Pro Mod: Gainesville Friday notes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2004) Notes for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class: 1.) Jay Payne, who is also running in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class at this event, is filling in for his wife, Shelly, in Pro...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2004) Notes for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class:

1.) Jay Payne, who is also running in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class at this event, is filling in for his wife, Shelly, in Pro Mod.  Shelly, who is unable to compete in her Valvoline Pro Mod Camaro, is pregnant with the couple's second child.  He is currently not qualified.

2.) Murray Anderson, an Australian Pro Mod builder, has two cars vying for the field of eight that will qualify for Sunday's eliminations.  They are the cars of Scotty Cannon, from Lyman, S.C., and Jay Payne, from Claremont, Calif.

3.) In Friday's first qualifying session, Zack Barklage, from Lake Ozark, Mo., ran a career best 6.201 second elapsed time and a career best speed at 231.48 mph to currently qualify him in the No. 2 position entering tomorrow's final two chances.  If he qualifies, it will be the first time to qualify for the 18-year-old driver, the youngest driver currently competing on the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge.

4.) As the field stands currently, there are six cars with supercharged engines in positions 1 through 6 and two nitrous assisted engines in positions seven and eight.  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an exhibition class, being held at the 35th annual MAC Tools NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the first of 10 events in the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge.

 @!Pro Modified
1. Mike Ashley, Ford Mustang, 6.197, 229.47
2. Zach Barklage, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.201, 231.48
3. Mitch Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.217, 230.06
4. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.217, 229.53
5. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.229, 228.48
6. Von Smith, Mustang, 6.230, 230.17
7. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.240, 223.99
8. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.248, 223.99.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Janis , Scotty Cannon , Ed Hoover , Shannon Jenkins , Mike Ashley , Jay Payne , Zach Barklage , Von Smith