Pro Stock driver sets record time at Sears Point

Driver sets qickest Pro Stock ET ever recorded at Sears Point Raceway. SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - John Geyer, a part-time competitor on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series circuit, set the quickest elapsed-time ever recorded at...

Driver sets qickest Pro Stock ET ever recorded at Sears Point Raceway.

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - John Geyer, a part-time competitor on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series circuit, set the quickest elapsed-time ever recorded at Sears Point Raceway on Monday for the Pro Stock division during test runs.

Geyer, who will compete in the FRAM Autolite Nationals at Sears Point Raceway Aug. 2-4, turned the quarter-mile in 6.87 seconds, bettering the previous mark of 6.88 set by Jeg Coughlin in 2001. However, the time will not be considered a track record because it was not set during a national event.

It was the first pass down the quarter-mile by an NHRA-sanctioned machine since the track unveiled its new quarter-mile strip. The strip now features a 660-foot concrete pad and it has been separated from the road course. Those elements, combined with the fact that Sears Point Raceway is just 15 feet above sea level, should make the strip one of the fastest in the country.

"The surface is smooth as glass and I was real impressed. I did not feel one bump the whole way down the track," Geyer said. "You're going to see some unbelievable numbers when we come out here in August. I think if the weather is cool in August, you're going to see national records fall at Sears Point."

What made the pass even more impressive was that it was not run under ideal drag racing conditions: sunny skies and temperatures near 75 degrees.

Geyer, who pilots Motown Missile Dodge Neon, tested at Sears Point on Monday as part of a Memorial Day Bracket Drags event.

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