Medford, NY – August 8, 2018 – Racers who use ProTorque torque converters, known as “Team ProTorque”, had great success at two national-level races in back-to-back weekends.
The NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing, one of the largest door car drag races of the year, was held at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois from July 27th through July 29th. Team ProTorque made a strong statement by claiming multiple wins, runner-ups, and a class record.
In Xtreme Street, Joel Greathouse stole the show by taking the win and running a 4.686-second ET for number one qualifier and low ET of the event. Jessie Coulter claimed runner-up honors, and Nick McGrath set the speed record with 154.76 MPH. Frank Varela completely dominated Renegade by winning the event and cracking off a 7.388 at 187.68 MPH in qualifying to earn number one qualifier, low ET, and top MPH. Second qualifier, Tony Hobson, was right behind him earning a runner-up finish. Additionally, Daniel Pharris scored a runner-up in Street Outlaw by running consistent 4.30s each round.
The following weekend, the fifth installment of the Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis was held at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois from August 2nd through August 4th. Once again, Team ProTorque drivers took charge, winning three out of the top five classes. Marty Stinnett drove his freshly painted orange Fox body, powered by the world’s quickest small block, to a prestigious Radial vs The World victory. Daniel Pharris claimed the Limited Drag Radial win in his immaculate Lexus RCF, andit was an all-Team ProTorque final in X275 where Alan Felts beat Joey Oksas to the stripe.
Last week was an impressive seven days for Team ProTorque, who earned a lion’s share of the heads-up class wins and runners-up for both events. ProTorque is humbled to be a part of so many dominant race programs and is grateful for each and every member of Team ProTorque.