RPM: Real Pro Mod

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ADD 3,000-PLUS HORSE­POWER, A SHORT WHEEL­BASE AND A SPRUNG SUS­PEN­SION? Pro Mod, the Fuel Al­tereds of the new mil­len­nium, and ar­guably the most ex­cit­ing elim­i­na­tor cat­e­gory in drag rac­ing.

There are some ma­jor changes com­ing this sea­son, all of which should fur­ther amp up this elim­i­na­tor. The most con­se­quen­tial be­ing E3 Spark Plugs’ an­nounce­ment of a four-year se­ries ti­tle spon­sor­ship for NHRA Pro Mod. Rob Fisher, vice pres­i­dent of mo­tor­sports for E3 Spark Plugs says, “Pro Mod rac­ing is the most ex­cit­ing form of drag rac­ing to­day, and we couldn’t be hap­pier to lend our sup­port to the fastest grow­ing se­ries in NHRA rac­ing.”

Hap­pily, J&A Ser­vice will also main­tain its com­mit­ment to the se­ries.

Speak­ing of “fastest grow­ing,” car counts for this se­ries have been stel­lar. Go­ing into the new sea­son, you can ex­pect to see this trend con­tinue.

There are sev­eral other changes of note. The Pro Mod as­so­ci­a­tion will make a sec­ond trip to the Texas Mo­tor­plex for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Na­tion­als. The 12-race sched­ule will be main­tained, and in or­der to do so, the At­lanta race has been dropped. Race sched­ul­ing has been re­vised as well. Pro Mod will now re­ceive four qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions—two Fri­day and two Satur­day—with the first round of elim­i­na­tions on Sun­day, just like the rest of the pro classes.

With all the good news, the chal­lenge of main­tain­ing par­ity be­tween the blown, turbo and ni­trous com­peti­tors re­mains. One of the most ex­cit­ing as­pects of Pro Mod, the three unique power adders, cre­ates a del­i­cate bal­anc­ing act. Stay tuned to learn the steps be­ing taken to main­tain a level play­ing field.

This year is shap­ing up to be an­other barn­burner of a sea­son for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Se­ries pre­sented by J&A Ser­vice.

 You want ac­tion, race fans? Look no fur­ther than Pro Mod!

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