BROWNSBURG, IN (AUGUST 10, 2017) – The NHRA North Central Division came to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana to finish the race from April which was postponed due to weather. Of the many competitors on site, Mike Coughlin of Team Jegs was there with his ProCharged PLR 481X-powered Top Dragster to capitalize on the 6.027 ET that earned him number one qualifier back in April.
Coughlin, who had a bye run the first round, hit the track running in round two with a win over Al Peavler, and then defeated Tom Martino in round three. Coughlin had a converter problem in the semi-finals, yet dodged a bullet when Shanna Snyder went red at the line. Team Jegs thrashed between rounds to get the car up and running just in time for the final round against JB Strassweg. After the smoke and methanol cleared, it was Coughlin who emerged as the victor. Congratulations to Mike Coughlin and Team Jegs on their second NHRA Top Dragster win of the season.
NOBLE, OK (AUGUST 13, 2017) – Outlaw Armageddon 3, considered to be The World Series of No Prep by many, is a non-traditional race where converted street racers go heads-up and clocks-offs in a safe venue that mimics the streets the racers came from. This two day event, which was held at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma, had different Shootouts and winners each night.
Many no prep racers from all over the country made the trip looking for cash and glory, including most of the cast of Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws”. Shawn Ellington debuted his new Pro Line-powered “Murder Nova,” and even though he did not advance far, his new car has the potential to hurt feelings once he gets it dialed in.
Drag Week legend, Larry Larson, used his Pro Line-powered Chevy S10 street truck as an educational tool on how to put race cars back on the trailers they came in on. In a tough field of the world’s best no prep racers, Larson made it to the finals both nights. A big congrats to Larry Larson and the Larson Race Cars team on a runner up in the Big Tire Open and a runner up in the High Roller Big Tire Shootout.
Last but not least was the twin turbo PLR 481X-powered Fireball Camaro driven by Ryan Martin and tuned by Red Hat Mafia founder, Jamie Miller. Martin won the first two rounds of the Big Tire Open and lost to Larson in round three. Come Sunday, Martin was on the hunt for revenge in the High Roller Big Tire Shootout. With the help of Pro Line Power, Martin and Larson both advanced to the final round, where Martin took the win and settled the score. Congrats to Ryan Martin and the Fireball Camaro team for winning the High Roller Big Tire Shootout.
TULSA, OK (AUGUST 12, 2017) – Oklahoma was the place for drag racing last weekend as the PDRA eighth-mile missiles came to Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, rain moved in and the race was cancelled, but not before two Pro Line-powered teams could claim top qualifying honors and points.
Jimmy Sackuvich and his ProCharged PLR 481X are getting quicker and more consistent with every pass. After running a 3.88 in testing, Sackuvich ran a 3.90 in qualifying to gain the number one spot. Congrats to the Sackuvich Motorsports team!The PLR Hemi-powered Q80 Racing/EGR Mustang, Eleanor, was able to defend the series points lead with a 3.73-second shot for number one qualifier in Pro Boost. Congrats to the Q80 Racing/EGR team.