Millican Looks to Avenge '04 Loss at IHRA ACDelco Canadian Nationals
Chicago - July 27, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports will look to win his sixth IHRA event of the 2005 season at the IHRA ACDelco Canadian Nationals in Cayuga, Ontario, on July 29-31 at the Toronto Motorsports Park.
Should Millican win the race, he will avenge his first loss of the 2004 season, which took place at the ACDelco Canadian Nationals against Canada's own Todd Paton in the first round of Top Fuel eliminations.
Millican, the four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, is the current leader of the 2005 IHRA Top Fuel points standings, as he is 175 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Bruce Litton. Millican won the first five IHRA events of the season, and in his last race, the Motor City Nationals in Milan, Mich., his special Dukes of Hazzard-themed dragster crashed in the second round of eliminations, marking his first loss of the season. Millican did not suffer any injuries from the accident and the car has been repaired for the upcoming race.
"We've been very busy at the shop for the past week and a half getting the car ready to go again," said Millican. "I am very excited to get back out on the track with this Werner team and hopefully win our sixth race of the year."
The ACDelco Canadian Nationals is the third and final Canadian stop on the 2005 IHRA tour, and Millican has won the previous two events this season, which took place in Grand Bend, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta.
"I love the fans in Canada," said Millican. "They are some of the best drag racing fans in the world and they always give our team a very warm welcome and make us feel right at home."
In addition to Millican and Team Werner's quest to win their fifth consecutive IHRA Top Fuel Championship, the team has also raced in four NHRA national events this season with six more on their schedule.