Mike Castellana ran quickest in the first round of qualifying at the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series portion of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by JEGS.com, is the ninth of 12 events on the 2017 schedule.
Castellana raced a track elapsed-time record 5.709-second pass at 252.52 mph in his Al Anabi Racing Chevrolet Camaro during Friday’s only qualifying session at the world’s biggest drag race.
"It's great, you know, to be No. 1 after the first session,” said Castellana, who is the points leader and holds the national elapsed-time record. “It takes the pressure off the rest of the weekend. I owe it all to my crew - they just do an awesome job with this car."
Steve Jackson is currently in the second position with a 5.779 pass at 249.63 in his Bahrain 1 Racing Chevrolet Camaro and Steven Whitely is holding onto third with a 5.785 pass at 249.03 in his Y-Not Racing / J&A Service Cadillac.
NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series qualifying continues Saturday at approximately 1:45 p.m.