ENNIS, TX – October 8, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Jermey Ray raced to his first career victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion 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.
Ray won on a holeshot with his pass of 5.785-second at 248.07 mph in his ’63 Corvette to Justin Bond’s 5.774 at 255.53. This is his first season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
“We just had to keep everything together,” Ray stated. “You have to be perfect every time you go up to the line. Everything worked well here though. The tuning was good, I was driving good and was able to just keep ahead on everything.”
Ray defeated Steve Jackson, Steven Whitelely and No. 1 qualifier Sidnei Frigo to advance to the finals.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues at the NHRA Carolina Nationals on Oct. 12-14 at zMAX Dragway located in Charlotte, N.C.
ENNIS, TX — Final finish order (1-16) at the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Jeremy Ray; 2. Justin Bond; 3. Sidnei Frigo; 4. Todd Tutterow; 5. Mike Castellana; 6. Rickie Smith; 7. Rick Hord; 8. Steven Whiteley; 9. Chad Green; 10. Michael Biehle; 11. Mike Janis; 12. Jader Krolow; 13. Danny Rowe; 14. Keith Haney; 15. Steve Jackson; 16. Khalid alBalooshi.
ENNIS, TX — Sunday’s final results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
Pro Modified — Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.785, 248.07 def. Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.774, 255.53.
ENNIS, TX — Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
ROUND ONE — Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.724, 252.99 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.850, 243.41; Rick Hord, Chevy Corvette, 5.747, 256.36 def. Chad Green, Corvette, 5.798, 245.81; Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 7.997, 119.23 def. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, Foul – Red Light; Sidnei Frigo, Camaro, 5.973, 251.25 def. Danny Rowe, Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.747, 255.68 def. Keith Haney, Camaro, 6.928, 138.50; Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.767, 247.57 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 7.582, 126.48; Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.794, 251.67 def. Jader Krolow, Corvette, 5.894, 253.85; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.792, 249.12 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 13.135, 64.44;
QUARTERFINALS — Frigo, 5.801, 256.11 def. Castellana, 5.771, 252.57; Tutterow, 5.841, 246.08 def. Hord, 11.551, 76.63; Bond, 5.767, 256.02 def. Smith, 5.787, 250.55; Ray, 5.796, 247.57 def. S. Whiteley, 12.051, 71.62;
SEMIFINALS — Ray, 5.797, 247.20 def. Frigo, Foul – Red Light; Bond, 5.770, 255.82 def. Tutterow, 5.848, 245.23;
FINAL — Ray, 5.785, 248.07 def. Bond, 5.774, 255.53.
ENNIS, TX — Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Mike Janis, 683; 2. Rickie Smith, 658; 3. Steve Jackson, 595; 4. Mike Castellana, 593; 5. Chad Green, 546; 6. Khalid alBalooshi, 517; 7. Jeremy Ray, 497; 8. Jose Gonzalez, 435; 9. Todd Tutterow, 433; 10. Danny Rowe, 380.
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