Stops At Bristol, zMAX Dragway Highlight Debut Season
(December 8, 2012) – Featuring stops at two of the nation’s most prestigious tracks, along with races at a host of marquee locations, the X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) announced its 2013 season schedule in what is the highly-anticipated debut season from the new eighth-mile sanctioning body.
The schedule release came during an official press conference on Saturday at the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, and features events at historic Bristol Dragway and zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, along with seven more confirmed stops at standout facilities.
“We’re excited to give fans a schedule like this and one that will feature action-packed racing at some of the premier tracks in the nation,” X-DRL’s Jeff Mitchell said.
“The enthusiasm from the tracks we’re working with has been incredible, and that’s given us a great deal of excitement for our inaugural season. We’re all about racing and putting on a great show, and these outstanding tracks will undoubtedly present us that opportunity in 2013.”
An additional race could also be scheduled in the coming days for the potential of a 10-race season.
The first confirmed stop of the current nine-race schedule and the official start of the X-DRL’s debut season in 2013 will take place on April 6-7 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Okla. This will be the only race on the 2013 X-DRL schedule that takes place on Saturday and Sunday. The other eight events will take place on Friday and Saturday.
From there, the X-DRL will head to Bristol Dragway for a second April race, bursting onto the Thunder Valley scene on April 26-27.
The X-DRL will head south following its trip to Bristol, going to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La, on May 17-18.
In June, the X-DRL will visit Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, as the Midwest track will play host to the X-DRL on June 14-15.
On July 26-27, the X-DRL will head back to the East coast for an appearance at the fan-friendly and highly-regarded Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Md.
Dallas Raceway in Crandall, Texas is the destination for the sixth race of the 2013 season, as the X-DRL will visit the Texas track on Aug. 16-17.
Always a popular destination in the doorslammer scene, Virginia Motorsports Park, just outside of Richmond, will showcase the X-DRL on Sept. 20-21.
The first of two October races will take place on Oct. 4-5 at Montgomery Motorsports Park in Montgomery, Ala.
The 2013 season will then finish in fine fashion, as the X-DRL wraps up its inaugural campaign in the heart of doorslammer country with an event at the state-of-the-art zMAX Dragway.
That highly-anticipated finish to the year will take place Oct. 25-26 in Charlotte.
The X-DRL will offer competition and 1/8-mile racing in nine professional categories for the 2013 season. Those classes are:
• Pro X-treme
• Pro Nitrous
• X-treme Pro Stock
• Pro Turbo
• X-treme Pro Mod
• Top Dragster
• Top Sportsman
• Pro Junior Dragster
• Supercar Showdown
2013 X-DRL SCHEDULE
April 6-7: Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, Okla.
April 26-27: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.
May 17-18: No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La.
June 14-15: Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis
July 26-27: Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md.
Aug. 16-17: Dallas Raceway, Crandall, Texas
Sept. 20-21: Virginia Motorsports Park, Petersburg, Va.
Oct. 4-5: Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, Ala.
Oct. 25-26: zMAX Dragway, Charlotte, N.C.
TRP & Core Ministries are asking for your help. We are accepting donations for the victims affected by the wild fires over the weekend. We are asking for water, Gatorade, clothing, monetary donations and etc. You ca
n drop your donations off at Tulsa Raceway Park from 9am till 5pm today through Friday and then Saturday evening during the TNT and Midnight drags. We will be taking these items Sunday and Monday to them. All of us at TRP and Core Ministries thank you in advance for anything you can do.
Tulsa Raceway Park's new points and results software is up!
Tulsa Raceway Park’s owners, Keith Haney and Todd Martin, have been working in conjunction with 1320togo.com for a few months developing brand new software that will update points and results in REAL time! From staging to finish line, every increment of the race will be updated live, so before you leave the track, you know where you stand!
Keith came up with the idea and the owners of 1320togo.com did all the work! This software will change the face of drag racing at every track; no more calling and saying your points are wrong, or waiting on someone to update them 2 to 3 days later.
Tulsa Raceway Park works hard to be on the forefront of technology and the time spent behind the scenes making things better is second to none.
THUNDER JAM JULY 28, 2012 Update.
Gates open at Noon and Start Racing at 2:00, We will conduct 2 rounds of qualifying and one round of eliminations. Then take an hour break to start the Thunder Jam Pit party around 5:00 to 5:30. Come see Grave Digger, Ninja Turtle Monster Trucks along with Tulsa County Heat Wave Funny car and The Spirit of Alabama Jet Dragster. We have been told that Grave Digger will be smashing some trucks this weekend also, along with Drag Racing the Ninja Turtle truck. First round of Qualifying for the CBR Construction and Welding Outlaw Door Slammers Shootout class and second round of Bracket eleminations will resume approximately at 7:30.
We will finish the Finials of the CBR Construction and Welding Outlaw Door Slammers Shootout class during the Midnight Drags. Please note that the Midnight drags gate will not open until 11:00 pm if you wish to come in early you will have to pay the Thunder Jam spectator price. However if you watch the Thunder Jam Show you will only have to pay for a Tech card to race at the Midnights/ Carryover spectators to the Midnights are welcome at no charge.