Milan qualifying summary

Clay Millican No. 1 Top Fuel Qualifier at Motor City Nationals; Demolishes Milan Dragway Track Records MILAN, Michigan (July 17, 2004) - Clay Millican claimed the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying spot at the Second Annual Motor City Nationals presented...

Clay Millican No. 1 Top Fuel Qualifier at Motor City Nationals; Demolishes Milan Dragway Track Records

MILAN, Michigan (July 17, 2004) - Clay Millican claimed the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying spot at the Second Annual Motor City Nationals presented by the Milan News-Leader and Saline Reporter. Millican, of Drummonds, Tenn., ran the Milan Dragway quarter-mile in a track record shattering 4.586 seconds at 313.07 mph, to secure his sixth No. 1 spot in as many races.

Other No. 1 qualifiers include Mike Janis, Lancaster, N.Y., (Pro Modified); Rob Atchison, London, Ontario, Canada, (Funny Car); and John Nobile, Dix Hills, N.Y., (Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock).

Reigning Top Fuel world champion Millican is followed by Tim Cullinan, Doug Foley is third and Bruce Litton fourth. John Sipple holds the eighth spot with a 4.967 ET.

Janis holds the No. 1 Pro Modified spot with a 6.219, 228.85, resetting both ends of the track record. Defending world champion Mitch Stott is qualified second, Al Billes third and current points leader Harold Martin, of West Bloomfield, Mich., is fourth.

In Funny Car, Atchison maintained his No. 1 spot over the field and more importantly over points leader Mark Thomas who is qualified second. Terry McMillen is qualified third and Neal Parker fourth. Atchison will have a first round bye run.

Nobile, who entered today as the low qualifier in Sunoco Pro Stock, held onto that spot and will meet No. 16 qualified Carl Baker in round one of eliminations. Nobile did not improve on his 6.515 ET. Steve Spiess is qualified second, followed by Mike Bell in third and Elijah Morton fourth. Jason Collins, who won this event in 2003, did not make the field.

Eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. for the Motor City Nationals presented by the Milan News-Leader and Saline Reporter at Milan Dragway. Final round is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , John Nobile , Al Billes , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Mike Bell , Steve Spiess , Tim Cullinan , Terry McMillen