Carl Spiering's Eaton Road Warrior eighth in final Maryland IHRA qualifying
"The quickest Pro Modified field in IHRA history."
BUDDS CREEK, MD (September 30, 2006) -- Carl Spiering's Eaton Electrical Supercharged Pro Modified Chevrolet Camaro secured eighth position during the final qualifying session at the 15th Annual Torco Racing Fuels President's Cup Nationals International Hot Rod (IHRA) eMax Drag Racing Series at Maryland International Raceway on Saturday in Budds Creek, Maryland.
"We ran a super 6.086-second, 235.64-mph in the first round of qualifying on Friday that put the Eaton Road Warrior solidly in the field," said Carl Spiering. "That gave us the opportunity to try a couple new things with our setup in the two remaining qualifying runs," added Spiering. "On both our second and third runs we launched into hard shake and had to lift and aborted the passes. We'll go back to our initial setup for race day."
The Carl Spiering Motorsports entry will face number sixteen qualifier Ed Hoover from Gilbert, SC and his 1963 Chevrolet, Corvette in the first round of the final eliminations on Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. EST.
"It says a lot for the Eaton Team, qualifying strong in the quickest Pro Modified field in IHRA history. There were a bunch of hitters that didn't make the cut," added Spiering, the 41-year old driver from Jordan Station, Ontario. "The guys are on their game and the Eaton Electrical G-Force Camaro will be ready, and so will I."
The 15th Annual Torco Racing Fuels President's Cup Nationals, International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) eMax Drag Racing Series is taking place at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland.