Norwalk; Shannon Jenkins falls victim again?

Jenkins Falls to Teammate Harper for the Second Straight Race NORWALK, OHIO - Defending Pro Mod champion Shannon Jenkins fell victim to his teammate Billy Harper for the second consecutive time. Jenkins lost to Harper at the last race...

Jenkins Falls to Teammate Harper for the Second Straight Race

NORWALK, OHIO - Defending Pro Mod champion Shannon Jenkins fell victim to his teammate Billy Harper for the second consecutive time. Jenkins lost to Harper at the last race in Stanton, Michigan when "The Iceman" turned on the red light.

At the end of the first round of qualifying Jenkins, the Tuscaloosa, AL.-based, Dodge Viper driver made an impressive run in the left lane as he stormed to a 6.440/218.97 to land in the sixth spot. The Norwalk racing surface proved to be a tricky proposition during Thursday qualifying as Jenkins launched hard with the wheels up and chose to lift and coast to an 8.606/111.94. The Iceman improved to a 6.402/219.54 during the final qualifying session Friday evening, but dropped one notch to the number seven position on the ladder.

Jenkins faced teammate and car owner Billy Harper in round one. Harper qualified in the number 10 position with a 6.409/217.07 pass. Both drivers qualified with the only Dodge Vipers to make the show which will made for a great opening round match-up at the Mopar-sponsored event. Jenkins held lane choice via his better qualifying time.

Jenkins got off the starting line first with a .033 advantage, but was unable to hold off the hard charging Viper in the other lane. Jenkins ran a 6.556/219.19 to Harper's 6.470/216.45 giving Harper the win by .053 seconds.

Shannon "The Iceman" Jenkins will continue to defend his 1999 title at the Parts Pro North American Nationals held at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire on Sept. 8-10.

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