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 Virginia Motorsports Park, which was named the 2011 ADRL Track of the Year.
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRLâ€™s professional classes will make compete at VMP, 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.
As part of the racing weekend, a special one-race event in the Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman class will take place. Entitled the Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman â€œClash of the Titans,â€ this 32-car qualifying field will offer a $10,000 prize for the winner and nearly a $30,000 total payout during the event for TS racers, which immediately makes it one of the most anticipated events on the 2012 ADRL Tour and in Top Sportsman history.
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.
The ADRL has made VMP an annual stop on its tour, thanks to excellent driver participation and fan turnout.
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 U.S. Drags V, go to http://www.adrl.us/adrl-u-s-drags-v/.
Tickets are $15 for adults Friday or Saturday, $25 for a two-day, full-event pass, free for children 12-under and are available by calling the Virginia Motorsports Park Box Office at (804) 862-3174.
WHAT: The ADRL U.S. Drags V takes place at Virginia Motorsports Park on June 22-23. It is the fifth race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the fifth 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 32-car Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman â€œClash of the Titansâ€ also takes place at this event.
The ADRLâ€™s revolutionary 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, June 22-23, 2012
WHERE: Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
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 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 by calling Virginia Motorsports Park at (804) 862-3174.
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 VMP at www.vmpdragm.com/drag or (804) 862-3174. Â For media requests, please contact Josh Hachat with ADRL Communications at (740) 627-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)