The Hairston Motorsports & Racing team attended the West Coast Hot Rod Association (WCHRA) California Nationals, at the famous Famoso Raceway, this past weekend. Clint “The Milkman” Hairston of Bakersfield qualified 3rd with a 6.79 @ 230.94 mph struggling with traction problems on all three qualifiers. Randy Walker set the bar pretty high with a stout 6.281 pass for the #1 spot.
Dealing with extreme heat all weekend was a struggle but Jake Hairston, Crew Chief, and Doug Stewart, Co-Crew Chief/Clutch Specialist were able to make the right changes allowing Clint to take his Jerry Bickel built 2007 GTO to the final round against Randy Walker’s 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, the reigning 2009 WCHRA Pro Street Champion. Clint took out Jay Diedrich’s beautiful Pro Mod 57 Chevy in the Semi-Finals with a blistering 6.201 @ 240.32 mph setting up the final with Walker. Unfortunately, Walker was unable to restart his car after stalling in the water box giving Clint a single for the win. Jim Hairston, Team Owner, commented that “Clint asked Jake if he should just take the bulb and idle down the track, but Jake rifled back NO WAY, we want the record GO FOR IT.” Clint did not disappoint the crowd running a 6.183 @ 240.77 mph setting the new WCHRA National Speed record.
Hairston also holds the Pacific Street Car Association Pro Street National E.T. and MPH record that was set at Fontana on May 23, 2010 (6.084 @ 238.30 mph).