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Fri, 10 Jun 2005, 11:55 AM

6th Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol
Courtesy of IHRA Communications


The sixth Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol.

WHERE: Grand Bend Motorplex. Directions from USA or Sarnia: Get on Hwy. 402, travel to the Forest cut-off (Hwy. 21 North), turn left off the Hwy. heading to Forest, pass through Forest until you get to the lights, turn right at the lights, follow Hwy. 21 all the way to Grand Bend, go through Ipperwash (big bend in road), Port Franks and the Pinery Provincial Park, at the second set of lights in Grand Bend turn right, 3 km down the road on left

WHEN: Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12

WHO: The stars of the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, including 4 time (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) World Champion Clay Millican, Bruce Litton, and Doug Foley

Defending World Champion Mike Janis, Barrie, Ontario native Al Billes, and Harold Martin in nitrous vs. supercharged Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified

Two-time defending World Champion and London, Ontario native Rob Atchison, 5-time World Champion Mark Thomas, and Amalie Oil sponsored Terry McMillen in Funny Car

"The World's Fastest and Quickest Pro Stock Cars," featuring IHRA's version of NASCAR, the 215 mile per hour factory hot rods of World Champion John Nobile (Ford ZX2), former World Champion Brian Gahm (Ford Mustang), John Montecalvo (Chevy Cobalt), and Robert Patrick (Ford Mustang) in Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock

Champions will also be crowned in seven Mr. Gasket sportsman classes: Erson Cams Top Sportsman, Mallory Top Dragster, ACCEL DFI Super Stock, Hays Stock, ACCEL Quick Rod, Lakewood Super Rod, and Hurst Hot Rod

"NIGHTS OF FIRE": Two "Nights of Fire," Friday and Saturday features the professional categories running under the lights, Bob Motz's Jet Kenworth and Ken Nelson's "Cool Bus" wheel stander, and a giant fireworks display. This "show" within the show kicks off at 7:30 pm on Friday and 7:30pm on Saturday

Friday, June 10 Gates open for Racers and Sponsors 8:00, 
Sportsman Qualifying (2 sessions) 9:00 am, 
"Night of Fire" pro qualifying starting at 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 11 Gates open at 9:00am, 
Sportsman qualifying at 10:00am, 
Wedding at 12:00 noon, 
Sportsman Eliminations (Rd 1) after final qualifying, 
Pro qualifying starts at 3:00 pm, "Night of Fire" Pro qualifying at 7:30 pm

Sunday June 12 Gates open at 9:00am, 
Sportsman eliminations (round 2) at 10:00am.
Pro eliminations (Rd 1) at 11:00am, 
Sportsman eliminations after pro round, 
Pro eliminations (Rd 2) at 1:00pm, 
Sportsman eliminations continue after pro round.  
Semi-Finals at 3:00 pm, 
Sportsman round follows pro 6:00 pm, 
Finals: Sportsman, PS, FC, PM, TF, Cool Bus, Motz starts at 4:30 pm

All prices Canadian

Order Tickets Now-(519) 239-7223

Friday, June 10 General Admission $40, Juniors 6-12 only $5,

Saturday, June 11 General Admission $55, Juniors 6-12 only $7.50

Sunday, June 12 General Admission $50, Juniors 6-12 only $5

Reserve Seats available at a limited number for +$5 on Saturday and Sunday

Save! Weekend Tickets *includes reserved seat Saturday/Sunday

Adult Super Pass* $115 Junior Super Pass $25


FREE PIT PASS: Every ticket includes access to the pit area. Go "backstage" and watch drivers tune their vehicles for the next round, get autographs, photos and team merchandise

BUY TICKETS: Grand Bend Motorplex at (519) 239-7223 or log onto

On SPEED Channel (all times eastern) 
Top Fuel/Pro Mod  7/9/05 at 5 pm
Funny Car/Pro Stock  8/13/05 at 5 pm

Top Fuel-Clay Milican
Torco Pro Mod-Quain Stott
Funny Car-Mark Thomas
Torco Pro Stock-Elijah Morton

2004 No. 1 QUALIFIERS:		
Top Fuel-Clay Millican
Torco Pro Mod-Shannon Jenkins
Funny Car-Mark Thomas
Torco Pro Stock-John Nobile

Top Fuel-Bruce Litton - 4.656; Clay Millican 318.92
Torco Pro Mod-Fred Hahn - 6.179; Mike Janis -228.89
Funny Car-Rob Atchison-5.727; Paul Noakes 244.23
Torco Pro Stock-Brian Gahm - 6.476, 213.82

TRACK ELEVATION: 642' above sea level

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