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Jeremy Ray Races to First Career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified Victory at NHRA Fall Nationals | Presented by Nitto Tire

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Jermey Ray raced to his first career victory during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, is the 10th of 12 races this season.

Ray won on a holeshot with his pass of 5.785-second at 248.07 mph in his ’63 Corvette to Justin Bond’s 5.774 at 255.53. This is his first season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

“We just had to keep everything together,” Ray stated. “You have to be perfect every time you go up to the line. Everything worked well here though. The tuning was good, I was driving good and was able to just keep ahead on everything.”

Ray defeated Steve Jackson, Steven Whitelely and No. 1 qualifier Sidnei Frigo to advance to the finals.

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues at the NHRA Carolina Nationals on Oct. 12-14 at zMAX Dragway located in Charlotte, N.C.

ENNIS, Texas — Final finish order (1-16) at the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

  1. Jeremy Ray; 2. Justin Bond; 3. Sidnei Frigo; 4. Todd Tutterow; 5. Mike Castellana; 6.

Rickie Smith; 7. Rick Hord; 8. Steven Whiteley; 9. Chad Green; 10. Michael Biehle; 11. Mike Janis; 12. Jader Krolow; 13. Danny Rowe; 14. Keith Haney; 15. Steve Jackson; 16. Khalid alBalooshi.

ENNIS, Texas — Sunday’s final results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Jeremy Ray, Chevy Corvette, 5.785, 248.07 def. Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.774, 255.53.

ENNIS, Texas — Final round-by-round results from the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 5.724, 252.99 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.850, 243.41; Rick Hord, Chevy Corvette, 5.747, 256.36 def. Chad Green, Corvette, 5.798, 245.81; Todd Tutterow, Camaro, 7.997, 119.23 def. Michael Biehle, Ford Mustang, Foul – Red Light; Sidnei Frigo, Camaro, 5.973, 251.25 def. Danny Rowe, Camaro, Foul – Red Light; Justin Bond, Pontiac firebird, 5.747, 255.68 def. Keith Haney, Camaro, 6.928, 138.50; Jeremy Ray, Corvette, 5.767, 247.57 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 7.582, 126.48; Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.794, 251.67 def. Jader Krolow, Corvette, 5.894, 253.85; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.792, 249.12 def. Khalid alBalooshi, Camaro, 13.135, 64.44; QUARTERFINALS — Frigo, 5.801, 256.11 def. Castellana, 5.771, 252.57; Tutterow, 5.841, 246.08 def. Hord, 11.551, 76.63; Bond, 5.767, 256.02 def. Smith, 5.787, 250.55; Ray, 5.796, 247.57 def. S.

Whiteley, 12.051, 71.62;

SEMIFINALS — Ray, 5.797, 247.20 def. Frigo, Foul – Red Light; Bond, 5.770, 255.82 def. Tutterow, 5.848, 245.23; FINAL — Ray, 5.785, 248.07 def. Bond, 5.774, 255.53.

ENNIS, Texas — Point standings (top 10) following the 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the 10th of 12 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified

  1. Mike Janis, 683; 2. Rickie Smith, 658; 3. Steve Jackson, 595; 4. Mike Castellana, 593; 5.

Chad Green, 546; 6. Khalid alBalooshi, 517; 7. Jeremy Ray, 497; 8. Jose Gonzalez, 435; 9. Todd Tutterow, 433; 10. Danny Rowe, 380.

 

 


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