Our staff at McLeod Racing work together as a team with one goal in mind, Customer Satisfaction.
Paul Lee, President
For over 45 years, McLeod Racing owner Paul Lee’s passion has been racing since his first trip down the quarter mile at age 17. Growing up in New Jersey, Paul was surrounded by great race tracks such as Englishtown and Atco Dragways. “It was a terrific learning experience for a driver racing as much as we did at nearly every track in the Northeast.” Paul’s racing goals have always been the same: to someday win an NHRA Funny Car World Championship. Paul realized long ago that if he were going reach his racing goals, he would need the proper education and business skills to both become successful in business and to better understand big corporations’ marketing goals and objectives. “Today, a successful professional driver needs to know how to market and promote a sponsor’s products or services and to show them how they will receive a measurable and tangible return on investment.” Read More
Lana Chrisman, Vice President
Southern California native, Lana Chrisman brings valuable insight to her role as McLeod Racing Vice President, with her family’s rich heritage in Drag Racing and her own 30 plus years in the automotive aftermarket industry. Daughter of Legendary Drag Racer and Entrepreneur Jack Chrisman and Cousin of Racer/Car Builder Art Chrisman, Lana grew up observing many early innovations and performance advancements in her father’s garage while he worked along side great visionaries such as Mickey Thompson, Bill Stroppe, Dale Armstrong and Tom McEwen. Chrisman’s Garage was a central gathering point for many racers, crew chiefs and manufacturers and where Lana learned to appreciate both perspectives of the industry, that of the manufacturer and of the consumer. Read More
Bob Schied, Director of Business Development
Bob originally started his career in the restaurant business, working up the culinary ladder from doing dishes at the age of 15 to running a 5 star restaurant and two different hotels as Food & Beverage Manager.
In 1987, Bob switched to his true passion, cars. Bob became one of the youngest and quickest to ever make manager at Nationwise Auto. Read More
Fred Taylor, Senior Tech / Research and Development
Fred started his career in the Automotive Industry in 1969, working for the family business with his father at Taylor and Sons Brake and Alignment Shop in Pomona, CA. Together, Fred and his Dad built several race cars including a 1974 Chevy Vega E/Gas which ran 9.60’s and a Brogie 1927 Ford B/SR. Fred step up to the Pro Stock class in 1982 running a Camaro with a best ET of 7.81 at 178mph. He added Nitrous to compete at ADRA and set both ET and MPH records of 7.50 at 189mph. Read More