The Ray Price Akea Drag Racing Team makes it to the finals again and finishes with a runner-up in the NHRA Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Series at the Cordova Dragway Park in Cordova, Illinois.
Tommy Grimes ran the first qualifying run in 6.524 seconds at 227.61 MPH. His second run was quicker, with a time of 6.447 seconds at 223.76 MPH, placing him in the number four spot. Grimes and the team continued to shave off time. The third qualifying run was done in 6.431 seconds at 219.72 MPH, still placing the Ray Price Akea Drag Racing Team at number four.
The first round of eliminations paired Grimes against Drums Brancaccio and Grimes ran 6.339 seconds at 221.02, winning the round. He then ran against Douglas Horne for the second round and won with a run of 6.289 seconds at 225.11 MPH, setting a new track record. Grimes faced Jay Turner in the third and final round. Grimes ran a 6.353 @221.63 but Jay was able to run 6.316 @224.66 and won.
Ray said he is so proud of how well the team works together and handles each challenge that drag racing throws at them. “We are very excited to have been in the finals four out of the six races and able to win two.”
The Ray Price Akea Drag Racing Team’s next race is in Epping, New Hampshire at the New England Dragway July 19-21.
The Ray Price Motorsports team sends sincere thanks to all their sponsors for their support. They include our Primary Sponsors: Akea, Ray Price Harley-Davidson, with special thanks to our Associate Sponsor Raleigh H.O.G. and our Support Sponsors: Vanson Leathers, PJ1 Products, RC Components, CP Pistons, Barnett Clutches & Cables, Autolite Sparkplugs, Mickey Thompson Tires, Gates Belts, Nationwide Insurance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, JIMS USA, Industrial Machine Solutions, Wiley X, LAT Racing Oils and Nitrolube. Additional thanks: Bill Hayes, Hargis Consulting, Ultra Pro Machining and Freddie Robbins.