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Sun, 12 Jun 2005, 03:57 PM

Pro Modified Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Billy Harper                            2 Al Billes                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.108  6.326 218.19                     0.067  7.049 155.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C SPIERING  ) 0.093  6.285 223.84      (J HALSEY    ) 0.033  6.227 233.08
E1    (K BAKER     ) 0.058  7.064 155.94      (E WARE      ) 0.073  6.246 231.68
 Qualified:             #6  6.277 222.69                        #2  6.240 231.28
Billes left first, but his car shook and got sideways and he had to lift, giving Harper a free run to the finish line. Harper won easily, but may have sacrificed a few pistons in the lights.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Mike Janis                           1237 Burton Auxier                
E3                   0.075  6.272 223.28     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.746 197.16
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H MARTIN    ) 0.121  6.221 226.81      (S JENKINS   ) 0.050  6.287 222.55
E1    (M CASTELLANA) 0.072  6.258 228.54      (R DISTEFANO ) 0.105  6.278 222.07
 Qualified:            #12  6.342 226.39                        #9  6.309 220.91
This was over quickly, Janis pulling away when Auxier had early tire shake. Janis faces Harper in a blown-nitrous final round, Janis with the supercharger and lane choice.

Late note: Janis failed fuel check, the moisture in the air getting into his fuel, and Auxier will race Harper in an all-nitrous final round, Harper will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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