BRISTOL, TN – June 11, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Justin Bond put together another impressive performance on Saturday in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, rolling to his third victory with a win as part of the NHRA New England Nationals, which were completed this weekend at Bristol Dragway.
The event, which was powered by PGT Trucking, was the fourth of 10 races during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports. Weather delayed eliminations from Epping, N.H., with the race moving to Bristol as part of a unique doubleheader weekend.
Bond made the most of it on Saturday in Bristol, taking down Tony Wilson in the final round with a run of 5.853-seconds at 246.30 mph in his Bahrain 1 Racing Chevrolet Camaro. It gives Bond his third victory this season, stretching his points lead, and sixth in his career.
“Really, I’ve just got an awesome team and awesome people behind me,” Bond said. “In the final round, they put on a new set of tires, and I did a good ole’ smoky burnout. My team is awesome and we’re just loving it out here and having a blast. That’s three final rounds in four races and I couldn’t be happier.”
To reach the final round, Bond knocked off Mike Thielen, Eric Dillard and Doug Winters, going as quick as 5.808 at 245.94 in Bristol. Tony Wilson reached his first final round this season, knocking off Stan Shelton, J.R. Gray and Tylor Miller.
Eliminations in NHRA Pro Mod as part of Sunday’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, which are powered by Cardinal Insurance in the category, begin at 11:40 a.m. ET at Bristol Dragway.
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Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. 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 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 In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to www.NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.
Source: National Hot Rod Association