After an eventfull 2011 season, McAttack Racing is getting prepared for what 2012 holds.
In June 2011 at Mopar Nitro Jam in Grand Bend, Mike McIntire and the McAttack team encountered a painfull end to their season.
Team McAttack entered the event 2nd in the standings hoping to overcome the points leader Peter Gallen and his Poverty Sticken Vega. The teams hopes changed quickly. Just as the tree flashed green Mike hit the throttle and about 60 ft out the car took a dart for the wall
The car crashed hard and almost went over the wall, but came down and coasted to the end of the track. The crew raced to end of the track not knowing the damage or the injuries to Mike. Mike was in alot of pain and the car was not repairable for the weekend.
Mike suffered a broken back during the hard landing in the crash. He was in a back brace for 4 months, and has finally healed up and ready to get back in the seat.
The car had to go through some major repairs from the chassis to the the body. Everything has been fixed and now its time to assemble and get ready for the 2012 racing season!
McAttack Finishes 2nd in Nitro Jam Standings
McAttack Racing had a great weekend at State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge. We started the weekend off with a 5.85 et 246mph and were the #1 qualifier. The track was a little loose about 300ft out but Mike McIntire drove the car hard though the lights claiming the win. We were paired up against Peter Gallen and his Poverty Stricken Vega for the finals. The tree went green and both cars were off, again about 300ft out both cars got loose and the McAttack 69′ camaro brushed the wall with the headers, which gave us a disqualification and runner-up. Mike McIntire said “The car shot right hard, and I tried to drive out of it but we just got a little to close.” Very little damage was done to the car allowing the team to get ready for day 2 of the Nitro Jam.
On Sunday McAttack went out and set the low e.t. again with a 5.95. We were matched up with Peter Gallen again for the finals. It was a close race, we had the lead till the Poverty Stricken Vega snuck by about 13 ft from the finish line. Mike McIntire said “Peter, his family, and his crew are great people. I love to compete against him, and its always an awesome race.” After the gumbo and two runner-up finishes in Baton Rouge, McAttack Racing is ready for the next challenge out in Tucson for IHRA Arizona Nitro Jam!!!!
Day 1 Results
Round 1: McIntire 5.852 246 mph def. Sanders 6.605 165 mph
Round 2 Finals: McIntire 8.593 lost to Gallen 7.110
Day 2 Results
Round 1: McIntire 5.957 240.83 mph DEF. Dunn 7.843 117.08 mph
Round 2 Finals: McIntire 5.952 241.67 mph lost to Gallen 5.919 244.76 mph
Palm Beach Nitro Jam was fantastic. McAttack made 3 good runs including a 5.89. We finished the weekend 2-1. We missed the call for the last race by 5 minutes due to a damaged valve from our 5.89 pass. The weather on Saturday was perfect, mid 70s and sunshine. The fans were great both days, they were very thankful for us coming to their track.
Next its off to Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras Nitro Jam Feb 19-20. We were victorious last year at state capitol raceway with a win and a runner up finish. We’ll see what luck Baton Rouge brings to McAttack this year
Palm Beach Nitro Jam Results
Day 1 Round 1: McAttack 6.26 lost to Romine 5.88
Day 1 Round 2: McAttack 6.14 Win against Jacobsmeyer 6.255
Day 2 Round 1: McAttack 5.89 WIN over Dunn 9.72
Its that time already, the first race of the season. IHRA Palm Beach Nitro Jam in West Palm Beach Florida kicks of on Jan 28th-29th. The crew has been working hard during the winter to get everything ready. We are looking forward to the tough competition we will be facing this year, and will be ready for the challenge. We will releasing the rest of the schedule as we get it . Check back for updates!
McAttack Racing Announces new sponsors
McAttack makes it to the FINALS again.
Team McAttack had a great weekend at IHRA Northern Nitro Jam in Martin, MI. We had 4 good runs, the best in the Finals on Saturday. It was hot Friday and attendance was decent. On Saturday we were staring down some rain clouds, but it all passed and racing wasn’t delayed. Attendance was great on Saturday, all the fans we talked to loved the show. We have a match race this weekend at Dragway 42, then back on the road to Budds Creek, Maryland.
Friday Round 1
|(W)||Steve Nichols (’70 Camaro)||0.110||6.040||232.11|
|(L)||Mike McIntire (Amalie Oil ’69 Camaro)||0.143||6.298||222.47|
The car ran great, a litte slower than we wanted and nothing got hurt.
Friday Round 2
|(W)||Mike McIntire (Amalie Oil ’69 Camaro)||0.149||6.221||229.27|
|(L)||Rick Krafft (Chicago Fire ’79 Corvette)(L)||0.092||7.247||152.42|
9:51 p.m. These two would usually meet in the championship round, but not today. This time it was all McIntire, Krafft’s car off the pace immediately and trailing smoke in the lights.
Saturday Round 1
|(W)||Mike McIntire (Amalie Oil ’69 Camaro)||0.066||6.163||230.53|
|(L)||Greg Jacobsmeyer (AllStar Dodge ’70 Challenger)||0.117||6.313||222.11|
The winner here needs to beat Dunn’s 6.606 to get into the championship round and Lawson’s 6.259 to make sure he stays there. McIntire was away first and steadily pulled away from Jacobsmeyer to take the win and ensure himself of a spot in the championship round.
Saturday Round 2 (FINALS)
|(W)||Peter Gallen (’74 Vega)||0.065||6.011||234.61|
|(L)||Mike McIntire (Amalie Oil ’69 Camaro)||-0.038(R)||5.953||230.29|
9:38 p.m. McIntire gave the championship round win to Gallen on a red light and he wasted his best run of the weekend in the process.
|Peter Gallen’s incremental times:||60ft-1.035 sec.||330ft-2.643||660ft-3.942/190.57 mph||1,000ft-5.058.|
|Mike McIntire’s incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec.||60ft-1.007 sec.||330ft-2.626||660ft-3.903/193.57||1,000ft-5.005|