Don Walsh raced to his first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the rain-delayed NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx portion of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus.
Walsh took the top spot at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with a performance of 5.854 seconds at 252.52 mph in his Walsh Precision Turbo Ford Mustang. The winner of the tour's most recent event in Norwalk, Ohio, Walsh will face Brad Brand in Sunday's first round of eliminations at the world's most prestigious drag race as he goes for his second win of the season and third consecutive final round.
Other notable first round pairings in the seventh of 10 events in the series are Troy Coughlin vs. Adam Flamholc, 2011 Indy runner-up Mike Castelllana vs. Shannon Jenkins, series points leader Rickie Smith vs. Clint Satterfield and Donald Martin vs. Leah Pruett.
Sunday's first-round eliminations pairings for the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx portion of the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.
1. Don Walsh, Ford Mustang, 5.854, 252.52 vs. 16. Brad Brand, Chevy Corvette, 8.940, 103.96; 2. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 5.909, 256.21 vs. 15. Adam Flamholc, Camaro, 7.520, 120.05; 3. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.925, 241.67 vs. 14. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.689, 176.14; 4. Donald Martin, Camaro, 5.961, 243.85 vs. 13. Leah Pruett, Mustang, 6.520, 241.80; 5. Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.963, 242.89 vs. 12. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 6.270, 241.11; 6. Pat Musi, Dodge Stratus, 6.004, 230.10 vs. 11. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.254, 240.77; 7. Todd Tutterow, Plymouth Duster, 6.031, 247.57 vs. 10. Scott Ray, Corvette, 6.113, 233.52; 8. Harold Martin, Corvette, 6.057, 236.75 vs. 9. Steve Matusek, Mustang, 6.064, 247.79. Did Not Qualify: 17. Kenny Lang, 12.384, 95.20.
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