Drag Illustrated Issue 178, September / October 2022 - Page 16

THE WA

SMALL-TIRE SMOKESHOW

A cloud of thick tire smoke pours out from Dan Whetstine ’ s ProCharger-boosted ‘ 91 Mustang as he does a burnout in the first round of Super Street qualifying at the PDRA Northern Nationals . Whetstine , the longtime crew chief for defending Pro Street world champion Tim Essick , ended up qualifying third with a 4.815 at 155.56 . He raced on to reach his second consecutive final round , where he stepped up to a 4.789 at 154.23 to knock out No . 1 qualifier Ron Rhodes . It was a double-up victory for the team , as Essick secured his second victory of the season .
Photograph by Tara Bowker Maple Grove Raceway | Mohnton , Pennsylvania | Friday , August 12 , 2022
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