Pro Stock Champion Chris McGaha and the Harlow Sammons Race team are back in 2019 with more determination that ever. Heading into their 9th season contending for a Pro Stock World Championship title, McGaha’s off season preparation ranks second to none.
“We were extremely busy this off season,” McGaha said. “We decided to invest last August in our overall racing program by adding Gary Hettler and his cylinder head program to our performance shop. This new addition, alongside our current engine R&D program, made for a very productive off season.”
McGaha and his 2017 Chevrolet Camaro or the “Silver Bullet” as it is referred to, struggled the later part of the 2018 season. During the off season, McGaha felt it best to part ways with Crew Chief Adam Horneberger and assume the crew chief responsibilities himself.
“We haven’t won a round since Denver (July 2018),” the Texas native said. “Stupid stuff happened and we experienced a huge disconnect in the team. My Father has always said, when a football team performs poorly and the team is not clicking, it’s time to part ways with the head coach. In this case Adam was the head coach.”
With new responsibilities, and new performance enhancements, Chris McGaha and the Silver Bullet will be the team to watch in 2019.
“We spent the last couple of days testing in Phoenix,” McGaha said. “I am very happy with the progress that we have made from our off season efforts and looking forward to showcasing them on the track come Friday. I am optimistic and think we made the right calls to change our track performance around!”
Chris McGaha and The Harlow Sammons Race team will begin their contention of the 2019 Pro Stock World Championship at this weekend’ s Lucas Oil Winternationals February 8-10, 2019 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. Qualifying will begin Friday with sessions at noon and 2:30pm PST, and continue Saturday with sessions at noon and 3:30pm PST. Eliminations will begin promptly at 11am PST on Sunday.
Television coverage can be found on Fox Sports 1 all weekend long beginning Friday with qualifying coverage at 6pm EST, and continue Saturday at 7pm EST. 3 hours of live elimination coverage will begin Sunday at 5pm EST.
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About Harlow Sammons: Harlow Sammons of Odessa, Texas specializes in manufacturing Power Swivel Units, Skid Mounted Pumps, Cementing Units, and Mud Pits, in addition to having a fully stocked Parts Department with replacement parts for all of the units they build, in addition to Hydraulic Hose, both new and repair.