Paul Lee To Return to Nitro Funny Car at the Route 66 Nationals After Successful Debut in Atlanta

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Paul Lee will return to the seat of his privately owned Nitro Funny Car this weekend at the Route 66 Nationals in Joliet. Lee, primarily backed by McLeod Racing, is looking to have another successful, clean weekend. This weekend, JEGS Performance will be McLeod’s Dealer of the Race and Dragzine will be the official publication.

The Chicagoland track has always been a favorite of Paul Lee. During his Top Alcohol Funny Car career, he was the runner up in 2004. Lee also received his Fuel Funny Car license during a Monday test session after the event. 

“Route 66 has always been really great to me,” says Lee, owner of McLeod Racing. “I went to the finals in Alcohol Funny Car and now we are looking to do it in the Nitro Funny Car. After Atlanta, I can’t wait to get back in the seat. If Atlanta was any kind of insight of what this team and what this car can do, I have no worries that we will going rounds on Sunday.”

During the race weekend, JEGS Performance will be hosting a Dealer of the Race sale. Our customers will be able to become McLeod equipped at from May 27th to June 3rd.  

“Racing is fun, but the B2B is a huge part of the success,” says Lee. “JEGS has been a great partner of McLeod Racing and it’s great to be able to come together and give our customers a great discount. Being successful both on the track and in the office is what sets this McLeod team a part from the others.”

Racing on a professional level, Lee is able to offer a unique approach to traditional marketing. Dragzine will be a part of the McLeod Funny Car this weekend as the official magazine partner.

“We have been doing business with James Lawrence and the entire Power Automedia group for many years on the manufacturer’s side,” expresses Lee. “Power Automedia is a great avenue of marketing for McLeod and we want to return the favor and shed some national television light on the publication, Dragzine.”

Fans will be able to watch the McLeod team and meet Paul Lee at the Straigthline Strategy Group pit next to Clay Millican. Qualifying begins Friday at 6:15 pm and continues at 3:30 pm on Saturday with Sunday eliminations starting at 11 am. Be sure to follow Paul Lee on social media to get some Behind the Scenes action during the Route 66 Nationals.

About SSG:

The Straightline Strategy Group is a marketing and management company specializing in the operations of professional drag racing entities. The company is committed to practicing corporate social responsibility for its actions, and through its activities, with the goal to positively affect society, consumers, employees, and other stakeholders. The professional drivers include Clay Millican (NHRA Top Fuel), Paul Lee (NHRA Fuel Funny Car), Matt Hartford (NHRA Pro Stock Car), Janette Thornley (NHRA/AMRA Nitro Harley), and Jeff Lutz (Street Outlaws/No Prep).  For more information visit:

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