Toyota Sport Compact drag racers score two victories, set new record at Englishtown. IOANNOU TAKES FOURTH PRO RWD WIN, CLOSE TO TAKING TITLE - The record-setting StreetGlow Toyota Solaras of George Ioannou and Ara Arslanian dominated the Pro RWD...
Toyota Sport Compact drag racers score two victories, set new record at Englishtown.
IOANNOU TAKES FOURTH PRO RWD WIN, CLOSE TO TAKING TITLE - The record-setting StreetGlow Toyota Solaras of George Ioannou and Ara Arslanian dominated the Pro RWD class at the K&N Filters NHRA Sport Compact Fallnationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The Bullish Motor Racing teammates continued to blast 200 mph plus runs as they qualified first and second on their way to a final-round showdown. With a run of 6.831 seconds at 204.26 mph, New Jersey native Ioannou got his season-high fourth victory when Arslanian left early. The win almost secures the Pro RWD title for Ioannou with only one event left. Fellow Toyota racers Craig Paisley in a Tundra and Brendan Alvarez in a Corolla faced Ioannou and Arslanian in an all-Toyota second elimination round. Scranton Bros. Racing Turbonetics Toyota Celica driver Matt Scranton lost in the first round.
RADO REGAINS SECOND POSITION IN PRO FWD STANDINGS -World Racing Toyota Celica drag racer Christian Rado made it as far as the second elimination round in New Jersey. The three-time fastest Pro FWD qualifier lost to eventual event winner Nelson Hoyos, who has already clinched the class title. Rado did however score enough points to lift himself back into the second spot in the Pro FWD standings going into the final event of the season.
TEN SETS E.T. RECORD ON THE WAY TO MODIFIED WIN - Vinny Ten, from Queens, N.Y., drove his Toyota Supra to victory in the Modified class final with a record-setting run of 7.714 seconds at 177.32 mph. This was Ten's first ever appearance in the finals and he was also the fastest qualifier at what he considers to be his hometown track.
The final event of the 2003 NHRA Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing season is the NHRA Sport Compact World Finals, Oct. 25-26, at Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif.