Gainesville: Series Pro Mod final eliminations report

LANG RACES TO VICTORY IN FIRST NHRA GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES EVENT GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Canadian flags waved in the grandstands at historic Gainesville Raceway Sunday as Manitoba's Kenny Lang made drag racing history as the first to...

LANG RACES TO VICTORY IN FIRST NHRA GET SCREENED AMERICA PRO MOD SERIES EVENT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Canadian flags waved in the grandstands at historic Gainesville Raceway Sunday as Manitoba's Kenny Lang made drag racing history as the first to win a Wally in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Series.

Lang became the first winner in NHRA's newest national touring series as he drove his green 1953 Corvette to victory over Sweden's Michael Gullqvist, who drove the ProCareRX 1968 Camaro owned by series supporter Roger Burgess.

"This is a great event and I am thrilled to win it," said Lang who qualified sixth and defeated a tough group of drivers in earlier rounds including JEGS.com's Troy Coughlin, In-N-Out Burger '63 Corvette driver Melanie Troxel and Qatar's Khalid Balooshi.

Lang powered his '53 Corvette to a 5.908-second run at 243.68 mph to earn the victory in the final-round, but ultimately didn't need the strong performance when Gullqvist fouled at the start.

"It definitely hasn't all sunk in yet," said Lang about being the first official Pro Mod winner in NHRA history. "We are one of the lesser-funded teams out here but we do a good job and we do it because we love it. I wasn't surprised to see those flags out there because we get a lot of support wherever we go. We had a great car today."

The NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Series continues April 9-11 at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.

-source: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Troy Coughlin , Melanie Troxel , Roger Burgess , Kenny Lang