Smith Wins NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Event at NHRA Summernationals

Rickie Smith Pro Mod win at Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – June 11, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rickie Smith powered his IDG ’15 Camaro to victory on Sunday during the NHRA J&A Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at the NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Aquaball, was the sixth of 12 events this season.

Defending world champion Smith faced the No. 1 qualifier, Troy Coughlin, in the final round. Smith posted a winning time of 5.884-seconds at 247.93 to the trailing time of 5.882 at 255.29.
“It’s just awesome to come back,” Smith stated. “People can like me or not like me; I race hard, I work hard, and I’ve got God on my side. That’s all that matters to me.”

NHRA J&A Pro Mod Drag Racing returns June 16-18 at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway at Bristol, Tenn.

NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ — Final finish order (1-16) at the 48th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:
1. Rickie Smith; 2. Troy Coughlin; 3. Steve Jackson; 4. Steven Whiteley; 5. Steve Matusek; 6. Shane Molinari; 7. Sidnei Frigo; 8. Khalid alBalooshi; 9. Mike Castellana; 10. Jonathan Gray; 11. Eric Latino; 12. Shannon Jenkins; 13. Mike Janis; 14. Carl Stevens; 15. Bob Rahaim; 16. Danny Rowe.

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ — Sunday’s final results from the 48th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 5.884, 247.93 def. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.882, 255.29.

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ — Final round-by-round results from the 48th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Khalid alBalooshi, Chevy Camaro, 5.853, 248.48 def. Danny Rowe, Chevy Corvette, 9.786, 110.15; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 7.899, 121.65 def. Eric Latino, Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 5.788, 256.55 def. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.873, 240.38; Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.818, 234.61 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 8.947, 109.81; Steve Jackson, Camaro, 6.299, 157.67 def. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 9.088, 104.59; Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 7.087, 152.18 def. Shannon Jenkins, Ford Mustang, 8.936, 103.28; Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.822, 250.37 def. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.854, 249.72; Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.852, 250.60 def. Carl Stevens, Camaro, 9.073, 111.08;

QUARTERFINALS — Jackson, 5.881, 233.76 def. Matusek, 5.886, 249.86; Coughlin, 5.833, 256.55 def. alBalooshi, Foul – Outer Boundary; Smith, 5.881, 248.89 def. Molinari, 7.207, 148.85; S. Whiteley, 5.914, 247.84 def. Frigo, 7.443, 136.32;

SEMIFINALS — Smith, 5.877, 248.34 def. S. Whiteley, 9.820, 103.13; Coughlin, 5.848, 255.73 def. Jackson, 6.111, 236.17;

FINAL — Smith, 5.884, 247.93 def. Coughlin, 5.882, 255.29.

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ — Point standings (top 10) following the 48th NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED
1. Mike Castellana, 529; 2. Steven Whiteley, 396; 3. Troy Coughlin, 362; 4. Steve Jackson, 350; 5. Steve Matusek, 338; 6. Sidnei Frigo, 295; 7. Shane Molinari, 289; 8. Danny Rowe, 257; 9. Jonathan Gray, 246; 10. Khalid alBalooshi, 241.

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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