Shreveport Johnny Rocca Report

Rocca Closes Season With Impressive Mopar Parts World Finals Showing, Scores Win At Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shootout SHREVEPORT, LA. -- Troy Critchley proved why he was put in the "Ironhorse" 1949 Mercury as he dove on to win the Mopar Parts...

Rocca Closes Season With Impressive Mopar Parts World Finals Showing, Scores Win At Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shootout

SHREVEPORT, LA. -- Troy Critchley proved why he was put in the "Ironhorse" 1949 Mercury as he dove on to win the Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shoot-out on Saturday night during the Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La. Crtichley joined an elite group of drivers who have won both in the U.S. and abroad.

The classic, fender-skirted Mercury continued its mastery of the Pro Modified field by securing the top spot with a 6.348/221.63. In the second session, the car drifted out of the groove and he aborted the run, coasting to an 11.477/60.65. Critchley retained the top spot.

Critchley killed two birds with one stone on Saturday's first session as he not only beat Shannon Jenkins in the first round of the MOPAR PARTS Pro Mod Shootout, but also stepped up in qualifying with a 6.343/220.87. This enabled him to retain the top spot. He failed to improve in the final session with a 6.525/214.93 and still managed to win the Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shootout.

Critchley was bumped to the fourth position as qualifying ended

Critchley then faced Tommy Gray in the first round, which was a repeat of the previous evening's shootout final round. Same results different day, once again the Aussie deheated the goolish Vette of Gray. Critchley took a slight starting line advantage then pulled away at the 1000-ft. mark winning with a 6.406/216.48 to Gray's losing 6.448/217.60.

Critchley then faced Mitch Stott in the quarters, where Stott put a holeshot on the kid and drove on for the win. Critchley lost with a 6.340/220.51 to Stott's impressive 6.325/222.22.

Critchley's driving talents and the team's late season assault on the record books, were what elevated the "Ironhorse" into the top ten this year.

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Series Drag
Drivers Johnny Rocca , Tommy Gray , Shannon Jenkins , Troy Critchley