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Mike Castellana snags NHRA Toyota Nationals Pro Mod pole

Mike Castellana improved on his No. 1 qualifying pass from Friday to remain atop the field going into race day at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals.
27 Oct 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Mike Castellana improved on his No. 1 qualifying pass from Friday to remain atop the field going into race day at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service portion of the NHRA Toyota Nationals. This weekend’s Pro Mod racing, presented by Trask Performance, is the last race of the season for the category. 
 
Castellana posted a run of 5.710-seconds at 252.80 during the first qualifying session of the day on Saturday in his '17 Camaro. 
 
“I really didn’t think our run from last night was going to hold," said Castellana. "I wanted to make sure we did better than yesterday because I knew everyone was going to improve too. We’re not in the championship hunt this year but coming into the final race of the season is a big bonus for us.”
 
Mike Janis aims for his first category crown as the current points leader, is qualified fifth and will face Mike Caruso on Sunday. Rickie Smith trials Janis in the standings and will begin race day from the bottom half of the field after qualifying 14th. He will race Jeremy Ray in eliminations. 

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series eliminations begin Sunday at 9 a.m. at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.