BRISTOL, Tenn. – Khalid AlBalooshi drove to his first victory of the season and fourth of his career Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Elite Motorsports, was the sixth of 12 events this season.
AlBalooshi used a 5.924-second pass at 247.38 mph in his Bahrain ‘17 Chevy Camaro to take down Todd Tutterow in the finals.
“I’ve been thinking about retiring recently and wondering if I could still compete in this class, but finally I got a win again and it feels amazing,” AlBalooshi said. “I just came out here and had fun and this is definitely a good way to get some momentum heading into the rest of the season.”
Tutterow notched his first final round of the appearance of 2018 as his 5.948 at 242.10 was not enough to defeat AlBalooshi.
AlBalooshi jumps up to third in the Pro Mod standings with the victory, while Tutterow now sits in eighth. Mike Janis retains his points lead in the class by following up his victory in Richmond with a semifinal exit in Bristol.
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service continues at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio June 21-24.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Final finish order (1-16) at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
1. Khalid alBalooshi; 2. Todd Tutterow; 3. Danny Rowe; 4. Mike Janis; 5. Dan Stevenson; 6. Chad Green; 7. Rick Hord; 8. Eric Dillard; 9. Mike Castellana; 10. Jeremy Ray; 11. Bob Rahaim; 12. Rickie Smith; 13. Steven Whiteley; 14. Troy Coughlin; 15. Jeffery Barker; 16. Sidnei Frigo.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sunday’s final results from the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The sixth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Steven Whiteley held on to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday during the E3 Spark Plugs...
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