Martino to Race @ St. Louis This Weekend

Canada’s only NHRA Pro Stock racer Mark Martino will be back in action this weekend during NHRA’s event stop at St. Louis….

Mark Martino has had his share of good times so far this season, including capturing his first career round win in Gainesville to start the season, followed by his second round win at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota in August. He also put his Charter Communications Pontiac GXP in the field for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the second consecutive year, qualifying a career best 11th at this year’s edition. 

Mark Martino

This weekend the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series heads to the NHRA AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals just outside of St Louis, where Martino and team will look to go some rounds in an attempt to right some of the wrongs they’ve experienced this season. The tough second round disqualification because of an underweight race car in Brainerd, and the disappointing first round showing during the rain delayed U.S. Nationals, are all the motivation Martino needs.
Martino sponsor Charter Communications will also be hosting guests at the event, adding a little extra pressure to the already high intensity world of NHRA Pro Stock, where thousandths of a second can make all the difference.
Qualifying for the NHRA AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals gets underway Friday at 3:00 PM for the first of four sessions, before eliminations start Sunday September 30th.
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Posted by:  Jory Elliott
Photo by:  Bruce Biegler