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Number one qualifier, Chris Miller, from Long Island, NY had the entire FWD field covered by 9/10ths of a second.  To promote competitive drag racing and make the race more interesting, IFO put a $300 bounty on him during the event.  Award to be paid to anyone who took him out during eliminations.  Chris ended up winning the event, so the bounty has now gone up to $400 to anyone who takes him out at the next IFO he competes at.

Forced Induction pro came down to a final with Justin Barnes from Annapolis, MD in his 92 Eclipse who took the number 1 qualifier spot with a 9.7 @ 148.7 mph vs number 2 qualifier Matt Lennen with his 95 Toyota Supra.  Matt took the easy win, how?...  Justin Barnes, “I forgot to turn on my nitrous!”

All Motor Pro was won by number one qualifier Jose Bello with his 95' K-series Honda Civic with a 10.498 @ 132.33 mph to number 3 qualifier Randy Owens (fastest all motor H-series street Honda in the world) who red light trying to close the half second gap Jose had to all other racers during qualifying.  Randy got to at least kill one K-series during semis, but for the second year in a row was cursed with only a runner up finish at IFO.  If Jose has another half second lead over the entire year, there will be a $100 bounty put on his head.

Forced Induction Sport for daily driven street cars was for the first time won by a Honda PRELUDE.  Roger Querropome ran a 10.824 @ 137.54 mph and took out Matthew Goldmadnor’s RX7 in the finals who ran a 11.049 @ 124.68 mph.  Matthew had the lead all the way up tot he 1000' mark, but Roger’s top end was just too strong for the RX7.

The All Motor Sport class for daily driven street cars came down to a Maxima vs Maxima final!  Jason Proctor with his 02 Maxima ran a 13.398 @ 106.76 mph and took out Michael Abraham in his 03 Maxima who ran a 13.541 @ 100.16 mph.  This was a strange final as usually the class is dominated by 350Zs or Hondas.

Norris Prayoonto debuted his 2010 all motor tube chassis Honda Civic sponsored by Competition Clutch and ran a 9.556 @ 149.36 mph.  The car is still in testing and showing huge potential.

For the second year in a row, Best of Show was won by Wes Banason in his teal Nissan 350z . His car club, Team Solo, also won Best Club Representation.

The 3rd annual Maryland Import Face-Off has already been scheduled for the same weekend in 2011.  The IFO series still continues to show growth unlike other tours, most of which decrease in attendance year after year. www.importfaceoff.net

RACE WINNERS
FWD presented by SPEC clutches and flywheels
Winner - Chris Miller - 95 Honda Civic - 8.891 @ 165.72 mph

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