After what seemed to be an eternal winter break, and then a rain delay, the season opener of the Texas Outlaw Pro Mods finally happened. Fifteen teams came out of hibernation ready to get a new year started. After two rounds of qualifying, here’s how everything unfolded.
#1 Steve Wiley – 3.837 at 198.00 mph
#2 Bob Alexander – 3.993 at 193 mph
#3 Gaylen Smith – 4.106 at 150 mph
#4 Perry Dunn – 4.220 at 188 mph
#5 Jay Ligon – 4.240 at 169 mph
#6 James Satterwhite – 4.268 at 177 mph **Low ET & Top MPH nitrous**
#7 Kevin Hargett – 4.336 at 175 mph
#8 David Baldwin – 4.503 at 162 mph
#9 Marc McClaskey – 4.504 at 163 mph
#10 Eric Clark – 4.794 at 149 mph
#11 Wayne Welch – 4.797 at 160 mph
#12 Chuck Poindexter – 4.894 at 150 mph **Best Reaction time qualifying** (.004 RT)
#13 Alfred Whiteside – 5.112 at 132 mph
#14 Rodney Parks – 5.569 at 113 mph
#15 Eddie Roach – 6.686 at 68 mph
Steve Wiley (W) 3.836 at 197 mph (.071 RT) **Low ET Blown**
David Baldwin (RU) 6.510 at 74 mph (.066 RT)
Wiley came out of the trailer with something to prove. Baldwin was unable to get a big enough jump on him at the light and it was all over shortly after launch.
Jay Ligon (W) 8.932 at 50 mph (1.11 RT) Competition bye
Perry Dunn (RU) N/T
Perry Dunn did his burnout and kept going giving the Army Truck a competition bye into the semi’s.
James Satterwhite (W) 4.300 at 170 mph (.165 RT)
Marc McClaskey (RU) 6.764 at 87 mph (.202 RT)
Marc was first alternate and he filled in for Gaylen Smith who broke the rear-end in 2nd round qualifying. Neither driver looked like they were in a hurry to leave but James did get the headstart and kept it all the way down track claiming the round win.
Bob Alexander (W) 3.989 at 194 mph (.076 RT)
Kevin Hargett (RU) 4.446 at 173 mph (.104 RT)
Team Bob also came out of the trailer looking like they had unfinished business to take care of. Alexander’s car was tied to a string all night. Hargett was on an off-paced run and couldn’t hold off the hard charging “Team Bob” Chevy Camaro in the other lane.
Steve Wiley (W) 3.991 at 157 mph (.071 RT)
Jay Ligon (RU) 5.319 at 113 mph (.033 RT)
Wiley overcomes a starting line disadvantage to take the win.
Bob Alexander (W) 3.971 at 195 mph (.059 RT) Competition bye
James Satterwhite (RU) N/T
James burnt a piston first round and was unable to make the call. Team Bob made another nice run.
Bob Alexander (W) 3.935 at 198 mph (.026 RT) **Best Reaction time eliminations**
Steve Wiley (RU) 3.945 at 198.38 mph (-.157 RT) **Foul**/**Top MPH Blown**
This was the race of the night. It doesn’t get much better than this (for Bob). Looking good Bob!!! Congratulations to Team Bob for their win and also to Steve Wiley and Team TGR for their runner-up finish as well.