Cayuga: Carl Spiering final summary

Spiering makes the show, loses in second round at IHRA event at Toronto Motorsports Park "We're going to make some changes and get this hot rod running." CAYUGA, ON (September 25, 2006) -- "It's been a tough year. It's just been one thing after...

Spiering makes the show, loses in second round at IHRA event at Toronto Motorsports Park
"We're going to make some changes and get this hot rod running."

CAYUGA, ON (September 25, 2006) -- "It's been a tough year. It's just been one thing after another."

Carl Spiering was commenting on his second-round loss in the Pro Modified division at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) eMax Drag Racing Series Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.

Spiering qualified ninth in the 16-car field in the Eaton Electrical Supercharged Pro Modified Chevrolet Camaro with a 6.196-second, 230.76 mph pass. After winning the first round against fellow Canadian and top qualifier Tony Pontieri of Toronto, Spiering, of Jordan Station, ON, rolled out and red-lighted in the next match and was eliminated.

"We've had some clutch trouble," Spiering explained. "We made some changes and they worked but I rolled through the beams."

Spiering, who won this IHRA event at TMP last year, was optimistic for the next national event in Maryland this coming weekend, adding the team was committed this week in getting the car thrashed out for a strong showing.

"We're going to make some changes today and do some testing and get this hot rod running. Then it's off to Maryland."

The next International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) eMax Drag Racing Series, race ten of the 11-event of the season the Torco Racing Fuels President's Cup Nationals will take place September 29 -- October 1 at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

-credit: csr

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