A speedy version final IHRA race of the season has determined that circuits 2016 Pro Mod World Champion…
Mother Nature once again came into play in Martin, Michigan last weekend and prevented teams from starting on schedule. But once the rain showers moved through the area, the track temperature changed drastically and things heated up. The results for the remainder of the day were nothing less than spectacular.
The 8-cars entered for the event’s Crower-sponsored Pro Modified class saw a back-and-forth breaking of IHRA world records over the course of the Northern Nationals.
Billy Glidden, driving the Precision Turbo Chevy Camaro owned by Harry Hruska, wound up with both a new IHRA speed world record of 250.98 mph and the Northern Nationals win at the US 131 Motorsports Park hosted event.
Rickie Smith, who had qualified #1 with a record setting 5.831 secs went up against Billy Glidden in the semi-finals but lost to Glidden – but still claimed the official elapsed time world record.
Glidden and Jason Hamstra advanced to the final round at the end of the evening. Hamstra faltered after launching at the tree allowing Glidden to secure the win with a run of 6.938 secs.
With his entry into the Northern Nationals and by making a qualifying pass, Billy Harper clinched the IHRA Pro Modified World Championship for his first-ever IHRA championship. Harper, who is from Kentucky qualified in the third position with a 5.831 at 247.25 mph driving his nitrous assisted Dodge Viper.
Posted with files by Shayna Keller & Bruce Biegler
Photos by Bryan Epps (BME Photography)