REAL PRO MOD ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THE NHRA PRO MOD SERIES
(03-09-14) GLENDORA, CA - The Real Pro Mod Association (RPM) today announced that it will reward its members participating in the NHRA Pro Mod Series with cash and prizes.
“We are extremely excited about our 2014 program,” says Real Pro Mod Association liaison and longtime proponent of Pro Modified drag racing John Waldie. “This group has worked tirelessly alongside NHRA on a number of programs for our racers. We’re thrilled to have the program finalized and get this information out to our racers.”
NHRA this week announced to competitors in the class that it will pay prize money of $10,000 to each event winner, and $3,000 to each event runner-up.
The RPM Association is pleased to announce that at the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season-opener in Gainesville, Florida, dues-paying members who participate will earn $750 for finishing in the semifinals, $500 for quarterfinals and $300 to qualify.
“We are very proud to have put together a number of great relationships with new marketing partners for the 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season including Powerocks, J&A Services, JEGS, Aeromotive Fuel Systems and Precision Turbo & Engine, as well as a recently finalized partnership with Redhorse Performance, Inc. – a leader in fuel line fittings, hoses and hose ends that will benefit RPM member racers,” says Waldie. “We’ve also worked with a number of RPM sponsors, such as Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, to offer RPM member racers special awards, drawings and raffles that we’ll organize at each event during pre-race driver’s... [Read More]
PDRA ANNOUNCES PRO EXTREME, PRO NITROUS AND PRO BOOST MINIMUM WEIGHTS
12-20-2013 - SALTILLO, MS - The recently formed Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) announced today, minimum weight limits for entries to its Pro Extreme (PX), Pro Nitrous (PN) and brand-new Pro Boost (PB) classes.
“The minimum weights are going to change a bit from what people were used to last year. Our Pro Extreme minimum is going from 2,200 pounds to 2,275 pounds,” PDRA Technical Director Rick Moore said. “That includes both car and driver and after weighing these cars all last year I can say there were a lot more heavier cars than there were light cars in this class, so this change will actually affect relatively few of the current teams.
”Similarly, Moore said the minimum weight in Pro Nitrous will increase from 2,300 pounds to 2,375 pounds.
“The way it was the rules benefited just a handful of lightweight cars while basically handicapping the rest of the field,” he explained. “What we’re doing will be more advantageous to more teams, to the drivers who might be a little bigger than others or to the smaller teams that maybe can’t afford the $150-thousand chassis.
”For the new Pro Boost class the minimum weight will be 2,550 pounds, Moore said. “There will be no overdrive restriction or rear gear restriction,” he added. “As long as its turbocharged, ProCharged or you run a 14-71 supercharger and you weigh at least 2,550 pounds, you can come race.
”Moore also said the Extreme Pro Stock (XPS) minimum weight of 2,425 pounds will not change, but the Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM) minimum may be slightly altered—but not before he consults with several... [Read More]
PROFESSIONAL DRAG RACERS ASSOCIATION FORMED; ANNOUNCES 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE
(01-06-14) SALTILLO, MS - A new organization has been formed to provide racers, fans and manufacturers involved with professional-level outlaw doorslammer drag racing a promising future in 2014 and beyond.
The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA), founded by well-known racers Jason and Mitchell Scruggs, Gene Hector, Roger Henson and Tommy Franklin, aspires to create a solid foundation for eighth-mile Pro Mod-style drag racing and offer their racing brethren with a stable, safe and competitive venue for the quickest and fastest doorslammers on the planet.
“Our goal is to give outlaw doorslammer racers, as well as all the fans, track operators and sponsors who have supported this kind of racing over the years, an organization they can be proud of,” says longtime racer Jason Scruggs. “The PDRA is racer owned and racer operated, and while we understand that there will be a building process, we’re looking forward to a strong series in 2014.”
The 2014 PDRA series tour will feature eight races starting with the season-opener on Friday and Saturday, April 4th-5th at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina. The series will then move to South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta, Georgia on May 9th-10th, Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, Tennessee on May 23rd-24th, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan on June 27th-28th, Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Virginia on July 25th-26th and Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a unique “under the lights” race on August 15th-16th before returning to Rockingham Dragway on September 5th-6th. The series will... [Read More]
2014 NHRA PRO MOD SERIES TO FEATURE 10-RACE SCHEDULE, TV PACKAGE
12-8-2013 - GLENDORA, CA - The 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule has been released featuring a 10-race schedule, with each event to be televised on the Velocity Channel, it was announced today by NHRA officials.
The series will visit drag strips across the country from March through November and will include a visit to Georgia’s House of Speed, Atlanta Dragway, for the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals, May 16-18.
Each race will air in a half-hour show on the Velocity Channel, which launched in October and is owned by the Discovery Network. The Velocity Channel features the best in automotive, sports, leisure and travel programming. The shows will be produced by Masters Entertainment Group and are scheduled to air during 10 consecutive weeks in the fourth quarter of 2014.
“We anticipate an exciting season of racing in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series and look forward to the Velocity Channel putting the NHRA Pro Mod Series on television to showcase these 250-mile-per-hour race cars,” said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. “We also thank the presenting sponsors of the NHRA Pro Mod Series events for their support which makes it possible to conduct the series.”
The presenting sponsors will be recognized in the applicable Velocity Channel telecast and during NHRA Pro Mod Series qualifying and eliminations at the NHRA national events at which the Pro Mod Series is contested.
J&A Services, an oil and gas exploration development company in Grand Junction, Colo., is the presenting sponsor for the... [Read More]
Al-Anabi Racing Issues Statement Regarding ADRL
In response to the open letter sent out by ADRL president Kenny Nowling this week, Al-Anabi Racing USA, LLC CEO Donald Greenbaum issued a response. Read below:
On November 27th, 2013, American Drag Racing League (ADRL) president Kenny Nowling issued an open letter to the public stating that he had only been partially paid by the sponsor of the Battle For the Belts.
In September 2013, $380,000 was wired to Mr. Nowling to pay the ADRL Battle For the Belts purse to non Al‐Anabi owned race teams. The Al‐Anabi Racing teams were paid directly by Al‐Anabi Racing the sum they were owed by the ADRL. The total of these two payments amounted to $500,000.
Earlier in 2013, the ADRL received from Al‐Anabi other payments totaling $280,000 to support the ADRL championship purse and the newly announced Pro Drag Radial class.
No one has supported the ADRL and doorslammer drag racing more than Al‐Anabi Racing and it is outrageous for Mr. Nowling to blame others for his failure to distribute his sponsor’s money after he received it.
We would rather not be involved in a public discussion of the matter, but the events of this week leave us no choice. We now leave it up to Mr. Nowling to show the racing community how the distribution of the $380,000 he received in September was handled. Only he has the canceled checks.
Donald R. Greenbaum
Chief Executive Officer
Al-Anabi Racing USA, LLC
Nowling Issues Open Letter to ADRL Community
As rumors continue to swirl regarding the American Drag Racing League, president Kenny Nowling today released an open letter to the ADRL community in an apparent effort to clear the air.
Nowling’s letter reads:
(Lake St. Louis, Mo. USA) — November 27, 2013— I think by now most everyone that follows the ADRL is aware that a significant issue has arisen regarding the payout of the 2013 ADRL Battle for the Belts. I want to be clear before proceeding that I take full responsibility for the current situation that is facing us. I also want to assure everyone who participated in the 2013 Battle for the Belts that they will receive one hundred percent of what they are owed.
I have been involved in promoting drag racing since 2002 and prior to Friday, September 6, 2013, had never advertised or held a race that I did not have the monies to cover. During those twelve years I have raised and paid out several million dollars to racers. As proud as I am of that, I am equally ashamed of what transpired on September 6. Regardless of what promises were made by our sponsor leading up to September 6, I should have cancelled the event. I spoke with our sponsor at the event on that day and was given instructions to not cancel the event and was repeatedly assured that we would receive one hundred percent of the prize monies immediately. Holding that event was simply the biggest mistake of my career.
The second biggest mistake was made on September 27. On that date we were partially paid and we subsequently paid some of the Battle for the Belts competitors. The fact is no one should have been paid until everyone could be... [Read More]
|John & Camp Stanley - World's Quickest Pro Mod - 5.64
ProModZone.com congratulates John & Camp Stanley and the entire Stanley & Weiss Racing team on their back-to-back 5.64-second passes during the Street Car SuperNationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, cementing themselves as the owners of the world's quickest door slammer.