GRAND BEND, Ont. -- Mike Janis seems to have winning the Lend-America "Home Run" Award down-pat. The defending Pro Modified World Champion from Lancaster, NY, captured his third $500 bounty for the season. It marked the second consecutive one for the current IHRA World Record holder.
"We are just going to continue working hard to improve our Saturday night runs," explained Janis. "We are having a little inside battle with Mitch [Stott] in this deal. Winning tonight was high on our priority tonight. We thought the car was going to go low 6.20s, but it just didn't work out that way tonight. Regardless of what we ran, this was a fun evening."
Janis dethroned Hoover several pairs later as he blasted out a 6.282, 223.04 to take the lead for the session and leapt into the second qualifying position overall. Hoover represented the best chance that the nitrous-injected fraternity had to end their winless streak on the Lend-America "Home Run" program.
The odds-on favorite headed into the final session was Stott, who led qualifying from the start. He was in the final pair of the session, and could only muster a 6.305, 223.60.
Previous winners of the "Home Run" Award include Mike Janis (Dinwiddie & Cordova), Stott (Shreveport) and Rieger (Rockingham).
The Lend-America Home Run Award is given to the Pro Modified driver that makes the quickest run during the traditional Night of Fire program. The winning driver is rewarded with $500 courtesy of the IHRA official mortgage company.
The official website for Lend-America is www.lend-america.com.
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