Drag Illustrated Issue 179, November / December 2022 - Page 12

TASTE OF VICTORY

Multi-talented doorslammer wheelman Daniel Pharris celebrates with his team at the top end after winning the NHRA Gateway Nationals in Pro Mod . Driving for Jose Gonzalez and the El General Racing team , Pharris qualified No . 1 and defeated eventual world champion Kris Thorne , three-time PDRA Pro Boost world champion Kevin Rivenbark , and fellow outlaw standout J . R . Gray to grab his first NHRA Pro Mod win in just his third career start . Pharris , who recorded the first 3.40-second run in Radial vs . the World history , was a 30 Under 30 honoree on the inaugural list in 2015 .
Photograph by Marc Gewertz / NHRA World Wide Technology Raceway | Madison , Illinois | Sunday , October 2 , 2022
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