Rod Houck hammers the Pro Mod competition at "The Farm"
MOCKSVILLE, NC – One of the most exhilarating and action packed Quick 8 Racers Association Pro Mod events took place on Saturday, August 6th at the premier Farmington Motorsports Park drag racing facility. A stout turnout of sixteen amazing nitrous backed Pro Modified Doorslammers attended with great performances and head to head 1/8th mile battles all afternoon and evening long.
The very first qualifying session was proof alone that this race was going to be a very quick and fast field with mostly all members running in the low 4.10's right of the trailer in the heat of the day! Godwin and Houck alike shared the quickest times in the first outing blistering 4.10 for both Corvettes!
In the second session Godwin lowered his 4.10 to a 4.09 with "Trickie" Rickie Smith knocking on the back door with yet another 4.10!
On the final qualifying shot, Rod Houck, the new driver to the series piloting one of the two Don Plemmon's cars, "Rocked The Clocks" with a crowd cheering, top end sideways handling 4.07 to top the order! Tutterow also jumped right on up with a great 4.08!
Sonny Tindal grabbed a huge win in first round taking out the higher qualified brand new Bickel built 'Vette piloted by Rickie Smith. Rickie came back on a shakedown later on and slammed out a great 4.06 which would stand as the quickest pass all night long!
The final came down between Houck and Tutterow. It was one outstanding final round with "Super Rod" Houck taking the win light for his first time ever in the Plemmon's owned Corvette clocking a 4.07 to the loosing 4.10 posted by Todd!
"The voice of the Quick 8's", Darren McClarity (Big Mo D), as always kept the entire packed house crowd on their feet and up to date from the control tower all evening long from the announcer seat! This event made a statement for sure! These guys have the baddest and quickest Nitrous based Pro Modified 1/8th mile traveling series in the country! It took a 4.140 just to get in the show, with a 4.146 sitting on the outside looking in!!
NOTABLE SERIES NEWS:
The remaining races at the Outer Banks Speedway have been canceled except for the High Cotton Nationals that takes place for two days at the beginning of November.
The organization is looking into booking races soon at the all new Motor Mile Dragway in Virginia and Roxboro Motorsports Dragway.
Ken Regenthal looks to be piloting a brand new, first of it's kind TM Race Cars built 2005Ford Mustang in the upcoming 2006 season!
Steve Vick's Camaro has been sold. He will be back soon in competition with something new!
Final qualifying order:
1. Rod Houck 4.077
2. Todd Tutterow 4.088
3. Greg Godwin 4.090
4. Rickie Smith 4.092
5. Terry Housley 4.122
6. Randy Weatherford 4.133
7. Tommy Mauney 4.136
8. Sonny Tindal 4.140
9. Charles Carpenter 4.146
10. Dale Brinsfield 4.149
11. Thomas Dunford 4.16
12. Buzz Varner 4.16
13. Ken Regenthal 4.20
14. Tori Cagle 4.21
15. Johnny Barb 4.37
16. John Shephard 5.41
W Sonny Tindal No Time No Time
L Rickie Smith Broke Off Line
W Greg Godwin 4.070 178.47
L Tommy Mauney Shook Tires
W Todd Tutterow 4.095 178.90
L Randy Weatherford 4.113 186.09
W Rod Houck 4.083 178.22
L Terry Housley 4.373 134.88
W Todd Tutterow 4.098 179.27
L Sonny Tindal Broke Oil Down
W Rod Houck 4.101 185.67
L Greg Godwin 5.573 87.35
W Rod Houck 4.077 185.45
L Todd Tutterow 4.100 179.30
The new "Power Pack #6" DVD by RaceWorks.com will be available on August 17th with feature footage of these Pro Mod warriors from Mooresville on July 16th, Coastal Plains on July 30th and this race, August 6th at Farmington!!
For more news and information about the Quick 8 Racers Association visit their website at Quick8ProMods.Com
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Story and photos by Gary Rowe/RaceWorks.com