If you are a fan of Chris McGaha and his pro stock team, you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in 2018 than you did in 2017. After a limited schedule last season, the Texas based team will be making the full pull in 2018 and they have added some talent to their operation in the form of Adam Hornberger who will serve as the team’s crew chief. Hornberger had been working with Allen Johnson since 2015 and with Johnson retiring from active pro stock competition, he was a free agent.
The McGaha team has had competitive horsepower for years and with the addition of Hornberger to lend expertise on the chassis side of the car, look for this team to threaten for a championship in 2018. You know guys from Texas, they don’t show up with the guns half loaded. We’re interested to see how had they come out of the gate in Pomona.
ODESSA, Tex. (January 4, 2018) – Adam Hornberger has been named the new crew chief for the Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro driven by Chris McGaha in 2018. The Reading, Pennsylvania-native has an impressive resume serving as crew chief for Allen Johnson since 2015, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in 2014 and Mike Edwards prior to that.
“Adam [Hornberger] is adding knowledge to our team that we’ve never had before, especially with shock packages, and that’s really cool because I know nothing about that stuff,” McGaha laughed. “I know a lot about my Harlow Sammons Chevrolet Camaro but his knowledge about shocks is huge; that’ll only help our team moving forward.”
“I’m really excited to get back to working on a Chevrolet Camaro,” Hornberger said. “I don’t care what manufacturer a racecar is because a racecar is a racecar to me. In saying that though, I had a very good season and start to my career with tuning a Camaro. I’m excited to get back out there and into the swing of running a car the way I like to run it.”
Heading into the next chapter of his Pro Stock career with tuner Adam Hornberger, McGaha gives special thanks to Justin Elkes of Modern Racing.
“I wanted to thank Justin Elkes of Modern Racing for helping us the last few years,” McGaha added. “He’s devoting more of his time to Modern Racing so he won’t be out there with us next year but we will still have access to him if and when we need it. He really helped out our program and we can’t thank him enough.”
McGaha finished 2017 in the No. 9 spot in the Pro Stock point standings; a feat that is quite impressive since he did not compete in a full season. McGaha will return in 2018 for a full 24-race schedule starting at the Lucas Oil Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona at February 9-11th, 2018.