JoJo Callos NDRA/NOPI Gateway summary

Event: NOPI "The Fast and the Furious" Series Site: Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill. Date: July 26-27, 2003. Event winners: PRO COMPACT -- Boris Rojas, PRO OUTLAW REAR WHEEL DRIVE -- Mike Lowe, PRO OUTLAW FRONT WHEEL DRIVE -- Steven...

Event: NOPI "The Fast and the Furious" Series
Site: Gateway International Raceway, Madison, Ill.
Date: July 26-27, 2003.

Event winners: PRO COMPACT -- Boris Rojas, PRO OUTLAW REAR WHEEL DRIVE -- Mike Lowe, PRO OUTLAW FRONT WHEEL DRIVE -- Steven Thomson, 4-CYLINDER MODIFIED -- JoJo Callos, PRO STOCK -- Erick Aguilar, STREET TIRE -- Paul Efantis.

Highlights: JoJo Callos drove the Castrol SYNTEC0x2122 Acura Integra to a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in NOPI race at Gateway International Raceway (Madison, Ill.) that enabled him to expand his lead in "The Fast and the Furious" Import Series.

Callos qualfied No. 1 at 8.880 seconds and then mowed down Jarret Hadorn, Mike Laskey and Joe Demaree to win for the third time in four appearances in the NOPI Series this season. Callos won earlier at Reynolds, Ga., and Bristol, Tenn.

Callos and Scott Revell, owner and manager of Team Tactics Racing, opted to race at Gateway instead of making the long trip to Las Vegas for a conflicting event in the NHRA Summit Sport Compact Series in which the Long Beach, Calif., driver has struggled this season after finishing first in 2001 and second in 2002.

TEAM CASTROL Details:

JOJO CALLOS, Castrol SYNTEC0x2122 Acura Integra, 4-Cylinder class Qualifying position and performance: No. 1 at 8.880, 153.39 mph. Race results: Beat Jarrett Hadorn, Mike Laskey and Joe Demaree. Notable: Won for the third time in four 2003 appearances to open up a comfortable lead in the race for the championship.

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*Next events: NOPI "Fast and the Furious" Series #7, Aug. 2-3, Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.; Texas Sport Compact Nationals, August, 17-19, Texas Motorplex, Dallas, Texas, or NOPI "Fast and the Furious" Series #8, Aug. 16-17, Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond Va.; NOPI "Fast and the Furious" Seies #9, Aug. 30-31, Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas.

*Schedule subject to change

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