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Millican Takes Top Fuel Title at
IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals

By Summit FastNews

The stands were packed at Bill Bader's immaculate Norwalk Raceway Park for the 2000 IHRA World Nationals. Photo by Bill Pratt
The stands were packed at Bill Bader's immaculate Norwalk Raceway Park for the 2000 IHRA World Nationals. Photo by Bill Pratt

NORWALK, Ohio -- Clay Millican in Top Fuel, Steve Stordeur in Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley, Quain Stott in Mopar Pro Modified, Scott Weney in ihra.com Funny Car, John Montecalvo in Sunoco Pro Stock, and Mike Decker in Pro Outlaw were the winners in their respective classes at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals, the seventh of eleven races in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series.

The next race in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series is the Amalie Oil Northern Nationals at Epping, N.H., September 9-11.

NORWALK, Ohio -- Saturday's final results from the 23rd annual Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! at Norwalk Raceway Park. The $1.6-million race is the seventh of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 4.808 seconds, 301.54 mph def. Jim Head, 4.870 seconds, 289.69 mph.

Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley -- Steve Stordeur, 6.487, 210.87 def. Jim McClure, 6.708, 187.91.

ihra.com Funny Car -- Scott Weney, Chevy Corvette, 5.899, 236.75 def. Von Smith, Pontiac Firebird, 5.991, 235.19.

Mopar Pro Modified -- Quain Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.609, 211.13 def. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 10.325, 87.19.

Sunoco Pro Stock -- John Montecalvo, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.747, 205.72 def. Wally Stroupe, Monte Carlo, 6.773, 205.51.

Pro Outlaw -- Mike Decker, Dragster, 6.160, 219.22 def. Neal Parker, Fiat, broke.

Omega Performance TS Shootout -- Mike Janis, Chevy Corvette, 9.318, 94.83 def. Dave Tomasino, Chevy Camaro, broke.

Top Stock -- Al Corda, Pontiac Firebird, 10.420, 120.72 def. Mark Yamarino, Chevy Camaro, 10.593, 126.72.

Annihilator Top Sportsman -- Bill Newell, Ford Mustang, 7.640, 143.70 def. Scot Johnson, Pontiac Firebird, foul.

NOS Top Dragster -- Scotty Stillings, 9.845, 194.88 def. Dave Elrod, foul.

Hooker Modified -- Doc Bilbrey, Dragster, 7.761, 171.55 def. Matt Decoff, Dragster, broke.

Dominator Quick Rod -- Bennie Ulmer Jr., Dragster, 8.920, 155.22 def. Mark Horton, Dragster, 8.892, 158.61.

Holley Team G Super Rod -- Jason Vitez, Pontiac Firebird, 9.929, 153.93 def. Glenn Ferguson, Ford Maverick, 9.888, 132.57.

Weiand Hot Rod -- Marc Caruso, Chevelle, 10.950, 129.38 def. Paul Brown, Dodge Dart, 10.911, 140.56.

Lunati Super Stock -- Steve Lucas, Chevy Camaro, 10.067, 128.07 def. Gene McBean, Ford Mustang, 9.969, 132.96.

Earl's Stock -- Kevin Helms, Chevy Camaro, 10.659, 108.19 def. Mike Szczepanski, Chevy Nova Wagon, 12.242, 106.58.

Elapsed Time -- Anthony Bertozzi, 7.682, 175.82 def. Dallas Shearer, 10.166, 129.42.

NORWALK, Ohio -- Final round-by-round results from the 23rd annual Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! at Norwalk Raceway Park, the seventh of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- Jim Bailey, 4.777, 303.78 def. J.R. Todd, 6.706, 130.20; Jim Head, 4.880, 300.26 def. Paul Romine, 9.154, 86.44; Wayne Bailey, 5.428, 240.81 def. Bruce Litton, 12.112, 77.77; Clay Millican, 4.772, 299.73 def. Don Reed, 5.424, 222.66;
SEMIFINALS -- Head, 4.914, 291.95 def. W. Bailey, 5.354, 268.12; Millican, 4.820, 302.69 def. J. Bailey, 4.915, 281.25;
FINAL -- Millican, 4.808, 301.54 def. Head, 4.870, 289.69.

NITRO HARLEY:

ROUND ONE -- Steve Stordeur, 6.655, 212.93 def. Doug Vancil, 6.874, 201.40; Bill Furr, 6.740, 197.83 def. Ray Price, 7.270, 145.77; Jim McClure, 6.658, 212.66 def. Mike Romine, 6.665, 204.26; Johnny Mancuso, 7.647, 195.34 def. Allen Peterson, 9.395, 99.91;
SEMIFINALS -- Stordeur, 6.594, 211.73 def. Furr, 13.723, 62.76; McClure, 6.556, 216.51 def. Mancuso, 6.643, 202.64;
FINAL -- Stordeur, 6.487, 210.87 def. McClure, 6.708, 187.91.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE -- Steve Vick, Chevy Camaro, 6.393, 222.66 def. Steve Cossis, Chevy Corvette, foul; Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.470, 216.45 def. Shannon Jenkins, Viper, 6.556, 219.19; Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.353, 223.02 def. Tommy Gray, Corvette, 6.464, 217.18; Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.392, 222.77 def. Tim McAmis, Corvette, 6.489, 215.79; Roy Wasko, Corvette, 6.543, 205.57 def. Al Billes, Studebaker, 7.447, 135.14; Ronnie Hood, Corvette, 6.413, 219.94 def. Mike Stawicki, Corvette, 8.598, 102.99; Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.473, 214.21 def. Pat Moore, Chevy Bel Air, 10.755, 76.21; Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.468, 212.59 def. Tommy Mauney, Willys, 6.503, 216.31;
QUARTERFINALS -- Hoover, 7.021, 144.03 def. Wasko, broke; Hood, 6.451, 218.30 def. Smith, 6.514, 209.36; M. Stott, 15.089, 103.83 def. Harper, foul; Q. Stott, 6.336, 223.43 def. Vick, 15.458, 52.37;
SEMIFINALS -- M. Stott, 12.025, 51.79 def. Hoover, foul; Q. Stott, 6.344, 223.25 def. Hood, 6.430, 213.13;
FINAL -- Q. Stott, 6.609, 211.13 def. M. Stott, 10.325, 87.19.

ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE -- David Rowe, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 7.756, 200.53 def. Joe Comella, Pontiac Firebird, 12.620, 84.35; Jim Lape, Chevy Camaro, 5.976, 236.84 def. Steve Ruda, Dodge Avenger, 6.224, 198.00; Billy Gibson, Camaro, 6.038, 237.92 def. Mark Poyser, Ford Mustang, 6.194, 214.31; Jimmy Rector, Avenger, 5.961, 235.39 def. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.069, 232.23; Scott Weney, Chevy Corvette, 5.939, 236.34 def. Paul Athey, Corvette, 14.864, 62.77; Von Smith, Firebird, 5.941, 237.80 def. Larry Dobbs, Corvette, broke; Terry Munroe, Firebird, 6.106, 228.65 def. Adam Szeler, Dodge Achieva, 6.138, 203.34; Chris Hunt, Corvette, 6.082, 230.96 def. Paul Zgoda, Achieva, 6.141, 232.39;
QUARTERFINALS -- Gibson, 6.050, 238.13 def. Rowe, foul; Rector, 5.946, 233.03 def. Munroe, 6.055, 229.43; Smith, 5.993, 234.74 def. Lape, 7.037, 138.97; Weney, 5.952, 234.33 def. Hunt, 6.058, 231.99;
SEMIFINALS -- Weney, 5.891, 237.63 def. Rector, 5.938, 235.68; Smith, 5.992, 232.91 def. Gibson, 6.039, 238.30;
FINAL -- Weney, 5.899, 236.75 def. Smith, 5.991, 235.19.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE -- Ron Miller, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.755, 207.08 def. Floyd Cheek, Ford Probe, 14.108, 80.96; Steve Spiess, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.818, 206.26 def. Ed Machacek, Pontiac Firebird, 6.863, 204.73; Wally Stroupe, Monte Carlo, 6.824, 204.85 def. Dwayne Rice, Firebird, 11.005, 121.28; Gene Wilson, Probe, 6.767, 207.50 def. John Konigshofer, Probe, 7.805, 173.94; John Montecalvo, Monte Carlo, 6.760, 206.86 def. Jason Collins, Probe, broke; Tom Lee, Ford Mustang, 6.756, 205.63 def. Bob Holzer, Firebird, 6.828, 205.41; Tim Nabors, Monte Carlo, 15.757, 59.32 def. Jon Yoak, Probe, foul; Chris Holbrook, Mustang, 6.895, 204.66 def. Jerry Yeoman, Firebird, foul;
QUARTERFINALS -- Spiess, 6.764, 205.76 def. Nabors, 6.792, 204.51; Montecalvo, 6.756, 205.82 def. Wilson, 6.784, 206.67; Miller, 11.856, 114.30 def. Holbrook, foul; Stroupe, 6.807, 204.42 def. Lee, 6.829, 205.07;
SEMIFINALS -- Stroupe, 6.791, 204.91 def. Spiess, 6.758, 206.32; Montecalvo, 6.732, 206.20 def. Miller, foul;
FINAL -- Montecalvo, 6.747, 205.72 def. Stroupe, 6.773, 205.51.

PRO OUTLAW:

ROUND ONE -- Mick Snyder, Dragster, 6.162, 222.40 def. Michael Barclay, Ford Model T, 6.198, 223.25; Neal Parker, Fiat, 6.252, 222.84 def. Jeff Chatterson, Dragster, broke; Dave Christensen, Dragster, 6.391, 211.00 def. Laurie Cannister, Dragster, broke; Mike Decker, Dragster, 6.140, 221.34 def. Karen Haddock, Dragster, 7.199, 169.13;
QUARTERFINALS -- Parker, 6.189, 225.71 def. Christensen, 18.729, 59.44; Decker, 6.099, 221.60 def. Snyder, 6.091, 226.13;
FINAL -- Decker, 6.160, 219.22 def. Parker, broke.

NORWALK, Ohio -- Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the 23rd annual Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! at Norwalk Raceway Park, the seventh of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

1. Paul Romine, 753; 2. Bruce Litton, 707; 3. Clay Millican, 690; 4. Jim Head, 594; 5. Jim Bailey, 499; 6. Shirley Muldowney, 315; 7. J.R. Todd, 298; 8. Louie Allison, 258; 9. Don Reed, 202; 10. Doug Foxworth, 187.

NITRO HARLEY:

1. Jay Turner, 590; 2. Steve Stordeur, 563; 3. Johnny Mancuso, 556; 4. Doug Vancil, 446; 5. Bill Furr, 431; 6. Jim McClure, 361; 7. Ray Price, 297; 8. Allen Peterson, 243; 9. Mike Romine, 216; 10. Jack Romine, 191.

PRO MODIFIED:

1. Quain Stott, 523; 2. Fred Hahn, 472; 3. Ed Hoover, 366; 4. Ronnie Hood, 329; 5. Al Billes, 328; 6. Billy Harper, 315; 7. Troy Critchley, 275; 8. Mitch Stott, 257; 9. Shannon Jenkins, 226; 10. Steve Vick, 220.

FUNNY CAR:

1. Scott Weney, 647; 2. Von Smith, 598; 3. Jimmy Rector, 507; 4. Dale Brand, 334; 5. Billy Gibson, 330; 6. Jim Lape, 268; 7. Mark Thomas, 264; 8. Terry Munroe, 253; 9. Rob Atchison, 250; 10. Paul Athey, 187.

PRO STOCK:

1. John Montecalvo, 530; 2. Ron Miller, 529; 3. Jon Yoak, 489; 4. Steve Spiess, 448; 5. Jerry Yeoman, 410; 6. Tom Lee, 400; 7. Gene Wilson, 354; 8. Dwayne Rice, 309; 9. Carl Baker, 243; 10. Floyd Cheek, 230.

PRO OUTLAW:

1. Laurie Cannister, 609; 2. Mick Snyder, 580; 3. Mike Decker, 519; 4. Neal Parker, 452; 5. Jeff Chatterson, 325; 6. Dave Christensen, 288; 7. Mark McElwee, 259; 8. Ed Lyons, 256; 9. Michael Barclay, 157; 10. Scott Ray, 150.

NORWALK OH - SUMMIT FastNews - Millican Paces Top Fuel Field At Mopar Parts World Nationals

NORWALK, OHIO - Clay Millican rewarded new sponsor eAuto.com with the top qualifying position at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol at Norwalk Raceway Park. Millican's 4.710 at 310 miles per hour leads the field, with Bruce Litton second quickest with a 4.775 at 302.69 miles per hour.

In Mopar Performance Pro Modified, the Stott Brothers played out a high horsepower sibling rivalry. For the third consecutive race, Quain enters final eliminations as the top seeded Pro Modified by edging out his brother Mitch with a quicker mile per hour. Both recorded a 6.324 elapsed time, with Quain's faster 222.80 mile per hour securing the top spot. Current points leader Fred Hahn failed to qualify for the program.

Steve Stordeur in Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley, Billy Gibson in ihra.com Funny Car, Jerry Yeoman in Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock and Mike Decker in Pro Outlaw each led their respective classes.

NORWALK, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Saturday for the 23rd annual Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! At Norwalk Raceway Park, the seventh of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Friday.

Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 4.710 seconds, 310.41 mph vs. 8. Don Reed, 5.293, 254.47; 2. Bruce Litton, 4.775, 304.05 vs. 7. Wayne Bailey, 5.271, 275.22; 3. Jim Head, 4.801, 304.87 vs. 6. Paul Romine, 4.980, 291.38; 4. Jim Bailey, 4.872, 304.53 vs. 5. J.R. Todd, 4.876, 271.19.

Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley -- 1. Steve Stordeur, 6.593, 216.76 vs. 8. Doug Vancil, 6.843, 202.06; 2. Mike Romine, 6.728, 206.64 vs. 7. Jim McClure, 6.837, 208.65; 3. Allen Peterson, 6.783, 190.22 vs. 6. Johnny Mancuso, 6.805, 202.73; 4. Ray Price, 6.793, 204.57 vs. 5. Bill Furr, 6.804, 196.90.

Mopar Pro Modified -- 1. Quain Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.324, 223.10 vs. 16. Tommy Gray, Corvette, 6.461, 216.65; 2. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.324, 222.80 vs. 15. Tim McAmis, Corvette, 6.447, 218.19; 3. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.362, 221.23 vs. 14. Tommy Mauney, Willys, 6.436, 216.06; 4. Ronnie Hood, Corvette, 6.363, 220.33 vs. 13. Mike Stawicki, Corvette, 6.434, 221.96; 5. Pat Moore, Chevy Bel Air, 6.376, 220.58 vs. 12. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.428, 218.48; 6. Roy Wasko, Corvette, 6.386, 215.03 vs. 11. Al Billes, Studebaker, 6.424, 221.27; 7. Shannon Jenkins, Dodge Viper, 6.402, 219.54 vs. 10. Billy Harper, Viper, 6.409, 217.07; 8. Steve Vick, Chevy Camaro, 6.408, 221.34 vs. 9. Steve Cossis, Corvette, 6.408, 219.86.

ihra.com Funny Car -- 1. Billy Gibson, Chevy Camaro, 5.902, 240.85 vs. 16. Mark Poyser, Ford Mustang, 6.128, 228.54; 2. Scott Weney, Chevy Corvette, 5.922, 237.05 vs. 15. Paul Athey, Corvette, 6.099, 231.44; 3. Jimmy Rector, Dodge Avenger, 5.924, 236.38 vs. 14. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.091, 229.63; 4. Jim Lape, Camaro, 5.934, 237.38 vs. 13. Steve Ruda, Avenger, 6.089, 228.85; 5. Von Smith, Pontiac Firebird, 5.940, 235.19 vs. 12. Larry Dobbs, Corvette, 6.082, 226.92; 6. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 5.978, 231.28 vs. 11. Adam Szeler, Dodge Achieva, 6.079, 229.86; 7. Paul Zgoda, Achieva, 6.017, 233.08 vs. 10. Chris Hunt, Corvette, 6.044, 232.83; 8. David Rowe, Olds Cutlass, 6.032, 233.24 vs. 9. Joe Comella, Firebird, 6.042, 230.13.

Sunoco Pro Stock -- 1. Jerry Yeoman, Pontiac Firebird, 6.705, 206.54 vs. 16. Chris Holbrook, Ford Mustang, 6.791, 204.94; 2. Jon Yoak, Ford Probe, 6.709, 208.46 vs. 15. Tim Nabors, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.788, 205.29; 3. Tom Lee, Mustang, 6.710, 207.43 vs. 14. Bob Holzer, Firebird, 6.784, 204.45; 4. John Montecalvo, Monte Carlo, 6.718, 206.80 vs. 13. Jason Collins, Probe, 6.771, 205.91; 5. Gene Wilson, Probe, 6.720, 207.94 vs. 12. John Konigshofer, Probe, 6.770, 206.57; 6. Dwayne Rice, Firebird, 6.723, 207.62 vs. 11. Wally Stroupe, Monte Carlo, 6.765, 206.73; 7. Ed Machacek, Firebird, 6.731, 207.02 vs. 10. Steve Spiess, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.756, 207.05; 8. Ron Miller, Monte Carlo, 6.749, 206.83 vs. 9. Floyd Cheek, Probe, 6.753, 206.80.

Pro Outlaw -- 1. Mike Decker, Dragster, 6.121, 223.47 vs. 8. Ed Lyons, Dragster, 6.396, 206.07; 2. Laurie Cannister, Dragster, 6.126, 222.40 vs. 7. Dave Christensen, Dragster, 6.339, 214.59; 3. Neal Parker, Fiat, 6.151, 226.73 vs. 6. Jeff Chatterson, Dragster, 6.335, 203.74; 4. Michael Barclay, Ford Model T, 6.156, 223.58 vs. 5. Mick Snyder, Dragster, 6.270, 221.05.

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