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Richard Freeman Talks Excitement Of $50,000 Pro Stock Payday at Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals Presented by Elite Motorsports

KIRKSVILLE, MO – A major milestone calls for a major celebration, which is why Elite Motorsports team owner Richard Freeman wanted something big to help celebrate the 50th year of Pro Stock.

A $50,000 payout and a major spotlight definitely does it.

Both will happen at the inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by Elite Motorsports, which takes place March 6-8 at Orlando Speed World Dragway. The event will put the spotlight squarely on the stars of Pro Stock and Pro Mod, offering up $50,000 to the winners in each class at the must-see event.

Considering the special year for Pro Stock, Freeman thought it only made sense to sponsor an event that already has the doorslammer world buzzing.

“It’s the 50th year of Pro Stock and we wanted to do something cool for the class and, of course, we love door cars, so marrying it with Pro Mod and having that specialty race right before Gainesville, I thought it was a cool time for a big-money payout,” Freeman said. “We wanted to do that and I think it’s the first time something like this has been done for Pro Stock and Pro Mod at the same race. I’m excited about it and looking forward to it.”

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Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals Presented by Elite Motorsports Offering $50,000 to Pro Stock, Pro Mod Winners at Orlando

ORLANDO, FL – With big money on the line, Pro Stock and Pro Mod will grab the spotlight and take their place as the marquee attractions for the inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by Elite Motorsports, which is set to take place March 6-8 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.

The first-time event will hand out $50,000 to the winners in both Pro Stock and Pro Mod, and a bevy of stars are expected in both NHRA classes. With the race taking place a week before the NHRA Gatornationals, the Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals presented by Elite Motorsports gives the star competitors in Pro Stock and Pro Mod a chance to start their season off right with the potential for career-best performances and a shot at a huge payday – plus a massive spotlight on two premier doorslammer classes.

“Right now today, the best drag racing happening on the planet is happening in Pro Stock and Prod mod – period. These are two eliminators that I believe are headline attractions, yet they rarely get that kind of treatment,” Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck said.

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Drag Illustrated Unveils Fifth Annual 30 Under 30 List at PRI Show

INDIANAPOLIS – The highly anticipated 2019 Drag Illustrated 30 Under 30 list was revealed during its annual press conference on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis. The 2019 DI 30 Under 30 list and its members are the focus of Drag Illustrated’s December Issue, No. 151, which includes standout bracket racers Gage Burch and Matt Dadas on the cover.

With a list featuring a strong contingent of talented young drivers, crew members, tuners, fabricators, track owners, media members and other drag racing insiders, the annual Drag Illustrated 30 Under 30 selections continue to put a spotlight on the rising stars in the sport. The diverse group in 2019, which features prominent personalities from numerous classes, series and countries, was selected by a panel of Drag Illustrated staffers after reviewing thousands of nominations from the drag racing community that stemmed from the nomination process.

“I’m incredibly proud of the group we’ve put together for the fifth annual 30 Under 30 list,” Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck said. “It’s so critical to keep an eye on the future and look for the next group of stars and standouts that will keep drag racing moving forward. This is a group more than capable of doing that, and these young talents represent so many great and amazing things going on in our sport. I can’t help but smile when I look at this list and see what they’ve all accomplished already in drag racing, and it has me excited to see what all of their futures hold.”

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Drag Illustrated to Unveil Fifth Annual 30 Under 30 List at PRI Show 

INDIANAPOLIS – The fifth annual Drag Illustrated 30 Under 30 list presented by Moser Engineering, ididit and Thermo-Tec will be revealed during its official press conference and magazine cover reveal at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Now in its fifth year, the annual 30 Under 30 list will be announced in the PRI Press Conference Center. The cover of Drag Illustrated issue 151 will also be released during the press conference, and one-on-one interviews will be available following the press conference with Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck, as well as the 30 Under 30 honorees in attendance. For the first time, all honorees will also receive commemorative 30 Under 30 jackets from Classic Graphix.

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Drag Illustrated Now Accepting 2019 Nominations For 30 Under 30 List Presented By Ididit Inc And Moser Engineering 

KIRKSVILLE, MO – Drag Illustrated announced today it is accepting nominations for its 2019 ’30 Under 30’ list presented by ididit Inc. and Moser Engineering. Comprised of drag racing’s most impressive young ambassadors, the popular ’30 Under 30’ list presented by ididit Inc. and Moser Engineering will celebrate its fifth year in 2019 as the main subject of Drag Illustrated’s 2019 December issue, the annual Tomorrow Issue. The ’30 Under 30’ nomination period will run through Friday, Oct. 11.

The honorees will be recognized during a special press conference, which takes place during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show at the Indiana Convention Center, Dec. 12-14 in Indianapolis.

“The ’30 Under 30’ list is one of the biggest highlights of our year, in part because we’re annually blown away by the sheer amount of nominations that we get,” Drag Illustrated Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck said. “The thousands and thousands of names tell us the sport is alive and well with impressive young people, and we’re proud to be able to honor them. It’s also exciting to have partners like ididit and Moser Engineering on board for the ’30 Under 30’ list who recognize the importance of having talented, successful younger people in the sport. We can’t wait to celebrate the hard work of so many rising stars in the sport at the PRI show.”

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Great American Guaranteed Million to Include Factory Stock Showdown, Massive Purse

MILLINGTON, TN – The Great American Guaranteed Million just keeps getting bigger.  Already the first guaranteed-to-win $1 million purse for bracket racers, the massive race added another exciting layer on Wednesday, as promoters Britt Cummings and Gaylon Rolison announced a special Factory Stock Showdown race at the event.

The race, which takes place May 20-25 at Memphis International Raceway, will include the popular class as one of the marquee attractions on Saturday, May 23, with Cummings already receiving commitments from many of the top names in the class.

“We’ve already got 15 verbally-committed entries and I only called 16 people,” Cummings said. “With the million-dollar race finishing up earlier in the day on Saturday, we wanted to keep the show going and have people in the stands.

“For me, this is the class I want to highlight. It’s a badass class, I love what it’s all about and I think the fans and everyone in the bracket racing world will dig it.”

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Chad Green Stable, Set for Surgery Following Horrific Pro Mod Accident at NHRA U.S. Nationals

BROWNSBURG, IN – Following a horrific, high-speed crash during the fifth and final round of E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series qualifying at the 65th annual Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, Chad Green was transported by ambulance to Indiana University Methodist Hospital where he awaits surgery to address an upper back injury.

“First off, the support we’re getting from the racing community has been overwhelming,” said Pat Musi, who has served as crew chief for Chad Green since the Midland, Texas-based driver started laying the foundation for his NHRA Pro Mod debut in 2018. “To everyone who’s offered to drive the rig, came by the pits and helped us load up, offered their well wishes – thank you. We truly appreciate it.”

Musi continued, “Right now, we’re focused on getting Chad on the mend. He’s with his family – his mother and father have flown in – and his kids were by his side all night. He’s alert, talking, knows what’s going on and what happened. The doctors have gotten his pain under control, and he’ll be going into surgery this afternoon.”

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