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Ed Thornton Wins  Xtreme Pro Mods West at Sonoma

Photo Courtesy D Bar D Racing

Driver Ed Thornton and the D Bar D Racing Team ran a new personal best ET & MPH of 5.798@263 mph at the Memorial Day Xtreme Pro Mods West Race in Sonoma running the Neal Chance Lockup Converter! In the “not so pretty” final, Thornton defeated Jay Diedrich to take the win also, he ran an off pace 6.267@206.80 over Diedrich’s 6.436@240.55, but hey a win’s a win!

Big Congratulations on the new PB and Win to the D Bar D Racing Team, Driver Ed Thornton and to Tuned By Shane T, Doug Stewart, Derrol Hubbard, Rayce Thornton and Leith Tecklenburg. The Team also wants to thank Lucas Oil Products, Accufab Racing, Turbosmart USA, Precision Turbo and MoTeC Systems USA for all their help.

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Stevie Fast Jackson Wins First NHRA Pro Mod Event

Photo Courtesy Steve Jackson Racing

As sure as the sun sets in the evening, we KNEW Steve Jackson would collect a win in NHRA Pro Mod, the only question was when? He didn’t make us wait long, the Drag Radial Superstar defeated Mike Castellana with a great .039 light and faster ET, 5.794@248.48 to .102 – 5.857@250.64 to take the win.

We really enjoyed seeing this go down, make sure and catch the Drag Illustrated Live Feed today with Wes Buck interviewing him at 2pm CST today –

Congratulations to “Stevie Fast” Billy Stocklin, Phil Shuller, Killin’ Time Racing, SEI and Bahrain 1 Racing Team on the first of many wins in NHRA Pro Mod!

Oh and Stevie – Bet you remember where Kansas is now!!

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 Mattias Wulcan Pro Extreme Winner

Photo Courtesy Drag Illustrated

#3 Qualifier Mattias Wulcan from Sweden wheeled his 69 Camaro into the Winners Circle at the PDRA Spring Nationals at Darlington Dragway. Wulcan, the 2014 FIA Champion from Europe won his first race with the PDRA when he defeated Mike Recchia in the final. Wulcan went 3.604@209.50 for a holeshot win over Recchia who laid down a quicker, but not quite enough 3.555@209.50.

Congratulations to Mattias and Team on the Win!!

 Tommy Franklin Pro Nitrous Winner

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Tommy Franklin took home the honors in Pro Nitrous once again, the 2016 Champ qualified #1 with a 3.706 and went a stellar 3.699 during eliminations against John Hall. In the “All NCRC” final, Franklin defeated Randy Weatherford with a 3.722@203.71 over Weatherford’s 3.732@198.59.

Congratulations to Tommy and Team on the big win and to Randy and Crew on the R/U!!

 Melanie Salemi  Pro Boost Winner

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Melanie Salemi returned to the winners circle once again in Pro Boost, her first time since 2015 but we bet we’ll see here there again soon! Melanie defeated GALOT Motorsports John Strickland in the “All NCRC” final with a 3.732@198.24 to Strickland’s 3.756@195.23 to take win.

Congratulations to Melanie, Jon and Team, and to John Strickland and the GALOT Motorsports Team on your Runner Up!

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Steve Jackson New World Record for Drag Radials

Photo Courtesy Dragzine/Wes Taylor

“Stevie Fast” broke his own Drag Radial record last weekend at the first ever Wooostock held at Darlington Dragway. Barry Mitchell started off the event with a grudge race win against Jackson 3.75 to a 3.88, and Mitchell continued to lead the pace through eliminations. However in the “All NCRC” final when Jackson and Mitchell squared off, Jackson and Shuler turned the dials up on Shadow 2.0 to take the win with both a holeshot, and a new World Record!!

Jackson went .013 on the light, .953 60′, 2.4797 to the 330′ and a blistering 3.7178@198.76, in the other lane Mitchell was close on his heals with a very quick 3.7456@198.33 – what a great race between two very fast competitors!

Congratulations to Stevie Fast and Phil Shuler on the win and new World Drag Radial Record, also to Barry Mitchell & Team on the grudge race win, strong performance and runner up!!!