Series Pro Mod Friday report

Las Vegas

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  • Burgess fastest on Friday
  • Balooshi second fastest


Once we get this car sorted out, it's going to be a very consistent race car.

Roger Burgess

LAS VEGAS – Roger Burgess raced to the qualifying lead Friday in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the NHRA Nationals.

Burgess covered the quarter-mile distance at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 5.956 seconds at 249.81 mph in his turbo-charged Pro Care Rx 1953 Corvette.

"The car has been running good," said Burgess, who switched from a supercharged combination from last year to a turbocharged tune up this season. "Even at the last race, it ran good, but it just didn't race good. We had some issues, but I think we've figured them out. Things are going to be a lot better from this point forward. Once we get this car sorted out, it's going to be a very consistent race car. My secret weapon here is (crew chief) Steve Petty. A lot of guys don't know who he is, but they are going to know who he is before the season is over, I can promise you that."

Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals winner and series points leader Khalid Balooshi was second in the 16-car lineup, posting a 5.986 at 238.09 in his nitrous-injected Speedtech ’68 Camaro.

Rickie Smith was third with a 6.004 at 238.81in his nitrous-injected ’68 Camaro and Jay Payne was fourth with a 6.005 at 239.14 in his supercharged FireIce ’68 Camaro.

My secret weapon here is (crew chief) Steve Petty.

Roger Burgess

The final Pro Mod qualifying session is set for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and will be followed by the first round of eliminations at 3:30 p.m.

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LAS VEGAS -- Results Friday after the first two of three rounds of qualifying for Get Screened America Pro Mod Series at the 12th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The final round of qualifying will be held Saturday followed by round one of eliminations. Eliminations will continue on Sunday.

Pro Modified -- 1. Roger Burgess, Chevy Corvette, 5.956, 249.81; 2. Khalid Balooshi, Chevy Camaro, 5.986, 238.09; 3. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 6.004, 238.81; 4. Jay Payne, Camaro, 6.005, 239.14; 5. Troy Coughlin, Pontiac GTO, 6.053, 244.60; 6. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 6.067, 240.94; 7. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 6.088, 239.14; 8. Scott Ray, Corvette, 6.109, 231.60; 9. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.115, 235.64; 10. Melanie Troxel, Camaro, 6.122, 240.77; 11. Brad Personett, Camaro, 6.164, 242.58; 12. Dennis Radford, Plymouth Duster, 6.195, 218.65; 13. Michael Gullqvist, Camaro, 6.208, 235.68; 14. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 6.221, 237.50; 15. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.234, 241.67; 16. Pete Farber, Daytona, 6.299, 226.24. Not Qualified: 17. Lee Frank, 7.182, 206.89; 18. Von Smith, 7.886, 122.43; 19. Donald Martin, 8.629, 124.60; 20. Raymond Commisso, 13.731, 86.31.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Troy Coughlin , Chip King , Scott Ray , Ed Hoover , Melanie Troxel , Steve Petty , Rickie Smith , Jay Payne , Von Smith , Danny Rowe , Mike Knowles , Roger Burgess , Brad Personett , Kenny Lang , Pete Farber
Tags balooshi, burgress, las vegas, pro mod