GRAND BEND, ONTARIO (July 22, 2007) – Carl Spiering ended a streak dating back to Rockingham in 2004 when he failed to qualify for an International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) meet. Spiering and his Eaton-sponsored Camaro Pro Modified did not make the show at the IHRA Mopar Canadian Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario this past weekend.
“We had a small parts failure that surfaced during the first two rounds of qualifying that could have caused some very serious damage and we opted to park the Eaton Road Warrior prior to the our final attempt to qualify and regroup for the next event in Martin,” explained Spiering.
“It’s disappointing and a little setback, but we’ll come back at the next race stronger than ever,” he continued. “After our strong showing out west the Eaton team is even more determined going into the next event.” This next event in the IHRA Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series will be the Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified Showdown, to be contested in Martin, MI, during the Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals on August 3-5.
At the Grand Bend event, Raymond Commisso of Toronto, Ontario defeated Mike Janis of Western New York in the final round of the Torco’s CompetitionPlus.com Pro Modified division.
“The good news, we entertained over 700 Eaton customers and guests at Grand Bend,” Spiering added. “The Bend hosts a great event and all things considered, I think they all had a great time.”
The next event for the Carl Spiering Motorsports Team sponsored by Eaton is the Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals in the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Knoll - Gas Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series at Knoll Gas Motorsports Park, August 3-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
For information about the Knoll Gas Motorsports Park, visit www.knollgasmotorsportspark.com
Carl Spiering Motorsports, www.CarlSpiering.com, thanks all of its sponsors and supporters including Eaton, (ATC) Aluminum Trailer Co., Competition Tire Canada - Goodyear Racing Tires, ERD (Engine Research & Development), Excel Tool & Die, G-Force Race Cars Inc., NGK Spark Plugs, Pennzoil®, PSI Superchargers, Bicknell Racing Products (BRP), The Trailer Shop, VP Racing Fuels, Eaton’s Aeroquip® Performance Products, 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