LYNCHBURG, VA – It’s still early in the Professional Drag Racers Association’s third season, but already North Carolina’s Travis Harvey has a decent lead. He’s been in the final of both events held so far, finishing second at the season opener and winning the Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. That currently gives him a 197 point lead over Tommy Franklin, who was in the season opener final with Harvey. Perhaps even more impressive, Harvey has been to four consecutive final rounds. After taking delivery of a new Jerry Bickel ‘69 Camaro, Harvey won the Snowbird Nationals and then qualified number one and scored a runner-up finish at the U.S. Street Nationals. With additional Sonny’s R&D put into place before the PDRA season opener, it was no surprise Harvey made it to the first two finals.
“The team has just gelled in an awesome way, and Sonny Leonard provides us with excellent horsepower,” the Carolina Kid told. “We put this team together late last year, and it has already been in four finals since December.
PITTSBORO, NC – The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) brings the quickest and fastest eighth-mile doorslammers on the planet to Texas Motorplex, May 19-21. Pro Mods of every make and model will take to the track, going from 0 to 230 MPH in just 660 feet in less than 4 seconds. Blown, nitrous-oxide assisted, and turbo cars will all take on the legendary eighth-mile to see who will be crowned this year’s Texas Nationals Champions.
Missile-like Jet Cars will be going head-to-head in a unique jet car match race and the PDRA is thrilled also to feature Danny O’Day’s ATI Wheel Stander, the world’s quickest wheel stander.
Texas Motorplex is a highlight on the PDRA tour for its rich history and phenomenal racing surface. In NAS Racing Pro Extreme Jason Scruggs hopes to continue domination of the quickest and fastest class of the PDRA in his Mississippi Missile. To do that, Scruggs must fend off Frankie Taylor, Randall Reid and Brandon Pesz, who all call the Motorplex their home stop on the PDRA tour.
PITTSBORO, NC – In professional categories across all series in drag racing, top teams choose MBE Cylinder Heads and Manifolds. Owner Matt Bieneman and his team make the choice easy with performance gains that can’t be denied. The company’s continued innovations have led to gains for teams in PDRA Pro Extreme and Pro Boost, along NHRA Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel that are almost unheard of in drag racing. MBE’s latest innovation gave current customers an additional 2.5 MPH, while new customers are seeing a pick up of 5-7 MPH over competitor’s cylinder heads. These gains are huge in an industry where it can often be difficult to see even slight advantages over the competition.
In PDRA’s short timespan thus far, MBE customers have racked up an astounding amount of wins, records, and quickest and fastest runs. MBE cylinder heads was represented in a final at eight of the nine PDRA events in 2015 and also helped score number one qualifying spots at eight events. Last year MBE customer Brandon Snider set the Pro Extreme E.T. record at a 3.512 at the PDRA Finals in Richmond on his way to a runner up finish. This record held until the first event of 2016 when Snider reset his own record with a 3.48 effort at nearly 221 MPH.
PITTSBORO, NC – The PDRA Spring Nationals will be the launching point for two new segments on the PDRA Live Feed. In addition to the very popular Quarter-Max Top End Zone and roaming pit interviews, the PDRA will now feature Andy McCoy Race Cars Ask the Pros and Musi Racing Engines Musi Minute.
Ask the Pros will be featured at every race, beginning with the Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, April 7-9. Andy McCoy will offer an expert look at anything from chassis function to turbo performance. Each event, McCoy will choose one fan question to answer on the Live Feed. Fans can submit questions directly through a button available on the PDRA home page and members of the champion Pro Boost Pee Dee Fleet team, including Russell Miller, Mike Kopchick, and more, will answer questions in-depth from the pits for the ultimate fan interaction.
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PITTSBORO, NC – Again and again Rockingham Dragway has been the site for historical Mountain Motor Pro Stock runs. After a one-year hiatus these naturally aspirated beasts will return to Rockingham Dragway, running in the Extreme Pro Stock class of the PDRA Spring Nationals, April 7-9. Several of the biggest names in the field will be making their return to professional racing with this event. Two-time world champion John Montecalvo, fellow New Yorker John Pluchino, and Dwayne Rice’s Mountain Motor Mafia entry will all take to historic Rockingham Dragway. Plus, former champion Doug Kirk is resurrecting his Extreme Pro Stock interests and will also be vying for the first Extreme Pro Stock title of the season, along with a host of others.
“Extreme Pro Stock is going to be a great part of our show at the Spring Nationals,” stated PDRA Race Director, Bob Harris. “We know our fans missed them and we’re excited to have Pro Stock back. No one will want to miss their return!”
PITTSBORO, NC – One of the best features of the PDRA, for both racers and fans, is the Motor Mania Live Feed. With every run down the track broadcast anywhere there’s an internet connection, historic wins, record breaking runs and competition rivalries are played out on phone, tablet, computer and television screens across the globe. Add to that candid driver interviews and the Live Feed delivers PDRA action like nothing else.
One company in particular is largely responsible for bringing the Live Feed to PDRA. Quarter-Max has supported PDRA efforts from the beginning and toward the end of the first PDRA season, stepped up to sponsor the Quarter-Max Top End Zone, a segment of the Live Feed which highlights driver interviews right after they finish a round of competition. Later, Quarter-Max stepped up again to sponsor the Live Feed Starting Line Cam.
PITTSBORO, NC – The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) brings its one-of-a-kind drag racing to Rockingham Dragway April 7-9 for the Spring Nationals. The baddest doorslammers on the planet will battle it out, going from 0 to 230 MPH in just 660 feet and less than 4 seconds. Blown, nitrous-oxide assisted, naturally aspirated and turbo cars will all take on the legendary eighth-mile to see who will be crowned kings -or queens- of “The Rock.”
“The Blazing Angel” and “The Beast” Jet Cars will be going head to head in a unique jet car match race. The PDRA is also thrilled to feature Danny O’Day’s ATI Wheel Stander, the world’s quickest wheel stander.
Rockingham Dragway has a longstanding history of professional eighth-mile racing, often providing a massive turnout and record breaking runs. In NAS Racing Pro Extreme local legends Todd Tutterow and Terry Leggett will hope to dominate the quickest and fastest class of the PDRA.