Shreveport Steve Vick Report

Vick Falls In First Round At Mopar Parts World Finals, Finishes Third In The Points SHREVEPORT, LA.. --Steve Vick and his beautiful 1968 Camaro finished off the 1999 season a few rounds shorter than he would've liked at the IHRA Mopar Parts...

Vick Falls In First Round At Mopar Parts World Finals, Finishes Third In The Points

SHREVEPORT, LA.. --Steve Vick and his beautiful 1968 Camaro finished off the 1999 season a few rounds shorter than he would've liked at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La. Vick finishing 3rd in points is a huge improvement from last season's 29th position. This year proved to be a personal best for the Mocksville, NC.,-based driver, including a win at the CARQUEST Northern Nationals in Michigan and runner-up finishes at the Carquest Empire Nationals and the Parts Pro North American Nationals.

Vick wasn't looking to set the Pro Modified field on fire in the first qualifying session at the Mopar Parts World Finals, but he did want a good enough baseline to earn a berth in the field. He gained his wish with a 6.477/218.16. The second session afforded him some improvement with a 6.410/221.09.

Vick was forced to lift on his third attempt as he drifted close to the center-line. He went into the final session as the eighth quickest. He found his combination in the last attempt with a 6.417/218.62, good enough for ninth.

The veteran clutch specialist faced Shannon Jenkins in the first round. The two cars left almost identically, Vick with a .466 to Jenkins' .467 reaction time. This was close all the way, with Jenkins' 6.376/217.74 taking the win over Vick's 6.386/219.69. The margin of victory was a mere two feet.

Look for the Steve Vick Motorsports Team to be one to reckon with in the new millennium.

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