Search for in
Sat, 25 Jun 2005, 01:31 PM

Billes Top Torco Pro Modified Runner on Friday in Edmonton
Courtesy of Paula Motolik

EDMONTON, Alb. -- Al Billes pulled off the near impossible.or what everyone thought was the impossible, during Friday qualifying qualifying for the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals.

Behind the wheel of Jim Oddy's Dodge Stratus, Billes soared to a 6.150,234.53 run which catapulted him to the top of qualifying for the Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified Shootout.

Not only was his run good enough for the No. 1 seed heading into Saturday, but it also gave him both ends of the Budweiser Motorsports Park's track record.

Hanging on to the No. 2 spot is Street, Md.-resident, Jim Halsey. Halsey posted a 6.204,225.33 run.

Local favorite, Rick DiStefano out of Calgary grabbed a hold of the No. 3 place with a 6.224,227.88 in his '53 Corvette.

Teammates, Mike Castellana and Shannon Jenkins rounded out the top five. Castellana pushed his Western Beef entry into the No. 4 spot with a 6.232,227.50 while Jenkins was close behind with a 6.253,225.45 run.

The second round of Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified Shootout qualifying will begin at 4 P.M. (MT) on Saturday.

IHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Feb 26- Weather-Related Construction Delays Postpone IHRA Xtreme Raceway Park Opener
Feb 16- IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Schedule Announced
Feb 15- New York Track Finds Value for Racers with IHRA Agreement
Feb 15- IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular Debut Only One Month Away Now is the Time to Pre-Enter
Feb 15- Summit Texas Location is a Racers' Paradise
Feb 15- Canadian Track Makes Large Commitment to IHRA Drag Racing
Jan 27- Mid-Michigan Destination Joins IHRA Family
Jan 27- Mississippi Track Reaches Sanctioning Agreement
Jan 16- Michigan Track to Host IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular
Jan 16- Canadian Track Signs Multi-Year Agreement with IHRA

Copyright ©2018 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035