Racing Series last year and then spending his off-season running his supercharged Al-Anabi Performance Camaro overseas, Tutterow was able to hit the ground running to open 2019.

“We made a lot of good progress throughout the winter months, so we just want to keep the ball rolling,” Tutterow said. “You can’t get behind in this class. The best way to have a good weekend is getting that first qualifying run under your belt and get in the field. But even that’s tough in this class. Doing that in Gainesville allowed me to know what to do and made my laps easier.”

The race in Houston marks the first of three races in a four-week stretch, again putting importance on starting the season well. But a hectic schedule has always been where Tutterow has thrived over the years. A constant worker, Tutterow prides himself on being able to tune and drive the car, and the longtime standout believes he has an approach that can be successful in Houston.

“I might not be the fastest car out there, but I’m pretty good at reading the track,” Tutterow said. “I’m a little more conservative, but the key is reading the racetrack. Everything has to click and everybody has to do their job just to get it down the track. But I’m excited to head to Houston and I’m ready to go racing. It should be a good weekend.”

The Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) is the presenting sponsor for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series race in Houston, as the class continues its exciting 2019 campaign.Featuring the world’s fastest doorslammer race cars, the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast. The class is highlighted by historic muscle cars, like ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds and ’69 Camaros, as well as a variety of late model American muscle cars.

The RPM Association was created by Pro Mod team owners and drivers to preserve and promote the future of the category, helping fuel strong participation and interest in the class.

The first of four E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Servicequalifying sessions takes place at 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Friday, and the final two rounds of qualifying take place on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Local athletes, celebrities and media personalities will take to the track on Friday to see if they have what it takes to win in the world of drag racing. By participating in the Pennzoil Charity Challenge, this group will raise money for their favorite charities. The total purse is $30,000 to be divided among the competitors based on where they finish. 

To purchase general-admission or reserved seats, call (281) 383-RZCE (7923) or visitwww.houstonraceway.com. Kids 13 and under are free on the spectator side with a paid adult. To honor the Salute to First Responders, military and first responders can save 20 percent on general admission tickets at the gate. For more information about the NHRA visit www.NHRA.com

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