MVM by GALOT Becomes the Official Wheelie Bar of the PDRA

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 8, 2017): MVM by GALOT Motorsports makes its first public move since the company changed ownership in October. The innovative wheelie bar manufacturer was started in 2012 by Mike Valerio. When the company was purchased by GALOT Motorsports everyone knew there were good things ahead. The first of new things for the company is a partnership with the PDRA to become the Official Wheelie Bar of the eighth-mile doorslammer series. GALOT Motorsports representative and 2016 PDRA Pro Boost World Champion, Kevin Rivenbark, has been heading up MVM by GALOT with Valerio’s...
Andy McCoy Race Cars Sponsors Pro Boost in 2017  Rossler Transmissions Provides Low Qualifier Award

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 3, 2017): Andy McCoy Race Cars has been a staunch PDRA supporter since the series’ inception. Now the premier chassis builder is increasing involvement by stepping up to sponsor PDRA’s Pro Boost category for the 2017 season. As well as backing the incredible Pro Boost action this season, Andy McCoy Race Cars is sponsoring the ‘Ask the Pros’ segment on the PDRA/Speed Video Live Feed for the second consecutive year. Andy McCoy Race Cars Pro Boost has been a wildly popular category, both in terms of racer participation and fan response. Pitting different power adders against one another, Pro Boost...
Hoosier Racing Tire Returns ‘Official Tire of the PDRA’ for Fourth Consecutive Season

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 2, 2017): As the PDRA enters its fourth season, several partnerships founded in 2014 continue to be critical pieces of the PDRA puzzle today. Hoosier Racing Tire joined the PDRA story as the Official Tire in 2014 and retains that title now for the fourth consecutive season. Hoosier also posts contingency awards in all Pro and Sportsman classes, as well as special event classes. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with PDRA and the racers that compete in this series this year,” said Faron Lubbers of Hoosier Racing Tire. “Our continued support...
PDRA Live Feed Continues to Bring Excitement and Inside Stories

PITTSBORO, N.C. (January 21, 2017): Online viewing of drag races has transformed a major aspect of the sport, exponentially expanding the marketing reach. The Professional Drag Racers Association has always taken advantage of streaming events live, but refuses to stop there. Every PDRA live stream features candid interviews with racers and fans that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look. It’s one of the easiest ways for fans and followers to get to know the PDRA story first hand, despite any distance to the event.
Pilot Flying J Continues Partnership with PDRA Teams

PITTSBORO, N.C. (January 13, 2017): For the third consecutive year Pilot Flying J is showing its support for PDRA teams, helping reduce travel costs to and from events. The program that began in 2015 allows teams to obtain a fuel discount card to automatically save $0.03 on every gallon of gas or diesel fuel. The discount card is valid at all Pilot Flying J centers across the U.S. “The Pilot Flying J program has been extremely popular among our racers,” stated PDRA Director of Marketing, Will Smith. “We appreciate the ongoing support from the great...
Expect to See More Imports at PDRA in 2017

PITTSBORO, N.C. (January 12, 2017): Robert Tighe Racing has announced its plans to run the majority of the PDRA events this year. The team fields an 07 Toyota Scion TC, Toyota 2jz inline 6 cylinder,  94mm gen 2 Turbo by Garrett and driven by Robert Tighe III. Team owner Robert Tighe (pronounced TIE) says the North Carolina-based team will compete at the six eastern-most events on the tour and to expect to see several other import teams join the Pro Boost ranks this year. Teams like Mech-Tech and EKanoo Racing brought their unique import flavors to the mix in 2016, with their solid performances...
PDRA Introduces Elite 16, Makes Adjustments to Entry Fees

PITTSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2017): At the PRI Show in early December, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) announced that the highly popular Top Sportsman category will undergo a slight makeover for 2017. The class, which has brought as many as 88 entries to qualify for 16 spots, will now offer the chance for 32 or 48 cars to qualify for every event. All TS entries will qualify together, as normal. Once qualifying has been completed, the top 16 qualifiers will be drafted into a semi-pro class. This ‘Elite 16’ category, besides coming with greater prestige, will also pay more to win. The remainder of the field will run...
Dogay and Ferguson Team Up for 2017 TS Championship Chase

TRANSFER, Pa. (January 5, 2017): From the beginning of his national-level Top Sportsman racing endeavors, Dan Ferguson has always raced on a little bit of faith, help from some good friends, and a whole lot of hard work. With his shoestring budget, it was never certain where money would come from for the next trip. But, somehow, he always made it work. Two championships and a runner up finish later, Ferguson was back to the drawing board. Having completed a one year stint as driver for Dale Pittman, Ferguson decided to fix up his trusty old Firebird, a car that’s a decade older than that of most of his competitors’.
Returning to Drag Racing Roots to Keep it Great in 2017 - PDRA Puts Emphasis on Personas

PITTSBORO, N.C. (January 4, 2017): Nicknames were synonymous with drag racing in the initial heyday of the sport. The names Raymond Beadle and Harry Schmidt may not be widely familiar, but say “Blue Max” and any number of drag racing fans can immediately picture a blue funny car with white stripes and gold lettering. Let’s be honest - drag racing, as much as it’s identified by cars, has always been about the people. But the people are known by their personas, personas that are often emblazoned on the sides of their hotrods.
Outlaw 632 Joins PDRA at Four 2017 Events

PITTSBORO, N.C. (December 20, 2016): After a successful outing with the PDRA at the 2016 Sunshine State Shootout, the Florida-based Outlaw 632 series will expand its reach, competing with the national series for four events in 2017. Outlaw 632 will compete with the PDRA at GALOT Motorsports Park Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Darlington Dragway May 19-20, the second stop with GMP Sept. 8-9 and the World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park Oct. 20-21. Eastside Auto Transport has stepped up to sponsor the class for 2017.
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