NORWALK, OH – June 26, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Billy Glidden raced to victory Sunday in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by The Real Pro Mod Association, at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park is the sixth of 10 Pro Mod events on the 2016 season.
Glidden won with a 5.893-second pass at 245.63 mph in his Precision Turbo 2014 Chevy Camaro when Bob Rahaim red-lit at the starting line in his late model TLC Waste Disposal Services Chevy Corvette in Sunday’s final.
“I didn’t feel any pressure,” said Glidden, son of legendary Pro Stock racer Bob Glidden, “I felt a lot more pressure in the 70s, 80s, and 90s when dad was racing. Inside the car I really just don’t get nervous.”
Glidden qualified 10th and got past Von Smith and Mike Janis on Sunday en route to his first win of the season, second of his career. Glidden is sixth in the points standings.
Rahaim, who was the No. 1 qualifier, sprinted past Steve Whitelely and two-time world champion Rickie Smith in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.
R. Smith is still first in the points standings. R. Smith is followed by defending world champion Troy Coughlin in second and Rahaim in third.
The NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues with the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 3- Sept. 5.
NORWALK, OH — Final finish order (1-16) at the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The race is the sixh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Bill Glidden; 2. Bob Rahaim; 3. Mike Janis; 4. Rickie Smith; 5. Troy Coughlin; 6. Von Smith; 7. Doug Winters; 8. Steve Matusek; 9. Michael Biehle; 10. Eric Latino; 11. Pete Farber; 12. Mike Knowles; 13. Khalid alBalooshi; 14. Chuck Little; 15. Steven Whiteley; 16. Jim Bell.
NORWALK, OH — Sunday’s final results from the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The race is the sixth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Pro Modified — Bill Glidden, Chevy Camaro, 5.893, 245.63 def. Bob Rahaim, Chevy Corvette, Foul – Red Light.
NORWALK, OH — Final round-by-round results from the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the sixh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
ROUND ONE — Steve Matusek, Chevy Camaro, 5.977, 245.54 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 6.375, 183.99; Bill Glidden, Camaro, 5.880, 250.83 def. Eric Latino, Camaro, 5.946, 243.72; Doug Winters, Chevy Chevelle, 5.947, 245.32 def. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.035, 244.78; Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.922, 250.00 def. Chuck Little, Corvette, 6.592, 212.43; Mike Janis, Camaro, 6.767, 225.71 def. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 7.043, 222.95; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.909, 246.21 def. Mike Knowles, Ford Mustang, 6.045, 236.22; Von Smith, Corvette, 5.887, 244.43 def. Michael Biehle, Mustang, 5.890, 250.74; Bob Rahaim, Corvette, 5.911, 244.74 def. Jim Bell, Camaro, Foul – Centerline;
QUARTERFINALS — Janis, 5.927, 244.87 def. Winters, 5.978, 242.45; Rahaim, 5.903, 246.44 def. Matusek, 6.003, 245.18; R. Smith, 5.953, 247.34 def. Coughlin, Foul – Red Light; Glidden, 5.891, 250.37 def. V. Smith, 5.941, 243.77;
SEMIFINALS — Rahaim, 5.895, 246.71 def. R. Smith, 9.570, 96.70; Glidden, 5.895, 251.81 def. Janis, 5.938, 245.36;
FINAL — Glidden, 5.893, 245.63 def. Rahaim, Foul – Red Light.
NORWALK, OH — Point standings (top 10) following the 10th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the sixh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Rickie Smith, 517; 2. Troy Coughlin, 386; 3. Bob Rahaim, 369; 4. Steve Matusek, 335; 5. Michael Biehle, 299; 6. Bill Glidden, 265; 7. Mike Castellana, 256; 8. Von Smith, 241; 9. Danny Rowe, 234; 10. Khalid alBalooshi, 223.