Drag Illustrated Issue 182, May / June 2023 | Page 112

Lenny Lottig Wins D H Davies Racing Factory Stock Classic

Lenny Lottig made the most of his first opportunity to compete at the World Series of Pro Mod as part of the David H Davies Racing Factory Stock Classic . The veteran driver from Meyersdale , Pennsylvania , qualified No . 2 and raced to victory , collecting the $ 15,000 check for his efforts .
In the first round he had to take out the No . 1 qualifier , AJ Berge , and in the final round he outran fellow Chevrolet COPO Camaro racer Jesse Alexandra in front of a passionate crowd of established Pro Mod fans and new Factory Stock fans .
“ At end of the day I ’ m telling you winning a race takes a ton of work ,” said Lottig . “ To see the win light come on is a beautiful thing . It ’ s been a great learning opportunity for all of us because we either win or we learn . This weekend we got to do both .”
In the semis , Lottig continued his march towards victory with a close win over Lindsay Wheelock and her Dodge Drag Pak . Finalist Alexandra used a . 002 light off the starting line to get out in front of Scott Libersher and it was enough to give him a holeshot win . Three of the four semifinalists were Camaros , and Lottig knew going into that round he would have to bring his best effort .
“ You know , we go into every one of these races just hoping to compete . You want to make the field and have a good time ,” said Lottig from the top end . “ When you throw in the winning , that really takes it over the top . I mean , that ’ s because I say everybody works so hard to make this stuff happen . You know , we ’ ve got United Site Services and my company that help make this all happen . Ray and David Barton gave us good engines to make it through the weekend because we beat on them pretty hard .”
At the end of the day , Lottig looked back at the three-day World Series of Pro Mod experience with fond memories and an appreciation for growing a class that he loves .
“ The attendance here was great – so much interaction with the people and the crowd ,” said Lottig . “ I can ’ t believe how well the crowd was here . I ’ d say that the Pro Mod cars have a great following and it was an honor to be invited here to take part in it . I appreciate David Davies putting this race together and , you know , making a good package for everyone . It takes people like him to be able to make this sport and keep continuing to grow it .” – ELON WERNER DI
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