Pro Outlaw 632 Welcomes Event Sponsors

PITTSBORO, N.C. (April 16, 2018): East Side Auto Transport Pro Outlaw 632 will now be contested at all events on the PDRA tour thanks to new event sponsors. Jarvis Marine will present Pro Outlaw 632 for the May 3-5 event, the North-South Shootout at Maryland International Raceway. C&C Pumping Services stepped up for the Summer Drags and Edmunds Metal Works will present the class at the Super Strip Nationals as the PDRA visits National Trail Raceway for the first time. Pro Outlaw 632 returned this year with great enthusiasm. Class sponsor East Side Auto Transport has been a major influence in the class...
Cox, Leggett, Ray, Morton and Williford Claim PDRA East Coast Spring Nationals Victories

Competitors from the Tar Heel State nearly swept the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) East Coast Spring Nationals as Jay Cox led a host of fellow North Carolinians into the winner’s circle at GALOT Motorsports Park. Cox, from nearby Smithfield, recorded a string of 3.6-second passes to secure the season-opening win in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC over 2014 Pro Nitrous world champion Jason Harris. Joining Cox in victory were Pinetown’s Terry Leggett in Bryant Industrial Pro Extreme presented by Pro Line Racing, Jacksonville’s Elijah Morton in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock...
Gilbert Motorsports Recognizes Value of Starting Young

PITTSBORO, N.C. (April 3, 2018): The Virginia-based team of Gilbert Motorsports has been involved in the PDRA for years, running Top Sportsman and Juniors. They were drawn to the PDRA by the family atmosphere and values that reflect their own. When the opportunity arose to get involved on another level, owner Kris Gilbert jumped at the chance. Gilbert Motorsports will present Top Junior Dragster action this season. While the organization was officially founded in 1996, owner Kris Gilbert has been in one form of motorsports or another since the late ‘80s. He began in motocross before transitioning to drag racing...
Racing Junk Joins PDRA Family as Official Classifieds

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 30, 2018): RacingJunk.com, the World's #1 Racing & Performance Classifieds since 1999, is a one-stop shop for buying, selling or trading performance motorsports products and services. From race cars, hot rods and classics, engines and engine parts, to trailers and RVs, RacingJunk.com classifieds reach into every niche of the performance industry. RacingJunk.com is trusted and supported by over 850,000 registered members, and it’s where over two million visitors per month come to buy, sell, and trade online, read the latest industry news, and...
Edelbrock Bracket Bash

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 27, 2018): The Edelbrock Bracket Bash is a favorite category among PDRA racers. It provides a place for the local racer to come compete alongside the stars of the PDRA and experience the PDRA family firsthand. Edelbrock has returned to sponsor the Bracket Bash for a second consecutive season. One of the most recognizable names in motorsports, Edelbrock became a forerunner in automotive aftermarket parts. Vic Edelbrock Sr. bought his first hot rod in 1938. He built upon his mechanical knowledge, already honed in his own shop, to begin machining parts. His parts...
CoolShirt Systems Pro Junior Dragster Gears Up for 2018 Season

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 26, 2018): Since its inception, the PDRA had always been a big proponent of Junior Dragster racing. Raising the next generation of drag racers is not something the PDRA wants left up to chance, so kid racers have held a permanent place in PDRA racing. Many across motorsports hold this same passion for the next generation and CoolShirt Systems and Gilbert Motorsports have stepped up to sponsor Pro and Top Junior Dragster for the 2018 season. For over 20 years CoolShirt Systems has been a leader in personal cooling systems. The technology that was developed...
Atomizer Racing Injectors Outlaw 10.5 will run at four PDRA events in 2018

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 22, 2018): Outlaw 10.5 will return to the PDRA schedule in 2018 thanks to backer Atomizer Racing Injectors. The class will be contested at four events this season: the East Coast Spring Nationals at GALOT Motorsports Park, April 5-7, the Firecracker Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park, June 28-30, the Super Strip Nationals at National Trail Raceway, July 19-21 and the World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park, October 18-20. Atomizer Racing Injectors Outlaw 10.5 will run for a PDRA World Championship and has the opportunity to grow into a full schedule in the future.
VP Racing Fuels Expands PDRA Sponsorship

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 15, 2018): A partnership as old as the PDRA continues again now in its fifth season as VP retains rights as the Official Fuel of the PDRA. In the company’s commitment to solidify its position as the world leader in race fuel technology, VP Racing Fuels has increased their support of PDRA and its racers. In addition to being the Official Fuel of the PDRA, VP Racing Fuels is also now the Official Fuel Additive of the PDRA. “The strength of the VP partnership speaks to VP’s commitment to the racer,” stated PDRA Marketing Director, Will Smith. “We’re grateful for the leadership role...
MagnaFuel Top Sportsman Continues to Thrive

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 14, 2018): MagnaFuel Top Sportsman has regularly produced the largest fields in the PDRA, garnering up to 100 participants at a single event. The Pro Mod spinoff has continued to grow in prestige through the PDRA. MagnaFuel, a leader in high performance fuel systems, will back Top Sportsman again in 2018. Since 1995, MagnaFuel has designed and manufactured premium high-performance fuel systems, which the company continues to develop working with professional racers. MagnaFuel is able to deliver high-end features and race-proven durability...
PERFORMANCE BY FISHER RACING ADDS LUCAS OIL PRODUCTS TO THE MIX

LIMA, OHIO (March 12, 2018) Kathy and Kevin Fisher are excited to announce the addition of Lucas Oil Products to the Performance by Fisher Racing stable. The new partnership also includes offering trackside support, as well as a full array of Lucas Oil Products, at each of the eight stops on the 2018 PDRA tour. The Fisher’s are heading into 2018 following one of their strongest seasons to date, which included winning the 2017 PDRA Indy Showdown Top Dragster crown and ultimately finishing 3rd in the PDRA Lucas Oil Top Dragster standings.
Lucas Oil Top Dragster Heads Into New Era

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 7, 2018): After the huge success of the pilot program for Top Sportsman in 2017, the PDRA opened Lucas Oil Top Dragster up to include both Elite Top Dragster and the Top Dragster 32 category. Lucas Oil Top Dragster has been well supported by racers across the country and this program will allow the field to grow without sacrificing the performance and integrity of the category. Lucas Oil will usher Top Dragster into this new era, continuing their multi-year backing of the class. Lucas Oil is known for their unmatched support in motorsports, going above and beyond to support teams, series...
PDRA Announces 2018 Contingency

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 6, 2018): The Professional Drag Racers Association is proud to announce the 2018 contingency postings for all categories. There is over $120,000 available to PDRA racers this season. Twenty-nine of the industry’s top companies have backed the PDRA and its racers to reward winners, runner up finishers and low qualifiers throughout the season with cash, gift certificates and product.“We’re extremely excited to have all of these great companies on board this season,” stated PDRA Marketing Director, Will Smith. “These companies value racers and prioritize giving back to their customers.
PDRA Welcomes Stand 21 as Official Safety Equipment Partner

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 2, 2018): Stand 21 makes the highest quality, made-to-order safety gear for motorsports genres worldwide. The company’s 48 year history has built a reputation of quality in their base of France and abroad. Nearly a decade ago, top drag race teams recognized the need for higher quality safety gear and reached out to Stand 21 founder Yves Morizot requesting a drag racing-specific line. The company responded with unsurpassed head-to-toe driver coverage now chosen by names such as Steve Torrence, Doug Kalitta, Larry Dixon, Cruz Pedregon, Alexis DeJoria, and Jonnie Lindberg, among others.
Door Slammers Plus Recognizes Value of Junior Racers

PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 1, 2018): There’s no arguing that the creation of junior dragsters has greatly increased participation in the sport, providing an easy entry and often growing into either a serious hobby or a lifetime profession. Some of today’s top drivers got their start in the junior ranks. Despite their inherent value for the future of the sport, the classes can often get overlooked. For Joe and Betty Edwards of Door Slammers Plus, quite the opposite is true. The couple believe strongly in junior dragster racers, supporting the PDRA Top and Pro Junior Dragster classes in impactful ways.
Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle Ready for Turbos

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 26, 2018): The upcoming season of Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle will arguably be the most exciting in class history. For the first time, turbocharged applications will compete alongside the nitrous mainstays. Primary backer for the class, Drag 965, will usher PXM into this new era, continuing their multi-year sponsorship of the class. Drag 965 will also back PXM teams like reigning champ, Travis Davis. The organization, led by Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah, has done a lot of good in the sport, backing teams, classes and series purely for the love of drag racing.
PDRA TS 32 and TD 32 Payout Increased Thanks to Generous Class Support

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 20, 2018): Due to outstanding participation from racers and expanded sponsor support, Top Sportsman 32 and Top Dragster 32 will see a payout increase from runner up down. Top Sportsman 32 will enter its second season this year. This will be the first season for Top Dragster 32. Since the PDRA’s inception, TS and TD have grown in number of entries to allow for these ‘32’ classes. If 42 or more entries in TS or TD make a qualifying pass, the class is split into Elite 16 and a second 32 car field. Both the 32 classes and the Elite 16 classes will crown world...
Flatout Gaskets Takes Nitrous Wars Into Third Straight Season

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 12, 2018): It’s been one of the most popular racing programs to hit the stage in recent years, in no small part because of the incredible entertainment and competition it births. The Flatout Gaskets Nitrous Wars have been known by no other name as Flatout has retained unmatched support of the program since its inception. Flatout Gaskets now takes the Nitrous Wars into its third season. The program, which gives a platform to Pro Nitrous engine builders and their drivers, both showcases these companies and gives way to friendly competition. Birthed out of unofficial smack talk, the Flatout...
ALL FOCUSED PLUCHINO RACING

(Feb. 9, 2018) - BOOM!! One of the most talk about classes coming into 2018 is East Side Auto Transport Pro Outlaw 632! Comments are flying around Facebook with one “Young Gun” that wants to SMOKE his competition. That being non other then Johnny Pluchino! Exciting is one way to put Johnny as a driver. Always keeping fans on the edge of their seat with his “Bring It ON” racing mentality. This is is second year entering PDRA competition. Johnny states, “I first want to thank the PDRA and East Side Auto Transport for the stage. Second and most importantly, I want to thank my Dad, Dominic Addeo and...
Switzer Dynamics, MoTeC and JESEL continue Pro Nitrous sponsorships in 2018

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 3, 2018): The strength of PDRA Pro Nitrous is indelibly connected to the long standing commitment of class sponsors. Since the PDRA’s inception, Switzer Dynamics has held title rights to the class, showing an incredible devotion to nitrous racers. Together with MoTeC Systems East, the class’ presenting sponsor, Switzer Dynamics has aided Pro Nitrous in becoming a favorite category among racers and fans alike. “Switzer Dynamics is proud to announce it will be continuing its sponsorship of the Pro Nitrous class for the 2018 season,” stated Brandon...
Bryant Industrial Crane and Rigging Pro Extreme presented by ProLine Racing gears up for 2018

Quick Drive continues support with #1 Qualifier Award - PITTSBORO, N.C. (January 25, 2018): PDRA’s Pro Extreme category welcomes new sponsorship for 2018. Bryant Industrial Crane and Rigging has come on board as the class title sponsor. ProLine Racing is the presenting sponsor. The class offers a unique niche in Pro Modified racing, a place for outlaws who continually want to push the limits. The class has no shortage of entertainment value and is ready to rock this season thanks to new sponsorship. For 35 years Bryant Industrial Crane and Rigging has been serving customers with the most technologically advanced cranes.
"The Bender" Coming To The PDRA In 2018

(Jan. 22, 2018) - Top Dragster racer and owner of Bednar's Auto Service in Ocala, Florida, Brian Bednar, aka "The Bender" is thrilled to announce that with the support of FTI Performance of Deland, Florida, he will be running the entire eight race PDRA series in 2018. Brian is honored to bring a new sponsor to the PDRA in FTI. FTI is the premier torque converter and transmission manufacturer in the racing industry. With multiple big money bracket race winners and all of the NHRA and IHRA 8.90 and 9.90 World Champions in 2017 utilizing FTI performance products, this makes the perfect combination.
MOROSO announced as PDRA Pro Boost Sponsor for the 2018 Championship Series

(Jan. 16, 2018) - Industry Heavyweight MOROSO Celebrates it's 50th Anniversary in the Performance Products business by partnering with the PDRA. MOROSO will be the Class Naming Rights Sponsor for the break-out, crowd pleasing, Pro Boost category for the 2018 PDRA Championship season. Scott Hall, MOROSO Sales Engineer and PDRA Race Supplies Manager shared what brought MOROSO to partner with the PDRA and the Pro Boost class in 2018........"We see huge past, present and future business within the PDRA, based on the high percentage of teams utilizing our top...
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