Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Walsh Wins Career-First NHRA Pro Mod Race

Wixom, Michigan’s Don Walsh raced to his career-first victory in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx July 8, at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Walsh the number-three qualifier, held off event top qualifier and Ohio native Troy Coughlin in the final round after defeating David Roemer, Mike Janis, and Kevin McCurdy in earlier rounds. In the final round at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Walsh powered his 2011 Ford Mustang past Coughlin with a performance of 5.893 seconds at 251.95 mph. Walsh posted the second-quickest and fastest pass of the event to take the win.


Troy Coughlin

Coughlin,had the starting-line advantage, but slowed near mid-track when his twin-turboed ’68 Chevy Camaro with lost traction and finished with a performance of 11.771 at 92.65.

“We just tried to get after it a little bit too much. Between that and the race track starting to come down in temperature a skosh, we overdid it,” Coughlin admitted. “He’d been running .88, 89, and we’d been running .90, .91. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, but I agree with all the choices we made going into it. We made good runs, it just didn’t turn out our way this time.

With the victory, Walsh moves to fourth in the series points standing.

The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx continues Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.

(Photos courtesy NHRA/National Dragster and JEGS/Kommel)

NORWALK, Ohio — Final round-by-round results from the Sixth 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 presented by ProCare Rx


ROUND ONE — Donald Martin, Chevy Camaro, 6.148, 240.81 def. Leah Pruett, Ford Mustang, 6.328, 240.55; David Roemer, Chevy Cavalier, 6.098, 236.88 def. Jay Payne, Camaro, 6.157, 238.34; Troy Coughlin, Camaro, 6.180, 223.32 def. Mike Knowles, Camaro, broke; Donald Walsh, ford Mustang, 5.955, 252.14 def. Kevin McCurdy, Camaro, 14.159, 59.81; Mike Janis, Mustang, 7.010, 174.01 def. Danny Rowe, Camaro, foul; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.182, 212.63 def. Kenny Lang, Camaro, 6.782, 209.79; Roger Burgess, Chevy Corvette, 6.159, 219.69 def. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 6.395, 214.93; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 6.060, 239.53 def. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 10.591, 85.47; QUARTERFINALS — Coughlin, 5.909, 250.83 def. Martin, 6.024, 243.59; Burgess, 6.024, 249.26 def. Castellana, 6.631, 175.11; Walsh, 5.896, 246.21 def. Janis, 9.254, 98.55; Roemer, 6.492, 196.16 def. Smith, 9.738, 88.88; SEMIFINALS — Coughlin, 5.973, 250.74 def. Burgess, 10.521, 110.24; Walsh, 5.887, 253.85 def. Roemer, foul; FINAL — Walsh, 5.893, 251.95 def. Coughlin, 11.771, 92.65.

This story was originally published on July 9, 2012. Drag Illustrated

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


The star-studded STREET OUTLAWS: No Prep Kings series is set to return for its 6th season in the summer of 2023. Fans can expect to...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star and renowned engine builder Pat Musi joined the recent episode of The Wes Buck Show and provided an update...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star Lizzy Musi announced today that she has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer via her Youtube channel....


Tony Christian, one of the pioneering drivers of the Pro Street movement, passed away Thursday, June 9. Christian was infamous for his battles with...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.