RPM: Real Pro Mod
AS THE SEASON WINDS DOWN, THERE'S A LOT TO KEEP OUR EYES ON IN PRO MOD. The points battle is heating up between Mike Castellana (currently #1) and Troy Coughlin (currently #2), with Coughlin only 23 points behind Castellana at the time of this writing.
Another thing to look out for is the addition of a third Bahrain 1 car; this one is a turbo entry. Both Steve Jackson and Khalid Al-Balloshi, who wheel the other two Bahrain 1 cars, have had a solid year so far. Jackson is sixth overall in points and has a win under his belt, and Al-Balooshi is only 11 points out of the Top 10.
The World Series of Pro Mod, which happened at Bandimere Speedway Aug. 4-5, was a huge success. Mike Bowman and Steven Whiteley met in the finals, with Bowman snagging the $100,000 prize.
As I write this, we’ve just come off of Indy, which proved to be as exciting as ever. First, it was the quickest Pro Mod field in NHRA history, with a bump spot of 5.846. Second, Castellana, #1 in points and top qualifier in Indy, was booted first round by Danny Rowe, the 16th qualifier. This, combined with a final round appearance by Troy Coughlin, turned up the heat on the points battle. Third, Brazilian Sidnei Frigo came out on top, beating Coughlin in the finals to take home the Wally. His first NHRA National Event victory was a big one.
Overall, the 2017 season has been an exciting one for Pro Mod. We’re excited to wrap up the season and see what 2018 has in store for us.
Underdog Mike Bowman snatched up the $100,000 prize at the World Series of Pro Mod event held at Bandimere Speedway.
Indy 2018 Pro Mod action