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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

PHARRIS, STINNETT AMONG TOP WINNERS AT PSCA ANARCHY AT THE ARCH V

On a night made for racing, Sikeston, Mo.’s Daniel Pharris edged Shane Stack at the line for the victory in the VP Racing Fuels LDR class at Anarchy at the Arch V. The fifth year of the Premier Street Car Series’ brand of small-tire racing at Gateway Motorsports Park saw incredible racing all weekend, including Pharris’ 4137-second ET at 185.38 mph against Stack’s 4.191 at 181.06 mph. In the Morrow Bros. Ford Radial Vs. The World class, Marty Stinnett raced door-to-door with Jeff Naiser to the stripe, earning the big check with a 3.748-second pass at 201.16 mph over Naiser’s 3.780 at 194.66 mph.

MADDUX WINS HISTORY MAKING MWPMS EVENT AT ST. LOUIS

Rising from a 12th-place start in the largest and quickest field in Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) history, Kevin Maddux scored his first series win Aug. 5, during the 5th annual PSCA Street Car Super Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, near St. Louis. Also celebrating victories with the all-eighth-mile drag racing series were Marty Stinnett in Radial vs. the World (RvW), Alan Felts in the X275 drag radial class.

“This particular race was something outstanding, special, a history-making event,” MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney declared. “We had the biggest Pro Mod field in our history, the quickest field ever, it gave us our sixth different Pro Mod winner in six races so far this year, and I can’t even count how many of our racers made career-best runs—even a lot who didn’t qualify—they still left St. Louis with big smiles on their faces. And that’s what this is really all about, letting these guys shine in a series that gives everyone a chance to compete.”

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