Darlington Barney Squiers/Roy Singleton Post Race Report

DARLINGTON, SC - Barney Squires made car owner Roy Singleton plenty proud. The veteran car painter, who pilots the Majesty Homes-sponsored, Pro Modified 1941 Willys, qualified for his first ever national event in the professional division and...

DARLINGTON, SC - Barney Squires made car owner Roy Singleton plenty proud. The veteran car painter, who pilots the Majesty Homes-sponsored, Pro Modified 1941 Willys, qualified for his first ever national event in the professional division and was impressive at the IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC. This was only the second outing with the new car.

Squires, who hails from Locust Grove, VA., secured a spot in the field with a stout 6.454/220.76 in qualifying. That run placed the beautiful classic machine into the 12th qualifying spot. With the layout of the elimination's ladder, Squiers had the daunting task of facing former champ Tommy Mauney in the first round.

Squiers and the Majesty Homes team went for broke in their first round appearance against the former champ. Squiers applied a huge hole shot on Mauney and had him covered until half track, when Singleton's powerplant let out a puff of smoke, handing the win to Mauney.

Squiers and Singleton have developed a program in 2000 that promises the team should be in the winner's circle soon.

The next event on the IHRA/Summit schedule will be on April 7-9, at Rockingham Dragway for the Holley Spring Nationals.

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