Todd Tutterow has excelled at every level of door-slammers from the local outlaw series to the highest ranks of NHRA Pro Modified and he’s done it with all sorts of combinations including Twin-screw blown, nitrous, turbocharged, and Roots supercharged. This year’s NHRA E3 Spark Plug Pro Modified competition has been an up and down ordeal for the North Carolina resident, who carries Al Anabi Performance sponsorship into competition. His Jerry Bickel Race Cars constructed 1968 Camaro qualified 13th last race, the quickest field in NHRA Pro Mod history but Tutterow knew there was more left in the tank.
The team made the trip to the PDRA finals at Virginia Motorsports Park to compete in the Pro Boost category and get their Roots-supercharged combination tuned up for the NHRA Pro Mod race a week later, which takes place at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. During a test hit the PDRA officials activated the quarter-mile clocks so Tutterow could run the car all the way through to ensure his recent changes were effective. The result was a career best pass in NHRA trim thanks to a 5.66 at 251 mph, which is currently quicker than the national record in NHRA competition. Vegas will be interesting, to say the least. It is considered an “altitude” track so the times should fall off a touch from Tutterow’s run at PDRA, after all it is boost weather back east in Virginia. However, the fact is Tutterow seems to have a handle on the combination and should be a factor in Vegas.