Chris Rini in his nitrous-powered ATI Performance Products Camaro turned out to be big winner this weekend during promoter Keith Berry's 4th annual Wooostock Door Slammer event.
After qualifying eighth with a 3.69 at 200.36 mph in the 16-car Pro Mod field, Rini drove his ATI Performance Products '69 Camaro through Kurt Steding, number-one qualifier John Strickland and Jeff Miller to reach current PDRA Pro Nitrous champion Jim Halsey in the final.
In a battle of champions for the Wooostock 4 win, Rini, the reigning Carolina Xtreme Pro Mod champ, took a .020 starting-line advantage and never looked back, leading an eighth-mile later with another wheel standing 3.65 effort at 203.80 over Halsey's 3.67 at 203.62 combo.
“I love Darlington,” Rini said. “It’s not that far from my house and the track conditions are always killer. It’s a quarter-mile track, so it’s easy to get stopped and we have a good time there. Obviously we were crowd-less this time, but it’s a good race track. It’s a good facility, the people there are real friendly. I guess it’s turned into my home track.”
It marked Rini's third-straight race win after scoring the final CXPM race of 2019 to cap off his championship run and the 2020 CXPM season opener, also at Darlington.