Grand Bend: Steve Vick race report

GRAND BEND, Ont.- Pro Modified driver Steve Vick adds a new definition to consistent at the 2nd Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals. It is unfortunate that parts breakage never afforded him the chance to showcase his consistent prowess in final ...

GRAND BEND, Ont.- Pro Modified driver Steve Vick adds a new definition to consistent at the 2nd Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals. It is unfortunate that parts breakage never afforded him the chance to showcase his consistent prowess in final eliminations.

He began what appeared to be a tremendous outing in qualifying. The Mocksville NC.-based clutch specialist Steve Vick carried the front wheels off the line and blasted through top end with a 6.340, 221.34. These numbers placed him in second qualifying position, on Friday at the Grand Bend Motorplex.

Going into the second qualifying run of the event Vick hoped to heighten his performance. "I think we can go a bit faster on this next qualifying pass," explained Vick.

When the time came, Vick rolled up to the line and unleashed a 6.356, 221.83. Despite the minor drop in ET, Vick was able to stay in the top five qualifiers and hold 4th position.

Going into the third qualifying session Vick, "pushed it up a notch," in the classic 1968 Camaro. Unfortunately, horrible weather conditions caused Vick to hook hard toward the centerline off of the launch. Vick knew there was no point in pushing the car, especially with no hope of regaining traction. He coasted down the track through the lights.

In the first run of eliminations Vick was paired against Paul Athey. Vick revved the engine and began a powerful burnout. However, Vick experienced mechanical trouble mid-burnout and was forced to shut it off.

He'll get a chance to improve on this weekend's shortcomings in two weeks at the IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals in Cordova, Ill.

-IHRA

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Series Drag
Drivers Paul Athey