Pro Mod: Las Vegas Shootout preview

Pro Mod drivers aim for win at the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout LAS VEGAS (October 20, 2004) -- Eight drivers have their sights set on winning the second annual AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout. The AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod...

Pro Mod drivers aim for win at the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout

LAS VEGAS (October 20, 2004) -- Eight drivers have their sights set on winning the second annual AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout.

The AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout will take place on Oct. 30 during qualifying for the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, an NHRA exhibition class, being held in conjunction with NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, October 28-31, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Shootout features the most consistent Pro Mod qualifiers throughout the NHRA AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge season. Drivers began earning points at last season's Las Vegas event and concluded at the previous event in Dallas this year.

The top eight qualifiers that will compete in this year's AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout are: 1.) Mike Ashley (48 points), 2.) Fred Hahn (36), 3.) Von Smith (36), 4.) Al Billes (26), 5.) Shannon Jenkins (23), 6.) Mike Janis (20), 7.) Zach Barklage (19) and 8.) Mike Castellana (19).

The opening round pairings for the Shootout are:

1.) Mike Ashley ('67 Shelby Mustang) vs. 8.) Mike Castellana ('68 Camaro)

2.) Fred Hahn ('01 Corvette) vs. 7.) Zach Barklage ('04 Grand Am)

3.) Von Smith ('04 Mustang) vs. 6.) Mike Janis ('63 Corvette)

4.) Al Billes ('53 Corvette) vs. 5.) Shannon Jenkins ('68 Camaro).

AMS Staff Leasing provides a $10,000 winner take all purse for the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Shootout. The inaugural Shootout last year saw Mitch Stott take the win light and $10,000 when he defeated Shannon Jenkins.

About AMS Staff Leasing:
Charles "Dave" Wood, Jr. founded AMS Staff Leasing in 1991 in Dallas, Texas. Growing to become the largest privately owned professional employee organization in the world, AMS is in the business of reducing insurance costs and the costs of the non-revenue producing tasks all businesses face on a daily bases. With a primary emphasis on the construction trades and other higher risk businesses, AMS provides an integrated and cost effective group of services such as workman's compensation insurance, general liability, complete payroll and tax reporting functions as well as many other safety and benefit programs. Well-managed services such as these are required in today's fast moving and ever changing business world. No company manages these areas of business better than AMS Staff Leasing.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Janis , Fred Hahn , Shannon Jenkins , Al Billes , Mike Ashley , Zach Barklage , Von Smith