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2014 Hot Rod Drag Week Schedule is Here! Plus a New Heads-Up Shootout! The 10th Annual Running of the Baddest Showdown in Street-Car Racing

Written by: David Freiburger for www.hotrod.com

The 10th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week schedule is here! The event will once again be presented by Gear Vendors, and HOT ROD is happy to announce these dates and locations:

Sunday September 7, 2014: Registration & Test ‘n Tune; Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, OK

Monday September 8, 2014: Day 1 Racing; Tulsa Raceway Park

Tuesday September 9, 2014: Day 2 Racing; Heartland Park, Topeka, KS

Wednesday September 10, 2014: Day 3 Racing; Thunder Valley Raceway Park, Noble, OK

Thursday September 11, 2014: Day 4 Racing; S.R.C.A. Drag Strip, Great Bend, KS

Friday September 12, 2014: Day 5 Finals; Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, OK

Saturday, September 13, 2014: SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY DRAG WEEK HEADS-UP EVENT; Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, OK

And now for even more tidbits:

Note that Saturday, September 13th is being held for a special heads-up racing event to celebrate the 10th running of HOT ROD Drag Week. It’ll be at Tulsa Raceway Park, and we guarantee that no Drag Week participant or fan is going to want to miss it. All the details are coming in a week or two, so watch HOTROD.com for news.

Specific race times for each day will be announced soon.

Spectators will be welcome at all locations and days; pricing to come.

For 2014, the winners of the top three positions in each class will receive an email with a special limited-time link that will allow them to register online in advance of when general registration opens to the public.

Watch HOTROD.com for an announcement that will give at least a week’s advance notice of the date when general registration will go live online.

The 2014 Drag Week entry limit is anticipated to be 260 cars. Registration will be non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Rules will remain unchanged for Drag Week 2014 with the exception of the Hot Rod and Gasser classes, which will have revisions. Details coming soon. Some procedural rules may change. Watch HOTROD.com for the posting of a complete 2014 rules document.

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X275 Drag Radial

From Keith:

"Tulsa Raceway Park thrives on putting on the best show available. Because of this, TRP will be bringing several major X275 events to the Oklahoma-based facility in 2014, starting April 25 - 26 with a $5,000-to-win event. "For the first time in the state of Oklahoma, the heavy hitters in the X275 Drag Radial world will be coming to the Midwest for the chance of winning the largest purse ever offered in the state of Oklahoma, or the upper Midwest," said Todd Martin, TRP owner/partner and event promoter. The X275 style of racing has been popular in the southeastern United States and for Martin, the chance to host to this group of racers excites him. "The X275 Drag Radial reign has been going on for a couple of years in the Deep South, and East coast, and is currently the most dominating Drag Radial class in the world right now," Martin explained. "The X275 class has a real heavy fan base, and has become the class to watch for in 2014, and will be a great addition to TRP." Tulsa Raceway Park will be hosting not only one, but three X275 races this year. The July 17-19th race will stand as the premier of the three planned events with a $10,000 payout for a single X275 event Sponsored by Gaines Grinding & Wilson Racing . A value adder will be free car and driver entry. The third event will be in September 26-27 and will pay $5,000 to win. For more information, visit the Tulsa Raceway Park Facebook page."

      

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PDRA ANNOUNCES PRO EXTREME, PRO NITROUS AND PRO BOOST MINIMUM WEIGHTS

PDRA ANNOUNCES PRO EXTREME, PRO NITROUS AND PRO BOOST MINIMUM WEIGHTS

Posted Jan 15th 2014 @ http://competitionplus.com/drag-racing/news/27075-morning-news-sp-275045094

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 top PXM drivers and tuners.

“We only want to make changes that will benefit the class—in any class,” Moore stated. “We’ll have a complete set of rules out very soon, but felt it was important to get these minimum weights out there as soon as possible so everyone can start preparing accordingly.”

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PROFESSIONAL DRAG RACERS ASSOCIATION FORMED; ANNOUNCES 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE

PROFESSIONAL DRAG RACERS ASSOCIATION FORMED; ANNOUNCES 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE

Published January 6, 2014 @ http://dragstory.com/ws/?p=15824

SALTILLO, MS – A new organization has been formed to provide racers, fans and manufacturers involved with professional-level PDRA logooutlaw 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 then return to Richmond, Virginia on October 10th-11th for its conclusion at Virginia Motorsports Park.

At each stop on the 2014 PDRA series tour there will be eight eliminator categories contested, including Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Boost, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Junior Dragster.

Longtime racers Bob Harris and Rick Moore, both of North Carolina, have been called upon for PDRA’s day-to-day operations and will spearhead the upstart organization’s forward progress.

“There are still a few details to work out, but we are thrilled at the support that has already been shown by racers, track operators and potential sponsors behind the scenes,” says Harris. “I’ve been a racer for over 30 years, involved with Pro Mod for the last 5-6 years with a son who races, and I’ve seen this type of racing really grow. Truthfully, it’s very important that we preserve it, and I think the sport needs an organization like PDRA. I’m looking forward to working with Rick, who I’ve worked closely with before, and – bottom line – we’re going to make this deal better than anything that’s out there currently. We’ve got all the tools to do so, and we’re committed to making PDRA the premiere eighth-mile drag racing association in the world.”

Rules, purse structure and various other items will be announced in the coming days and weeks, as well as the creation of an official PDRA website or call Bob Harris (919-880-4962) or Rick Moore (336-382-9516) for more information.

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2014 New Schedule

Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Racers & Fans, here is a look at the 2014 Schedule we are working on. We still have a few races and events in the works but wanted to give everyone a look at all the fun and excitement we are planning for the 2014 season.

FEBRUARY

23rd NHRA Chassis Certification Day 8am
24th NHRA Chassis Certification Day 8am

MARCH

1st Test N Tune 12pm - 5pm
8th Test N Tune 12pm - 5pm
15th Test N Tune/ Gamblers Race 12pm - 5pm
21st Test N Tune 12pm - 5pm
22nd Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series Race #1 Gates open 12pm Time runs 2pm
23rd Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series Race#2 Gates open 8am Church Services 9am Time runs 10am
29th 1/4 mile Index Race / Test N Tune Gates open 12pm
30th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm

APRIL

4th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
5th Street Race on the Strip Gates open 12pm
5th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 10pm
6th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
8th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
11th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
12th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series #3 NHRA National Dragster Challenge Wally Race Gates 12pm time runs 2pm
13th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series #4 NHRA Good Guys Challenge Race #1 Gates 8am church 9am time runs 10am
18th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
19th Oklahoma Streetcar Shootout (all makes)
19th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 10pm
25th X275 MX235 Shootout Testing 10am - 4pm
25th X275 MX235 Shootout Qualifying 6pm & 8pm/Test N Tune Gates open 3pm
26th PMRA Motorcycle Race Gates 10am Time runs 12pm X275 MX235, Shootout Gates open12pm Q 3 at 2pm
26th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm
27th Hell Ride Motorcycle Race Gates 10am

MAY

2nd Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
3rd Mid America Mud Bog Race Gates open 12pm Races 2 pm
3rd Pontiac Nationals & BOP Challenge Gates 8am Racing 9am
3rd Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
4th Rain Date Hell Ride
9th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
10th Index Race 1/4 and 1/8 Gates 1pm Time runs 3pm
10th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
13th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
15th Osage Casino Throw Down in T Town Testing 2pm- 10pm
16th-17th Osage Casino Throw Down in T Town
18th Rain Date Osage Casino Throw Down in T Town
23rd Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
24th 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania Mud Bog Races
25th 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania Side by Side Fast track Race ATV/All vehicle Obstacle course
26th 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania ATV/All vehicle Obstacle course
30th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
31st Index Race 1/4 and 1/8 Gates 1pm Time runs 3pm
31st Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm

JUNE

1st Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
6th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
7th Street Race on the Strip Gates open 12pm
7th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
8th Import Faceoff Gates Open 9am Time Runs 11am
10th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
13th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
14th Mid America Ford Shelby Meet Gates at 7am racing 9am
14th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm
19th Osage Casino NHRA Regional Testing
20th, 21st,22nd Osage Casino NHRA Regional Race Dragsters / Funny Cars
27th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
28th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series #5 NHRA JR Drag Racing Challenge Wally Race /PMRA Motorcycle
Gates 10am PMRA Time Runs 12pm Bracket Time runs 2pm
29th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series #6 NHRA Good Guys Challenge Race #2 Gates 8am church 9am time runs 10am

JULY

4th CLOSED
5th SPECIAL EVENT
6th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
8th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
11th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
12th Mid America Mud Bog Race Gates3pm Races 5 pm
12th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Series #7 NHRA King of the Track Wally Race Gates 3pm Time runs 5pm
13th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Race #8 NHRA Good Guys Challenge Race #3 Gates 8am church 9am time runs 10am
17th X275, MX235, DRVW Testing 5pm -11pm
18th X275, MX235, DRVW Testing 10am - 4pm / Gates open 3pm Qualifying 7pm & 9pm
19th X275, MX235, DRVW Testing 9am - 3pm / Gates open 2pm Qualifying 4pm & 6pm Eliminations 8pm
20th X275 MX235 DRVW Rain Date
25th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
26th BIG MONEY MUDD RACE free tickets $10 car parking
31st National Bikers Round Up

AUGUST

1st National Bikers Round Up
2nd National Bikers Round Up
3rd National Bikers Round Up
8th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
9th Mid America Mud Bog Race Gates open 4pm Races 6pm
9th Index Race , MAKO Gates 4pm racing 6pm
9th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
10th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
12th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
14th PDRA/National Pro Mod Race Testing
15th PDRA/National Pro Mod Race
16th PDRA/National Pro Mod Race
17th PDRA/National Pro Mod Race Rain Date
22nd Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
23rd Conquer the Gauntlet
23rd Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm
24th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
29th 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania
30th 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania Mud Bog Races
31st 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania Side by Side Fast track Race ATV/All vehicle Obstacle course

SEPTEMBER

1st 4 Wheel Drive Mud Mania ATV/All vehicle Obstacle course
5th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
6th PMRA Motorcycle Race Gates open 12pm Time Runs 2pm 1/4 Mile Index Race
6th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
9th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
13th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Race #9 NHRA State Champion Wally Race Gates 3pm Time runs 5pm
14th Suburban Chevrolet Bracket Race#10 NHRA Good Guys Challenge Race #4 Gates 8am church 9am time runs 10am
19th Osage Casino Nitro Nationals & Old Time Drags Racer Gates 12pm Spectator Gates 6pm
20th Osage Casino Nitro Nationals & Old Time Drags Racer Gates 8am Spectator Gates 10am
21st Osage Casino Nitro Nationals & old Time Drags Rain Date
26th X275 MX235 Shootout Qualifying 6pm & 8pm/Test N Tune Gates open 3pm
27th X275 MX235 & 1/4 Mile index Race Gates open 12pm Qualifying 2pm, 4pm Eliminations 6pm
27th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm
28th T Town Drags Motorcycle Race Gates open 10am

OCTOBER

3rd Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
4th Big Money No Prep Race Anything Runs
5th Fun Day Sunday $10 to race street car and $8 to watch 1pm - 6pm
10th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
11th Mid America Mud Bog Race Gates open 2pm Races 4pm
11th OKSCA Mods Vs Rods/ Diesel Drags Gates 10am
11th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags Gates open 11pm
12th Duckus Crapus Duck Drags Invitation Only Race 10am
14th Hot Dogs & Hot Rods Car Club Night 6pm - 10pm
16th Osage Casino Throw Down in T Town Testing 2pm- 10pm
17th-18th Osage Casino Throw Down in T Town
19th Osage Casino Throw Down In T Town Rain Date
24th Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm
25th PMRA Motorcycle & Index Race Gates 10am Racing 12pm
25th Osage Casino Legendary Midnight Drags & Rollin Coal Diesel Power Plus Shootout Gates open 11pm
31st Test N Tune 6pm - 11pm

NOVEMBER

1st Thunder Jam Halloween BASH
8th Mopars at the park Gates open 8am
15th 1/4 Mile Index Race12pm -6pm
22nd Mako Finals Gates open 9am Racing 11am