NORWALK, Ohio – Rick Hord remained atop of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals following the second session of qualifying for the class. The teams only had one qualifying session during the day due to inclement weather in the area. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by J&A Service, is the seventh of 12 events this season.
Hord ran a 5.754-second pass at 254.76 mph during Friday’s lone qualifying session in his ’16 Corvette.
“We were not sure the run would stick (today),” Hord stated. “We were prepared to go another round tonight but the weather just didn’t hold up.”
He will face off against Troy Coughlin Sr. on Sunday morning.
Mike Castellana qualified second as he prepares to go against Danny Rowe during the first round of eliminations.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series eliminations begin at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park
NORWALK, Ohio — Sunday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the seventh of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.
Pro Modified — 1. Rick Hord, Chevy Corvette, 5.754, 254.76 vs. 16. Troy Coughlin, Ford Mustang, 5.866, 252.14; 2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.766, 252.14 vs. 15. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.859, 249.58; 3. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.772, 254.28 vs. 14. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.851, 243.72; 4. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.790, 249.16 vs. 13. Dan Stevenson, Camaro, 5.837, 253.04; 5. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.793, 246.53 vs. 12. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.827, 248.07; 6. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.795, 251.49 vs. 11. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.824, 245.90; 7. Eric Dillard, Pontiac Firebird, 5.799, 254.38 vs. 10. Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.819, 246.08; 8. Chad Green, Camaro, 5.812, 245.14 vs. 9. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.818, 250.55.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Steve Jackson, 5.867, 245.72; 18. Jeffery Barker, 5.882, 253.09; 19. Steve Matusek, 5.886, 247.43; 20. Jim Whiteley, 5.891, 244.96; 21. Erica Enders, 5.904, 250.04; 22. Brandon Snider, 5.915, 243.33; 23. Eric Latino, 5.916, 247.34; 24. Doug Winters, 6.015, 241.37; 25. Chuck Little, 6.085, 241.37; 26. Clint Satterfield, 6.103, 243.85; 27. Bob Rahaim, 6.939, 141.73; 28. Sidnei Frigo, 8.411, 110.13; 29. Chip King, 10.166, 88.20.
Photos courtesy of NHRA
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.