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CARL STEVENS JR. CLAIMS $100,000 PRIZE AFTER WINNING WORLD SERIES OF PRO MOD

On the strength of one incredible performance after another on Saturday, Carl Stevens Jr. came up victorious at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod presented by One Cure and J&A Service at Bandimere Speedway, knocking off Danny Rowe in a thrilling final round to be crowned champion and earn the $100,000 payday.
 
Stevens went a blistering 5.856 at 246.26 mph in his turbocharged ’69 Camaro to best Rowe’s 5.949 at 242.54, claiming the quickest run in the two-year history of the World Series of Pro Mod in the process. It set off a memorable celebration for the North Haledon, N.J., native and his team, soaking in what it meant to win the biggest and richest Pro Mod drag race in the history of the known universe.

STEVIE 'FAST' JACKSON WINS $5,000 DRAG 965/NITROUS OUTLET BURNOUT CONTEST AT WSOPM

After powering through an epic burnout that ended up pulling the chutes, Stevie “Fast” Jackson was named the winner of the Drag 965/Nitrous Outlet burnout contest on Friday at the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod at Bandimere Speedway.
 
The highly entertaining burnout contest took place at the end of the second Summit Racing Equipment Shakedown runs, with Jackson winning the $5,000 prize against a talented field that included Todd Tutterow, Marc Caruso, who was deemed “The People’s Champ” by WSOPM officials, Clint Satterfield and Brandon Pesz. Jackson blasted through his burnout to nearly the 1,000-foot mark in his Bahrain 1 Racing Camaro before the chutes came out, eliciting a wild round of applause from the fans who enjoyed every minute of the contest.

DRIVERS DRAW FIRST-ROUND PAIRINGS AT DRAG ILLUSTRATED WORLD SERIES OF PRO MOD

Defending World Series of Pro Mod event champion Mike Bowman led a list of 26 Pro Mod drivers who randomly drew their first-round pairings Friday night at the second annual Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod benefiting One Cure and presented by J&A Service.
 
Bowman and the rest of the Pro Mod competitors took turns pulling numbered Coors Light cans out of a cooler. The number on the bottom of the can represented their spot on the 26-car ladder.

PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY BUYER GUIDE GOES DIGITAL WITH PRI DIRECT

 

Motorsports professionals can now access the racing industry’s ultimate business resource, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Buyers Guide, online thanks to PRI Direct. This new, mobile-friendly platform instantly connects more than 2,400 industry suppliers to over 90,000 racing businesses and high volume buyers, and features product photos, videos and intuitive search tools.

"For more than 30 years, motorsports professionals have relied on the PRI Buyers Guide to conduct business, and now PRI Direct gives users instant online access to all of the valuable information in the print publication," said PRI Publisher/Vice President of Events & Business Development Peter MacGillivray. "It is a comprehensive search tool for domestic and international racing suppliers, wholesalers, warehouse distributors, service providers, race sanctioning organizations and manufacturers reps."

MURPHY'S LAW LOCKS UP HANEY FOR A WEEKEND

 

Drag racing can often be a survival of the fittest competition. Keith Haney knows this all too well after his experience last weekend at the St. Louis Midwest Pro Modified Series [MWPMS] event during the Anarchy at the Arch event.

The action for Haney began before his team even arrived at the track, northeast on I-44, approaching the halfway point of their 400-mile trip, when a tire suddenly let go on the trailer, forcing an emergency stop at the next available exit in tiny Mount Vernon, Missouri.

TREVOR EMAN TO TEST NEW MOUNTAIN MOTOR PRO STOCK MUSTANG

 

Trevor Eman and the Aruba.com team just took delivery of a new Jerry Haas-built 2018 Mustang. This will be the first major update for the team since they debuted their 2011 Mustang seven years ago. The new Mustang will be equipped with their tried and true Jon Kaase Ford power. 

“The car is beautiful,” stated team owner Ven Eman. “It’s difficult to say, but it’s even more beautiful than the other one. It’s really nice. It looks fast and it should be more aerodynamic.”

CRUZ PEDREGON RACING TABS DeLAGO AS NEW CREW CHIEF

 

Team owner and driver Cruz Pedregon announced Wednesday the hiring of noted tuner/crew chief Tommy DeLago as the crew chief for the team’s Snap-on Toyota Camry Funny Car effective immediately.

“Tommy has one of the most impressive resumes in the sport and we believe he can help take our Snap-on Funny Car to the Countdown to the Championship playoffs,” said Pedregon. “His championship-winning experience will be a tremendous asset to our program.” 

ALLEN JOHNSON TO MATCH RACE AT MOUNTAIN PARK DRAGWAY

 

NHRA world champion Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson has made his return to racing this season.

Johnson has been trying his hand in the Factory Stock Showdown class and now he’s expanding his schedule – at least for one weekend.

Johnson will match race Sept. 8 in his 2015 Dodge Challenger at Mountain Park Dragway in Clay City, Ky., as part of Mopar’s at the Mountain event Sept. 7-9.

COMING SOON: WORLD SERIES OF PRO MOD EMBEDDED SERIES PRESENTED BY AEROMOTIVE

 

The race coverage for the DRAG ILLUSTRATED World Series of Pro Mod, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Bandimere Speedway, will get even better as race officials announced today that Aeromotive, Inc. has been named the sponsor of the World Series of Pro Mod’s “Embedded” vlog-style video series.

World Series of Pro Mod Embedded presented by Aeromotive will give fans unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access in the days leading up to the $100,000 winner-take-all event. The video series will include six comprehensive, high-quality videos in a vlog-style format starting Monday and continuing each night through the conclusion of Saturday’s final eliminations.

BOWMAN RETURNS TO DEFEND WSOPM TITLE WITH REBUILT CHEVELLE

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