Pro Mod driver Adam Flamholc's international drag racing escapades have been limited this year, and that has been bad news for his rivals with the Noonan-powered Corvette now leading the ADRL points and holding second in the NMCA.
The Swedish driver, who now resides in Cape Coral, Florida, has been getting to as many events as he can this summer, which he had originally planned to spend in Europe in his role as a professional tuner. He and Hank Stubbs (who Flamholc shares driving duties with in the ADRL) scored victory in the ADRL's St Louis round, backing up an event win at the NMCA All-Star Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.
Flamholc has been using a new Noonan 4.8 Hemi engine package that is delivering results even in the early stages.“I am trying out the new block they made, I think I got the first one from the factory,” he said. “I built an engine with my design of block height, camshaft, piston and compression with their block, we ran it for the first time last week. We did really good, we qualified third and ended up winning the event.“We took the engine apart after the race and the block was really solid.
I am always happy with the engine block and heads I buy from Noonan, I have been running Noonan cylinder heads for ten seasons now and I have never had any complaints whatsoever.”
Flamholc is a busy man on race weekends, providing tuning services for a number of other teams. He has been just as successful in that area, and was recently instrumental in helping Dmitry Samorukov win the Russian Drag Racing Series on July 18/19.
Samorukov races a Pro Mod Dodge Viper, and uses Noonan Blackhawk cylinder heads. Flamholc said the Russian drag racing scene is growing, with the country's first purpose-built track now in operation just outside Moscow.
Samurokov holds the Russian national record at 6.305/227mph.
“With everything going on this year I was not able to travel to the race, so I was logging into Teamviewer and tuning the car from Florida,” Flamholc said. “We ended up winning the race which was excellent.“In Russia it is a lot like the no-prep racing in the USA, as they do not prep the track the whole way.
I have been going there for five years now and I have seen it grow at a good pace.”Flamholc and the MMR team will next be heading to Montgomery, Alabama for the Southern Outlaw Tour, where he looks forward to trying some new gear on his Noonan engine.
“I have another supercharger I want to try, that is why we are going there, and then we head to St Louis for round three of the NMCA,” he said. “The new Noonan block we have is looking very, very promising.”
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