Chris McGaha Has High Hopes for Second Appearance in Challenge


Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro driver Chris McGaha has shown bright moments of clarity here and there throughout the start of the 2016 season, although he acknowledges readily that he hasn’t yet reached his full potential. Heading into the K&N Horsepower Challenge, McGaha was certainly hopeful but a bit uncertain as well.

“I know it’s there – it’s just, when is it going to show up? Hopefully, it’ll show up for the first round of the K&N Horsepower Challenge,” said McGaha, who is competing in the Challenge for the second time. “K&N has been good to our class. They’ve stepped up to do this, and they didn’t have to. They’ve done a good job, and they get the fans involved with the contest for the truck. The fans are what it’s about at the end of the day.”

McGaha got a freebie in the first round when Drew Skillman turned on the red light. The second round of the competition will take place later this afternoon.

“It’s an honor to get a spot in this deal,” said McGaha. “Only eight drivers get to race for this, and it’s an honor because you had to earn it. It was a lot of work to get into that group.

“It would be pretty sweet to get that trophy. You only get one chance every year to win it. It’s not quite a championship, but it’s almost up there with it.”

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