The J&A Service Pro Mod Team needs round wins for top 10 contention.
Indianapolis, IN. – 25 year old Steven Whiteley has experienced success since debuting his new 2018 J&A Service ZL1 Camaro and is looking to capitalize off of the success at this weekend’s 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Whiteley has qualified in the top half of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series ladder at every event he has entered with the Camaro, but has yet to transfer his qualifying success into eliminations.
“We didn’t expect to see the car performing as well as it has in qualifying as early as it did,” the father of two said. “Normally there is a learning curve and I believe what we are learning now is the difference between how the car reacts in qualifying verse eliminations as well as making the correct decisions when the time comes.”
Since Whiteley’s last NHRA sanctioned event in June, the J&A Service team has installed a new Bruno drive unit with a liberty trans brake, attended Drag Illustrated Founder, Wes Buck’s World Series of Pro Mod (WSOPM) Race at the beginning of August in Denver, Colorado and tested earlier this week at Beech Bend Drag Strip Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“The new setup takes me back to my Top Sportsman days,” Whiteley said. “I am still adapting to it in the Camaro, but feel confident with the results it has produced so far and hope to go rounds with it this weekend in Indy.”
Steven Whiteley will race alongside his father Jim Whiteley in the highly competitive Pro Mod class this weekend. Qualifying of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series begins Friday August 31 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sunday at 10:45 am and 2:00 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change.
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