Garner-Jones Rips Up Pro Mod

story and photos by Steven Moxley and Tim Hailey, videos by Hailey

Paul Gast (Tim Hailey photo)

Paul Gast—who at 68 years old is startlingly competitive and innovative—ripped off his first three-second eighth mile Pro Mod pass, and it held up for number one. Gast had ace clutch tuner Larry Cook in the house helping his red Timblin Chassis Suzuki leap off the line.

Clutchmeister Larry Cook (Tim Hailey photo)
Gast (right) and long-time wrench Butch Schwartz (Tim Hailey photo)
Chris Garner-Jones gettin’ it downtrack in the late evening sun (Tim Hailey photo)

But it was Chris Garner-Jones—also on a Timblin Chassis (as were 10 bikes out of the field of 16)—who ripped off two straight three second passes on Sunday to take the Pro Mod final round win over Brunson Grothus.

Garner-Jones (Steven Moxley photo)
Brunson Grothus treed Garner-Jones but couldn’t hang with a 3 (Tim Hailey photo)
Ashley Owens beat Gast in round 2 but couldn’t hang with Grothus at the tree or on track in the semi, losing .040/4.04 to Brunson’s .014/4.01 (Tim Hailey photo)
Brad McCoy lost the other semi with a 4.03 (Tim Hailey photo)
Big man TT Jones ran 4.05 in E1 but lost to Grothus in 2 (Tim Hailey photo)
Jeff House lost to McCoy in E2 (Tim Hailey photo)
Eric McKinney NOT in the semi? It’s true. The multi-time champ took the tree but lost to Garner-Jones in E2 (Tim Hailey photo)
Reigning PDRA champ Travis Davis lost to Owens in the first round (Tim Hailey photo)
GT Tonglet did an honorable job in his first-ever Pro Mod outing on a McKinney Motorsports piece (Tim Hailey photo)
Former ADRL champ Kim Morrell (Tim Hailey photo)
Charlie Prophit (Tim Hailey photo)



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