Bradenton Motorsports Park Begins Major Renovations To Track Surface
Jun 22, 2022In a day and age where track closures seem to make headlines far too often, the Drag Racing Community was in need of the news of Bradenton Motorsports Park (BMP) beginning the project of renovations to improve the track for racers and fans alike. When Victor Alvarez bought BMP four years ago, he had big dreams of turning it into one of the best facilities in the country for year-round drag racing of every kind. Flash forward four years, throw a global pandemic into the mix, and Victor's goal is still quickly becoming a reality.
Event Preview: 5th Annual Battle in the Bay at Bradenton
Mar 14, 2022The Florida N/T grudge and no time racing organization brings the heat to Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida with the 5th Annual Battle in the Bay race on March 25-26, 2022.
Event Preview: 20th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem
Mar 7, 2022A new season of drag racing starts fresh for the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) when the 20th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem Presented by Holbrook Racing Engines gets going at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, on March 18-20, 2022.
Event Preview: 28th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Feb 28, 2022Kicking off the new season of National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) competition, the 28th Annual NMRA Spring Break Shootout rolls into Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park over the weekend of March 4-6, 2022.
U.S. Street Nationals Eliminations Canceled Due To Cold Weather
Jan 31, 2022Another full day of forecasted cold weather led to the cancellation of Sunday eliminations at the 17th annual U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons at Bradenton Motorsports Park. The race will not be rescheduled, and the guaranteed payout funds will be distributed to all drivers left in competition.
Jim Halsey Leads Rain-Shortened U.S. Street Nationals Pro Mod Qualifying
Jan 29, 2022Three-time and defending PDRA Pro Nitrous world champion Jim Halsey is kicking off his 2022 season as the provisional No. 1 qualifier in M&M Transmission Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering at Bradenton Motorsports Park’s 17th annual U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons.
60 Pro Mods To Battle For 32 Spots, $32,000 At U.S. Street Nationals
Jan 26, 2022A full list of 60 drivers will fight for the right to race in the 32-car, $32,000-to-win M&M Transmission Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering field at the U.S. Street Nationals presented by Diamond Pistons at Bradenton Motorsports Park this weekend. The race serves as the kickoff of the 2022 outlaw drag racing season, with a host of small-tire classes set to join the headlining Pro Mod show.
Event Preview: U.S. Street Nationals Presented by Diamond Pistons
Jan 17, 2022Kicking off the 2022 season with nonstop action and the biggest names in doorslammer drag racing, the 17th Annual U.S. Street Nationals Presented by Diamond Pistons is going down at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park on January 28-30 and has served as the “Outlaw Winter Warm-Up Since 2005.”
Melanie Salemi Scores $50,000 At 50th Snowbird Outlaw Nationals
Dec 6, 2021A field of 50 Pro Mod drivers entered qualifying on Friday at the 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks, and after five rounds of eliminations on Sunday, Melanie Salemi was left standing as the $50,000 winner of the Bradenton Motorsports Park event. In the final round, Salemi recorded a 3.65-second pass at 206.83 mph to defeat Ken Quartuccio and his 3.692 at 198.12.
Daniel Pharris Leads 32-Car Pro Mod Field Going into Snowbird Finals
Dec 5, 2021After 50 Pro Modified entries took to the Bradenton Motorsports Park eighth mile in qualifying for the 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks, Daniel Pharris ended up the No. 1 qualifier with a 3.616-second pass at 207.50 mph. Pharris and 31 other drivers go into eliminations in M&M Transmission Outlaw Pro Mod presented by Carmack Engineering on Sunday morning. Along with Pro Mod, the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals include a number of other big-tire, small-tire and sportsman classes. The No. 1 qualifiers are Manny Buginga (Pro 275 presented by FuelTech), Daryl Stewart (Voss Wheelie Bars Outlaw 632 presented by $hameless Racing), Justin Palmer (X275 presented by Precision Shaft Technologies), Matt Bell (Limited Drag Radial presented by Mickey Thompson Tires), Brian Keep (Ultra Street presented by TRZ Motorsports), Jerry Norton (5.50 Index), Pat Nanney (6.50 Index), Mark Oakes (7.50 Index), and Spencer Allen (4.60 Bike). Driving the ProCharger-boosted GALOT Motorsports ’69 Camaro, Pharris shot to the No. 1 spot in the first qualifying session on Friday night with his 3.616. He held the top spot over two more qualifying sessions on Saturday, holding off the 3.618 at 211.86 of Mike Decker Jr. in his screw-blown Decker’s Salvage “Big Change” ’17 Camaro. Eric Dillard (3.62 at 208.04), Randy Weatherford (3.636 at 207.75), and Scott Wildgust (3.638 at 207.78) rounded out the top 5. The No. 1 and No. 32 qualifiers were separated by just a tenth of a second, as former small-tire star Tim Slavens recorded a 3.717 at 215.41 in his new twin-turbocharged “Wolverine II” ’69 Camaro to sit on the bump spot of the 32-car Pro Mod field. Manny Buginga led the Pro 275 qualifying order with a 3.669 at 202.73 in his ProCharger-fed ’03 Mustang. Daryl Stewart in his nitrous-assisted Chassis Engineering ’15 Camaro went around 2021 PDRA Pro Outlaw 632 world champion Wes Distefano with a 4.163 at 171.23 to take the No. 1 spot in Outlaw 632. In X275, Justin Palmer drove his small-block-powered ’90 Mustang to a 4.198 at 166.70 to qualify No. 1. Matt Bell earned the No. 1 spot in Limited Drag Radial on the strength of a 3.948 at 195.25 in his turbocharged ’93 Mustang. Florida’s own Brian Keep kept the Ultra Street No. 1 qualifier award in the Sunshine State with his 4.476 at 153.95 in his ProCharged ’98 Camaro. The 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks continues Sunday with final eliminations in all classes. For qualifying sheets and other results, visit the Bradenton Motorsports Park Facebook page.
10 Things to Watch For at the 50th Annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals
Dec 3, 2021There’s always a certain excitement surrounding the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals, as it typically comes as the last major event of the drag racing season.
Lyle Barnett Among 50 Pro Mod Drivers Set For 50th Snowbird Nationals
Dec 2, 2021Two-time NHRA Pro Mod event winner Lyle Barnett is one of the 50 Pro Modified drivers locked in to race for the celebratory $50,000 payday at this weekend’s 50th annual Snowbird Outlaw Nationals presented by Motion Raceworks at Bradenton Motorsports Park. Along with Pro Mod, the event will feature Outlaw 632, radial racing, jet cars and more.
Event Preview: 50th Anniversary Snowbird Outlaw Nationals
Nov 21, 2021The season-ending capstone of doorslammer drag racing, the 50th Anniversary Snowbird Outlaw Nationals Jet Jam Night of Fire Presented by Motion Raceworks, is going down on December 3-5, 2021, at Florida’s iconic Bradenton Motorsports Park.
Event Preview: FL2K21 Presented by BC
Oct 4, 2021One of the premier combination roll racing and drag racing events in the country, the 2021 edition of the famed FL2K is going down at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park on October 7-10.
How to Watch: 2021 PDRA Summer Shootout
Mar 23, 2021Watch the 2021 PDRA Northern Nationals live on FloRacing!