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BURGESS EARNS NO. 1 QUALIFIER AND FIRST ROUND VICTORY IN GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES

Burgess - No. 1 qualifier, wins first round in final eliminations

LAS VEGAS – Roger Burgess claimed his first No. 1 qualifying effort of the season and opened eliminations with a victory Saturday in the Get Screened America Pro Mod Series portion of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.

Burgess bettered his top qualifying performance of 5.956 seconds at 249.81 mph in his turbocharged Pro Care Rx 1953 Corvette in the first round of eliminations as he powered past Michael Gullqvist to take the win. Burgess posted the quickest run of the weekend with a 5.926 at 251.91 while Gullqvist’s ’68 Camaro made a hard move to the right at the hit of the throttle and trailed with a 9.268 at 103.23.

“It's game on now,” Burgess said after posting the impressive run. “We've got a competitive race car. The car is racing the way we want it to."

No. 2 qualifier Jay Payne was upset by Donald Martin while Gainesville winner and No. 3 qualifier Khalid Balooshi advanced to the second round with a win over Dennis Radford.

The other first round winners included Kenny Lang, Danny Rowe, Melanie Troxel, Troy Coughlin and Rickie Smith.

Second round pairings include Burgess vs. Lang; Smith vs. Coughlin; Martin vs. Rowe; and Balooshi vs. Troxel.

Eliminations continue Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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LAS VEGAS -- Get Screened America Pro Mod round one results from the 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

ROUND ONE -- Kenny Lang, Chevy Camaro, 6.044, 241.63 def. Raymond Commisso, Camaro, 6.146, 242.76; Roger Burgess, Chevy Corvette, 5.926, 251.91 def. Michael Gullqvist, Camaro, 9.268, 103.23; Donald Martin, Camaro, 6.134, 237.59 def. Jay Payne, Camaro, 6.742, 218.83; Danny Rowe, Camaro, 6.060, 239.70 def. Scott Ray, Corvette, broke; Melanie Troxel, Camaro, 6.034, 242.80 def. Von Smith, Camaro, broke; Troy Coughlin, Pontiac GTO, 6.049, 246.66 def. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.173, 234.33; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.975, 239.48 def. Brad Personett, Camaro, 6.168, 229.00; Khalid Balooshi, Camaro, 5.988, 239.95 def. Dennis Radford, Plymouth Duster, 6.242, 223.95.

Final qualifying order for the Get Screened America Pro Mod Series at the 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. DNQs listed after qualifying order.

Pro Modified -- 1. Roger Burgess, Chevy Corvette, 5.956, 249.81; 2. Jay Payne, Camaro, 5.971, 241.28; 3. Khalid Balooshi, Camaro, 5.986; 4. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 6.004, 238.81; 5. Troy Coughlin, Pontiac GTO, 6.009, 247.75; 6. Melanie Troxel, Camaro, 6.019, 243.81; 7. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 6.043, 242.15; 8. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 6.067, 242.23; 9. Raymond Commisso, Camaro, 6.101, 86.31; 10. Scott Ray, Corvette, 6.109, 231.60; 11. Von Smith, Camaro, 6.110, 240.17; 12. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.115, 235.64; 13. Brad Personett, Camaro, 6.144, 246.66; 14. Dennis Radford, Plymouth Duster, 6.195, 218.65; 15. Donald Martin, Camaro, 6.200, 237.75; 16. Michael Gullqvist, Chevy Camaro, 6.208, 236.59. Did Not Qualify: 17. Mike Knowles, 6.221, 237.50; 18. Chip King, 6.234, 241.67; 19. Pete Farber, 6.273, 230.69; 20. Lee Frank, 7.182, 206.89.

-source: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Troy Coughlin , Chip King , Scott Ray , Ed Hoover , Melanie Troxel , Rickie Smith , Jay Payne , Von Smith , Danny Rowe , Mike Knowles , Roger Burgess , Brad Personett , Kenny Lang , Pete Farber
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