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Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 21:20 PM

Laurita Jr. Tops Qualifying but Falls at First Hurdle
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In NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Action



BAYTOWN, Texas --

Don Walsh
Jim Laurita Jr. raced to the qualifying lead but fell in the first round of eliminations in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Laurita Jr. raced his Switzer Dynamics '68 Mustang to a top performance of 5.847 seconds at 247.38 mph in Friday's qualifying and the run held up during Saturday's final qualifying session to secure the No. 1 qualifying position and faced Don Walsh in the first round of eliminations. Walsh didn't secure his qualifying spot until his last attempt on Saturday, making a 5.998 pass at 247.52 in his Walsh, Precision Turbo, Galot 68' Camaro.

A winning run for Walsh of 5.941 at 250.51 brings the Wixom, Mich., native to the second round of eliminations for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series race in Houston, presented by J&A Service at this event. Walsh will face No. 8 qualifier Steve Matusek in the second round.

Defending NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world champion Rickie Smith qualified second with a 5.881 pass at 244.69. Smith's 5.868 at 247.88 beat Steven Whiteley's 6.046 at 242.93 to advance to the next round. He will face No. 10 qualifier Danny Rowe.

Other second round matchups include No. 4 qualifier Ron Muenks against No. 5 qualifier Mike Janis and No. 3 qualifier Kevin Fiscus against No. 11 qualifier Mike Castellana.

Pro Mod Series eliminations continue on Sunday.





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