TOPEKA, KS – May 20, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Chad Green held on to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday 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.
Chad Green ran a 5.762-second pass at 250.13 mph in the second qualifying session on Friday in his Bond-Coat, Inc. ’17 Corvette, which held up through Saturday’s qualifying.
“We felt pretty confident that yesterday’s pass would stick, and since we got to go last we were able to save the motor by shutting off early,” Green said. “Our early numbers looked really strong for both of our passes today, so we feel very confident headed into tomorrow.”
Chad Green notched his first career No. 1 qualifier in just his fourth career Pro Mod event, and he will face Clint Satterfield in the first round of eliminations on Sunday.
Steven Whiteley is qualified second with a 5.782 at 251.67 and Rickie Smith settles in at third with a 5.800 at 248.43.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service eliminations begin Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
TOPEKA, KS — Sunday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, the fourth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.
Pro Modified — 1. Chad Green, Chevy Camaro, 5.762, 250.13 vs. 16. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 5.860, 251.86; 2. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.782, 252.28 vs. 15. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.858, 244.25; 3. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.800, 248.43 vs. 14. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.856, 247.57; 4. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.808, 250.00 vs. 13. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.853, 241.71; 5. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.815, 248.66 vs. 12. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.833, 249.39; 6. Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.818, 247.16 vs. 11. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.833, 252.57; 7. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.821, 251.11 vs. 10. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.823, 248.02; 8. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.821, 248.25 vs. 9. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.822, 250.83.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Steve Matusek, 5.864, 247.34; 18. Richie Stevens, 5.869, 247.75; 19. Michael Biehle, 5.871, 251.77; 20. Brandon Snider, 5.879, 245.09; 21. Keith Haney, 5.900, 245.90; 22. Jim Whiteley, 5.901, 243.11; 23. Doug Winters, 5.903, 241.20; 24. Dan Stevenson, 5.919, 251.67.
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