O’FALLON, MO (October 17, 2011) – It’s not a stretch to call the upcoming LenMar
Motorsports ADRL World Finals VII presented by Summit Racing Equipment one of the
biggest events in American Drag Racing League (ADRL) history.
There is another certainty as well: the event will feature the biggest payouts in
the history of doorslammer racing.
With the highly-anticipated World Finals spanning three days on Oct. 21-23 at Texas
Motorplex, the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league will award nearly
three-quarters of a million dollars to drivers over the weekend, making it the most
lucrative race in ADRL and doorslammer history.
Of that, more than $355,000 will be awarded to the drivers who finish in the top 10
in points, and world champions will also be crowned in five classes (Pro Extreme,
Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle and Extreme Pro Stock).
An additional $182,500 will be awarded to drivers competing in the “Battle For The
Belts,” the one-day elimination shootout that takes place on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The BFTB features the top eight competitors in six classes and these ADRL
competitors will be competing for as much as $25,000
Eliminations for the World Finals will take place on Sunday and the ADRL will hand
out an additional $181,000 in event prize money.
The opportunity is certainly grand for drivers in Pro Extreme and Pro Nitrous. A
handful of drivers in both classes have an opportunity to win $110,000 over the
Winning the world championship in either class would give the champion $75,000,
while they could also earn an additional $25,000 for winning the “Battle For The
Belts” and $10,000 more for taking first in the World Finals.
Jason Hamstra is the current points leader in Pro Extreme, while Pro Nitrous driver
Mike Castellana holds a commanding lead in that class and only needs to qualify to
clinch his first ADRL World Championship.
“It’s coming down to crunch time, but this is what makes it fun,” Hamstra said.
“There’s a lot of pressure there, but it’s what we love to do.”
Castellana’s relaxed approach has been beneficial in his standout Pro Nitrous season
and he’ll look to add to his four event wins with a similar mindset in Ennis, Texas.
“This team has just been unbelievable. It’s just a great group of guys preparing the
car and with Shannon (Jenkins) tuning, you couldn’t ask for much more,” Castellana
said. “It’s really just allowed me to relax and have fun this year, and it’s truly
In Extreme Pro Stock, Cary Goforth has the opportunity for one remarkable weekend.
Just by showing up, Goforth can clinch his first ADRL world championship, which nets
Should Goforth would the event – he has an XPS-best three wins in 2011 – and take
the BFTB as well, Goforth, whose six events wins is tied for the most in class
history, could earn an impressive $78,000.
“I’m just lucky to be here and it would be a dream come true to win a championship,”
Goforth said. “It could be something you could always look back on.
“This whole team deserves this. I’m so proud I can get this for them. They all
Dan Millen, Frankie Taylor and Billy Glidden are still in contention for the biggest
prizes in Extreme 10.5. All are competing for the world championship, though Millen
holds a commanding lead and remains the odds-on favorite to repeat as the world
Should Millen take all three, he would earn $48,000.
Ashley Owens has already clinched the $10,000 by winning the Pro Extreme Motorcycle
world championship and could make it $22,500 by winning the BFTB for the first time
and adding to his four event victories in his record-breaking 2011 season.
The world championship presentation take place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Racer
Appreciation and Awards Gala, which takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the
spacious Champions Club at Texas Motorplex.
ABOUT THE ADRL
Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the nation’s premier
sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional
categories featured in the ADRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Summit Racing Equipment Top
Sportsman, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and
Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2011 ADRL
tour consists of nine national events run throughout the United States. For more
information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.