NORWALK, OH – June 23, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rick Hord is atop the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals following the first session of qualifying for the category. The teams only had one qualifying session during the day due to inclement weather in the area. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by J&A Service, is the seventh of 12 events this season.
Hord ran a 5.754-second pass at 254.76 mph in the lone qualifying session in his ’16 Corvette.
“Fortunately, we were 10th pair out which gave us the opportunity to see what other racers were doing,” Hord stated. “As the session evolved it became more apparent that we could be more aggressive.”
Rickie Smith qualified second with a run of 5.790 at 249.16 and Jose Gonzalez qualified third at 5.791 and 254.28.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series qualifying continues Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Summit Motorsports Park.
NORWALK, OH — Friday’s results after the first one of three rounds of qualifying for the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the seventh of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations.
Pro Modified — 1. Rick Hord, Chevy Corvette, 5.754, 254.76; 2. Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 5.790, 249.16; 3. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.791, 254.28; 4. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.793, 246.08; 5. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.795, 251.49; 6. Eric Dillard, Pontiac Firebird, 5.799, 254.38; 7. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.824, 245.90; 8. Chad Green, Camaro, 5.828, 244.34; 9. Dan Stevenson, Camaro, 5.837, 253.04; 10. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.859, 249.58; 11. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.862, 248.11; 12. Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.864, 245.09; 13. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.881, 251.63; 14. Troy Coughlin, Ford Mustang, 5.883, 252.14; 15. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.885, 241.54; 16. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.886, 247.43.
Not Qualified: 17. Jim Whiteley, 5.891, 244.96; 18. Steve Jackson, 5.895, 245.09; 19. Jeffery Barker, 5.909, 252.33; 20. Eric Latino, 5.916, 245.90; 21. Erica Enders, 5.924, 247.11; 22. Doug Winters, 6.015, 241.37; 23. Chuck Little, 6.085, 241.37; 24. Brandon Snider, 6.087, 238.26; 25. Clint Satterfield, 6.103, 243.85; 26. Bob Rahaim, 6.939, 141.73; 27. Sidnei Frigo, 8.411, 110.13; 28. Chip King, 10.166, 88.20; 29. Khalid alBalooshi, 11.425, 76.59.
To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park at (419) 668-5555. Tickets also are available online at www.summitmotorsportspark.com. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. For more information about the NHRA visit www.NHRA.com.
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