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Walsh Qualifies No. 1 in Pro Mod at Indy

Don Walsh secured the No. 1 qualifying position during the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing is presented by JEGS.


Walsh powered his 2014 Camaro to a top performance of 5.863 seconds at 252.61 mph on Saturday (Aug. 30) to claim the top qualifying spot. It was his fifth career No. 1 qualifier and first since 2012. His run held up following the final session on Sunday and he will meet Bill Glidden, son of legendary Pro Stock driver Bob Glidden, in the first round of eliminations on Monday.

Walsh’s new Larry Jeffers-built car also was named Best Engineered at the event.

Troy Coughlin, the 2012 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing series world champion, completed a 5.866 at 248.52 in his 2012 Corvette on Saturday to claim the second seed. He will face Houston winner Mike Janis in the first round. Jeff Naiser qualified third in his ‘69 Camaro with a 5.892 at 241.54 and opens against Jim Bell. Steven Whiteley was fourth with a 5.894 at 245.40 in his ’68 Camaro. He will pair up with Pete Farber in round one.


BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Monday’s first-round pairings for eliminations for the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis, the seventh of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.  Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Sunday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Pro Modified

1. Don Walsh, Chevy Camaro, 5.863, 252.61  vs. 16. Bill Glidden, Ford Mustang, 5.995, 239.40; 2. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 5.866, 248.75  vs. 15. Mike Janis, Camaro, 5.971, 243.37; 3. Jeff Naiser, Camaro, 5.892, 241.54  vs. 14. Jim Bell, Camaro, 5.964, 245.76; 4. Steven Whiteley, Camaro, 5.894, 245.40  vs. 13. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 5.953, 243.46; 5. Von Smith, Camaro, 5.906, 242.02  vs. 12. Steve Matusek, Camaro, 5.947, 243.50; 6. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.924, 245.14  vs. 11. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 5.946, 243.72; 7. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.926, 237.96 vs. 10. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 5.937, 240.47; 8. Dan Stevenson, Camaro, 5.935, 242.10  vs. 9. Kevin Fiscus, Mustang, 5.937, 246.17.

Did Not Qualify: 17. Eric Latino, 5.998, 243.37; 18. Jimmy Keen, 6.010, 237.38; 19. Jason Hamstra, 6.011, 240.59; 20. Harold Martin, 6.021, 243.33; 21. Jim Laurita, 6.037, 240.89; 22. Jimmy Widener, 6.045, 236.42; 23. Jim Whiteley, 6.056, 235.47; 24. Kenny Lang, 6.107, 235.15; 25. Michael Biehle, 6.130, 243.63; 26. Gerry Capano, 6.187, 233.44; 27. Clint Satterfield, 6.227, 242.76; 28. Chris Juliano, 6.260, 226.09; 29. Jay Payne, 6.404, 233.16; 30. Mark Martino, 6.597, 181.32; 31. Doug Winters, 6.688, 223.88; 32. Dave Pierce, 7.527, 212.93; 33. Chip King, 8.138, 127.15.

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