FuelTech Shakedown XXI Winner Breakdown
May 15, 2023The FuelTech Shakedown Nationals XXI saw a number of changes leading up to race week, then the popular event was staring eye-to-eye with a less than desirable weather forecast on Saturday, originally scheduled as the main elimination day. The rain-stricken forecast put a dent into the racer turnout and the affects were seen through the pit area as testing began on Thursday morning. Event officials made the tough decision to advance the elimination rounds into Friday evening after completing qualifying to try and complete the event for the racers and teams who attended the 2023 edition of the popular event that has seen primetime performances for so many years.
Event Preview: FuelTech Shakedown Nationals XXI
Apr 30, 2023One of the biggest spectacles of doorslammer drag racing, the FuelTech Shakedown Nationals, is returning to Virginia Motorsports Park on May 11-13 for its 21st running. Featuring some of the biggest names in heads-up outlaw racing from around the globe, Shakedown promises to once again raise the bar for both big tire quarter-mile and small tire eighth-mile action with more than $63,000 on the line.
PDRA's Mid-Atlantic Showdown Winners Crowned After Rain Delayed Event
Apr 24, 2023Two of the most prolific drivers in nitrous Pro Modified racing, Jim Halsey and “Tricky” Rickie Smith, squared off in the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous final round Sunday afternoon at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Classic Graphix. Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park, Halsey won when Smith went red. Halsey recorded a weekend-best 3.646-second pass to go back-to-back at the second stop on the 2023 PDRA tour.
2023 PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown At Virginia Motorsports Park Preview
Apr 17, 2023The stars and cars of the PDRA are coming in hot to Virginia Motorsports Park on April 20-22, 2023, for the PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown Presented by Classic Graphix.
How to Watch: 2023 Triple Threat Bracket Series: Race #1
Mar 2, 2023Here's how to watch the 2023 Triple Threat Bracket Series: Race #1 on FloRacing.
RC Components Named Official Race Wheel Of PDRA
Feb 6, 2023RC Components, a longtime manufacturer of racing wheels, has been named the Official Race Wheel of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA), series officials announced today. RC Components is the latest company to sign on in support of the PDRA’s 10th anniversary season.
PDRA World Champion Amber Franklin Announces Partnership With Red Line Oil
Feb 3, 2023As the 2022 season came to a close at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in December, Amber Franklin celebrated her second world championship in the PDRA series. Once in Pro Jr. Dragster and now, the first female to win a championship in the competitive series’ professional categories. Not only did she celebrate her championship, but she also took the time to further her racing program in hopes of continuing her winning ways in 2023 through new relationships and partnerships, including a leader in the motorsports lubricant industry, Red Line Oil. “Red Line Oil is a family; we are all enthusiasts for racing. We live and breath the sport, inside and out, it’s who we are,” said Beatty, brand director. “When we have the ability to work with someone like Amber, it is more than just business, it’s a family environment in their program and that is one of the many things that attracted our company to make this partnership a reality going into 2023.”
Straight Line Media Releases '2022 Drag Racing Wild Rides'
Jan 3, 2023Let's face it, everybody loves a clean, drama free drag race, but some of hte most exciting moments of the 2022 season came from unfortunate situations for some of our favorite drivers and teams. Our friends at Straight Line Media have released a 'Best Of' sorts of videos of the Wild Rides of the 2022 Drag Racing Season.
The Brian Olson Memorial PDRA World Finals In Photos
Oct 19, 2022PDRA Photographer Todd Dziadosz of TD Speed Shotz takes us on a journey in photos of the 2022 PDRA Brian Olson World Finals from Virginia Motorsports Park.
PDRA Cancels Monday Completion Of World Finals
Oct 18, 2022A combination of overnight rain and more inclement weather on Monday led Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) officials to cancel the remaining rounds of eliminations that were left to complete at the Proline Racing Brian Olson Memorial World Finals presented by ProCharger at Virginia Motorsports Park.
Event Preview: PDRA Brian Olson Memorial World Finals
Oct 3, 2022There’s only one last chance for drivers to capture wins and secure championships, and it’s going down on October 13-16, 2022, at Virginia Motorsports Park with the PDRA Pro Line Racing Brian Olson Memorial World Finals Presented by ProCharger.
Event Preview: COMP Cams Shakedown Nationals XX Presented by FuelTech
Sep 5, 2022Continuing to build on the history that began back at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, the COMP Cams Shakedown Nationals Presented by FuelTech will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Virginia Motorsports Park over the weekend of September 15-17, 2022.
Champions Crowned At Summit Equipment PDRA Pro Stars Night Of Fire
Aug 2, 2022Two weeks after Dane Wood reached his first final round in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous, the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) racer scored a $15,000 victory at the second annual Summit Racing Equipment PDRA ProStars race Saturday night during Virginia Motorsports Park’s K95 Richmond Night of Fire. The Virginia native recorded a 3.797-second pass at 199.88 MPH in the final round to defeat Ed “The Iron Man” Burnley and his 4.077 at 145.19.
Fields Set For Second Annual PDRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stars
Jul 27, 2022Race winners, world champions, top qualifiers, and consistent performers from the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) will come together for the second annual Summit Racing Equipment PDRA ProStars race during Virginia Motorsports Park’s K95 Richmond Night of Fire this Saturday, July 30. The special event will pay out over $60,000 to the winners in the PDRA’s professional, sportsman, and Jr. Dragster classes.
PDRA Pulling Out All the Stops For Second Annual Summit Racing ProStars
Jul 25, 2022FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Nearly $70,000 in prize money will be on the line when the stars of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) square off in the second annual Summit Racing Equipment PDRA ProStars race during Virginia Motorsports Park’s K95 Night of Fire on July 30. Along with the ProStars race, the entertainment-centric event will also include country music concerts, jet dragsters, nostalgia Funny Cars, a wheelstander, fireworks, and more.