Pro X-Treme X-Treme Gateway Showdown Finishes Under the Lights at Budds Creek

gateway winnerAfter a rain out for the finals of the Pro X-Treme class from the X-Treme Gateway Showdown, Pesz and Tindle finally met for their showdown under the lights.


At the X-Treme Gateway Showdown, contested on June 15-16 at Gateway Motorsports Park, Brandon Pesz thrilled the crowd with a 3.628 at 208.91 mph in qualifying. During the semi final round, Pesz defeated Quain Stott going 3.690 at 204.91 mph while Tindle defeated Todd Tutterow by going 3.696 at 204.57 mph. As the temperatures cooled, fans hoped these drivers would challenge Pesz’s 3.628 but the rain moved in too quickly to complete the final.


gateway finalGoing into the weather-delayed final at Maryland International Raceway, neither Tindle nor Pesz had completed a clean pass in the first or second round of qualifying, but weather conditions continued to improve for the third round of qualifying. The crowd cheered the pair on in anticipation of a 3.50’s run, and were nearly rewarded when Pro X-Treme points leader Brandon Pesz ran a 3.609, at 208.78 mph defeating Tindle for the X-Treme Gateway Showdown trophy.


The pair will meet again Saturday, July 26 for the final round of qualifying and eliminations for the Mayhem at the Creek.




April 6-7: X-DRL Spring Nationals, Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, Okla.


April 26-27: X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness, Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.


May 17-18: Bash On The Bayou, No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La.


June 14-15: X-treme Gateway Showdown, Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis


July 26-27: Mayhem At The Creek, Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md.


Sept. 20-21: Thunder in the Heartland, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Indianapolis


Oct. 4-5: Southern Slam, Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, Ala.


Oct. 25-26: X-Treme World Finals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte, N.C.




Based in Kerrville, Texas, the X-Treme Drag Racing League is a premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the X-DRL are 10.5 Outlaw, Pro Junior Dragster, SuperCar Showdown, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, X-treme Pro Mod, Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous and Pro X-treme, the world’s quickest and fastest door slammer class. The 2013 X-DRL seasons consists of 9 action-packed national events that will take place throughout the United States. For more information on the X-DRL, visit