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  • RIVENBARK IS ON A ROLL WITH HIS SECOND X-DRL WIN IN A ROW

    RivenbarkGALOT MOTORSPORTS’ Pro Mod driver Kevin Rivenbark took home the Pro Mod class win at the X-DRL race at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD on July 26-28, 2013.

     

    Fresh off another Pro Mod win at the last X-DRL race in St. Louis, MO, Rivenbark pressed hard during qualifying and was able to rank second overall with a 3.970 at 168.03 MPH run during session two in his supercharged 2002 Pontiac Firebird. Opting to sit out Q3 to make some adjustments to the car, Rivenbark came back for Q4 to go 3.999 at 187.36 MPH, bumping up his best qualifying trap speed by almost 20 MPH.

     

    Rain delays pushed eliminations into Sunday, but sunny skies revealed success for Rivenbark on race day. Heading into the first round, Rivenbark was able to overtake his opponent by the 330-foot mark and held the lead the rest of the way down the track to trigger the win lights in his lane. In the final round, Rivenbark had a solid launch and left the start well. Running his quickest and fastest pass of the event, the scoreboards lit up as Rivenbark flew through the traps and showed the crowds what they were hoping to see – a 3.906 at 188.81 MPH run put the GALOT driver into the winner’s circle!

     

    Rivenbark now has two X-DRL Pro Mod wins and two runner-up finishes under his belt for the 2013 season.

     

    Fellow GALOT driver Todd Tutterow qualified well during Pro X-Treme in his supercharged 1967 Ford Mustang GT500. In Q2, Tutterow went 3.748 at 205.44 MPH which placed him fifth overall. Besting himself in Q3, Tutterow’s 3.702 at 207.37 MPH pass wound up being his strongest qualifying run and at the end of round four, King Tut was seated in the six spot. Despite a huge holeshot advantage in the first round of eliminations, sadly Tutterow was not able to hang on to the lead at the big end and was out.

     

    Want to watch the GALOT team in action for yourself? Catch up with them at one of the many races this season; the schedule is posted on GALOTmotorsports.com in the Schedule > Upcoming Events section.

    About GALOT Motorsports:

    Earl Wells’s GALOT Motorsports (pronounced “guh-LOT”) has been a major player in the diesel pulling world with the “Get A Load Of This” Super Farm as well as the “Get A Load Of That” Alcohol Super Stock tractors. New for 2013, GALOT will also campaign a three-driver, four-car drag racing team to run in the XDRL, ADRL and NHRA series as well as at local-level races. Visit the GALOT Motorsports team online at www.GALOTmotorsports.com and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GALOTmotorsports!


  • Weather Causes Mayhem at the Creek

    971713Despite the extraordinary efforts of the X-DRL and Maryland International Raceway track crews, excessive rain has put a halt to the action at Mayhem at the Creek for Saturday.

     

    Interim race director Royce Miller worked diligently with X-DRL management to establish a plan that would produce the most exciting event for race fans. The schedule which was announced in February, called for quarter final eliminations for all classes to start at 7:00 pm. The event was heavily promoted to local race fans with the emphasis being that the professional classes would start eliminations at 7:00 pm and the never-before-seen X-DRL action under the lights.

     

    “Our fans at MIR have made it known that Saturday nights are for racing and MIR and the X-DRL were poised to deliver a great show.  We were in the difficult situation of meeting the fans expectations by keeping the original elimination schedule or adjusting the Saturday schedule in the event of weather, and disappoint loyal race fans. The last thing we wanted to do was to have fans arrive to only see the end of the show.  We felt it was important to honor the fans and deliver an evening program if at all possible,” said Royce Miller, track owner and operator at Maryland International Raceway.

     

    “Royce and his staff exceeded our expectations in the race promotion and on-track support.  He delivered great crowds all weekend creating one of the best racing environments I have had the opportunity to experience.  It was a huge disappointment when the weather moved in early and ended eliminations on Saturday,” said Jeff Mitchell, president and owner of the X-DRL.

     

    Racing is scheduled to resume Sunday morning at 9:00 am with gates opening at 8:00 am for spectators. All Saturday tickets will be honored for full admission on Sunday. Race fans unable to attend the event on Sunday with tickets purchased before 4:00 pm will receive a 50% credit applicable to a future event at Maryland International Raceway. Tickets purchased after 4:00 pm will receive full face value at a future event at Maryland International Raceway.


  • 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.


  • X-DRL Names Chesapeake Inn & Suites Official Host Hotel Of Mayhem at the Creek

    MIR-Host-Hotel_FeatureKERRVILLE, Texas (July 17, 2013) –-The X-Treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) is pleased to announce that Chesapeake Inn & Suites has been named the official host hotel for the upcoming X-DRL Mayhem at the Creek, which takes place on July 26-27 at Maryland International Raceway at Bud’s Creek. It is the fifth race in the X-DRL’s inaugural 2013 season.

     

    Chesapeake Inn & Suites has partnered with the X-DRL and is offering a special discounted rate of $80 per night for a standard room that includes a number of first-class amenities. The rate includes complimentary breakfast full of hot and delicious options, including waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more. The discounted savings is good for all X-DRL fans, race teams and sponsors – just mention promo code 665384 when making your reservation.

     

    “We are excited to see this event come to Maryland International Raceway and to be working with the X-DRL for the first time,” said general manager Shelley Peterson. “Our hotel offers a great deal of amenities and a competitive price, and we are hoping to fill it with X-DRL fans and teams over the race weekend.

     

    “The Cheapeake Inn & Suites is centrally located in California, Maryland, offering easy access to area attractions including Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, Solomon’s Island and other local parks and wineries.”

     

    Rooms come standard with a microwave, refrigerator, cable television and free Wi-Fi access. Several restaurants are within walking distance including Cheeseburger in Paradise, Outback Steak House, Okada Japanese Restaurant and NY Buffet.

     

    “We are thrilled to make this announcement and to be partnering with the Chesapeake Inn & Suites. This is an outstanding hotel and is the perfect place for fans, teams and sponsors to stay to help make their weekend at Bud’s Creek with the X-DRL a memorable one,” X-DRL Account Manager Mitch Chance said.

     

    For more information on the Chesapeake Inn & Suites visit http://chesapeakeinnandsuites.com/index.html or contact 301-737-0000. You can book your reservation online or call and receive the special rate of $80 by using promotional code 665384.

     

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

     

     

    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.

     

    Aug. 16-17: Hot Texas Nights, Dallas Raceway, Crandall, Texas

     

    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.

     

     


  • IHRA announces ‘bring a friend’ program for Summit Sportsman Spectacular at Maryland International Raceway

    NORWALK, Ohio (June 21, 2012) – In advance of the second Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Spectacular presented by AMSOIL at Maryland International Raceway to be held the weekend of July 13-15, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has announced a special “bring a friend” inventive program for returning racers.

     

    Any racer who participated in the 2011 Summit Sportsman Spectacular at Maryland who brings a new class racer, one that did not race at the Maryland event last year, will receive a voucher for a free re-entry pass if the racer should need it. This offer is for class racers only in the classes of Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod.

     

    “Think of this as an insurance policy. Hopefully you won’t need to use the re-entry voucher because you will win round one, but if the unthinkable should happen, we have you covered,” said Skooter Peaco, IHRA Vice President of Race Operations. “This is our way of saying thank you for bringing a new racer to this event.”

     

    All racers have to do is contact the IHRA and let them know who is coming by the July 9 deadline and the returning racer will receive a voucher for the re-entry round if needed.

     

    If the class count reaches 64 or more in your class there won’t be a re-entry round, so the voucher will roll over to the 2013 Summit Sportsman Spectacular at MIR.

     

    In all a grand total of $5,000 is up for grabs in each IHRA class for winners as the event features open fields consisting of both IHRA and NHRA competitors and a spot in the year-end Summit Racing Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL up for grabs making this the must-attend sportsman drag race of the season.

     

    The Sportsman Spectacular all gets underway on Friday, July 13 with a test and tune for all racers followed by a full day of qualifying and the first round eliminations on Saturday, July 14. Saturday’s race will also feature a re-entry round for first round losers to get back into the competition if the class car count is less than 64 cars, however any driver that loses first round and goes on to win the event will not earn a berth in the Tournament of Champions. Racers will conclude the event on Sunday with a huge purse, Ironman, national event contingency and a spot in the Tournament of Champions for IHRA members.

     

    Racing will be conducted in IHRA’s seven regular touring Pro-Am classes of Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, ClassRacer.com Super Stock, ClassRacer.com Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod and Hot Rod with each winner collecting a $5,000 payday. Also in competition will be Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster.

     

    Entry into the event is only $200 with a guaranteed $5,000 to win for Pro-Am classes plus national event contingency going to the winner in each of the regular IHRA touring classes.

     

    For more information visit www.ihra.com.