CAMP, FRANKLIN, PLUCHINO HEADLINE PDRA SUMMER SHOOTOUT QUALIFIERS
by Nate Van Wagnen; Photos by Roger Richards Sat, 2020-08-29 15:38
Former Pro Nitrous driver Johnny Camp earned his first-ever Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) low qualifier award Friday night when he topped the Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction field at the PDRA Summer Shootout presented by Callies Performance. He recorded a 3.675-second pass at 201.40 mph at the Virginia Motorsports Park event.
Camp and fellow first-time low qualifiers Johnny Pluchino (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock) and Jimmy Pelcarsky ($hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632) led the pro classes along with Tommy Franklin (Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous) and Paul Gast (Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle).
After PDRA officials moved the sportsman classes’ final qualifying session up to Friday to get ahead of an uncertain Saturday weather forecast, the low qualifiers are Buddy Perkinson in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja, Michael White in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster, Dewayne Silance in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 32 and Bruce Mullins in Lucas Oil Top Dragster 32.
In the PDRA’s Jr. Dragster categories, Ashley Franklin joined her father, Tommy, as a No. 1 qualifier with her 7.901 effort leading the way in Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster. Asher Carroll used a .001 reaction time to grab the No. 1 spot in Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster.
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