Frigo Races to No.1 Qualifier and a First Round Victory in NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Event in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FL – March 19, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Sidnei Frigo claimed the No. 1 qualifying position and first round victory Saturday during the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, co-presented by the Pro Line Racing and Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Inc., is the first of 10 events on the season.

Frigo’s second-session pass of 5.839 seconds at 240.47 mph in his late model Artivinco Racing/FuelTech Chevy Corvette held up for his first career No. 1 qualifier.

In the first round of eliminations, Frigo outran Kevin Fiscus, of Jacksonville, Fla., with a 5.810 pass at 254.04. Fiscus ran an 8.643 at 85.99 in his 2012 Ford Mustang. Frigo will face Chip King in the second round of eliminations on Sunday.

Robert Patrick Jr.’s second round pass of 5.850 at 242.58 kept him qualified at second in his Purvis Ford Mustang. Patrick Jr. fell in the first round of eliminations to No. 15 qualifier Danny Rowe, of Laguna Hills, Calif., in his Agave Tequila ’68 Chevy Camaro with a pass of 6.016 at 243.41. Rowe will matchup against Steve Matusek, from Olathe, Kan., in the second round.

Matusek, in his Agave Underground ’68 Camaro, took out eleventh place qualifier and reigning world champ Troy Coughlin with a 5.873 pass at 247.57. Coughlin ran a 5.822 at 256.65 in his late model Corvette.

Third place qualifier, Jonathan Gray in his Precision Turbo and Engine Chevy Camaro, ran a 5.751 at 258.02 in his first round win over Kenny Lang and will face Bob Rahaim in the second round.

Pro Mod Series eliminations will resume on Sunday.

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GAINESVILLE, FL — First round-by-round results from the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the first of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

ROUND ONE — Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 5.845, 244.43 def. Pete Farber, Daytona, 9.081, 99.95; Steve Matusek, Chevy Camaro, 5.873, 247.57 def. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.822, 256.65; Bob Rahaim, Corvette, 5.835, 247.20 def. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 6.091, 249.95; Mike Castellana, Corvette, 5.812, 247.47 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 6.119, 235.10; Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.810,
254.04 def. Kevin Fiscus, Mustang, 8.643, 85.99; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.784, 250.23 def. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.901, 246.35; Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.751, 258.02 def. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 5.913, 245.81; Danny Rowe, Corvette, 6.016, 243.41 def. Robert Patrick Jr., Mustang, 6.965, 151.15;

GAINESVILLE, FL. – Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Pro Modified at the 47th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

Psn—Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type—————Qual-ET–Qual-Spd-Top Spd

  1. 288 Sidnei Frigo, Ball Ground GA, ’15 Corvette      5.839  240.47  252.24
  2. 262 Robert Patrick Jr., Fredricksburg VA, ’14 Must  5.850  242.58  242.58
  3. 2133 Jonathan Gray, Artesia NM, ’14 Camaro           5.851  255.34  255.48
  4. 4 Rickie Smith, King NC, ’15 Camaro               5.851  248.93  248.93
  5. 44 Mike Castellana, Muttontown NY, ’15 Corvette    5.854  246.48  246.48
  6. 360 Bob Rahaim, Grosse Pointe MI, ’15 Corvette      5.860  245.76  245.76
  7. 1 Troy Coughlin, Columbus OH, ’15 Corvette        5.870  255.24  255.24
  8. 10 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA, ’69 Daytona       5.876  247.43  247.43
  9. 213 Chip King, Semora NC, ’69 Daytona               5.878  243.41  243.41
  10. 5450 Steve Matusek, Olathe KS, ’68 Camaro            5.884  248.11  248.11
  11. 318 Michael Biehle, North Vernon IN, ’67 Mustang    5.885  252.43  252.43
  12. 2 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, ’13 Camaro            5.915  233.80  237.80
  13. 5200 Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, ’14 CTS-V   5.922  246.57  246.57
  14. 5012 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB, ’69 Camaro        5.926  245.63  245.63
  15. 7 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, ’15 Corvette       5.963  245.27  245.27
  16. 220F Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville FL, ’12 Mustang      5.982  246.44  246.44

———— Not Qualified ————

17 6 Bill Glidden, Whiteland IN, ’10 Mustang         6.009  235.56  235.56
18 1938 Eric Latino, Port Perry ON, ’69 Camaro          6.029  241.80  241.80
19 2105 Doug Winters, Pleasant Garden NC, ’69 Chevelle  6.048  244.65  244.65
20 5087 Jim Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, ’69 Chevelle   6.051  241.54  241.54
21 1109 Gerry Capano, Greenville DE, ’63 Corvette       6.068  230.21  230.21
22 275T Ruben Tetsoshvill, West Chapel FL, ’70 Camaro   6.140  223.47  223.47
23 2377 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, ’16 Corvette           6.153  184.75  200.77
24  701 Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque NM, ’68 Firebi   6.275  235.72  241.80
25 6967 Jim Bell, Edmonton AB, ’69 Camaro               6.670  191.97  191.97
26 6718 Shane Molinari, Battle Ground WA, ’70 Camaro    7.067  158.28  158.28
27  303 Dan Stevenson, Lisle IL, ’13 Camaro             7.227  130.63  130.63
28 1262 Chuck Little, Atkinson NH, ’63 Corvette         7.728  127.14  127.14

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