BROWNSBURG, IN – September 3, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Stevie ‘Fast’’ Jackson raced to his first career Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Monday. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Al-Anabi Performance, is the eighth of 12 events this season.
Jackson ran a 6.167-second pass at 168.51 mph to the trailing run of Jose Gonzalez at 6.682 at 189.26. This is the third career win for Smith and first of the season.
“I want to thank all the people that have stood by us this season,” said Jackson. “After two DNQ’s, all my sponsors and especially Bahrain 1 have had my back this whole time so to come out and win the U.S. Nationals is really special. I really couldn’t do this without my team. I know I’m the driver and drivers always get all the credit but I really got to give it to my guys. This is because of them.”
Jackson defeated Sidnei Frigo, Bob Rahaim, and Mike Castellana to advance to the finals. He is fifth in points.
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Sept. 21-23 at Gateway Motorsports Park.
BROWNSBURG, IN — Final finish order (1-16) at the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The race is the eighth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Steve Jackson; 2. Jose Gonzalez; 3. Mike Castellana; 4. Khalid alBalooshi; 5. Jeremy Ray; 6. Bob Rahaim; 7. Mike Janis; 8. Troy Coughlin; 9. Michael Biehle; 10. Rickie Smith; 11. Erica Enders; 12. Marc Caruso; 13. Chip King; 14. Chad Green; 15. Shane Molinari; 16. Sidnei Frigo.
BROWNSBURG, IN — Monday’s final results from the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The race is the eighth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Pro Modified — Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 6.167, 168.51 def. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 6.682, 189.26.
BROWNSBURG, IN — Final round-by-round results from the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, the eighth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
ROUND ONE — Mike Janis, Chevy Camaro, 5.827, 246.12 def. Chad Green, Chevy Corvette, 22.858, 73.05; Troy Coughlin, Ford Mustang, 5.803, 254.71 def. Michael Biehle, Mustang, 5.820, 255.19; Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.797, 255.05 def. Erica Enders, Camaro, 5.871, 248.34; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.114, 193.02 def. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 7.248, 135.08; Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.843, 246.21 def. Sidnei Frigo, Camaro, Foul – Centerline; Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.857, 249.35 def. Marc Caruso, Camaro, 5.881, 244.16; Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.835, 245.94 def. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, Foul – Centerline; Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.826, 248.02 def. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.861, 249.35;
QUARTERFINALS — Castellana, 5.798, 251.30 def. Janis, 7.326, 136.33; Gonzalez, 5.819, 255.05 def. Ray, 5.838, 245.81; alBalooshi, 5.857, 248.98 def. Coughlin, 8.889, 83.08; Jackson, 5.835, 246.89 def. Rahaim, 5.895, 246.98;
SEMIFINALS — Gonzalez, 5.847, 253.42 def. alBalooshi, 5.917, 246.84; Jackson, 5.843, 246.84 def. Castellana, 5.856, 250.37;
FINAL — Jackson, 6.167, 168.51 def. Gonzalez, 6.682, 189.26.
BROWNSBURG, IN — Point standings (top 10) following the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, the eighth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. (tie) Mike Janis, 573; Rickie Smith, 573; 3. Mike Castellana, 463; 4. Khalid alBalooshi, 451; 5. Steve Jackson, 447; 6. Jose Gonzalez, 435; 7. Chad Green, 422; 8. Todd Tutterow, 352; 9. Jeremy Ray, 350; 10. Danny Rowe, 298.
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