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 races for the first time at Bristol Dragway, which is often considered the heart of doorslammer racing.
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRLâ€™s professional classes will make their Bristol debut, 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 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.
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.
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 Spring Drags III, visit www.adrl.us/adrl-spring-drags-iii.
Tickets are $15 for adults Friday or Saturday, free for children 12-under and available at Bristol Dragway or through www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets. Discount tickets are also available at area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.
WHAT: The ADRL Spring Drags III takes place April 20-21 at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, Tenn. It is the second race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the second 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) also compete at each race and there will also be special exhibition jet car runs.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2012
WHERE: Bristol Dragway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, Tennessee 37620
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 now www.adrl.us/schedule/tickets or by calling the Bristol Dragway ticket office at (423) 274-7865. Discount tickets are available at area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.
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 email@example.com. Contact Bristol Dragway at (423) 989-6933 or www.bristoldragway.com. For media requests, please contact Josh Hachat with ADRL Communications at (740) 627-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Spring Drags WinnersÂ (held at Palm Beach International Raceway)
Pro Extreme â€“ Joey Martin def. Jason Hamstra
Pro Nitrous â€“ Mike Castellana def. Burton Auxier
Extreme 10.5 â€“Billy Glidden
Pro Extreme Motorcycle â€“ Ashley Owens def. Carlos Wilkerson
Extreme Pro Stock â€“ Pete Berner def. Richie Stevens Jr.
Pro Junior Dragster â€“ J.C. Gloyd def. Kendall Thiesse
(Photo by ADRL/Grooms)