SMITH RACES TO PRO MOD VICTORY AT CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS

SMITH RACES TO PRO MOD VICTORY AT CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS
Indy Winners Circle
Indy Winners Circle

Reigning NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world champion Rickie Smith raced to the NHRA Pro Mod Series victory Monday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious race. Pro Mod racing was presented by JEGS at the event.

Smith ran his ’68 IDG Camaro to a 5.901-second pass at 245.72 mph, defeating Pete Farber in the final. It was Smith’s second win of the season and sixth of his career. Smith, the runner-up at Indianapolis last season, defeated Danny Rowe, Jeff Naiser and Troy Coughlin on the way to the final.

Ricky Smith: Pro Mod
Ricky Smith: Pro Mod

Farber drove his CRC Brakeleen Dodge Daytona to the final round with victories over Steven Whiteley, Steve Matusek and Billy Glidden. It was his second final round appearance of the season, following a victory in Bristol. Farber was appearing in his first Indianapolis final.

The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will head to Charlotte, N.C. for the Pro Mod portion of the NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 12-14. The event is the seventh of 10 races on the 2014 schedule.

 

Eddie Krawiec
Eddie Krawiec

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Final finish order (1-16) at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis.  The race is the seventh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

 

PRO MODIFIED:

1.  Rickie Smith; 2.  Pete Farber; 3.  Troy Coughlin; 4.  Bill Glidden; 5.  Mike Knowles; 6.  Dan Stevenson; 7.  Steve Matusek; 8.  Jeff Naiser; 9.  Don Walsh; 10.  Kevin Fiscus; 11.  Danny Rowe; 12.  Mike Janis; 13.  Von Smith; 14.  Mike Castellana; 15.  Steven Whiteley; 16.  Jim Bell.

Shane Gray
Shane Gray

 

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Monday’s final results from the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis. The race is the seventh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified — Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 5.901, 245.72  def. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.924, 171.60.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Final round-by-round results from the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, the seventh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Richie Crampton
Richie Crampton

PRO MODIFIED:

ROUND ONE — Dan Stevenson, Chevy Camaro, 7.628, 128.32 def. Kevin Fiscus, Ford Mustang, foul; Mike Knowles, Camaro, 5.957, 215.72 def. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.076, 235.89; Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.864, 247.84 def. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.929, 242.84; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.895, 244.38 def. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.919, 244.60; Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.963, 242.41 def. Von Smith, Camaro, 5.931, 241.93; Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.957, 241.97 def. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 6.123, 238.76; Jeff Naiser, Camaro, 5.898, 239.87 def. Jim Bell, Camaro, foul; Bill Glidden, Mustang, 5.902, 237.71 def. Don Walsh, Camaro, 5.872, 250.41;

QUARTERFINALS — Farber, 5.923, 243.46 def. Matusek, 6.009, 242.50; Coughlin, 5.890, 247.97 def. Knowles, 5.938, 242.76; Glidden, 5.970, 219.65 def. Stevenson, foul; R. Smith, 5.908, 246.17 def. Naiser, 7.333, 137.32;

SEMIFINALS — Farber, 5.926, 243.24 def. Glidden, foul; R. Smith, 5.898, 245.45 def. Coughlin, 5.893, 245.40;

FINAL — R. Smith, 5.901, 245.72 def. Farber, 6.924, 171.60.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Point standings (top 10) following the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, the seventh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

Pro Modified

1.  Rickie Smith, 528; 2.  Mike Janis, 434; 3.  (tie) Pete Farber, 410; Steve Matusek, 410; 5.  Von Smith, 396; 6.  Mike Castellana, 392; 7.  Troy Coughlin, 390; 8.  Danny Rowe, 385; 9.  Kevin Fiscus, 365; 10.  Steven Whiteley, 273.

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