West Coast Pro Mod web site is here.
Canada West Doorslammer web site is here.
Nov 4, 2006
Jonathan Adams posted this on the Top Comp web site.
Top Comp will be split into two classes in 2007, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. Auto Max USA will sponsor the Top Sportsman class.
Top Dragster - top 64 qualifiers quicker than 7.99
Top Sportsman - top 32 qualifiers quicker than 8.19
Throttle stops cannot be used to control RPM down track. Lane choice to the quicker car from the previous round. Diapers, CrossTalk, etc., etc.
We have DD meetings on Thursday, so some of the nuts and bolts will get finalized then.
D-7 will go to 48 cars in each class.
Nov 3, 2006
AMS Pro Mod series wrap-up
PAYNE BEATS MARTIN TO 2006 TITLE; CRITCHLEY WINS FIRST
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2006) - Jay Payne's final Pro Modified pass of
Payne (Valvoline '05 Stratus) crossed the centerline in the final
Payne finished with 2,717 points in the nine Pro Mod Challenge events
For Critchley, one of the series' established veterans, the event win
"I couldn't be happier to finally win one of these things fo7r
Payne is the AMS-RPM series' fourth different season champion,
Martin also won twice in 2006, claiming the Englishtown and Bristol
"I couldn't have asked for a better end to a great season,"
Brammer also indicated that the AMS-RPM series would be releasing its
Las Vegas Nationals notes: Four drivers - Jay and Shelly Payne,
Sunday's eliminations results
Cody Barklage 6.128 233.20
Troy Critchley 6.122 237.17
Jay Payne 6.113 235.51
Jay Payne 6.190 229.90
AMS-RPM Pro Mod Challenge points standings
1. Jay Payne 2,717
2006: Jay Payne
Sept. 28, 2006
(Photos courtesy Lloyd Thomas, Bill Jeffery Dean Murdoch, Larry Pfister, Rich Carlson and Richard Siemens)
Note....Most of the information in the story was through a conference call to Terry McHardy and Mark Fletcher. Also sorry if some of the dates are not correct, but the call was to a bunch of old guys and you know how their memory works!!!!
William "Old Timer Bill" Visser started his racing and automotive
career in Edmonton and was heavily involved through the hey day of Drag
Racing in the province of Alberta back in the late 60's to early 80's.
Names such as Bernie Fedderly, Terry Capps, Dale Armstrong and Graham
Light are amongst those who knew and/or worked with Bill.
The moniker "Old Timer" has been with him since he started
racing at Edmonton Speedway. A very nice B/G Anglia was first Old Timer
Car. It had a hemi in it, and Chrysler power had been the choice of
Bill ever since. The Anglia was always a contender whenever the "Old
Timer" hit the track. Bill stopped driving the "Old Timer"
in the late 70's due to medical reasons and he has had drivers ever
Bill and wife Dorothy lived, raced and worked in Edmonton throughout the 70's and stayed there until the early 80's when he moved to BC due to the tragic loss of one of his daughter Karen.
Bill had been married to his wife Dorothy for four decades, and Bill kept his hand in the automotive business while living on the Island. It was there that he built the famous '68 Cuda, and he has campaigned it ever since (it has evolved a few times since the mid 80's). The car started off with a blown 440 cu.in. Chrysler, and he found that it was much better to be "blown" than injected.
A few years later, the family moved to the lower mainland (204th St. Langley) and he opened the first "Old Timer" Transmission shop in White Rock.
Bill and Mark had lost touch when Bill moved West, and it was by chance
that they would meet up again on the West Coast.
He saw that the high performance Street rod and race-car business was centred in Langley and he decided to move the business to Langley as well.
He starting campaigning the Cuda just after the Eagle Motorplex opened in the late 80's and decided to get back in the seat to see if he still had it. The experiment did not last long, and he brought in Kelowna driver Mike Schewe to sit between the frame rails. Mike was in the seat for a year or so.
After the business move to Langley he changed to a couple different locations to find the right one, but was on Industrial Ave. where he met who would become a more permanent driver Terry McHardy. Terry is one of the best known drivers to come out of the BC and he went to the shop to get some work done and he and Bill struck up a conversation about racing and Bill stated that he had a blown 68 Cuda and the driver he had was a bit intimidated by all the power. Terry jumped at the chance and the partnership worked out just great. At the first race, Terry and the Cuda took on a bunch of quicker cars but he won every match.
That was in 1995, and from there, Bill put in his favourite Power plant a "Hemi". He wanted it to run in the 7's at close to 200 mph.
He got his wish at the Mission Divisional. When he ran a great 7.47 @ 187 mph. The car was only certified for 7.50, so the team got a bit of a tongue lashing from the Tech department.
As the new millennium neared, Bill knew if he was to get as much out of the racecar as the potential of the blown hemi showed, he would need to update the chassis to Advanced ET. He contracted Ryan & RH Race Cars from Kelowna to do the work, and in 2003 the car was finished and it had an all-new Mopar paint scheme.
To say the he car looked great was an understatement to say the least!!
Unfortunately he would not find out any time soon, as he had to step back a bit, due to more serious heart and circulatory problems. He had major surgery, and it put him out of commission for six months.
Good friends, Chuck Marchand, Bob Stevens and Mark were his able crew guys, but for the next couple years, Bill raced sporadically, mostly due to funding and his ongoing health issues. Issues that would be with him, right to the very end.
Terry had moved to the Okanogan, and it was then he met up with Benny Rees. Rees was a gear-head like most guys from Langley are, and the two became very good friends. Ben and Bill opened up a new shop together in late 2005 and earlier that year, Benny got licensed in the 'Cuda, and turned in a best ET of 7.37 @ over 195 mph.
In 2006, Bill was out for a couple CW Doorslammer events, but the car was plagued by mechanical issues throughout the year. Health issues also plagued Bill. He suffered from major circulation problems and was due for surgery in the fall of 2006.
Bill was not a fan on the operating room, but knew he had to have surgery
as his walking was very laboured, and he could only be on his feet for
short periods of time.
Just off the starting line in the final qualifier, Ben was driving the car, and it shook the tires hard and the shake split the fuel cell. The methanol got on the headers and ignited setting the entire front end ablaze. The fire was eventually put out, but the damage looked extensive.
After further review, the car was not as bad as first thought, but it would have to wait until after surgery.
Unfortunately, for Bill and the team, they never got a chance to rebuild.
Bill went into surgery Thursday Sept. 21st, but never came out. An aorta
burst while on the operating table, and the doctors could not save him.
Friend Mark summed it up best when he said, "it was a great ride Bill".
The funeral was held Thursday Sept. 28th, 2006 in Cloverdale BC.
(Photos courtesy Lloyd Thomas, Bill Jeffery Dean Murdoch, Larry Pfister, Rich Carlson and Richard Siemens)
August 13, 2006
Final Qualifying From The Nightfires
1. John Scialpi, West Covina CA, 6.373 - 219.03
Tater Baker Four-Car Runoff
AA/Funny Car Qualifying
AA/Fuel Altered Qualifying
August 12, 2006
Boise Nighfire Nationals
Round one qualifying
1. John Scialpi, West Covina CA, 6.373 - 219.03
Nitro Funny Car
June 21, 2006
Thunder by the River Pro Mod elimination results
Sunday Gallery is here
Saturday Gallery is here
Rick came back later with duck tape attached and ran a 6.17/235
Glen Kerunsky 6.173/231.30
Kip came back later and ran a career best 6.25/ 225
Carl Spiering .090/6.164/233.70
Scott Cannon .134/6.071/238.72
Scott Cannon .078/6.140/235.23
W - Scott Cannon, '06 GTO .059/6.101/235.10
Low ET of the weekend Carl Spiering, Jordan Station,
Ontario, '67 Camaro 6.032
Spiering won three $500.00 bonuses for low ets through qualifying. Cannon won one for low et in eliminations.
The end results were, the quickest et and fastest mph in Canadian history. Also the fastest mph and quickest et in IHRA history.
(Carl Spiering 6.032)
(Scotty Cannon 238.72)
June 20, 2006 Salt Lake West Coast Pro Mod results
Lee Smith is on his way to defending his 2005 champoinship
The WCPMA put on a great show for the capacity crowd in Salt Lake City at the Fuel and Fire Show Saturday night and broke the Pro Mod MPH track record in the process. With thirteen entries for an eight car field the pro mod speed record was set after the first round of qualifying by Joe Delehay with a then track record 6.51 at 221.34 mph. The next round the ET record was almost set by Ross Hogansen who claimed the $500.00 #1 qualifier bonus money put up by Pro Mod Source with a spectacular 6.48 et. Delehay was not able to make the call on the 2nd and final round due to a broken clutch finger.
The first round of eliminations saw the number #1 and number #2 cars of Ross Hogenson and Joe Delehay both lose, Delehay with transmission problems after his burnout and Hogansen with staging problems that led up to a slow time slip sending both number #7 (Tom Johans) and number #8 (Billy Harper) into round two. Lee Smith beat Vern Mills who was inserted as an alternate into the field as Pat Stoken was done due to parts breakage. The number six qualified car of Bryan Mackey from Denver Colorado just nipped the pride of Saskatewan Dan Vogt in the Vogt Bros Nitrous Corvette in one of the closest races of the round. The semis found the two Colorado cars facing each other and Johans prevailed after Mackeys car got real loose after 300 feet. The other match up saw Lee Smith on a single when Bill Harper could not make the call with his Viper entry. In the final it was WCPMA 2005 series champion Lee Smith who won a pedal fest over Tom Johans when both lost traction. Both cars were on and off the throttle all the way down trying to navigate the quarter mile. Smiths time of 6.91 187mph was enough to get by Johans time of 7.47 @141 mph. The next stop on the WCPMA event schedule is Medicine Hat Alberta July 22 .
For the full report and photos go to their web site.
For more information on drivers, cars and future WCPMA events schedule check the WCPMA web site http://www.westcoastpromods.com/
For information on tickets, travel and motels for the next WCPMA in Medicine Hat Alberta check out the tracks web site http://www.mhdra.com/
June 19, 2006
AMS Results from Englishtown
ENGLISHTOWN (June 18, 2006) - With the right personnel
and the right
Backed by the crew chief (Chuck Ford) and the car ('67 Mustang) that
Martin and the Tindle/TARE team were strong throughout the weekend,
With the win, Martin jumped from seventh to second place in the AMS-
For Pesz, who was racing in his first Pro Mod Challenge final,
Martin, Pesz, and No. 1 qualifier Shelly Payne also took home some
The Pro Mod Challenge record book continued to take a beating in the
Next up for the AMS-RPM series is its quickest turnaround of the 2006
K&N Filters SuperNationals eliminations results
Brandon Pesz 6.251 230.25
Jay Payne 6.222 232.15
Joey Martin 6.172 231.48
Joey Martin 6.169 232.15
June 17, 2006
Full reports from all three pro mod events Sunday
West Coast Pro Mod final qualifying from Salt Lake
1. Ross Hogenson 6.489 218.81
9. Vern Mills 6.892 183.59
Final qualifying for the Cutler Hammer/ Eaton "Thunder by the River" at Mission Raceway
1.Carl Spiering 6.03/235.91 #2 (run #1 6.10, #3 6.07)
AMS Pro Mod from Englishtown
Round one eliminations
Auxier Stuns Top Qualifier; King Posts 6.11 in First Round
ENGLISHTOWN (June 17, 2006) - Coming out of the No. 16 qualifying
Auxier posted an .029 start in his nitrous-oxide-injected '53
Auxier will face No. 8 qualifier Chip King in Sunday's quarterfinals.
Payne, the series points leader after the first three events, will
Critchley, competing in his 50th Pro Mod Challenge event, won his
Burton Auxier 6.222 225.79
Chip King 6.118 234.78
Cody Barklage 6.959 145.19
Brandon Pesz 6.181 228.61
Jay Payne 6.136 234.04
Mike Castellana 6.157 232.39
Joey Martin 6.124 219.29
Troy Critchley 6.183 231.79
1 775 Shelly Payne, Ontario CA, *'05 Stratus 6.065 237.42 237.42
June 16, 2006
Coverage in the doorzone is extensive this weekend as we will have coverage from four doorcar events. The AMS Pro Mods from Englishtown, The West Coast Pro Mods from Salt Lake and "Thunder by the River" Pro Mod race from Mission and the Canada West Doorslammer race also from Misssion
"Thunder by the River"
Mission Raceway has three big doorcar series on hand this weekend. The Pro Mods, the Doorslammers and a street car shootout. A few Pro Mods make short squirts on Friday, mostly working on their two step combination. No full passes were made and Trevor Lowe, Rick Distefano and Scotty Cannon Jr. all made solid 330 foot launches.
Not to be outdone in the transorter warz, Steve Horne brought out a very nice lounge for Jay Syvertsen's pit area that is used by movie sets for the BIG stars.
In the Street Legal races Friday night, Rash Dhaliwal ripped off a great 6.83/205 to set the mark for the rest of qualifying.
Englishtown AMS Pro Mods
Payne Again Leads Qualifying - But This Time, It's Shelly
ENGLISHTOWN (June 16, 2006) - The Payne family handed out a double
Driving identically prepared '05 Stratuses tuned by Brad Anderson,
Qualifying for the SuperNationals concludes Saturday afternoon with
The Paynes' stellar day Friday was not without some dramatics. In the
In all, the top 11 drivers on Friday went into the 6-teens or better.
A number of area drivers are competing at the SuperNationals, the Pro
All-time top speeds
June 13, 2006
More added info for the West Coast Pro Mod event at Salt Lake
June 14 2006 - For Immediate Release
The WCPMA is ready to put on a huge show in Salt Lake City this Saturday night as the main feature of the annual Rocky Mountain Raceway Fuel and Fire Drag Race Show. The 1st of 3 rounds of Qualifying begins Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM with eliminations for the eight-car field set for 6:30 PM Saturday night. The WCPMA has confirmed that a record amount of entries will be competing for the race purse of over $16,000.00. The winner will receive $3,500.00 to win and the runner up will receive $2,500.00. The WCPMA also would like to thank ProMod Source.com for sponsoring a $500.00 bonus to the number one qualifier.
The WCPMA drivers have also agreed to run as an added bonus to the fans that come out to this event a Chicago Style shoot-out for the cars that dont qualify for the eight-car field. We want to put on the best entertainment possible to express our appreciation to the thousands of fans and friends who support this event every year. "Most WCPMA events only the top eight qualified cars run in eliminations, but this year we decided to give something back to our fans of Salt Lake and run this Chicago Style shoot-out after each round of eliminations, making a race within a race. As for track records, this track is always prepared to National Event standards and with the caliber of teams and fast cars competing this year, expect to see track records reset. Last years WCPMA event winner Ross Hogenson said We are really excited and looking forward to defending our title Saturday night, it is a drivers race track and we intend on throwing everything we have at this track to stay on top Saturday night". Salt Lake also marks the return of 2005 WCPMA series champion Lee Smith with his wicked blown hemi Corvette. Lee said, After missing the first event due to family matters , I'm counting the days leading up to Saturday, to get out and make some quick runs down the Salt Lake race track, its one of my favorite tracks we race at each year".
For more information on drivers, cars and future event schedule check the WCPMA web site http://www.westcoastpromods.com/
For information on tickets, travel and motels information check out the tracks web site http://www.rmrracing.com/2006/schedule/schedule.htm
June 13, 2006.............Salt Lake City's Rocky Mountain Raceway is the place to be if you want to see what will possibly be the biggest WCPM event in a couple seasons. 14+ Pro Mods are set to invade the 'Fire and Thunder' show Saturday June 17th at the high altitude race track. This is one of the track's biggest events, as close to 10,000 spectators are usually on hand for the one day event. The West Coast Pro Mod series is hoping to complete their first event of the 2006 season as rain out three weeks ago at Billings Montana washed out that event. This event will feature the best "Nitrous and Blown" cars in the series. Included in the entry list are a couple regular IHRA competitors, as Dennis Radford and team-mate Billy Harper will make an appearance before heading North to Edmonton for the Rocky Mountain Nationals. With those two in attendance, the WCPM regulars will have to have their game face on if they want to be there when eliminations take place under the lights. 2005 champion Lee Smith (right) did not make the Billings event so he was likely happy to see the rain hit there, the same goes for 2004 champ Pat Stoken. Both past champs along with veterans Ross Hogenson (below), Joe Delehay Dan Vogt and Vern Mills will challenge two of the best from the "I". Other teams set to compete at Salt Lake include Doug Ballance, Tom Meheden, Perry Thyr (top), Rod Pearce, Brian MacKay and Tom Johans. There could be a few more teams heading to Salt Lake as well. Just making the field will be an accomplishment. Make sure you log onto the series web site to find out how your favorite team is doing.
The second big Pro Mod event in the West is...........
"Thunder by the River"
The other big event for the Pro Mods is at Mission Raceway for the independent Eaton Cutler Hammer "Thunder by the River" open event. This event came about when there were sponsor commitments for the June 16-18 race. When a few local teams decided they did not want to travel to Salt Lake and then head north to Edmonton the following weekend, Trevor and Dave Lowe decided to take the bull by the horns so to speak and organize what could be the quickest eight car field ever on the West Coast. Close to $20,000 in prize money is up for grabs, with close to $7,000 in cash and tools up for grabs to the winner. Besides the Eaton Electrical Camaro driven by IHRA national event winner Carl Spiering (above), the entrant's are a who's who of Pro Mod drag racing. The winningest Pro Mod driver of all time, Scotty Cannon will be here with the "Skull Gear" GTO driven by his son Scotty Jr. Three time IHRA final round finals Glen Kerunsky (below) will also be here. One of the quickest and baddest teams in Pro Mod racing, Rick Distefano (second lower) and partner Al Billes will also test their Corvette in preparations for the Rocky Mountain Nationals the following weekend. Other teams include local favorites Trevor Lowe (all new 68 Camaro), Glen (hold on to your berry's) May, Duane Grosart and Jay Syvertsen. Other hitters include Kirk Kuhns, John Scialpi and Kip DuPuis (second from bottom).
Newcomer Jeff Doyle just got licensed in his cool blown 37 Chevy last weekend at Ashcroft and he may make the trip from Fort St. John. Six more teams have expressed interest and if half of those show up prior to the Edmonton evnet, this could well be a race for the record books. I won't name the other teams, but if they show it will be worth the trek to MRP.
After the Lucas Oil event two weeks ago where Duane Shields shattered the track and Canadian records (5.213/274.13) on his way to the TAD win , you know the new track surfaceis ready for the Pro Mods.
June 5, 2006
The Pro Mod event is taking shape for MRP next weekend. Cutler-Hammer is the event sponsor and a HUGE name has been added to the list of participants. The legend that is Scotty Cannon will make his first ever appearance in Western Canada. With Cannon added already to the list of top IHRA racers such as point leader Glen Kerunsky, Carl Spiering and Rick Distefano, the race promises to be one of the best pro mod races at Mission Raceway.
Here are the first shots of the newly painted Lowe Down Racing 68 Camaro: (courtesy Bill Jeffery)
May 30, 2006
Unfortunately for the WCPM series, their first event at Billings Montana was rained out, much like every other race in the West. Vern Mills made one small check out pass on Friday and then Saturday was completely rained out. Sunday was set for qualifying and eliminations all in one day, and the first qualifier was run at 11:00 am under very cool moist conditions. No driver to get a handle on the tricky track condition, and the furthest any made it down track was 400 feet. Just before the final qualifier at 1:00 pm, the rains came again and washed out the event. The hope is to reschedule the race for later in the year. The next event on the schedule is June 17 at Salt Lake City
May 8, 2006
West Coast Pro Mods latest news
May 05 2006 - Calgary Alberta
championship has been decided at the last race of the year. Last Year Lee Smith was crowned champion at the last race on the tour. All top drivers have voiced their excitment about returning to Race City to race in front of the sell out crowds that have attended previous Pro Mod events held. Three Qualifying sessions will take place Saturday Sept 02 to setup an eight car field for Sunday Sept 03. All pro mod teams that comply with IHRA rules are always welcome to attend any WCPMA event. Go to the WCPMA web site westcoastpromods.com for a posted schedule and all their latest news.
Pro Mod shootout info at MRP June 16-18th
---Thunder by the River---
MISSION RACE WAY PARK
(One week before Edmonton IHRA Race)
Fastest, Baddest race on west coast
Entrants so far include:
---2006 IHRA points leader----Glen (I love BC) Kerunsky
---Rick (how you dooin) Distefano
Kirk (The Kuhn Dog) Kuhns
Other possibles include Kip Dupuis, Jay Syvertsen, Keith Korecki and a couple big name East coast teams
---Winner $5600.00 (US funds)
---$500.00 for Low ET of each qualifying session, Plus $500.00 for low ET of eliminations
---Bonus $1000.00 in JET Tools to the Winner & Runner up
---Sea level air right on Fraser River in beautiful British Columbia
---660+ feet of brand new concrete & VHT end-to-end & wall-to-wall
----Entry Fee is refunded for cars that dont qualify
--- Testing on Friday the 16th
For info contact:
PH# (604) 798-9001
Fax (604) 795-9933
March 20, 2006
Gainesville Pro Mod wrap-up.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --
In a final race won by a margin of victory of less than five feet,
the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Modified Challenge presented by RPM Depot
at the ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals was everything Pro Modified fans
expected. From the first round of qualifying to the finals on Sunday,
the stands at Gainesville Raceway were packed for every Pro Mod run.
Troy Critchley in the AMS flagship 1971 Barracuda recovered well from his Friday night pass that showed fans both sides of his car without crossing the line or hitting the wall. The Aussie earned the number 3 position with a 6.055/237.90 pass - the top qualifying speed for the event. Critchley worked all the way to the semi-finals when he was defeated by Jay Payne, 6.122 to 6.377. left in his wake were Thomas Patterson and Ricky Stivers.
None were more surprised than 2004-'05 Pro Mod world champion Mike Ashley when Joey Martin failed to qualify behind the wheel of the Torco-sponsored 1967 Mustang that carried Ashley to an unprecedented 5 event wins last season. Watching from the starting line for nearly every session, Ashley commented that it was strange watching someone else drive "his" car, but that the challenge of Funny Car is where he is focusing his efforts.
"I'm still a Pro Mod driver in my heart," Ashley said.
Next up for the series, the O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston Texas, March 31 - April 2. The 2005 Houston event winner, Joshua Hernandez is looking to get back to his winning ways, and Jay Payne, along with 22 other drivers will be there to try to stop that '68 Camaro from carrying the local-Houston boy to a repeat.
March 5, 2006
Pro Extreme eliminations
Mike Neal, Cantonment FL, '53 Studebaker, Right lane, (0.042) 4.008
182.11 def. Frankie Taylor,
Thomas Patterson, Spring TX, '41 Willys, Right lane, (0.138) 4.002
180.43 def. Troy Critchley,
Chip King, Semora NC, '06 Charger, Right lane, (0.109) 4.155 155.66
def. Bill Blackwell, Wagner
John Lynam, Beaufort SC, '63 Corvette, Left lane, (0.087) 4.023 181.74
def. Jason Scruggs,
Joshua Hernandez, Conroe TX, '57 Bel Air, Right lane, (0.010) 4.009
186.41 def. Eddie Ware,
Todd Tutterow, Lewisville NC, '02 Mustang, Right lane, (0.085) 4.018
177.51 def. Bubba Stanton,
Joey Martin, Milton FL, '03 Mustang, Right lane, (0.115) 3.969 184.88
def. Terry Leggett,
Bil Clanton, Rome GA, '53 Studebaker, Right lane, (0.064) 3.939 182.78
def. Herman Sheppard,
J Lynam, Left lane, (0.172) 4.024 181.38 def. J Hernandez, (0.400) 3.971 184.73
C King, Left lane, (0.084) 4.201 148.96 def. T Tutterow, (0.258) NT-Broke After Staging
J Martin, Left lane, (0.113) 3.937 185.34 def. T Patterson, (0.077) 3.988 183.08
B Clanton, Right lane, (0.059) 3.947 180.65 def. M Neal, (0.068) 5.186 95.72
J Martin, Right lane, (0.057) 4.058 175.44 def. C King, (0.085) 4.076 152.59
J Hernandez, Left lane, (0.083) 3.989 169.11 def. B Clanton, (0.055) 4.017 173.61
J Martin, Left lane, (0.069) 3.943 185.95 def. J Hernandez, (0.064) 4.699 113.04
Low ET: Joey Martin 3.937 seconds
James Hancock III, Opelika AL, '98 Corvette, Left lane, (0.084) 4.117
175.03 def. Rex Kelley,
Ken Thomas, Mt. Pleasant TX, '97 Firebird, Left lane, (0.582) 5.578
95.16 def. Harold Martin,
Keith Baker, Dothan AL, '63 Corvette, Left lane, (0.109) 4.087 180.14
def. Charles Carpenter,
Burton Auxier, Dixie WV, '53 Corvette, Right lane, (0.019) 4.318 139.58
def. Grant Hensley, Ft.
Terry Housley, Lenoir City TN, '41 Willys, Right lane, (0.083) 4.204
160.66 def. Thomas Myers,
Johnny Pilcher, Chancellor AL, '63 Corvette, Right lane, (0.076) 4.071
181.45 def. Stan Allen,
Randy Weatherford, Danville VA, '63 Corvette, Left lane, (0.185) 4.050
176.40 def. Jeff Naiser,
Mike Castallana, Westbury NY, '05 Cavalier, Left lane, (0.139) 4.051 182.11 was unopposed
J Pilcher, Left lane, (0.074) 4.544 125.03 def. K Baker, (0.037) 5.712 85.39
T Housley, Left lane, (0.037) 4.062 177.87 def. B Auxier, (0.013) 4.304 137.36
K Thomas, Right lane, (0.046) 4.205 165.20 def. R Weatherford, (0.089) 4.580 123.59
M Castellana, Right lane, (0.122) 4.028 184.28 def. J Hancock III, (0.050) 4.180 172.55
J Pilcher, Left lane, (0.081) 4.046 180.58 def. K Thomas, (0.058) 4.198 171.30
M Castellana, Right lane, (0.055) 4.014 179.93 def. T Housley, (0.066) 4.055 178.78
M Castellana, Right lane, (0.111) 4.013 183.37 def. J Pilcher, (0.055) 4.183 175.78
Low ET: Mike Castellana 4.013 seconds
March 3, 2006
The ADRL is racing this weekend at Houston Motorsport Park. The fledgling Pro Mod seires is racing in their second event of the season and the numbers so far have been very encouraging for the seires. The will add one more qualifier to the series starting at, the Inaugural Fatheadz.com Gateway Drags at Madison, Ill., April 14-15
Qualifying goes today (Saturday) starting at noon, with eliminations going tonight starting at 6:30.
Racing Junk.com signs on as Presenting Sponsor
HOUSTON (March 2, 2006) - The FLOWMASTER American Drag
"We are very pleased to welcome RacingJunk.com to the ADRL family,"
Massachusetts-based RacingJunk expects to pass the 100,000 mark in
Dragpalooza Pre Race
After Short Break, ADRL Revs up
HOUSTON (March 1, 2006) - With the first-event gremlins taken care
The action begins Friday with open testing for all Outlaw Pro Mod
Another large field is expected for the second ADRL event of the 2006
ADRL drivers - especially those who ended up below the line in
The defending event champions are Bil Clanton (Pro Extreme) and
This year's DRAGPALOOZA also gained a title-rights sponsor in the
Battle for the Belts points standings
March 1, 2006
WCPM Schedule is announced (updated May 6, 2006)
May 27-28 Billings Mt.
June 17 Salt Lake City Ut.
July 22-23 Medicine Hat Ab.
Aug. 11-13 Boise Id.
Aug. 16 Edmonton Ab.
Sept. 2-3 Calgery, AB.
March 1, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 2006 AMS Staff Leasing Pro
Modified Challenge presented by RPM Depot field has been confirmed for
the AC Delco NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.
"We've completed the Gainesville invitation list, and I'm really happy about the drivers that will be competing. The competition will be stout, for sure, and I know the fans will get quite a show," he said.
Invitations to the Gainesville race have been extended and accepted by the following 24 drivers: Cody Barklage, Mike Castellana, Troy Critchley, Rick Distafano, Steve Engel, Joshua Hernandez, Mike Janis, Shannon Jenkins, Glen Kerunsky, Chip King, Kirk Kuhns, Harold Laird, Andy McCoy, Joey Martin, Doug Palmer, Thomas Patterson, Jay Payne, Shelly Payne, Brandon Psez, Stan Ray, Danny Rowe, Bryan Seward, Rick Stivers, and Eddie Ware.
Additional drivers will compete in the other events as wild-card entries throughout the season as entry space and schedules permit. Fields are limited to 20 cars at Bristol, Englishtown, Memphis and Richmond, and 24 cars at Gainesville, Houston, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Dallas and Las Vegas.
"We could have filled a 32-car field, and possibly even more, but we're limited by the number of entries allocated by the NHRA," Brammer said.
"We're already talking with sponsors to bring long-term funding to our class, and hopefully grow the participation level at all of our events," he said.
Letters to each of the drivers will be sent this week with details about the events, the requirements and their respective schedules.
"My goal is to present a platform for competitive, exciting racing at every event, and priority was given to the teams that were able to commit to the entire season," Brammer said. "I am well aware that, because of the nature of racing, things change, and I trust everyone will be flexible with us as we work through the season.
"The future is bright for Pro Mod, and I know that our patience will pay off. In fact, thanks to AMS, RPM Depot, Pinnacle, Brad Anderson, Lend America, and the NHRA, we're already making progress.
"Before Gainesville, we plan to have the series website, www.AMSproMods.com, updated with the schedule, the participants, and all of the latest news. There's been so much to get done in such a short amount of time, the priority has been put on communicating with the participants and the other details coming next," he said.
Each event will feature 16-car fields as set during three qualifying sessions (two on Friday and one on Saturday). The first-round of eliminations will be Saturday evenings, concluding on Sundays with the final three rounds of eliminations.
Drivers will compete for points to win the RPM/BAE World Championship: a winner-take-all $25,000 prize. In addition, a combined, per-race purse of almost $20,000 will be on the table.
Feb. 20, 2006
Neal Wins from 12th Spot;
VALDOSTA, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2006) - An extra day's worth of waiting and
In Pro Extreme, Neal survived close calls against Quain Stott and
The majority of eliminations at the Winter Drags were completed on
Neal, driving a '53 Studebaker, opened with nail-biters in the first
Martin, the No. 11 qualifier in Pro Nitrous, also won from the bottom
After a week off, the FLOWMASTER ADRL returns to action for the LGI
Winter Drags notebook
Final Qualifying (Extreme)
1 63 Jason Scruggs, Saltillo MS, '63 Corvette 3.893 192.96 192.96
------------ Not Qualified ------------
17 320 Steve Ingel, Shandron OH, '63 Corvette 4.035 187.05 187.05
Final Qualifying (Nitrous)
1 2 Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, '68 Camaro 4.005 186.00 186.00
------------ Not Qualified ------------
17 4794 Thomas Myers, Grandbury TX, '00 Firebird 4.237 175.30 175.30
A record weekend: The ADRL record book took a beating in Valdosta,
Jenkins' historic 3.992 in his first-round win over Ken Thomas - the
Scruggs became the first Pro Extreme driver to reach the 3.8-second
Huge fields for opener: The ADRL season-opener attracted 62 entries
Rough start for champs: Neither defending ADRL champion managed to
Toney Russell 4.090 172.47
J. Hernandez 3.913 189.28
Mike Neal 4.051 180.48
T. Patterson 4.256 177.79
Danny Rowe 4.121 150.70
Hugh Scott 6.009 124.66
Todd Tutterow 3.956 188.52
Mike Neal 3.987 182.45
T. Patterson 9.931 93.25
Todd Tutterow 3.957 186.72
T. Patterson 4.329 168.01
Rickie Smith 4.093 178.54
R. Weatherford 4.068 179.11
Terry Housley 4.135 177.04
Kenny Rucker 4.249 163.77
James Hancock 4.172 171.14
Burton Auxier 4.055 179.92
Harold Martin 7.210 81.20
Terry Housley 4.259 157.95
Kenny Rucker 4.229 171.47
Harold Martin 4.131 176.19
Harold Martin 4.205 170.84
ADRL Preview (Danny Rowe)
Feb. 17, 2006
VALDOSTA, Ga. (Feb. 16, 2006) - With all of the I's
dotted and T's
Following a one-year absence from the Pro Mod scene, Rowe is planning
"I'm very excited to be back; it was rough to take a year off
Rowe has teamed with veteran crew chief Jimmy Rector for the 2006
"Jimmy's record speaks for itself, and he deserves all the accolades
Although his final schedule has yet to be determined, Rowe says his
"Our goal is to win championships," Rowe said. "We'll
run at least
"It's really an amazing time to be a Pro Modified driver; there
The SpeedTech Winter Drags will be Rowe's debut ADRL event. In 2001
WCPMA 2000 champion
February 15, 2006
Pro Modified racing is back
in the NHRA in 2006
AMS Staff Leasing has joined with mail-order house RPM Depot as title sponsors of the fan-favorite class Pro Mod class. it will be a ten race schedule. Also joining in support are Brad Anderson Engineering, Pinnacle Business Solutions and Lend America. It will be a 16 car fielld with teams at each race by invitation only. Winner will receive 5k, r/u 3k, working its way down to 500.00 for first round loser.
For the sixth consecutive year, the AMS Pro Mod Challenge will be featured on ESPN2s popular show Inside Drag Racing on a tape-delayed basis. The shows will be produced by Masters Entertainment Group.
The AMS Pro Mod Challenge will feature 16-car fields as set during three qualifying sessions (two Friday and one Saturday). The first round of eliminations will start Saturday evening, and competition will conclude Sunday with the final three rounds of eliminations.
Mtthew Brammer is the PR person incharge of the series. Im available should any one have questions or concerns, he said. I can be reached either by email at ProMod@ActiveMarketing.com or at my office: 623-879-4290. I want the communication lines to be open and easily accessible.
The series will be run under IHRA rules.
Here is the 10 race schedule
1. ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals (March 16-19), Gainesville,
For teams interested in competing in the series contact
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