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Rowe Races to First-Round PM Win After Qualifying No. 1 at Norwalk

Danny Rowe (above) raced to a first-round victory from the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park near Cleveland. Rowe outran Kenny Lang in the first round of competition with a performance of 5.907 seconds at 246.62 mph in his ’68 Camaro. Rowe earned the No. 1 qualifying position with a performance 5.875 at 248.57.

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In the first round, Von Smith outran No. 9 qualifier Bob Rahaim, Steve Matusek took out Bill Glidden, Kevin Fiscus defeated Clint Satterfield, Peter Farber outran 2011 Norwalk winner Mike Castellana and Rickie Smith defeated Steven Whiteley.

Pro Mod eliminations continue Sunday at approximately 12:45 p.m. with the following second round pairings: Rowe vs. V. Smith, Farber vs. Matusek, and Coughlin vs. Janis.

(DI.com file photo by Joe McHugh)

NORWALK, Ohio — First round-by-round results from the Eighth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, the sixth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

ROUND ONE — Von Smith, Chevy Camaro, 5.923, 241.37 def. Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 5.972, 240.51; Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.974, 245.90 def. Bill Glidden, Ford Mustang, 6.042, 230.33; Kevin Fiscus, Mustang, 5.932, 250.09 def. Clint Satterfield, Pontiac Firebird, 6.022, 242.02; Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.907, 246.62 def. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 6.224, 196.59; Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.909, 247.75 def. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.045, 215.51; Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.983, 244.92 def. Gary Capano, Chevy Corvette, 5.966, 237.34; Troy Coughlin, Corvette, 5.952, 249.16 def. Eric Latino, Camaro, 5.933, 244.12; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.909, 246.57 def. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 14.106, 76.42.

 

Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the sixth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

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Psn—Num-Driver, Home Town, Car Type—————Qual-ET–Qual-Spd

1    6 Danny Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, ’68 Camaro        5.875  248.57

2    1 Rickie Smith, King NC, ’13 Camaro              5.910  246.26

3 1456 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, ’13 Camaro           5.910  245.81

4    8 Pete Farber, Baldwinville MA, ’69 Daytona      5.927  248.20

5 5450 Steve Matusek, Olathe KS, ’68 Camaro           5.927  246.93

6    2 Troy Coughlin, Delaware OH, ’12 Corvette       5.962  250.04

7 220F Kevin Fiscus, Jacksonville FL, ’12 Mustang     5.967  248.89

8 2377 Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, ’69 Camaro            5.975  238.81

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9  360 Bob Rahaim, Grosse Pointe MI, ’69 Camaro       5.976  239.44

10  701 Clint Satterfield, Albuquerque NM, ’68 Firebi  5.982  244.12

11 1938 Eric Latino, Whitby ON, ’69 Camaro             5.985  244.25

12  324 Bill Glidden, Whiteland IN, ’10 Mustang        6.039  235.27

13    3 Mike Castellana, Muttontown NY, ’69 Camaro     6.040  237.63

14 1109 Gary Capano, Greenville DE, ’08 Corvette       6.046  236.63

15 5200 Steven Whiteley, Grand Junction CO, ’68 Camaro 6.071  239.95

16    7 Kenny Lang, Grande Pointe MB, ’13 Camaro       6.072  235.72

       ———— Not Qualified ————

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17 1087 Jim Laurita, Morgantown WV, ’68 Camaro         6.120  234.78

18 2105 Doug Winters, Pleasant Garden NC, ’57 Bel Air  6.132  231.00

19    9 Chip King, Semora NC, ’69 Daytona              6.138  238.01

20 6967 Jim Bell, Edmonton AB, ’69 Camaro              6.139  229.51

21  303 Dan Stevenson, Bolingbrook IL, ’13 Camaro      6.157  221.45

22 3382 Don Walsh, Wixom MI, ’68 Camaro                6.184  245.94

23  318 Michael Biehle, North Vernon IN, ’13 Mustang   6.326  238.72

24  377 Harold Martin, New Hudson MI, ’14 Corvette     7.468  137.36

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