Gray resurrects performance, but goes out in round one at Norwalk

</pre> NORWALK, OHIO - The familiar signs of death were back in Pro Modified pits at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol as Tommy Gray returned to the Pro Modified wars after taking the last few events off to pinpoint...

</pre> NORWALK, OHIO - The familiar signs of death were back in Pro Modified pits at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol as Tommy Gray returned to the Pro Modified wars after taking the last few events off to pinpoint his Undertaker's lack of performance in the 2000 Pro Mod wars. The Baltimore, Md.-based funeral home operator, who was runner-up at the season opening Winter Nationals, qualified in the last available spot at the Mopar Parts World Nationals with a 6.461/216.48, then in round one, met top qualifier Quain Stott, who earned the top spot with a 6.324/223.10

Looking to stick the dagger in Quain Stott's championship points chase of Fred Hahn, Gray's Undertaker '53 Corvette stayed consistent with his qualifying time, stopping the clocks with a 6.464/217.18, but Stott had too much power, sending Gray to the casket with a 6.353/223.02.

"We were happy making the field with a 6.46, but we still need a tenth to be competitive and get back to where we were at Darlington," Gray said. "We'll go back to the shop and learn from this weekend and look to improve at New England."

The Undertaker team will look to continue to be Pro Modified's biggest nightmare in two weeks at the Amalie Oil North American Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, NH.

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Series Drag
Drivers Fred Hahn , Quain Stott , Tommy Gray