Stevenson Powers to Qualifying Lead During NHRA J&A Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Portion of NHRA Toyota Nationals

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LAS VEGAS, NV – October 27, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Dan Stevenson was the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series top qualifier on Friday during the series portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is presented by Real Pro Mod Association which is the season ending event for the category.

Stevenson in his ’16 Camaro raced to an impressive time of 5.804-seconds at 252.66 mph during the second qualifying session.

“I feel pretty darn good right about now,” said Stevenson. “We’ve worked really hard and it’s finally coming together.”

Points leader Troy Coughlin qualified fourth with a run of 5.857 at 254.47 and Mike Castellana, who trails Coughlin in points, is one spot ahead in qualifying with his run of 5.839 at 247.88.

NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series qualifying continues Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LAS VEGAS — Friday’s results after the first two of three rounds of qualifying for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, The final of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Saturday’s first round of eliminations.

Pro Modified — 1. Dan Stevenson, Chevy Camaro, 5.804, 252.95; 2. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.823, 245.99; 3. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.839, 247.88; 4. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.857, 254.47; 5. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.863, 253.18; 6. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.876, 247.38; 7. Steven Whiteley, Cadillac CTS-V, 5.879, 245.49; 8. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, 5.883, 245.72; 9. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.907, 249.58; 10. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.908, 242.32; 11. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.911, 251.63; 12. Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.914, 245.90; 13. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 5.918, 244.52; 14. Chip King, Dodge Charger, 5.942, 243.06; 15. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.955, 244.56; 16. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.956, 242.36. Not Qualified: 17. Steve Matusek, 5.969, 243.90; 18. Michael Bowman, 5.980, 259.91; 19. Billy Harper, 6.024, 236.84; 20. Mike Knowles, 6.058, 209.46; 21. Rick Distefano, 6.143, 232.47; 22. Derek Menholt, 6.182, 235.89; 23. Clint Satterfield, 6.235, 240.17; 24. Sidnei Frigo, 7.185, 136.69; 25. Carl Stevens, 11.388, 78.03; 26. Eric Latino, broke.

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