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Millican Returns to Site of First Career Victory at IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals Chicago - June 8, 2005 Four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will attempt to continue his 2005 IHRA winning streak by...

Millican Returns to Site of First Career Victory at IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals

Chicago - June 8, 2005 Four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will attempt to continue his 2005 IHRA winning streak by returning to the site of his first-ever career victory at the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario, on June 10-12.

"Grand Bend is always a special race for this team since we got our first win here," said Millican. "Hopefully we can keep our current winning streak alive and get our fourth straight victory of the season."

Millican, who is the winningest driver in IHRA history, will look to get his 41st career victory along with his fourth consecutive win at the Mopar Canadian Nationals. Millican has won this race four times in just five full seasons in the league. His first-ever Top Fuel victory came at this event in 2000, when he defeated legendary drag racer Shirley Muldowney.

In last year's race, Millican secured his 34th career Top Fuel victory, defeating Tim Cullinan in the finals. Additionally, Millican holds the Grand Bend Motorplex track record with a top speed of 318.92 mph.

Millican has had a strong 2005 season thus far, winning all three IHRA races in which he has competed, and notching his 40th career victory at the recent ACDelco Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., on May 26-28. Millican and Team Werner/Lehman Racing currently hold the number one spot in the 2005 IHRA Top Fuel points standings, 100 points ahead of their nearest competitor, Doug Foley.

Along with his quest for a fifth consecutive IHRA Top Fuel Championship, Millican has also raced in three NHRA national events this season, with his best finish coming at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., where he advanced to the semi-finals. He plans to race in at least two more NHRA national events this season.

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Doug Foley , Tim Cullinan