5th annual Brian Olson Memorial Race
PDRA World Finals
presented by Proline Racing and $hameless Racing
October 17-20, 2019
Pro Nitrous Motorcycle
Saturday – ELIMINATIONS
Travis Davis went into the World Finals with a shot at a second world championship, but he sat third in points behind defending world champion Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith and Chris Garner-Jones. Smith lost first round and Davis beat Garner-Jones in the semifinals, allowing Davis to clinch the championship. He didn’t back down in the final round, riding his Timblin Chassis-built Suzuki Hayabusa to a 3.991 at 179.09 alongside Terry Schweigert’s 4.02 at 156.57.
“A lot of people that know me know I don’t really get caught up in the championship deal,” Davis said. “If it plays out, it plays out. I just wanted to win the race. If we won the race, then we’d win the championship. I’ve been doing this so long that it don’t really bother me that bad. We don’t even really study the points. We just try to win the race.”
Davis shared the winner’s circle with his son, Brayden, who won in Pro Jr. Dragster for the first time. The father-son duo won dual world championships in 2017.
“We’ve tried to get both of us in the winner’s circle, and one of us would win and the other would runner-up,” said Davis, who thanked his wife, Brandy, Timblin Chassis, Drag 965 and the PDRA. “For him to win and me to win was a big highlight in our racing this weekend.”
Schweigert qualified No. 3 aboard his Dan Wagner-tuned entry before defeating Smith with a 4.042 at 172.17 and T.T. Jones with a weekend-best 3.988 at 176.10.
The PDRA will celebrate its 2019 world champions at the annual PDRA Awards Banquet during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show weekend in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 14.
FINAL ROUNDS – ALL CLASSES
ALL CLASS WINNERS
Pro Nitrous: Jim Halsey over Jason Harris
Pro Boost: Mike DiDomenico over Randy Weatherford
Extreme Pro Stock: Chris Powers over Dillon Voss
Pro Nitrous Motorcycle: Travis Davis over Terry Schweigert
Pro Outlaw 632: Jeremy Huffman over Johnny Pluchino
Outlaw 10.5: Jesse Lambert over Mo Hall
Elite Top Sportsman: Erica Coleman over Bruce Thrift
Elite Top Dragster: Michael White over Carson Brown
Top Sportsman 32: Chad Tilley over Ed Foley
Top Dragster 32: Mike Reavis over Jack Trussell
Pro Jr. Dragster: Brayden Davis over James Paylor
Top Jr. Dragster: Mallory Logan over Connor Shields
Bracket Bash: Tyler Rudolph over JB Donati
MAG No Time Shootout: Brad Digges over RJ Shackleford
Saturday – Video 1
Saturday – Video 2
Saturday – Video 3
Friday – QUALIFYING
The third session of qualifying was canceled for all classes due to cold temperatures and racing conditions. Posted below are the final qualifying sheets and the first round pairing ladders for all laddered categories, all of which can be found at PDRA660.com.
The plan is to start at 10am in the morning (weather permitting) with first round of eliminations for all categories. Racers, you HAVE to work with us to get this event done in a timely manner. None of us can predict on-track incidents but we can all be prepared in the staging lanes and know that your category is getting close in the run order. PLEASE work with us to the best of your ability tomorrow to finish as quickly as possible and complete the 2019 season in a safe and exciting finale.
– Tyler Crossnoe
1. Chris Garner-Jones – 4.031 at 173.05 mph
2. Brunson Grothus – 4.050 at 166.52 mph
3. Terry Schweigert – 4.053 at 164.19 mph
4. Travis Davis – 4.087 at 173.65 mph
5. Terry Wynn – 4.132 at 170.73 mph
6. Ronnie Promod Smith 4.296 at 165.33 mph
7. TT Jones 5.454 at 83.81 mph
THURSDAY – TESTING
ABOUT THE PDRA
Based in Fredericksburg, Va., the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Boost, Pro Nitrous, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous Motorcycle and Pro Outlaw 632. The series also features sportsman racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2019 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more information on the PDRA, visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.