Event: NOPI "The Fast and The Furious" Drag Racing Series, Race ...
Event: NOPI "The Fast and The Furious" Drag Racing Series, Race #7
Site: Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, Pa.
Date: August 3, 2003.
Highlights: JoJo Callos further extended his points lead in an ongoing bid for the Pro 4-Cylinder Championship in the NOPI Drag Racing Series Sunday by winning for the fourth time in five 2003 appearances with the Team Tactics Castrol SYNTEC Acura Integra.
As he did two weeks ago at St. Louis, Callos qualified No. 1 (for the fifth time this year) and wasn't really challenged during eliminations, beating James Carber, Mike Laskey and Joe Demaree.
He also posted quick time (8.740 seconds) and top speed of the meet (161.46 mph).
Special: JoJo Callos was among the six inaugural winners of the Castrol SYNTEC Outperforms Award which recognizes the No. 1 qualifiers in the NOPI Drag Racing Series. The new program, which debuted at Maple Grove, awards $500 and a special edition SYNTEC Outperforms hat to the top qualifiers in Pro Compact, Pro Outlaw Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive and Pro 4-Cylinder. It awards $400 and a commemorative SYNTEC hat to the No. 1 qualifiers in Pro Stock and Street Tire. Ironically, the six original winners of the SYNTEC Outperforms award also went on to win the race.
TEAM CASTROL Details:
JOJO CALLOS, Castrol SYNTEC Acura Integra
Qualifying position and performance: 1st at 9.150 seconds, 159.01 mph.
Race results: Beat James Carber, Mike Laskey and Joe Demaree.
Notable: Extended his points lead by winning for the fourth time in five appearances in the series this season.
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.