Codorva: Tommy Gray - Final Report

CORDOVA, IL. - Tommy Gray's fantastically popular '53 Corvette Pro Modified has struggled against itself since finishing runner-up at the season-opening Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC. Ever since then, Gray has suffered from one ...

CORDOVA, IL. - Tommy Gray's fantastically popular '53 Corvette Pro Modified has struggled against itself since finishing runner-up at the season-opening Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC. Ever since then, Gray has suffered from one hardship or the other. The Graveyard Gang entered the IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals in Cordova, IL., with all intentions of rectifying the problems of past.

"I know that there's a problem in our combination," explained Gray, who will soon debut a second car within his operation with partner Richard Crouse. "We've went from one end of this car to the other and have yet to pinpoint the problem. I'm confident that we'll get it worked out soon."

Gray's best qualifying run for the Summer Nationals put him in the field at number 14th. Gray hammered out a 6.454/216.55, which put him in the field with just thousands of seconds to spare.

Gray, who carries the nickname Tombstone Tommy, kept his focus for the first round of competition when he met Pat Moore, former IHRA Top Sportsman World Champion. The pioneering Pro Modified racer took the track away from Gray from start to finish, leaving Gray with another disappointing weekend.

The Graveyard Gang will return to Baltimore, Maryland and prepare the Undertaker for the CARQUEST Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY July 14-16. Catch all the latest information on the Undertaker team at their web site, www.undertakerracing.com

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