Jupiter, FL – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) is proud to announce that Pro Stock legend and Pro Mod Racer Larry Morgan has agreed to assume the role of President of the ADRL, assuming responsibilities from Jeff Biegun, CEO of the ADRL who has been in the position since Kenny Nowling stepped down as President on April 20th, 2017. Kenny Nowling’s role after stepping down as President was as the Announcer and MC of the ADRL.
Other changes to the ADRL staff include the departure of Kenny Nowling from the ADRL to pursue other opportunities and Mr. Nowling will no longer have any involvement with the ADRL as of July 5th, 2017. The ADRL wishes Kenny Nowling success in all his future endeavours.
Jupiter, FL – The American Drag Racing League’s (ADRL) VP of Technical Operations, Rick Moore, has been working with Matt Smith, Janette Thornley and several others to bring the Nitro Pro Fuel Harley (NPF) class to the ADRL for 2017 and beyond starting at the Summer Drags, June 30th and July 1st in Martin, MI at the spectacular US 131 Motorsports Park.
“This is a perfect fit for the ADRL” states Vito Micciolo, VP of Business Operations. “After witnessing the fan excitement and support for the Top Fuel Harley’s at their Inaugural event at the Spring Drags at Rockingham Dragway this past April, it was an easy decision to add the Nitro Pro Fuel Harley class to compliment the Top Fuel Harley Class moving forward. We feel support for the class by not only the fans, but the racers themselves will be tremendous and the Two Harley classes add great fire breathing action and entertainment for the fans.”
Tharpe, Gray Win on the Quarter Mile; Pesz, Mauney at the Eighth-Mile Distance
Among the top qualifiers, only Top Fuel Harley rider Tii Tharpe of East Bend, N.C., managed to find his way to the winners’ circle although his No. 1 start was itself something of an upset insomuch as the field included multi-time national champion and pre-race favorite Jay “Bulldog” Turner.
Turner, of nearby Julian, did manage to put up the best numbers of the event when he stopped the quarter mile timers in 6.352 seconds at 222.80 miles per hour in a first round win over fellow Carolinian Mike Beland but he couldn’t duplicate that performance in round two and fell to Tharpe. Tharpe then beat Bill “Billy Jack” Jackson of Honeybrook, Pa., in the final.
It marks the return of the free admission format initiated by ADRL president Kenny Nowling more than 10 years ago and it will include three different classes of Pro Mods, racing at both the eighth-mile and quarter-mile distances. The ADRL drew the largest one-day crowd in Rockingham Dragway history in 2006.
A new Friday-Saturday format will insure night time finals. The field for the first time will include Pro Alcohol Funny Cars, Pro Alcohol Dragsters and Top Fuel Harleys in addition to Pro Mods, Outlaw Pro Stock cars and Pro Extreme Motorcycles.
Jupiter, FL – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) and M&K Sport Coach, a full-service dealer of Renegade luxury motor coaches and a division of M&K Truck Centers, is proud to announce it will be a Sponsor of the ADRL for 2017. M&K will attend all events for 2017 and will be showcasing their Renegade RV’s.
“We’re excited for the racers that support M&K Sport Coach,” States Kenny Nowling ADRL President. “Renegade already has a strong following in drag racing and we intend to promote and bolster their sales. The ADRL is poised for explosive growth and when quality people and quality products come together, it’s a win-win situation.”
ADRL RETURNS IN 2017 WITH NEW OWNERSHIP, SEVEN EVENTS AND CLASSES THAT WILL PLEASE SPONSORS, RACERS AND FANS ALIKE
Jupiter, FL – As the New Ownership, Senior Management and President of the ADRL Kenny Nowling met last week to plan the 2017 season, they put in motion the corporate oversight on a series that will be run as days past with Free Entry to Fans and Race Teams, with an emphasis on making sure the Sponsors, Fans and Racers have the best, most exciting experience possible.
The ADRL will have 7 events at 6 great tracks for 2017 with the season kick-off at Rockingham Dragway April 7th and 8th, 2017. Steve Earwood and Rockingham have been awesome hosts and have a top notch facility that can accommodate the Fans and Racers alike.
A complete 2017 schedule can be found on our website at http://www.adrltour.com/2017-schedule
Lake St. Louis, MO —In light of recent statements made on various media outlets, I feel that the ADRL community deserves a more in-depth account of what has transpired over the course of 2013 that led us to this unfortunate situation. Before getting started I want to personally thank every ADRL racer, team owner, crewmember, sponsor, track partner and fan who has called, sent texts and sent emails offering their support during this difficult transition. It is that support and loyalty that drives me each and every day.
Shortly after reacquiring one hundred percent ownership of the ADRL in December of 2012, my partner Jack Switzer and I sat down and worked up a purse structure for the 2013 ADRL Tour. After weeks of planning and careful consideration we arrived at a figure of $611,200.00 to be paid out over eight events.