PDRA at Martin, Michigan

Taylor, Cox, Strickland and Alsaber Win Summer Drags

Jay Cox

Former minor league baseball player Jay Cox earned his second consecutive event win in Pro Nitrous at the June 10-12 third annual Professional Drag Racers Association Summer Drags at US 131 Motorsports Park. The three other professional class winners, Frankie Taylor, John Strickland, and Meshal Alsaber, were victorious for the first time on the PDRA tour.

Midwest favorites scored the victories in the sportsman classes, with Mick Snyder winning Top Sportsman and Craig Sullivan claiming the Top Dragster win. Michiganders Libby Ledford and Alex Kish picked up the wins in Pro Junior Dragster and Top Junior Dragster, respectively.

The Extreme Pro Stock class rejoined the series regulars for their second race of 2016, with New York’s John Pluchino coming out on top. Outlaw 10.5 driver Frank Pompilio drove his turbocharged entry to the win in the class’s 2016 PDRA debut.