Milan Friday qualifying summary

Clay Millican Leads IHRA Top Fuel Qualifying at Second Annual Motor City Nationals MILAN, Michigan (July 16, 2004) - Clay Millican holds the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position at the Second Annual Motor City Nationals presented by the Milan News...

Clay Millican Leads IHRA Top Fuel Qualifying at Second Annual Motor City Nationals

MILAN, Michigan (July 16, 2004) - Clay Millican holds the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position at the Second Annual Motor City Nationals presented by the Milan News Leader and Saline Reporter at Milan Dragway. Millican, of Drummonds, Tenn., covered the quarter-mile in 4.701 seconds.

Other No. 1 qualifiers include Mitch Stott, Mill Spring, N.C., (Pro Modified); Rob Atchison, London, Ontario, (Funny Car); and John Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., (Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock).

Defending world champion Millican, who currently leads the Top Fuel points on the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, is followed by Bruce Litton in the second spot. Doug Foley is third and Louie Allison fourth.

After a quiet opening to defending his Pro Modified championship, Stott holds the low qualifying spot with a track record setting 6.234 ET. He is trailed by 2003 event winner Mike Janis, who reset the track speed record at 227.69 mph, West Bloomfield, Michigan's Harold Martin and Billy Harper. Martin is the current points leader.

Reigning Funny Car world champion Atchison holds the low spot with a 5.848, 239.53, and is followed by current points leader Mark Thomas. Terry McMillen and Neal Parker are third and fourth.

In Sunoco Pro Stock, Nobile finds himself in a familiar position as current low qualifier by running an ET track record 6.515. He is followed by Steve Spiess, who set the track speed record at 213.16 mph, Mike Bell and Tony Gillig. John Montecalvo and 2003 event-winner Jason Collins are currently not in the field.

Qualifying for the Motor City Nationals resumes Saturday at 2 p.m. Final eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Louie Allison , John Montecalvo , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Mike Bell , Steve Spiess , Terry McMillen