Michigan’s Don Walsh raced to an impressive victory during the J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals……

The weekend’s Pro Mod racing at Royal Purple Raceway was presented by the Real Pro Mod Association.

Don Walsh won his 2nd career NHRA Pro Mod event at Houston

Don Walsh won his 2nd career NHRA Pro Mod event at Houston

Walsh powered his Pure Power/D&D Performance turbocharged 2015 Camaro to a 5.872-second pass at 249.12 mph in the championship final defeating 2nd generation driver Bill Glidden’s 8.945 at 123.41 in his Mickey Thompson Ford Mustang.

It was Walsh’s second career Pro Mod win and with that he now leads the 2015 points standings.

Walsh was the No. 1 qualifier (5.825 secs) and during eliminations he defeated Gainesville winner Bob Rahaim, Mike Janis and Jim Whiteley on his way to the final.

Glidden entered eliminations as the No. 10 qualifier. He defeated Jeff Naiser, reigning world champ Rickie Smith and Troy Coughlin Jr. on the way to the finals.

Billy Glidden (son to legendary Bob Glidden) placed R/UP with his nitrous-injected Mustang

Billy Glidden (son to legendary Bob Glidden) placed R/UP with his nitrous-injected Mustang

Event Essentials:  J&A Pro Mod – O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals (April 24-27):

NHRA Pro ModNameE.T.MPH
Winner:Don Walsh5.872249.12
R/UP:Bill Glidden8.945123.41
Low ET:Don Walsh5.825
Top Speed:Troy Coughlin 251.06
Bump Spot:5.965
Event Entries:27
For the 2nd straight NHRA race - Troy Coughlin set top speed of the meet in Pro Mod with his new C7

For the 2nd straight NHRA race – Troy Coughlin set top speed of the meet in Pro Mod with his new C7

Posted by:  Bruce Biegler

DragRaceCanada File Photos by:  Bruce Biegler & Tracy Waters