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Millican Wins Seventh Consecutive Race

Jenkins, Vancil, Brand, and Montecalvo Also Win

By IHRA Communications/Summit FastNews

Martin, Mich. - Clay Millican continued his dominance of the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series with his seventh consecutive Top Fuel title at the CARQUEST Auto Parts Northern Nationals, in Martin, Mich.

The Drummonds, Tennessee native defeated Bruce Litton of Indianapolis in the final. Millican also established a new Top Fuel record, with 20 consecutive round wins, breaking the record established by Scott Kalitta in 1994.

Other professional winners include Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa, Alabama in Pro Modified, Doug Vancil, Albuquerque, New Mexico in Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Dale Brand, Sully, Iowa in Funny Car and John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, New York in Sunoco Pro Stock.

Round eight of the 12 race Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series will be held August 9-11, 2002 at Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga, Ontario

MARTIN, Mich. -- Sunday's final results from the 21st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park. The $1.1 million race is the seventh of 12 in the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series:

Top Fuel -- Clay Millican, 4.878 seconds, 301.81 mph def. Bruce Litton, 5.123 seconds, 283.91 mph.

Pro Modified -- Shannon Jenkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.350, 220.26 def. Al Billes, Studebaker, 6.500, 219.79.

Nitro Harley -- Doug Vancil, 6.572, 204.08 def. Mark Conner, 6.688, 202.48.

Funny Car -- Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 6.005, 237.00 def. Mike Comella, Dodge Avenger, 5.990, 234.98.

Pro Stock -- John Montecalvo, Chevy Cavalier, 6.708, 206.76 def. Carl Baker, Mercury Cougar, 7.208, 194.86.

Top Stock -- Joe Aluise Jr., Plymouth Belvedere, 10.364, 128.07 def. Paul Mercure, Chevy Camaro, 10.407, 128.51.

MARTIN, Mich. -- Final round-by-round results from the 21st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 12 events in the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series -

TOP FUEL:

ROUND ONE -- Donald Reed, 4.853, 302.96 def. Tim Cullinan, 5.099, 283.25; Bruce Litton, 4.952, 280.78 def. Josh Starcher, 5.966, 160.86; Louie Allison, 4.980, 286.56 def. Paul Romine, 4.973, 280.08; Clay Millican, 4.767, 310.70 def. Roger Dean, 5.781, 257.19; SEMIFINALS -- Litton, 4.938, 289.14 def. Allison, 5.099, 265.48; Millican, 4.803, 307.30 def. Reed, foul; FINAL -- Millican, 4.878, 301.81 def. Litton, 5.123, 283.91.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE -- Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.727, 200.77 def. Paul Athey, Chevy Corvette, 6.848, 159.17; Fred Hahn, Corvette, 6.310, 222.73 def. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.402, 219.83; Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.367, 222.62 def. Alan Pittman, Willys, 6.458, 220.51; Al Billes, Studebaker, 6.455, 219.40 def. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.509, 222.40; Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.348, 202.42 def. Wayne Torkelson, Ford Thunderbird, 6.505, 209.01; Shannon Jenkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.340, 220.33 def. Thomas Patterson, Corvette, broke; Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.349, 223.25 def. Sal Passarelli, Chevy Nova, 6.475, 216.83; Mike Lockwood, Corvette, 6.462, 220.91 def. Troy Critchley, Corvette, 6.641, 217.67; QUARTERFINALS -- Billes, 6.476, 220.44 def. Martin, 6.580, 212.93; Hahn, 6.378, 203.58 def. M. Stott, 6.385, 223.54; Hoover, 6.432, 186.69 def. Lockwood, 7.629, 130.03; Jenkins, 6.355, 219.65 def. Janis, 6.374, 223.39; SEMIFINALS -- Billes, 9.684, 91.11 def. Hahn, broke; Jenkins, 6.332, 220.22 def. Hoover, 6.411, 197.97; FINAL -- Jenkins, 6.350, 220.26 def. Billes, 6.500, 219.79.

NITRO HARLEY:

ROUND ONE -- Steve Stordeur, 6.426, 219.58 def. Ray Price, 8.838, 102.56; Mark Conner, 6.667, 179.28 def. Mike Romine, broke; Johnny Mancuso, 6.488, 207.59 def. Jack Romine, 6.923, 156.63; Doug Vancil, 6.549, 212.73 def. Joe Scatella, broke; SEMIFINALS -- Conner, 6.639, 205.32 def. Stordeur, 6.631, 209.62; Vancil, 6.533, 203.12 def. Mancuso, 6.509, 201.07; FINAL -- Vancil, 6.572, 204.08 def. Conner, 6.688, 202.48.

FUNNY CAR:

ROUND ONE -- Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 5.933, 235.39 def. Steve Ruda, Dodge Avenger, foul; Mark Poyser, Ford Mustang, 6.850, 187.16 def. Laurie Cannister, Chevy Camaro, foul; Mike Etter, Firebird, 6.350, 225.97 def. John Vouros, Firebird, broke; Bob Newberry, Camaro, 5.941, 235.27 def. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 6.061, 222.51; Jimmy Rector, Camaro, 5.972, 221.56 def. Joe Comella, Firebird, 6.129, 231.52; Terry McMillen, Avenger, 6.059, 225.41 def. Ronnie Midyette, Camaro, 5.958, 235.19; Mike Comella, Avenger, 6.155, 229.51 def. Chris Foster, Avenger, foul; Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.013, 234.04 def. Rob Atchison, Firebird, foul; QUARTERFINALS -- Brand, 5.921, 237.00 def. Thomas, 5.957, 236.63; Rector, 5.966, 236.30 def. Newberry, 5.931, 236.38; M. Comella, 6.030, 235.60 def. Poyser, 6.290, 223.62; McMillen, 6.166, 185.92 def. Etter, 6.337, 226.81; SEMIFINALS -- Brand, 5.937, 237.09 def. Rector, 5.981, 235.27; M. Comella, 5.975, 235.39 def. McMillen, broke; FINAL -- Brand, 6.005, 237.00 def. M. Comella, 5.990, 234.98.

PRO STOCK:

ROUND ONE -- John Bartunek, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.729, 205.72 def. Hank Hill, Ford Probe, 6.728, 208.49; Charlie Peppers, Ford Mustang, 6.764, 206.86 def. Steve Spiess, Grand Am, broke; Ron Miller, Chevy Cavalier, 6.734, 206.35 def. Pete Berner, Mustang, 10.926, 73.80; Tim Nabors, Cavalier, 6.719, 206.13 def. Chris Holbrook, Mercury Cougar, 6.765, 207.56; Carl Baker, Cougar, 6.703, 207.24 def. Jeff Dobbins, Probe, 6.701, 208.23; Jason Collins, Cougar, 6.709, 208.78 def. Rick Jones, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.770, 206.07; John Montecalvo, Cavalier, 6.739, 205.85 def. Dwayne Rice, Grand Am, 6.720, 206.99; Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.669, 208.62 def. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.744, 200.89; QUARTERFINALS -- Montecalvo, 6.706, 206.45 def. Peppers, foul; Collins, 6.705, 208.07 def. Miller, 6.767, 205.57; Baker, 6.704, 207.34 def. Nabors, 6.764, 206.70; Gahm, 6.686, 208.17 def. Bartunek, 6.696, 205.82; SEMIFINALS -- Montecalvo, 6.726, 206.45 def. Collins, 7.405, 144.26; Baker, 6.689, 207.98 def. Gahm, 6.686, 207.72; FINAL -- Montecalvo, 6.708, 206.76 def. Baker, 7.208, 194.86.

MARTIN, Mich. -- Point standings (top 10) for IHRA professional categories following the 21st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 12 events in the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series -

Top Fuel

1. Clay Millican, 846; 2. Bruce Litton, 717; 3. Paul Romine, 609; 4. Louie Allison, 466; 5. Donald Reed, 374; 6. Roger Dean, 355; 7. Josh Starcher, 344; 8. John Sipple, 197; 9. Jack Ostrander, 188; 10. Grant Flowers, 165.

Pro Modified

1. Al Billes, 520; 2. Ed Hoover, 492; 3. Shannon Jenkins, 480; 4. Mike Janis, 419; 5. Mitch Stott, 371; 6. Fred Hahn, 322; 7. Harold Martin, 317; 8. Alan Pittman, 274; 9. Quain Stott, 248; 10. Steve Vick, 171.

Nitro Harley

1. Doug Vancil, 804; 2. Steve Stordeur, 738; 3. Ray Price, 662; 4. Johnny Mancuso, 614; 5. Mike Romine, 545; 6. Mark Conner, 521; 7. Mark Cox, 234; 8. Jay Turner, 232; 9. Joe Scatella, 228; 10. Jack Romine, 140.

Funny Car

1. Jimmy Rector, 698; 2. Dale Brand, 647; 3. Mark Thomas, 419; 4. Laurie Cannister, 399; 5. Mike Comella, 349; 6. Terry McMillen, 283; 7. Ronnie Midyette, 257; 8. Rob Atchison, 249; 9. John Vouros, 224; 10. Bob Newberry, 168.

Pro Stock

1. Brian Gahm, 590; 2. John Montecalvo, 472; 3. Carl Baker, 467; 4. Jason Collins, 412; 5. Ron Miller, 333; 6. Jeff Dobbins, 315; 7. John Bartunek, 298; 8. Chris Holbrook, 275; 9. Tim Nabors, 263; 10. Doug Kirk, 246.

IHRA Communications
Summit FastNews

 

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