KERRVILLE, TEXAS (March 20, 2013) –- Thanks to X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) sponsor Morrow Brothers Ford, which is also the “Official Vehicle Provider Of The X-DRL,” a special purse bonus will make things even sweeter for drivers in the Pro X-treme, Pro Nitrous and X-treme Pro Stock classes at the X-DRL’s inaugural event.
The X-DRL announced on Wednesday that, in addition to the regular purse, all qualifiers in those three classes will earn an extra $500 at the upcoming X-DRL Spring Nationals, which takes place April 6-7 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.
In all, it represents an impressive $24,000 payout bonus at the X-DRL’s debut event, adding even more anticipation to the X-DRL’s first appearance in Tulsa.
“We are thrilled to be adding this bonus in the exciting Pro X-treme, Pro Nitrous and X-treme Pro Stock classes at the X-DRL’s first event. We want to help the X-DRL open its first season with a big bang and hopefully this bonus helps in that regard,” Morrow Brothers Ford General Manager John Wellenkamp.
“These three classes present some of the most incredible action in drag racing and we are tremendously excited to be working with a first-class organization like the X-DRL.”
First-round qualifiers at the Spring Nationals in the PX, PN and XPS classes will now earn $1,000, while winners are set to earn $6,500. The runner-up, semifinalists and first-round winners will all earn an additional $500 bonus as well.
Official X-DRL event payouts can be viewed at http://x-drl.com/series-purse-pay-outs.
Morrow Brothers Ford was previously named the “Official Vehicle Supplier of the X-DRL” and it will provide three Ford trucks to the X-DRL for the 2013 season.
The three trucks include a 2012 F-550 that will pull an X-DRL trailer provided by Flying A Motorsports to each event, a 2009 F-350 that will serve as the X-DRL safety truck for the upcoming campaign, and a new 2012 F-350 DRW 4×4 with a 6.2 gas motor, and comes equipped with a Knapheide bed and underbody toolboxes.
All trucks have received numerous upgrades, including custom paint jobs, chrome accessories, alum-lined hauler beds and much more.
“A bonus like this really shows the support Morrow Brothers Ford has for the X-DRL and its racers, and we’re thrilled to have them associated with the X-DRL in 2013,” X-DRL Co-Owner Jeff Mitchell said.
“This is a tremendous bonus for the X-DRL Spring Nationals and we certainly can’t wait to get to Tulsa to kick off this 2013 season.”
For more information on Morrow Brothers Ford, visit www.morrowbrothersfordinc.com or contact (217) 368-3037.
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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: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Indianapolis
Oct. 4-5: Southern Slam, Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, Ala.
Oct. 25-26: X-Treme World Finals, zMAX Dragway, Charlotte, N.C.
Based in Kerrville, Texas, the X-treme Drag Racing League is a premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the X-DRL are Pro Junior Dragster, Supercar Showdown, Mickey Thompson Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, X-treme Pro Mod, Precision Turbo & Engine 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 http://www.X-DRL.com.