In his second year of Pro Modified drag racing
In his second year of Pro Modified drag racing, Derrick Townes, driving a 68’ Camaro with an Blown Alcohol motor, is a Pro Mod car & driver to watch out for this year in the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod series. Finishing 5th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010 for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association, Derrick intends to do better for 2011. Sponsoring this mean, green machine is none other than Redskins’ Defensive tackle, Corneilus Griffin. At ATCO New Jersey, Derrick qualified #4 with a 6.31 @ 233 MPH. The 2nd round was the best side by side run of the day, Derrick’s 6.21 @ 232 MPH defeated Tommy Gray’s 6.22 @ 238 MPH. In the semi’s the Green Machine was on a roll with a 6.27 @ 231 MPH against Matt Deitch who had to lift on the pass. The final round would have been Derrick versus Steve Drummond. Due to curfew restrictions the final round was not completed. Derrick Townes believed another trip to the winner circle was in his grasp with the car dialed-in for another 6.20 E.T. pass in the making. He had run a 6.21 E.T. earlier in the day and had the Pro Mod loaded to do the same for the final round.
As the end of racing season for Derrick approaches, he looks forward to heading out west to Las Vegas to play with the NHRA Pro Mod boys on October 29th. He also plans to head south to the Coastal Plains Dragway in Jacksonville, NC on November 20, 2010 for the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Mountain Motor Shootout, where The Best of The Best in Outlaw Pro Mod Racing will be.