Burgess beaming as Pro Mod tour arrives in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (Oct. 27) -- The Get Screened America Pro Mod Series is getting ready to wrap up its first season as an official class under the NHRA banner, and the smile on organizer/driver Roger...
Burgess beaming as Pro Mod tour arrives in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 27) -- The Get Screened America Pro Mod Series is getting ready to wrap up its first season as an official class under the NHRA banner, and the smile on organizer/driver Roger Burgess' face is a tell-tale sign of the season's success.
"The Get Screened America Pro Mod Series has had a tremendous year," said Burgess, owner and driver for R2B2 Racing and the driving force behind bringing Pro Mods into the NHRA fold. "Racing for Wally trophies has created a lot of excitement throughout the pits, and we've received great feedback from fans and racers.
"Overall, I think we've been able to add value to NHRA national events."
Heading into this weekend's Get Screened America Pro Mod Series presented by B&J Transmissions race at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, Burgess and his R2B2 Racing teammate Raymond Commisso are looking to cap their seasons by taking home that final Wally from the inaugural NHRA season.
"Personally, my season hasn't been what I expected it to be," Burgess said. "We struggled earlier to find the right combination and setup, but all three of our cars are running well right now so, there's no reason why all three of us couldn't qualify in the top half of the field. We'll all be trying to win the final race of our inaugural season. "
Commisso said his new R2B2 Firebird is broken-in and ready to race. He is currently 10th in Get Screened America Pro Mod Series points, but the points are tight enough that he could still jump up several spots with a solid run this weekend.
"It's my last chance this year and I'm going to try my hardest," Commisso said. "I really want to put a Wally in my office at home.
"I've got the best team and group of guys working on my car. There's no reason why we can't go out there and get the job done."
Following Sunday's eliminations, the Get Screened America Pro Mod Series teams will gather 108 stories up at the "Top of the World" at the Stratosphere Hotel, Tower, & Casino for its annual awards ceremony.
"We've been working very closely with the Stratosphere on several events this weekend," Burgess said. "They have been fantastic partners for this event and I can't wait to have our awards ceremony with the entire Las Vegas skyline as our backdrop."