Records Highlight Final Day of Carquest Northern Nationals By Rick Green STANTON, Mich. - SUMMIT FastNews - Shirley Muldowney, Scott Weis, Scotty Cannon, John Montecalvo, Bob Spina,and Dave Price were the top qualifiers in their respective...
Records Highlight Final Day of Carquest Northern Nationals By Rick Green
STANTON, Mich. - SUMMIT FastNews - Shirley Muldowney, Scott Weis, Scotty Cannon, John Montecalvo, Bob Spina,and Dave Price were the top qualifiers in their respective categories at the 17th annual Carquest Northern Nationals. The record books have been written and rewritten in many of the categories here at the Mid Michigan Motorplex in Stanton.
The highlight of the Night of Fire was Michigan's own Shirley Muldowney when she ran the quickest and fastest pass in IHRA history. She ran an elapsed time of 4.696 seconds at 312.50 miles per hour. This was alongside the new world mile per hour record holder, rookie sensation Don Lampus who ran another 305.84 miles per hour. The Top Fuel field is the first all four-second field in IHRA history. Muldowney and Pat Dakin have a leg up on new National elapsed time record.
In Alcohol Funny Car, the big story was by the injected nitro burning funny car of Scott Weis. He ran the quickest and fastest pass in IHRA history with 5.829 seconds at 242.02 miles per hour. This is also the quickest and fastest pass for this type of combination.
This is the first event for the new rule restricting the blowers, and Scotty Cannon replied by taking the number one spot. He did this with an elapsed time of 6.405 seconds the third quickest pass ever. This is just one thousandth of a second off his world record. He also set a new track mile per hour record on that pass.
The Pro Stock world mile per hour record was set by Chris Holbrook at 207.11 miles per hour. Number one qualifier John Montecalvo set a new track record with a 6.730 second pass.
Bob Spina captured the top honor in Top Fuel Harley with a pass of 6.810 seconds at 185.49 miles per hour. Mark Conner rounded out the third quickest field in IHRA history for this new category.
In the other new professional category Dave Price ran the first teen for the category. His pass of 6.190 was a new world record while Dan Bandish reset the mile per hour record at 221.85 miles per hour. T.J. Lefter held on to the number eight spot in this the quickest field ever in Super Eliminator.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for a carbon copy of today with the high in the low eighties. So more records should fall during Final Eliminations which start with Sportsman at 9:30 am and the Pros taking center stage at noon.
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