Miramichi Dragway Park
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Pro Modified Racing Association News from Miramichi Dragway Park
by Race Author, Carl Spiering Motorsports
MISSION, B.C. -- Carl Spiering’s recent trip to Western Canada was highlighted by a personal best performance at the Eaton Cutler-Hammer “Thunder by the River” Pro Modified Shootout at Mission Dragway in Mission, British Columbia.
The Carl Spiering Motorsports Eaton Electrical Pro Modified Supercharged 1967 Chevrolet Camaro ran passes of 6.10, 6.07, and then recorded a 6.03-second, 235.91 mph pass, setting low elapsed time of the event. In the semi-finals of the Eaton Cutler-Hammer event, Spiering shook the tires hard allowing opponent Glen Kerunsky to advance to the finals. Second generation Pro Modified racer Scott Cannon went on to defeat Kerunsky in the finals.
“It was a great weekend for the Eaton Road Warrior, the weather was beautiful, the conditions were great and the track was breathtaking,” explained Carl Spiering. “Eaton Electrical entertained over 375 guests this weekend and we had a good time meeting all of the great people who were here cheering us on. Even though we didn’t win the event we gathered more data that will help us fine tune our IHRA National Event setup. The more I drive the car the more I feel that this Eaton Road Warrior Pro Modified Camaro is trick. I love it.”
“We are in great shape for the IHRA race in Edmonton this weekend,” added Spiering, from Jordan Station, Ontario. Eaton has us doing some personal appearances this week then it’s off to the track in Edmonton where we plan to better our amazing performance.”
Spiering will compete in the fourth Annual CARS RV, Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels, race four of the 11-event 2006 IHRA eMax Drag Racing Series June 23-25 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Spiering had a very strong 2005 season, and he plans on continuing the IHRA Pro Modified Championship pursuit this year. In 2005, Spiering won the IHRA Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified Shootout and the IHRA ACDelco Nationals. Overall the 41-year old placed third in the IHRA World Championship National Event Tour.
Spiering crashed the Carl Spiering Motorsports Eaton Electrical Pro Modified Chevrolet Corvette at the first race of the 2006 season in the quarterfinals at the Texas Nationals at San Antonio Raceway March 26. Spiering was taken to hospital after the incident and released the same night with broken ribs, bumps, and bruises. The Camaro replaced the Corvette.
With a serious passion for fast machines in any type of competition, Carl Spiering and his Carl Spiering Motorsports Eaton Electrical 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged Pro Modified is quickly becoming one of the hottest Pro Modified racers on the drag race circuit.
The Fourth Annual CARS RV, Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Torco Race Fuels will take place in Edmonton, Alberta June 23-25. For more information about Castrol Raceway, call 1-877-331-RACE (7223) or visit www.castrolraceway.com
Carl Spiering Motorsports, www.CarlSpiering.com, thanks all of its sponsors and supporters including Eaton Electrical, Aluminum Trailer Co., Competition Tire Canada - Goodyear Racing Tires, ERD (Engine Research and Development), Excel Tool & Die, G-Force Race Cars Inc., NGK Spark Plugs, Pennzoil®, RBS Superchargers, SSI Superchargers, (ATC), Bicknell Racing Products (BRP), The Trailer Shop, VP Racing Fuels, Synergy Composites, AFT Clutches, No Limit Custom Coach Trailers and Scott Jahren Paint.
The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), www.ihra.com has been a leader in sanctioning drag racing events in the United States and Canada since the organization was formed in 1970. The IHRA features 13 classes of competition including the Torco Race Fuels Pro Modifieds. It provides drag race fans the opportunity to experience the popular Pro Modifieds, known as “the world’s fastest door slammers”. This class is one of drag racing’s most exciting and volatile classes, capturing the true spirit of hot rodding and offering a wildly diverse group of racecars with different types of 2,000 -horsepower engines. Combining classic body styles and modern equipment, constructors are permitted to extensively modify and enhance both appearance and performance. Competitors are offered the option of supercharging or adding nitrous oxide injection to the power plants. The cars burn gasoline or methanol propelling them down the quarter-mile in low six-second times at over 225 miles per hour. The displacement limit of 740 cubic inches remains on non-supercharged engines while supercharged versions face a ceiling of 527 cubic inches. Minimum weights include 2,375 pounds (nitrous) and 2,700 pounds (supercharged). The Pro Modified field is composed of the 16 quickest teams from the qualifying rounds.
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