Ray Continues Impressive Streak and Current No.1 in Pro Mod Qualifying

Jeremy Ray Current No.1 in Pro Mod Qualifier - NHRA Carolina Nationals

CONCORD, NC – October 13, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Jeremy Ray, who won the most recent race in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service in Dallas is the current No. 1 qualifier during their portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by MR RACE OIL ®, is the 11th of 12 races this season.

Ray leads the category with his run of 5.705-seconds at 252.10 mph in his ’63 Corvette during qualifying.

“We freshened it up, changed some things out and everything looked good,” said Ray. We went out there and corrected for the air and made a good run. I was expecting to run a .74 but ran a .70. The conditions where there but I wasn’t trying to run that hard.”

Mike Castellana is second with his run of 5.708 at 252.61 in his ’17 Camaro and points leader Mike Jais is 10th with a pass of 5.755 at 247.52.

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series qualifying continues on Saturday at noon.

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CONCORD, NC — Friday’s results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 11th annual NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by WIX Filters at zMax Dragway, the 11th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations.

Pro Modified — 1. Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.705, 252.10; 2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.708, 252.61; 3. Sidnei Frigo, Camaro, 5.713, 259.31; 4. Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.718, 258.52; 5. Chad Green, Corvette, 5.728, 250.64; 6. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.738, 247.84; 7. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.745, 251.34; 8. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.750, 253.99; 9. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.753, 254.14; 10. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.755, 247.52; 11. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.759, 251.91; 12. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 5.764, 248.89; 13. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.798, 248.66; 14. Doug Winters, Chevy Chevelle, 5.809, 246.03; 15. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.814, 257.53; 16. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.820, 251.44.
Not Qualified: 17. Brandon Snider, 5.824, 244.60; 18. Clint Satterfield, 5.859, 250.92; 19. Rick Hord, 5.891, 240.55; 20. Pete Farber, 5.924, 244.56; 21. Todd Tutterow, 8.053, 117.68.

To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call 800-455-FANS (3267). Tickets also are available online at www.zmaxdragway.com. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult. To honor the Salute to First Responders, military and first responders can save 20 percent on general admission tickets at the gate. For more information about the NHRA visit www.NHRA.com.


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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

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