Millican Takes Bitter-Sweet Win
at Toronto Motorsports Park
Foley Conscious and
Talking After Final Round Crash
Clay Millican moved back to the top of
the IHRA Knoll Gas-Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel championship points
standings with a victory over Doug Foley in the final round at the IHRA Canadian
Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park. But the victory celebration was
short-lived as Millican’s concern following the race was on the well-being of
his friend and competitor.
In the final round Foley lost traction at
half-track, slid into the left lane and collided with the wall. His car bounced
back into the lane and drifted over into the right wall before coming to a stop.
Foley was conscious after the crash, but was transported to West Haldimand
General Hospital in Hagersville, Ontario, for further evaluation.
made the final at all three Canadian races this year, but today, to be honest
with you, I’d just assume I didn’t have this one,” said Millican. “I don’t want
to win the championship this way; I don’t want to win a race this
“Besides everything today, this is definitely one of the most
exciting chases IHRA’s ever had in Top Fuel. We have the same kind of chase we
had my very first year racing Top Fuel when I lost the championship by seven
points. Going into first round today I was behind by seven points, and I thought
about that year, and how important every point is,” added Millican.