ROWE RACES TO QUALIFYING LEAD IN NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES AT TOYOTA NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. – Danny Rowe raced to the qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Rowe, a two-time and defending Englishtown event winner, led the field with a top performance of 5.926 seconds at 247.57 mph in his supercharged Agave Underground Tequila ’68 Camaro. If his time stands, this would be his second No.1 qualifying position of the season and fifth of his career.
New York native Mike Castellana was second in his Al-Anabi Racing ’68 Camaro with a 5.935 at 244.03, while veteran driver Rickie Smith was third in his nitrous-powered late model IDG Chevy Camaro, posting a 5.964 at 243.11.
Series points leader Kenny Lang qualified fifth in his Summit Racing ’63 Corvette with a time of 6.042 at 241.63 while Von Smith, who is second in the points standings, qualified fourth with a time of 6.022 at 241.24 in his Dr. Moon’s Rage ’68 Camaro. Defending event winner and world champ Troy Coughlin was 10th in his JEGS.com Corvette with a 6.231 at 236.59.
Saturday’s final Pro Mod qualifying session is scheduled for 1:45 p.m., followed by the first round of eliminations at 4 p.m. Pro Mod Series eliminations will continue Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m.
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Friday's results after the first two of three rounds of qualifying for the 44th Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, fourth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Saturday's first round of eliminations.
Pro Modified -- 1. Danny Rowe, Chevy Camaro, 5.926, 247.57; 2. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.935, 244.03; 3. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.964, 243.11; 4. Von Smith, Camaro, 6.022, 241.24; 5.Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.042, 241.63; 6. Harold Martin, Corvette, 6.065, 236.38; 7. Mike Janis, Camaro, 6.121, 204.35; 8. Kevin McCurdy, Camaro, 6.181, 236.01; 9. Steve Matusek, Ford Mustang, 6.183, 244.34; 10. Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 6.231, 236.59; 11. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.547, 167.61; 12. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 8.427, 139.21; 13. Vinny Budano, Camaro, 8.613, 109.98; 14. Chip King, Daytona, 8.944, 98.87; 15. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 9.471, 177.88.