Drag Illustrated Issue 171, September / October 2021 - Page 40


nalists – was made possible through the support of the class title sponsor , M & M Transmission , and presenting sponsor Carmack Engineering , as well as event title sponsor Motion Raceworks .
“ The Motion Raceworks guys do a lot so we can make these things happen ,” Alvarez says . “ For Pro Mod in particular , it wasn ’ t a small ticket to sponsor it and we had M & M Transmission and Carmack Engineering step up immediately to help out a lot .”
A minimum of four qualifying sessions will set the 32-car field , while Alvarez said a fifth session is possible if the schedule allows . The Pro Mod class will follow PDRA Pro Nitrous and Pro Boost rules with a few minor adjustments . Wade Rich and Jimmy Bradshaw will handle track prep .
The significance of having 50 Pro Mod teams pre-entered for the race more than three months ahead of the event is not lost on Alvarez . He was captivated by Pro Mods when he saw them race up close for the first time at the Snowbirds years ago . He ’ s a big believer in the class , and it was crucial to have it headline the 50th Annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals .
“ This is the highlight of the event ,” Alvarez says . “ I want to give these Pro Mod guys a big stage and a big payout , things I feel they deserve . I think Pro Mod racing is the top tier of our sport when it comes to door cars . We want to give them a great racetrack , good conditions , a fair rule package , and just give them a place to really put on a show for the fans .” DI
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