The monthly Pro Modified race was held May 14 at Texas Raceway in
Kennedale, Texas. Eleven cars vied for the open eight-car field with two sessions to
Gaylen Smith in the Texas Bounty Hunter 94 Camaro was number one with a 4.408, 155.67
run. Chassis builder Nathan Martin took the Stove Parts 97 Firebird to the number two spot
with a 4.508, 155.74. Jamie Satterwhite ended up number three in the Satterwhite Racing
Cold Bear III 69 Camaro with a 4.510, 154.75 pass. Grant Hensley was number four in the
G-Force 92 Trans Am with a solid 4.570, 155.09 pass.
Jim Brooks in the 97 Lumina that he aptly named Big Jim ran a 4.613, 142.95 to qualify
fifth. Phillip Vallair ran a solid 4.734, 152.52 in the Black Bat 81 Camaro for fifth.
Ricky Toms ran 4.790, 147.25 for seventh place in his 92 Camaro. The person on the bump
was Tommy Adams with a 4.810, 144.81 in his 69 Camaro, a car in its 31st year of racing!
The first alternate was Brett Hasara with a 4.962, 116.86 in his blown 92 Lumina. Pat
Edwards was second alternate with single shot 5.460, 131.46 in his 88 Corvette. The final
alternate was newcomer Kenny Duke in Marty Neely's old Camaro with a 5.461, 99.07 shut off
The first round was to kickoff at 10.30 but what could best described as a sandstorm
halted racing for well over an hour. The first pair was Jim Brooks versus Grant Hensley.
Brooks slept on the light and was beaten by Hensley's deep staging 4.629, 146.96 to Brooks
quicker 4.540, 153.00. Jamie Satterwhite took out Phillip Vallair with a good 4.460,
152.90 to 4.691, 152.66. Nathan Martin ran 4.502, 156.22 to cover the 4.812, 147.99 of
Ricky Toms. Ending the first round was Gaylen Smith winning with low elapsed time of the
night 4.358, 155.13 to beat Tommy Adams shutoff 8.145 54.75 due to water getting under the
The semi finals opened with Jamie Satterwhite racing Nathan Martin. Satterwhite won
with a super 4.440, 158.61 to Nathan's consistent 4.507, 155.88 run that was disqualified
when he took out the center foam blocks at the finish line. In the second pair, Gaylen
Smith ran a solid 4.375, 157.87 to beat Hensley's best ever run of 4.499, 156.79. The race
was closer than the numbers appear with Smith winning by four hundredths due to another
The final was a battle of cousins Smith and Satterwhite. The race was awesome with
Satterwhite taking a super.415 reaction time to Smith later.512. Smith had to peddle
during the run and broke the blower belt near the finish line. Satterwhite ran a
consistent 4.470, 158.25 to beat Smith's 4.456, 148.09. The win was Satterwhite's second
ever and his first at his home track, Texas Raceway.