AlBalooshi Ends Pro Mod Victory Drought

Khalid AlBalooshi earned his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series win of the year Sunday at Bristol Dragway. (NHRA Photo)

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Khalid AlBalooshi drove to his first victory of the season and fourth of his career Sunday during the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by presented by J&A Service portion of the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

AlBalooshi used a 5.924-second pass at 247.38 mph in his Bahrain ‘17 Chevy Camaro to take down Todd Tutterow in the finals.

“I’ve been thinking about retiring recently and wondering if I could still compete in this class, but finally I got a win again and it feels amazing,” AlBalooshi said. “I just came out here and had fun and this is definitely a good way to get some momentum heading into the rest of the season.”

Tutterow notched his first final round of the appearance of 2018 as his 5.948-second pass at 242.10 mph was not enough to defeat AlBalooshi.

AlBalooshi jumps up to third in the Pro Mod standings with the victory, while Tutterow now sits in eighth. Mike Janis retains his points lead in the class by following up his victory in Richmond with a semifinal exit in Bristol.