ENNIS, TX – October 6, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Sideni Frigo clinched the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday evening after three rounds of qualifying due to rain at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service potion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, is the 10th of 12 races this season.
Frigo powered his ’69 Chevrolet Camaro to a 5.779-second pass at 256.50 mph to take the lead during the third round of qualifying. This is his first No. 1 qualifier of the season, and third of his career as his chases his first victory of the season. He will face Danny Rowe when eliminations begin on Sunday.
Michael Biehle II is in the second position with his run of 5.780 at 256.89 and will take on Todd Tutterow Sunday morning. Points leader Mike Janis qualified eighth and will face Mike Castellana when eliminations begin.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series eliminations begins Sunday at 12:10 p.m. CT at Texas Motorplex.
ENNIS, Texas — Sunday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the ninth 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. Sidnei Frigo, Chevy Camaro, 5.779, 256.50 vs. 16. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.852, 249.49; 2. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.780, 256.89 vs. 15. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.848, 246.17; 3. Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.793, 255.82 vs. 14. Keith Haney, Camaro, 5.842, 246.84; 4. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.803, 251.25 vs. 13. Jader Krolow, Chevy Corvette, 5.825, 252.43; 5. Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.803, 246.80 vs. 12. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.824, 246.62; 6. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.804, 248.71 vs. 11. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.815, 250.27; 7. Rick Hord, Corvette, 5.808, 256.89 vs. 10. Chad Green, Corvette, 5.814, 247.47; 8. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.808, 245.23 vs. 9. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.809, 250.46.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Erica Enders, 5.868, 249.90; 18. Jim Whiteley, 5.870, 245.94; 19. Brandon Snider, 5.880, 244.07; 20. Steve Matusek, 5.882, 248.61; 21. Brandon Pesz, 5.887, 243.41; 22. Bob Rahaim, 5.891, 246.48; 23. Doug Winters, 5.925, 241.45; 24. Clint Satterfield, 5.999, 245.09; 25.
Scott Oksas, 6.032, 245.72; 26. Pete Farber, 6.053, 202.55.
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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