NHRA’s Pro Mod Series and sponsor E3 Spark Plugs has crowned it’s 2019 series champion…

Georgia’s Stevie “Fast” Jackson doubled up when he claimed both the event win and the world championship in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service at zMAX Dragway Monday during the rain delayed NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals.

The series was presented by the Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) in at the 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals and marked the 11th of 12 races in 2019.

Racing his supercharge Bahrain 1 Racing Chevy Camaro — a round win in the semi-finals clinched the first Pro Mod championship for Jackson when his pass of 5.734-seconds at 251.20 mph defeated Michael Biehle II. However, he only had a quick moment to celebrate before getting back to the pits to prepare for the final round of the event where he would face Steven Whiteley.

With his 6th win of 2019 — super skilled driver Steve Jackson has clinched NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs World Championship!

“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ and we never give up,” said Jackson. “This championship started when I was lying in a hospital bed, looking up at the ceiling after crashing here (in April 2018), and I told these guys we were going to get it. It’s awesome to tie a bow on the season here.”

Jackson punctuated his winning weekend just minutes later when he defeated Whiteley with a pass of 5.731 at 252.10 in the final round — securing his sixth of the season.

“Everybody’s got hot rod cars and these guys are driving the wheels off them,” said Jackson. “Pro Mod is, I believe, the most exciting class out here. You’ve got top notch equipment. You’ve got real drivers who are real people.”

Jackson walked away with two trophies at the conclusion of the event thanks to round wins against Canadian drivers Eric Latino and Justin Bond and Biehle in the semi finals.

Biehle’s strong event performance racing his turbocharged Mustang also included top speed of the meet set at 255.39 mph. Brandon Snider, driver of the AAP Racing C7 Corvette set low ET of the event when won over Mike Janis in round one —  5.710 secs.

Michael Biehle had a strong event at zMAX – setting top speed and going to the “final four”

Brandon Snider set low ET of the event during a round one win (@ 5.710 secs).

The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service concludes with its final event of the season in Las Vegas at the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at The Strip At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Canada’s Eric Latino qualified his GESI ’67 Camaro in the middle of the pack at zMAX (5.787 secs) but fell to event winner Jackson in round #1

Posted with files by NHRA Communications and Bruce Biegler
Photos by Roger Richards – Bruce Biegler – Steve Embling