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Millican Going For Sixth Straight IHRA Win at Motor City Nationals in Dukes of Hazzard-Themed Car Chicago - July 7, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports will attempt to win his sixth consecutive IHRA race and extend his...

Millican Going For Sixth Straight IHRA Win at Motor City Nationals in Dukes of Hazzard-Themed Car

Chicago - July 7, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Kenny Koretsky Motorsports will attempt to win his sixth consecutive IHRA race and extend his perfect season at the IHRA Motor City Nationals in Milan, Mich., on July 15-17 at the Milan Dragway in a special Dukes of Hazzard-themed car.

"The first race car I ever drove was a 1969 Charger painted like the General Lee, so to be able to race a Top Fuel Dukes of Hazzard car now is awesome!" said Millican. "Our whole team is excited about the opportunity, and I think it is a really cool deal for the IHRA and the Motor City Nationals also."

The special paint scheme features the Dukes of Hazzard movie logo, which hits theaters on Friday, August 5th. Additionally, the car body is orange with the number "01" on both sides.

Millican, the four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, is the current IHRA Top Fuel points leader, and is 176 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Doug Foley, whom Millican beat in the finals of the recent IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals on June 26. He hopes to expand his lead at the Motor City Nationals, an event that he won in 2003, its inaugural year.

In last year's Motor City Nationals, Millican set new Milan Dragway track records in both elapsed time and speed with a pass of 4.586 seconds at 313.07 mph during qualifications. Millican suffered an uncharacteristic loss in the first round of eliminations, however, his first of the 2004 season.

Along with his quest for a fifth consecutive IHRA Top Fuel Championship, Millican recently raced in the 2005 Rocket City Nationals at the Huntsville Dragway in Huntsville, Ala., on July 2-3, where he won the 1/8 mile race and took home the largest prize purse in Top Fuel drag racing history, winning $106,000. Millican has also raced in four 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 six more NHRA national events this season.

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Kenny Koretsky , Doug Foley