Here are all the results from the NHRA Pro Mod event in Ennis this past weekend.
ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 16, 2022) – After clinching the world championship in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon on Saturday, Kris Thorne closed out his impressive season with a victory on Sunday as part of the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
The event, which was powered by JBS Equipment, was the last of 10 races during the 2022 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon. Thorne rolled to another outstanding performance at the finale, defeating Stan Shelton in the championship round with a run of 5.720-seconds at 250.24 mph in his ProCharger-powered Camaro.
It was the quickest round of the weekend in the class as Thorne finished off a dream season with his fourth victory of the year. He knocked off Rickey Fischer and J.R. Gray on Saturday, clinching his first world championship in the class in the process, and advancing to his fifth final round of the year.
Thorne finished it off with another stellar performance in the final round in what turned into an incredible weekend for the NHRA Pro Mod standout.
“I would have never dreamed this,” Thorne said. “But I’ve got the best guys in the world. They bailed me out so many times and every time we rolled up to the beams, I tried to give it everything I had. I have to thank everyone who has supported me for everything. I couldn’t have done this without them.”
Shelton reached his second final round this season with victories against Lyle Barnett, Stevie “Fast” Jackson and Justin Bond.
The FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon will return to action as part of the 2023 NHRA season.
ENNIS, Texas — Final finish order (1-16) at the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the final of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.
1. Kris Thorne; 2. Stan Shelton; 3. Justin Bond; 4. JR Gray; 5. Mike Castellana; 6. Steve
Jackson; 7. Mike Thielen; 8. Kevin Rivenbark; 9. Lyle Barnett; 10. Rickey Fischer; 11. Doug Winters.
ENNIS, Texas — Sunday’s final results from the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. The race is the final of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.
Pro Modified — Kris Thorne, Chevy Camaro, 5.720, 250.24 def. Stan Shelton, Ford Mustang, Foul – Outer Boundary.
ENNIS, Texas — Final round-by-round results from the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex, the final of 10 events in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon.
ROUND ONE — Stan Shelton, Ford Mustang, 5.989, 234.11 def. Lyle Barnett, Chevy Camaro, 7.688, 126.11; JR Gray, Camaro, 5.823, 248.30 def. Doug Winters, Chevy Chevelle, 10.532, 104.82; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.856, 246.99 def. Kevin Rivenbark, Camaro, 5.863, 245.59; Kris Thorne, Camaro, 5.857, 244.00 def. Rickey Fischer, 9.706, 92.98; Justin Bond, Camaro, 5.783, 248.52 def. Mike Thielen, Camaro, 5.849, 243.84; Steve Jackson, Camaro, 7.911, 146.99 was unopposed;
QUARTERFINALS — Shelton, 5.830, 249.56 def. Jackson, 6.490, 163.00; Thorne, 5.769, 250.95 def. Gray, 5.788, 248.13; Bond, 5.766, 247.06 def. Castellana, 5.807, 248.07;
SEMIFINALS — Thorne, 5.736, 242.78 was unopposed; Shelton, 5.793, 249.61 def. Bond, Foul – Red Light;
FINAL — Thorne, 5.720, 250.24 def. Shelton, Foul – Outer Boundary.
FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon Winner
5.720 seconds, 250.24 mph
NOTE: After collecting the Pro Mod world championship, Kris Thorne won the Texas NHRA FallNationals on Sunday when he defeated competitor Stan Shelton thanks to his 5.720-second pass at 250.24 mph.
Top Fuel Winner
Phillips Connect Toyota Top Fuel Dragster
3.688 seconds, 329.24 mph
NOTE: Justin Ashley extended his Top Fuel points lead when he picked up the Texas NHRA FallNationals title over Austin Prock when he went 3.688 seconds at 329.24 mph at Texas Motorplex on Sunday.
Funny Car Winner
NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota GR Supra Funny Car
3.911 seconds, 327.18 mph
NOTE: Reigning Funny Car champ Ron Capps claimed his second consecutive Texas NHRA FallNationals win on Sunday when he defeated Matt Hagan in the final round with a 3.911-second pass at 327.18 mph at Texas Motorplex.
Pro Stock Winner
Melling Performance/Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro
6.537 seconds, 209.63 mph
NOTE: Pro Stock’s Erica Enders continued her 2022 dominance when she collected her nineth win of the season at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Enders’ 6.537-second pass 209.63 mph was good enough to take down rival and defending champion Greg Anderson.
Hector Arana Jr.
Pro Stock Motorcycle Winner
Team Arana Buell
6.728 seconds, 202.05 mph
NOTE: Angelle Sampey picked up her fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season on Saturday at the Texas NHRA FallNationals when her 6.728-second lap at 202.05 mph held up for best of the category at Texas Motorplex.