Pro Nitrous Motorcycle
Coverage by Drag Illustrated
Second-generation Pro Nitrous Motorcycle rider Chris Garner-Jones scored an emotional win – his first in PDRA competition since winning at Maryland in 2015 – when he defeated multi-time winner Brad McCoy in the final round. Jones, who lost his father and teammate T.T. Jones to cancer a year ago, recorded a 4.007 at 176.67 aboard his T.T. Jones Racing Hayabusa to knock out McCoy and his 4.044 at 174.93.
“It’s been so long since I’ve had a win at the PDRA,” Garner-Jones said. “Seeing that Father’s Day was a week ago, this one means a lot. Happy heavenly Father’s Day again to my dad. Big thank you to my little brother [William]. He tuned his ass off this weekend. Paul Gast helped us out a little bit and got our clutch set up. After that, we’ve been running fantastic.”
Garner-Jones started the weekend with his first No. 1 qualifying effort of the season, a 3.999-second blast, to set him up with Terry Wynn in the opening round. Garner-Jones won that match with a 4.024 at 179.14, then backed it up with a 4.024 at 177.74 in the semifinals to beat Paul Gast’s 4.343 at 129.67.
Racing out of the No. 2 spot, McCoy defeated Mohammed Alawad’s 4.145 with a 4.092. He coupled a slightly quicker reaction time and a 4.042 to knock down defending world champion Travis Davis and his 4.043 to move on to the final round.
The PDRA and its racers will have a few weeks off before returning to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Summer Shootout presented by Ty-Drive, July 15-17.
- April 8-10 / GALOT Motorsports Park / Benson, NC
- April 29-May 1 / Beech Bend Raceway Park / Bowling Green, KY
- May 27-29 / Summit Motorsports Park / Norwalk, OH
- June 24-26 / Maryland International Raceway / Budds Creek, MD
- July 15-17 / Virginia Motorsports Park / Dinwiddie, VA
- August 12-14 / Maple Grove Raceway / Mohnton, PA
- Sept. 30-Oct. 2 / GALOT Motorsports Park/ Benson, NC
- Oct. 14-17 / Virginia Motorsports Park / Dinwiddie, VA
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.