (Topeka & Chicago 2) for a career total of 29; first driver in the 4.40s (Chicago 2) since the rule change to 85-percent nitro at Seattle; No. 7 in points, posting 13th top-10 finish.
  • 2003: Advanced to two final rounds including season-opening K&N Filters Winternationals; recorded career-best performances in time and speed; posted 12th top 10 points finish, and eighth finish in top five
  • 2002: Qualified No. 1 at Indianapolis; Won Pomona 2 on a holeshot
  • 2000: Finished in the top 10 of the NHRA championship Top Fuel point standings for the 10th consecutive season; Won back-to-back national events at Houston and Dallas
  • 1999: Claimed a Top Fuel victory at Indianapolis
  • 1998: Finished second in the Top Fuel point standings for the fourth time; Equaled a career best by winning six races, including four of the first six events of the season
  • 1997: Became the first driver in NHRA history to exceed 320 mph with a pass of 321.77 at Dallas; Won six events, including four consecutive races (Denver, Sonoma, Seattle and Brainerd) during the summer
  • 1996: Won three national events for the second consecutive season; Won at Indianapolis for the first time
  • 1995: Won three national events, including back-to-back titles at Atlanta and Memphis
  • 1994: Advanced to the final round at the final three national events, capturing the title in Topeka; Made the transition from team owner/driver to just handling the driving duties
  • 1993: Missed four races because of serious burns on face and hands as the result of a crash at Rockingham Dragway and still finished sixth in the Top Fuel point standings; Qualified No. 1 seven times
  • 1992: First driver in NHRA history to run in the 4.70s with a pass of 4.799 at Reading; Finished only 92 points behind Top Fuel champion Joe Amato despite not competing at Montreal
  • 1991: Finished 10th in the point standings, cracking the Top Fuel top 10 in his rookie campaign; Made first career four-second pass at Seattle

  • Marital status: Single
  • Daughter: Courtney (10/25/90)
  • Height/weight: 5´7´´, 165 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Jet skiing and radio control cars