Millican Wins 5th Event of the Year at IHRA Rocky Mountain Edmonton, Alberta - June 26, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports won his fifth consecutive IHRA race at the Rocky Mountain Nationals at the Budweiser Motorsports...
Millican Wins 5th Event of the Year at IHRA Rocky Mountain
Edmonton, Alberta - June 26, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports won his fifth consecutive IHRA race at the Rocky Mountain Nationals at the Budweiser Motorsports Park in record-setting fashion, as he set new track records in both elapsed time and speed during the first round of eliminations with a pass of 4.540 at 325.69 mph.
Millican was the number six qualifier going into eliminations after just one round of qualifications due to inclement weather. He qualified with an E.T. of 5.086 at 203.40 mph. He faced number three qualifier Louie Allison in the first round of Sunday's eliminations and established new track records in both E.T. and speed, while Allison finished the quarter-mile pass in 8.120 at 98.84 mph.
In the second round, Millican went on to face number seven qualifier Rick Cooper, and made it to the finish line first in a time of 4.695 seconds at 305.63 mph to Cooper's 5.151 E.T. at 216.65 mph.
Millican, the winner of the 2004 IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, faced number one qualifier Doug Foley of the Torco Race Fuels team, and got off the line first with a reaction time of 0.056 to Foley's 0.084. The two were close the entire race, but Millican pulled ahead for the victory with an E.T. of 4.712 at 298.21 mph to Foley's 4.719 at 311.77 mph. Millican won with a margin of victory of 0.0351 seconds, or approximately 16 feet.
"Man, that was a close one!" said Millican. "I'm proud of the job our guys did today. This Werner team is amazing and I'm so glad that we were able to continue our winning streak here in Edmonton."
With his victory, Millican extended his 2005 IHRA win total to five races, and his career win total to 42. He has not lost an IHRA event thus far this season, and will look to continue his winning ways at the IHRA Motor City Nationals in Milan, Mich., on July 15- 17.
Millican, the four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, is the current IHRA Top Fuel points leader, and in addition to his IHRA schedule, has raced in four NHRA national events this season, with his best finish coming at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., where he advanced to the semi-final round. He will race in five more NHRA events this season.