Kris Thorne Picks Up Second Straight Win in FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Race at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC – May 2, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Kris Thorne stayed perfect during the 2022 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, picking up his second straight victory to open the year with his win on Sunday at zMAX Dragway.

The event, which was powered by Precision Racing Suspension in Charlotte, was the second of 10 races during the 2022 FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon season.

It’s also the second win for Thorne, who knocked off Lyle Barnett, Rickie Smith, and Stan Shelton in the final quad as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte. Thorne picked up the victory in his ProCharger-powered Camaro with a run of 5.795-seconds at 252.14 mph and Barnett finished as the runner-up. It continued an incredible start to 2022 for Thorne, who earned his first career victory in the class at the opener in Gainesville in March.

“There was some staging stuff going on. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I just waited on green, went on down and took the win,” Thorne said. “We had a great outing. The four-wide race kicked my butt at the beginning of the weekend, but toward the end the car was awesome, and we were deadly on the tree. Everybody came together and now we’re in the winner’s circle.”

The FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon returns to action May 13-15 as part of the Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.

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CONCORD, NC — Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The race is the second of 10 in the the second of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.

PRO MODIFIED:
1. Kris Thorne; 2. Lyle Barnett; 3. Rickie Smith; 4. Stan Shelton; 5. Mike Thielen; 6. Steve Jackson; 7. JR Gray; 8. Khalid alBalooshi; 9. Mike Castellana; 10. Sidnei Frigo; 11. Dwayne Wolfe; 12. Justin Bond; 13. Tylor Miller; 14. Mike Thielen; 15. Doug Winters.

CONCORD, NC — Sunday’s final results from the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The race is the second of 10 in the the second of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.

Pro Modified — Kris Thorne, Chevy Camaro, 5.795, 252.14 def. Lyle Barnett, Camaro, 5.998, 247.52 and Rickie Smith, Ford Mustang, broke and Stan Shelton, Mustang, broke;

CONCORD, NC — Final round-by-round results from the 12th annual Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. The race is the second of 10 in the the second of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Lyle Barnett, Chevy Camaro, 5.820, 255.10 and Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.801, 248.61 def. Sidnei Frigo, Chevy Chevelle, 5.789, 249.67 and Doug Winters, Chevelle, 6.002, 216.65; Rickie Smith, Ford Mustang, 5.780, 251.77 and Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.825, 248.57 def. Dwayne Wolfe, Camaro, 5.804, 250.00 and Mike Thielen, Camaro, 5.844, 245.40; Kris Thorne, Camaro, 5.791, 252.43 and JR Gray, Camaro, 5.789, 250.09 def. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.763, 249.21 and Tylor Miller, Camaro, 5.773, 252.57; Stan Shelton, Mustang, 5.797, 248.71 and Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.865, 221.67 def. Justin Bond, Camaro, 5.893, 242.63;

SEMIFINALS — Shelton, 5.784, 249.86 and Barnett, 5.851, 255.82 def. Jackson, 6.319, 151.07 and alBalooshi, 7.242, 136.55; Thorne, 5.779, 252.05 and Smith, 5.766, 253.56 def. Thielen, 5.782, 248.66 and Gray, 5.786, 249.95;

FINAL — Thorne, 5.795, 252.14 def. Barnett, 5.998, 247.52, Smith, broke and Shelton, broke.

About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. With over 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service, NHRA.tv, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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