World records fell and champions were crowned at the PDRA World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park on Monday, Oct. 22. The eighth-mile drag racing series saw several records reset in its five professional categories and seven sportsman classes.
Cars of every make, model and color wait in the staging lanes prior to qualifying at the World Finals.
Veteran Pro Modified driver Todd Tutterow drove his AAP Racing ’68 Camaro to a 5.662-second pass at 251.30 mph on a test pass Saturday night. Unofficially, it was the quickest pass by a NHRA-legal Pro Mod.
Tutterow’s record pass lit up the scoreboard and quickly made waves within the online racing community.
Ken Quartuccio’s turbocharged 2018 Corvette recorded some of the quickest passes in Outlaw 10.5 history, while his 203.43 mph trap speed in the final round stood for top speed of the event.
Switches on the dash of a race car wait for the driver to flip them up and fire the engine.
An array of switches, wires and fittings on the dash panel demonstrate how many details go into a making a 200-mph race car go down the track.
Pro Boost driver Melanie Salemi was all smiles after recording six of the quickest passes in class history on her way to the event victory. Salemi’s 3.624 at 206.20 reset the Pro Boost elapsed time world record.
Records reset at the World Finals improved in varying degrees on the previous records.
Some of the largest car counts of the season made the World Finals an action-packed weekend of racing.