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Al Zafiri Smashes Pro Mod Records in Epic PSCA SCSN Final at Gateway

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Al Zafiri Smashes Pro Mod Records in Epic PSCA SCSN Final at Gateway

Brandon Mudd
High Side Media
Pacific Street Car Association
August 21, 2014





Over the course of the Pacific Street Car Association’s Street Car Super Nationals: Anarchy at the Arch at Gateway Motorsports Park, the door slammer world record has been the subject of a tug of war.

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Al Zafiri Smashes Pro Mod Records in Epic PSCA SCSN Final at Gateway

 
 
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MADISON, Ill. – Over the course of the Pacific Street Car Association’s Street Car Super Nationals: Anarchy at the Arch at Gateway Motorsports Park, the door slammer world record has been the subject of a tug of war. Frankie “The Madman” Taylor set the ET record with his ’04 Corvette at 5.550. Turky Al Zafiri answered with a 5.531 in his ’69 Camaro, but Taylor finished qualifying Friday night with a 5.529.
 
Saturday night, those records were destroyed.
 
In a head-to-head matchup that seemed pre-determined, Taylor and Al Zafiri faced off in the Pro Line Racing Outlaw Pro Mods finals, but not before Taylor made another record-shattering pass, this time dipping into the 4s at 5.479 seconds. Al Zafiri answered back with the speed record with a run of 272.83 mph, breaking his own speed record from Friday night.
 
Late Saturday night, under humid condition, Al Zafiri took the victory in what is easily the quickest side-by-side door slammer pass in the history of drag racing. The Q80 racing drive had the last say on the ET record with a 5.461 second pass, very nearly resetting the speed record at 272.50 mph. Taylor made him work for it, though, with his pass of 5.476 seconds at 263.77 mph.
 
“I’m just at a loss for words,” said PSCA President Mel Roth. “I literally can’t believe what we witnessed here this weekend. Since the 2012 Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, we’ve seen the ET record fall by nearly a full three-tenths of a second. If this isn’t the best door slammer show in drag racing, I don’t know what is.”
 
In the Hughes Performance Pro Mod class, Canadian Jim Bell topped No. 1 qualifier Kevin Fiscus. Former NHRA Pro Mod champion and two-time defending SCSN winner Troy Coughlin went out early after mechanical issues struck him at the starting line.
 
Other Anarchy at the Arch winners were: Scott Lowery (MagnaFuel 10.5), Justin Martin (MagnaFuel XDR/TT5), Lamar Swindoll (Mickey Thompson Wild Street), Krusty Ramsey (Steve Schmidt Outlaw 8.5), Clay Tyler (Goodyear Open Comp), Greg Cason (Edelbrock Super Index), Dennis Pearson (Ross Racing Triple Index), Corey Landolt (Brodix Bracket 1), and Clay Tyler (Calvert Racing Street Muscle).
 
The next PSCA event on the schedule is the Mickey Thompson West Coast Shootout at Fontana with the season-ending Street Car Super Nationals X scheduled for November 20-23 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For more information on the PSCA, visit them on the web at PSCARacing.com or at their page on Facebook at Facebook.com/PSCARacing.

-HSM-

About the Pacific Street Car Association:
In its 15th season, the Pacific Street Car Association, based in Las Vegas, has been a staple of West Coast drag racing since its inception. With six heads-up classes, four bracket classes, and two index classes, the PSCA provides some of the best racing in the country for both fans and racers. The PSCA season is capped off by its Street Car Super Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, now in its tenth year.

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About the Pacific Street Car Association:
The Pacific Street Car Association, along with its signature event the Street Car Super Nationals, exists to provide the sportsman drag racer with a safe, world-class facility in which to race the best competition in the nation. The PSCA and its staff have built a solid reputation of honesty and loyalty to its fans, drivers, and marketing partners for the past 15 years. It is the goal of our organization to promote grass roots drag racing throughout the country in an effort bring the joy of the sport to both new and veteran fans, both young and old.
 



















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