Small-tire racing star Daniel Pharris raced to victory in Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction for the first time in his career Saturday night at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North vs. South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway. Pharris defeated two-time Pro Nitrous world champion Jason Harris in a side-by-side, 3.71-second final round. 
Pharris was the only first-time winner in the pro classes, as Jim Halsey (Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous), Chris Powers (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock presented by AED Competition), Wes Distefano ($hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632), Chris Garner-Jones (Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle) and Jesse Lambert (Drag 965 Pro Street) added to their PDRA trophy collections.
The sportsman class victories went to Bob Bauer Jr. in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja, Michael White in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster, Robbie Crenshaw in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 32, and TG Paschal in Lucas Oil Top Dragster 32. Brianna Lukhard defeated Nyck Shirkey in the Edelbrock Bracket Bash presented by COMP Cams final round. 
The PDRA’s Jr. Dragster classes were also contested at the North vs. South Shootout, with Ethan Steding leaving first and running a 7.921 to beat Will Creasman’s 7.973, both on 7.90 index, in the Coolshirt Systems Pro Jr. Dragster final round. A slightly quicker reaction time also helped Rowan Parlett secure the win in Classic Graphix Top Jr. Dragster, running an 8.999 on an 8.90 dial to defeat Katelyn Page’s 9.014 on an 8.94 dial.