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  • AMSOIL, Deans Casing, and Black Diamond Motorsports team up for the 2016 IHRA Pro Stock season

    1402280_615242121847867_83727292_oAMSOIL, Deans Casing and Black Diamond Motorsports have formed an alliance to win the 2016 International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) Pro Stock Championship. Due to the downtrend in the Energy Business and the long lasting relationship between the GoForth’s and the Bealko family, it was a very easy decision for Deans Casing Service, AMSOIL, and Black Diamond Motorsports to join forces for the 2016 IHRA Pro Stock Season.

     

    AMSOIL, who is First in Synthetics, will be continuing its support of Black Diamond Motorsports as it has for the last 2 years. The partnership with AMSOIL provides Synthetic products and support that hold up well in the extreme environment that Mountain Motor Pro Stock engines, transmission and rear gears experience and will continue to expand with this new alliance . Black Diamond Motorsports Cars and Trailer proudly fly the AMSOIL colors at every event.

     

    Dean GoForth and Kevin Bealko have decided to step out of the driving seats for the 2016 race season and combine their collective efforts and resources into one team with two cars. Cary Goforth, a Multi-World Champion, and current IHRA champion and John DeFlorian, current elapsed time and mile per hour record holder, multi-event winner and shop foreman at Jerry Haas Race Cars will be the drivers in this alliance. These two drivers will combine their knowledge on winning coupled with record setting performances to make a formidable team .

    This on the heels that:
    IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), parent company to the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); announced that Mike Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization in advance of the complete reorganization of the company and its various operations. The current 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series is serving as an interim year between the current format and the restructuring format which will be announced throughout the 2016 season.

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  • Memorable weekend ends in record fashion in San Antonio with new IHRA world records

    Big crowds, great racing and a tremendous show were only part of the storyline coming out of this past weekend’s IHRA San Antonio Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at San Antonio Raceway.

     

    Two records fell by the wayside in one of IHRA’s oldest classes and another was nearly bested all on a memorable night of racing at one of IHRA’s premier Nitro Jam events.

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    John DeFlorian set both ends of the IHRA Pro Stock world record in San Antonio 

     

     

    John DeFlorian, from Arnold, Missouri, set both ends of the IHRA Pro Stock World Record, all in his final pass of the night, behind the wheel of his Black Diamond Motorsports 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. With his first career Ironman on the line, DeFlorian bested Oklahoma’s Cary Goforth in the final of Mountain Motor Pro Stock with a blistering 6.224-second elapsed time at 226.70 miles per hour, good enough for the new mark in both categories.

     

    The old records, which have stood since 2008 and 2007 respectively, were both broken in commanding fashion. DeFlorian bested the mile per hour mark by a whopping 2.75 mph and he bettered the elapsed time mark by .027. The old records, held by Frank Gugliotta and Brian Gahm respectively, stood at 6.251 and 223.95.

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    Jason Rupert continued to dominate in Nitro Funny Car with another near-record run 

     

    “These records are something each team likes to brag about and go after and to come away from here with the win and the record is pretty amazing,” DeFlorian said after taking the win in San Antonio. “We felt like we could get after it, but I never dreamed we could come out here and put down a number like that. I was thinking maybe 225 tops. To set the record and get the win against a great team like the Goforths just makes this even more special.”

     

    DeFlorian set the new speed mark earlier in the day, but his final pass of the night increased the record by another two miles per hour.

     

    In Nitro Funny Car, Jason Rupert continued on a torrid pace with his second consecutive IHRA victory while almost setting a new speed mark in the Bays and Rupert “Black Plague” Camaro. Rupert’s final pass of the weekend, a winning 5.764, 252.38 over John “Bodie” Smith in the “Jungle Jim” Vega, came just a fraction shy of the record. Rupert bested the current record, set by Peter Gallen at 252.10 in 2011, but he was unable to back it up, coming less than one mile-per-hour of setting the new mark.

     

    The record-breaking weekend in San Antonio follows up another record weekend in Tucson that saw Louisiana rider Randal Andras break the 13-year old Nitro Harley speed record with a pass of 228.31 miles per hour.

     

    Next up for the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series is a trip to Bradenton Motorsports Park for the IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals April 11-12.


  • DeFlorian, Rupert top record-setting night at IHRA San Antonio Nationals

    It was a night of big numbers and record runs as the stars of the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series produced a memorable and historic night in front of yet another capacity crowd at the IHRA San Antonio Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at San Antonio Raceway.

     

    John DeFlorian erased a half-decade old record in Mountain Motor Pro Stock on his way to picking up his first career IHRA victory and Jason Rupert won his second straight Ironman in Nitro Funny Car to the thrill of the overflow crowd during the second stop of the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam season. They were joined in the winner’s circle by Randal Andras (Nitro Harley), Ron Hope (Nitro Altered) and Elaine Larsen (Jet Dragster).

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    John DeFlorian set a new IHRA record with a 226.70 mph pass 

     

    DeFlorian obliterated the IHRA speed record in Mountain Motor Pro Stock, a record that has stood since the fall of 2008. The record, which stood at 223.95, was topped on two separate occasions by the Arnold, Missouri native, ending with an outstanding 226.70 mph pass in the final.

     

    The run not only gave the driver of the Black Diamond Motorsports Camaro the record, but it also helped propel DeFlorian to his first victory in IHRA competition as he bested Cary Goforth in the final. DeFlorian overcame a slight starting line disadvantage as Cary Goforth in the Goforth’s Casing 2013 Chevrolet Camaro got the jump, but DeFlorian battled back on the top end with a 6.224-second elapsed time at 226.70 mph to take the win, just ahead of Goforth’s equally stout 6.299, 224.22.

     

    “This weekend has been absolutely dynamite. I have never raced out here before, so when we rolled in here the other day I kept thinking ‘man, this is going to be a lot of fun.’ They told me the crowds would be spectacular and boy they weren’t kidding. What an amazing place to race,” DeFlorian said. “Getting to race here is a treat and getting a win here is just amazing. We are so excited to get the win. I used to race IHRA years ago, but I never could get a win. Now, I can take this amazing trophy and record home with us.”

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    In addition to setting a new record, DeFlorian also picked up the win – his first in IHRA 

     

    DeFlorian had a rather mistake-free day in his bright gold ride, posting laps of 6.291, 6.250 and 6.224 during the afternoon and evening hours with wins attached to those numbers over Kevin Bealko, Scott Hintz and Goforth. And it was destined from the beginning that DeFlorian and Goforth would meet in the final.

     

    The pair qualified first and second on Friday and remained welded together throughout the afternoon, with Goforth at one point flirting with the other half of the IHRA Pro Stock record with an outstanding 6.189 in round one. The loss was Goforth’s first round loss in the new car.

     

    “The battle between Cary and I goes way back, a lot longer than people realize. We have been racing each other for years, trading records and wins back and forth. It is something each team likes to brag about and go after and to come away from here with the win and the record is pretty amazing,” DeFlorian said. “We felt like we could get after it, but I never dreamed we could come out here and put down a number like that. I was thinking maybe 225 tops. To set the record and get the win against a great team like the Goforths just makes this even more special.”

     

    The other half of the storybook evening at the San Antonio Nationals belonged to Jason Rupert who won his second consecutive Ironman in IHRA’s premier Nitro Funny Car class.

     

    Jason Rupert  Jason Rupert won for the second week in a row in Nitro Funny Car 

     

    Sitting behind the wheel of the Bays and Rupert “Black Plague” Camaro, Rupert rocketed to the top of the charts on Friday and remained there throughout the weekend. Rupert recorded round wins over Ronnie Young, Greg Jacobsmeyer and John “Bodie” Smith on his way to his second IHRA victory of the season, once again saving his best stuff for the final with a very fast 5.764, 252.38 pushing the California native past Smith in the “Jungle Jim” Vega and into the winner’s circle.

     

    Smith had the jump on the line with a narrow starting line advantage, but gave that advantage up on the top end. Smith crossed the line with a 5.883, 242.98 pass.

     

    “When you look at these cars, all of them are just so competitive. We are lucky to have the great help and great team that we have to make this all happen,” Rupert said. “Today we knew we were going up against a Paul Smith-tuned car, so when you are racing that guy you had better not be bashful at all. I knew we could run a good number, but I also knew they could run a good number. We just had to be on our game and thankfully we put it all together on that last run.”

     

    While his car was on a rail throughout the weekend, Rupert received one lucky break in the semifinals when his car went up in smoke just after the hit of the throttle. Seemingly out of it, Rupert received a break when his opponent also ran into trouble allowing Rupert to coast to the line and into the final.

     

    Rupert defeated Mark Sanders at the IHRA season opener in Tucson one week ago, giving him two wins in a row in the ultra-competitive class that produced a 5.968 bump on Friday.

     

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    Randal Andras took the win in Nitro Harley

     

    In other nitro action, Randal Andras collected the win in Nitro Harley over Jay Turner in an upset-filled bracket.

     

    Andras qualified near the top of the field in second, but Turner saw two poor runs turn into a spot in eighth on the ladder. But with the bike turned around, Turner upset No. 1 qualifier Mike Scott in round one and stringed together one win after another to set up the final between two of the fastest bikes on the property.

     

    With an Ironman on the line, Andras got off of the line first and held that advantage throughout with a 6.468, 217.92 to Turner’s 6.499, 209.40. Andras also had wins over Ron Gledhill and Steve Dorn to reach the final.

     

    In Nitro Altered, Ron Hope overcame a pair of challenging runs to take the win in the “Rat Trap” nostalgia machine, recording wins over Ron Maroney and Mike Hilsabeck to collect the hardware. In the final both Hope and Hilsabeck ran into trouble, but Hope found enough traction at the top end to blast across the line with a less-than-stellar 8.008, 161.12 to take the win.

     

    Finally, in Jet Dragster Elaine Larsen had two tremendous passes of 5.746 and 5.707 – both at over 270 mph – to take the win. In the final Larsen and Dawn Perdue put on a tremendous show ending with a 5.707 to a 5.774 in favor of Larsen.

     

    Next up for the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour is a trip to Bradenton Motorsports Park for the IHRA Southern Nationals April 11-12 and watch for the series on MAV TV coming this fall.

     

    FRIDAY FINAL RESULTS

     

    Marion, Texas – Final results from the 2014 IHRA San Antonio Nitro Jam Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at San Antonio Raceway.

     

    Nitro Funny Car – Jason Rupert, Yorba Linda, Calif., ’69 Camaro, 5.764, 252.38 def. John Smith, Delray Beach, Fla., ’74 Vega, 5.883, 242.98

     

    Pro Stock – John DeFlorian, Arnold, Mo., ‘ 13 Camaro, 6.224, 226.70 def. Cary Goforth, Holdenville, Okla., ’13 Camaro, 6.299, 224.22

     

    Nitro Harley – Randal Andras, Amelia, La., 6.468, 217.92 def. Jay Turner, Julian, N.C., 6.499, 209.40

     

    Nitro Altered – Ron Hope, Franklin, Tenn., ’32 Bantam, 8.008, 161.12 def. Mike Hilsabeck, Phoenix, Ariz, ’23 Ford T, 10.742, 81.26

     

    Jet Dragster – Elaine Larsen, Middleton, Mich., 5.707, 271.58 def. Dawn Perdue, Philadelphia, Pa., 5.774, 256.70

     

    FRIDAY ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS 

     

    Marion, Texas – Final results from the 2014 IHRA San Antonio Nitro Jam Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports at San Antonio Raceway.

     

    Nitro Funny Car

    Round 1 – Greg Jacobsmeyer, 6.058, 238.10 def. Mike McIntire Jr., 6.352, 216.66; John Smith, 5.883, 244.03 def. Tim Boychuk, 6.284, 192.14; Mark Sanders, 6.325, 235.97 def. John Hale, 6.357, 238.73; Jason Rupert, 5.810, 244.96 def. Ronnie Young, 6.019, 229.24

    Semis – Smith, 5.849, 245.90 def. Sanders, 6.017, 248.76; Rupert, 6.584, 167.54 def. Jacobsmeyer, 16.389, 68.15

    Final – Rupert, 5.764, 252.38 def. Smith, 5.883, 242.98

     

    Pro Stock

    Round 1 – Todd Hoerner, 6.312, 220.59 def. Pete Berner, 6.338, 219.19; Scott Hintz, 9.874, 122.45 def. John Konigshofer, foul; John DeFlorian, 6.291, 224.44 def. Kevin Bealko, 6.294, 223.44; Cary Goforth, 6.189, 223.55 def. BYE

    Semis – DeFlorian, 6.250, 223.21 def. Hintz, 8.550, 110.51; Goforth, foul (.006) def. Hoerner, foul (.018)

    Final – DeFlorian, 6.224, 226.70 def. Goforth, 6.299, 224.22

     

    Nitro Harley

    Round 1 – Mike Pelrine, 6.672, 219.51 def. Rickey House, 9.693, 96.19; Steve Dorn, 6.839, 176.96 def. Alvin Kobernusz, 7.148, 158.83; Randal Andras, 6.456, 212.67 def. Ron Gledhill, 9.317, 95.79; Jay Turner, 7.309, 145.49 def. Mike Scott, foul

    Semis – Turner, 6.408, 223.99 def. Pelrine, 6.651, 193.97; Andras, foul (.007) def. Dorn, foul (.013)

    Final – Andras, 6.468, 217.92 def. Turner, 6.499, 209.40

     

    Nitro Altered

    Round 1 – Ron Hope, 7.489, 191.90 def. Ron Maroney, 7.473, 144.05; Mike Hilsabeck, 6.555, 201.70 def. Jim Maroney, broke

    Final – Hope, 8.008, 161.12 def. Hilsabeck, 10.742, 81.26

     

    Jet Dragster

    Round 1 – Elaine Larsen, 5.746, 272.89 def. Kat Moller, 7.185, 114.59; Dawn Perdue, 5.841, 238.85 def. Marisha Falk, foul

    Consolation – Moller, 7.103, 158.34 def. Falk, foul

    Final – Larsen, 5.707, 271.58 def. Perdue, 5.774, 256.70


  • Bealko No. 2 and DeFlorian No. 3 at ADRL Dragstock X at Rockingham Dragway

    KevinBealkoOn the strength of a 4.079 seconds elapsed time (et) at 177.07 miles per hour (mph) pass made on his final attempt, Black Diamond Motorsports Team Owner Kevin Bealko, driver of the Jerry Haas America’s Power GXP powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines captured the No. 2 qualifying position for Sunday’s American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Dragstock X at Rockingham Dragway.

    Bealko who took advantage of the cooler night air to improve his qualifying position will have to face Trevor Eman in the first round of Sunday’s eliminations .

    XDRL_2-178-EditJohn DeFlorian, driver of Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas 2012 Clean Coal Camaro powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines was runner-up for Friday Night’s Battle of the Belts race, but found Saturday’s track conditions to be challenging. DeFlorian managed to run 4.09 et at 178.02 mph placing him in the No. 3 position in the final qualifying session . DeFlorian will have to run John Pluchino in first round of Sunday’s eliminations .

    Eliminations in Extreme Pro Stock at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Dragstock X will start at 11 a.m. and can be viewed Live at Motormaniatv.com .

    Please text to 85080 on your cell phone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

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  • DeFlorian runner-up in ADRL Battle of the Belts at Rockingham Dragway

    dsd_2428The top eight in American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Extreme Pro Stock class lined up to do battle at Rockingham Dragway as part of the Battle for the Belts . John DeFlorian, driver of Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas 2012 Clean Coal Camaro powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines made it through the Elite Field and was runner-up in Finals.

    DeFlorian who is 6th in ADRL championship points faced Summit Racing’s Pete Berner in the first round of competition for Battle of the Belts. Both reaction times were close but Berner shook the tires after the launch handing the win to DeFlorian who ran 4.17 seconds elapsed time (ET) at 174.66 miles per hour (MPH) to gather lane choice over Montecalvo in the next round .

    DeFlorian quickly dispatched Montecalvo with a 0.018 reaction time coupled with an 4.06 ET at 179.18 MPH to Montecalvo’s 4.07 ET at 178.38 MPH. DeFlorian had lane choice over Scott Hintz Mustang for the Battle of the Belts Finals and picked the Left lane . Both drivers carefully staged knowing that the win light meant at Belt and 50k payday . Hintz drilled the tree with a 0.039 reaction time to DeFlorian’s 0.100 reaction time and held on for the win .

    DeFlorian is all set for qualifying for 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech Event #7 ADRL Dragstock X Saturday and eliminations on Sunday at Rockingham Dragway .

    KevinBealkoTeam Owner Kevin Bealko, driver of the Jerry Haas America’s Power GXP powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines has been on the move this year chipping away at the exceptionally tough extreme pro stock field by qualifying in the field at the last 18 races and in the top 4 at the last 4 races.

    “We are extremely proud to fly the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity colors on our 2012 Jerry Haas GXP”, states team owner Bealko. “American Drag Racing League and Rockingham Dragway will be a great venue for Black Diamond Motorsports to reach out to American families about the important role that coal plays in delivering affordable, reliable power for American families and businesses. We’re excited to talk with all our drag racing fans about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. We have every intention to win a World Championship for America’s Power and Graber Concrete Company,” states Bealko.

    Please text to 85080 on your cell phone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

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  • Black Diamond Motorsports heads to ADRL Dragstock X at Rockingham

    XDRL_2-174John DeFlorian, driver of Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas 2012 Clean Coal Camaro powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines, started the 2013 Extreme Pro Stock season off right at Rockingham Dragway by qualifying number 1 with a 4.025 seconds elapsed time (ET), reset the mph record to 180.26 mph, then top it off by winning the race, will return to Rockingham for American Drag Racing League’s (ADRL) Battle of the Belts, a special all-star event that will be contested on Friday, Sept. 6, the day before the start of Dragstock X, the most successful event in ADRL’s history.

    Deflorian is sitting in the 6th spot in championship points and is looking for a trifecta this weekend with a Win in both Battle of the Belts and Dragstock X and regaining the points lead for the Championship.

    DSC01665Team Owner Kevin Bealko, driver of the Jerry Haas America’s Power GXP powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines has been on the move this year chipping away at the exceptionally tough extreme pro stock field by qualifying in the field at the last 18 races and in the top 4 at the last 4 races.

    “We are extremely proud to fly the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity colors on our 2012 Jerry Haas GXP”, states team owner Bealko. “American Drag Racing League and Rockingham Dragway will be a great venue for Black Diamond Motorsports to reach out to American families about the important role that coal plays in delivering affordable, reliable power for American families and businesses. We’re excited to talk with all our drag racing fans about how coal keeps electricity affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. We have every intention to win a World Championship for America’s Power and Graber Concrete Company,” states Bealko.

    Please text to 85080 on your cell phone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

    To learn more about 21st Century clean coal technology “Like “America’s Power and Black Diamond Motorsports on Facebook .


  • 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


  • Clean Coal Drivers Qualify #1 and #2 at X-DRL Mayhem on the Creek

    KevinBealkoAmerica’s Power Clean Coal sponsored drivers John DeFlorian and Kevin Bealko saved the best for last at X-Treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) “Mayhem on the Creek” held at Maryland International Raceway by qualifying number 1 and 2 putting themselves on solid ground going into saturday’s final qualifying session and eliminations.

    Black Diamond Motorsports Team owner Kevin Bealko driving the America’s Power Clean Coal Jerry Haas GXP powered by a Sonny’s Racing Engines made a clean run of 4.081 seconds elapsed time at 176.88 miles per hour  at Friday’s night session after struggling to get down the track in the previous two qualifying sessions to seat himself into the number 2 qualifying spot.

    XDRL_2-178-EditJohn DeFlorian driver of the Black Diamond Motorsports 2012 Jerry Haas Clean Coal Camaro powered by a Sonny’s Racing Engines took advantage of the cool night air to make a clean run of 4.049 seconds elapsed time at 178.05 miles per hour to capture his 9th number 1 qualifying spot .

    “You can go from hero to zero in the snap of a finger. The consistency is showing up and all the work is paying off. The cars in this class are so competitive and it’s impressive how tough this class really is”, Deflorian stated .

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    Live Feed can be viewed at http://motormaniatv.com/?page_id=529

    When: July 27,2013

    Where: Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md.

    Schedule

    (All times eastern standard time)

    SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013

    Gates Open 8am

    Final Qualifying 3pm

    1st Round Eliminations 5pm

    Pre-Race Ceremony 6:30 pm

    2nd Round Eliminations 7pm

    3rd Round Eliminations 9pm

    4th Round Eliminations 10:30 pm

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  • Black Diamond Motorsports looks to Cash in at X-DRL Mayhem at the Creek

    JohnDeflorian“Mayhem at the Creek” is the final race that determines which X-treme Pro Stock (XPS) driver will win the X-Treme Drag Racing League’s (X-DRL) “X-TRA Bonus” of $2,500 and currently both Black Diamond Motorsports drivers, John DeFlorian and Kevin Bealko are primed to capture the top spot.

     

    XDRL takes its traveling acceleration show to the East Coast for its first appearance at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) for the “Mayhem at the Creek” on July 26-27th at Budd’s Creek.

    MIR has rich mountain motor pro stock history for being record-setting track  and the weather conditions forecasted for Friday and Saturday are favorable for the 800+ cubic inch naturally aspirated engines . DeFlorian driver of the Black Diamond Motorsports 2012 Jerry Haas Clean Coal Camaro powered by a Sonny’s Racing Engine holds both the elapsed time (ET) at 4.018 seconds and mile per hour (MPH) of 180.26 MPH .

    Kevin Bealko, Black Diamond Motorsports Team Owner and Driver of America’s Power Jerry Haas GXP powered by a Sonny’s Racing Engine enters this weekend’s “Mayhem at the Creek” as the fourth-ranked driver in the X-DRL X-Treme Pro Stock standings only couple of rounds from the point Dean Goforth the points leader.

    Please text to 85080 on your cell phone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our new sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

     

    To learn more about 21st Century clean coal technology “like” Americas Power on Facebook and Black Diamond Motorsports

    Live Feed can be viewed at http://motormaniatv.com/?page_id=529

    When: July 26 & 27

    Where: Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md.

    Schedule

    FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

    Gates Open 8am

    1st Session Qualifying 3pm

    2nd Session Qualifying 5:30 pm

    3rd Session Qualifying 8pm

    SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013

    Gates Open 8am

    Final Qualifying 1pm

    1st Round Eliminations 4pm

    Pre-Race Ceremony 6:30 pm

    2nd Round Eliminations 7pm

    3rd Round Eliminations 9pm

    4th Round Eliminations 10:30 pm

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  • DeFlorian looks to repeat at ADRL Summer Drags IX

    dsc_4583wcJohn DeFlorian, driver of Black Diamond Motorsports Jerry Haas 2012 Clean Coal Camaro powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines, picked up his first career win at Summer Drags VIII last year running a 4.086 elapsed  at 174.78 mph to beat Matt Bertsch in a matchup of first-time finalists is looking forward to visiting U.S. 131 Motorsports Park winner circle again.

    Only forty-two points separate DeFlorian from regaining the number one position in the fiercely competitive 2013 ADRL Tour Extreme Pro Stock race with only one round of competition separating the top five .

    “You can go from hero to zero in the snap of a finger. It does not last forever and it’s so difficult to achieve. The consistency is showing up and all the work is paying off. The cars in this class are so competitive and it’s impressive how tough this class really is”, Deflorian stated .

    DeFlorian has competed in 31 rounds of competition since making his debut at the wheel of his 2012 Clean Coal Camaro built by Jerry Haas Race Cars and powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines Extreme Pro Stock last year. He has won 21 of those rounds, racked up 3 event wins, has set the elapsed time record to 4.018 seconds, qualified number one 8 times, was the first pro stock to run over 180 miles per hour plus holds the record at180.26 mph and maintained a reaction time average of .058 seconds .

    Please text to 85080 on your cell phone and type BLACKDIAMOND in order to show your support for our new sponsor The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

    To learn more about 21st Century clean coal technology “like” Americas Power on Facebook and Black Diamond Motorsports

     

    What: 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech Event #5 ADRL Summer Drags IX

    Where: US 131 Motorsports Park | 1249 12th Street | Martin, MI 49070 | 269-672-7800 | http://www.us131msp.com/

    When: Saturday – Sunday, June 29 – 30, 2013

    Complete Event Schedule:
    (Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice)

    Friday, June 28, 2013
    8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Final Event Parking and Final Tech Inspection for all Classes
    8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Final Vendor Parking
    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pre-Event Testing for all Classes ($200 Per Competitor)
    10:00 a.m. Spectator Gates Open

    Saturday, June 29, 2013
    9:00 a.m. Spectator Gates Open
    Spectator General Admission Tickets are FREE ($20 Parking Charge per Vehicle)
    10:00 a.m. Sportsman Qualifying Begins (3 Rounds / Run Order: TS, TD, TJD, PJD)
    11:30 a.m. Professional Qualifying Begins (3 Rounds / Run Order: PM, PXM, XPS, PN, PX)

    Sunday, June 30, 2013
    9:00 a.m. Spectator Gates Open
    Spectator General Admission Tickets are FREE ($20 Parking Charge per Vehicle)
    10:30 a.m. Pre-Race Ceremonies
    11:00 a.m. Eliminations Begin (Run Order: PX, PN, XPS, PXM, PM, PJD, TJD, TD, TS)
    4:30 p.m. Winner’s Circle Celebration with the Fans
    5:00 p.m. Secure Event

    Free E-Tickets can be printed by clicking the link below:
    http://www.adrl.us/free-tickets/event5/

    For Additional Event Information: Call Toll Free 855-660-ADRL(2375) or send an email to info@adrl.us.

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