Precision Turbo and Engine president, Harry Hruska returned to NHRA Pro Mod competition March 14-16 at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL.with the same 1968 Chevy Camaro it used previously, only this time DonWalsh Jr. took over driving duties previously handled by Brad Prescott back in 2010. At that time Hruska served as crew chief with Personett and the duo claimed victory in the final Pro Mod race of the season in Las Vegas and “set numerous records,” according to the company.
The car features a 521-ci engine boosted by twin Precision GEN2 Pro Mod superchargers and a BigStuff3 powertrain management system.
“I’m very excited to be teaming up with Harry Hruska/Precision Turbo again for the 2014 NHRA Pro Mod season,” exclaimed Walsh, who ranked twentieth in an incredibly competitive field at Gainesville.* “We made some nice runs during early testing and are really looking forward to a great season with some tough competition. I would also like to thank Brad Personett for all of his help in getting me comfortable in the car he has successfully campaigned for the past few years. I feel confident that we have assembled a first-class team and am looking forward to many accomplishments.”
Last week's event also saw Precision boost small tire Drag Radial champion driver Kevin Fiscus who lead the turbo-car pack during qualifying with his 5.934 at 248.48 MPH run which placed him 12th overall. In thirteenth was Troy Coughlin was 13th and Jim Bell finished in 15th place. However, it should be noted that Walsh’s 5.981 at 251.16 MPH pass “easily claimed the fastest MPH of all the drivers,” according to Hruska.”
Walsh was picked to drive the Camaro after proving himself to be a strong competitor during his rookie 2012 Pro Mod season. Precision Turbo and Engine also noted that Don had previously worked with Harry Hruska on a Walsh Motorsports turbocharged Mustang that same year, with the team finishing third in overall points then.