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Mike Castellana with 2nd consecutive win for Al Anabi at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals

Mike Castellana continued to dominate the NHRA Pro Mod to tie Season 2017 with the Al Anabi Performance's 2017 Camaro at the Southern Nationals Atlanta Dragway with a second consecutive win few weeks after he set NHRA quickest time.On the same event Castellana reached a 5.71s at Q2 that registers as a second quickest NHRA pro mod elapsed time in the history of the NHRA.

  • 2nd Quickest elapsed time - Q2
Castellana launched hard at Q2 and kept it hooked up to make the second quickest pass in the history of the class. He improves on his number one qualifying spot. Mike Castellana's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.531, 660ft-3.772/200.23 mph, 1,000ft-4.825. he now has four out five of the quickest pass in the history of Pro Mod. Jackson with tire shake and clicks it off.
Mike Castellana in Al Anabi Racing ’17 Camaro
Mike Castellana in Al Anabi Racing ’17 Camaro - Photo by PRS 
  • Stevie GAPPED?
Castellana drove his Al Anabi Racing ’17 Camaro to a 5.776-second pass at 249.21 mph to defeat Steve Jackson on a hole shot after he ran a 5.772 pass at 247.61. Castellana’s reaction time of .025 bettered Jackson’s .052
“I owe it to my crew,” Castellana said. “We had a little incident in qualifying, they got the car together. We had a mechanical failure the round before, they got the car back together. We made great runs, and I just thank my crew for putting this whole thing together.”
This was the first time Jackson and Castellana have faced each other in eliminations. Castellana with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0237 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Castellana wins for the second consecutive race and the second time this season. This was his eighth career Wally. 
  • Weather conditions: 
  • air temperature 74 degrees, 
  • relative humidity 23 percent,
  • barometer 29.15 inches, 
  • adjusted altitude 2,213 feet,
  • track temperature 115 degrees. 

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