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Molinari qualifies No. 3, looks to chase down Castellana

The top three in the standings in the J&A Service Pro Mod Series finished in the top three in qualifying. Shane Molinari finished third and will try to chase down Mike Castellana and Troy Coughlin.
02 Sep 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Shane Molinari

Mike Castellana continues to lead qualifying through Saturday 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’s Friday night track elapsed-time record 5.709-second pass at 252.52 mph in his Al Anabi Racing Chevrolet Camaro held up through an additional two rounds of qualifying at the world’s biggest drag race. 

"My team's put together a great car and we just hope we can keep this momentum up,” Castellana said. “We've got one more qualifier tomorrow. I don't think the order's going to change tomorrow because it's supposed to be a little hotter. We're just going to take it round by round. Hopefully we can keep going."

Troy Coughlin moved up to the second position with is 5.743 pass at a track speed record of 258.76 in his JEGs Mail Order Corvette. Shane Molinari currently holds the third spot with his improved time of 5.750 at 257.63. 

NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series qualifying continues Sunday at 2 p.m. with round one of eliminations slated to begin at 5:40 p.m.