NHRA ANNOUNCES 2012 GSA PRO MOD SCHEDULE
The 2012 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule has been announced today by NHRA officials…..
Highlighting the schedule is a stop at the inaugural NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motor Sports Park near St. Louis, Sept. 28-30, 2012.
The 2012 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will once again feature 10 races, beginning the season with the 43rd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals, at Gainesville(Fla.) Raceway, March 8-11. From there, the series will make the first of two visits to zMAX Dragway inCharlotte,N.C., April 13-15, as part of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 250-mph machines will compete in the traditional two-wide configuration.
After Charlotte, the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston (April 27-29), the NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. (May 31-June 3), the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn. (June 15-17), and concludes the first part of the season with a stop at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, July 5-8.
The second half of the season begins at the most prestigious NHRA event of the season, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Lucas Oil Raceway atIndianapolis, Aug. 29 – Sept. 3. Following the traditional Labor Day weekend event, the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will return to Charlotte for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals (Sept. 14-16), visit St. Louis for the inaugural NHRA Midwest Nationals (Sept. 28-30) and conclude the season, Oct. 25-28, at the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In 2012, the entry quotas will remain the same with NHRA accepting 26 cars per event and 30 cars for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. The NHRA Get Screened America Drag Racing Series will feature 16-car fields and, thanks to the Get Screened America sponsorship, will compete for world championship points and an overall purse, including event purses and a year-end bonus fund totaling $470,000.
Heading into the final race of the 2011 season, Khalid Balooshi, driver of the SpeedTech ‘69 Camaro, has a 55-point lead over Danny Rowe. Among the many highlights of the season included the first all-female final in the series pitting Melanie Troxel and Leah Pruett, both cars out of the R2B2 Racing team owned by Roger Burgess, at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals inCharlotte,N.C. Pruett won the race, her first in NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. The R2B2 Racing team also holds both ends of the world record in the Pro Mod category, set by Melanie Troxel at Englishtown with a pass of 5.772 seconds at 258.71 mph.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer cars with an extremely diverse collection of vehicles, the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast.
2012 NHRA Get Screened Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule:
- March 8-11th TireKingdom NHRA Gatornationals -Gainesville FL.
- Apr. 13-15th VisitMyrtleBeach.com NHRA 4-Wide Nationals – Charlotte NC
- Apr. 27-29th O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals –Houston TX
- May. 31-June 1st NHRA SuperNationals -Englishtown N.J.
- June 15-7th Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals –Bristol TN
- July 5-8th Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals –Norwalk OH
- Aug. 29 – Sep 3rd Mac ToolsU.S. Nationals –Indianapolis IN
- Sep. 14-16th O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals –Charlotte NC
- Sep. 28-30th NHRA Midwest Nationals –St. Louis MO
- Oct. 25-28th Big O Tires NHRA Nationals –Las Vegas NV
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