LAGUNA HILLS, California – Only a week removed from announcing his major sponsorship deal with exclusive tequila company, Agave Underground, Danny Rowe can hardly contain his excitement leading up to this weekend’s kickoff to the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season, the 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
“We’re ready to go,” said Rowe. “It’s been a very exciting start to the year, and we haven’t even made a pass yet. We just announced our deal with Agave Underground Tequila, which, of course, we’re thrilled about, and we’re ready to get out there and get after it.”
The team, led by world-renowned crew chief, Jimmy Rector, enjoyed a successful test session at Palm Beach International Raceway in February, and hopes to come out swinging with their supercharged Agave Underground Pro Mod Camaro this weekend in Gainesville.
“We’ve worked hard over the winter trying to find a little more horsepower, and I’m hoping the changes NHRA made to the rules over the winter brings a little more parity to the group so that we’re out here racing on a level playing field,” said Rowe. “I feel like they [NHRA] have a handle on it and I’m hoping that we’re able to pick up where we left off last year – competing for a world championship.
“Gainesville is one stop on the tour where you can really sense the size and history of the event,” continued Rowe. “There are lots of doorslammer fans down there, too, which makes it a lot of fun for us in the Pro Mod pits. On top of that, the race track is always good and the air is always good, so it’s go big or go home – you’ve got to swing for the fences.
“I expect we’ll see some big numbers and a lot of great side-by-side racing, so it should be exciting for everyone, not just us. If things go our way, maybe we can put this new Agave Underground Pro Mod in the winner’s circle our first time out.”
The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx will begin qualifying for the 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville on Friday, March 15th with two sessions at 1:45 PM and 4:00 PM. A final qualifying session will be held Saturday, March 16th at 11:30 AM with the opening round of eliminations being held at 1:45 PM. Final eliminations will be held at 12:30 PM on Sunday.
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