Lang Begins Championship Chase This Weekend

Kenny Lang is no stranger to winning World Championships having done it twice on the IHRA trail.  He will begin his quest for Pro Mod’s ulitmate prize and his first NHRA World title this weekend….

Kenny Lang (Grande Pointe MB) has done nothing but improve year after year since he first came on to the Pro Modified scene in the late 90’s, including two IHRA championships and last season’s fourth place finish in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Pro Care Rx.

With the start of the 2012 season only days away and the strength of his sponsors, including major sponsor Summit Racing Equipment, backing him, Lang has his sights set on one thing, the series championship.

Strengthening Lang’s case for his 2012 championship push is the departure of 2011 series champion Khalid alBalooshi to the Top Fuel ranks, and the return of his entire team from last season, including noted Pro Modified Crew Chief Al Billes.

Kenny Lang

“We’ve got an opportunity to achieve some great things this year.” Said Lang. “With the renewed support of our sponsors and the fact that we’ve got the same team back from last season gives me a lot of reason to think we can win the championship in 2012.”

 IDG and Be Cool are the newest supporters of the team joining a long list of returning sponsors that includes, Summit Racing Equpiment, Wallace Automotive Group, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier, Castrol, Miller Electric, Hussey Copper, Lenco, Safety Kleen, Penske Shocks, SMP, Genuine Hot Rod Hardware and NGK Spark Plugs.

 Lang will get his 2012 season kick started this Friday at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. For more event information visit

 Fans of Kenny Lang can also catch the NHRA Pro Mod star at the Piston Ring World of Wheels Show Car event, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, March 16-18 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he will be on hand signing autographs alongside his two-time IHRA championship winning 1953 Corvette Pro Modified.

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Photos by:  Bruce Biegler 


A two-time and back to back IHRA Pro Mod world champion in 2008 and 2009, as well as the winner of the first NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod series event in 2010, Kenny Lang is one of the most respected and competitive drivers in the sport today.

Representing Summit Racing Equipment for the 2011 season, Lang once again showcased his teams competitiveness, finishing a strong fourth place overall in the NHRA GSA Pro Mod series championship standings.

Kenny Lang Racing is proudly supported by Summit Racing Equipment, Wallace Automotive Group, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier, Castrol, Miller Electric, Hussey Copper, IDG, Be Cool, Genuine Hot Rod Harware, Lenco, Penske Shocks, SMP, Safety Kleen and NGK Spark Plugs.

Posted by:  Jory Elliott