Tutterow Wins Pro Mod Season Opener at Gainsville Raceway

Tutterow Wins Pro Mod Season Opener at Gainsville Raceway

GAINESVILLE, FL – March 17, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire)  – It was a final round for the record books today at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals between E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing series presented by Hoosier Tire and Jerry Bickel Race Cars racers Todd Tutterow and Steve Jackson.

Tutterow won the Wally trophy when he got the holeshot win with his 5.662-second lap at 251.86 mph over Jackson’s quicker 5.643 pass at 253.95. Jackson set the Pro Mod national speed record but came up short for the win.

“I won a lot of races a lot of places, a lot of championships everywhere but this means a lot to me,” Tutterow stated. “My mom and dad have been wanting me to do the NHRA thing for years and years and I finally got the opportunity.”

His Gatornationals win is his career first win in Pro Mod. En route to his win, Tutterow defeated Mike Janis, Chad Green and Marc Caruso while Jackson took out Eric Latino, Steven Whiteley and Jeremy Ray.

The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service continues at the NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, Tex. on April 12-14.

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GAINESVILLE, FL — Final finish order (1-16) at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the first of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:
1. Todd Tutterow; 2. Steve Jackson; 3. Marc Caruso; 4. Jeremy Ray; 5. Michael Biehle; 6. Brandon Snider; 7. Chad Green; 8. Steven Whiteley; 9. Jader Krolow; 10. Mike Janis; 11. Jose Gonzalez; 12. Jason Scruggs; 13. Khalid alBalooshi; 14. Bob Rahaim; 15. Rickie Smith; 16. Eric Latino.

GAINESVILLE, FL — Sunday’s final results from the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. The race is the first of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Todd Tutterow, Chevy Camaro, 5.662, 251.86 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.643, 253.95.

GAINESVILLE, FL — Final round-by-round results from the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the race is the first of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Steven Whiteley, Chevy Camaro, 6.177, 157.63 def. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 12.435, 89.66; Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, 5.805, 256.60 def. Jason Scruggs, Camaro, 5.773, 247.97; Brandon Snider, Chevy Corvette, 5.717, 248.25 def. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.767, 258.62; Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.696, 249.21 def. Jader Krolow, Corvette, 5.755, 256.55; Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.671, 251.06 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.758, 247.84; Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.683, 252.90 def. Eric Latino, Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Marc Caruso, Camaro, 5.707, 250.23 def. Rickie Smith, Mustang, 13.014, 59.07; Chad Green, Camaro, 5.731, 250.09 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 9.670, 93.12;

QUARTERFINALS — Caruso, 5.724, 246.35 def. Snider, 5.728, 248.43; Jackson, 6.591, 136.58 def. S. Whiteley, Broke – No Show; Tutterow, 5.684, 251.06 def. Green, Foul – Red Light; Ray, 5.693, 249.35 def. Biehle, Foul – Red Light;

SEMIFINALS — Tutterow, 5.665, 251.77 def. Caruso, 21.928, 32.46; Jackson, 5.653, 254.14 def. Ray, Broke;

FINAL — Tutterow, 5.662, 251.86 def. Jackson, 5.643, 253.95.

GAINESVILLE, FL — Point standings (top 10) following the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the race is the first of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified

1. Todd Tutterow, 117; 2. Steve Jackson, 98; 3. Jeremy Ray, 75; 4. Marc Caruso, 72; 5. Michael Biehle, 54; 6. (tie) Chad Green, 52; Steven Whiteley, 52; 8. Brandon Snider, 51; 9. Jose Gonzalez, 36; 10. Rickie Smith, 34.

About NHRA

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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