PITTSBORO, N.C. --
Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 09:54 AM
Flatout Gaskets Nitrous Wars Heats Up
Courtesy of Lisa Collier
Photo: Gary Rowe / RaceWorks.com / PDRA660.com
The PDRA is now officially halfway through the 2018 season and a clear leader has begun to emerge
in the Flatout Gaskets Nitrous Wars. Musi Racing Engines drivers have now taken the Switzer
Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC pole position in three of the four contested events. No
driver has yet to repeat as low qualifier, but engine builder bragging rights currently belong to
the Musi camp.
At the season opener, Tommy Franklin scored low qualifying ET in his 959 cubic inch Musi
powerplant. At the next event at Maryland International Raceway, Jay Cox scored a lone Flatout
Gaskets Nitrous Wars bid for Buck Racing Engines. At the last two events it's been all Musi again
with Jason Harris topping the leaderboard at US 131 Motorsports Park with a 3.714 at 201.52 effort.
He went on to win the event. At the latest national event, Randy Weatherford used his Musi engine
to power to the front with a 3.712 at 202.82.
Although he hasn't quite sealed the deal, yet, Jim Halsey has been making waves with his Fulton
engine. He qualified second at Virginia Motorsports Park and went to the semifinals before falling
to eventual winner, Jason Harris. Harris left .022 in front of Halsey, which put him crossing the
finish line first by just .003.
Harris, the inaugural PDRA Pro Nitrous World Champion in 2014, has returned to champion form this
year. He's used his one Flatout Gaskets Nitrous Wars win and back-to-back event wins to catapult to
points leader. He currently sits 495 points ahead of Jay Cox. Lizzy Musi sits in third, while Jim
Halsey and Tommy Franklin round out the top five.
Four events remain on the 2018 PDRA tour, which means there's just enough time for Fulton, Buck,
Sonny or Albert engines to edge out Musi and end the ongoing Musi reign. Follow the journey on
PDRA's https://www.facebook.com/pdraracing or http://instagram.com/pdraracing or by tuning in to http://www.speedvideo.com for live streaming of
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