GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It was a final round for the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series record books Sunday during the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Todd Tutterow took home the Wally trophy at Gainesville Raceway over Steve Jackson when he got the holeshot win with his 5.662-second lap at 251.86 mph.
Jackson posted a quicker 5.643-second pass at 253.95, setting the Pro Mod national speed record but coming up short of the win.
“I won a lot of races a lot of places, a lot of championships everywhere, but this means a lot to me,” Tutterow said. “My mom and dad have been wanting me to do the NHRA thing for years and years and I finally got the opportunity.”
Tutterow’s Gatornationals win is his first career win in Pro Mod.
En route to his win, Tutterow defeated Mike Janis, Chad Green and Marc Caruso, while Jackson took out Eric Latino, Steven Whiteley and Jeremy Ray.
From Yadkinville, N.C., the 54-year-old Tutterow is a former Sportsman Class Racers Ass’n champion, as well as the 1987 Farmington Dragway track champion.
In professional class action, Richie Crampton led the list of winners. For more information on those finals, click here.