Daniel Pharris Blasts To A World Record 3.57 Second Pass At Sweet 16
Short and sweet and to the point. That seems to be the method of operations this ...
Short and sweet and to the point. That seems to be the method of operations this weekend at Donald Long’s second annual Sweet Sixteen event held at South Georgia Motorsports Park. So far, after a day and a half of qualifying, we’ve seen the records in both Radial vs the World and X275 broken, and with at least a couple more sessions of qualifying tonight, I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of the record runs.
As of right now, writing this literally between qualifying sessions, the current RvsW record is this run, a 3.57 laid down by the ProLine-powered twin-turbocharged Mustang of Daniel Pharris. What’s most impressive about this run is that it was made during the daytime, something many radial haters will tell you is impossible, since so many people seem to think radial prep doesn’t work well in the heat. Of course, “heat” is subjective, since the high-temperature today at SGMP was in the lower 60’s, but the point remains that this run wasn’t made late at night in near-perfect conditions.
Pharris’ car was originally built for Pro Mod duty, but with the rules allowing it to run in RvsW as well, and over $150,000 on the line over the past month at just two events, Daniel bolted up the small tires and brought out the GT350 to play.
If you remember, he was a very very close runner up to our very own Alex Laughlin at Lights Out X just a few short weeks ago, and now with the quickest car ever to make a pass on radials, it looks like he’s in position to make a legitimate run at the $101,000 payout awaiting the winner of the Sweet Sixteen.
Does he have what it takes to mow down the 15 other cars that are vying for the huge all-cash payout? With guys like Kevin Rivenbark, Stevie Fast, and of course, Laughlin, all working toward the same goal, we expect Saturday’s eliminations to be nothing short of stellar racing.
Daniel Pharris Motorsports goes straight to number 1 with a 3.57 beating GALOT Motorsports Kevin Rivenbark's world record run last night at Sweet 16 2.0.
Posted by Pro Line Racing on Friday, March 22, 2019