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Wed, 14 Jun 2006, 11:23 PM

Correction to Grand Bend Reporter's Notebook
By Jim Luikens





GRAND BEND, Ont. In my notebook feature on the Mopar Canadian Nationals I reported that Elijah Morton had tried a Ford Pro Stock engine from the Robert Patrick camp for one qualifying run on Friday. I received this information from Elijah Morton, himself, in his pit space at Grand Bend. I also personally observed that both of his enginešs valve covers had been lettered with a magic marker to say J & B Engines. The lettering was in an area of the valve covers that is usually adorned with the decals of his normal engine vendor, Mike Allen Competition Engines.

Since the publication of that article I have heard from Robert Patrick. Robert emphatically stated that, "At no time has Elijah Morton ever been in possession of a Robert Patrick engine." Robert did admit during our conversation that he had a conversation with Elijah about the possibility of such a situation, but that it had never actually occurred.

In a subsequent conversation, Elijah Morton agreed that he has never had a Robert Patrick engine. Elijah further stated, "This came about because several people, in the days and weeks leading up to Grand Bend event, had asked me if I had a Robert Patrick engine because that was the rumor that they had heard. In a playful moment I decided to go along with the rumor in the Grand Bend pits and lettered my valve covers accordingly. I now sincerely regret the confusion that has arisen from this situation," Elijah concluded.





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