Nitrous injected Chevy Corvettes placed first and second during NHRA’s most recent J&A Services Pro Mod event….
Bob Rahaim raced to his third final round and his first win of the season in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Last weekend’s Pro Mod racing at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. was presented by the Real Pro Mod (RPM) Association and was the eighth of 10 Pro Mod events on the 2016 season.
Rah aim raced fellow C7 Corvette driver Mike Castellana in the final for the win with a pass of 6.349-seconds at 207.85 to the trailing run of 9.322 at 94.55. He defeated Chip King, Kevin Rivenbark, and Danny Rowe then Castellana for his first victory since Gainesville in 2015.
“I’m very thankful to be here. I’m proud of the whole team. This was our third final and – it’s just amazing,” said Rahaim. “The crew prepared the car flawlessly and we’re just going A to B. We’re not setting the world on fire. We’re gaining points; it’s about going rounds and here we are.”
With the win Rahaim moves from third into second in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series points behind Rickie Smith who was defeated in the second round.
The zMax Dragway event attracted 30 entries for the Pro Mod program who produced a very swift bump spot of 5.950 secs. Von Smith, driving another Chevy C7 was the low qualifier at 5.820 secs (low ET) and Michael Biehle, racing his turbocharged Mustang was credited with top speed of the event for the category at 253.66 mph.
The NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Sept. 23-25, at Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis.
NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series standings (top 10) after 8th of 10 races in 2016:
1. Rickie Smith, 628; 2. Bob Rahaim, 534; 3. Troy Coughlin, 517; 4. Steve Matusek, 400; 5. Von Smith, 396; 6. Michael Biehle, 386; 7. Mike Castellana, 380; 8. Bill Glidden, 349; 9. Danny Rowe, 339; 10. Khalid alBalooshi, 310.
Posted with file photos by DragRaceCanada