The past few months have been a thrilling roller coaster for ProCharger and racers, showcasing the sheer power, precision, and determination that ProCharger-equipped vehicles bring to the track. One clear highlight was the Jason Lee first career NHRA Pro Mod win a Brainerd (read more below). From major events we have attended to awe-inspiring victories, the automotive world has witnessed the undeniable dominance of ProCharger.
By day, Coast CEO Eric R. Gustafson’s life revolves around beef and pork. On weekends, he’s “Goose” – the titular head of the R&E Racing team, a fixture and perennial winner on the PDRA and NMCA drag racing circuits. Competitive racing is in literally in Coast’s DNA (“R&E” being short for Ron and Eric, the late patriarch of the family), with driver Jason Lee and a team of automotive aces feeding Coast’s 3500-horsepower, record-shattering ’69 Noonan Hemi ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro. As the saying goes, “Goose Cooks.”
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Jason Lee enters this weekend’s 59th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals on a high after hitting the jackpot two weeks ago in Brainerd, Minn. That’s when he not only captured his first career national-event win in NHRA Pro Mod, but also took over the points lead in the process.
The world’s biggest drag race marks the second event in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports Road to the Championship, putting an even greater emphasis on winning this weekend’s Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
On this episode, Antron Brown’s Crew Chief Brian Corradi, pro mod’s Jason Lee and Eric Gustafson all join host Brian Lohnes for a conversation about how they set about winning their respective categories at Brainerd, Minnesota. The weekend was a challenge for everyone and there were some interesting bumps in the road for each team to endure and overcome. They talk about ’em all here.
Jason Lee secured his first-ever victory in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series at Brainerd Race, powered by Stinar. Lee emerged as the winner in the championship round, defeating Jason Scruggs. With this win, Lee also took the lead in the points standings with three races remaining in the season. Scruggs reached the final round for the second consecutive race, but his car broke before the run, handing over the victory to Lee. Lee expressed his gratitude to his team for their hard work and credited their efforts for his success.
Jason Lee earned his first career victory in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented on Sunday, picking up the win over Jason Scruggs and moving into the points lead at Brainerd International Raceway as part of this weekend’s 41st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Jason Lee earned his first career victory in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports on Sunday, picking up the win over Jason Scruggs and moving into the points lead at Brainerd International Raceway as part of this weekend’s 41st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. The event, which was powered by Stinar, was the seventh of 10 races during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports. It was also first race in the category’s Road to the Championship.
If you’re going to get your first, you might as well make it count for the most. Pro Modified drag racer Jason Lee claimed his first win in the first event of the Road to the Championship by stopping Jason Scruggs in the final round of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. The monumental win also vaulted Lee into the points lead with only three races left in the season.
Meet the Team
Coast Packing’s R&E Racing is known for hitting the strip with a real screamer – a ’69 Noonan Hemi ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro, which continues to shatter records at stops on the NCMA and PDRA drag racing circuits. Powering the Camaro is a crew seasoned in pushing the machine to speeds in excess of 210 mph: Jason Lee, Cameron Hensley, John Urgo, Patrick Barnhill, Tim Lyons, Nick “Dumbo” Strohbeen, Ben Liedel, the team at Lyons Custom Motorsports and Coast CEO Eric R. “Goose” Gustafson.