Pro Stock and Pro Modified Track Records Shattered at Toronto Motorsports Park CAYUGA, Ontario (September 22, 2006) -- Robert Patrick, following a win two weeks ago in New Hampshire, reset the Toronto Motorsports Park Torco's CompetitionPlus.com...
Pro Stock and Pro Modified Track Records Shattered at Toronto Motorsports Park
CAYUGA, Ontario (September 22, 2006) -- Robert Patrick, following a win two weeks ago in New Hampshire, reset the Toronto Motorsports Park Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock elapsed time record Friday when he ran a 6.393-second pass during the IHRA Canadian Nationals. Patrick, Fredericksburg, Va., is followed on the first round qualifying sheet by Brian Gahm, Frank Gugliotta and Steve Spiess. Gugliotta established a new track best speed at 218.12 mph.
Jack Wyatt, currently second in the point standings, sits atop the Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Car class qualifying with a 5.042/284.81. He's trailed by Dale Creasy Jr., Beecher, Ill., who despite losing traction at half-track, pedaled the car to a speed of 309.56 mph at the stripe. Paul Lee and Bob Gilbertson currently sit third and fourth.
Tommy D'Aprile, currently fifth in the Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Modified point standings, holds the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot with his track record-setting 6.104/233.72. Prior to this race, Ontario's Carl Spiering held that mark with a 6.165/232.91. Danny Rowe, who trails Glen Kerunsky by only three points, sits second, followed by Jim Halsey and Mike Janis. Kerunsky is in the 10th position. If Rowe and Kerunsky remain in their respective qualifying positions, Rowe will take the points lead heading into Sunday's eliminations.
In Alcohol Funny Car, it's Canton, Ohio's Mark Thomas in the No. 1 spot after one round of qualifying. Thomas, who is currently second in the point standings, covered the track in 5.831-seconds at 244.83 mph, and is followed by Larry Dobbs (Welland, Ontario) and Tom Carter (Cuero, Texas). Defending champion and points leader Rob Atchison is on the No. 8 bump spot. His car lost traction early in the run, a sign that despite his points lead and recent event win, the London, Ontario-native has yet to fix all the bugs in the race car.
The Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel qualifying was cut short due to rain. The round will be completed Saturday at 9 a.m.
Professional qualifying resumes as scheduled Saturday at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. Final round at 4:15 p.m. Friday tickets will be honored Saturday.