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IHRA Grand Bend Canadian Nationals Results

By Motorsport.com and the FastNews Network

Grand Bend, Ont. - For the third time this season, the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series crowned a new Top Fuel winner as Clay Millican beat Shirley Muldowney in the battle of the dot coms at the Inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol.

Millican, in the stealthsponsor.com dragster, also scored his first Top Fuel victory.

Muldowney lost her reverse on her burnout and had to be pushed back by her crew to the starting line.

"Shirley is my hero," Millican said. "There was no way I was going to race without her...When her stage light came on, I knew we were going to race."

Millican beat Muldowney with a pass of 4.848 seconds/307.48 mph. Muldowney went 4.889/297.12. With the win, Millican moved into third place behind Winter Nationals winner Paul Romine and Spring Nationals winner Bruce Litton in the $1 million IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series championship points.

Muldowney set a new world speed mark during the event with a 310.13.

"You know who's going to be tough the rest of the season, Shirley," Clay Millican's Crew Chief, Mike Kloeber said. "Rahn Tobler (Muldowney's husband and crew chief) is going to get that race car going and Shirley is going to be a contender for the title."

Fred Hahn defeated Troy Critchley in Johnny Rocca's "Ironhorse" '49 Mercury in the Mopar Performance Parts Pro Modified final.

Critchley, a non-qualifier in the first two races of the season, barely lost to Hahn. Hahn's winning run was clocked at 6.220/226.70, the elapsed time good enough to back up his World E.T. record of 6.179. Critchley ran a 6.354/224.55 in the loss.

"Jim Oddy (Hahn's car owner and crew chief) and Tommy Anderson (a well-known engine tuner) are two of the smartest people in this sport," Hahn said. "They give me a perfect car to drive every week. The facility was second to none. The 6.17 was the quickest pass ever and that hasn't been done anywhere else regardless of conditions. I'd like to have six races a year here. I will highly doubt you will see a 6-teen the rest of this year."

In Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley, Jay "Bulldog" Turner won his second race of the year, defeating 1998 World Champion Johnny Mancuso. Turner ran a 6.688/179.03 for the win, while Mancuso ran a 7.473/146.67.

"With the problems we were having, there was no way I could beat him so I shut the bike off," Mancuso said.

"I want to qualify and win the first round every time," Turner said.

In Funny Car, 1999 World Champion Von Smith won his first race of the season, in his Atomic City Tools Firebird, defeating Scott Weney with a pass of 5.902/236.96. Weney ran a 5.968/233.16.

"We have been struggling lately," Smith said. "We have been testing more than we ever have and couldn't find anything. Scott's a great competitor and I like beating him. Canadians are the nicest people. We've been very well received and looking forward to next year."

Ford came up short in Pro Stock as Ron Miller and John Montecalvo, in Chevy Monte Carlos, met in the finals. Miller won his second IHRA career Pro Stock race with a pass of 6.685/207.56. Montecalvo ran a 8.278/117.09.

"We couldn't have done this without Moser Engineering," the 51-year-old driver said. "The race facility was great and I like beating John Montecalvo."

In Pro Outlaw, Neal Parker beat Dave Christensen in the finals with a 6.210/229.41 pass. The speed was good enough to back up Parker's mph record, a 230.82. Christensen ran a 6.488/204.17.

The next stop in the $1 million Summit Drag Racing Series is Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Ill, June 15-17, 2000.

GRAND BEND, Ont. -- Sunday's final results from the Inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at Grand Bend Motorplex. The $1.0-million race is the third of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing
Series:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 4.848 seconds, 307.48 mph def. Shirley Muldowney, 4.889 seconds, 297.12 mph.

Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley -- Jay Turner, 6.688, 179.03 def. Johnny Mancuso, 7.473, 146.67.

Mopar Pro Modified -- Fred Hahn, '54 Chevy Corvette, 6.220, 226.70 def. Troy Critchley, '49 Mercury, 6.354, 224.55.

IHRA.com Funny Car -- Von Smith, Pontiac Firebird, 5.902, 236.96 def. Scott Weney, Firebird, 5.968, 233.16.

Sunoco Pro Stock -- Ron Miller, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.685, 207.56 def. John Montecalvo, Monte Carlo, 8.278, 117.09.

Pro Outlaw -- Neal Parker, 6.210, 229.41 def. Dave Christensen, 6.488, 204.17.

Annihilator Top Sportsman -- Ken Langlois, Chevy Camaro, 7.277, 188.40 def. Elijah Morton, Firebird, 7.606, 183.74.

Omega Performance TS Shootout -- Bruce Boland, Willys, 6.965, 154.95 def. Dave Tomasino, Chevy Camaro, broke.

NOS Top Dragster -- Scott Batyik, 6.831, 182.29 def. Tom Callahan, Spitzer, 6.823, 195.73.

Dominator Quick Rod -- Kenny Farrell, 8.903, 159.40 def. Bryan Sorce, 8.927, 166.02.

Holley Team G Super Rod -- Andy Gregoire, Chevy Beretta, 9.932, 144.02 def. Steve Furr, Camaro, 9.946, 127.28.

Weiand Hot Rod -- Paul Brown, Dodge Dart, 10.885, 143.01 def. Tim Downer, Camaro, foul.

Hooker Modified -- Michael Lyons, 7.393, 171.72 def. Robert Staton, 7.784, 170.19.

Lunati Super Stock -- Gianni Cantusci, Firebird, 10.453, 126.19 def. Monty Bogan, Camaro, 9.794, 133.88.

Earl's Stock -- John Ulinskas, Buick Grand Sport, 11.864, 109.66 def. Paul Marcum, Dodge Challenger, 10.954, 118.53.

GRAND BEND, Ont. -- Final round-by-round results from the Inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at Grand Bend Motorplex, the third of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- Clay Millican, 4.768, 306.95 def. Jim Bailey, 4.890, 294.69; Shirley Muldowney, 4.848, 310.13 def. Bruce Litton, 5.033, 274.97; Jim Head, 4.903, 289.20 def. Doug Foxworth, broke; Paul Romine, 4.863, 303.43 def. Louie Allison, 5.201, 236.03;

SEMIFINALS -- Muldowney, 4.828, 278.63 def. Head, 4.879, 299.30; Millican, 4.892, 298.40 def. Romine, 5.198, 198.41;

FINAL -- Millican, 4.848, 307.48 def. Muldowney, 4.889, 297.12.

NITRO HARLEY:

ROUND ONE -- Allen Peterson, 7.576, 125.01 def. Steve Stordeur, foul; Johnny Mancuso, 6.668, 191.77 def. Bill Furr, 6.744, 175.57; Doug Vancil, 6.453, 206.65 def. Ray Price, 6.619, 199.29; Jay Turner, 6.527, 204.96 def. Bob Spina, 12.983, 60.52;

SEMIFINALS -- Turner, 6.550, 208.91 def. Vancil, 6.909, 198.06; Mancuso, 8.231, 116.26 def. Peterson, broke;

FINAL -- Turner, 6.688, 179.03 def. Mancuso, 7.473, 146.67.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE -- Roy Wasko, '00 Chevy Corvette, 6.511, 210.92 def. Ed Hoover, '63 Corvette, 6.535, 216.65; Ronnie Hood, '63 Corvette, 6.473, 214.69 def. Mitch Stott, '63 Corvette, 11.420, 75.40; Carl Spiering, '67 Chevy Camaro, 6.552, 215.72 def. Pat Moore, '57 Chevy Bel Air, 6.613, 213.16; Quain Stott, '63 Corvette, 6.439, 219.61 def. Alan Pittman, '41 Willys, 6.475, 215.93; Al Billes, '53 Studebaker, 6.438, 218.44 def. Dale Brinsfield, '67 Camaro, 7.067, 150.00; Steve Cossis, '53 Corvette, 6.468, 216.60 def. Chris Cline, '38 Chevy, 8.205, 103.77; Troy Critchley, '49 Mercury, 6.366, 223.49 def. Tommy Gray, '53 Corvette, 6.800, 185.75; Fred Hahn, '54 Corvette, 6.292, 223.65 def. Shannon Jenkins, '00 Dodge Viper, 8.719, 10.03;

QUARTERFINALS -- Spiering, 6.501, 209.05 def. Hood, 6.516, 211.26; Critchley, 6.372, 224.83 def. Q. Stott, 6.425, 217.97; Billes, 6.431, 215.05 def. Cossis, 6.504, 215.62; Hahn, 6.320, 221.51 def. Wasko, foul;

SEMIFINALS -- Critchley, 6.360, 224.94 def. Spiering, 6.392, 210.92; Hahn, 6.326, 225.00 def. Billes, 6.463, 195.43;

FINAL -- Hahn, 6.220, 226.70 def. Critchley, 6.354, 224.55.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE -- Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 6.071, 233.22 def. Jimmy Rector, Dodge Avenger, 7.426, 103.75; Rob Atchison, Firebird, 5.915, 233.40 def. Chris Hunt, Chevy Corvette, 6.116, 223.38; Paul Athey, Corvette, 6.483, 155.14 def. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 7.806, 129.03; Von Smith, Firebird, 5.969, 235.47 def. James Spencer, Dodge Daytona, 6.165, 193.59; Scott Weney, Firebird, 5.938, 237.09 def. Paul Noakes, Ford Mustang, broke; Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.016, 240.32 def. Adam Szeler, Oldsmobile Achieva, 6.045, 229.06; Frederick Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 6.127, 230.29 def. Herb Rodgers, Mustang, 6.375, 171.23; Billy Gibson, Camaro, 5.933, 230.35 def. Monty Todd, Avenger, broke;

QUARTERFINALS -- Atchison, 6.063, 213.98 def. Gibson, 6.055, 230.00; Tigges, 5.992, 233.70 def. Athey, 7.218, 200.49; Smith, 5.985, 231.60 def. Thomas, 6.101, 238.28; Weney, 6.024, 235.10 def. Brand, 6.121, 231.89;

SEMIFINALS -- Weney, 5.972, 237.27 def. Atchison, 7.349, 115.80; Smith, 5.964, 236.77 def. Tigges, 6.104, 234.31;

FINAL -- Smith, 5.902, 236.96 def. Weney, 5.968, 233.16.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE -- Jason Collins, Ford Probe, 7.294, 195.14 def. Bob Holzer, Pontiac Firebird, 7.268, 154.29; Jon Yoak, Probe, 6.680, 207.37 def. Floyd Cheek, Probe, 6.721, 206.23; John Montecalvo, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.676, 207.61 def. Carl Baker, Ford Thunderbird, 6.730, 205.05; Steve Spiess, Monte Carlo, 6.687, 207.13 def. John Konigshofer, Probe, 6.738, 206.46; Gene Wilson, Thunderbird, 6.715, 205.80 def. Jerry Yeoman, Firebird, 6.696, 206.99; Dwayne Rice, Firebird, 6.743, 206.42 def. Angelo Alesci, Monte Carlo, 8.212, 108.08; Tom Lee, Probe, 6.648, 208.47 def. Tim Nabors, Monte Carlo, 6.790, 203.98; Ron Miller, Monte Carlo, 6.674, 202.97 def. Wally Stroupe, Monte Carlo, 12.807, 79.61;

QUARTERFINALS -- Wilson, 6.726, 205.62 def. Spiess, 6.705, 206.89; Montecalvo, 6.699, 207.70 def. Rice, 6.704, 205.62; Miller, 6.679, 207.32 def. Collins, 6.772, 207.27; Lee, 6.659, 208.76 def. Yoak, foul;

SEMIFINALS -- Miller, 6.658, 207.66 def. Wilson, 6.731, 205.71; Montecalvo, 6.703, 206.61 def. Lee, 6.763, 207.42;

FINAL -- Miller, 6.685, 207.56 def. Montecalvo, 8.278, 117.09.

PRO OUTLAW:

ROUND ONE -- Neal Parker, 6.194, 225.79 def. Ed Lyons, 6.271, 210.72; Jeff Chatterson, 6.325, 216.19 def. Mick Snyder, 6.488, 212.56; Laurie Cannister, 6.124, 212.31 def. Mark McElwee, broke; Dave Christensen, 6.458, 207.66 def. Mike Decker, broke;

SEMIFINALS -- Parker, 6.031, 230.82 def. Chatterson, 11.634, 66.63; Christensen, 6.454, 206.37 def. Cannister, foul;

FINALS -- Parker, 6.210, 229.41 def. Christensen, 6.488, 204.17.

GRAND BEND, Ont. -- Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the Inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at Grand Bend Motorplex, the third of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series:

TOP FUEL:

1. Paul Romine, 302; 2. Bruce Litton, 297; 3. Clay Millican, 266; 4. Shirley Muldowney, 244; 5. Jim Head, 235; 6. Jim Bailey, 215; 7. Doug Foxworth, 187; 8. Steve Smith, 121; 9. Danny Dunn, 71; 10. Louie Allison, 54.

NITRO HARLEY:

1. Jay Turner, 340; 2. Johnny Mancuso, 238; 3. Doug Vancil, 228; 4. Steve Stordeur, 221; 5. Dale Nungesser, 120; 6. (tie) Allen Peterson, 118; Bill Furr, 118; 8. (tie) Bob Spina, 111; Ray Price, 111; 10. Jim McClure, 92.

PRO MODIFIED:

1. Fred Hahn, 274; 2. Al Billes, 184; 3. Ed Hoover, 174; 4. Quain Stott, 141; 5. Tommy Gray, 121; 6. Ronnie Hood, 117; 7. Alan Pittman, 115; 8. Troy Critchley, 114; 9. (tie) Todd Tutterow, 103; Rickie Smith, 103.

FUNNY CAR:

1. Scott Weney, 296; 2. Von Smith, 257; 3. Jimmy Rector, 209; 4. Rob Atchison, 166; 5. Mark Thomas, 158; 6. Frederick Tigges, 125; 7. Jim Lape, 123; 8. Billy Gibson, 117; 9. Dale Brand, 113; 10. Paul Athey, 109.

PRO STOCK:

1. John Montecalvo, 246; 2. Steve Spiess, 234; 3. Jon Yoak, 215; 4. Ron Miller, 202; 5. Jerry Yeoman, 183; 6. Gene Wilson, 181; 7. Dwayne Rice, 142; 8. Tom Lee, 139; 9. Carl Baker, 107; 10. Tim Nabors, 99.

PRO OUTLAW:

1. Laurie Cannister, 291; 2. Neal Parker, 284; 3. Mick Snyder, 203; 4. Mark McElwee, 200; 5. Jeff Chatterson, 191; 6. Dave Christensen, 149; 7. Mike Decker, 137; 8. Michael Barclay, 104; 9. Scott Ray, 69; 10. Kevin McClain, 60.

Results provided by the FastNews Network, courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment **
http://www.summitracing.com/ **

 

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