TOPEKA, Kan. – Chad Green held on to the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, is the fourth of 12 events this season.
Green ran a 5.762-second pass at 250.13 mph in the second qualifying session on Friday in his Bond-Coat, Inc. ’17 Corvette, which held up through Saturday’s qualifying.
“We felt pretty confident that yesterday’s pass would stick, and since we got to go last we were able to save the motor by shutting off early,” Green said. “Our early numbers looked really strong for both of our passes today, so we feel very confident headed into tomorrow.”
Green notched his first career No. 1 qualifier in just his fourth career Pro Mod event, and he will face Clint Satterfield in the first round of eliminations on Sunday.
Steven Whiteley is qualified second with a 5.782 at 251.67 and Rickie Smith settles in at third with a 5.800 at 248.43.
E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service eliminations beginSunday at 12:15 p.m.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Sunday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 30th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park, the fourth of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.
Pro Modified — 1. Chad Green, Chevy Camaro, 5.762, 250.13 vs. 16. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 5.860, 251.86; 2. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.782, 252.28 vs. 15. Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 5.858, 244.25; 3. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.800, 248.43 vs. 14. Harry Hruska, Camaro, 5.856, 247.57; 4. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.808, 250.00 vs. 13. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.853, 241.71; 5. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.815, 248.66 vs. 12. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.833, 249.39; 6. Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.818, 247.16 vs. 11. Shane Molinari, Pontiac Firebird, 5.833, 252.57; 7. Sidnei Frigo, Corvette, 5.821, 251.11 vs. 10. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.823, 248.02; 8. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 5.821, 248.25 vs. 9. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 5.822, 250.83.
Did Not Qualify: 17. Steve Matusek, 5.864, 247.34; 18. Richie Stevens, 5.869, 247.75; 19. Michael Biehle, 5.871, 251.77; 20. Brandon Snider, 5.879, 245.09; 21. Keith Haney, 5.900, 245.90; 22. Jim Whiteley, 5.901, 243.11; 23. Doug Winters, 5.903, 241.20; 24. Dan Stevenson, 5.919, 251.67.
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