Pennsylvania’s Kevin McCurdy emerged as a surprise Pro Mod winner at the IHRA’s President’s Cup
Racing his supercharged Chevy Camaro, McCurdy who is a circuit regular within the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association circuit prevailed over a solid field of Pro Mod cars at the IHRA event. In fact 20 different cars were entered – making the event the best attended Pro Mod race since the IHRA returned the class to national event competition last season.
After qualifying #4 with a 5.962 secs McCurdy raced past Fredy Scriba, Angela Kinson, Steve King and Mac McAdams on the way to the first IHRA victory of his career.
In the final round he beat his opponent McAdams handily – leaving first with a .050 RT and running a winning 6.036 secs at 236.30 mph while McAdams slowed with issues.
“It’s been a good weekend,” McCurdy said. “We battled the track a little bit trying to get wheel speed – the track was a little bit tight. Other than that it was a really good weekend. This was the first IHRA race I ever entered; I enjoyed the whole thing – it was great.
The event’s pole qualifier was points leader Billy Harper who took his Kentucky-based nitrous injected Dodge Viper to a 5.832 secs – which was low ET of the event.
But unfortunately for Harper some mechanical issues prevented him from competing in eliminations.
Posted with files by Bruce Biegler & Shayna Keller
Photos by: Chris Simmons and Phil Hutchison