Norwalk Friday qualifying summary

Clay Millican Leads IHRA Top Fuel Qualifying at Sunoco World Nationals NORWALK, Ohio, (August 27, 2004) - Clay Millican holds the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position at the 27th Annual Sunoco World Nationals presented by PPG Automotive Refinish...

Clay Millican Leads IHRA Top Fuel Qualifying at Sunoco World Nationals

NORWALK, Ohio, (August 27, 2004) - Clay Millican holds the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position at the 27th Annual Sunoco World Nationals presented by PPG Automotive Refinish at Norwalk Raceway Park. Millican, of Drummonds, Tenn., covered the quarter-mile in 4.656 seconds at 310.84 mph.

Other No. 1 qualifiers include Rick DiStefano, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (Pro Modified); Mark Thomas, Louisville, Ohio, (Funny Car); and John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., (Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock).

The defending Top Fuel world champion Millican is followed by Louie Allison with a 4.814, 307.09. Bobby Lagana, Jr. is third, Bruce Litton fourth and making his return to competition is Andrew Cowin in fifth. Cory McClenathan, making his IHRA debut, ran 6.395, 137.89, and is currently not in the field.

In Pro Modified, DiStefano is currently first, Al Billes second and Harold Martin third. Dennis Radford sits on the bump spot with a 6.463.

Former Funny Car world champion and current points leader Thomas holds the No. 1 position with a 5.894, 240.29. Fred Tigges is second, defending world champion Rob Atchison third and Trevor Lebsack fourth.

Current Pro Stock points leader Montecalvo, qualified No. 1 with a track record-setting 6.603. Frank Gugliotta qualified second, followed by Rick Jones and former event winner Robert Patrick. John Konigshofer sits on the bump spot with a 6.700.

Professional qualifying resumes Saturday with the final round of qualifying at 1 p.m. Professional eliminations begin Saturday evening at 4 p.m., with the final round at 10 p.m.

-ihra-

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Series Drag
Drivers Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Andrew Cowin , Louie Allison , John Montecalvo , Cory McClenathan , Al Billes , Harold Martin , Rick DiStefano , Frank Gugliotta