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Ken Quartuccio Kicks Off 2023 Outlaw Pro Mod Season with U.S. Street Nationals Victory at Bradenton

BRADENTON, FL – Multi-time U.S. Street Nationals presented by M&M Transmission winner Ken Quartuccio scored his first Pro Mod class win at the long-running event Sunday night at Bradenton Motorsports Park. In the Outlaw Pro Mod presented by FuelTech and PJS Racing final round, Quartuccio used a 3.652-second pass at 204.35 mph to defeat Raymond Matos and his 3.677 at 202.67 to collect the trophy and the $32,000 check.

The other U.S. Street Nationals winners are Marcus Birt in Pro 275 presented by M&M Transmission, Andy Manson in Limited Drag Radial presented by TBM Brakes and Pro Line Racing, Kenny Hubbard in X275 presented by Rife Sensors and PST Driveshafts, Shawn Pevlor in Ultra Street presented by TRZ Motorsports and Innovative Racecraft, Brad Schehr in Limited 235 presented by SPA Tools and ICE Ignition, Chris Holdorf in Outlaw 632 presented by Voss Wheelie Bars, Kevin Lumsden in Sealed Crate Motor Shootout presented by Scoggin-Dickey, NTS, and Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, and Marques Hatton in the N/T Shootout presented by Florida N/T and Speed & Truck World.

Index class wins went to Geordan Hoagland in 5.50 Index, Bill Stepp in 6.50 Index, and Gerard Hamlik in 7.50 Index.

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Chip King Takes New Charger to No. 1 Spot in Pro Mod at U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – Pro Modified veteran Chip King used a blistering 3.591-second pass at 207.88 mph in his brand-new Dreamworks ’70 Charger to qualify No. 1 atop the quickest 32-car field in Outlaw Pro Mod history Saturday at the U.S. Street Nationals presented by M&M Transmission. Just a tenth of a second separated King and the No. 32 qualifier by the time qualifying was complete at Bradenton Motorsports Park.

Along with Outlaw Pro Mod, several other classes completed qualifying at the U.S. Street Nationals. The low qualifiers are Jason Collins in Pro 275 presented by M&M Transmission, Paul Gargus in Limited Drag Radial presented by TBM Brakes and Pro Line Racing, Jamie Stanton in X275 presented by Rife Sensors and PST Driveshafts, Brian Keep in Ultra Street presented by TRZ Motorsports and Innovative Racecraft, Brad Schehr in Limited 235 presented by SPA Tools and ICE Ignition, Daryl Stewart in Outlaw 632 presented by Voss Wheelie Bars, and Kevin Lumsden in Sealed Crate Motor Shootout presented by Scoggin-Dickey, NTS, and Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

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After qualifying No. 13 on Friday, Chip King rolled into Saturday qualifying on a mission. King and his Dreamworks Motorsports team led by Terry Coyle and Justin Carmack successfully executed their mission when King fired off a 3.591 at 207.88 in the first session of the day. He took away the No. 1 spot from Mark Micke, also debuting a new car, who shot to the top with his 3.594 at 218.55 just moments earlier. King was still on top after two more sessions, which his team sat out.

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Randy Weatherford Fires Off 3.605-Second Pass to Lead Friday Pro Mod Qualifying at U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – Perennial Pro Mod front runner Randy Weatherford laid down a 3.605-second pass at 210.11 mph to take the provisional No. 1 spot in Outlaw Pro Mod presented by FuelTech and PJS Racing on Friday at the U.S. Street Nationals presented by M&M Transmission. Weatherford set low E.T. in the first of two Friday qualifying sessions, leading a field of 41 other drivers in the class at the Bradenton Motorsports Park event.

“I tell you, this is a really tough field,” Weatherford said. “I feel good about it. I struggled down here at the [Snowbird Outlaw Nationals] in December with this new car. I had some problems with it and we didn’t race it. We took it back to the shop and worked on it. Hat’s off to RK Racecraft and Pro Line. I wouldn’t be here today with this hot rod without these guys. It feels good to lead this pack. Right now, I’m sitting on top of the pole. Come get it.”

Driving his ProCharged WS Construction ’22 Camaro, Weatherford also recorded a 3.722 at just 174.23 in the second session. A spark plug issue prevented the Virginia driver from making a quicker pass under the lights.

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Big Payouts Up for Grabs in Pro Mod and More at Bradenton’s U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – Another season of thrilling heads-up racing at Bradenton Motorsports Park is set to begin this weekend with the U.S. Street Nationals presented by M&M Transmission, Jan. 26-29. With Outlaw Pro Mod headlining a lineup that also includes drag radial classes like Pro 275 and X275, the U.S. Street Nationals is also the official season opener for many of the country’s best outlaw racers.

Outlaw Pro Mod presented by FuelTech and PJS Racing will pay $32,000 to the winner of the 32-car qualified field. The entry list includes heavy hitters like four-time and reigning PDRA Pro Nitrous world champion Jim Halsey, two-time and reigning PDRA Pro Boost world champion Todd Tutterow, two-time and reigning NEOPMA Pro Mod champion Mike Decker Jr., reigning FuelTech Radial Outlaws Series Radial vs. the World champion Jason Lee, Melanie Salemi, Stan Shelton, JR Gray, and Jason Scruggs.

The U.S. Street Nationals is the first of three major Pro Mod races at Bradenton this season. The others are the $100,000-to-win Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod March 3-5 and the 52nd annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals in early December.

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U.S. Street Nationals Eliminations Canceled Due to Cold Weather

BRADENTON, FL – Another full day of forecasted cold weather led to the cancellation of Sunday eliminations at the 17th annual U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The race will not be rescheduled, and the guaranteed payout funds will be distributed to all drivers left in competition.

“Long story short, by the time this track gets enough temperature in it to run you guys, we’ll be lucky if we get one round done,” said track owner Victor Alvarez at a driver’s meeting Sunday morning. “We’re going to call the race because we want everybody to go home in one piece and everybody be safe. All the payouts are guaranteed so we’ll split everything up.”

When Alvarez and his track prep team – which included Jimmy Bradshaw and Tyler Crossnoe – considered the track conditions and the possible outcomes, they determined it was best to make the call early enough to give teams time to pack up and get on the road.

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Unseasonably Cold Temperatures Put A Pause on First Round of Eliminations at U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – Rapidly dropping track temperatures forced track officials to postpone eliminations Saturday evening at the 17th annual U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Racing was six pairs into the first round of eliminations in M&M Transmission Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering when the track temp dropped out of a safe range.

“Earlier in the week we had a ton of rain and we’ve been fighting the weather ever since then,” said Victor Alvarez, owner and promoter, Bradenton Motorsports Park. “We got a good handle on the track, but it’s just so cold and the sun was going away. Within 15 minutes, we lost 20 degrees of track temp. It was going away really quickly. Rather than put anyone at risk, we decided to call it. If it’s not safe, we just won’t race. We’ll try to race again tomorrow. We’ll do whatever we can. We’re going to do our best to get it done and crown a champion and keep everyone safe.”

Two qualifying sessions were completed in all classes before going into Pro Mod eliminations. First-round winners included Kevin Rivenbark, Stan Shelton, Randy Adler, Randy Merrick, Stevie “Fast” Jackson, and Ken Quartuccio.

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Jim Halsey Leads Rain-Shortened Pro Mod Qualifying at U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – Three-time and defending PDRA Pro Nitrous world champion Jim Halsey is kicking off his 2022 season as the provisional No. 1 qualifier in M&M Transmission Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering at Bradenton Motorsports Park’s 17th annual U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons.

Halsey recorded a 3.635-second pass at 208.17 mph during the second qualifying session, which was cut short due to popup rain showers and cool temperatures. Qualifying will continue Saturday.

The 3.63 pass was one of the first few on a brand-new Fulton-built 959ci engine in Halsey’s “Daddy Shark” ’68 Camaro. It also powered Halsey to a 3.66 in Thursday testing.

“We’re pretty happy with that part,” Halsey said. “We’re just trying to gain a little bit of time like we have been over the last few years.”

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Sixty Pro Mods to Battle for 32 Qualifying Spots, $32,000 at U.S. Street Nationals

BRADENTON, FL – A full list of 60 drivers will fight for the right to race in the 32-car, $32,000-to-win M&M Transmission Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering field at the U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons at Bradenton Motorsports Park this weekend. The race serves as the kickoff of the 2022 outlaw drag racing season, with a host of small-tire classes set to join the headlining Pro Mod show.

The U.S. Street Nationals comes less than two months after Bradenton hosted the 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, where 50 Pro Mod drivers raced for $50,000.

“It’s a good feeling and it’s cool that the Snowbirds went so well that this sold out even faster,” said Victor Alvarez, owner and promoter, Bradenton Motorsports Park. “Pro Mod is alive and well. Bradenton is getting recognized as a premier track for outlaw Pro Mod racing, which is the goal. We all work really, really hard – my whole staff – to provide a venue and events that the big dogs want to come race at. It’s a very big deal to all of us and we’re all really happy. It’s also a big deal for the sport. It’s going to be a very good year for Pro Mod, and it all starts right here.”

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USSN Final Qualifying – All Classes

X-TREME PRO MOD Qualifying Results (9 entries) for Saturday, January 30, 2016

Low ET 3.604 1382 TOMMY D’APRILE
Top Speed 214.38 1382 TOMMY D’APRILE

Number Class Vehicle Engine Driver Home Town ET MPH Top MPH

1 1382 XPM 15 CORVETTE 525 TOMMY D’APRILE PT. CHARLOTTE FL 3.604 214.38 214.38
2 1 XPM 68 CAMARO BAE HEMI JASON SCRUGGS SALTILLO MS 3.608 214.08 214.08
3 5 XPM 67 MUSTANG 526 TIM TINDLE SANTA ROSA BEACH FL 3.660 207.94 207.94
4 10 XPM 05 CORVETTE 526 FRANKIE TAYLOR DICKINSON TX 3.756 205.38 205.38
5 1969 XPM 69 CAMARO BICKEL BAE 522 JOHNNY COBB LEXINGTON KY 3.768 196.59 196.59
6 080 XPM 69 BICKEL CAMARO 526 AL ZAFARI BALL GROUND GA 3.837 177.33 177.33
7 277 XPM 71 MUSTANG BUCK TERR LEGGETT PINETOWN NC 3.983 165.50 165.50
8 4 XPM 69 CAMARO HEMI 471 BRANDON SNIDER ATMORE AL 4.691 119.52 119.52
9 492 XPM 63 CORVETTE BAE 521 JOHN SULLIVAN OAKLAND TN 5.531 110.49 110.49

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