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01/26/17:::::::IHRA Super Rod Racers Will Compete for A $5,000 Sunday Bonus...



In 2014 Super Rod racers in Division 1 began enjoying a class bonus thanks to an anonymous donation in support of the class competitors in that region. The Super Rod bonus program has evolved over the past few years and for 2017 will reward IHRA Super Rod competitors at select Summit Sportsman National Championship events in the Northeast.

04/19/17:::::::IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship on ESPN

Summit Racing Equipment continues its partnership with IHRA with a program that will launch in 2017 and will aim to move IHRA class racing away from regional structure and focus on a national structure. The Summit Sportsman National Championship is designed to provide a more enjoyable and competitive program through an industry leading points fund, flexibility of schedule and claims structure.

04/17/17:::::::RACINGJUNK.COM NAMED OFFICIAL ONLINE CLASSIFIEDS PROVIDER

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2017) — IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE), a global leader in marketing and promoting of sports live entertainment experiences, has partnered with RacingJunk.com, the world’s No. 1 Racing & Performance classifieds website, as its official classifieds provider for the International Hot Rod Association and IRGSE’s sports facilities.



 

03/23/17:::::::Annual All-American Classic Returns in 2017

LOS ANGELES – An All-American original returns in 2017 for the 31st annual original Super Chevy Show auto show tour that will once again bring together the largest collection of Chevrolet vehicles in one place as part of the multi-day, multi-location event that has grown to include eight markets across the
U.S. Starting in Memphis on Friday, April 7 and continuing through eight cities until the final event October 13-14 in Tucson, Ariz.



 

02/20/17:::::::MDIR Honors 2016 Track Champions at Racers' Banquet

MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (February 20, 2017) – Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) 2016 Track Champions were crowned on Saturday February 18, 2017 during the Awards Presentation and Racer Party at the Waldorf Jaycee Community Center in Waldorf, Maryland.

02/02/17:::::::Attention Motorcycle Enthusiasts!

The 2017 International Drag Bike League season is just around the corner. Make plans now to be a part of the most exciting sport on two wheels! The IDBL returns with four big events at MDIR this season as well as an end-of-year Word Finals event at Rockingham Dragway.

02/01/17:::::::Summit Sportsman National Championship on ESPN3 Viewing Q&A



Below is a Q&A overview of details regarding the upcoming ESPN3 Live Stream broadcast of the Summit Sportsman National Championship and how to access the content on the WatchESPN app. This should assist you in easily connecting to the broadcast this weekend from Immokalee Regional Raceway.

01/30/17:::::::IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - After a nearly two-decade hiatus, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and ESPN have signed a multi-year agreement for the worldwide leader in sports to resume its partnership with the IHRA. The agreement is effective immediately; broadcasts begin when the 2017 IHRA Drag Racing season opens Feb. 3-5 at Immokalee Regional Raceway in Immokalee, Fla.


01/12/17:::::::MDIR Announces Speed Unlimited ET Series Updates

Rule Change in Mod ET Allows Motorcycles to Qualify for IHRA Bracket Finals



MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (January 12, 2017) – Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) announces the following two updates for the 2017 season in the Mod ET class as part of the Speed Unlimited ET Series hosted by MDIR.

Motorcycles to Run in Mod ET Beginning in 2017:

Beginning with the first 2017 Speed Unlimited ET Series event scheduled for April 1st, motorcycles will run with Mod ET. This rule update will allow bikes to compete for higher purses and for the first time, be able to compete to participate in the IHRA Team Finals event hosted again this season by MDIR September 28-October 1. Bikes for the first time will also be able to qualify for the 2017 IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals held October 20-22 at Memphis International Raceway.

Air and Electric Shifters are now permitted in Mod ET:

Also beginning in 2017 for Mod ET, air and electric shifters will be permitted beginning with the first Speed Unlimited ET Series event scheduled for April 1st. This rule change puts the class in alignment with most other tracks in the region and the Team Finals.

Maryland International Raceway wants to thank all of its great ET Series racers for their continued support and looks forward to another exciting season in 2017. The Speed Unlimited ET Series is a major part of the backbone of MDIR’s racing program and promises to continue; delivering fun and friendly competition for you and your family to enjoy.

To view the complete 2017 MDIR Schedule, click the following link:
http://www.mirdrag.com/v2/schedule/

For IHRA Summit SuperSeries Information, click the following link:
http://www.ihra.com/images/2017/2017-IHRA-SUMMIT-SS-FLYER-V2.pdf
 


“ET Central” Is Where It’s At

Be sure to check in regularly to the “ET Central” section on MDIR's website to stay informed on everything ET at MDIR. The Speed Unlimited ET Series at Maryland Int'l Raceway is one of the best in the country featuring great programs like the Rick's Jewelers Ring for the Queen, Summit Super Series, Team Finals at home track, Guaranteed Purses and much much more. These exciting programs only enhance what is already a great weekly program.

With all of these special programs and the detailed information posted on our website, it can be easy to miss important information or at times difficult to find specific information. So be sure to click on “ET Central” on the main menu. All stories, information, rules, procedures, etc. pertaining to MDIR’s Speed Unlimited ET series will be conveniently listed in one location. Click and see why MDIR is the place to race for all ET racers!
 

01/12/17:::::::Reserve Your Day & Come to Play With a Private Track Rental of...



Maryland Int’l Raceway is available around the year for weekday testing (weather permitting of course). This is a very easy and affordable program available to racers looking for that extra edge they’re sure to get with private track time. Private test sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm… 8 full hours of daylight fun!

01/12/17:::::::Get Ready for Another Revved-up, High Performance Season In...

Maryland Int’l Raceway has one of the best weekly Junior Dragster programs in the country; with some of the greatest junior racers and families. Ron Hubble of Hubble Motorsports has continued his incredible support for the Junior Dragster program for 2017. Each weekly Junior Dragster winner is awarded $250 cash plus a trophy, the runner-up is awarded $100 cash plus a trophy and each semi-finalist will receive $50 cash. As always, second round winners are given a trophy when they bring their time slip to Race Control...


01/12/17:::::::Speed Unlimited Performance Center Celebrates 24 years of...

No other business has supported the region's ET and street car racers like Speed Unlimited Performance Center in Morningside, MD. Their sponsorship provides the Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship Points Fund as well as support for the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Street Car Series.

01/12/17:::::::Reserved Pit Parking Update for the 2017 Season

Reserved pit parking spots are now available for the 2017 Speed Unlimited E.T. Series. All spot holders from the 2016 season will have until March 1, 2017 to renew. If you are interested in a pit parking spot or would like additional information about the program, please call the track office at 301-884-9833...

01/12/17:::::::Import Racer Notes Continued

Weekly Speed Unlimited ET Series schedule for 2017

1:00 pm - Gates Open
2:00 pm - Time Trials all classes including Test & Tune time runs
Run order J/D, Top, Mod
5:00 pm – Eliminations all classes J/D Top ET, Mod ET. Test & Tune time runs continue

Motorcycles will now run with Mod ET. This will allow bikes to compete for higher purses and qualify for the bracket finals...

01/11/17:::::::Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” Celebrates 13th Year at MDIR

Rick Norris of Rick’s Jewelers has renewed the “Ring for the Queen” Challenge for 2017 to make it 11 years strong. This is one of the most unique and innovative programs ever held for the ET Racers at MDIR. A certified full one-carat ladies diamond solitaire ring (with a retail value of $9,600) is once again up for grabs in the Speed Unlimited ET Series – which is open for any racer to win in Top, Mod, and Junior Dragster

 

01/04/17:::::::IDBL Announces Pro Stock Motorcycle Testing Takeover at MDIR's...

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (January 3, 2017) - The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud to announce the creation of the Pro Stock Motorcycle testing takeover - a fun-for-all celebration of the sport of motorcycle drag racing. All Pro Stock Motorcycle racers and crews, past and present, are invited to the IDBL MTC Summer Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) May 19-21 for a free weekend test session.

12/08/16:::::::New IHRA Membership Fee for 2017; Upgraded Membership Benefits

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (December 7, 2016) - As the second-largest drag racing sanctioning body in the world, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) continues to evolve its unique drag racing programs, implement new technologies and find ways to boost events for racers, fans and sponsor partners. To ensure the IHRA has the resources to support their mission, IHRA executives have announced a new annual membership starting January 9, 2017, for members world-wide.

12/08/16:::::::IRG Sports + Entertainment and Street Racing Made Safe Announce...

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (December 8, 2016) - IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE), a global leader in marketing and promoting of sports and live entertainment experiences, and Street Racing Made Safe (SRMS), a leading national promoter of street racing lifestyle style event announced a three-year partnership today which will see over 100 race-events from this fast growing segment of racing lifestyle programming. SRMS will bring their program to IRGSE-owned properties; Palm Beach International Raceway, Memphis International Raceway, Maryland International Raceway and Cordova International Raceway starting in 2017 and via IRGSE's ownership of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) sanctioning body...

12/08/16:::::::IDBL Real Street Category Rule Revisions; $5,000 to win race

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (December 8, 2016) -The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announced today rule revisions in the Real Street category for the 2017 season. The adjustment is specifically for the all-motor category in an effort to maintain parity and give more wheelbase to heavier rides. "Real Street is one of the most exciting, intriguing and diverse categories in the IDBL. There are dozens of combinations for riders of all different body weights," IDBL president Jack Korpela said. "We saw some great racing in 2016, and with some minor changes we hope for even better side-by-side racing in 2017."

12/06/16:::::::IHRA Announces 2017 Summit Sportsman Programs

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (December 6, 2016) - The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), the world’s second-largest drag racing sanctioning body, is gearing up for 2017 with two National sportsman programs highlighting the season. The bracket racing based Summit SuperSeries will make its return to IHRA-sanctioned member tracks for the 16th season and the newly formed Summit Sportsman National Championship, which takes the place of the Summit Pro-Am Tour regional format, will make its debut for class racing competitors.

12/01/16:::::::IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment Continue their Long-Standing...

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (November 30, 2016) - The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) is pleased to announce that Summit Racing Equipment will continue their long-standing relationship with the IHRA by renewing their commitment to IHRA’s sportsman racers through class racing and bracket racing programs. The renewal of the partnership with Summit Racing Equipment also includes some updates to the existing sportsman programs. The Summit Pro-Am Tour will be replaced and move from a divisional based system to a national based points system in 2017...

11/22/16:::::::The IDBL is pleased to announce its 2017 season schedule...

 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (November 21, 2016) - The International Drag Bike League (IDBL) announced today the 2017 season schedule. The 2017 tour will include five events with four taking place at its flagship location, Maryland International Raceway (MDIR), and the addition of a race at Rockingham Dragway.

 04/17/17 - Racingjunk.com Named Official Online Classifieds Provider
 04/17/17 - Race Results - Saturday, April 15, 2017
 04/17/17 - Race Results - Friday, April 14, 2017
 04/10/17 - Race Results - Saturday, April 8, 2017
 04/03/17 - Race Results - Sunday, April 2, 2017
 03/27/17 - Race Results - Sunday, March 26, 2017
 03/23/17 - Annual All-American Classic Returns in 2017
 02/20/17 - MDIR Honors 2016 Track Champions at Racers' Banquet
 02/02/17 - Attention Motorcycle Enthusiasts!
 02/01/17 - Summit Sportsman National Championship on ESPN3 Viewing Q&A
 01/30/17 - IHRA DRAG RACING RETURNS TO ESPN
 01/26/17 - IHRA Super Rod Racers Will Compete for A $5,000 Sunday Bonus At MDIR
 01/04/17 - IDBL Announces Pro Stock Motorcycle Testing Takeover at MDIR's MTC
 12/13/16 - Maryland International Raceway Announces 2017 Season Schedule
 12/08/16 - New IHRA Membership Fee for 2017; Upgraded Membership Benefits
 12/08/16 - IRG Sports + Entertainment and Street Racing Made Safe Announce...
 12/08/16 - IDBL Real Street Category Rule Revisions; $5,000 to win race
 12/06/16 - IHRA Announces 2017 Summit Sportsman Programs
 12/01/16 - IHRA and Summit Racing Equipment Continue their Long-Standing Part...
 11/28/16 - Race Results - Sunday, November 27, 2016
 11/22/16 - The IDBL is pleased to announce its 2017 season schedule


 

 

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