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Baldwinville, MA – March 16, 2015 – PETE FARBER RACING started their 2015 Pro Mod season off with an outstanding performance and a huge runner-up finish at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Florida on March 12-15, 2015.
Farber and team worked tirelessly through the off season to repair their supercharged CRC Automotive Brākleen ‘69 Dodge Daytona which was damaged in a wreck in St. Louis, Missouri in late 2014.
Initial testing earlier this year was promising, but a parts failure resulted in major engine damage. Undeterred by the setback, the Pete Farber Racing team quickly swapped in a spare motor, and then got back to testing. The Daytona performed better than ever, and even produced some of its quickest and fastest runs to date.
Upon arriving in Gainesville, Farber was feeling confident about his odds at the first NHRA Pro Mod race of the year. His first qualifying pass of 5.918 at 246.26 mph placed him second overall for the large 27-car field. In round two, Farber went even quicker and faster with a flawless 5.897 at 247.02 mph run but slipped back into sixth position. Round three resulted in a solid 5.919 at 244.21 mph run, and Farber held steady in the six spot.
In eliminations, Farber was paired against heavy hitter Mike Knowles in the first round but left the line first and held the lead all the way to the finish. For his round two run, Farber pushed hard and posted his quickest and fastest numbers of the weekend: 5.885 at 248.43 mph. He was rewarded with the win, and moved on to round three where he yet again was victorious. Ultimately, Farber’s skill and determination earned him a spot in the Pro Mod elimination finals against Bob Rahaim. It seemed as though Farber would go all the way to the winner’s circle, but unfortunately, he encountered severe tire shake during his last run of the weekend and was forced to lift. Although he crossed the stripe in second, Farber couldn’t be happier with how things panned out.
“I’m absolutely thrilled with how well the car performed,” said Farber. “We have one of the best teams out here and our guys worked so hard to get the car repaired after we lost the motor in testing. To turn around and come back so strong during qualifying, and to take our CRC Automotive Brākleen ‘69 Dodge Daytona all the way to the finals is just unreal. We couldn’t have done it without the support of all our great sponsors, friends, and family.”
Farber is currently second overall in the NHRA Pro Mod championship series points, and looks to improve his position at the upcoming O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas on April 24-26, 2015.
About Pete Farber Racing, LLC:
Based out of Baldwinville, MA, Pete Farber, driver of the supercharged #8 CRC Automotive Brākleen ’69 Dodge Daytona, competes in the NHRA Pro Mod drag racing series, the nation’s highest level of doorslammer competition. Primary sponsors include CRC Automotive Brākleen, T.J. & Sons Towing, and Champion Spark Plugs. In 2014, Farber was the overall event winner at Bristol, TN and the runner-up at Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit and “like” the Pete Farber Racing team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeteFarberRacing!