Steve “Fast” Jackson was able to run fast and stay out of trouble to win NHRA’s latest Pro Mod event offering…

The Georgia-based driver claimed his second victory of the season — winning at Heartland Motorsports Park in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. That event, which was a featured part of the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals (presented by Minties) was in fact the 1/2 season mark for the 12-race series’ 2019 season.

Driving his Bahrain 1 Racing supercharged Chevy Camaro, Jackson recorded a very quick 5.747-seconds at 251.72 mph in the final round while picking up win over surprise event finalist — New Mexico’s Clint Satterfield — who ran a 5.933 at 251.58 in his turbocharged Camaro.

NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs points leader Steve Jackson was the winner at Topeka.

The victory marked the sixth career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod victory for Jackson and it was also he second at this facility.

Jackson, qualified No. 1 (5.742 secs Low ET) and also earned round wins over Michael Biehele, Erica Enders and Sidnei Frigo.

“This race right here has nothing to do with going rounds or winning,” Jackson stated. “It’s got nothing to do with the points or the championship. My crew chief Billy Stocklin lost his Dad and I told him we were going to get this for him. Billy, I love you. That’s all I got.”

The Topeka race was a rough and tough affair for sure — with round one of eliminations in particular being — incident rich.  Class racer Jeremy Ray had the most serious thing when he flipped his Corvette – narrowly missing opponent Erica Enders and clobbering the wall. Todd Tutterow and Steven Whitely also got together in a wild top end collision (which could have been much worse but wasn’t) and Alex Laughlin did damage to his turbocharged Camaro when he hit the wall hard racing Mike Janis.

Clint Satterfield was a surprise class finalist.

Clint Satterfield’s R/UP was his second final round appearance within NHRA Pro Mod racing so far.

Erica Enders set top speed of the race at 260.11 mph and had avoided a very close call during round one racing.

The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service continues next weekend — June 14-16 at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Posted by Bruce Biegler
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