Spiering qualifies at NHRA Gatornationals
Eaton Cutler-Hammer Pro Modified team faces fellow Canadian in round one of finals in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (March 15, 2008) - The Eaton Cutler-Hammer Pro Modified Corvette, driven by Carl Spiering, qualified 14th with a 6.223-second 231.75-mph pass in the JEGS ProMod Challenge Series at this weekend’s 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals the famed Florida drag strip.
“The plan was with only two qualifying attempts to play it conservative on the first lap,” explained Spiering after his final qualifying run at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville. “We beefed things up for our second and final attempt and unfortunately shook the tires, peddled and aborted the run.”
The first day of professional qualifying was cancelled after persistent rain Friday. Sunday's starting field was set on two sessions held on Saturday afternoon.
The Carl Spiering Motorsports newly-constructed Tim McAmis Race Cars-manufactured 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will face fellow Canadian Raymond Commisso from Toronto, Ontario in the first round of the final eliminations.
“We have our work cut out for us in round one racing Raymond Commisso, he’s a tough cookie,” said the 43-year old Spiering from Jordan, Station, Ontario. “It doesn’t get any easier after that when we’ll face Danny Rowe or Tony Pontieri from Toronto.”
“The guys will work on the Eaton Cutler-Hammer Road Warrior tonight and put the final tune-up in the ERD Supercharged Hemi in the morning and give it our best,” added Spiering.
Final eliminations for the field of 16 Pro Modified finalists is set for the 39th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals Sunday in Gainesville, Florida at Gainesville Raceway and will start at 10:30 a.m.
For information, call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or visit www.gainesvilleraceway.com
The Carl Spiering Motorsports Team, www.carlspiering.com would like to thank Cutler-Hammer and Powerware brand products for their continued support along with his associate sponsors: (ATC) Aluminum Trailer Co., Competition Tire Canada - Goodyear Racing Tires, ERD (Engine Research & Development), Excel Tool & Die, Tim McAmis Race Cars, NGK Spark Plugs, Pennzoil®, PSI Superchargers, Bicknell Racing Products (BRP), The Trailer Shop, VP Racing Fuels, Aeroquip Performance Products, G-Force Race Cars Inc., Cynergy Composites, Scott Jahren Paint and JET Equipment and Tools Ltd.
For more information about Carl Spiering Motorsports, please contact Bruce Mehlenbacher at Bruce@JAJEntertainment.com
Photo Credit: Marvin Smith