TUTTEROW TAKES ADRL PRO MOD WIN TO INDY

Todd Tutterow had little time to enjoy the accolades Sep. 8, after winning the Pro Modified title at the ADRL Memphis Drags III, as his twin-turbocharged ’70 Duster went straight to the trailer and his crew loaded up for a 500-mile, on-through-the-night dash to Indianapolis where they were already qualified to race in the rain-postponed U.S. Nationals.

Still, the 2009 ADRL Pro Extreme champ did say he’s gradually learning how to run turbocharged combinations after managing nitrous and supercharged engines for many years.

“Yeah, I think we’re getting a handle on it,” the Yadkinville, NC-based veteran allowed after nearly matching his top qualifying time of 3.906 seconds with a 3.909 victory at 199.02 mph against Swedish racer Adam Flamholc in the Pro Mod final at Memphis International Raceway.

With only an eight-car field, Tutterow beat Dave Roemer and Mike Janis to reach the final, while Flamholc, who also headed to Indy right after the Memphis final, handled Rick Stivers with a holeshot win and beat Pat Musi in the semis.