NHRA AAA Insurance Mid West Nationals – Get Screened America Pro Mod Series

Apr. 30-May 2nd, 2010  Madison IL

Winner: Von Smith 5.933 243.81 1st
R/UP: Dennis Radford 6.088 233.44  
Low ET: Danny Rowe 5.925    
Top Speed: Brad Personnett   250.88  
Bump Spot: 6.106      

Qatar is the Present in Pro Mod!

Pro Mod Winner - Von Smith

Pro Mod Winner - Von Smith

Tennessee-based driver Von Smith was able to race his way to victory over a tough class of NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series entrants during the event at Gateway International Raceway.   It was the third race of the year for the Professional category which is a new addition to the NHRA drag racing circuit this season.

Driving for the Qatar-based Barwa Racing Team, Smith got around the No. 1 qualifier Danny Rowe in the second round battle between supercharged Chevy Camaros, and from there made it into the finals where he out powered Dennis Radford for the win.   Smith posted a run at 5.933 secs at 243.81 mph compared to Radford’s 6.088 secs 233.44 mph effort driving his unique nitrous-injected Plymouth Duster.

This was the first win for Smith in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

“I hope that is the first of many and it is a blessing to have everything go as good as it did,” said Smith following the race.  “It’s a dream come true for us as we want to get back on track and we’ve had our back against the wall for some time and it’s worked out really well.”

Photo by: David Ostaszewski