Rowe Confirms 2013 Pro Mod Plan
With the start of the racing season just around the corner, Danny Rowe Racing this week announced their planned schedule for 2013, which includes full-time participation in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
“We’re committed to the NHRA Pro Mod Series,” says Rowe. “We’re looking forward to finishing up our pre-season testing, getting down to Gainesville Raceway and competing for a world championship.”
The 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Series will again feature 10 races; be contested at the same venues as in 2012; feature 16-car fields; and provide world championship points and an overall purse, including event purses and a year-end bonus fund, totaling $470,000. The Pro Mod season will open with the NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville March 14-17. From there, the series will make the first of two visits to zMAX Dragway in Charlotte April 19-21 as part of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 250-mph machines will compete in the traditional two-wide configuration.
After Charlotte, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries in Houston April 26-28, the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown May 30-June 2, the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers in Bristol June 14-16, and, to conclude the first part of the season, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk July 4-7.
The second half of the season begins at the most prestigious NHRA event of the season, the NHRA U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Following the traditional Labor Day weekend event, the Pro Mods will head to Charlotte for the NHRA Nationals Sept. 13-15 and the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis Sept. 27-29 and conclude the season Oct. 24-27 at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
Special appearances will be announced at a later date, prior to the start of the season.
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2013 NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES SCHEDULE
NHRA Gatornationals – March 14-17 Gainesville
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (Note: will not race four-wide) – April 19-21 Charlotte
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals – April 26-28 Houston
Toyota NHRA Summernationals – May 30-June 2 Englishtown
Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals – June 14-16 Bristol
Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals – July 4-7 Norwalk
NHRA U.S. Nationals – Aug. 28-Sept. 2 Indianapolis
NHRA Nationals – Sept. 13-15 Charlotte
AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals – Sept. 27-29 St. Louis
NHRA Nationals – Oct. 24-27 Las Vegas