Drag Illustrated Issue 173, December 2021 - Page 98

INNER BEAST

■ Matt Deitsch Jr . pulls off his fire jacket after an eighth-mile pass in his Musi-powered ‘ 69 Camaro at the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Challenge , showing off a unique panther shirt underneath . Deitsch was one of the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association regulars who made the trip north to Empire Dragway for the series ’ first-ever visit to the New York track . The event was so popular with fans and racers alike that the series will return to Empire twice in 2022 . Deitsch , who won the 2020 NEOPMA season finale , ended up finishing fifth in the 2021 points standings after adding more late-round finishes and recording career-best numbers .
PHOTOGRAPH BY VAN ABERNETHY Empire Dragway • Leicester , New York • Friday , July 30th , 2021
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