Canada’s Justin Bond collects another NHRA title for 2023 – prevailing for the weather-deferred New England Nationals title…..

Justin Bond (from Mission BC) put together another impressive performance within the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports series when he rolled to his third victory of 2023, last weekend. The win came as part of the NHRA New England Nationals, which was completed last weekend at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. Poor weather had delayed eliminations from Epping, N.H., and the race was moved to Bristol as part of a unique doubleheader weekend.

The event, which was powered by PGT Trucking, was the fourth of 10 races during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports.

Justin Bond was once again “on his game” during eliminations for the NHRA New England Nationals – racking up his 3rd national event win of 2023!

After entering eliminations on the bump for the 16-car field, Bond made the most of it on Saturday in Bristol, taking down Tony Wilson in the final round with a run of 5.853-seconds at 246.30 mph in his Bahrain 1 Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

It gave Bond his third victory this season, stretching his points lead, and sixth in his career.

“Really, I’ve just got an awesome team and awesome people behind me,” Bond said. “In the final round, they put on a new set of tires, and I did a good ole’ smoky burnout. My team is awesome and we’re just loving it out here and having a blast. That’s three final rounds in four races and I couldn’t be happier.”

To reach the final round, Bond knocked off Mike Thielen, Eric Dillard and Doug Winters, going as quick as 5.808 at 245.94 in Bristol.

Tony Wilson reached his first final round this season, knocking off Stan Shelton, J.R. Gray and Tylor Miller.

Posted with files by NHRA Communications & Bruce Biegler
Photos by Dave DeAngelis