Kelly Clontz Racing Looks For Success at Gatornationals

Kelly Clontz Racing Looks For Success At The 50th annual Gatornationals.

Maryland native Kelly Clontz, heads into the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle season opener this weekend with confidence. With a fully funded racing program and the determination to succeed, the UA Steamfitters Local 602 team looks to make a statement at the 50th annual Amalie Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.

“It is such an honor to continue to represent my local steamfitters union,” the sophomore rider said. “Riding with the UA Steamfitters Local 602 on my Suzuki brings me a sense of pride. I want to make them proud with our performance on the track. We are looking to start the season with a bang!”

Kelly Clontz Racing, which consists of Kelly and her husband Chris Clontz, spent the beginning on the week testing at Orlando Speedworld Dragway located 139 miles southeast of this weekend’s national event.

“It is the first time that we’ve tested this season,” Kelly said. “My husband Chris worked his tail off over the offseason to make sure everything was ready to go racing this week. I needed to shake off some dust as a rider, and feel very blessed to be able to have the opportunity before it counts in Gainesville.”

With a confirmed 23 class entries, Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins Friday March 15 at 1:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations begin at 12:00 p.m. Sunday. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.

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About UA Steamfitters Local #602:

Steamfitters UA Local #602 represents the Journeymen, Apprentices, and Helpers, who work in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Process Piping Industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Their members have installed, repaired and maintained heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and process piping systems in the Nation’s Capital and its surrounding areas for over 100 Years. They have provided and continue to provide these services in a variety of different Buildings and/or Facilities across the Metropolitan Area. Customers, who have relationships with the Local Union, know that Local 602’s members provide an invaluable service, with the highest degree of professionalism, when called upon for whatever their needs may be. For detailed information about the Services that they provide and a list of their Contractors, please visit: