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  • IHRA returns to Maryland International Raceway for President’s Cup Nationals June

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    After a three-year hiatus, the International Hot
    Rod Association is thrilled to welcome the return of the historical President’s
    Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway as the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series
    returns to the track the of weekend of June 13-14.

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    The two-day President’s Cup Nationals will feature two full days of sportsman racing
    on the IHRA’s Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL in addition
    to two thrilling nights of nitro-powered drag racing action featuring the IHRA’s
    premier classes of Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Altered, Nitro Harley, Mountain Motor
    Pro Stock, Jet Dragster and much more.

    The historical IHRA President’s Cup Nationals return to Maryland International Raceway
    June 13-14 with the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series

    “One of the longest tenured events in the history of the IHRA is Maryland International
    Raceway’s President’s Cup and we are very excited to bring this amazing race back
    to fans in southern Maryland,” said Skooter Peaco, Vice President of IHRA Motorsports.
    “The all-new Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series is packed full of entertainment and great
    competition as we bring in classes unique to this series. We very much look forward
    to returning to the tradition and excellence of this great event once again in 2014.”

    The 2014 President’s Cup Nationals will include competition in a number of classes
    unique to the International Hot Rod Association and its Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.
    Fans will enjoy championship competition in three nitro classes plus the world’s
    first Jet Dragster championship and the much anticipated return of Mountain Motor
    Pro Stock as drivers from across North America compete for points in the year-long
    battle for the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series championships.

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    “We are thrilled to have nitro racing and the President’s Cup back at MIR,” said
    Royce Miller, President of Maryland International Raceway. “The new Friday and
    Saturday night format is very fan and family friendly and will be an awesome experience
    for everyone. The Miller family will be on the starting line to celebrate the return
    of the President’s Cup when the first nitro qualifying session roars to life. We
    invite all of the MIR fans to be there and celebrate with us.”

    The return of the President’s Cup Nationals will see a unique collection of classes
    including Nitro Funny Car, Pro Stock, Jet Dragsters and much more

    Nitro Funny Car and Nitro Harley will bring with it the best racers in the world
    in those two classes as racers in two of the most popular categories in the country
    compete for eight spots on the ladder on Friday followed by a three grueling rounds
    of eliminations on Saturday to determine the champion.

    The Nitro Funny Car class will be led by series points leader Jason Rupert in the
    “Bays & Rupert” ’69 Camaro following a dominating start to the season. The California
    native has won three out of four events to start the year and reset the IHRA elapsed
    time record on his way to his commanding start. He will be joined in Maryland by
    “Mr. Explosive” Mark Sanders, the legendary “Jungle Jim” Camaro driven by John
    Smith, Mike McIntire Jr. and the “McAttack” team, former IHRA Top Fuel world champion
    Bruce Litton in “U.S. Male” and more as a dozen nitro-powered Funny Cars do battle
    at a track known for its very fast surface.

    Rupert’s biggest threat, Peter Gallen in the “Poverty Stricken” nostalgia machine,
    will also return to action in Maryland. Two of the fastest Funny Cars in the world
    representing both coasts, Gallen and Rupert produced an epic battle at IHRA’s last
    stop and the two will once again fight for the right to be called IHRA’s top dog
    in Maryland.

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    Mountain Motor Pro Stock – a longtime staple of the IHRA – will also to IHRA
    competition
    at the President’s Cup Nationals as many of the baddest racecars in the country
    compete for a spot on an eight-car ladder and a shot at a victory at one of America’s
    premier racing destinations. The Black Diamond Motorsports team, led by John DeFlorian
    and Kevin Bealko, will continue the fight against the recently announced three-car
    team of Goforth Racing with points leader Cary Goforth, father Dean Goforth and
    Todd Hoerner, along with two-time IHRA Pro Stock champion Pete Berner and more.

    The President’s Cup was last contested in Maryland in 2010.

    Nitro Altered and Jet Dragster will round out the competitive action as two classes
    unique to the IHRA do battle with the fastest of the fast walking away with the
    Ironman. Easily the most exciting addition to the IHRA in some time, the all-female
    Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster team have been the talk of the series so far with
    close, side-by-side jet-powered racing and a unique pit area that welcomes fans
    to explore the world of jet racing.

    The professional action will be coupled with two days of sportsman racing on the
    Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour as the best racers in Division 1 do battle
    for valuable points on their way to clinching a spot in the year-end Summit Tournament
    of Champions.

    In addition to the on-track action, the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam President’s Cup Nationals
    will feature an all-new and fully interactive Fan Fest pit experience. Fans can
    tour the pits, meet the drivers and take part in a number of fun family activities
    including the Larsen Motorsports Jet Technology Center and the Hollywood Cars of
    the Stars featuring real cars from famous movies and television series.

    Showtime is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

    One of the longest running races in IHRA history, the President’s Cup Nationals’
    inaugural race came in 1992 at Royce Miller’s Maryland International Raceway. The
    race was run annually for the next two decades with some of the most famous names
    in drag racing lore having made a pass at the President’s Cup event.

    Visit www.nitrojam.com for complete details as the President’s Cup returns to Maryland International Raceway
    June 13-14!


  • X-DRL Stars Thrill Crowd at Budds Creek for Opening Day of Mayhem at the Creek

    971713Fans were given quite a show for the opening day at Mayhem at the Creek. Mother Nature smiled on the creek and gave mild weather with a high in the low 80’s. All day, racers could be heard speculating on how fast the third round of qualifying might be under the lights.

     

    “We are excited with this fantastic weather – combined with the altitude (sea level), we have a legitimate shot to run in the 50’s,” said Pro X-Treme points leader Brandon Pesz.

     

    px-1X-DRL Pro X-Treme record holder Frankie Taylor agreed and backed it up with a 3.61 pass right out of the box in the first round of qualifying. By the third round of qualifying, fans had 3.50’s on their mind and they cheered when Terry Leggett “Legbone” posted a career best 3.610 at 206.26 mph.

     

    “MIR is my favorite spot to race. It’s close to home only five hours, and it’s as good a place as I know to race. I lost in the finals here in pro stock in 2001, I’m hoping to make it again with a better outcome,” said Leggett.

     

    But there was more to come as the madman Frankie Taylor took center stage with a shot to break his X-DRL Pro X-Treme record in his final pass for the night. The crowd was rewarded with a 3.604 at 209.01 mph – Frankie didn’t disappoint with a new record for the Maryland fans.

     

    “The track is great, nice people and an awesome facility. This is my first time to MIR and I really appreciate Royce and his group stepping up to host this event,” said the Madman, Frankie Taylor.

     

    Not to be outdone, points leader Brandon Pesz burned up the track in the third round with a 3.609 at 208.78 mph to take the win for the X-Treme Gateway Showdown and the second qualifying position.

     

    pn-2Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous driver Jim Laurita found himself in good position at the creek qualifying number two with a 3.866 at 193.21 at the track where he posted his first win as a top sportsman. He will have his hands full with number one qualifyer Danny Parry in his Chevy Camaro who took the top spot with a 3.847 at 197.25 mph.

     

    xpsX-Treme Pro Stock drivers watched the weather all day as the barometer rose and mild temperatures dropped throughout the evening. This class is chasing the 4.0 mark and thought they might have a chance when John DeFlorian ran a 4.066 early in the day. However, the humidity picked up later in the evening and the closest he got was 4.049 at 178.10 to take the number one qualifying spot.

     

    pt-1Jim Bell brought his Ford Mustang to run in the Precision Turbo and Engine Pro Turbo class and posted a 4.155 at 184.45 for his best run of the day.

     

    Legbone wasn’t the only driver posting a career best as TJ Tindle took the top qualifying position in X-Treme Pro Mod running a 3.909 at 189.12. TJ is having a tremendous rookie season with one win in the series and solid runs all season long. Kevin Rivenbark, also a winner this season, took the number two position with a 3.970 at 168.03 mph.

     

    tdChris Powers took the top position in Top Dragster with a 4.068 at 173.81 mph. He will be competing for the $500 low qualifier award on Saturday so the final qualifying round should be exciting.

     

    Wayne Woodard posted the fastest tstime of the day in Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman with a 4.179 at 174.21 mph but with $1,000 low qualifier money on the line, everyone in the class will bring their best for the final qualifying round on Saturday.

     

    The 10.5 Outlaw class debuted at the Creek and thrilled the crowd with some wild runs and fast times. Mo Hail was the top qualifier for the day with a 4.162 at 180.45 mph.

     

    Pro Junior Dragsters ran a competitive class but Logon Hubbell took the top spot for the day with a 7.904 at 82.63 mph. The class has several X-DRL event winners so he will have his hands full hanging on to the top spot and earning the Alert Screw low qualifier award.

     

    Weather forecast is favorable for Saturday so we expect more fast and even record-breaking runs as we finish qualifying and run eliminations for Mayhem at the Creek. Final round of qualifying starts at 3:00 pm with eliminations scheduled to begin at 5:00.

     

     

    2013 X-DRL SCHEDULE

     

    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.

     

     

    ABOUT THE X-DRL

    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 www.X-DRL.com.

     

    Photos Courtesy of Roger Richards


  • VELOCITY & THE X-DRL TEAM-UP TO DELIVER “MAYHEM AT THE CREEK”

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    The X-Treme Drag Racing League’s (X-DRL) first appearance at Maryland International Raceway continues to deliver epic levels of entertainment and huge value for its fans. The X-DRL is thrilled that Velocity by Discovery television will make its second appearance of the year for this weekend’s X-DRL “Mayhem at the Creek”.

    There are so many incredible features within this highly-anticipated X-DRL event at Budd’s Creek in the series inaugural season. With BLUE04 on board as a Title sponsor, the addition of the 10.5 Outlaw class, Pro X-Treme final from St. Louis and X-DRL’s X-TRA bonus programs at this event insures that the first year on Velocity will solidify the sanction with a national television presence for the 2013 season and beyond.

    kathy-fisher33Along with a full camera crew, the Velocity team at MIR will include noted television commentator Kathy Fisher, who will be the co-host and pit reporter for Velocity’s 2013 X-DRL coverage. Fisher, who has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience, has worked as TV talent and a pit reporter for SPEED, ESPN2, Fox Sports and more, and sees plenty of potential in the X-DRL’s multi-year partnership with Velocity.

    “I am really excited to be a part of the X-DRL’s television program on Velocity, and Budd’s Creek offers the perfect setting for our team to capture some record setting performances and incredible footage,” Fisher said. “We’re thrilled about the direction of the program, and it’s going to include a lot of new ideas when it comes to presenting drag racing on the television platform.

    “We’re going to be doing a lot of outside-the-box things when it comes to our coverage, and it’s only going to draw more eyes to the X-DRL’s incredible racing events.”

    The X-DRL television show will include race highlights, interviews, and much more during its 2013 season. X-DRL’s “Mayhem at the Creek” is the fifth of eight events during the inaugural campaign. Velocity by Discovery, formerly known as HD Theater and Discovery HD Theater, is currently available in nearly 50 million homes and continues to grow at a strong rate. It features more than 400 premiere hours of new and returning series and specials showcasing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure, and travel genres.

    “We are extremely excited to have the X-DRL on Velocity and to have a multi-year agreement with a television partner that fully supports the X-DRL and its talented drivers,” X-DRL President Jeff Mitchell said.

    “To have a major television partner in our first year is a huge thrill and a tremendous indicator of the work we have put in to make the X-DRL a success. Velocity expressed a great interest in supporting the X-DRL and the drivers who will make each event so memorable. The action-packed nature of the X-DRL will fit in perfectly with the great programming that Velocity provides as well.”


  • The X-DRL Interview: Tim Tindle: Pro X-Treme standout talks family & fast doorslammers

    TindleTim Tindle has run the gamut during his relatively short drag racing career, but the successful site contractor from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida has found a home in X-DRL Pro X-Treme, while his son, TJ, is turning heads as a rookie in X-Treme Pro Mod. We caught up with Tindle on his way to Maryland International Raceway for the inaugural X-DRL Mayhem at the Creek, where the veteran driver has a chance to take home two wins in one weekend.

     

    X-DRL: How did you end up racing fast doorslammers?

     

    Tindle: I’ve raced just about everything. I ran IHRA and NHRA in the late ‘90s, then ran some Top Dragster. We ran naturally-aspirated stuff, nitrous, blowers, a little bit of everything really. Then I started to get interested in the door car stuff. Back in the early 2000s I owned a 10.5 car that we ran mainly at ORSCA races and a few of the outlaw races around home. Joey Martin was the driver and I just owned the car. Again, we ran blowers, nitrous and turbos, just experimenting with the different combinations.

     

    There’s always the desire to go faster, and that’s how we got to Pro Mod. I bought all of Mike Ashley’s equipment and went NHRA Pro Mod racing in 2005. That’s when I started driving fast door cars, and we’ve just been getting faster and faster.

     

    X-DRL: That eventually led to Pro X-Treme.

     

    Tindle: Yep. I actually got sort of burned out running NHRA Pro Mod. So when the eighth-mile Pro X-Treme stuff came along, it was a nice change for us. Plus the Pro X-Treme cars are just so quick; I love it.

     

    X-DRL: Do you prefer Pro X-Treme over Pro Mod?

     

    Tindle: Well, I really like them both. I love the excitement of Pro X-Treme. It’s side-by-side, anything goes, with the fastest cars out there. If it’s anything to do with a blown car, I think I like it. Quarter-mile, eighth-mile, whatever. It doesn’t matter. I like to race blown hot rods.

     

    X-DRL: You recently teamed up with Danny Rowe to run his second car in NHRA Pro Mod. How does driving that car one weekend transfer over to your Pro X-Treme car the next weekend? Do you think it helps you as a driver?

     

    Tindle: It’s totally different. But you know, I think that’s why I like it. I got burned out before, just doing the same thing over and over. I think the excitement for me comes from running all these different classes and driving the different types of cars. I just left Norwalk, where I got to drive a clutch car, and now this weekend I’m driving an automatic. That keeps me on my game for sure, and I think it helps me be more aware of what’s going on in the car.

     

    X-DRL: You’ve worked with some great tuners over the years, from Chuck Ford to Mike Janis to Quain Stott. Now you have Frankie and Paul Taylor turning the wrenches on your new Pro X-Treme ’67 Mustang. What has the experience been like working with the Taylors?

     

    Tindle: Man, just awesome. Those two are probably the coolest guys I’ve ever been around. They’re great people and they just happen to know how to make a whole lot of horsepower. I have a lot of fun racing with them. They haven’t put me in a slow hot rod yet. I just get in that thing and drive, and I know it’s gonna be fast.

     

    X-DRL: Your 18-year-old son, TJ, has joined you on the X-DRL tour this year as a rookie in X-Treme Pro Mod. What are your impressions of his performance thus far behind the wheel of your former Pro Mod ride?

     

    Tindle: Watching TJ this year has really been an awesome experience. I promise you, the happiest moment of my life was watching him win his first race in Belle Rose. Standing on the starting line and watching him run is better than being in there and letting go of the button myself. I’m sure other father and son teams know what I’m talking about. You just can’t describe it.

     

    X-DRL: Of course, TJ didn’t just jump into a Pro Mod at age 18. When did he start racing and how has he progressed to Pro Mod?

     

    Tindle: TJ was the youngest ever to win the championship in 330-ft. outlaw heads-up Jr. Dragster. He won that when he was 12. He ran that deal for several years, setting records, winning races and winning championships. He won the two biggest races of the year, at Indy and Bristol, on holeshots! He’s a bigger kid though, so by the time he was 17 he had to get out of the Jr. Dragster because he had outgrown it.

     

    He wanted to jump right into Pro Mod at 17 years old, but his mom put a halt to that real fast. So we got him into some high four-second bracket dragsters last year, and he did really well with that. Then over the winter we finally got my wife talked into letting him make some test hits in the Pro Mod. We did extensive testing, just getting him comfortable in the car. He’s just a natural. The first lap he made in competition earlier this year was a 3.95. The sky’s the limit for him.

     

    X-DRL: How long do you plan to drive now that TJ is behind the wheel?

     

    Tindle: I’m that guy that’s gonna be driving these things until I’m 80 years old! I sure won’t quit until TJ and I are in the winner’s circle at the same race, and that’s definitely gonna happen soon. I don’t think I’d want to quit then, either.

     

    X-DRL: You’re on your way to Maryland International Raceway for the first time.

     

    Tindle: We sure are, and I’m looking forward to it a lot. I’ve been hearing for a decade about how awesome Budds Creek is and I can’t wait to get there and see it for myself. To be honest with you, it couldn’t come quick enough. When we left St. Louis, I was ready for Budds Creek the next weekend.

     

    X-DRL: Besides being your first time to MIR, you’re also going to have the opportunity to win twice this weekend when you and Brandon Pesz run the postponed finals from St. Louis.

     

    Tindle: That’s right. We’re definitely shooting to win both races. I don’t go to a race with any other mindset. I don’t go to a race to come in second. Brandon has had a fast hot rod all year long, so it’s gonna be a good race. I just have to make sure I do my job on the tree. Anything can happen, and that’s why you run the race. Whoever wins the final from St. Louis is also going to grab the points lead, so there’s more on the line than just the race win. You’ve got three or four other guys that are just a round or two of racing behind us, so we need every round we can get. This deal is gonna come down the very end, and it should get really exciting.

     

    2013 X-DRL SCHEDULE


    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.

     

     

    XDRL_LOGO_FINALABOUT THE X-DRL
    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 www.X-DRL.com.


  • X-Treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) Brings “X-Citement” to Maryland International Raceway for “Mayhem at the Creek”

    MIR-TowerKerrville, TX (July 23)– The new X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) takes its inaugural season to the East Coast for its fifth event and prepares for its first appearance at Maryland International Raceway for the “Mayhem at the Creek” on July 26-27th at Budd’s Creek.

    This highly-anticipated event will give East Coast fans their first look at the action-packed X-DRL which features many of the top professional cars and drivers in the world competing in ten exciting classes including Pro Junior Dragster, Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Supercar Showdown, 10.5 Outlaw, X-treme Pro Mod, Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Stock, Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and Pro X-treme, the world’s quickest and fastest door slammer class.  These classes will provide non-stop action over the two days, with cars going as quick as 3.60 seconds in the 1/8-mile at more than 210 mph.

     

    This event marks the debut of the popular 10.5 Outlaw class for the X-DRL.  Whether Nitrous Injected, Supercharged or Turbo Charged, these competitors all have to “get it done” with just 11.2 inches of rear tire on the ground!

    Royce Miller, owner of the famed Budd’s Creek facility stated “the 10.5 cars are a GREAT addition to the X-DRL line-up, and we couldn’t be happier that this class of fearless competitors was added for our event here at M.I.R.”

     

    The X-DRL is an 1/8-mile sanctioning body that has already made a favorable impression in its first season.  All of the races are on line with multi-camera live-stream coverage at www.X-DRL.com for free, and the X-DRL has also signed a television contract with Velocity (by Discovery) for episodes to be aired during the fourth quarter of 2013.

    “We’ve got a lot of exciting action planned for this race and there’s no doubt that it’s going to be a memorable weekend for everyone involved,” X-DRL president Jeff Mitchell said. “In addition to the Mayhem at the Creek competition, we have the Pro X-Treme final to run-off from the “X-Treme Gateway Showdown” between point leader Brandon Pesz and Tim Tindle.”

    And if that isn’t enough excitement, “Mayhem at the Creek” is the final race that determines which drivers will win the X-DRL “X-TRA Bonus”.  At the conclusion of this race, the point leaders in PX, PN, XPS, PM and PT will receive a $2,500 bonus in addition to their regular earnings.  Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman and Top Dragster point leaders can add $1,000 to their take-home!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    General admission tickets can be purchased for $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday.  A special two-day, full event pass can also be purchased for just $40, enabling fans to enjoy the full Friday and Saturday X-DRL experience.  Children 6-11 are $5/day and children 5 and under are free.  A coupon to save $5 can be downloaded on the X-DRL or Maryland International Raceway Facebook pages.

    In addition to experiencing premier eighth-mile drag racing from many of the top professional drivers, all tickets include special VIP pit access, giving fans the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers and race teams. With an exciting manufacturer midway, special exhibition runs and pit access in one of the most incredible atmospheres in drag racing, fans can expect maximum value from their X-DRL ticket purchase.

    Racing begins at 3:00 on Friday and goes into the night, and begins again on Saturday at 1:00 with eliminations set to begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

    “The main idea behind the X-DRL was to create a high-quality association that will bring plenty of excitement and we’re thrilled with what we’ve been able to accomplish in a short time,” said X-DRL president Jeff Mitchell.

    For more information about the Mayhem at the Creek, visit www.mirdrag.com or call 301-884-9833.

    2013 X-DRL SCHEDULE

     

    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.

     

     

    ABOUT THE X-DRL

    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 www.X-DRL.com.

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  • X-DRL 10.5 Outlaw Class – The REAL DEAL!

    105_xdrlKERRVILLE, Texas (July 19, 2013) –- The excitement is building for the new 10.5 Outlaw class with the X-DRL announcing the purse pay-out for this popular class. The winner earns $5,000; runner-up $1,500; two semi-finalist $750/each and four quarter-finalists will bring home $500 each. Entry fee will be $350 with no membership required. The rules package will mirror those developed by Cecil County Dragway and will be followed without exception. This class will not be eligible for championship points for the 2013 season.

    X-DRL President Jeff Mitchell is excited about the addition of this class and the changes made to the sportsmen classes for MIR, “We are expecting a great 10.5 car count at MIR and we think the fans are going to enjoy this class. With additional support coming from Pat Musi for the Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman competitors and ATI Performance Parts joining in Top Dragster, we think the Mayhem at the Creek is going to be a great show, one that you won’t want to miss!”

    Pat Musi brings additional support to the Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman class by paying half of the entry fee. ATI has stepped up to do the same for the Top Dragster. In addition, the X-DRL has waived membership requirements and honored IHRA chassis certifications and licenses.

    Royce Miller is excited about the X-DRL’s first appearance at Budds Creek, “We were glad the X-DRL is able to allow the IHRA chassis and licenses in the sportsman classes and know the sponsorships will help more competitors participate with the sponsor supported entry fees. We have so many great racers in this area and these rules will allow more cars in the field and make for a better show for the fans.”

    The Mayhem at the Creek will be held July 26-27 at Maryland International Raceway. For more information, visit http://www.mirdrag.com/v2/schedule/calendar/2013/13-07/13-07-27.htm or call 301-884-9833.

    For more information on the X-DRL, visit www.X-DRL.com.

    2013 X-DRL SCHEDULE

    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.

    ABOUT THE X-DRL

    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

    doorslammer 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 www.X-DRL.com.