Cordova: Shannon Jenkins Final Report

CORDOVA, ILL. - Shannon Jenkins seemed to be back in old form this weekend. The Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based engine builder ran some very stout numbers in qualifying showing the defending champion will do what it takes to defend his crown. During...

CORDOVA, ILL. - Shannon Jenkins seemed to be back in old form this weekend. The Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based engine builder ran some very stout numbers in qualifying showing the defending champion will do what it takes to defend his crown. During the first qualifying session, "The Ice Man" laid down a 6.484/218.12 run that was good enough to end him in the sixth spot at the end of day one. Not resting on his laurels Jenkins bettered his attempt during the second day of qualifying by running an impressive 6.386/221.96 putting him in the second position at the end of round two. For the third round, Jenkins had traction problems around half-track causing him to lift. Jenkins ultimately finished qualifying in the seventh spot of a Pro Mod field that entertained nine 6.3-second qualifiers.

Jenkins seventh position had him pairing up first round against his teammate Billy Harper. Harper and Jenkins are both driving 2000 Dodge Vipers, Jenkins' car is dubbed the Ice Man, while Harper's is called The Viper. Jenkins had the lane choice due to a quicker qualifying position.

Jenkins' holeshot gave him the advantage off the start, but Harper caught him quickly and kept it tight till the end. Harper scored the win with a 6.383/215.75 to Jenkins' 6.429/220.80. The Iceman and his team will continue to defend their 1999 Pro Mod crown at the upcoming IHRA CARQUEST Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY., during the weekend of July 14-16.

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