ROWE READY TO REVEAL NEW RIDE AT NHRA U.S. NATIONALS
(09-04-2015) INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Veteran driver and team owner Danny Rowe will be behind the wheel of his brand-new Agave Underground 2015 Chevrolet Corvette when the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series takes to the quarter mile this weekend for the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, near Indianapolis.
“Not only are we excited about the new car, but Mike Ivey and Fran Vincenzio and all the gang from Agave Underground are going to be here to share the experience and excitement of running the U.S. Nationals with us,” Rowe says. “We’ll also have Matt Riha here, who gave the new car an absolutely fantastic paint job. If it runs as good as it looks I know we’ve already got a winner.”
Championship-winning crew chief Jimmy Rector will be calling the shots on the new Tim McAmis Race Cars-built Corvette and Rowe promises they’re looking forward to going a few rounds on race day.
“It’s swing-for-the-fences time,” the California-based businessman says. “It’s time to pull out all the stops, go for broke, make it happen, however you want to put it, we’re ready to visit the winner’s circle again and there’s no better place to do that than Indy.”
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is populated by historic muscle cars like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late-model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended Pro Mod door cars travel the quarter mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
Atchison & Gervais Capture Showdowns Titles
(08-12-2015) NEW HAMBURG, ON – The second round of the NAPA AUTOPRO ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN DRAG RACING SERIES wrapped up at Grand Bend Motorplex, with Rob Atchison repeating his winning ways in Pro Modified. While Marc Gervais from Sudbury, Ontario captured the $10,000 Showdown title in the Top Dragster / Top Sportsman run-off.
Atchison from London, Ontario, was able to qualify his 1963 Corvette Pro Modified entry in the field in the number 3 position, then work his way past Chris Brohman’s Camaro in round one, and a sidelined Derek Hawker to move into the final round against many time Pro Mod winner Bruce Boland.
Boland ended up the number one qualifier, at 5.926 seconds at over 242. mph. He worked his way around Bob Nagy in round one, then defeated Al Martorino’s Mustang in the semi-finals.
In the Pro Mod final Boland’s 1941 Willys experienced clutch problems not far off the starting line, causing him to slow to a 6.30 elapsed time on the run. Rob Atchison was able to repeat his earlier consistent performance, with a solid 5.97 at 238. mph for his second consecutive win in the Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series.
The Atchison Machine Service, Mattress Depot and West Coast Transportation sponsored Corvette, now has increased it’s points lead in Pro Modified, with one more race to go this season. Rob was obviously happy with his second straight win in the USDS Series, and celebrated in the winners circle with his Dad Bob and crew members Kyle, Tim, Fraser, and Mike.
In the NAPA AUTOPRO Ultimate Showdown Top Dragster side of the 32 car class, qualifying was once again led by Lyle Williams, in the Williams Racing, Supercharged Chrysler Hemi powered rear engined Racetech dragster. Lyle laid down a stout 6.076 elapsed time at 227.96 mph to lead the field into eliminations. The Top Dragster bump spot was a 6.788, held by Jim Rubino fro Buffalo, NY.
During eliminations, it was number two qualifier Glen Vardy out of Burlington, Ontario, who worked his way into the T/D final after eliminating Sydnie Hyde, Tom Orr, and Jim Rubino, to set up his match with the 1932 Austin Bantam altered of Kyle Harris, from Burford. Harris not only worked his way into the final round of T/D, with his supercharged altered, but was also doing double duty, working as a full-time crew member on Rob Atchison’s Pro Mod winning Corvette! Harris had defeated Bill Moloughney in the first round, then got around the altered of James Lichty in round two.
That set up the final between the Procharger equipped dragster of Vardy, and the supercharged Chevy powered entry of Harris. In that race Vardy didn’t leave much at the tree with a .001 reaction time to Harris’ .037 light. Glen Vardy was able to chase down the Kyle Harris wheeled altered for a 6.33 (6.29) victory over an early shut-off 6.78 (6.47).
On the Top Sportsman side of the ladder, the number one qualifier was the twin turbocharged 2008 Chevy Cobalt of Fred DeJonge. Fred laid down a 6.350 elapsed time at 239.80 mph. The bump spot on the Top Sportsman side was 7.219, held by Mike Beska.
The Top Sportsman eliminations unfolded with number 3 qualifier Marc Gervais in his 1968 big block powered Camaro, defeating Dave Bell in round one, before eliminating “MotorCity” Mike Sowards in round two. Gervais edged out Rob Gray in round three, and was headed to the T/S final against Wes Goddard in his twin turbo powered 1958 Nash Metropolitan. Goddard had qualified 4th with his twin turbo Nash, and defeated Phil Sampson, Bob Bauer Jr, and Darrin Grubb to earn his way into the final.
In the Top Sportsman final, there was only a tenth of a second difference in dial-ins, between Goddard (6.85), and Gervais (6.75). At the green, Goddard’s Nash instantly broke loose, losing traction, while Gervais went .011 at the tree and laid down a 6.80 at 206 mph for the win.
That set up the NAPA AUTOPRO Ultimate Showdown final race for $10,000. to win, between Glen Vardy, and Marc Gervais. In that race, Vardy dialed his dragster in at 6.29, while Gervais also kept his dial-in the same at 6.75. Gervais’ Camaro left on green, but Vardy left just 9 thousandths too early (-.009) to hand the win to Gervais, at 6.776 at 199.37 mph.
Gullqvist Wins at Hockenheim NitrOlympX
(08-11-2015) HOCKENHEIM, DE – Eliminations for the 30th NitrOlympX at the Rico Anthes Quartermile were run under good conditions, and as the heat was not as intense as it was in qualifying, most teams could step up to their qualifying performance. Eliminations were even more interesting as there were many surprising outcomes.
A dramatic first round in Pro Modified as Robert Joosten, Marcus Hilt and Norbert Kuno had to withdraw from eliminations after mechanical problems in qualifying, and David Vegter had problems at the line and could not start too. Championship leader Mats Eriksson had a bye run in the quarter final, and after defeating Tero Laukkanen in the semi-final, the number one qualifier and championship leader was in the final. Number two qualifier Michael Gullqvist had a bye run in the quarter final as Jean Dulamon could not come back after his first round win. In the semi-final Gullqvist had to face Bruno Bader, the number two in the championship, but stepped up to a storming 6.01 seconds to advance to the final.
The final was a close race, but as Gullqvist could almost repeat his semi final performance (now 6.03 seconds), the multiple Pro Mod champion defeated Eriksson (6.13). With his win Gullqvist, who started the race as the number four in the championship, held his championship dream alive. Eriksson is still in the lead with Bader in second position.
Kerunsky Takes Nitro Jam Pro Mod Victory in Edmonton!
(7-22-2015) NISKU, AB – The 2015 IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports was a huge success despite a little weather setback, with the entire Friday program being flushed, literally down the drain. The WDRL Unique Concrete Pro Mods presented a stout field of 16 cars to run for the WDRL points and an IHRA Ironman trophy.
First round was not without upsets. Number one qualifier, Mike Gondziola (6.02) shook off the line and the car took a hard right and that was it, and number 16 qualifier Tom Reithmayer in his Mustang went on to round two. Also having a hard time in round one, was defending Champion, Calgary’s Joe Delehay, who was having issues all weekend and only qualified number thirteen. Delehay also had a violent start against Fort St John B.C. native, Jeff Doyle. Doyle went on to take the round.
Not making the call for round one was Doug Hesch, from Swift Current, Sask. Hesch, had troubles with the former IHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock entry and could not make it work after round one of qualifying. Also breaking in round one was, Edmonton’s Gary Urlacher and Wade Sjostrom.
The rest of the rounds were pretty predictable as Glen Kerunsky (6.15) took out Dale Pederson (6.28), Paul Glandon (6.19) took down Patrick McNally (9.53), Garry Weslosky (6.70) running down Tom Reithmayer, with Reithmayer crossing the center line as that car took another violent turn across the track for the second time on the weekend, and Ross Hogenson (6.32) eliminated Jeff Doyle (6.34), as round two came to a close.
Round three was set to be a classic, Boost against Boost and Nitrous against Nitrous. Glen Kerunsky, Roots Supercharged ’53 Corvette, once again looked to be a bracket car as he took out Paul Glandon’s ’69 Twin Turbo Camaro with 6.10 at 234mph to Glandon’s 6.14, 237mph run. It was a goody! The other pair was also set to be close but Garry Weslosky’s ’69 N2O Camaro had other plans. Things didn’t quite come together and ran a 7.25 to Ross Hogenson’s ’63 N2O Corvette’s 6.29 at 230mph. The final is set. Blower vs N2O.
The final didn’t come off without some drama. Kerunsky did his burnout, then Hogenson did his. The yellow ’53 vette was ready to go into the prestage and as Kerunsky was set, he saw the prestage light of Hogenson go on, not knowing that it was Hogenson’s crew member sticking his foot in to check the location of the beam. Kerunsky took the prestage as a go and set the second stage light on and got on the throttle. Meanwhile Hogenson is still back in the staging area and creaping to the beams. Kerunsky had to sit and burn while Hogenson entrered the beams. The tree activated quickly and Hogenson was late on the start and handed the win to Kerunsky. It was exciting to say the least.
Congratulations to the Kerunsky/Mason team for a great weekend and the biggest Unique Concrete Pro Mod win of the season.
Atchison Victorious at Inaugural NAPA AUTOPRO Ultimate Showdowns Event
(7-14-2015) CAUGA, ON – The NAPA Auto Pro Ultimate Showdown Drag Racing Series (USDS) launched its first ever event at Toronto Motorsports Park, with a strong turnout of racers, and a packed house to take in the racing action, at the Canadian Nitro Nationals.
The AUTOPRO USDS crowned its first Champions in Pro Modified, Top Sportsman, and Top Dragster on Sunday, following two days of intense qualifying, and tight elimination action.
There were 14 Pro Modified teams in attendance, all vying for a position in the 8 car qualified field. When qualifying was completed, it was many time Pro Mod winner Bruce Boland leading the field with a stout 5.888 @ 245.76 mph. Five of the eight cars that qualified, ran in the fives.
During eliminations, it was former Alcohol Funny Car World Champion, Rob Atchison from London, who worked his way into the final round with consistent performances from his Atchison Machine Service supercharged 1963 Corvette built by Tim McAmis Race Cars. Atchison had defeated Al Martorino’s Mustang in round one, then took out a strong running Derek Hawker and his 1968 Firebird in the semi-finals.
Atchison’s final round opponent was Gen Musto, who was wheeling his nitrous equipped 864 cubic inch 1968 Camaro.
Musto, out of Goodwood, Ontario, found himself inserted into the Pro Mod field as an alternate, and facing low qualifier Bruce Boland in round one. In that match up, Boland’s 1941 Willys acted strangely during the run and was not able to hold off the Camaro of Musto, who captured the upset win. In the semi’s, Musto laid down a 6.648 elapsed time, to take out a red-lighting Jeff Roth.
That set up the first ever NAPA ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN SERIES Pro Modified final, between Rob Atchison and Gen Musto. Back at the burn box, Bob Atchison stood right next to son Rob’s Corvette, ready squirt the injector and fire up for the final. In the other lane, Gen Musto’s team began to scramble for assistance, as the Mountain motored Camaro would not fire up. After different attempts to get the car fired, all that failed, Musto conceded, and told the TMP starter, to let Atchison run alone for the single, and the victory. Atchison fired his Corvette up, completed his burn-out, staged the car and drove it out the back door to a 5.96 at 240.12 mph to become the first ever NAPA AUTOPRO USDS Champion.
Real Pro Mod Association Named Presenting Sponsor of NHRA Pro Mod Event at Norwalk
(7-2-2015) GLENDORA, CA – NHRA announced today it has named the Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) as the presenting sponsor for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, July 2-5, in Norwalk, Ohio. The race is the sixth of 10 events for the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in 2015.
“I’m really proud of the accomplishments of the RPM,” RPM board member Danny Rowe said. “It’s amazing how much we’ve grown over the last two years. We want to thank the drivers, sponsors and fans for all their support in getting where we are today. We have seen some of the most exciting doorslammer action these last few months. The competition among Pro Mod is just so close and that really makes it entertaining for the fans.”
The RPM Association was created by Pro Mod team owners and drivers to preserve and promote the future of Pro Mod drag racing. All members are self-made businessmen that actively participate as drivers, team owners and/or crew chiefs who understand how to make a venture successful. The formation of the RPM Association highlights not just a passing fancy, but instead a commitment by the stars of the sport to shepherd the future of this class.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer race cars, the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The growing class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars. With more than 3,000 horsepower, the suspended door pro mod cars travel the quarter-mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph.
The 2015 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is showcased in a 10-race schedule that includes stops at several NHRA national events across the country. Veteran racer Rickie Smith of North Carolina is a two-time and reigning world champion of the class.
Each event will be televised on the Velocity Channel, which is owned by the Discovery Network. Each race will air in a half-hour show, produced by Masters Entertainment Group, and will air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2015.
For more information, visit RealProMod.com
Curfew Ends Capitol Raceway NEOPMA Final; Hard vs. McCurdy To Be Run At Later Date
(6-4-2015) CROFTON, MD – The third leg of the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA) took to the surface of Capitol Raceway this weekend. The track has been gaining notoriety over the past few years and rightly so as the Bradshaw’s have taken this track to a new level of performance capabilities. The track prep easily handles big horsepower and sub six second passes and MPH’s over 240+, its grounds are clean and well-manicured. The staff is well versed in their work and fans love this venue for great nighttime racing. Hosting the NEOPMA Series Jim Bradshaw had this track on kill and racers found it wanted tons of power, not the opposite.
NEOPMA titled this race as the “Paul Woods Sr. Memorial” in respect of our late racer/team owner Paul Woods Sr. whose team showed up Saturday to receive a plaque for Paul’s dedication to the series and sport.
NEOPMA racers entered into this third race with 18 cars ready for the 1320 battle. All power adders were represented well again. Dwayne Wolfe in his Supercharged “Andy McCoy Race Cars” Camaro would take the top honors with a blistering in the heat of the day 5.956 @ 239 followed up in number two spot Tommy Gray and his stellar 5.993 @ 238 in the “Undertaker” supercharged Corvette.
Chuck “Skull Gear Racing” Mohn entered his first NEOPMA race of the series with a powerful 900+ nitrous assisted charge of 6.029 @ 232 in his gorgeous 69′ Camaro. Kevin McCurdy would fall off his as of late typical sub six second passes with his “Tim McAmis” 68 Camaro breaking the beams at 6.038 @ 239. With only one qualifying pass taken, Robert Patrick Jr. in his “Purvis Ford” 903ci nitrous assisted “Super Snake” made a “safe tune” 6.053 @ 243 to also capture TOP MPH. The rest of qualifiers would be as follows: #6 Tyler Hard 6.079 @ 235, #7 Derrick Townes 6.124 @ 236, #8 Steven Assenmacher 6.268 @ 224, #9 Jeff Rodgers 6.400 @ 223, #10 Casey Stemper 6.539 @ 214, #11 Fifi Montrond 6.618 @ 228, #12 Matt Deitsch Jr. 6.783 @ 201, #13 Wayne Patton 6.889 @ 201, #14 Allan Juhasz 6.941 @ 194, #15 Ed Burnley 7.038 @ 198, #16 Frank Patille 7.616 @ 142. Alternates, #17 Craig Pio 8.813 @ 112, #18 Fredy Scriba 9.073 @ 100.
Round One Eliminations:
Dwayne Wolfe would capture his first round win with a stout .053 – 5.938 @ 240 overtaking Frank Patille in his first time out for this season in his gorgeous 57 Buick Roadmaster. Frank lit the boards with a very good .082 – 6.148 @ 214 driving through tire shake. Steven Assenmacher “Juice Junkie” Ford Probe .065 – 6.570 @ 218 who had been battling tire shake all season stuns Jeff Rodgers “Executioner” Mustang .077 – 6.643 @ 209 in his loss. Kevin McCurdy .111 – 6.228 @ 235 takes the win over Wayne Patton’s blown Camaro 6.896 @ 203. Robert Patrick Jr. would put the fans on their feet and a big grin on track manager Jimmy Bradshaw’s face as he blazed the track’s surface in the “Purvis Ford Super Snake” pumping a trail of flaming heat to the tune of a new track record and a win with a .120 – 5.90 @ 247 against Fredy Scriba who would enter in as an alternate after not qualifying pretty much most of this season battling various tire shake problems and though in a loss found his way back with his signature fire in the pipes 6.03 @ 234. Tommy “The Undertaker” Gray would come out on top with a powerful .024 – 5.99 @ 232 over Ed Burnley in Ken Wiley’s 57 Chevy “Ed Burnley is in the process of making changes to his own car, just wait until you see this coming soon”. Derrick Townes would take an easy win .105 – 6.108 @ 238 as Craig Pio launched a little too quickly -.002 – 6.498 @ 167. Chuck Mohn .059 – 6.055 @ 233 snags up his first NEOPMA round win against a very consistent Allan Juhasz .016 – 6.846 @ 203. Tyler Hard would finish the round and Fifi Montrond’s day with .095 – 6.225 @ 233.
Round Two Eliminations:
The way the ladder paired up it looked like there were going to be some really tough races for fans of certain teams, upsets were definitely in the making to come in this round. Steven Assenmacher would take a HUGE win over Dwayne Wolfe .081 – 9.950 @ 86. A broken driveshaft for Dwayne Wolfe would end his day after a quick torque converter repair in the pits it looks as if the added efficiency of that converter found the next weakest link. Assnemacher’s “Juice Junkie” Probe would move to its first Semi Final .035 – 6.416 @ 208. As soon as the ladder came out everyone knew this was going to be a fight between Kevin McCurdy and Robert Patrick Jr. a repeat of last month’s finals Robert Patrick Jr wanted this badly. Patrick .073 is out first on McCurdy .110 but McCurdy is driving hard to the finish ahead with a winning 6.111 @ 239 as Patrick falls of his earlier pace not able to put all that power down losing with a 6.22 @ 229 making this 2-0 for McCurdy vs. Patrick this season. Tommy Gray’s day looked very positive in the “Undertaker” Vette until the red light bit him -.006 – 6.006 @ 236 Gray does have the power to do some damage this season, so keep an eye out. Derrick Townes takes this win falling off a bit in the heat .072 6.309 @ 195. Chuck Mohn would also be bitten by the dreaded red bulb in his pairing with Tyler Hard. Mohn left early -.005 and backed it off 8.112 @ 119 while Tyler Hard would see a win light from the hit, he also saved his pass slowing on the top end .035 – 6.860 @ 171.
With eliminations running smoothly throughout the day, turn around for each elimination session was brisk and on point until Derrick Townes clipped the wall in the Semi’s adding time to clean up a little more than curfew would allow as 11PM was setting in soon. McCurdy had already won his round against the nitrous entry of Steven Assenmacher when Derrick Townes suffered a hair raising crash during his Semi Final elimination round against opponent Tyler Hard. The result would be Tyler Hard’s spectacular nitrous flaming Camaro taking the win 6.00 @ 236 and Derrick Townes making contact with the wall in Hard’s lane right behind him. Both racers were almost dead even from the launch to the 1/8th when Townes (No Time) began moving quickly towards the wall on his side and shooting across the track. Townes quick thinking and years of experiance already deployed the parachutes to try and straighten the car out which kept the impact much less than it could have been at 200+ ending up on the track near the top of the shutdown. Derrick suffered a sprained ankle and his stunning supercharged Camaro had some damage to the headers, side and front. Derrick is in high spirits and intends to return FAST.
With an all “Team Hard Racing Final” set to be run for the second time this year; Both Kevin McCurdy and Tyler Hard faced each other at the NEOPMA Season Opener at MDIR and McCurdy took that win. The rivalry is STRONG between these team-mates and both wanted to put themselves in the beams for this round (smack talk between them is great!!). Though the fans didn’t get to see a final as Tyler Hard was busily trying to repair a freak occurrence with an engine diaper strap finding its way onto a glowing front brake rotor they couldn’t get the hardened mass off in time and damage was done to the rotor as curfew was very near. The fans at Capitol are diehards and both racers felt it would be lackluster to have McCurdy simply break the beams for a win. McCurdy stated “I’m not taking the tree unless I at least have a chance to lay the smack down on Tyler and the games began in the pits all in fun” Team Hard racing is clearly dominating early gaining series points and the loyal respect of their fans who will surely enjoy this final to be run during qualifying at the next NEOPMA Capitol Raceway Event on July 31st – August 1st.
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Kenny Lang Takes Pro Mod Victory at NHRA Southern Nationals
(5-18-2015) COMMERCE, GA – Kenny Lang raced to victory Sunday in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing at Atlanta Dragway was presented by Pro Line Racing and the Real Pro Mod Association.
In the final round, Lang powered his Summit Racing 1969 Camaro to a 6.061-second pass at 244.07 mph, defeating Troy Coughlin’s 7.392 at 142.94 in his JEGS Mail Order Corvette. It was Lang’s second career NHRA Pro Mod win and he now sits eighth in the points standings. Lang was the No. 12 qualifier and defeated defending world champ Rickie Smith, Eric Latino and Houston winner Don Walsh on his way to the final.
Coughlin entered eliminations as the No. 10 qualifier. He defeated Gerry Capano, Mike Castellana and Danny Rowe on the way to the finals.
The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series heads to Englishtown, N.J., for the Toyota NHRA Summernationals, June 4-7. The event is the fourth of 10 races in the 2015 NHRA Pro Mod season.
Photo courtesy of PTen/Real Pro Mod
Mob Edition Mustang Takes Home NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award
(4-20-2015) GRAND JUNCTION, CO – At the season opening Amalie Oil Gator Nationals in Gainesville, Florida Mike Knowles and his Blown Money team debuted their long awaited Mob edition Mustang to rave reviews from fans, racers, and the NHRA tech department.
The Aerospace Components/NHRA Excellence in Engineering Award, formerly known as the Best Engineered Car Award, is presented at 12 NHRA Mello Yello Series races in 2015. The prestigious award specific Wally is presented to an individual who brings a unique edge in craftsmanship and technology to each NHRA national event. The award is voted on by the NHRA Tech Department and past winners have included unique chassis builders, drivers that feature distinctive parts and individuals who work to design and test unique concepts.
“This was a really cool honor for everyone involved in this car. All the people at Tim’s shop, Justin Spencer, who first put the concept to paper, Jeff Hoskins, who did an incredible job on the paint, and my crew for making this one of a kind “Show Car” a true race car. With the new way the award is given out and it’s prestige, it really means a lot to me and the people who were involved with this build. Now it’s time for Howard (Howard Moon) to tune her up so we can go after a ‘Big Wally’,” joked Knolwes.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals held in Houston, TX the weekend of April 24th-26th will mark the second race for Howard Moon as the tuner for the Blown Money team. Also joining Bart Sunn and Bill Rice on the crew is Mac Burnet. The team has full confidence in the TMRC built machine and with direction from Moon they are hoping for several Wally’s this season.
Second Generation Tutterow Makes Pro Mod Debut
(4-7-2015) LEWISVILLE, NC – Ty Tutterow, son of Pro Extreme racer Todd “King Tut” Tutterow, made his debut in Pro Mod at the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod (EOPM) Spring Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park this past weekend making an impressive first outing.
Ty qualified 5th with a 3.84 et @ 192 mph to take on Chirs Patrick in the first round, Tutterow blasted out a 3.85 et @ 192 mph taking the win over Patrick to give him lane choice in the semifinals against Jay Cox. Tutterow got a holeshot lead against Cox to lead to the 330 but Tutterow’s 3.84 et @ 192 mph just wasn’t enough to hold off the 3.76 et @ 199 mph of Cox’s bigger and lighter power plant.
Ty Tutterow is 20 years old is from Lewisville, NC and works for GALOT Motorsports. Ty has been around drag racing all of his life and said, “I never thought that I would get the opportunity to drive a Pro Mod. It gives you a new respect for just how much power that a Pro Mod car has and how it feels to try and get a handle on it. I need to thank my dad for tuning for me, my mom for buckling me in the car and praying for my safety and the rest of my crew, Greg Vogler, Kristian Blackburn, Wayne and Jake Bailey.
Todd “KingTut” Tutterow said, “We are very proud of Ty’s performance this weekend, he did everything I asked of him, I just didn’t have enough for him but we will be ready for the next EOPM race.”
Photos by Benoit Pigeon