Shreveport: Dwayne Rice race report

Rice concludes season with first round loss against teammate at IHRA World Finals SHREVEPORT, La. - Dwayne Rice gave it a valiant effort at the Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La., but unfortunate for him, he lost a tough one in the...

Rice concludes season with first round loss against teammate at IHRA World Finals

SHREVEPORT, La. - Dwayne Rice gave it a valiant effort at the Mopar Parts World Finals in Shreveport, La., but unfortunate for him, he lost a tough one in the first round. The 31-year old, excavation company owner from Grove City, Ohio, fell short against teammate and engine builder Ron Miller in a battle of Moser Engineering-sponsored entries.

For Rice, he's enjoyed a season of ups and downs, but for the most part, it has been a good one.

"There was a few races that I wish I could have had another shot at," explained Rice. "We always have hindsight, but I guess we'll be content with what we achieved. I am very confident headed into next season."

Rice entered the final event at Red River Raceway knowing that he had one last chance to claim a victory in a season that opened with lots of promise. He ended Friday's qualifying as the eighth quickest.

The Moser Engineering-sponsored driver retained his best time as a 6.645/209.56, which was the tenth quickest. That paired him opposite of Miller in the first round of eliminations.

Miller was the quicker of the two off of the starting line, as that was just enough to give him the win. Rice fell off of the pace and lost with a 6.783, 176.86.

For more information, visit Dwayne Rice's website at www.riceracing.com.

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