Whiteley Wins NHRA J&A Service pro Mod Series Event in Houston

BAYTOWN, TX – May 2, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Jim Whiteley earned his first career win Sunday at the NHRA J&A Serviced Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is the second of 10 events on the season.

Whiteley, appearing in his first ever final round, defeated two-time world champion Rickie Smith to bring home the Wally trophy.

Whiteley’s J&A Service/Y-NOT Racing ’69 Chevrolet Chevelle shut off shortly after leaving the starting line, however, Smith’s late model IDG Chevy Camaro was disqualified after it shook and made an immediate right turn to cross into the right lane and hit the right wall before turning back across the lanes to hit the left wall.

The Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns May 13-15 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

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BAYTOWN, TX — Final finish order (1-16) at the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  The second of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:
1.  Jim Whiteley; 2.  Rickie Smith; 3.  Troy Coughlin; 4.  Bob Rahaim; 5.  Khalid alBalooshi; 6. Michael Biehle; 7.  Shane Molinari; 8.  Bill Glidden; 9.  Mike Janis; 10.  Pete Farber; 11.  Steve Matusek; 12.  Danny Rowe; 13.  Mike Castellana; 14.  Jeff Naiser; 15.  Von Smith; 16.  Steven Whiteley.

 

BAYTOWN, TX — Sunday’s final results from the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. The race is the second of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Jim Whiteley, Chevy Chevelle, No Time Recorded  def. Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, Foul – Centerline.

 

BAYTOWN, TX — Final round-by-round results from the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, the second of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Bill Glidden, Ford Mustang, 10.171, 88.82 def. Mike Janis, Chevy Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Jim Whiteley, Chevy Chevelle, 6.022, 238.60 def. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.952, 244.96; Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.858, 247.25 def. Danny Rowe, Chevy Corvette, 5.959, 243.72; Michael Biehle, Mustang, 5.975, 250.04 def. Mike Castellana, Corvette, 6.053, 246.03; Bob Rahaim, Corvette, 5.925, 246.26 def. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.953, 245.72; Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 7.762, 135.33 def. Von Smith, Corvette, 12.960, 65.49; Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 5.917, 254.28 def. Jeff Naiser, Camaro, 6.465, 239.65; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.837, 249.16 def. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, Broke;

QUARTERFINALS — J. Whiteley, 5.923, 245.14 def. Molinari, 5.964, 248.80; Coughlin, 5.835, 252.76 def. alBalooshi, 5.821, 248.48; Rahaim, 5.901, 243.46 def. Glidden, 6.015, 237.17; R. Smith, 5.823, 249.49 def. Biehle, 5.893, 251.53;

SEMIFINALS — J. Whiteley, 5.924, 241.02 def. Coughlin, 5.934, 249.53; R. Smith, 5.776, 250.00 def. Rahaim, 6.532, 168.41;

FINAL — J. Whiteley, No Time Recorded def. R. Smith, Foul – Centerline.

 

BAYTOWN, TX — Point standings (top 10) following the 29th annual SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, tthe second of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified
1.  Rickie Smith, 213; 2.  Bob Rahaim, 128; 3.  Danny Rowe, 123; 4.  (tie) Troy Coughlin, 110; Jonathan Gray, 110; 6.  Sidnei Frigo, 93; 7.  Mike Castellana, 86; 8.  Michael Biehle, 85; 9.  Chip King, 82; 10.  Steve Matusek, 79.

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