Mike Knowles returns to Pro Mod competition at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Part Nationals
GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Mike Knowles was literally flying high before the 2012 U.S. Nationals after a VIP flight with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels but, heavy rains were cause for the NHRA to postpone the Nationals one week; leaving Knowles and his Blown Money Team grounded for the re-scheduled event.
“We made a decent run and we were solidly in the field before the event was postponed,” said Car Chief Bill Rice. “When they re-scheduled for the following week Mike made the decision to not attend because of prior family commitments and I’m proud to be involved with a guy who makes a decision like that,” added Rice.
Last labor day weekend Mike and his wife Kim welcomed their second son Bryson to the family and this year’s U.S. Nationals marked the first birthday for young Bryson but the family postponed the party till the following week so Dad wouldn’t miss Indy two years in a row but, Mother Nature threw a wrench into the situation.
“My family makes a lot of concessions in order for me to race,” said Knowles. “They do a lot for me so missing Bryson’s first birthday party for a race was out of the question. I didn’t give it a second thought. We packed up and got everything ready for this Charlotte,” added Knowles.
The Pro Mods will get two shots at qualifying on Friday at 2 and 5 PM, with a third scheduled for Saturday at 2 PM. The first round of eliminations will run later Saturday at 4:30 PM. Final eliminations will begin Sunday during the second round of Professional eliminations.
To watch a video of Mike Knowles’ flight with the Blue Angles check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKg5B-jpTlc
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