ORLANDO, Fla. — Pro modified driver Jason Scruggs is eager for another shot at the $50,000 prize at the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS. Scruggs qualified second and set low elapsed time of the first round before going out in the second round in the inaugural event.
Scruggs and his family business, ScruggsFarm.com, have also signed on as an event sponsor for the race March 5-7 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.
“You have the best Pro Mod and Pro Stock cars in the world there,” said Scruggs, one of the co-founders and former co-owners of the PDRA. “Drag Illustrated, Wes Buck and Elite Motorsports put on a great deal. With me coming from PDRA through the years, I know what it’s like to put on a race. People don’t really understand how much goes into it; how much thought, preparation and money goes into an event. If everybody can kind of do their part, it makes for a better event. It’s just a cool deal. It’s a good atmosphere and something I want to be involved with.”
Scruggs just returned from preseason testing at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park, where he made multiple passes in the mid-5.60-second range. The conditions were like those Scruggs raced in when he qualified No. 2 in the 33-car field at the inaugural World Doorslammer Nationals, giving Scruggs confidence going into this year’s event.
The World Doorslammer Nationals will be Scruggs’ first race of the season, with plans to attend around half of the 12 scheduled NHRA Pro Mod events.