Khalid alBalooshi, the 2011 NHRA Pro Mod champion, will return to the class this season after competing in Top Fuel the last three seasons. alBalooshi, a citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, will join the Precision Turbo and Engine team, wheeling a turbocharged ’68 Camaro alongside teammate Don Walsh Jr.’s 2014 Camaro in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
alBalooshi has had an extremely successful Pro Mod career. In addition to winning the 2011 NHRA Pro Mod crown, he also won the Arabian Drag Racing League Pro Mod championship three years in a row. Since 2001, alBalooshi has racked up more than 150 career wins in Top Fuel, Pro Mod, Outlaw, and Super Street classes.
alBalooshi’s new ride, the ’68 Camaro doorslammer owned by Harry Hruska, president of Precision Turbo and Engine, had been previously campaigned by both Walsh and Brad Personett. It features a set of Precision Turbo and Engine NHRA-legal 88mm GEN2 Pro Mod CEA turbochargers as well as many top-of-the-line components such as AFIS spark plug wires, PurePower! oil filter, and Brisk Racing spark plugs.
“We had a great season in 2014 with Don Walsh and our ’14 Camaro, and we’re excited to have Khalid alBalooshi join us this year as well,” said Hruska. “He brings his professionalism, skill, and expertise to our team, which will fit well with what we’ve worked to establish so far. Having two cars will also allow us to have another platform on which to test and develop Precision’s products, and that will be a big help in us being able to advance Turbo technology even further. This is a first-class team, and we’re looking forward to another great season.”
Both of the Precision Turbo and Engine twin turbocharged Camaro Pro Mods will be racing at the 2015 NHRA Pro Mod season-opening race, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 12-15.