FEATURED – GRAND AM-bition Allan Juhasz 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

| August 28, 2020 More

Red car from past feature article to enhance reading Pro Mods have enjoyed a new-found appeal in many venues over the last few years, and done so at a feverish pace. Many racers like Allan Juhasz (pronounced YOU-haz) have begun the arduous task of creating a competitive ride to run with some of the quickest door cars in the Northeast. Juhasz has a long history of being a “complete” racer in almost every class he’s run. His years of racing experience ranges from door cars, fast brackets, Pro Mod, and then onto dragsters, all helping Allan to hone his skills as a driver from 2003 to 2007.

The urge to compete again became overwhelming and Juhasz started on a new journey focusing exclusively on doorslammers in 2012. The Mid-Atlantic states have much to offer in this area, from the newest 4.50 1/8th-mile Index to Top Sportsman, and this car is well equipped to excel, as his record shows with wins in both classes against very tough fields.

Juhasz—a father of three who is of Hungarian descent—runs a very successful body and collision center in Philadelphia, PA. While his CJ’s Collision might serve as Juhasz’s day job, he still manages to make races at an impassioned pace. Hardly a weekend goes by where you won’t find him at the drag strip. He’s basically a one-man show with added help from his good friend Bill Mason, but all the maintenance is done by Allan, who also consults with Marc Hayes on nitrous tunes.

Juhasz’s latest “Grand” venture is with the heaviest of all hitters, Pro Modified, and in 2014 he joined the standout Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association better known as NEOPMA, where he finished 13th in points out of 48 cars

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