Danny Rowe takes No. 2 spot after three rounds of qualifying in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV – With three rounds of qualifying in the books for the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at the fabulous Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Danny Rowe and his Sterling Bridge Pro Modified Camaro will start eliminations from the No. 2 spot.
“With as crazy of a season as this has been – the points lead constantly changing hands, the different combinations coming in and out of favor – we wanted to come to this final race of the season and just leave it all on the race track,” says Rowe, who will face No. 15 qualifier, Kenny Lang, in the opening round of eliminations.
“Jimmy Rector [crew chief] has this thing tuned up and we’re ready to get after it,” continues Rowe, who posted a stout 5.890-second, 245.67mph quarter-mile pass to earn the No. 2 qualifying position. “It’s been an interesting year and, as usual, we’re going to see this NHRA Pro Mod championship come down to the wire and that’s great – it’s exciting for the fans and all the people who follow Pro Modified drag racing. At this point, though, we just want to go out with a bang. We want to have a big performance here in Vegas, run hard, and let the chips fall where they may.”
Rowe’s teammate, Donnie Martin, qualified fifth for the 16-car Pro Mod field with a 5.917-second, 244.12mph pass, and will face No. 12 qualifier, Rickie Smith, in the opening stanza.
“With both cars solidly in the top half of the field, we’ve got an opportunity to have a big weekend here,” says Martin, driver of the Going Green NRG Pro Mod Camaro. “Like Danny has been saying, we’re swinging for the fences – we want to finish the season strong, on a positive note. Going rounds on race day at this final race would let us go into the offseason feeling good.”
The opening round of Pro Mod eliminations for the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will begin at 4:00 PM local time.
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