Officials from the American Drag Racing League unveiled their 2013 tour schedule today during a press conference at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando, Fla. The most notable change is a switch to events being held on Saturdays and Sundays versus the ADRL’s traditional Friday – Saturday format. “After careful consideration and discussions with our racers and track partners, everyone agreed that holding our events on Saturday and Sunday was our best option going forward,” said ADRL President Kenny Nowling.
The season will launch on March 9 – 10 at with Dragpalooza IX at historic Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. The tour will then head to South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Ga. on April 13 – 14 for the Georgia Drags VII. The U.S. Drags VI will take place on June 8 – 9 at Virginia Motorsports Park located just outside of Richmond, Va. followed by the Summer Drags IX at US 131 Motorsports in Martin, Mich. on June 29 – 30. The ADRL will round out the summer at Memphis International Raceway with the running of the Memphis Drags IV on August 3 – 4. The tour will then head back to Rockingham Dragway for its most prestigious event, Dragstock X, on September 7 – 8. For the ninth straight year the season will wrap up in Texas with the ADRL World Finals IX at beautiful Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on October 19 – 20.
Two additional dates are being considered, however agreements were not finalized in time for this announcement. Expect a press release in the coming weeks announcing the remaining dates on the 2013 ADRL calendar.
2013 ADRL TOUR SCHEDULE
|March 9 – 10||Dragpalooza IX||Rockingham Dragway||Rockingham, N.C.|
|April 13 – 14||Georgia Drags VII||South Georgia Motorsports Park||Cecil, Ga.|
|June 8 – 9||U.S. Drags VI||Virginia Motorsports Park||Petersburg, Va.|
|June 29 – 30||Summer Drags IX||US 131 Motorsports Park||Martin, Mich.|
|August 3 – 4||Memphis Drags IV||Memphis International Raceway||Millington, Tenn.|
|Sept. 7 – 8||Dragstock X||Rockingham Dragway||Rockingham, N.C.|
|Oct. 19 – 20||World Finals IX||Royal Purple Raceway||Baytown, Texas|