Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA PDRA Drag News Photos
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.





IHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Jan 19- Lancaster National Dragway Release 2017 Schedule
Jan 19- Lancaster National Dragway Celebrates 2016 Season with Awards Banquet
Jan 17- State Capitol Raceway to Host Second Summit Sportsman National Championship Event
Jan 17- CEO Explains Change in 2017 Season Plans
Jan 17- Class Racers Begin Pursuit of Summit National Championship
Jan 09- IHRA: Track Change in 2017 IHRA Racing Schedule
Dec 21- IHRA Amps Up its Digital Media; Announces a Partnership with Ignite2X
Dec 19- Elrod Celebrates Super Rod Win
Dec 19- IRG Sports + Entertainment and Street Racing Made Safe Announce Multi-Year Partnership
Dec 19- New IHRA Membership Fee for 2017

Copyright ©2017 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035