Hard work and dozens of test passes between events paid off for Jay Cox as he took down defending world champion Jim Halsey in the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous final round at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Proline Racing Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Frederick Line-X Saturday night. 
Along with Cox, Kevin Rivenbark (Penske/PRS Pro Boost presented by WS Construction), Johnny Pluchino (Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock), Dillon Voss ($hameless Racing Pro Outlaw 632) and Tim Essick (Drag 965 Pro Street) collected professional class victories at the Virginia Motorsports Park event.
The sportsman event victories went to John Benoit in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman presented by Tejas Borja, Steve Furr in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster, Stacy Hall in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman 48 and Rikki Molnar in Lucas Oil Top Dragster 48. Mike Shields picked up the win in Edelbrock Bracket Bash.
In the Jr. Dragster categories, North Chesterfield, Virginia’s Mallory Logan capitalized on her No. 2 qualifying position by racing to the Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster final round, where she used a holeshot advantage to win with an 8.018 to Noah Cornatzer’s 7.967, both on a 7.90 dial-in. Lane Morgan earned the Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster win over CJ Jenkins, with Morgan running 9.228 on a 9.04 dial-in and Jenkins breaking out with 9.01 on a 9.02 dial-in.