Drag Illustrated Issue 177, July / August 2022 - Page 12

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HERE ’ S JOHNNY

Three-time PDRA world champion Johnny Pluchino lays down a patch of rubber across the Summit Motorsports Park starting line as he prepares to take on Ohio ’ s own Dwayne Rice in the second round of Extreme Pro Stock eliminations at the PDRA American Doorslammer Challenge . Pluchino in his Kaase-powered $ hameless Racing ‘ 13 Mustang won the round with a 4.095 before losing a side-by-side , 4.085-to-4.094 race to Tony Gillig in the semifinals . At the next race , Pluchino grabbed his second win of the season as he pursues another title to go with his 2020 Extreme Pro Stock championship .
Photograph by David Hilner Summit Motorsports Park | Norwalk , Ohio | Saturday , May 28 , 2022
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