Pro Mod: Las Vegas Saturday qualifying results

Mike Castellana No. 1 at Vegas LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2004) -- With the move to a 16-car field for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class, being held in conjunction with the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, ...

Mike Castellana No. 1 at Vegas

LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2004) -- With the move to a 16-car field for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class, being held in conjunction with the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, Pro Mods had only three qualifying sessions.

No. 1 qualifier Mike Castellana will lead all drivers to the opening round of eliminations which will be held later this afternoon. Once the field is narrowed to 8-cars, the remaining three rounds will be run tomorrow.

With the Las Vegas event being the last race on the 2004 NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge schedule and the final event at which a driver can earn points, only three drivers remain in contention for the DRO/NNM Cup, awarded to the driver that finishes No. 1 in the final point standings.

The three drivers are Mike Ashley (with 1843 points), Al Billes (1526 points) and Danny Rowe (1313 points). It's going to be a shootout to see who is awarded the DRO/NNM Cup on Sunday night at the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge awards banquet at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 16 qualifiers and pairings are as follows:
1. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.234, 225.75
    vs. 16. Jay Payne, Camaro, 6.365, 226.58
2. Mike Ashley, Shelby Mustang, 6.249, 225.71
    vs. 15. Thomas Patterson, Willys, 6.331, 227.27
3. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.259, 223.39
    vs. 14. Wayne Torkelson, Ford Thunderbird, 6.330, 223.10
4. Richie Stevens Jr., Ford Mustang, 6.269, 228.27
    vs. 13. Dennis Radford, Dodge Viper, 6.321, 221.71
5. Troy Critchley, Willys, 6.274, 224.92
    vs. 12. Zach Barklage, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.314, 226.32
6. Chip King, Dodge Avenger, 6.276, 227.42
    vs. 11. Frankie Taylor, Chevy Corvette, 6.313, 223.50
7. Dan Rowe, Corvette, 6.281, 226.85
    vs. 10. Al Billes, Corvette, 6.297, 226.13
8. Von Smith, Mustang, 6.285, 227.00
    vs. 9. Scott Cannon Jr, Studebaker, 6.296, 226.39.

-nhra-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Richie Stevens Jr. , Chip King , Thomas Patterson , Frankie Taylor , Shannon Jenkins , Al Billes , Mike Ashley , Jay Payne , Troy Critchley , Zach Barklage , Von Smith , Danny Rowe