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Canadians Lead Qualifying at
IHRA ACDelco Canadian Nationals

By Summit FastNews

CAYUGA, Ont. - Two Canadians led professional qualifying on the first day of the IHRA ACDelco Canadian Nationals. Rob Atchinson (Funny Car) and John Konigshofer (Sonoco Pro Stock) claimed their first provisional pole positions. New track records were established in all professional categories on the new track surface at the renovated Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga, Ontario.

Atchinson, of London, Ont., re-set both ends of the Toronto Motorsports Park track record with a 5.847, 238.43 en route to top spot in Funny Car.

Konigshofer, of Otterville, Ont., ran a 6.579, 211.93 to pace the quickest-ever Sunoco Pro Stock field. Frank Gugliotta was the sixteenth qualifier with a 6.665.

Number one qualifiers in other professional categories include Clay Millican, Drummonds, Tenn., in Top Fuel; Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa, Ala., in Pro Modified and Steve Stordeur, Goshen, Ohio, in Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson.

Qualifying continues Saturday at Noon with championship eliminations Sunday. The ACDelco Canadian Nationals is the eighth stop on the twelve-race Hooters IHRA Racing Series.

CAYUGA, Ont. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Inaugural IHRA AC Delco Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park, eighth of 12 events in the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.

Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 4.815 seconds, 293.35 mph; 2. Paul Romine, 4.899, 281.36; 3. Bruce Litton, 4.906, 281.19; 4. Bobby Lagana Jr, 5.297, 251.06; 5. Roger Dean, 6.955, 130.29; 6. Josh Starcher, 8.630, 38.90; 7. Jack Ostrander, 8.870, 83.42; 8. Louie Allison, 10.707, 85.67.

Pro Modified -- 1. Shannon Jenkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.234, 223.80; 2. Thomas Patterson, Chevy Corvette, 6.238, 226.24; 3. Troy Critchley, Corvette, 6.262, 224.02; 4. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.290, 227.50; 5. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.308, 226.96; 6. Alan Pittman, Willys, 6.308, 225.97; 7. Sal Passarelli, Chevy Nova, 6.312, 224.85; 8. Carl Spiering, Chevy Bel Air, 6.320, 226.20; 9. Fred Hahn, Corvette, 6.322, 222.22; 10. Pat Moore, Bel Air, 6.330, 222.58; 11. Steve Vick, Camaro, 6.330, 221.78; 12. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.340, 221.27; 13. Al Billes, Studebaker, 6.346, 224.55; 14. Tony Pontieri, Camaro, 6.360, 221.67; 15. Roy Wasko, Camaro, 6.391, 216.76; 16. Dan Provenzano, Corvette, 6.449, 221.42.

Nitro Harley -- 1. Steve Stordeur, 6.424, 213.13; 2. Doug Vancil, 6.535, 197.19; 3. Jack Romine, 6.618, 207.98; 4. Mark Conner, 6.642, 205.22; 5. Johnny Mancuso, 6.681, 207.15; 6. Ray Price, 7.106, 146.77; 7. Joe Scatella, 7.113, 188.31; 8. Mike Romine, 7.350, 171.47.

Funny Car -- 1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.847, 238.43; 2. Jimmy Rector, Chevy Camaro, 5.851, 242.15; 3. Laurie Cannister, Camaro, 5.856, 243.59; 4. Dale Brand, Firebird, 5.857, 240.94; 5. Chris Foster, Dodge Avenger, 5.911, 238.76; 6. Ronnie Midyette, Camaro, 5.919, 237.25; 7. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.932, 236.88; 8. Mike Comella, Avenger, 5.950, 224.47; 9. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 5.959, 237.88; 10. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 6.057, 233.16; 11. Mike Etter, Firebird, 6.089, 234.17; 12. Vincent Rastelli, Corvette, 6.163, 232.71; 13. Scott Wildgust, Firebird, 6.307, 224.88; 14. Paul Zgoda, Achieva, 6.309, 228.81; 15. Jeff Lancaster, Firebird, 6.399, 227.31.

Pro Stock -- 1. John Konigshofer, Mercury Cougar, 6.579, 211.93; 2. Carl Baker, Cougar, 6.581, 212.13; 3. Ron Miller, Chevy Cavalier, 6.597, 210.11; 4. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.601, 212.26; 5. John Bartunek, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.604, 210.50; 6. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.605, 209.88; 7. John Montecalvo, Cavalier, 6.608, 210.50; 8. Steve Spiess, Grand Am, 6.609, 210.31; 9. Doug Kirk, Cavalier, 6.612, 210.97; 10. Chris Holbrook, Cougar, 6.618, 210.80; 11. Dwayne Rice, Grand Am, 6.618, 210.41; 12. Jason Collins, Cougar, 6.622, 212.06; 13. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Probe, 6.635, 211.73; 14. Hank Hill, Probe, 6.640, 211.59; 15. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.649, 210.21; 16. Frank Gugliotta, Probe, 6.665, 210.54.

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