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Millican Leads Top Fuel Qualifying at the
Inaugural IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals

By IHRA Communications

EDMONTON, Alb. -- Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series Top Fuel points leader, Clay Millican of Drummonds, TN, led qualifying with a track record performance at the inaugural IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, presented by GM Goodwrench Service, at Budweiser Motorsports Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Millican scorched the quarter-mile with a 4.690 at 308.32 mph to earn both ends of the track record and secure the No. 1 qualifying position.

Pro Modified qualifying was led by Mitch Stott of Mill Spring, NC, who roared to a 6.301 at 225.05 mph to led the 16-car field going into Saturday's final pair of professional qualifying sessions. Lucasville, Ohio's Brian Gahm drove his Ford Mustang Pro Stocker to the top spot with a 6.637 at 209.49 mph during Friday's first qualifying session.

Recent Canadian winner, Roy Atchison of London, Ontario, continued his hot streak by qualifying on top of an abbreviated Funny Car field with the only five-second run of the day, a 5.878 at 237.21 mph.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for the final pair of professional qualifying sessions. Final eliminations will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

EDMONTON, Alb. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the Inaugural Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by GM Goodwrench Service at Budweiser Motorsports Park, fifth of 12 events in the 2003 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's final eliminations.

Top Fuel -- 1. Clay Millican, 4.690 seconds, 308.32 mph; 2. Bruce Litton, 4.904, 287.44; 3. Donald Sosenka, 5.341, 265.33; 4. Grant Flowers, 6.170, 159.74; 5. John Sipple, 7.015, 113.92; 6. Bobby Lagana Jr, 7.143, 131.36.

Pro Modified -- 1. Mitch Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.301, 225.05; 2. Rick Distefano, Corvette, 6.317, 223.26; 3. Kip Dupuis, Buick Special, 6.363, 222.05; 4. John Scialpi, Chevy Bel Air, 6.423, 216.39; 5. Dennis Radford, Dodge Viper, 6.428, 219.35; 6. Dan Rowe, Chevy Coupe, 6.433, 213.82; 7. Pat Stoken, Chevy Camaro, 6.447, 218.02; 8. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.458, 224.15; 9. Paul Athey, Corvette, 6.471, 217.39; 10. Glen Kerunsky, Bel Air, 6.475, 220.31; 11. Lee Smith, Corvette, 6.490, 216.65; 12. Carl Spiering, Bel Air, 6.530, 216.45; 13. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.611, 187.18; 14. Glen May, Ford Ranger, 6.646, 215.93; 15. Kenny Lang, Pontiac Firebird, 6.759, 209.30; 16. Billy Harper, Viper, 6.762, 210.62.

Funny Car -- 1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.878, 237.21; 2. Terry McMillen, Dodge Avenger, 6.006, 225.00; 3. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 6.015, 232.61; 4. Ronnie Midyette, Chevy Camaro, 6.027, 233.76; 5. Tony Bogolo, Olds Achieva, 6.037, 234.43; 6. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 6.112, 234.31; 7. John Evanchuk, Firebird, 6.269, 224.60; 8. Leon Aines, Corvette, 6.724, 204.31; 9. Trevor Lebsack, Ford Mustang, 6.742, 209.74; 10. Scott McVey, Avenger, 7.034, 139.51; 11. Rory Christianson, Dodge Daytona, 7.052, 180.07; 12. Roger Bateman, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 7.350, 196.89; 13. Lloyd Dyck, Camaro, 7.454, 175.13.

Pro Stock -- 1. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.637, 209.49; 2. Rick Jones, Dodge Neon, 6.663, 209.25; 3. Carl Baker, Mercury Cougar, 6.673, 208.62; 4. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cavalier, 6.684, 207.90; 5. Chuck DeMory, Mustang, 6.689, 207.37; 6. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.690, 208.09; 7. Doug Kirk, Mustang, 6.693, 207.46; 8. Angelo Alesci, Mustang, 6.697, 207.94; 9. Frank Gugliotta, Cougar, 6.712, 208.71; 10. Steve Williford, Cavalier, 6.716, 205.85; 11. Jason Collins, Cougar, 6.722, 207.37; 12. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Probe, 6.733, 207.75; 13. Ron Miller, Cavalier, 6.800, 204.35; 14. Gary Henry, Cougar, 6.868, 205.24; 15. Pete Berner, Mustang, 10.159, 77.86.

IHRA Communications

 

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