Finish Line Consultants and FTI Performance have announced a special FTI Pro Mod Showdown award that will take place during the qualifying and the first round of eliminations in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
The FTI Pro Mod Showdown will consist of the driver putting together the best reaction time and e.t. average during the three qualifying rounds, as well as the first round of eliminations over the course of Friday and Saturday. The winner will receive $7,500 from FTI Performance, continuing the strong recent momentum in the NHRA Pro Mod category.
“FTI Performance and NHRA Pro Mod racing go hand in hand,” says Krista Baldwin, Director of Marketing of the Wharton Automotive Group. “What better way to celebrate that relationship than with the FTI Pro Mod Showdown. We will be contesting the showdown through the qualifying rounds and first round of eliminations. The team with the best combined reaction time and e.t. average will win the big check of $7,500. FTI Performance owner Paul Lee will hold the celebration at his nitro Funny Car pit following the first round. We are super excited to get to Gainesville and get the 2023 NHRA season underway.”
Two rounds of qualifying in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports take place on Friday at 1 and 6 p.m. ET at the legendary facility in Gainesville, while the final qualifying round is at 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The first round of eliminations is slated for 5 p.m., with the FTI Pro Mod Showdown adding another exciting incentive for the class over the first two days at the NHRA Gatornationals.
“We are really excited with all the opportunities that we, as a class, have been able to generate,” said Debbie O’Rourke of Finish Line Consultants. “The racers, NHRA, and our sponsors are truly a community that are working together to benefit everyone. In addition to this special award, we are welcoming Noonan Race Engineering as the Top Qualifier sponsor and a whole host of new sponsors throughout the season, which will be announced soon. We believe that having our own space on the NHRA on FOX broadcast and creating the Road to the Championship sets us up for success, and we welcome new and future racers to the class.”