by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sun, 2020-05-31 09:08
The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) was in the middle of professional class eliminations at the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech when a lengthy oildown and popup rain shower halted the action Saturday night. The race is slated to continue Sunday at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C.
“We’ve been fighting the weather all week, and it bit us again tonight,” said Tyler Crossnoe, race director, PDRA. “We really appreciate our racers sticking it out and working with us to make this race happen. Sunday’s forecast looks like it will make for a smooth, fast day of racing.”
Before the rain came, the series completed the first round of eliminations in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous, Penske Racing Shocks/Precision Racing Suspension Pro Boost presented by WS Construction, Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock and Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle. An oildown in the first pair of $hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632 put racing on pause before the rain started.
Jim Halsey (Pro Nitrous), Randy Weatherford (Pro Boost), JR Carr (Extreme Pro Stock) and Travis Davis (Pro Nitrous Motorcycle) recorded low elapsed time of the round to move on to Sunday’s continuation of eliminations.
When racing resumes at 10 a.m. Sunday, PDRA will continue first round with Pro Outlaw 632, Drag 965 Pro Street, MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja and Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster. The run order will resume with second round of pro eliminations.
Top Sportsman 48, Top Dragster 48, Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster, Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster and Edelbrock Bracket Bash still have to start eliminations.