CECIL, GA (February 19, 2017) - Team Pro Line Racing answered the call to Lights Out 8 at South Georgia Motorsports Park, the biggest radial tire drag race in history and the place where the world’s fastest go head to head. From wheel stands to brushes with the wall, the tunes were on kill and the stakes were high with over $100,000 in total payouts.
Radial vs The World is where the heavy hitters play and there were five PLR cars competing for top bragging rights and a $50,000 purse. Out of 51 cars vying for the top 32 spots, four PLR contenders made the show. Steven Fereday (PLR 481X) was qualified 3rd after the first round, but a huge wheel stand followed by a flash fire took him out of the race in the second round of qualifying. We’re happy to report that Steven is not hurt and the damage is not too extensive.
After 5 grueling rounds of RVW qualifying, Ryan Martin (PLR 481X) was 6th, DeWayne Mills (PLR Hemi) was 10th, Josh Klugger (PLR 481X) was 13th, and Eddie Harrison (PLR 481X) was 26th. The 4:1 favorite, DeWayne Mills, struck the tires in the 1st round and lost to a respectable 3-second pass by Marty Stinnett. Ryan Martin, who had been running consistent 3-second passes all weekend, won first round with a solid 3.91 ET. Both Harrison and Klugger also won their first round match ups and moved on to the second round.
Unfortunately, round 2 was as far as Team Pro Line Racing would go in Radial vs The World but the event did bring improvement to a few teams! Ryan Martin ran a personal best of 3.83 @ 201 MPH and Steven Fereday also had a personal best of 3.91 @ 203 MPH.In Pro 275 action, Don Lamana and his PLR Big Block Chevy powered Fox body qualified number two and went on to run a personal best of 4.12. Running consistent four-teens, Don worked his way through eliminations and faced off against number one qualifier Scotty G in the final round. Don had a great run of 4.16, but it was not enough to overcome Scotty’s 4.09. Congrats to Don Lamana and his team for their Pro 275 runner-up honors at Lights Out 8.