Pro Modified class drag racers brought out with their best during the NMCA’s Super Bowl event….

No less then 29 machines made qualifying attempts for the elite 16 available slots offered within NMCA’s VP Racing Fuels Xtreme Pro Mod class category.  That all came during the NMCA/NMRA’s most recent event offering — the “Super Bowl” — held at Chicagoland’s fabulous Route 66 Raceway.

After after three rounds of qualifying were completed for the swift 1/8th mile class feature – fans were treated to an all 3-secs field (3.930 secs bump) when eliminations began.

Jason Hamstra, who is from neighbouring state Indiana emerged the winner. Racing his supercharged 1969 Camaro, Hamstra after qualifying #2 (3.749 secs) put on an impressive display to win the event going away.

Jason Hamstra scored a convincing win the the VP Racing Fuel Xtreme Pro Mod class during the NMCA’s season schedule highlight – Super Bowl event

In round one he ran a 3.715 secs to defeat Stephen Stringer before unloaded low ET of the entire event in round two – at 3.661 secs — during a very decisive win over Jackie Slone’s Camaro. Then Hamstra advanced to the final round when his 3.703 secs ET beat Kyle Megginson’s Camaro in the semis.

For the championship round Jason enjoyed lane choice and he took full advantage of that with a 3.692 secs 207.62 lap which defeated the nitrous injected Dodge Viper raced by veteran Billy Harper from Kentucky.

Don Walsh Jr., qualified #1 and reset the NMCA’s Xtreme Pro Mod class speed record.

Pro Modified class qualifying had been paced by Michigan’s Don Walsh Jr., who ran his turbocharged C7 Corvette to a ET of 3.709 secs to pace the program. But Walsh was also credited with top speed of the meet – a NMCA speed record setting — 214.04 mph.

We really liked the opposing 2-sided look to Aaron Glaser’s Pro Mod Camaro!

Veteran Pro Mod racer Billy Harper scored a nice runner-up finish.

Posted by Bruce Biegler
Photos by Bruce Biegler & Steve Embling

To view additional VP Racing Fuel Xtreme Pro Mod photo from this race link to event photo gallery : HERE

VP Racing Fuels is the official fuel over at the NMRA’s Pro Mod circuit.

Rick Hord’s Corvette was just one of 29 quality machines that attempted to qualify!