NHRA Pro Mod Driver Profiles

NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES

 

MIKE CASTELLANA

Residence: Muttontown, N .Y . Hometown: Westbury, N .Y . Date of birth: March 25, 1964

2014 car: ’13 Al-Anabi Racing Camaro

Crew chief: Shannon Jenkins

Team owner: Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani

2013 wins/final rounds: 1/2

Career wins/final rounds: 4/10

Best points finish: 2nd (2012)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .781 seconds (Englishtown 2011)

Career-best speed: 246 .89 mph (Gainesville 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Earned victory at St . Louis; Posted runner-up finish at Norwalk; Posted No . 1 qualifier at Gainesville and Houston; Set best time of event at Gainesville, Houston, and Norwalk; Finished third in the point standings

2012: Was in the finals in the first two races of 2012 and secured a runner-up finish in Gainesville and won the event in Charlotte; finished a career best second in the points; set a career best speed of 246 .39 in Gainesville

2011: Raced to wins at Houston and Norwalk; finished seventh in the point standings

2010: Posted a runner-up finish at Englishtown and finished 16th in point standings

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Connie

Children: Marianne, Maria, Mikaela, Mikey

Hobbies: Watching his children play sports

Other employment: Owner, Western Beef supermarket

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

3

1

1

1

4

3

2

0

13-9

2012

10

2

1

2

2

4

1

3

0

18-9

2011

5

7

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

16-3

2010

7

16

0

1

0

3

1

1

2

6-5

Total

32

 

4

6

4

11

5

6

2

53-26

 

 

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Norwalk runner-up (Rickie Smith) St . Louis winner (Rickie Smith)

2012

Gainesville runner-up (Rickie Smith) Charlotte winner (Leah Pritchett) Indianapolis runner-up (Brad Brand)

2011

Houston winner (Khalid alBalooshi) Atlanta runner-up (Ed Hoover) Norwalk winner (Danny Rowe) Indianapolis runner-up (Eric Dillard)

2010

Englishtown runner-up (Von Smith)

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2013: Gainesville, Houston

2012: Gainesville, Houston, Englishtown

2010: Bristol







CRAIG CAWTE


Residence: Cranbrook, British Columbia Hometown: Cranbrook, British Columbia Date of birth: April 10, 1979

2014 car: Optimistic Enterprises Limited/Al Billes Racing 68 Camaro

Crew chiefs: Al Billes and Andy Cawte

Team owner: Cawte Motorsports

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Chantelle

Children: Curtis and Kendall

Hobbies: Motorcross racing, dirt bikes, family time

Other employment: Owner of Cawte Motorsports

Notable: Former racer in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL)








TROY COUGHLIN

Residence: Delaware, Ohio Hometown: Delaware, Ohio

Date of birth: June 30, 1964

2014 car: JEGS .com Chevy Corvette

Crew chief: Steve Petty

Team owner: CBR, LLC

2013 wins/final rounds: 2/4

Career wins/final rounds: 4/8

Best points finish: 1st (2012)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .827 seconds (Las Vegas 2 2012)

Career-best speed: 257 .97 mph (St .Louis 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Finished second in the point standings; Made four final round appearances with two season wins and two runner-up finishes; recorded top speed of event at Houston, Bristol, Indianapolis, and St . Louis

2012: Raced to first NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship in dramatic fashion by winning season ending event in Las Vegas; recorded his first career win at St .Louis; Was runner-up at Englishtown and Norwalk

2011: Raced to a semifinal finish in Atlanta; Attended all 10 events

2010: Only driver in series to qualify for all 10 events; Finished fourth in the point standings

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Julie

Children: Troy Jr ., Meghan, Paige, Kelly

Notable: 2009 National Muscle Car Association champion (Pro Street); won the 2005 Pro Mod exhibition event in Englishtown; three event wins in NHRA Pro Stock

Other employment: Vice President, JEGS Mail Order

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

2

2

2

1

1

3

0

1

17-7

2012

10

1

2

2

1

2

3

1

0

18-8

2011

10

12

0

0

1

2

4*

0

4

4-7

2010

10

4

0

0

2

1

7

0

0

5-10

Total

40

 

4

4

5

6

17

1

5

44-32

*DNQ Las Vegas 2 2011 but got in as alternate .

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Charlotte 1 winner (Kenny Lang) Englishtown runner-up (Mike Janis) Bristol runner-up (Rickie Smith)
Las Vegas winner (Danny Rowe)

2012

CAREER NO. 1

QUALIFIER RECORD

2012: Norwalk

Englishtown runner-up (Danny Rowe); Norwalk runner-up (Don Walsh) St .Louis winner (Danny Rowe); Las Vegas winner (Don Walsh)






PETER FARBER

Residence: Baldwinville, Mass . Hometown: Baldwinville, Mass . Date of birth: June 16, 1975

2014 car: CRC Brakeleen Dodge Daytona

Crew chief: Al Billes

Team owner: PJ and Sons Towing

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/1

Career wins/final rounds: 0/1

Best points finish: 8th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .886 (Gainesville 2013)

Career-best speed: 247 .84 mph (Gainesville 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to a semifinal round appearance at Gainesville and a career first runner-up finish at

Charlotte 2

2012: Raced to a semifinal round appearance and four quarter final round finishes

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Debra

Hobbies: Drag racing

Notable: In NHRA Pro Mod exhibition racing claimed victories at St . Louis and Indianapolis in

2009

Other employment: PJ and Sons Towing

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

8

0

1

1

2

5

0

1

7-9

2012

10

8

0

0

1

4

5

0

0

6-10

2011

9

12

0

0

1

2

3

0

2

4-6

2010

1

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

Total

30

 

0

1

3

8

13

0

4

17-25

*Qualified 16 at Bristol 2011 but was a no-show .

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Charlotte 2 runner-up (Von Smith)







BILL GLIDDEN

Residence: Whiteland, Ind . Hometown: Whiteland, Ind . Date of birth: Nov . 24, 1964

2014 car: Mickey Thompson Ford Mustang

Crew chiefs: Bill Glidden/Shannon Glidden

Team owner: Bill Glidden

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Shannon

Hobbies: Basketball, golf, racing, traveling the racing circuit

Other employment: Mickey Thompson tire development consultant

Notable: Most prolific driver in American Drag Racing League (ADRL) history; 2008 ADRL 10 .5 world champion; Former National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Pro Street racer; Second- generation racer; Son of legendary Pro Stock driver Bob Glidden, one of the NHRA’s Top 50

Drivers with 85 career victories








JASON HAMSTRA

Residence: Demotte, Ind . Hometown: Demotte, Ind . Date of birth: May 24, 1987

2014 car: 2010 Ford Mustang Crew chief: Kevin Hamstra Team owner: Kevin Hamstra

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 32nd (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 6 .114 seconds (St . Louis, 2013)

Career-best speed: 234 .53 mph (St . Louis, 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Made Pro Mod debut at Indianapolis

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Single

Hobbies: Racing

Other employment: Engineer

Notable: 2011 American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Pro Extreme world champion; 2009 ADRL Rookie of the Year

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

2

32

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0-1

Total

2

 

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0-1

 






DAVID HANCE

Residence: Long Island, N .Y . Hometown: Long Island, N .Y . Date of birth: May 13, 1968

2014 car: 57 Chevy

Crew chief: Eric Pezzuti

Team owner: David Hance

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 17th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .973 seconds (Charlotte 2, 2013)

Career-best speed: 248 .84 mph (St . Louis, 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Made Pro Mod debut at Charlotte 2; Reached semifinals at Charlotte 2

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Raquel

Children: Five children

Hobbies: drag racing

Other employment: Owner of New York Motorsports; Owner of County Auto Repair & County Auto

Sales; service manager

Notable: Competed in the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (NEOPMA), American Drag

Racing League (ADRL) and National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) events; 2006 Outlaw 10 .5
National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) world champion; Voted ProMedia “Drag Racing Ambassador of the Year” in 2006; Northeast Pro Mod record holder at Maryland International Raceway; Founder of Shakedown at E’town event

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

2

17

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

2-2

2012

1

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

Total

3

 

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

2-2

 


 

 


MIKE JANIS

Residence: Lancaster, N .Y . Hometown: Lancaster, N .Y . Date of birth: April 23, 1956

2014 car: Valvoline Chevy Camaro

Crew chief: Mike Janis Jr .

Team owner: Mike Janis

2013 wins/final rounds: 2/2

Career wins/final rounds: 2/4

Best points finish: 4th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .837 seconds (Englishtown 2011)

Career-best speed: 246 .57 mph (Englishtown 2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Earned two career-first victories at Englishtown and Indianapolis; Finished fourth in the points standings

2012: Posted semi-final appearance in Bristol

2011: Raced to a final round appearance in Englishtown; Finished sixth in the points standings

2010: Earned a runner-up finish at Atlanta; Claimed No .1 qualifying positions at Atlanta and

Indianapolis

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Michelle

Children: Mike Jr ., Sean

Hobbies: Family activities

Notable: Posted four No .1 qualifying performances during NHRA Pro Mod exhibition competition;

Other employment: Owner, Jan-Cen Racing Engines

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

4

2

0

1

4

3

0

0

14-8

2012

7

12

0

0

1

3

2

0

1

5-6

2011

9

6

0

1

1

2

5*

0

1

7-9

2010

10

13

0

1

1

1

3

2

4

6-6

Total

36

 

2

2

4

10

13

2

6

32-29

*2011 DNQ at Gainesville but got in as an alternate .

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Englishtown winner (Troy Coughlin) Indianapolis winner (Rickie Smith)

2011

Englishtown runner-up (Danny Rowe)

2010

Atlanta runner-up (Michael Gullqvist)

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2010: Atlanta, Indianapolis

 

 
 


MIKE KNOWLES

Residence: Grand Junction, Colo . Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo . Date of birth: July 7, 1971

2014 car: Knowles Transportation ’68 Chevy Camaro

Crew chief: Mike Knowles

Team owner: Mike Knowles

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/1

Best points finish: 10th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .888 seconds (Charlotte 2 2012)

Career-best speed: 247 .75 mph (Englishtown 2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to semifinal finishes at Charlotte 1 and Las Vegas

2012: Raced to runner-up finish at Charlotte 2; Set career best for elapsed time at Charlotte 2

2011: Raced to the second round of eliminations in Norwalk; Posted a career-best speed in

Englishtown

2010: Attended all 10 events during inaugural season; Qualified a season-high fifth at Gainesville and Houston

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Kim

Children: Zachary, Bryson

Hobbies: Houseboating

Other employment: Owner, Knowles Enterprises and Knowles Transportation

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

9

10

0

0

2

0

6

0

1

4-8

2012

8

11

0

1

0

3

3

0

1

6-7

2011

10

19

0

0

0

1

5

0

4

1-6

2010

10

18

0

0

0

0

6

0

4

0-6

Total

37

 

0

1

2

4

20

0

10

11-27

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2012

Charlotte 2 runner-up (Leah Pritchett)

 


 

KENNY LANG

Residence: Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada Hometown: Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada Date of birth: Aug . 30, 1968

2014 car: Summit Racing Chevy Corvette

Crew chief: Al Billes

Team owner: Kenny Lang

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/2

Career wins/final rounds: 1/3

Best points finish: 4th (2011)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .860 seconds (Gainesville 2010)

Career-best speed: 247 .52 mph (Gainesville 2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to a runner-up finishes at Charlotte 1 and Houston; Finished in top 10 in points

2012: Raced to a runner-up finish at Houston; finished in the top 10 in points

2011: Finished fourth in the point standings; posted a semifinal round finish at season-opening

Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals

2010: Finished sixth in the point standings; won season-opening Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Brenda

Children: Alexis

Hobbies: Car restoration, hockey

Other employment: Owner, auto body shop

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

7

0

2

0

3

5

0

0

9-10

2012

10

10

0

1

1

1

4

0

3

6-7

2011

10

4

0

0

1

2

7

0

0

4-10

2010

10

6

1

0

1

3

3

0

2

9-7

Total

40

 

1

3

3

9

19

0

5

28-34

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Charlotte 1 runner-up (Troy Coughlin) Houston runner-up (Clint Satterfield)

2012

Houston runner-up (Danny Rowe)

2010

Gainesville winner (Michael Gullqvist)

 



JIM LAURITA

Residence: Morgantown, W .Va . Hometown: Morgantown, W .Va . Date of birth: June 1, 1960

2014 car: 68 Camaro

Crew chief: Brandon Switzer Team owner: Jim Laurita Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 17th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .820 seconds (St . Louis, 2013)

Career-best speed: 245 .90 mph (St . Louis, 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Made Pro Mod debut at Charlotte 2; No . 1 qualifier at St . Louis; Earned best time of event at St . Louis (5 .820 seconds)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Becky

Children: Jimmy III, John, Andrew

Hobbies: Drag Racing, Cooking, Italian bread baking

Other employment: Self Employed in the energy production and service business (Coal, Oil

& Gas); Chairman of West Virginia Coal Association; Chairman of Family Policy Council of West
Virginia

Notable: Two-time Top Sportsman event champion; Two-time Pro Nitrous event champion

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

3

17

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

3-2

Total

3

 

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

3-2

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2013: St . Louis

 



STEVE MATUSEK

Residence: Olathe, Kan .

Date of birth: Sept .10, 1961

2014 car: 2013 Aeromotive Mustang

Crew chief: Chuck Samuel

Team owner: Steve Matusek

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 9th (2012)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .967 (Las Vegas 2, 2012)

Career-best speed: 251 .39 mph (Englishtown 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to a semifinal finish at Charlotte 1; Posted top speed of event at Charlotte 1 (250 .55)

2012: Posted career-best time and speed; Raced to semis at Houston

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Lori

Children: Amanda, Jessica, Kristen

Hobbies: Collect and restore old cars, crew chief for daughters drag cars, woodworking, working out, football, basketball

Other employment: Aeromotive founder and president

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

12

0

0

1

0

5

0

5

2-6

2012

10

9

0

0

1

2

5

0

2

4-8

2011

6

27

0

0

0

0

1*

0

6

0-1

Total

26

 

0

0

2

2

11

0

13

6-15

*DNQ Bristol 2011 but got in as alternate .

 



KEVIN RIVENBARK

Residence: Wallace, N .C . Hometown: Wallace, N .C . Date of birth: Jan . 3, 1967

2014 car: 2005 Pontiac Firebird

Crew chief: Todd Tutterow

Team owner: Earl Wells

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 15th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 6 .009 seconds (Las Vegas, 2013)

Career-best speed: 235 .89 mph (Indianapolis, 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Made Pro Mod debut at Indianapolis; Reached two semifinal rounds at Indianapolis and

Las Vegas

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Single

Children: Coolidge

Hobbies: Playing baseball, basketball and football with son

Notable: Former Super Stock racer

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

4

15

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

4-2

Total

4

 

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

4-2

 

 
 


DANNY ROWE

Residence: Laguna Hills, Calif . Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif . Date of birth: Sept . 7, 1961

2014 car: Agave Underground Tequila Chevy Camaro

Crew chief: Jimmy Rector

Team owner: Danny Rowe

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/1

Career wins/final rounds: 4/10

Best points finish: 2nd (2010, 2011)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .823 seconds (Charlotte 2011)

Career-best speed: 250 .27 mph (Gainesville 2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to runner-up finish at season-finale at Las Vegas; Earned four No . 1 qualifier positions; Set best time of event at Charlotte 1, Englishtown, Bristol, and Charlotte 2; Set top speed of event at Englishtown (247 .57)

2012: Won two consecutive events at Houston and Englishtown; was No .1 qualifier at Charlotte;

finished fifth in the points

2011: Raced to the win at Englishtown; finished runner-up in the world championship hunt for the second consecutive season

2010: Finished runner-up to Von Smith for the world championship

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Val

Children: Caitie, Chelsea, Cassidy

Hobbies: Golf, travel

Notable: 2000 West Coast Pro Mod Association champion; former WCPMA rookie of the year;

2006 IHRA runner-up

Other employment: Owner, import and trading company

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

         

1st

No. 1

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

6

0

1

3

3

4

4

0

10-10

2012

9

5

2

1

2

2

2

1

0

17-7

2011

10

2

1

4

2

1

0

1

2

21-7

2010

10

2

1

0

1

4

3

1

1

10-8

Total

39

 

4

6

8

10

9

7

3

58-32

 

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

St . Louis runner-up (Troy Coughlin)

2012

Houston winner (Kenny Lang) Englishtown winner (Troy Coughlin)

2011

Gainesville runner-up (Khalid alBalooshi) Englishtown winner (Mike Janis)
Bristol runner-up (Melanie Troxel) Norwalk runner-up (Mike Castellana) Las Vegas 2 runner-up (Leah Pritchett)

2010

Houston winner (Melanie Troxel)

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2013: Charlotte 1, Englishtown, Bristol, Charlotte 2

2012: Charlotte

2011: Norwalk

2010: St . Louis

 


 


CLINT SATTERFIELD

Hometown: Albuquerque, N .M . Residence: Albuquerque, N .M . Date of birth: Nov . 29, 1965

2014 car: BAC Enterprises 1968 Firebird

Crew chief: Bob Gardner

Team owner: Clint Satterfield

2013 wins/final rounds: 1/1

Career wins/final rounds: 1/1

Best points finish: 11th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .984 seconds (Norwalk, 2013)

Career-best speed: 246 .98 mph (Charlotte, 2013)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Earned first Pro Mod career win at Houston; Set top speed of event at Norwalk (245 .27)

2012: Made NHRA Pro Mod debut

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Cindy

Children: William, Lucas, Sam, Brittney, Haley, Hannah and Hope

Hobbies: Golf

Other employment: Co-owner of BAE Enterprises roofing company with father Bill

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

9

11

1

0

0

2

3

0

3

6-6

2012

4

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-4

Total

13

 

1

0

0

2

3

0

4

6-10

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Houston winner (Kenny Lang)






RICKIE SMITH

Residence: King, N .C . Hometown: King, N .C .

Date of birth: Dec .25, 1953

2014 car: IDG ’13 Camaro Crew chief: Rickie Smith Team owner: Rickie Smith

2013 wins/final rounds: 2/4

Career wins/final rounds: 4/7

Best points finish: 1st (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .833 seconds (Englishtown 2011)

Career-best speed: 244 .21 mph (Englishtown 2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Won first NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship title; Earned two victories at Bristol and Norwalk; Qualified No . 1 at Norwalk and Indianapolis; Made NHRA history when

he and son Matt, who won the NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship title, became first father-son duo to win championships in same season

2012: Raced to season opening win in Gainesville for his first NHRA Pro Mod Series victory; also raced to win at Bristol; finished a career best fourth in points

2011: Raced to the final round in Las Vegas and finished fifth in the point standings

2010: Anchored the quickest Pro Mod field in NHRA history at Englishtown with a 5 .980 second time; Competed in nine events; Qualified a season-high fourth at Bristol; Advanced to the semis at Norwalk

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Nancy

Children: Matthew, Amanda, Melissa

Hobbies: Golf

Notable: NHRA national event winner in Pro Stock; Earned two victories during NHRA Pro Mod exhibition competition, including winning the U .S . Nationals in 2003; Son Matt is a two-time NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

1

2

2

1

4

1

2

0

20-8

2012

10

4

2

0

1

4

3

1

0

14-8

2011

9

5

0

1

2

2

2

0

1

9-7

2010

9

15

0

0

1

1

5

0

2

3-7

Total

38

 

4

3

5

11

11

3

3

46-30

 

NHRA PRO MOD DRAG RACING SERIES

 CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Bristol winner (Troy Coughlin) Norwalk winner (Mike Castellana) Indianapolis runner-up (Mike Janis)
St . Louis runner-up (Mike Castellana)

2012

Gainesville winner (Mike Castellana) Bristol winner (Donald Walsh)

2011

Las Vegas runner-up (Khalid alBalooshi)

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2013: Norwalk, Indianapolis

2012: Bristol

 



 

VON SMITH

Residence: Oak Ridge, Tenn . Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tenn . Date of birth: May 10, 1963

2014 car: Dr . Moon/Al-Anabi ’69 Chevy Camaro

Crew chief: Howard Moon

Team owner: Al-Anabi Super Charger

2013 wins/final rounds: 2/2

Career wins/final rounds: 5/5

Best points finish: 1st (2010)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .879 seconds (Houston 2010)

Career-best speed: 247 .52 mph (Englishtown 2010)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Raced to two victories at Gainesville and Charlotte 2; Reached semifinal at Norwalk; Finished fifth in points standing

2010: Won inaugural NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship; Earned victories at

St .Louis, Englishtown and Bristol

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Marital Status: Single

Hobbies: Boating, motocross racing

Notable: Won the 2002 NHRA Div .2 championship in Top Alcohol Funny Car; Earned five NHRA

national event victories in Top Alcohol Funny Car competition; In motocross competition, won the
2006 AMA Vintage 250cc championship; three time IHRA Alcohol Funny Car champion

Other employment: Owner, powder coating business

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

10

5

2

0

1

3

4

0

0

13-8

2012 did not compete

2011

2

26

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0-2

2010

10

1

3

0

2

2

2

0

1

18-6

Total

22

 

5

0

3

5

8

0

1

31-16

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2013

Gainesville winner (Chip King) Charlotte 2 winner (Pete Farber)

2010

St .Louis winner (Dennis Radford) Englishtown winner (Mike Castellana) Bristol winner (Jay Payne)

 



 

PAT STOKEN

Residence: Eureka, Mont . Hometown: Eureka, Mont . Date of birth: May 18, 1954

2014 car: RJ 2014 Chevy Camaro

Crew chief: Cory and Casey Stoken

Team owner: Pat Stoken

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 40th (2013)

Career-best elapsed time: 6 .181 seconds (Charlotte 2, 2013)

Career-best speed: 217 .00 mph (Charlotte 2, 2013)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Terrie

Children: Cory, Casey, Caley

Hobbies: Racing, Family, Logging Business

Other employment: Owner, Stoken Logging and The Ranch Hand

Notable: American Drag Racing League (ADRL) World Finals 2012 Champion in Pro Nitrous; ADRL Battle of the Belts Pro Nitrous 2013 Champion

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

1

40

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

Total

1

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0-0

 

 




TODD TUTTEROW

Residence: Lewisville, N .C . Hometown: Lewisville, N .C .

Date of birth: June 6, 1964

2014 car: 67 Mustang Crew chief: Todd Tutterow Team owner: Earl Wells

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 0/0

Best points finish: 18th (2012)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .876 seconds (Las Vegas, 2013)

Career-best speed: 250 .69 mph (Charlotte 2, 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013: Earned No . 1 qualifier at Las Vegas; Set low E .T . and top speed at Las Vegas

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Denise

Children: Ty and Tia

Hobbies: Drag Racing with family

Other employment: Fulltime Driver/Tuner

Notable: 2009 and 2011 American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Battle for the Belts Champion

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013

4

27

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

0-1

2012

3

18

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

2-3

Total

7

 

0

0

0

2

2

1

3

2-4

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2013: Las Vegas

 


 


DON WALSH

Residence: White Lake, Mich . Hometown: White Lake, Mich . Date of birth: Feb . 15, 1972

2014 car: Walsh Motorsports/Precision Turbo Ford Mustang

Crew chief: Justin Haddon

Team owner: Harry Hruska

2013 wins/final rounds: 0/0

Career wins/final rounds: 1/3

Best points finish: 3rd (2012)

Career-best elapsed time: 5 .816 seconds (St . Louis, 2012)

Career-best speed: 255 .43 mph (St . Louis, 2012)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012: Made Pro Mod Series debut; Qualified at all 10 events; Won at Norwalk; Qualified No . 1 at four events; Finished third in the point standings

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Wife: Ashley

Children: Kaylee

Hobbies: Cars, Wake boarding, Dirt bikes, Snowmobiling, and spending time with family

Other employment: D&D Performance

Notable: Won three consecutive NMRA Pro 5 .0 world championships; World Ford Challenge winner

CAREER STATISTICS

 

No.

Pts.

       

1st

No. 1

 

Round

Year

Races

Fin.

Won

R/U

Semi.

Qtr.

Rd.

Qfy.

DNQ

W-L

2013 did not compete

2012

10

3

1

2

2

2

3

4

0

16-9

Total

10

 

1

2

2

2

3

4

0

16-9

CAREER FINAL-ROUND RECORD

2012

Bristol runner-up (Rickie Smith) Norwalk winner (Troy Coughlin)
Las Vegas runner-up (Troy Coughlin)

CAREER NO. 1 QUALIFIER RECORD

2012: Bristol, Indianapolis, St . Louis, Las Vegas

 

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