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PDRA: Chris Garner Jones Wins Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle

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Virginia Motorsports Park
April 21-23, 2023 

Chris Garner Jones Wins Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle

Past Pro Nitrous Motorcycle world champion Chris Garner-Jones bounced back from an early exit at the season opener by riding his T.T. Jones Racing Hayabusa to the win after qualifying No. 1. He went down the track on a single in the final round, as opponent Meshal Al-Saber’s Q80 Racing Hayabusa shut off as he was staging. Garner-Jones laid down a 3.982 at 176.79 for the win.

Chris Garner Jones

“This win feels great, especially after our first outing,” said Garner-Jones, who thanked his brother and tuner, William, as well as Red Line Motorsports Media, FuelTech, and PDRA. “We’re not making excuses, but we ran good once we put the right combination in the bike. It was just a round too late. I feel like we could’ve won that race. But we came out here and ran some stout numbers from testing all the way to the final round. We didn’t go in the fours all weekend. Every pass was three-ninety-something. It feels great.”

FINALS
W – Chris Garner-Jones Harvest AL ’13 Suzuki 0.281 3.982 176.79
RU – Meshal Alsabar Kuwait City KUW ’20 Suzuki
ROUND 2
W – Meshal Alsabar Kuwait City KUW ’20 Suzuki 0.039 3.963 178.52
L – SINGLE
W – Chris Garner-Jones Harvest AL ’13 Suzuki 0.040 3.996 177.53
L – Brayden Davis Douglas GA ’14 Suzuki -0.014 3.984 178.02
ROUND 1
W – Brayden Davis Douglas GA ’14 Suzuki 0.018 3.963 177.23
L – Mohammed Alawad Kuwait City KUW ’16 Suzuki 0.113 5.009 92.25
W – Meshal Alsabar Kuwait City KUW ’20 Suzuki 0.177 3.985 178.68
L – Gerald Smith Savannah GA ’18 Suzuki
W – Chris Garner-Jones Harvest AL ’13 Suzuki 0.084 3.952 179.18
L – SINGLE

PDRA 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle

In the first round of eliminations on Friday night, Garner-Jones set low E.T. of the event with a 3.952 on a single. He lined up against rookie Brayden Davis in the semifinal, but the race was over on the starting line when Davis went red by .014 on a 3.984-second pass. Garner-Jones was ready with a 3.996 at 177.53.

PDRA Chris Garner Jones

Al-Saber, who also reached the final round at the season opener, qualified No. 2 on the Brad McCoy-tuned Q80 Racing entry. He ran a 3.985 on a first-round single when Gerald Smith couldn’t make the run. The Kuwait-based rider made his best run of the weekend, a 3.963, on a single in the semifinals.

PDRA 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle

Pos Number Driver Home Town Vehicle ET MPH
1 1 Chris Garner-Jones Harvest AL ’13 Suzuki 3.978 177.420
2 Q80 Meshal Alsabar Kuwait City KUW ’20 Suzuki 4.004 179.300
3 185 Brayden Davis Douglas GA ’14 Suzuki 4.007 176.400
4 965 Mohammed Alawad Kuwait City KUW ’16 Suzuki 4.011 175.050
5 82 Gerald Smith Savannah GA ’18 Suzuki 4.873 107.400

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2023 Schedule
March 30 – April 1 / GALOT Motorsports Park / Benson, NC
April 20-22 / Virginia Motorsports Park / Dinwiddie, VA
May 25-27 / Summit Motorsports Park / Norwalk, OH
June 15-17 / Maryland International Raceway / Budds Creek, MD
July 21-22 / PRO STARS Night of Fire /Virginia Motorsports Park / Dinwiddie, VA
August 3-5 / US 131 Motorsports Park / Martin, MI
September 14-16 / Darlington Dragway / Hartsville, SC
October 5-7 / GALOT Motorsports Park/ Benson, NC
October 19-22 / Virginia Motorsports Park / Dinwiddie, VA

ABOUT THE PDRA
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