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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!


  • Mayhem at the Creek is in the Books!

    xps (1)After the rain delayed action Saturday, race fans were treated to
    an incredible showdown as the stars of the X-DRL stayed through Sunday to finish
    what they started and give the Budds Creek fans what they deserved. Royce
    Miller, the legendary track operator of MIR led the combined track team from
    4:00 am Sunday morning to replicate the incredible track surface from the
    previous two days of qualifying.

    pxRacing action began under cloudy skies with a fast track. Fans
    hoped the conditions were good for some quick runs and Stupid Fast Racing’s
    Paul Taylor confirmed the numbers were favorable with 2100 foot air conditions.
    The team kept turning screws on the Mesquite Logistics Corvette all weekend, doing
    everything they could to get into the 3.50’s. Despite their best effort the
    50’s were not to be had, but the two 3.604 passes in qualifying were the
    fastest of the event and produced a new Pro X-Treme record for the X-DRL while
    capturing the track record for the famed Budds Creek facility.

    “We changed our combination to pick up the 60-foot time – we
    thought it was enough to get us into the 3.50’s but the car shook in the
    middle. The track was phenomenal all week-end long. We just didn’t have enough
    in the car for the track,” said Taylor.

    The fans were not disappointed as the drivers put on a great show
    with some close racing. Masters Entertainment was at Budd’s Creek to film for
    the X-DRL Velocity TV show and brought the “High Speed” photo-finish camera to
    shoot the 660”stripe producing awesome frame-by frame film for the show. The
    X-DRL racers put them to good use in the Pro X-Treme semi-finals when Frankie took
    the hole shot win over Todd Martin with a 0.033 reaction time to Martin’s
    0.069. The elapsed times were close with Taylor going 3.641 to Martin’s 3.629.

    Tim Tindle was hoping to make it to his second X-DRL Pro X-Treme
    final in a row but came up short against Terry “Legbone” Leggett who ran his
    career best 3.610 in qualifying Friday night and followed it up with impressive
    times all weekend long. His 3.693 in the semi-final round was just enough to
    edge out Tindle’s 3.712.

    The action in the pits almost trumped the action on the track as
    the “Madman” broke a rocker arm in his 3.641 semi-final and needed a new set of
    lifters as well. The Lethal Threat team of Pesz and Martin along with his
    opponent in the final Terry Leggett came to his aid and helped him get the famed
    Corvette back on the track producing another close match.

    “Legbone” ran 3.693 in the heat at 207.11 mph but it wasn’t enough
    as Taylor ran a blistering 3.613 at 207.59 mph. Frankie said he always wanted
    to win a close one and he certainly got his wish. He also got his first X-DRL
    trophy to go with his new X-DRL record of 3.604.

    Pro X-Treme wasn’t the only close racing. Switzer Dynamics Pro
    Nitrous low qualifier Danny Perry ran great all week-end long, qualifying with
    a 3.847 but losing to the X-Treme Gateway Showdown winner Bob Rahaim in the
    final round with a 3.838. Bob qualified number three and kept working on the
    car making it faster as the event progressed.

    “We tried some new things to make the car run the 60 foot better
    and they worked out. We’ve been good on the back half, so we knew if we could
    improve our performance early we were going to be tough to deal with,” said
    Rahaim.

    xps-6No one was more surprised with the outcome in the X-Treme Pro
    Stock class than the winner. “I thought we would win this year, but after last
    night I was ready to go fishing,” said Cary. “It’s like a hundred pound weight has
    been lifted from my shoulders.”

    The Holdenville, OK resident had his work cut out for him, defeating
    his dad in the semi’s and then low qualifier John Deflorian in the final. It was
    rewarding for Cary to win one
    for the team. They had their patience tried this season and he was happy to
    bring the win home to Brian Self, Chuck Samuel, Chris Goforth, Jason Roberts,
    Keith Harr, Matt McKee and team owner, Dean Goforth (points leader) who has
    been supportive all season long as the team has worked to get things right.
    Cary’s winning time was 4.134 at 174.28 mph.

    ptJim Bell, from Edmonton, Alberta was the only Precision Turbo
    & Engine Pro Turbo car but did his best to put on a show for the fans all
    week-end long. He qualified his Pro-Line powered Mustang with a 4.148 at 187.26
    mph and kept tuning on the car to run a 4.098 at 191.29 in the final round.

    xpm (3)X-Treme Pro Mod was tightly contested between two previous
    winners, low qualifier and “Bash on the Bayou” winner T.J. Tindle and “X-Treme
    Gateway Showdown” winner and points’ leader Kevin Rivenbark. Tindle had the
    performance
    advantage on paper early in the weekend, but races are won on the track with
    Rivenbark’s
    Galot Motorsports car getting stronger throughout the contest.

    “We missed two qualifying rounds to work on the car and it gained
    power with each pass. It was extremely smooth,” said Rivenbark. His 3.936
    against Gray in the semis was an improvement over his qualifying and the 3.906
    in the final was his best time of the week-end.

    otfThe inaugural running
    of the 10.5 Outlaw category was memorable in many ways. Not only did the fans enjoy
    seeing the
    new class perform, they were astounded to see that these door slammers could
    produce ET’s in the mid 4 teens, at speeds over 188 MPH on 11.2” of Mickey
    Thompson rubber! With the variety
    of combinations allowed in the class, the 10.5 racers at MIR brought the “best
    of the best”. Big Block Nitrous and Twin Turbo combinations dominated the first
    time field, with the Nitrous injected Camaro of Mo Hall leading the pack and
    taking home the trophy. Qualifying with a stellar 4.162 elapsed time, Hall
    showed the X-DRL fans all about 10.5 Outlaw dominance taking down Steve
    Willingham and Buck Jarvis for the win. “We’ve had an up and down season taking
    a bunch of #1 qualifiers but few wins. This is the deal we’ve been working for”
    stated Hall. Mo continued, “The
    team had a great time this weekend racing with the X-DRL and truly enjoyed
    being a part of the event. To win an inaugural is very special and nobody else
    will ever be able to duplicate it.”

    scsSupercar Showdown put on a great show with the largest field this
    season for the X-DRL including the legendary Roy Hill. Charlie Cooper was
    impressive all week-end long despite being fairly new to racing with only a
    couple of years of experience. Charlie had fun, but he put it best when he said
    it is always fun when you win. But it was his daughter Liddie Ann who stole the
    show at the trophy presentation. When asked what she thought about Charlie’s
    win she replied, “I love him.”

    ts (5)Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman winner Glen Teets III is also fairly
    new to racing – the 20-year-old has only been racing two years but you couldn’t
    tell it from watching him drive his GTO. Glen charmed the crowd by thanking his
    mom and dad for letting him race.

    Teets had a tough rode to the final, facing the low qualifier
    Woodard in the semi final round and defeating him with a 4.956 at 139.78. In
    the final round, he faced Campbell who had been strong through-out eliminations
    but edged him out with a 4.963 at 140.65 mph.

    Pat Musi Racing sponsored half of the Top Sportsman entry fees and
    put up an additional low qualifier award making it an exciting week-end for
    sportsman racing. Pat was also on the property to support all of his racers.

    tdTop Dragsters also had sponsorship for the Mayhem at the Creek,
    theirs from ATI Performance, who sponsored half of the Top Dragster class entry
    fees. Clint Mills qualified number three and thrilled the crowd with consistent
    runs. Mills defeated
    Teets in the semi final and then Collinson in the final. His winning time was
    4.498 at 149.81 mph.

    Morgan Torres got her second X-DRL Pro Junior Dragster win at her
    first time at Maryland International Raceway. Torres got stronger throughout
    eliminations with times of 7.957 in the first round, 7.924 in the quarter
    final, and a 7.914 against the low qualifier and Bash on the Bayou winner
    Jackson Core in the semi-final. She saved her best time of the day for the
    final defeating Weatherford with a 7.907. “It feels good to get away from home,
    meet new people and have fun racing,” Torres said.

    “It was great to be at Budds Creek. Royce Miller and his group run
    a top-notch organization and we were thrilled with our first time at MIR. We
    can’t thank Royce enough for his help as interim race director and the fantastic
    job he did with this event,” said X-DRL president and owner Jeff Mitchell.

    “This was our first event with Blue04 as our title sponsor and I
    think we will see great things in the future with this partnership. We were
    able to pay the purse at the event and I think it went smoothly and the racers
    were pleased with the process, ” said Mitchell.

    The next stop on the 2013 tour is September 20-21 at Lucas Oil
    Raceway at Indianapolis for the Thunder in the Heartland. The X-Treme Shoot-out
    will be contested at this event. Top eight finishers at the Bash on the Bayou
    in Pro X-Treme, Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous and X-treme Pro Stock will compete
    for a $75,000 purse in addition to the regular event purse. Look for more
    exciting announcements about this event in the coming weeks.

    Final results from the
    Mayhem at the Creek at Maryland International Raceway:

    PRO X-TREME:

    Frankie Taylor, Chevy
    Corvette, 3.613, 207.59 def. Terry Leggett, Ford Mustang, 3.693, 207.11

    ROUND ONE : Todd Martin,
    Ford Mustang, 3.695, 204.51 def. Quain Stott, Chevy Corvette, 3.717, 204.01;
    Terry Leggett, Mustang, 3.693, 206.26 def. Todd Tutterow, Mustang, 3.863,
    164.11; Tim Tindle, Mustang, 3.747, 195.56 def. Brandon Pesz, Corvette, foul;
    Frankie Taylor, Corvette, 4.317, 144.58 def. Danny Lowry, Mustang, 8.221,
    65.41;
SEMIFINALS: Taylor, 3.641, 205.57 def. Martin, 3.629, 208.01; Leggett,
    3.671, 206.73 def. Tindle, 3.712, 198.73;
FINAL: Taylor, 3.613, 207.59 def.
    Leggett, 3.693, 207.11.

    SWITZER DYNAMICS PRO NITROUS

    Bob Rahaim, Chevy Camaro,
    3.824, 196.39 def. Danny Perry, Camaro, 3.838, 197.05.

    ROUND ONE : Tommy
    Franklin, Chevy Camaro, 3.897, 190.75 def. Randy Weatherford, Camaro, 3.867,
    192.33; Jim Laurita, Camaro, 3.830,
194.88 def. Jim Sackuvich, Camaro, 5.173,
    104.31; Bob Rahaim, Camaro, 4.908, 103.88 def. Chuck Mohn, Camaro, broke; Danny
    Perry, Camaro, 3.832, 197.83 def. Ed Burnley, Camaro, 3.937,
    188.75;
SEMIFINALS: Perry, 3.848, 197.25 def. Franklin, 7.201, 87.15; Rahaim,
    3.798, 198.06 def. Laurita, 3.814, 196.07;
FINAL: Rahaim, 3.824, 196.39 def.
    Perry, 3.838, 197.05.

    X-TREME PRO STOCK

    Cary Goforth, Pontiac
    GXP, 4.134, 174.28 def. John Deflorian Jr., Chevy Camaro, 7.592, 61.68.

    ROUND ONE: Cary
    Goforth, Pontiac GXP, 4.119, 176.47 def. Matt Bertsch, Ford Mustang, 4.102,
    176.21; Dean Goforth, Chevy Camaro, 4.066, 177.95 def. Kevin Bealko, GXP,
    4.106, 174.80; John Deflorian Jr., Camaro, 4.075, 177.65 def. Lester Cooper,
    Mustang, broke;
SEMIFINALS: Deflorian Jr., 4.175, 155.72 was unopposed; C.
    Goforth, 4.094, 175.46 def. D. Goforth, 4.434, 167.28;
FINAL: C. Goforth,
    4.134, 174.28 def. Deflorian Jr., 7.592, 61.68.

    PRECISION TURBO &
    ENGINE PRO TURBO

    Jim Bell, Mustang, 4.098,
    191.29 was unopposed.

    X-TREME PRO MOD

    Kevin Rivenbark, Pontiac
    Firebird, 3.906, 188.81 def. T.J. Tindle, Ford Mustang, 3.940, 187.99.

    ROUND ONE: Kevin
    Rivenbark, Pontiac Firebird, 3.936, 188.70 def. Tommy Gray, Corvette, 4.075,
    183.05; T.J. Tindle, Ford Mustang,

    3.972, 184.25 was unopposed;
FINAL:
    Rivenbark, 3.906, 188.81 def. Tindle, 3.940, 187.99.

    OUTLAW 10.5

    Mo Hall, Camaro, 4.179,
    179.90 def. Jarry Buck Jarvis, Camaro, DQ.

    ROUND ONE: Michael Martin, Chevy Camaro, 4.205, 171.90 def. Billy
    Gordon, Camaro, broke; Jarry Buck Jarvis, Camaro, 4.285, 188.07 def. Steve
    Drummond, Mustang, broke; Mo Hall, Camaro, 4.184, 179.06 def. Steve Willingham,
    Mustang, 4.964, 157.93;
SEMIFINALS: Hall, 4.173, 179.71 was unopposed; Jarvis,
    4.657, 127.70 def. Martin, broke;
FINAL: Hall, 4.179, 179.90 def. Jarvis,
    DQ.Top Sportsman — Glenn O Teets III, GTO, 4.963, 140.65 def. Mark Campbell,
    Chevy Corvette, 4.916, 141.98.

    TOP DRAGSTER

    Clint Mills, Dragster,
    4.498, 149.81 def. David Collison, Dragster, 4.357, 162.39.

    ROUND ONE: Mandy
    Teets-Seal, RaceTech, 4.683, 144.00 def. Chris Powers, S&W, 4.094, 171.62;
    David Collison, Bolton, 4.344, 162.37 def. Randy Newsome, RaceTech, foul; Clint
    Mills, Gebhardt, 4.489, 153.51 def. Jeff Martin, Undercover, broke; Todd
    Nebel,
Innovative,
    4.975, 133.67 def. Mike Crick, Miller, 4.631, 139.47; TOP DRAGSTER:
SEMIFINALS:
    Mills, 4.509, 144.75 def. Teets-Seal, 4.703, 145.97; Collison, 4.355, 162.00
    def. Nebel, 4.978, 130.39;
FINAL: Mills, 4.498, 149.81 def. Collison, 4.357,
    162.39.

    SUPERCAR SHOWDOWN

    Charlie Cooper, Ford
    Mustang, 5.499, 128.21 def. Craig Hankinson, Mustang, 5.804, 121.80.

    ROUND ONE: Charlie
    Cooper, 5.530, 127.07 def. Paul Barham, Chevy Camaro, 6.233, 112.13; Roy Hill,
    Ford Mustang, 5.917, 118.83 def.

    J.C. Beattie, 6.037,
    111.43; Craig Hankinson, Mustang, 5.785, 122.13 def. Ev Bernardo, Mustang,
    broke; Michael Harris, Mustang, 5.612, 122.46 def. Bo Kenney, Mustang,
    broke;
SEMIFINALS:
    Cooper, 5.495, 128.36 def. Hill, 5.891, 119.20; Hankinson, 5.806, 121.94 def.
    Harris, 5.726, 119.85;
FINAL: Cooper, 5.499, 128.21 def. Hankinson,
    5.804, 121.80.

    TOP SPORTSMAN:

    Glenn O Teets III, GTO,
    4.963, 140.65 def. Mark Campbell, Chevy Corvette, 4.916, 141.98

    ROUND ONE: Johnny Burch
    Jr, Chevy Vega Wgn, 5.341, 132.87 def. Terry Teets, Chevy Cavalier, broke; Gene
    Fries, Oldsmobile Cutlass,
4.529, 157.14 def. J.C. Beattie Jr., Camaro, broke;
    Mark Campbell, Chevy Corvette, 4.868, 142.15 def. David Weedon, Ford Mustang,
    foul; Glenn O Teets III, GTO, 4.927, 140.18 def. Phil Stewart, Chevy Camaro,
    4.543, 153.32; Vonnie Mills, Chevy Cobalt, 4.459, 157.65 def. Gary Pitts,
    Cavalier, foul; Ronnie Proctor, Mustang, 4.411, 157.58 def. Mike Anderson,
    Cavalier, 4.791, 144.38; Glenn Teets Jr., Pontiac GTO, 4.495, 156.72 def. Bill
    Meadows, Grand Am, broke; Wayne Woodard, Camaro, 4.206, 168.45 was
    unopposed;
QUARTERFINALS: Teets III, 4.930, 139.92 def. Burch Jr, 5.356,
    133.83; Proctor, 4.411, 155.52 def. Fries, 4.524, 158.84; Campbell,
4.860,
    142.01 def. Teets Jr., 4.469, 156.79; Woodard, 4.189, 167.24 def. Mills, 4.443,
    158.04;
SEMIFINALS: Teets III, 4.956, 139.78 def. Woodard, 4.186, 168.85;
    Campbell, 4.874, 142.37 def. Proctor, 4.396, 159.34;
FINAL: Teets III, 4.963,
    140.65 def. Campbell, 4.916, 141.98.

    PRO JUNIOR DRAGSTER:

    Morgan Torres, Halfscale,
    7.907, 82.90 def. Patrick Weatherford, Halfscale, 7.891, 80.49

    ROUND ONE: Tia Tutterow, Halfscale,
    8.036, 74.42 def. Luke Schemler, Bos, 12.625, 26.42; Patrick Weatherford,
    Halfscale, 7.926, 81.24 def. Tyler Clouse, Metro, 7.892, 81.54; Brittany Clark,
    Halfscale, 7.942, 81.28 def. Bethany Crick, Halfscale, 7.939, 80.02; Morgan
    Torres, Halfscale, 7.957, 81.60 def. Brandon Rudd, BOS, 7.898, 82.49; Shelbi
    Wiggins, Halfscale, 7.973, 80.23 def. Ryan Tolley, Halfscale, 7.949, 79.10;
    Jimmy Sackuvich, Halfscale, 7.924, 81.05 def. Logon Hubbell, Ken Kier, 7.965,
    82.49; Jackson Core, Jr.RaceCar, 7.895, 82.08 def. Brittany Hays, Halfscale, 7.892,
    82.25;
QUARTERFINALS: Core, 7.907, 82.04 was unopposed; Torres, 7.924, 83.52
    def. Clark, foul; Tutterow, 7.920, 81.32 def. Sackuvich,
7.879, 80.55;
    Weatherford, 7.905, 81.70 def. Wiggins, broke;
SEMIFINALS: Torres, 7.914, 82.77
    def. Core, 7.923, 81.05; Weatherford, 7.909, 81.45 def. Tutterow, 7.866,
    81.69;
FINAL: Torres, 7.907, 82.90 def. Weatherford, 7.891, 80.49.

    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.


  • 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.


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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    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.


  • 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 .

    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 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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  • 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.


  • 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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  • 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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