woes sideline Spiering in Michigan IHRA race
“Our next stop is at home in Cayuga
where we won last year in the Eaton Road Warrior”
MI (July 9, 2006) – Carl Spiering’s day ended
abruptly with an ignition magneto failure in the second round
of the final eliminations Sunday at the International Hot
Rod (IHRA) eMax Drag Racing Series Fourth Annual Suzuki Motor
City Nationals at Milan Dragway in Michigan.
“This season certainly has been a test of one’s
sanity, said Spiering. “Our next stop is at home in
Cayuga (Ontario) where we won last year in the Eaton Road
Warrior,” added the 41-year old driver from Jordan Station,
Ontario. “We’re big boys and we will rebound in
front of our home town fans where we will be one of the favorites.
This is when things turned around for us last year winning
the Canadian Nationals and then the Torco Shootout.”
Spiering, driving the Eaton Electrical Supercharged Pro Modified
Chevrolet Camaro, defeated a red lighting Dennis Radford of
Oregon in a 1963 Corvette in first round of final eliminations.
Spiering ran a 6.172 second elapsed time pass at 232.91 miles
the second round Spiering’s Eaton Road Warrior was matched
with Scotty Cannon’s 2006 Pontiac GTO. Spiering was
unable to keep the car running despite several attempts to
start the engine. The engine would fire when primed and then
quit. Cannon, from South Carolina, in a single, lost traction
almost immediately when he launched from the starting line
to run an off-the-pace 12.353 second elapsed time lap at 82.92
miles per hour.
Carl Spiering continues to lead, and is the defending Champion
in the chase over all other teams in the Torco Race Fuels
Pro Modified class earning points based on their final qualifying
spot at each national event. The top eight point earners will
have the opportunity to participate in the 2006 Torco Race
Fuels Pro Modified Shootout, which will be held in Martin,
Michigan at the Northern Nationals.
The next International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) eMax Drag
Racing Series event of the season the Fifth Annual Canadian
Nationals will take place July 21-23 at Toronto Motorsports
Park in Cayuga, Ontario. For information, call 905.772.0303
or visit www.TorontoMotorsportsPark.com