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Sep 29, 2012


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WALSH CLAIMS THIRD STRAIGHT NO. 1 QUALIFYING POSITION, EARNS FIRST ROUND WIN IN NHRA PRO MOD SERIES COMPETITON IN ST. LOUIS

MADISON, Ill. -- Don Walsh raced to his third consecutive No. 1 qualifying position and then claimed an opening round victory in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx portion of the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals when Scott Ray was unable to make the call in his '53 Corvette following his top end crash yesterday.

Walsh took the No. 1 qualifying position with a track record performance of 5.816 seconds at 255.43 mph and then sped to the opening round win by powering his late-model Ford Mustang to an effort of 5.856 at 252.57.

Other first round winners included track speed record holder Troy Coughlin, series points leader Mike Castellana and Charlotte winner Leah Pruett.

Second round pairings include Walsh vs. Mike Janis, Danny Rowe vs. Castellana, Donald Martin vs. Pete Farber and Pruett vs. Coughlin. Eliminations for the NHRA Pro Mod Series continue Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m.

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round Pro Mod results from the Inaugural AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the ninth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx :

ROUND ONE -- Mike Janis, Ford Mustang, 5.883, 245.00 def. Raymond Commisso, Chevy Camaro, 5.964, 248.11; Troy Coughlin, Camaro, 5.910, 257.97 def. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.966, 243.55; Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.353, 218.19 def. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 11.229, 77.20; Donald Martin, Camaro, 5.875, 247.16 def. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 6.006, 241.20; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.293, 229.31 def. Steve Matusek, Mustang, 6.358, 183.00; Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.921, 245.49 def. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 6.039, 243.11; Leah Pruett, Mustang, 5.894, 251.95 def. Harold Martin, Chevy Corvette, 6.147, 211.76; Don Walsh, Mustang, 5.856, 252.57 def. Scott Ray, Corvette, broke;

MADISON, Ill. - Final qualifying order for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis:

Psn---Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type---------------Qual-ET--Qual-Spd-Top Spd

1 3382 Don Walsh, Wixom MI, t'11 Mustang 5.816 255.43 255.43
2 770 Donald Martin, Lake Forest CA, *'68 Camaro 5.861 247.84 247.84
3 777 Leah Pruett, Lawrenceville GA, t'12 Mustang 5.880 251.06 251.06
4 2 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, *'68 Camaro 5.886 247.25 247.38
5 1794 Mike Castellana, Muttontown NY, n'12 Camaro 5.911 241.20 241.20
6 24 Troy Coughlin, Delaware OH, t'68 Camaro 5.924 248.43 255.43
7 5011 Mike Knowles, Grand Junction CO, *'68 Camaro 5.954 246.75 246.75
8 1090 Raymond Commisso, Toronto ON, *'68 Camaro 5.968 243.63 245.32
9 1456 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, *'10 Mustang 5.969 244.07 244.07
10 1518 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA, *'69 Daytona 5.988 246.03 246.03
11 43 Rickie Smith, King NC, n'12 Camaro 6.009 212.23 212.23
12 5450 Steve Matusek, Olathe KS, t'12 Mustang 6.069 249.67 249.67
13 4 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB, *'69 Camaro 6.091 242.45 242.45
14 377 Harold Martin, New Hudson MI, n'11 Corvette 6.125 215.62 215.62
15 4720 Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque NM, t'68 Camaro 6.130 236.84 236.84
16 321 Scott Ray, Greenville OH, *'53 Corvette 12.965 62.84 62.84

 

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