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Millican/Team Werner Aiming for 6th Win of the Season at IHRA Motor City Nationals Chicago - July 13, 2004 Three-time defending IHRA Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will attempt to win his sixth straight IHRA event...

Millican/Team Werner Aiming for 6th Win of the Season at IHRA Motor City Nationals

Chicago - July 13, 2004 Three-time defending IHRA Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing will attempt to win his sixth straight IHRA event at the Motor City Nationals in Milan, Mich., on July 16-18.

"How fitting that some of the fastest cars in the world are going to be racing in the Motor City," said Millican. "I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully things will go the way they've gone in our last five races."

In addition to a sixth victory, Millican, the 2003 Motor City Nationals Top Fuel Champion, will look to continue his perfect season with another number one qualifying position. Last year's Motor City Nationals marked the first time that season that Millican was not the number one qualifier, and he is prepared to redeem himself this year.

Millican currently holds the top spot in the IHRA Top Fuel points standings, and is 205 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Bruce Litton, whom he has met in the finals two times this season. He extended his lead over Litton in the pair's last race, the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Edmonton, Alberta, where they met in the first round. Millican came out victorious in their match-up, and went on to win the event, defeating Terry Capp in the finals.

Earlier this season, Millican became the winningest professional driver in IHRA history when he got his 33rd career Top Fuel victory in just his fifth season on the circuit at the ACDelco Nationals in Richmond, Va. He surpassed Rickie Smith, who had 32 combined wins in Pro Stock and Pro Mod.

Millican is a former forklift driver from Drummonds, Tenn., and has loved drag racing his entire life. He got his first racecar at the age of 16, and still goes bracket racing at his hometown track when he has the chance. He is married and has two sons, with whom he enjoys skateboarding and BMX biking.

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Rickie Smith