Todd Tutterow had little time to enjoy the accolades Sep. 8, after winning the Pro Modified title at the ADRL Memphis Drags III, as his twin-turbocharged ’70 Duster went straight to the trailer and his crew loaded up for a 500-mile, on-through-the-night dash to Indianapolis where they were already qualified to race in the rain-postponed U.S. Nationals.
Still, the 2009 ADRL Pro Extreme champ did say he’s gradually learning how to run turbocharged combinations after managing nitrous and supercharged engines for many years.
“Yeah, I think we’re getting a handle on it,” the Yadkinville, NC-based veteran allowed after nearly matching his top qualifying time of 3.906 seconds with a 3.909 victory at 199.02 mph against Swedish racer Adam Flamholc in the Pro Mod final at Memphis International Raceway.
With only an eight-car field, Tutterow beat Dave Roemer and Mike Janis to reach the final, while Flamholc, who also headed to Indy right after the Memphis final, handled Rick Stivers with a holeshot win and beat Pat Musi in the semis.
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