Volume III, Issue 2, Page 20


In qualifying Jay Payne’s ’68 Camaro became the first NHRA legal Pro Mod to qualify number one with a 6.05 on a 6.75 index. (Tim Marshall photo)

Lou Ficco Jr’s  B/Altered powerglide-equipped '04 Cavalier  was the third qualifier with a  7.307  on a 7.98 index and  Dan Fletcher in a C/EA ’07 Cobalt nailed down the fifth spot with a 8.072  pass on his  8.72 index.

In the always fan popular, wheels-up Super Stock division Dan Fletcher driving his SS/AS ’69 Camaro redeemed his final round loss in Comp recording a  9.352, 134.56 lap on a 9.90 index to take the measure of Brad Rounds, Chevy S-10, 9.335, 142.60 on a 10.25 index.

Brad Rounds  (Tim Marshall photo)

Other notable Chevy qualifiers at Pomona included two of the top three: 2. SS/BM Ryan McClanahan, Alta Loma, CA, '08 Cobalt 8.411  9.65  -1.239; 3. SS/CM Jimmy DeFrank, Chatsworth, CA, '08 Cobalt  8.725  9.95  -1.225.

In Stock Eliminator action Chevys didn’t make the top of the qualifying list but when it counted in the final round it was an all-bowtie battle. Toby Lang who finished third in World Championship points in 2007 lined his ’81 Malibu up against Jim DeFrank’s ’68 Camaro B/SA car. Lang ran an 11.630, 108.76 on a 13.15 index to defeat DeFrank, who ran a 10.502, 125.71 on his 11.55 index.

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