News & Events
34th Annual Citrus Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceway
Palm Beach County's biggest drag racing event of 2015 comes to PBIR. The 34th Annual Citrus Nationals are coming up Friday - Sunday, November 27-29, 2015. Pro Mods, Top Eliminator, Super Eliminator, The Beat The Heat World Finals, Street Bike, Junior Dragsters, and more compete for more than $43,000 in prize money. The Pro Show will feature the return of Bob Motz in his jet powered Kenworth semi-truck, the Larsen Motorsports jet dragster team, Danny O'Day in the Superwinch wheelstander, and more.

Race classes include Pro Mod ($10,000 Win, $5,000 Runner-Up, $1,500 Semis and $800 Quarters; entry $275), Outlaw 632 ($1,500 Win, $500 Runner-Up, $250 Semis and $100 Quarters; entry $125), Ultra Street ($1,500 Win, $750 Runner-Up, $300 Semis and $150 Quarters; entry $125), X-632 ($2,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $450 Semis and $300 Quarters; entry $200), Top ET (box, $2,500 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $250 Semis and $100 Quarters; entry $70, buybacks are $35) and Super ET (no-box, $1,500 Win, $900 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $60 Quarters; entry $60, buybacks are $30).

Gates open 8:30 am Friday and 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.RacePBIR.com for full event info and complete class and schedule info.

Holiday Bracket Bash at Auto-Plus Raceway
Gainesville, FL - Auto-Plus Raceway closes out its 2015 season on Saturday, December 5 with the Holiday Bracket Bash. The 1/8 mile race will feature a $3,000 to win Box category and a $2,500 to win No-Box category. The payout structure in Box is $3,000 Win, $1,000 Runner-Up, $300 Semis and $150 Quarters. Entry is $65, buybacks are $35. The payout in No Box is $2,500 Win, $750 Runner-Up, $200 Semis and $100 Quarters. Entry is $65, buybacks are $35.

Delay-boxes and throttle stops are permitted only in Box. Down-track stutter boxes are prohibited. The use of a delay box in No Box is strictly prohibited, however the use of a trans-brake, 4-wheel line-lock or auto-shifter is allowed. Drivers must be able to verify delay box is disconnected from car if vehicle is participating in the "No-Box" category. Door-cars only in "No-Box" category. One driver can participate in both categories, and one car can be used in both categories. However, two drivers can NOT share a car in the same class. Deep staging is honored.

Gates open at 9:30 am with time runs at 10:30 am. Visit AutoPlusRaceway.com for more info.

Witherow, Moren, and Lloyd Claim 2015 Raider ET Series Championships at MDIR

Mechanicsville, MD - Steve Witherow, Chris Moren, and Allison Lloyd each claimed their stake as the 2015 Raider ET Challenge Series champions at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) as the season long campaign was completed with the final two day event on October 25th.

The 12th season of the Raider ET Challenge Series was originally scheduled for 8 races over four weekends between Richmond Dragway, Virginia Motorsports Park, and Maryland International Raceway. Weather got the best of the original schedule reducing this year’s chase to 6 races at 3 events with the July race at VMP being a rain out. With the reduced number of series events, this weekend’s results became even more crucial for racers looking to claim the series class championships along with a Gold Iron Tree Trophy, over $150,000 in total cash and awards overall including the “Major Sponsorship” awards provided by over 25 participating business partners to year end winners.

In Top ET, Steve Witherow of Sumerduck, VA, overcame his 2nd place position and a 20 point deficit entering the weekend, to then points leader Will Kivett of Waldorf, MD to claim the season championship. The battle came down to the very last day of competition after both racers went an identical 5 rounds of action on Saturday. Kivett would bow out in the 2nd round the final day, while Witherow and his ’14 Racetech dragster would eventually finish the day in the runner-up spot to Michael Boswell of Mechanicsville, MD and claim the crown with 360 points to Kivett’s 350. Jack Trussell also of Summerduck, VA, used a strong weekend to claim the 3rd place position with 300 points. Witherow has now claimed 3 of the last 4 championships, also winning in the ’12 and ’13 seasons.

In Mod ET, Chris Moren of Henrico, VA, used a 41 point advantage entering the weekend to propel him to the season ending championship position, finishing with 381 total points with his ’68 Dart. Steve Witherow used a strong finish in Mod ET as he did in Top ET, including a race win on Sunday to propel himself to a 2nd place finish with 331 points. Local standout and ’15 MDIR track champion Bobby Mattera of Waldorf, MD rounded out the top 3 with 321 points.

In what turned out to be the tightest points chase of the season, Allison Lloyd of Doswell, VA claimed the Junior Dragster championship via a tie-breaker over Chad Logan of Nokesville, VA. Both competitors would finish the 6 race season with an identical 351 points forcing a tie-breaker to determine the winner. Both racers each won one race on the season and each had one runner-up to their credit. Lloyd would claim the crown in the fourth tie-breaker via a better finish in the ’14 season! Roger Thornton of North Chesterfield, VA finished in 3rd with 321 points.

It’s a Frenzy at Piedmont
The Fall Footbrake Frenzy VII is coming up Friday – Sunday, November 27-29, 2015. These 1/8-mile races pay big bucks on all three days.

Friday’s and Sunday’s races each pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis, $400 6th Round Win if 9-round race, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win and $100 3rd Round Win. Entry per day is $100, 1st Round buybacks are $60.

The big race is Saturday and pays $20,000 Win, $1,000 Semis, $650 6th Round Win if 9-round race, $500 5th Round Win, $350 4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $230, 1st Round buybacks are $100.

Enter the weekend for $380. No dragsters, altered or bikes. Left-hand steer roadsters are OK. Deep staging honored, double-entries permitted.

All payouts based on 150 entries. Gates open for parking Thursday at 5:00 pm. Gates open Friday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:30 am. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:30 am. Gates open Sunday at 10:00 am with a new-entry time trial at 12:15 pm. New entries must be new car and new driver. Visit www.PiedmontDragway.com.

Manufacturers Series Adds Two New Tracks in 2016

The Manufacturers Series reveals its 2016 schedule which includes nearly forty events throughout the U.S., and the addition of two new host tracks: Cordova International Raceway and Heartland Park Topeka. Designed to offer something for every Chevy, Ford, and Mopar enthusiasts, the Manufacturers Series takes place at 13-facilities throughout the U.S. Each Manufacturers Series event, Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar Series is operated by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, vendor midway, swap meet and car corral.

New in 2015, the Manufacturers Series started its own television show: The Menards Chevy Series which currently airs on Velocity, Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. EST. The 30-minute program features high caliber Chevys, unique restoration stories from car owners, and various winners of sponsor awards including the Duracell “Crank It With The CopperTop Award”, the RockAuto “Restored Award”, the Original Parts Group, Inc. “Original Award,” and the Minties “Top Dog Award.”

Also joining as a new track for the 2016 season will be Heartland Park Topeka. Jim Farnum, who recently took over the track is excited to offer fans in the Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, and Manhattan Kansas areas, as well as fans from the Omaha Nebraska, and Des Moines Iowa regions a chance to bring their muscle cars out to the multi-use facility. Heartland Park includes a drag strip and road course that can be used at the Manufacturers Series events.

2016 Super Chevy Show
Palm Beach, FL March 19-20
Memphis, TN April 8-10
Petersburg, VA May 14-15
Martin, MI May 21-22
Topeka, KS June 18-19
Dallas, TX July 2
Reading, PA July 15-17
Cordova, IL July 30-31
Denver, CO August 12-13
Rockingham, NC September 24-25
Bristol, TN September 30-October 2
St. Louis, MO October 15
Bakersfield, CA November 5-6
2016 Fun Ford Series
Rockingham, NC April 30
Cordova, IL May 21
Denver, CO June 12
Petersburg, VA June 18
Martin, MI July 10
St. Louis, MO July 16
Topeka, KS July 23-24
Bristol, TN August TBD
Memphis, TN August 27
Bakersfield, CA September 17-18
Reading, PA September 17
Palm Beach, FL October 15
Dallas, TX November 5
2016 Mega Mopar Series
Dallas, TX April 2
Rockingham, NC April 2
Cordova, IL May 21
Reading, PA May 22
Denver, CO June 5
Martin, MI July 10
Topeka, KS August 6-7
Memphis, TN August 27
Petersburg, VA September 17
Bakersfield, CA September 17-18
Palm Beach, FL October 15
Wrap-Up: 2015 World Cup Finals at MDIR

Mechanicsville, MD – Hundreds of teams and 22,000 fans from across the United States, Canada and all over the globe poured into Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD for the 20th Annual Haltech World Cup Finals Import vs. Domestic event.

Eighteen competitors took to the MDIR track in Outlaw vs. Extreme competition gunning for the $10,000 cash prize. This fan favorite class did not disappoint with several low 6-second passes, wild rides, fire and air all weekend long.

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IHRA Finals at Piedmonth Dragway Postponed

The Summit Team Finals events for IHRA D1 and D9 at Piedmont Dragway that were rained out have now been officially postponed until the spring of 2016.

“Piedmont Dragway and IHRA have been frantically trying to come up with a viable rescheduled date for these events ever since they rained out,” said IHRA Division Director Josh Peake. “Piedmont has a very aggressive schedule of events for the remainder of the year that are contracted out to other promoters. The track tried to shuffle around their dates for us to get these Summit Team Finals events in, but unfortunately the agreements they have with the other people who have events coming up could not be moved. Given the circumstances, we decided that our best bet to have these events under better conditions and to give all our racers a chance to better plan these events into their schedules was to wait until the spring. We will have dates finalized with the track in the next few weeks and will let everyone know just as soon as possible.”

PBIR to Host the Real Pro Mod Association for Its Pre-Season Warm-Up
The Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) and its 20+ members of the fastest ¼ mile door cars in the U.S. will hold their pre-season warm-up event at Palm Beach International Raceway beginning in 2016. The pre-season event will take place February 26-28, with a $20,000 purse being posted by the track in a 16-car qualified format. The testing and race takes place just a few weeks prior to the first NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series event of 2016 in Gainesville, FL.

Pro Mod racer Danny Rowe, along with JEGS representative, Scott Woodruff, helped put the program together with Palm Beach International Raceway. Rowe, a member of the RPM Board said “Palm Beach is a perfect location for all of the RPM teams to prepare for the start of the season. Everyone loves the weather there in February, and with the track putting up a good purse for the weekend, the fans will get a great show of 250 mile-per-hour racing.”

Race fans are encouraged to come out and watch two qualifying sessions on Friday, February 26, two qualifying sessions on Saturday, February 27, followed by eliminations on Sunday February 28, where spectators will get to witness 16 of the best Pro Mods in the country compete for the grand prize. Race fans across the world will also be able to watch the action on Bangshift.com, which will live-stream the event. Between Pro Mod rounds fans can get driver autographs and merchandise, and also watch high-caliber bracket racing from some of the nation’s best Sportsman competitors.

Dale Gann, Vice President and General Manager of Palm Beach International Raceway, understands the increased popularity of Pro Mods and its growing fan base. “Race fans on the east coast will be very excited to have one of the marquee events of the Spring season come to Palm Beach International Raceway. The quality of entertainment that the Pro Mod cars put on for side-by-side action is unbelievable, and our fans will get to see 2-days of qualifying and a full day of eliminations throughout the course of the February 26-28 weekend.”

Dave Milcarek's Photo Flashback: D.A. Santucci in the Black Magic Monza

Thanks to renowned drag race photographer Dave Milcarek for sharing photos from his archive with us. Dave is just as busy as ever, photographing weekly at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ and Atco Dragway in Atco NJ, as well as at events at other tracks in the Northeast. See his work at www.DaveMilcarek.com. (photo by Dave Milcarek)

A Dragtime News Featured Photo: from the 2014 NHRA D1 Bracket Finals

Going through the archives and this one caught my eye. It's from the 2014 NHRA Division 1 Bracket Finals at US-13 Dragway in Delmar, DE. Sorry, I cannot tell who it is. (photo by Bob Beucler)

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PRI 2015 News: Deadline Near for Registration by Mail, Show Guide Available Now Online
If you're in the business of performance and have a speed shop or engine / transmission / chassis shop, make a point to attend the 2015 PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN in December. Preview the latest race parts and technology, attend valuable business education seminars, network with industry insiders... and much more! Register for the PRI Trade Show before November 19 to receive your credentials in the mail prior to the Show. Eliminate the hassle of on-site registration and register today.

Official 2015 PRI Trade Show Guide Available Online
Maximize your 2015 PRI Trade Show experience with the official guide to the world's premier gathering of motorsports professionals, PRI 2015! Included in this jam-packed November issue is a guide to exhibits, product preview, fold-out floor plan, events listing, and much more. Review this nearly 400-page issue online here.

NHRA 2015 National Performer Award Standings
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Sunday Gambler’s Races at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park
Englishtown, NJ - The season in the Northeast is in full swing and Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will keep it going strong through November with a series of Sunday Gambler’s Races. The remaining dates are November 15 and November 22.

Super ET (electronics; 7.00 – 12.99) pays $2,000 Win guaranteed based on 64 cars. $80 entry, $40 buybacks (no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted.

Pro ET (no electronics; 9.00 – 17.99) pays $1,000 Win guaranteed; payout will increase if more than 40 cars. Deep staging honored, no two-steps / throttle stops / transbrakes / delay boxes. $60 entry, $40 buybacks (no buybacks on 10/25), double-entries permitted. Bike/Sled (no electronics; 7.50 – 15.99) pays $500 Win based on 32 bikes/sleds. $50 entry, $20 buybacks. Grocery Getter (15.00 & slower, no race cars, .700 Pro tree) pays 50% of entry to payout. $40 entry.

Gates open at 8:00 am. Visit www.racewaypark.com for more info.

American Doorslammer Nationals at Piedmont Dragway
Julian, NC - The 4th Annual Doorslammer Nationals are coming up Friday – Sunday, November 20-22, 2015 at Piedmont Dragway. These 1/8-mile races are for door cars and left-hand steer roadsters only.

Friday and Sunday are $5K races that pay $5,000 Win, $1,500 Runner-Up, $600 Semis, $300 5th Round Win, $200 4th Round Win and $100 3rd Round Win. Entry per race is $100, 1st Round buybacks are $60.

Saturday is the big $20K that pays $20,000 Win, $5,000 Runner-Up, $1,000 Semis, $500 5th Round Win, $350 4th Round Win and $200 3rd Round Win. Entry is $230, 1st Round buybacks are $100. Buy a Weekend Entry for $380.

YES: door cars, left-hand steer roadsters, double-entries, delay-boxes, Crosstalk. NO: dragsters, altereds, deep staging, downtrack stutters or throttle stops.

All payouts based on 150 entries. Gates open for parking Thursday at 5:00 pm. Gates open Friday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:30 am. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 am with time trials at 9:30 am. Gates open Sunday at 10:00 am with a new-entry time trial at 12:15 pm. New entries must be new car and new driver. Visit www.PiedmontDragway.com.

Dragtime News On Location: 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Classic at Maple Grove
We were on location at the NHRA Pennsylvania Dutch Classic at Maple Grove Raceway on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. Classes were Stock, Super Stock, Super Street, Super Gas, Super Comp, Competition Eliminator, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Typical of our coverage, we tend to go heavier than most on the early rounds so that we get as many cars as possible. We also tried to position ourselves in a variety of places around the track to provide numerous points-of-view.

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Part IV is now up starting HERE, or start at the beginning with Part I HERE.

Huntsville Dragway Early Turkey Trot
Huntsville, AL - Huntsville Dragway’s Early Turkey Trot big-bucks shootout is Friday – Sunday, November 20-22, 2015 with gambler’s races in Pro, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster. Pro pays $5,000 Win on Friday, and $10,000 Win each day on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is $100 for Friday, or $200 for Friday $ Saturday, or $250 for Saturday & Sunday, or $300 for al three days.

Footbrake pays $2,500 Win on Saturday and Sunday. Single-say entry is $60, or two-day entry is $100. Jr. Dragster pays $1,000 Win on Saturday and Sunday. Single-say entry is $30, or two-day entry is $60.

Visit huntsvilledragway.us for more info.

Win a New S&W Dragster at the 2015 Fun in the Sun Race

S&W Race Cars is pleased to announce its support of the 2015 Fun in the Sun Race - a Tribute to Scott Weney - at Bradenton Motorsports Park November 13th-16th, 2015. The 2nd annual ‘FIS’ race is dedicated to S&W’s former President and ‘FIS’ co-owner, the late Scott Weney. Thanks to the efforts of Scotty Richardson and Jeff Stange, the Fun in the Sun race will continue to shine on! S&W not only looks forward to supporting this event, but also future Gear Head Racing Series promotions.

The S&W Performance Group will be offering contingency prizes to daily ‘FIS’ Winners & Runner Up’s, PLUS one NEW 2015 S&W Dragster Rolling Chassis will go to the ‘Race for the Dragster’ Winner. Thanks to support from our generous vendors, this dragster will be loaded! Featuring components from: Strange Engineering, Sander Engineering Inc, Pro-Werks, Pro Glass Windows, Taylor Motorsports Products, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Riggeal's Performance Fiberglass, Van Industries, Inc., Fragola Performance Systems, QA1 Motorsports, DJ Safety, Mark Williams Enterprises, Inc., Wilwood Disc Brakes, Mcknight Steel, Hoosier Mid-Atlantic & Precise Racing Products, Quik Latch Distribution, PRP Racing Products, Vintage Metal Craft, HydroGraphic Solutions, JAZ Products and Great Valley Industries.

The 4-Link Rolling Chassis will feature a 235? wheel base, 23? wide Carbon Fiber Seat, 1 piece Fiberglass Body, a Quik Latch Nose (with trailer hanger,) Hidden Tow Hook, New S&W Aluminum/Carbon Fiber dipped dash and cover, Black Wrinkle Finish Interior, Powder Coated Chassis plus much more. Visit http://gearheadracingseries.com/sw-dragster-giveaway/ to view the build progress.

Newly named President, Michael Weney, and his sister Terri Weney-Gdowik, will be representing the S&W Group, and presenting the dragster race winner with his/her new dragster in Winners Circle.

Sell Parts + Collect Win Lights = Make Money at MDIR
Maryland International Raceway’s 10th Annual Fall Swap Meet is Sunday November 15, 2015. If you need to make room in your garage for that engine swap you have planned in the off-season, then bring the parts you don’t need to MDIR and turn them into Benjamins. A 15” x 24’ Vendor Spot is $25, a 15’ x 40’ Commercial Vendor Spot is $115; commercial space must be reserved in advance.

There’ll also be a $30 Test & Tune which includes a $1,000 Gambler’s Race for no additional charge. Gates open at 9:00 am; test & tune starts at 10:00 am and the Gambler’s Race is 3:00 pm. Visit www.RaceMDIR.com for more info.

Wrap-Up: American DRAGCAR Throwdown at Wild Horse Pass
October 17th was the date. The American DRAGCAR Throwdown was the race. Heads-up, all-out, no-breakout drag racing was the format. This was a special invitation-only race comprised of a field of 8 racers chosen out of the day’s earlier DragSport Eliminator field. The 8 racers were chosen by only one requisite, their qualifying ET, but nobody knew what ET would get them into this field beforehand. In fact, very few of the racers even knew such a field was going to be drawn for this special free entry exhibition class to be run off during the night’s Halloween Havoc event.

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Best of Dragtime News On Location: Stock Eliminator!

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Club Scene
Club Scene is a spotlight of some of the great racing clubs and organizations across the country. If you have a car that fits into their requirements then check them out. Although these groups are comprised of very serious and hard-core racers, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed.

If you're involved with a racing group or club and would like to have it listed here, send an email to info@dragtimenews.com with your inquiry and put "Club Scene" in the subject line.

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Comp Assn.

What: for NHRA 8.90 Super Comp / IHRA 8.90 Quick Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Gas Assn.

What: for NHRA 9.90 Super Gas / IHRA 9.90 Super Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: Mid Atlantic Super Street Assn.

What: for NHRA 10.90 Super Street / IHRA 10.90 Hot Rod

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Rob Keister, Rekeister@aol.com / midatlantic90.com

Who: East Coast Stock/Super Stock Assn.

What: for NHRA and IHRA-legal Stockers and Super Stockers

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: Dave Ley, dleyracing@aol.com / www.eastcoaststocksuperstock.com.

Who: The American DRAGCAR Series

What: American DRAGCAR incorporates a variety of formats which provide racers with all-out, no-breakout drag racing that remains fair for all participants while also providing spectators with an easily understood drag racing show.

Where: Arizona

Contact: www.usdragcar.com.

Who: North East Timing Organization

What: For 1979 and older cars, front engine dragsters, funny cars, altereds, gassers, super stocks and stockers in two classes: Nostalgia (10.00 and slower any dial-in, .500 full tree) and Competition (9.75 and quicker dial in .25 second increments, handicapped .400 Pro tree).

Where: Northeast / mid-Atlantic

Contact: www.neto-nostalgia.com

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