Gear­ing up for 2018

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ALOT HAP­PENED AT THE END OF THE 2017 SEA­SON, BUT FIRST, THE WIN­NERS OF THE LAST RACES: • Indy: Sid­nei Frigo • Char­lotte 2: Jonathan Gray • St. Louis: Troy Cough­lin • Ve­gas: Ste­vie Jack­son

Indy marked the first win by Brazil na­tive Sid­nei Frigo, which was ex­cit­ing for all of us. Also, Troy Cough­lin sur­passed Mike Castel­lana in the points with his win in St. Louis, putting two rounds be­tween them. Cough­lin of­fi­cially se­cured the 2017 Pro Mod Cham­pi­onship with a win over Castel­lana in the sec­ond round in Ve­gas.

An ex­cit­ing piece of news for 2018 is E3 Spark Plugs has stepped up as the ti­tle spon­sor for the year, with J&A Ser­vice stay­ing on as a pre­sent­ing spon­sor. The NHRA cou­pled this news with an an­nounce­ment ex­plain­ing 2018 sched­ule changes for Pro Mod.

First, 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.

The sec­ond change re­gards race sched­ul­ing. Pro Mod will now re­ceive four qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions: two on Fri­day and two on Satur­day, with the first round of elim­i­na­tions on Sun­day.

We’ve en­joyed 2017 and be­lieve it has treated us well. We’re look­ing for­ward to what 2018 and these changes will bring. Be­low is the of­fi­cial 2018 Pro Mod sched­ule. Be sure to come out and see us!

Troy Cough­lin is once again the reign­ing Pro Mod Champ.

Eric Latino walked away from this heart-stop­ping mishap dur­ing the fi­nal race of the year in Las Ve­gas.

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