By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist Top Fuel Dragster pilot Austin Prock has been award the Auto Club Road to the Future Award on Monday night. He continues a trend of John Force Racing drivers to win the award.
He won the award at the Ray Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Prock won the award through a media voting ballot.
“I am proud of the season this Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist team put together,” Prock said. “My guys worked their asses off all season long to give me the opportunity to win the Auto Club Road to the Future Award. I couldn’t have done it without them.
“I would have never been here without John Force and Robert Hight. They have me the opportunity to fulfill my dream and I owe the world to them. I hope I made them proud.”
Prock had a 22-23 record on the season. However, he did have something that none of his other Rookie Road to the Future Awards candidates had. He had a win on the season.
He won the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington. He defeated Steve Torrence in the final round to claim his first career Wally.
Besides the win, he also had five semifinals and eight quarterfinals appearances. He was eliminated in the first-round 10 times, including to fellow rookie competitor and friend Jordan Vandergriff on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceways at Pomona in Pomona, California.