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2019 US Street Nationals Coverage

Straight Line Media

Kyle Christ


Pro Modified

 

Pro Modified was a show of broken records, both personal and class. Starting Thursday with testing, we saw repeated 3.66 runs from both Mac McAdams and Jay Cox. Saturday night we witnessed the fastest pass from a Pro Charged equipped car in the world. Kevin Rivenbark was able to produce a stellar 3.613 at 207.37, which was low ET of the event. This also broke the current Pro Boost record in PDRA, though not official, he will be a force to be reckoned with when the season begins in April at GALOT Motorsports Park. Rivenbark was also the number 1 qualifier, going 3.634 at 207.08 with Daniel Pharris right behind him with a 3.678 at 218.87, and 2-time Pro Nitrous champion Jason Harris not far behind, being the fastest nitrous car producing a 3.700 at 201.29. Two rounds of competition were completed before the race was called due to weather.

 

 

Radial VS the World

 

Radial VS the World was everything it is hyped up to be and more. During testing, radial star Tim Slavens produced an amazing 3.643 at 214.79 with Jeff Sitton right behind him at 3.647, leaving hopes high for qualifying and giving some hope to see the first 3.5x on a radial tire. The top qualifier award was given to John Carinci going 3.724 at 214.18 with newcomer Justin Swanstrom just two thousandths of a second behind with a 3.726 at 195.10. The first two rounds were very exciting, with the marquee matchup of Mark Micke and Tim Slavens, meeting in the first round of competition. Micke was able to get the advantage off the tree and take Slavens out running a 3.724 at 211.71 to Slavens quicker but loosing 3.705 at 213.87. Two rounds were ran, with the third in the water. Carinci and longtime radial racer Dwayne Mills ran, with Carinci breaking the tires loose and hitting the wall. It was after this incident that the race was called due to weather.