Drag Racing is Back! The Throwdown In T-Town Goes Down At Tulsa

Oklahoma’s Tulsa Raceway Park played host to the first major heads-up drag racing event in two months over the weekend after it was granted approval to contest its annual spring Throwdown in T-Town amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered racetracks and halted championship seasons in their tracks. The Throwdown, headlined by the Midwest Pro Mod Series’ season opener, also featured competition in X275, Top Dragster, and Top Sportsman.

Aaron Wells

Reigning MWPMS champion Aaron Wells continued right where he left off, qualifying atop the stout 28-car field with a 3.66; Wayne Roberts anchored the show with a 3.91. Using a series of 3.6-second laps in eliminations, Wells trumped over Judd Coffman in the finale with a 3.64. In the Slammers class, comprised of non-qualifiers and first round losers, Craig Sullivan, who qualified fourth in the main field with a 3.72, powered to victory over Adam Flamholc with a 3.72 to Adam’s slowing 4.24.

Clint Downs was the victor in X275.

Bob Bales led a 14-car field of X275 entries into eliminations with a 4.39 from his Pontiac Trans Am, with after the dust settled early Sunday morning, it was No. 2 qualifier Clint Downs hoisting the hardware following a tight 4.38 to 4.39 victory over Brian Brooks.

Street Outlaws stars and Oklahoma natives Shawn Ellington and Dave Comstock each made appearances at the Throwdown. Ellington ran a best of 4.04 in the MWPMS class, good for 23rd in the qualifying order.

Indiana’s Craig Sullivan had an impressive outing in his familiar Dodge Daytona, qualifying fourth with a 3.72 and winning the Slammer class.

The Throwdown marked the return of NHRA Pro Mod competitor Chad Green, who was injured in a high-speed crash in Indianapolis last September. Green qualified 12th with a 3.81 and fell to fellow NHRA racer Clint Satterfield in round one.

Kallee Mills made her debut in her father, DeWayne’s “Golden Kong” Camaro — she mustered a best of 3.98 in Pro Mod qualifying in the machine traditionally utilized for no-prep competition.

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Pro Mod
Winner: Aaron Wells
Runner up: Judd Coffman

ProMod Door Slammers
Winner: Craig Sullivan
Runner up: Adam Flamholc

X275
Winner: Clint Downs
Runner up: Brian Brooks

Pro Street
Winner: Daddy Dave Comstock

Top Sportsman
Winner: Jimmy Lewis
Runner up: Marty Blair

Top Dragster
Winner: Cody Moore
Runner up: Bob Henry

Jr Pro
Winner: Benny Ammons
Runner up:Jordan Eperjesi

Jr Sport:
Winner: Colt Saum
Runner up: Rylee Clocker

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