Last Pro Mod Event Before Countdown

The FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series is a 10-race series that includes the Summit Racing Nationals. The series is presented by Type A Motorsports and opened its 2023 season in Gainesville Raceway for the Gatornationals. This is the first season with a Road to Championship for the NHRA class.

The doorslammer series features cars with more than 3,000 horsepower that can travel a quarter mile in less than six seconds at speeds exceeding 250 mph. The cars have either a hood scoop for nitrous burning cars or a cut hood with a supercharger fitted onto a blown power plant. Pro Mod is as close as it gets to NHRA’s “run what you brung” racing roots.

Pro Mod cars retain some street cred but are allowed to run either a nitrous assisted engine running on unleaded race fuel or a supercharged or turbocharged engine running on methanol. With a broad range of brands and models, car (and driver) must weight 2350lbs for a nitrous engine and 2650lbs for a supercharged or turbocharged engine.


Jason Scruggs Wins First Pro Mod Wally

The FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports Norwalk event was the sixth of ten Pro Mod races during the 2023 season in. Summit Motorsports Park was the final race of the regular season before the Road to the Championship takes place in Pro Mod over the final four events of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.

Pro Mod standout Jason Scruggs picked up his first career victory in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports on Sunday. The veteran of many doorslammer wars drove past former FuelTech world champion Jose Gonzalez in the final round at Summit Motorsports Park as part of America’s Racetrack weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Scruggs advanced to the Pro Mod final round Sunday with wins over Billy Banaka, Sidnei Frigo and Mike Castellana. Gonzalez earned his 13th career final round with elimination wins against Dwayne Wolfe, Jason Lee and defending national champion Kris Thorne. Both drivers left together but Scruggs posted a quicker 5.760 ET at 250.32 mph to win his first Pro Mod Wally.

Before the 2023 season opener, NHRA officials announced a brand new points system it put in place for the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports. Titled as the Road to the Championship, it will incorporate a playoff-style competition with a points-and-a-half format for the event at Summit Motorsports Park and The Strip in Las Vegas.

photo courtesy NHRA


UP COMING:

Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Pro Mod will be back in action at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway on August 17-20 at Brainerd MN. On Saturday during qualifying, fans can enjoy the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge, where semifinalists from the previous race in the pro classes at the Menards NHRA Nationals at Topeka will duel during qualifying for bonus money and points.

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