Bahrain1Racing keep up winning ways
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain1Racing continued their winning ways in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) 2021 season in the US this weekend, as two-time defending World Champion Stevie “Fast” Jackson took home a victory in the Pro Mod category at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.
After losing on a holeshot in the final round of the previous meeting of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series in Atlanta earlier this month, Jackson made up for it in this event to keep the Bahrain flag flying high in the world’s most competitive drag racing championship. With the result, Jackson picked up his first victory of the season and the 11th in his standout career.
Bahrain1Racing is owned by His Majesty the King’s personal representative, His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Jackson posted an impressive 5.685-seconds time at 253.75mph in his blown Bahrain1Racing Camaro, racing past a final-round quad that also included Brandon Snider, Mike Castellana and Jeffery Barker.
Castellana broke before staging, while Barker ran into trouble early in the run.
Snider went 5.717s at 250.97mph, but Jackson had the lead early and never relinquished it en route to a satisfying victory. Following his win, Jackson was quoted as saying on nhra. com: “This was an emotional weekend for our team.
Lane four almost killed me in 2018 and to conquer the four-wide in lane four [this year] with all of our amazing fans here to support us was amazing.
“Our Bahrain1Racing team has shifted this thing into high gear, and the rest of the season is going to be a shootout.”
The victory also handed Jackson his first four-wide victory after appearing in the final round in both 2019 and 2018.
Jackson crashed just past the finish line in 2018, giving the standout plenty of redemption with his victory on Sunday. After qualifying fourth, Jackson won his first-round quad and finished second in the next round to advance to the final round, going 5.696s at 253.28mph in the semifinal quad.
The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to action June 24 to 27 as part of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, to be held at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.