The final race of the 2021 PDRA season returned to Virginia Motorsports Park with several Pro Line customers in contention to take the Pro Boost Championship. Kevin Rivenbark had a slim lead over Pro Mod veteran Todd Tutterow, but following a crash during testing, Rivenbark was not able to pilot his usual ride. Stan Shelton came to the rescue and offer Kevin his Pro Mod Mustang. Both Randy Weatherford and Daniel Pharris had a mathematical chance of taking home the World trophy and John Camp had a fast car all season.
The weather forecast tipped for humidity early but a cold front was scheduled to come in for race day. The quickest qualifying session came in Q2 with all four Pro Line contenders getting into great positions for race day.
John Camp continued his dominance during qualifying maintaining top spot for all three sessions.
Daniel Pharris was just behind with a 3.646, Randy Weatherford secured 4th with a 3.652 and Kevin Rivenbark landed in 5th with a 3.654. The top 5 qualifying positions looked more like a Pro Stock field it was so tight!
As predicted earlier in the week, rain and mild thunderstorms came in Saturday afternoon and as a consequence, the scheduled 4th qualifying session was eventually canceled due to the rain.
There was an air of anticipation and excitement that came with a cold front for Sunday's eliminations. The real thrill came during round 2 as current #1 Kevin Rivenbark lined up against Randy Weatherford and current #2 (Todd Tutterow) faced top qualifier John Camp.
Meanwhile, Daniel Pharris pulled up and won against Chuck Ulsch.
John Camp got the better of Tutterow and Randy Weatherford put Kevin Rivenbark on the trailer with a holeshot win!
With Tutterow out, Daniel Pharris now had an opportunity to take the championship from his team mate but he needed to get by the P2 Contractors Pro Mod of Kurt Steding and even though Steding clocked the quickest ET of eliminations, Daniel got to the stripe first on a holeshot win with 3.613 to Steding's 3.591!
The final round was definitely the highlight of the event with Randy Weatherford (who had driven his way to the final) and Daniel Pharris (having the quickest car to that point) duking it out. If Daniel won he would take the Championship ring, if Randy won Kevin would keep his spot as #1!
The final left nothing on the table and both teams pulled out everything. Randy left the starting line first and got to stripe first, clocking the quickest paired pass of the event (perhaps even the 2021 season?).
We're already looking forward to next years PDRA season.