The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) makes its long-awaited return to historic Maple Grove Raceway with the ADRL Northeast Drags II presented by Penske on May 4-5. It is the third of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
With new classes, a World Championship format and expanded family fun midway, there is considerable excitement and anticipation surrounding the worldâ€™s premier eighth-mile drag racing league as it returns to Maple Grove for the second time. The ADRL made its debut at the track in 2011.
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRLâ€™s professional classes will make compete at Maple Grove, including Pro Junior Dragster (PJD), Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
Racing for the first time anywhere in the world in 2012 is the highly-anticipated SuperCar Showdown. The ADRL SuperCar Showdown will showcase the latest factory-produced, dealership-available automobiles in all-out drag racing with no handicap starts or performance restrictions, adding even more excitement to the ADRLâ€™s fast-paced show.
At the ADRLâ€™s debut at Maple Grove in 2011, Frankie Taylor set a new world record with an 1/8-mile pass of 3.581 in Pro Extreme, making it the quickest 1/8-mile ever in the United States. Khalid Al-Balooshi also piloted the first nitrous car in drag racing history to go 200 miles per hour in an 1/8-mile race at last yearâ€™s event.
The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at 12 p.m. On Saturday, the racing will begin at 12 p.m. with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 3:30 p.m., with special jet car passes and other exhibition runs concluding the evening on Friday and Saturday.
For more information on the ADRL Northeast Drags II presented by Penske, visit www.adrl.us/adrl-northeast-drags-ii/.
Tickets are $15 for adults Friday or Saturday, $25 for a two-day, full-event pass, free for children 12-under and will be on sale soon. They will available at Maple Grove Raceway or through www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets.
WHAT: The ADRL Northeast Drags II presented by Penske takes place May 4-5 at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. It is the third race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the third of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
Series includes seven all-professional, eighth-mile drag racing classes: Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
The ADRLâ€™s NEW SuperCar Showdown will also race at this event.
Pro Junior Dragsters (PJD) compete at each race and there will also be special exhibition jet car runs.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, 2012
WHERE: Maple Grove Raceway, 30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton, PA 19540
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
FRIDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m. Qualifying Round 1 at 12 p.m.; Qualifying Round 2 at 3:30 p.m.; Qualifying Round 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Gates Open at 10 a.m.; Qualifying Round 4 at 12 p.m.; Eliminations Round 1 at 3:30 p.m.; Jet Car at 9 p.m. Final Eliminations at 9:30 p.m.
TICKETS: On sale soon at www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets or by calling Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200
Friday Adult $15; Saturday Adult $15; Full Event Pass Adult $25; All Kids 12-Under Free; General Parking $10/day. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.
CONTACT: To contact the ADRL, call (855) 277-2375 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Maple Grove Raceway at (610) 856-9200 or by visiting www.maplegroveraceway.com. Â For media requests, please contact Josh Hachat with ADRL Communications at (740) 627-1423 or email@example.com
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)