Commerce: Clay Millican Saturday summary

Clay Millican Qualifies 9th at NHRA Southern Nationals Commerce, Ga. - May 15, 2004 - Clay Millican of Team 104+ Performance Additives/Lehman Racing qualified in the number nine position at the NHRA Summit Racing Southern Nationals, his fifth...

Clay Millican Qualifies 9th at NHRA Southern Nationals

Commerce, Ga. - May 15, 2004 - Clay Millican of Team 104+ Performance Additives/Lehman Racing qualified in the number nine position at the NHRA Summit Racing Southern Nationals, his fifth NHRA race of the season. [headshot_small.jpg]

Millican, a native of Drummonds, Tenn., qualified with an elapsed time of 4.589 seconds at 309.98 mph. He will face number eight qualifier Larry Dixon in the first round of Sunday's eliminations at the Atlanta Dragway. Millican has a career won/lost record of 2-5 against Dixon, and is 1-0 against him this season with a victory in the semi-final round of the Spring Nationals in Houston.

Millican, the three-time IHRA Top Fuel Champion, has advanced to the final round in his past two NHRA races in Houston and Bristol, Tenn. His final round appearance in Houston was the first of his career, and he hopes to continue his final round streak on Sunday by advancing to the finals in Atlanta.

In last year's Southern Nationals, Millican defeated Don Lampus and Brandon Bernstein on his way to a semi- final appearance, where he lost to Dixon. Millican currently holds the number nine spot in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel points standings, an impressive feat considering that he has raced in only four of the six NHRA national events thus far. [104car_Phoenix.jpg]

Millican and Team 104+ Performance Additives/Lehman Racing plan to race in at least eight NHRA national events this season, while attempting to win a fourth Top Fuel Championship in the IHRA with Team Werner.

Sunday's final eliminations at the Atlanta Dragway begin at 11:00 a.m. ET.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Clay Millican , Brandon Bernstein , Don Lampus