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Millican Makes Quickest Pass In IHRA History;
Leads Qualifying In Top Fuel

By Summit FastNews

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Clay Millican and the Werner Enterprises Top Fuel Dragster made one more step toward a championship at the CARQUEST Auto Parts Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, N.C. Millican posted the quickest pass in IHRA history, a 4.601/317.05 in round one of qualifying, to give him the number one qualified spot. Millican is on a quest to surpass "Big Daddy" Don Garlits for the most consecutive wins in a row, having tied Garlits' record of five in a row in Epping, N.H. two weeks ago.

Fred Hahn, Elma, N.Y.; Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa; Steve Stordeur, Goshen, Ohio; and Gene Wilson, Canton, Ga., earned the top qualifying spots in Pro Modified, Funny Car, Nitro Harley-Davidson, and Pro Stock.

Professional qualifying continues Saturday at noon, with the final qualifying session at 6:30 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Third annual CARQUEST Autumn Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, ninth of 11 events in the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday to establish pairings for Sunday's final eliminations.

Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 4.601 seconds, 317.05 mph; 2. Jim Head, 4.893, 275.90; 3. Louie Allison, 5.712, 163.41; 4. Donald Reed, 6.165, 145.00; 5. Steve Smith, 7.531, 115.61; 6. Paul Romine, 8.683, 85.33; 7. Bruce Litton, 17.577, 71.52.

Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley -- 1. Steve Stordeur, 6.598, 200.68; 2. Jay Turner, 6.612, 194.04; 3. Ray Price, 6.632, 199.76; 4. Doug Vancil, 6.702, 207.72; 5. Mark Cox, 6.743, 196.22; 6. Mike Romine, 6.754, 176.03; 7. Jack Romine, 6.894, 185.59; 8. Johnny Mancuso, 6.895, 194.30.

Mopar Pro Modified -- 1. Fred Hahn, Chevy Corvette, 6.242, 221.49; 2. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.243, 223.06; 3. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.282, 221.38; 4. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.297, 220.84; 5. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.312, 219.83; 6. Chip King, Dodge Avenger, 6.322, 220.01; 7. Shannon Jenkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.325, 219.61; 8. Todd Tutterow, Corvette, 6.331, 217.32; 9. Ronnie Hood, Corvette, 6.332, 220.40; 10. Carl Moyer, Chevy Bel Air, 6.342, 209.01; 11. Tim McAmis, Corvette, 6.351, 217.39; 12. Steve Vick, Camaro, 6.354, 219.15; 13. Tommy Mauney, Corvette, 6.365, 220.30; 14. Alan Pittman, Willys, 6.371, 218.12; 15. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.372, 222.25; 16. Kevin O'Dell, Studebaker, 6.379, 218.09.

Funny Car -- 1. Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 5.920, 233.03; 2. Terry McMillen, Dodge Avenger, 5.938, 233.80; 3. Fred Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 5.975, 226.01; 4. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.988, 236.09; 5. Jimmy Rector, Camaro, 6.013, 230.02; 6. James Libby, Camaro, 6.059, 229.04; 7. Tony Bogolo, Avenger, 6.067, 230.88; 8. Bobby Baucom, Pontiac Trans Am, 6.079, 226.16; 9. Ronnie Midyette, Pontiac Trans Am, 6.081, 227.27; 10. Bunny Burkett, Avenger, 6.106, 229.51; 11. Billy Gibson, Chevy Corvette, 6.109, 227.88; 12. Mike Comella, Avenger, 6.130, 225.94; 13. Philip Hooper, Camaro, 6.173, 224.85; 14. Laurie Cannister, Camaro, 6.180, 231.91; 15. Charles Gambino, Corvette, 6.211, 223.73; 16. James Spencer, Trans Am, 6.269, 193.52.

Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock -- 1. Gene Wilson, Mercury Cougar, 6.580, 209.14; 2. Carl Baker, Cougar, 6.647, 207.82; 3. Tim Nabors, Chevy Cavalier, 6.647, 206.67; 4. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.649, 207.15; 5. Elijah Morton, Ford Probe, 6.672, 206.57; 6. Steve Spiess, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.675, 205.41; 7. John Montecalvo, Cavalier, 6.680, 205.54; 8. Doug Kirk, Cavalier, 6.683, 205.79; 9. Steve Williford, Cavalier, 6.683, 205.41; 10. Tom Lee, Mustang, 6.694, 206.73; 11. Tony Fox, Mustang, 6.695, 207.21; 12. Jason Collins, Probe, 6.715, 207.56; 13. Chuck DeMory, Probe, 6.722, 205.54; 14. Ron Miller, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.733, 205.01; 15. Richard Penland, Grand Am, 6.781, 204.51; 16. Charlie Peppers, Mustang, 6.801, 202.27.

Larry Sullivan
larrybud1320@earthlink.net

 

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