International Raceway Announces 2017 Schedule
MARYLAND – Maryland International Raceway
™ (MDIR) has announced the release of its
2017 schedule which includes a diverse line-up of events
with the season-opener being held on Sunday, March 5.
Signature special events in 2017 will include: (two) Swap
Meets, Haltech Door Wars presented by Winegardner Auto Group,
International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit Sportsman
National Championship during Door Wars, (four) International
Drag Bike League (IDBL) motorcycle events, (three) Custom
T’s Grudge events, (two) Metro Area Grudge Racers
events, (two) War on Wheels events, (two) IREV Import events,
Truck Mania, PDRA, Jet Wars, Super Chevy Show presented
by Winegardner Auto Group, Legends at Budds Creek, Snap-On
Tools Superchargers Showdown, IHRA Summit Series Team Finals,
Ford Fever Classic presented by the Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers,
Mopar Eastern Classic, and the Haltech World Cup Finals
– Import vs Domestic event.
The Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Series and the Speed
Unlimited E.T. Series are the backbone of the program and
promises to continue, delivering fun and friendly competition.
Also be sure to make Budds Creek your destination when you
need to Test & Tune your car or bike on select Friday
nights and Sundays.
MDIR has some of the best bracket racers in the country
and it has some great big buck bracket programs including
SFG Promotions’ 2nd Annual Super Bowl of Bracket Racing
July 20-23, featuring three $50K to win Top ET races. Also,
new for 2017, August 26-27 MDIR will host a two-day Speed
Unlimited Summer Blowout Weekend with $5K to win Top ET,
$2K to win Mod ET as well as a bonus Hubble Motorsports
Junior Dragster purse each day. Returning for 2017, there
will be a $5k race each day at the Snap-On Tools Superchargers
Showdown on Sept 22-23. MDIR is also proud to announce that
it will again be the host track for the 2016 IHRA Summit
Team Finals on Sept 28 - Oct 1 as well as the addition of
the IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship May 5-7.
The Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League
(IDBL) will now host four events at Budds Creek in 2017!
The line-up of events is as follows: Pingel Spring Nationals
on April 21-23, MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on May
19-21, WPGC Bike Fest on July 28-30 and the DME Racing Fall
Nationals on October 6-8. These are the largest participant
events on the schedule, each drawing between 700-800 motorcycle
racers. IDBL features 1/4-mile, five-second, 240 mph Top
Fuel motorcycles and six-second, 220 mph Orient Express
Pro Street bikes along with hundreds of sportsman motorcycle
racers. You can find out more about the IDBL at www.RaceIDBL.com.
The 9th annual Haltech Door Wars presented by Winegardner
Auto Group returns to MDIR May 5-7 and for the first time
ever, it will be conducted alongside the new IHRA Summit
Sportsman National Championship Series. This event has become
the track's signature Outlaw event. It will once again feature
the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association going the distance
on the 1/4-mile. The ever growing and hugely popular Radial
vs. the World class is back for 2017 with an elevated $10K
to win purse.
Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is back at
MDIR on a new early-season date of June 2-3 and will feature
three Pro Mod classes, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme
Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and Junior Dragster.
The show the past two seasons put fans on the edge of
their seats all day. PDRA is home of the fastest 1/8-mile
doorslammers on the planet - so be sure not to miss all
the action. You can find out more about the PDRA at www.pdra660.com.
The summer heats up with the return of Jet Wars and thrill
show on July 15. The wow factor event will feature jet
funny cars and jet dragsters, fire truck wheelstander,
motorcycle jumping thrill act and more to be announced.
for the 2017 show, the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association
will conduct a series points race as part of the Super
Chevy weekend as well as a special jet dragster match-race.
These exciting features will run along with all the traditional
Super Chevy weekend highlights including car show, all-Chevy
bracket racing, vendor midway and swap-meet.
with every season, we always save the best for last. The
22nd annual Haltech World Cup Finals (WCF) - Import vs
Domestic is back and it will be bigger than ever. This
five-Day event will be held on November 1-5 and draws
cars from NMCA, NMRA, LSX Shootouts, Buick GN Shootouts,
SSCSO, IREV, IFO, Pan-American Nationals and other major
series every year. At WCF, fans get to see hundreds of
heads-up racers from over 10 different countries battle
it out on the ¼-mile for over $80,000 in cash purse
and bragging rights in front of 30,000 fans. Adding to
that excitement is the famous bikini contest, a custom
car show, a huge vendor midway, DJ’s and more. For
more information on this event, visit www.importvsdomestic.com.
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