MADISON, IL – September 24, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Stevie “Fast” Jackson raced to his second consecutive win during the E3 Spark plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Real Pro Mod Association, is the ninth of 12 races this season.
Jackson ran a 5.759-second pass at 250.88 mph in his ’17 Chevrolet Camaro to Chad Green who red lit on the start line. This is the fourth career win for Jackson and second of the season.
“If you had asked me five races ago if we would win another race in my career I would’ve told you, ‘no,’” Jackson stated. “This car kicked my butt for a while. If you give Billy Stocklin (crew chief) and I enough swings at it though we can knock the candy out of the pinata.”
Jackson defeated Rickie Smith, Jim Whiteley, and Mike Janis to advance to the finals. He is third in points.
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals on Oct. 4-7 at the Texas Motorplex located in Dallas.
MADISON, IL — Final finish order (1-16) at the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The race is the ninth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Steve Jackson; 2. Chad Green; 3. Mike Janis; 4. Mike Castellana; 5. Jim Whiteley; 6. Danny Rowe; 7. Erica Enders; 8. Marc Caruso; 9. Brandon Snider; 10. Jason Scruggs; 11. Rickie Smith; 12. Khalid alBalooshi; 13. Shane Molinari; 14. Rick Hord; 15. Michael Biehle; 16. Jeremy Ray.
MADISON, IL — Sunday’s final results from the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. The race is the ninth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Pro Modified — Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 5.759, 250.88 def. Chad Green, Chevy Corvette, Foul – Red Light.
MADISON, IL — Final round-by-round results from the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the race is the ninth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
ROUND ONE — Marc Caruso, Chevy Camaro, 5.834, 244.87 def. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, Broke; Chad Green, Chevy Corvette, 5.766, 248.34 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 6.076, 185.56; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.276, 239.82 def. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 6.729, 173.61; Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.721, 251.86 def. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.852, 248.48; Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.746, 248.34 def. Brandon Snider, Corvette, 5.812, 245.14; Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.894, 251.95 def. Rick Hord, Corvette, 9.431, 80.10; Jim Whiteley, Camaro, 5.808, 248.39 def. Jason Scruggs, Camaro, 5.820, 247.11; Erica Enders, Camaro, 10.728, 88.73 def. Jeremy Ray, Corvette, Broke;
QUARTERFINALS — Castellana, 5.746, 251.63 def. Enders, 5.826, 252.43; Jackson, 5.749, 250.92 def. J. Whiteley, 5.797, 249.12; Janis, No Time Recorded def. Caruso, Broke – No Show; Green, 5.802, 247.57 def. Rowe, 5.800, 252.90;
SEMIFINALS — Jackson, 5.736, 249.90 def. Janis, 5.774, 248.16; Green, 5.816, 248.34 def. Castellana, Foul – Red Light;
FINAL — Jackson, 5.759, 250.88 def. Green, Foul – Red Light.
MADISON, IL — Point standings (top 10) following the seventh annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the race is the ninth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Mike Janis, 650; 2. Rickie Smith, 604; 3. Steve Jackson, 563; 4. Mike Castellana, 541; 5. Chad Green, 514; 6. Khalid alBalooshi, 485; 7. Jose Gonzalez, 435; 8. Jeremy Ray, 383; 9. Todd Tutterow, 362; 10. Danny Rowe, 349.
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