This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It’s time to Scatt a Little Bit…

We’re often amazed at the close competition in the NHRA’s Pro Stock category.

Here’s an example: After qualifying Saturday at Englishtown there was only about a quarter of a second between the top qualifier, Greg Anderson, and the 16th qualifier Val Smeland.

And they’re traveling at about 210 miles an hour give or take a tick or two.
ProMod_Mike Janis
MikeJanisBut have you looked at the Pro Mod qualifying?  There was less than two-tenths of a second between top qualifier Mike Janis and 16th qualifier Gerry Capano.

And they’re at nearly 250 miles an hour!

What’s it mean? Very little since they race for the money on Sundays.  But the show in Pro Mod is just as close or closer than the factory hot rods in Pro Stock.

Even more, there were nearly thirty Pro Mods at E’Town this weekend to just 17 in Pro Stock.

Breathtaking competition at the Summer Nationals. Sixteen cars in less than two-tenths of a second at nearly 250 miles an hour. Stunning.