NHRA Supernationals
Englishtown NJ   June 11-13th, 2010

Winner: Von Smith 5.890 247.52 2nd
R/UP: Mike Castellana 6.182 196.87  
Low ET: Raymond Commisso 5.815    
Top Speed: Raymond Commisso   250.64  
Bump Spot: 5.980*  (NHRA Record)      
Von Smith

Von Smith

Tennessee’s Von Smith was able to fight off Mother Nature and a tough field in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park to get his second win of the season and in his career in the series. 

In the finals, which were held on Monday due to rain postponing action on Sunday, Smith was paired up with Mike Castellana, who was in his first final round appearance of the year.  At the start Smith held an early advantage and never looked back on his way to the end of the quarter mile.  Smith posted a winning pass of 5.890 seconds at 247.52 mph to a losing run of 6.182 seconds at 196.87mph.

Smith qualified near the bottom of the ladder in 13th, but was able to string together four solid passes during the event to get the win.  He defeated Troy Coughlin, Scott Ray and Raymond Commisso prior to making it to the final round.

Raymond Commisso

Raymond Commisso

Commisso, who is from Toronto, ON, set both top speed and low ET of the event during PM qualifying when he ran the R2B2 Racing Chevy Camaro to a thundering 5.815 secs at 250.64 mph.

Smith’s win came over a history making and first ever all-five seconds field that featured a sparkling quick bump spot of 5.980 secs.

(Photos by: Bruce Biegler)