Castellana Races to Victory at the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Event at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, NC – May 1, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series raced at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for the first time in the history of the category and Mike Castellana powered to the event win. This is the third of 12 events on the schedule and this weekend’s Pro Mod event was co-sponsored by JEGS.com and Plugfones.

This is the first win of the season for Castellana and his second final round appearance.

“I’ll tell ya, it was awesome,” Castellana said. “First time coming out here, you’re a little worried about how to drive and what’s going to happen. But when you got a team like I do, it just makes everything go real smooth.”

Castellana defeated Troy Coughlin, Michael Biehle II and Jonathan Gray in the final. Castellana retains his points lead in the category.

The series returns to action at Atlanta Dragway for the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, May 5-7.

CONCORD, NC — Final finish order (1-16) for Pro Mod at the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.  The race is the third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:
1.  Mike Castellana; 2.  Troy Coughlin; 3.  Jonathan Gray; 4.  Michael Biehle; 5.  Sidnei Frigo; 6. Jim Whiteley; 7.  Steven Whiteley; 8.  Chip King; 9.  Michael Bowman; 10.  Khalid alBalooshi; 11. Steve Jackson; 12.  Danny Rowe; 13.  Steve Matusek; 14.  Shane Molinari; 15.  Larry Morgan; 16. Pete Farber.

CONCORD, NC — Sunday’s final results from the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The race is the third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.807, 249.35 def. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.849, 238.55 and Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.826, 250.27;

CONCORD, NC — Final round-by-round results from the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.786, 249.63 and Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.836, 248.34 def. Danny Rowe, Chevy Corvette, 6.432, 164.57 and Larry Morgan, Camaro, 8.931, 95.05; Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 5.848, 252.99 and Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.830, 250.46 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.863, 249.26 and Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.852, 249.63; Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.829, 256.36 and Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 5.929, 239.78 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.949, 244.96 and Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.904, 257.09; Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.792, 251.63 and Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.858, 248.89 def. Michael Bowman, Chevy Chevelle, 5.810, 255.92 and Pete Farber, Daytona, 14.186, 57.86;

SEMIFINALS — Coughlin, 5.800, 254.57 and Gray, 5.841, 249.39 def. Frigo, 6.099, 245.27 and S. Whiteley, 7.503, 144.86; Castellana, 5.815, 248.48 and Biehle, 5.935, 254.76 def. J. Whiteley, 12.055, 99.73 and King, broke;

FINAL — Castellana, 5.807, 249.35 def. Coughlin, 5.849, 238.55, Gray, 5.826, 250.27 Biehle, 5.895, 254.23.

CONCORD, NC — Point standings (top 10) for Pro Mod following the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway, the third of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified
1.  Mike Castellana, 286; 2.  Troy Coughlin, 223; 3.  Steven Whiteley, 197; 4.  Steve Matusek, 180; 5.  Danny Rowe, 160; 6.  Michael Biehle, 156; 7.  Jonathan Gray, 149; 8.  Shane Molinari, 142; 9.
Sidnei Frigo, 116; 10.  Mike Janis, 114.

About National Hot Rod Association

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 NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. 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 five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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