Indianapolis Shannon Jenkins Named to All Star Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- There's a first time for everything, and Pro Modified racer Shannon Jenkins hopes that his maiden appointment to the Car Craft All-Star team is the first of many to come. The veteran Pro Modified racer from Tuscaloosa,...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN-- There's a first time for everything, and Pro Modified racer Shannon Jenkins hopes that his maiden appointment to the Car Craft All-Star team is the first of many to come. The veteran Pro Modified racer from Tuscaloosa, Al., beat out finalists Scotty Cannon and Tommy Gray, Jr. to take the honors at the traditional banquet hosted by the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, In.

Jenkins was shocked by the win, but knew exactly where to give praise.

"This is as great a compliment as a drag racer could be given," explained Jenkins. "To be honored alongside of drag racing's greatest competitors is something that we all try hard to try and earn. It is still a dream. I want to thank all of the readers of Car Craft magazine that voted for me to become a part of this team. I would also like to thank everyone who put together this banquet. You did a good job."

Jenkins has been a contender for the IHRA Snap-On Tools Championship Drag Racing Series every year since 1996. That same year, he finished runner-up in the points to Cannon. He followed up his success in 1997 by being crowned the World Champion. Last season, he finished third in the championship chase. He currently leads the Pro Modified points standings.

The "Iceman", as many on the IHRA circuit refer to him as, was also praiseful of the IHRA.

He added, "I'd like to remind everyone to watch out for us on TNN in 2000. We are are building something great in the IHRA. The way people may have looked at us in the past is going to forever change."

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Series Drag , NHRA
Drivers Scotty Cannon , Tommy Gray , Shannon Jenkins