Jeffers Pro Cars and chassis builder came out of Dragstock IX at zMAX Dragway with an incredible showing after having three cars in the top four qualifying spots in the ultra-competitive Pro Extreme class.
The Mel Bush Motorsports C5 Corvette driven by Tommy D’Aprile qualified No. 4, while the two-car team of Frankie Taylor and Tim Tindle qualified No. 1 (3.66) and No. 3 (3.68), respectively.
“Anytime you have your customer cars in the top half of a qualifying field itâ€™s a good day, but for us to have three in the top four is just a great feeling,” Jeffers said.
Of course, Tindle went on to win the event, picking up his first ADRL win.
Taylor had an engine problem that caused a leak on his first-round burnout, while D’Aprile also went out early.
But Tindle more than picked up the slack, knocking off points leader Mick Snyder in the semifinals and going 3.64 in his finals win against Quain Stott.
“This year has been a lot of struggle for this team, but we have great people behind us with our Jeffers Pro Car, with Tim Tindle and his crew and all of us at Taylor Racing,” said Taylor.
Added Jeffers: “Hopefully this is just the first of many more winner circles for Jeffers Pro Cars.”
Jeffers was not just spectating at Charlotte, as he brought out his awesome “Bad Bus,” getting a great reception from the fans at zMAX Dragway.
“It gets a lot of attention from the crowd. It has a screw blower just like the ones our customers run in Pro Extreme. I am really having fun with the bus; itâ€™s something different and the kids go crazy. Itâ€™s a lot of fun for us to be able to put smiles on the kids faces with the ‘Bad Bus,’” Jeffers said.
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)