Larry Morgan had a bit of a wild ride for himself during J&A Service Pro Mod Eliminations at the NHRA Southern Nationals last weekend. Morgan is driving the Brad Anderson owned and tuned Chevrolet Camaro in the series for the first time and had advanced to race Todd Tutterow in the second round of eliminations on Sunday. As you will see, Morgan’s car came off the starting line and began to wad the tires up very, very hard.
The violent tire shake caused the car to launch across the track and it also caused Morgan to employ his considerable racing experience to keep a bad situation from getting worse. The car gets up into the middle of the race track and essentially glides right down the center stripe, cleaning off some of the timing blocks in the process. Larry is hard on the brakes and you can see him working the wheel to keep the car from heading toward the guard wall.
Ultimately it blew out the front tires and that was about it. We caught up with Larry after the fact that he was laughing when he told us that he was thanking his starts that they did not scratch the paint during the ride. Tutterow advanced to the next round on a nice clean run, but everyone was left talking about Larry’s wild slide down the center of the strip.
No, there was nothing on the track and no, Morgan’s car did not leave anything on the track.