Clinton, NC – August 11, 2013 – GALOT MOTORSPORTS’ driver Kevin Rivenbark participated in his first Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod (EOPM) race at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, VA on August 10, 2013 and also completed testing to obtain his NHRA license!
In a field of over 20 cars, Rivenbark qualified sixth overall after a best 1/8th mile run of 3.877 at 190.40 MPH in his supercharged 2002 Pontiac Firebird.
Moving into eliminations, the first round initially appeared to be another typical Rivenbark rush to the finals. Despite running an impressive 3.858 at 190.83 MPH pass ‐ an ET identical to that of his opponent – the time slip showed that, unfortunately, Rivenbark left the line a mere hundredth of a second later which allowed the other driver to get the holeshot win.
With GALOT teammate Todd “King Tut” Tutterow managing the car, Rivenbark returned later that evening to make several 1/4 mile passes in hopes of obtaining his NHRA competition license. With Tutterow’s legendary tuning abilities and Rivenbark’s flawless driving prowess, the team was successful in their mission. Making his quickest pass to date, Rivenbark’s best licensing run was a 5.93 at 237 MPH trip down the 1,320.
Rivenbark is quickly making a name for himself this year as one of the top up‐and‐coming drivers; his hard work, positive attitude and consistency are rapidly earning him the respect and attention of the racing community. With licensing now complete, Rivenbark is planning to drive at several NHRA races later this year in the Pro Mod class.
About GALOT Motorsports:
Earl Wells’s GALOT Motorsports (pronounced “guh‐LOT”) has been a major player in the diesel pulling world with the “Get A Load Of This” Super Farm as well as the “Get A Load Of That” Alcohol Super Stock tractors. New for 2013, GALOT will also campaign a three‐driver, four‐car drag racing team to run in the XDRL, ADRL and NHRA series as well as at local‐level races. Visit the GALOT Motorsports team online at www.GALOTmotorsports.com and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GALOTmotorsports!