TOPEKA, KS – May 19, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Chad Green powered to the qualifying lead Friday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, is the fourth of 12 events this season.
Green ran a 5.762-second pass at 250.13 mph in the second of two qualifying sessions in his Bond-Coat, Inc. ’17 Corvette to take the current No. 1 position.
“We’ve been struggling a bit with this car, but it is starting to come around now,” Green said. “It felt like a good run, but we were really pleasantly surprised when we saw our time.”
Steven Whiteley is currently qualified second with a 5.805 at 252.28 pass and Khalid alBalooshi is initially qualified third with a run of 5.821 at 248.25.
Green is in his first season in the Pro Mod class, as he currently sits 8th in the points standings.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service qualifying continues Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
TOPEKA, KS — Friday’s results after the first one of four rounds of qualifying for the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, fourth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations.
Pro Modified — 1. Chad Green, Chevy Corvette, 5.762, 250.13; 2. Steven Whiteley, Chevy Camaro, 5.805, 252.28; 3. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.821, 248.25; 4. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.822, 250.83; 5. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.833, 247.34; 6. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.856, 247.57; 7. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.860, 246.17; 8. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.863, 247.07; 9. Richie Stevens, Camaro, 5.869, 247.75; 10. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.870, 247.07; 11. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.871, 251.77; 12. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.887, 252.57; 13. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.887, 250.18; 14. Keith Haney, Camaro, 5.900, 245.90; 15. Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.903, 243.50; 16. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.908, 241.71. Not Qualified: 17. Steve Matusek, 5.914, 245.76; 18. Dan Stevenson, 5.919, 251.67; 19. Brandon Snider, 5.952, 242.76; 20. Jim Whiteley, 5.952, 240.98; 21. Todd Tutterow, 5.969, 243.11; 22. Doug Winters, 5.979, 240.51; 23. Clint Satterfield, 5.982, 237.63; 24. Danny Rowe, 9.325, 96.11.
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 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. 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 four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; 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