Pro Mod Champ Fred Hahn Plans
by Rich Talbert
After winning the IHRA Pro Mod crown, the
1954 Summit 'Vette
might be a trade-in for 2001. Photo by Bryan Epps
With their first IHRA Pro Modified championship in hand, driver Fred Hahn
and team owner Jim Oddy are looking to the future. The "For Sale"
sign on the 1954 Corvette at the CARQUEST Autumn Nationals in Rockingham,
NC, and the classified ad in National Dragster point to a change for
"You'll have to ask the owner," Hahn said about the
replacement car. "We have to evaluate and see where we are. If the IHRA
keeps the rules as they are, then we'll see. If Bader runs the rules like
a roulette wheel, then all bets are off."
Oddy was pressed, he responded, "Well, we have to see if we can sell
our car first. We have some ideas we'd like to try. The 1954 Summit Racing
Corvette has been a very good car for us." It certainly has. The
racecar holds both ends of the IHRA Pro Mod record.
Rumors are swirling around about a 2-car team--one blower car and one
nitrous. There's also the possibility of sticking with one or the other.
Either way, both men are reluctant to tip off other teams in one of the most
competitive classes in pro drag racing.
changes, so you have to stay on the cutting edge," Hahn noted. "We
made the ‘Vette into something respectable. Jim isn't afraid to get his
feet wet by trying something new. If we run a nitrous car, it will be
different than every other one out there. Everyone has a set way of using
nitrous. We know of a better way that is still within the rules."
"It'll be a ‘Vette," Oddy revealed. "Maybe old, maybe
Perhaps no one will know for sure until they wheel it out of the trailer
in Rockingham on March 29, 2001.
For more information about Fred Hahn, check out www.SummitRacing.com.