Former Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Pro Stock winner Chris McGaha, who qualified for the 2017 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and finished ninth last season despite only competing in 19 of 24 events, will run the entire 24-event Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2018 and has named Adam Hornberger as the new crew chief for his Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro.
Hornberger, a native of Reading, Pa.,has an impressive resumé, having served as crew chief for Allen Johnson since 2015, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in 2014, and Mike Edwards prior to that.
“Adam adding knowledge to our team that we’ve never had before, especially with shock packages, and that’s really cool because I know nothing about that stuff,” McGaha laughed. “I know a lot about my Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro but his knowledge about shocks is huge; that’ll only help our team moving forward.”
“I’m really excited to get back to working on a Chevrolet Camaro,” Hornberger said. “I don’t care what manufacturer a racecar is because a racecar is a racecar to me. In saying that though, I had a very good season and start to my career with tuning a Camaro. I’m excited to get back out there and into the swing of running a car the way I like to run it.”
Heading into the next chapter of his Pro Stock career with Hornberger, McGaha gave special thanks to Justin Elkes of Modern Racing.
“I wanted to thank Justin Elkes of Modern Racing for helping us the last few years,” McGaha added. “He’s devoting more of his time to Modern Racing so he won’t be out there with us this year but we will still have access to him if and when we need it. He really helped out our program and we can’t thank him enough.”