Video: Al-Anabi, Shiekh Khalid Break NHRA-Legal Pro Mod Record

With the best equipment money can buy and one of the greatest blown alcohol tuners in drag racing history in your corner, there’s little you can’t accomplish. And accomplish the Al-Anabi Performance team did, as they recently set the bar (unofficially) for NHRA-legal Pro Modified cars with a staggering 5.736 at 249.49 mph at the Qatar Racing Club in Doha, Qatar.

khSheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani himself, the man behind Al-Anabi Racing and Al-Anabi Performance, climbed behind the wheel of his his brand new Jerry Bickel Race Cars-built C7 Corvette, and with veteran tuner and world champion driver Frank Manzo turning the knobs, cranked off the record-breaking elapsed time and the speed that ranks among the fastest supercharged Pro Modified runs ever.

The new ‘Vette, as Manzo shares with the 1320Video crew, is a 521 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi with a Chuck Ford supercharger and an air-shifted Lenco transmission. The car tips the scales at 2,620 pounds, just a touch over the NHRA-mandated minimum of 2,600 for supercharged cars. American racer Melanie Troxel still owns the official NHRA Pro Modified record of 5.772, set in 2011.

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Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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