STANTON, MI. - Sometimes when you live by the sword, then you can also die by the sword. The 2000 campaign for the defending Pro Modified champion Shannon Jenkins has been one that he'd rather forget. However, a quarter-final finish for the ...
STANTON, MI. - Sometimes when you live by the sword, then you can also die by the sword. The 2000 campaign for the defending Pro Modified champion Shannon Jenkins has been one that he'd rather forget. However, a quarter-final finish for the Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based drag racer gives him a shimmer of hope as the IHRA Summit Drag Racing Series winds into in its second half of the tour.
Jenkins, who has been given the moniker "The Iceman" for his penchant of showing no emotion in tense situations, fouled away his chances in the quarter-finals against a familiar foe. He's very much aware that there are some gremlins that he and his team need to work through, but that hasn't deterred him in the least.
"We know we have some things that are getting the best of us," explained Jenkins, who is a two-time Pro Modified champion. "All we can do in times like this is just jump out there and give it our best. Somewhere along the line destiny has to help you out. Destiny hasn't been looking out for me too much this season."
Jenkins entered today's rescheduled final eliminations on the bump spot, but moved up one spot when Brian Gahm failed to return. He beat Carl Moyer in the first round by bettering his performances at both ends of the track.
He then faced his teammate and car owner Billy Harper, who had outqualified him. Jenkins knew he needed to nab any advantage that he could and pushed the envelope too much, lighting the redlight.
The next stop for the Iceman entry will be at the Mopar Parts World Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Qualifying begins on Wednesday, with one session per day until Saturday. Final eliminations are slated for Saturday.