Shreveport Postpoment Notes

The IHRA World Finals was postponed due to inclement weather. However, the fields were set prior to the rain except for Pro Modified division, where one driver remains left to run. The Shreveport, Louisiana based event will resume next Saturday.

The IHRA World Finals was postponed due to inclement weather. However, the fields were set prior to the rain except for Pro Modified division, where one driver remains left to run. The Shreveport, Louisiana based event will resume next Saturday.

Scotty Cannon-- The six-time Pro Modified world champion finished out qualifying in pretty much the same fashion that he has enjoyed in all of the 1998 season, on top. The OnSat sponsored, 1953 Studebaker roared to a 6.371 at 220.67 to unofficially secure the pole position. Pending no improvements to the field, the Lyman, S.C., based driver will face Landon Jordan in the first round of eliminations.

Wally Stroupe--Sometimes the last ditch effort is the best way to get into the field, but Wally Stroupe prefers the traditional routes. His first two attempts in the Trim Parts sponsored 1963 Corvette produced aborted attempts and no elapsed time. During the World Finals Nite Of Fire session, Stroupe covered the quarter-mile in 6.46 seconds at over 216 mph. This pass seeded him in the 6th spot and unofficially pairs him against Gary Shearer in the first round.

Quain Stott-- The Bug Eater Corvette hopes to change the fortunes of driver Quain Stott at the IHRA World Finals. The Inman, S.C., based driver has qualified well and had the tendency to struggle early in eliminations. At the Shreveport based event, Stott roared to a personal best and in doing so garned the fifth qualifying spot with a 6.462/218.30 and that unofficially has him paired opposite Harold Martin.

Mitchell Stott-- Mitchell Stott pushed the Radiac Abrasives sponsored, 1992 Lumina to a personal best in making the quickest-ever Pro Modified field. The Mill Spring, N.C., based driver dumped the clutch during the second session and roared to a 6.498/217.46 that was god enough to secure the 13th spot. He is unofficially paired opposite Ed Hoover in the first round.

Angelo Alesci-- The pilot of the "Men In Black" Chevrolet Pro Stocker was all smiles after he secured the pole-position at the season-ending IHRA World Finals. He ran a 6.717 at 205.76 mph during the first session and the run held for the duration of the event. Alesci was also a contestant in the prestigous Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown. Prior to the postponement of the event, Alesci had reached the finals of the special "race within a race" and will face Dan Seamon, Jr. . Final eliminations will match him against Ed Machecek.

John Montecalvo-- The Citgo sponsored, John Montecalvo extended his streak of qualifying for every event during the 1998 IHRA/Snap-On Tools by making the show at the World Finals. He recorded a 6.770 at 204.39 mph and that landed him in the seventh spot of the sixteen car field. In the first round, he is paired opposite Larry O'Brien. Montecalvo also qualified for the Sunoco Pro Stock Showdown and reached the semi-finals of the prestigous event before losing to Angelo Alesci.

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Series Drag
Drivers Quain Stott , Scotty Cannon , Angelo Alesci , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Harold Martin