Milan Friday qualifying summary

Track Records Toppled at Milan Dragway Both ends of the track record fell in Torco Pro Stock and Torco Pro Mod while the Top Fuel Dragster speed record was eliminated during the Friday night qualifying session of the Dukes of Hazzard Motor City...

Track Records Toppled at Milan Dragway

Both ends of the track record fell in Torco Pro Stock and Torco Pro Mod while the Top Fuel Dragster speed record was eliminated during the Friday night qualifying session of the Dukes of Hazzard Motor City Nationals at Milan Dragway.

Clay Millican (Drummonds, TN) claimed the provisional #1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel while debuting the General Lee paint scheme on his '05 Hadman dragster as he posted a 4.70 at a track record 313.66 mph.

In the Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock class Steve Spiess (Manhattan, IL) rewrote both ends of the track record in claiming the provisional #1 qualifying spot. Spiess' 6.489 et eliminated the previous mark of 6.515 set by defending world champion John Nobile. His 215.07 mph speed erased his own record of 213.43 set last year.

In Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified Carl Spiering (Jordan Station, Ont.) grabbed the top spot with a 6.209/230.61. His et and mph eliminated both ends of the record, both previously held by defending world champion Mike Janis, of 6.219 and 228.85 mph.

Rob Atchison (London, Ont.) claimed the provisional top spot in Funny Car with a 5.830/241.07.

In Top Fuel Doug Foley (Sewell, NJ), Bruce Litton (Indianapolis, IN), Tim Cullinan (Franklin Park, IL) and Todd Paton (Paris, Ont.) join Millican in the top five.

The provisional Torco Pro Modified top five, after Spiering, has Jim Halsey (Street, MD), Mike Castellana (Westbury, NY), Ed Hoover (Gilbert, SC) and John Russo (Middleton, MA) respectively.

The provisional Torco Pro Stock field includes, along with Spiess, John Nobile (Dix Hills, NY), Tony Gillig (Lake Bluff, IL), Doug Kirk (Lenoir, WV) and Larry O'Brien (Lakeshore, Ont.) as the top five.

In Funny Car Jim Sickles (Caledonia, NY), Chris Foster (Davenport, IA), Mark Thomas (Louisville, OH) and Melinda Green-King (Norfolk, VA) round out the top five along with Atchison at #1.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Ed Hoover , Todd Paton , Jim Sickles , Doug Foley , Jim Halsey , Steve Spiess , Tim Cullinan