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Millican/Team Werner Get 38th Career Victory at IHRA Season-Opener San Antonio, Texas - April 2, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing, the four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, notched his 38th career victory at the IHRA Texas ...

Millican/Team Werner Get 38th Career Victory at IHRA Season-Opener

San Antonio, Texas - April 2, 2005 Clay Millican of Team Werner/Lehman Racing, the four-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, notched his 38th career victory at the IHRA Texas Nationals, defeating Louie Allison in the finals.

"We started this season exactly how we wanted to, with a win," said Millican. "It felt awesome to be back on the track with this Werner team going for our fifth consecutive championship."

Millican qualified in the number three position with an elapsed time of 4.789 seconds at 240.85. In the first round of eliminations he faced number six qualifier Paul Athey, and won handily with an E.T. of 4.902 at 242.67 mph to Athey's 6.836 at 128.95 mph.

In the semi-final round, Millican got his best E.T. and speed of the weekend, defeating Mitch King with a clean pass at 4.610 at 319.82 to King's 4.961 at 298.27.

Millican entered the final round with a perfect record of 2-0 in finals at the two previous Texas Nationals, and kept that streak alive with a win over Allison. Millican got off the starting line first with a reaction time of 0.076 seconds to Allison's 0.211, and won with an E.T. of 4.700 at 304.80 mph over Allison's 10.523 at 86.99 mph.

Werner car in Gainesville05 Millican is the winningest professional driver in IHRA history and with his victory at the Texas Nationals, currently holds the number one spot in the 2005 IHRA Top Fuel points standings.

Millican will race next at the NHRA O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Houston on April 8-10, and will return to IHRA competition at the Spring Nationals in Rockingham, N.C., on April 22-24.

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Paul Athey , Louie Allison , Mitch King