GRANDE POINTE, MB – Once one of the most consistent competitors on the Pro Modified circuit during his two year reign as IHRA World Champion, Kenny Lang now finds himself in a weekly battle to find the tune-up that will give his Summit Racing Equipment Camaro a shot at winning. A more than month-long break for the NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by Get Screened America, combined with an appearance at his home track in Gimli, MB, might be just what the doctor ordered.
Last weekend’s showing at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH,didn’t go exactly as one would script it when competing at their sponsors’ event. However, there are always positives to take out of every situation and the fact that Lang still sits in the top 10 in series points, just a little more than three rounds of racing out of the top five, and still with an outside shot at the championship, is something that the team can draw strength from.
This weekend Lang and his Summit Racing Equipment 69 Camaro will be at Gimli Motorsports Park in Manitoba for an event that Lang looks forward to every year. It’s an opportunity for him to reconnect with old friends and fans at the track where he cut his teeth as a drag racer.
The next NHRA action for Lang will come at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals August 29– September 3, in Indianapolis, IN. That event will be the seventh in the ten race series and will kick-off a two month stretch run to decide the championship.
For more information about the NHRA Pro Mod Series, visit www.nhra.com.
ABOUT KENNY LANG RACING: A two-time and back to back IHRA Pro Mod world champion in 2008 and 2009, as well as the winner of the first NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod series event in 2010, Kenny Lang is one of the most respected and competitive drivers in the sport today. Representing Summit Racing Equipment for the 2011 season, Lang once again showcased his teams competitiveness, finishing a strong fourth place overall in the NHRA GSA Pro Mod series championship standings.
Kenny Lang Racing is proudly supported by Summit Racing Equipment, Wallace Automotive Group, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier, Castrol, Miller Electric, Hussey Copper, IDG, Be Cool, Genuine Hot Rod Harware, Jet Tools, Lenco, Penske Shocks, SMP, Safety Kleen and NGK Spark Plugs.
From Jory Elliott