Champion Speed Shop race team was started in 1958 by the NHRA Hall of Fame inductee Jim McLennan. Today the legacy goes on in a nostalgia top fuel front engine dragster.


Champion Speed Shop readies for 2018

The 2018 racing season promises to be one of excitement and opportunity for Team Champion.  The team will once again expect to battle for wins and a series Championship.


The Adam Sorokin driven Champion Speed Shop Small Block Chevrolet will be spitting nails when the 2018 racing season rolls around in March.  Crew Chief Tony Bernardini is ready to put the Chevrolet back into the winner’s circle after a 3rd place finish in 2017. The March Meet 2018 will show the rest of the teams that the Chevrolet is back.


We will be testing the 2nd weekend in Feb to fine tune a few things then will re-group in South San Francisco, showing up at the fabled Famoso track on Feb 28th.  The March Meet event is March 1st thru March 4th. There will be one qualifier on Fri, 2 qualifiers on Sat with eliminations on Sunday.


See you at the track,

The McLennan family





March Meet 2017

HOT rod reunion 2016

Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion 2016

Famoso Raceway

Bakersfield, CA



Beech Bend Raceway

Bowling Green, KY


2018 Schedule

June 14-16

August 9-11

September 21-22

October 19-21

Holley National Hot Rod Reunion
Beech Bend Raceway

Bowling Green, Kentucky


Pepsi Nite Fire Nationals

Firebird Raceway

Boise, Idaho

Nitro Nationals

Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway

Tulsa, Oklahoma

California Hot Rod Reunion
Auto Club Famoso

Bakersfield, California