Grand Bend: Tom Lee post race

Grand Bend, ON - After two trips to the finals at the first two IHRA national events this season, Kingsport, Tennessee Pro Stock standout Tom Lee fell off the pace slightly, but nonetheless kept the pressure on the Chevy and GM contingent with a...

Grand Bend, ON - After two trips to the finals at the first two IHRA national events this season, Kingsport, Tennessee Pro Stock standout Tom Lee fell off the pace slightly, but nonetheless kept the pressure on the Chevy and GM contingent with a semi-final appearance at the 2nd Annual Mopar Performance Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol.

Grand Bend Motorplex is situated in the lee of turbulent Lake Huron, and on this weekend it through everything it had at the hardy fans and competitors gathered for Canada's largest drag race. Cold temperatures and extended periods of rain forced long delays, and nearly threatened the completion of the event.

This disruption of their normal routine was tough on the teams, said Lee, who qualified his unobtrusive tan Mustang number 6 with a best pass of 6.667/207.70. "We just couldn't establish a rhythm this weekend. With the on-again, off-again way the race went, we kind of struggled to put things together. The track really through us for a loop - in fact, our last pass was our best of the weekend. Unfortunately, the car got loose up there on the top end, and I had to pull the chutes early."

Lee, who holds the national ET record of 6.55, knows he has the power to dominate when things go right. And his competition know it as well. They also know that he won't stumble often, and anyone who wants to gain any ground on this tough customer better be prepared to take advantage of any opportunities he gives them - if he decides to give them any more this year, that is.

-IHRA

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