|GALOT MOTORSPORTS’ driver Kevin Rivenbark claimed the Pro Mod runner-up title at the ADRL’s Battle of the Belts race at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, NC on September 06-08, 2013.
Rivenbark, still in his rookie season, went head to head against some of the most seasoned Pro Mod drivers in this “best of the best” elite competition and proved he’s got the driving expertise to compete.
Qualifying sixth overall for the race in the Pro Mod class with 1,090 series points earned this season so far, Rivenbark drove his supercharged 2002 Pontiac Firebird to a win in the first round with a 3.895 at 190.32 MPH pass. Knocking out an almost identical pass of 3.889 at 190.73 MPH in the second round, Rivenbark secured his spot in the finals. After a brief staging duel, Rivenbark had the holeshot advantage but had to pedal it mid-track due to traction issues, crossing the finish on the heels of the other driver.
The following day, Rivenbark qualified fifth overall for the standard Pro Mod class with a best pass of 3.937 at 189.55 MPH while teammate Todd Tutterow piloted his twin turbocharged 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 to the fourteenth position and also took the Top Speed class honors with a 199.64 MPH run!
Rivenbark’s great reaction time and flawless driving in the first round of eliminations scored him a win. Tutterow had a huge holeshot advantage but a big shake part way down the track forced him to pedal it. By the time he had regained traction, the lead was lost and the King was out. In round two, Rivenbark suffered the same fate as tire shake and traction issues took him out of the running.
Overall the GALOT Motorsports team had a fantastic weekend with Rivenbark’s Battle of the Belts runner-up finish, Tutterow’s Top Speed number, and the support of many great fans and friends.