Drag Illustrated Issue 177, July / August 2022 | Page 70


EAST VS . WEST : Olympia , Washington ’ s Mike Thielen poses for a photo with Erie , Pennsylvania-based nitrous Pro Mod veteran John Vergotz on the starting line at Empire Dragway , just south of Rochester , New York .
RADIAL OUTLAWS : Tuner Josh Ledford ( left ) reviews the data from Bryan Markiewicz ’ s Radial vs . the World Camaro while M & M Transmission ’ s Mark Micke looks on . Ledford and Micke were supporting various customers at the FuelTech Radial Outlaws Series “ Bama Outlaws ” race at Alabama International Raceway .
BUSY MAN : Mike Janis Jr . appears deep in thought as he works with customers Mike Thielen and Bob Bauer Jr . at the Empire Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Challenge . Earlier in the week , Mike Janis Sr . made a few quick hits in their flagship car typically driven by J . R . Gray .
RACE READY : Ashley Franklin , daughter of PDRA Pro Nitrous hitter Tommy Franklin and younger sister of Pro 632 star Amber Franklin , prepares her Pro Jr . Dragster entry for eliminations at a recent PDRA race .
FORD FANATICS : PDRA Extreme Pro Stock drivers Elijah Morton ( left ) and Kurt Neighbor give a double thumbs-up after their second-round matchup at the American Doorslammer Challenge . Neighbor scored a major upset win on a holeshot in the first round to meet Morton , who previously owned and raced Neighbor ’ s current Mustang .
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