Steve Jackson set a new Pro Mod Fight World Record en route to claiming a fantastic victory in the highly competitive category during round three of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series.
Driving for Bahrain1Racing Team in his 1969 Chevy Camaro, Jackson registered a blistering time of 3.640 seconds with a speed of 324.75kph down Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) world-class quarter-mile drag strip on Friday.
The American won his semi-final head-to-head with Mahana Naemi and in the process shattered the old World Record of 3.663s, set by compatriot Lizzy Musi at 326.21kph. Interestingly, Musi had set the previous World Record just the night before on Thursday during qualifying.
Jackson then moved on to defeat E Kanoo Racing Team star Khaled Mohammed by just two-hundredths-of-a-second in the Pro Mod final to cap a brilliant night out in Sakhir.
With Naemi and Korshid beaten in the final four, Jackson made no mistake with his final pass. He clocked a mark of 3.668s at 321.86kph while Mohammed had a time of 3.687s at 351.55kph.
Also in the championship, E Kanoo Racing Team had plenty to celebrate with two of their drivers winning other categories.
Mohammed made up for his Pro Mod defeat with a win in the Super Street V8 category. He beat Turki Al Humedi with a brilliant pass of 4.027s in the final.
E Kanoo teammate Gary White was another to win. He clinched the Outlaw 6-Cylinder title after he beat Mohammed Ali Haji with a last run of 13.218s.
Mohammed Zain Alabden won the Super Street 6-Cylinder class with a dominant final run against Hamed Al Murbati; while Mohamed Al Jalahma won the Street 4 and 6 category with a final pass of 9.199s against Jamil Ebrahim Hilal;
Rounding out the remaining classes, Mohamed Mubarak triumphed in the Outlaw FWD category despite his 12.725s time as rival Ali Mahfoth was charged with a stage foul and Mohammed Sulyman beat Salah Salahuddin in the Street V8 final.
Elsewhere, Jaber Almagribi won the Competition 4.5 class, Mustafa Atat won the Outlaw 10.5 trophy, and Raeed Ali won the Index 10.5 category, Mohammed Jawad triumphed in the Index 9.5 and Majed Al Sharshini won in the Index 8.5 class.
Amongst the motorbike participants, Bader Bin Edan claimed the Street Bike category; Mishari Al Turki was the winner in the Super Street Bike; Meshal Al Saber clinched a win the Pro Bike class, and in the Index Bike 9.50, Waleed Albadeen was the winner.