Norwalk Wally Stroupe Notes

NORWALK, OHIO -- The Trim Parts sponsored-1963 Corvette driven by Kings Mountain, N.C.'s Wally Stroupe lost in round one today at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! Stroupe faced number three qualifier Tommy ...

NORWALK, OHIO -- The Trim Parts sponsored-1963 Corvette driven by Kings Mountain, N.C.'s Wally Stroupe lost in round one today at the IHRA Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! Stroupe faced number three qualifier Tommy Mauney in the opening round and lost, 6.436/219.36 to 6.487/215.72.

"We just were a couple hundredths off all weekend," commented Stroupe, who qualified 14th with a 6.444/216.20. "While mid and high 40s will win you races the majority of time, at Norwalk, it just puts you in the bottom half of the field. This was a super fast event and great field of Pro Mods. We just didn't have enough to get to the winner's circle. The Trim Parts Corvette will be ready for them at Epping though."

The next IHRA event for the Trim Parts-sponsored team will be the PARTS PRO North American Nationals, Sept. 10-12 at the beautiful New England Dragway in Epping, NH. Pro Modified qualifying is set to begin Friday, Sept. 10 with two qualifying sessions. The final two sessions will conclude Saturday, Sept. 11 with the last session during the IHRA trademark 'Night of Fire.' Final eliminations are scheduled to begin, Sunday, Sept. 14 at 12 noon. The Mopar Parts World Nationals presented by Ethanol Performs! will air on ESPN2, Friday, Sept. 15th at 1:30 p.m.(EDT) The one-hour long show will be replayed Thursday, Sept. 23rd at 2:30 a.m. Addtional coverage of the event can be seen on IHRA's weekly television show, Inside Drag Racing, seen weekly on ESPN2. Check your local listing for times in your area.

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