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   12:17:49 PM   Site Last Updated:  03.30.2015 












 

03/27/15:::::::Rick Lindner named Director of Marketing & PR at MDIR

BUDDS CREEK, MD (March 27, 2015) – Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) is pleased to announce Rick Lindner as its new Director of Marketing and Public Relations. With multiple years of sports management, marketing and public relations experience, Lindner will be responsible for new sponsorship sales, advertising campaigns, public relations, working with media and vendors, press releases and assisting with directing events at MDIR.

Jason & Chris Miller will be inviting our Speed Unlimited E.T. Series racers to a Free “Racer Appreciation Test Session” on Saturday, April 4, 2015 for Top E.T., Mod E.T., Motorcycle, and Junior Dragster racers. We will open the gates earlier at 10am on the Speed Unlimited E.T. Series Kick-Off instead of the normal 1pm. Racers will be able to come in early and park for the day and get their pre-season tech completed on a comfortable schedule. There will also be a free test session from 11am-2pm for Top E.T., Mod E.T., Motorcycle, and Junior Dragster racers that purchase a tech card for the E.T. race on April 4th.

Jason Miller, MDIR Vice President & General Manager stated, “We know that the Speed Unlimited E.T. Series at MDIR is one of the toughest bracket racing programs in the country. Many of our racers freshen up and tweak their combos every year, and we wanted to provide them with a free test session at no charge to make sure their cars and bikes are running at 100% before official time runs start at 2pm. We have received so much positive feedback from our E.T. racers on our new guaranteed purses for 2015 that we wanted to take it one step further by adding a “Racer Appreciation Test Session” too. Thank you to all of our E.T. racers for your support, and let's make the 2015 season the best one yet!
 

01/27/15:::::::IHRA lowers minimum age for JR Race Car Junior Dragster competitors

The IHRA has announced that it has lowered the minimum age for kids eligible to participate in the JR Race Car Junior Dragster program to 7 years old. JR Race Car Junior Dragster is a popular racing program designed to give young racers an opportunity to compete on the racetrack and helps cultivate future drag racers. Today, JR Race Car Junior Dragster has grown dramatically and is offered at many of the IHRA tracks around the world. The JR Race Car Junior Dragster program is broken into three divisions, with the Beginner class welcoming racers ages 7 to 9 years of age.

01/23/15:::::::The 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Steering Committee

Elected steering committee members will now carry over as long as the member is willing to serve. If any member elects not to continue, we will contact points members from the previous season in order of position starting with first place.

01/22/15:::::::Get Ready for Another Revved-up, High Performance Season In Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster

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 2015.

01/22/15:::::::Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster Pro Purse to Continue

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 2015. Each weekly Junior Dragster winner is awarded $100 cash plus a trophy, the runner-up is awarded $50 cash plus a trophy and each semi-finalist will receive $25 cash.

01/13/15:::::::Important Racer Notes For the 2015 Season

MDIR will return to a traditional points system with one accumulative total for the season. Most Top & Mod ET points races will be on the 1/8 mile. However, the 1/4 mile points races including Mountain Motor Nationals, Jet Wars and SuperChargers Showdown will still count toward the one season points total.

01/13/15:::::::Top Sportsman Pros vs Joes Twin 5K's to be run at Door Wars

Attention all Top Sportsman racers - MDIR is proud to announce that the Pros vs Joes twin $5,000 to win races for Top Sportsman will be held again at the awesome Door Wars event on April 17-19, 2015. Two separate fields of Top Sportsman will compete for the $5,000 to win purse each day. The Pro's will be the Quickest 16 in qualifying each day and the Joe's will be the rest of the 5.99 and quicker field.

01/13/15:::::::Reserve Your Day & Come to Play With a Private Track Rental of Your Very Own

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! Your rental includes traction compound sprayed to the 60’ mark (additional spray can be purchased as far down the track as you need) as well as a certified Maryland EMT/Firefighter and ambulance.

01/12/15:::::::Reserved Pit Parking Update for the 2015 Season

Reserved pit parking spots are now available for the 2015 Speed Unlimited E.T. Series. All spot holders from the 2014 season will have until March 1, 2015 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.

01/09/15:::::::Top & Mod ET To Run 1/8 Mile on Weekly Events and 1/4 Mile on Special Events

For 2015, all of the weekly Speed Unlimited ET Series events for Top & Mod ET will be run on the 1/8 mile. Top & Mod ET will remain on the 1/4 mile at the feature shows like the Mountain Motor Nationals, Jet Wars, SuperChargers Showdown, Legends of Budds Creek, Ford Fever Classic and Mopar events. The gambler's races at all Test & Tunes will remain on the 1/4 mile (unless specifically promoted as an 1/8 mile event). Motorcycle will be run on the 1/4 mile at all events.

01/09/15:::::::Speed Unlimited Performance Center Celebrates 22 years of Support to the MDIR Racers

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. It has never been more important than now to reach out and support the businesses that help you and the local racing programs made for you. So the next time you’re shopping for performance, stop by Speed Unlimited and check out their amazing inventory and great prices.

01/09/15:::::::$5,000 to Win in Top ET on Fri & Sat at Both the Mountain Motor Nationals and SuperChargers Showdown

Attention all Top ET drivers, mark your calendars for two awesome weekends, the Mountain Motor Nationals on Friday & Saturday, May 8-9 and the Superchargers Showdown on Friday & Saturday, September 25-26. These events will feature a huge $5,000 to win payout each day! Purses on these races also include round money at $100 per round starting with 2nd round winners. These two events are the only 1/4 mile Top ET High Roller races for the 2015 season.  On Friday, we will run Top ET (only) along with the Pros - points will not be in effect.

01/09/15:::::::“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, Raider ET Challenge, Pit Bike Challenges and much more. Plus MDIR has more Big Buck races than any track around.

01/09/15:::::::MDIR Team Roster for the 2015 IHRA Division 1 Summit Team Finals at Piedmont Dragway

The Summit Team Finals will be held at Piedmont Dragway on Friday – Sunday, October 2-4, 2015. Full details for this event will be posted on the website as the Team Finals draws closer. Please note that the last day to qualify for the Team Finals and Sumit Super Series for Top, Mod and Junior Dragster will be Sunday, September 13, 2015.

01/09/15:::::::2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Weekly Purses & Entry Fees

Speed Unlimited Performance Center (located in Morningside, MD) continues their incredible support again in 2015 by funding the $10,000 E.T. Series points fund! Speed Unlimited has gone above and beyond the call of duty by continuing to support the MDIR racers for over 20 years straight. Please be sure to support those that support you and your love for racing. Check them out at speedunlimited.com or call 301-420-2727; you'll be amazed on how competitive their online sale prices are.  The Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship points fund will be paid based on the season points finish. The season points will end for all classes on Saturday, September 26, 2015

01/09/15:::::::Drum Discount Continues to Help Racers Save Money on Fuel Costs

Maryland Int’l Raceway will continue to offer a discount of $ .50 per gallon on all 55-gallon drum purchases for the 2015 racing season (racer is required to supply their own drum). This discount will be valid for all grades of racing fuel (MS 103 Unleaded, 110, C12, C16) as well as racing alcohol.

01/09/15:::::::2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Weekly Purses & Entry Fees

MDIR’s GUARANTEED weekly purse payout in the Speed Unlimited ET Series features $2,000 to win in Top ET (with $50 round money) & $3,000 to win in Top ET on select events (with $60 round money), $1,000 to win in Mod ET (with $30 round money), plus GUARANTEED second round winner money in both Top & Mod ET. The ET racer has been an important part to the success of MDIR and will always remain vital to its future. With great weekly payouts bundled into such an exciting series, MDIR is the best place to race!

01/09/15:::::::Crowd Pleasing "Last Man Standing" Format Continues at War on Wheels Events

The popular War on Wheels Wednesday nights will continue with the exciting Pro Mod "Last Man Standing". For this year, the always popular Fox Hunt (with all ladies admitted free) and the 1/4 mile Test & Tune will remain the same with a $1,000 to win Gambler's Race. The "Last Man Standing" Grudge format for Pro Mods features no qualifying - just line 'em up and go to WAR! The Last Man Standing in Pro Mod Grudge will get $4,000 to win, $1,000 runner-up, $500 to each semi finalist and $200 to each quarter finalist. This is a very unique format that's different than any other race at MDIR.

01/09/15:::::::Raider ET Challenge Series Celebrates 12th Year

The 12th annual Raider ET Challenge returns in 2015 as the most successful and prestigious ET series in the region. Plenty of cash, prizes and awards await the points champion in Top ET, Mod ET and Junior Dragster in this 8-race, all 1/8 mile series between Maryland Int’l Raceway, Virginia Motorsports Park and Richmond Dragway. MDIR, VMP and RD are proud to offer this exciting 1/8 mile series, and an additional $5,000 has once again been committed to the points fund to pay back under the champions.

01/08/15:::::::The Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship will return to a Season Long Points System

For 2015, MDIR will return to a traditional season long points system. Royce Miller, COO of IRG Sports + Entertainment stated, “While I really liked the Dash Playoffs for the track championships, it is a more complicated system. Many of the racers that chase the points prefer the one cumulative points program. So we have decided to go back to a traditional points system with the championships going to the best man/woman that wins the most rounds during the entire season.”

01/06/15:::::::Engine Diapers Directly Credited to Less Downtime in 2014

There was a marked improvement in downtime during the 2014 season and much is directly credited to the broader use of engine diapers. We continue to encourage all drivers that race purpose built race cars (not street cars) to consider putting an engine diaper on their car. The IHRA rulebook requires diapers in all of their pro classes plus Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Quick Rod. Any car that is supercharged or nitrous injected that runs 7.99 or quicker 1/4 or 5.00 or quicker 1/8 mile is also required to have a diaper per IHRA rules.

01/05/15:::::::Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” Celebrates 11th Year at MDIR

Rick Norris of Rick’s Jewelers has renewed the “Ring for the Queen” Challenge for 2015 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, Junior or Motorcycle. The challenge requires 6 Diamond Points to win.

11/25/14:::::::IHRA Announces Return to Sportsman National Event Racing at NJDRS Events

The International Hot Rod Association is excited to announce that it will be returning to national event-style drag racing for its sportsman competitors beginning in 2015 with increased payouts, contingency and prestige at Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events across North America.

The 2015 edition of the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will return to the look and feel of traditional national event style class racing...

09/18/14:::::::NMRA Returns to Maryland International Raceway on May 1-3, 2015

Santa Ana, CA (September 16, 2014) - The ProMedia Competition Department is proud to announce the return to Maryland in 2015. The 15th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals will be held on May 1-3, 2015 at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The family owned and operated facility is situated at nearly sea level for ideal atmospheric conditions. Meticulously maintained by Royce Miller and his family, the MIR quarter-mile is always ready for fast ETs and close competition...

 03/29/15 - Race Results - SUN, MARCH 29, 2015
 03/27/15 - Rick Lindner named Director of Marketing & PR at MDIR
 03/22/15 - Race Results - SUN, MARCH 22, 2015
 03/21/15 - Race Results - SAT, MARCH 21, 2015
 03/15/15 - Race Results - SUN, MARCH 15, 2015
 02/27/15 - Mickey Thompson IDBL Brochure
 02/27/15 - Raider ET Challenge Brochure
 01/27/15 - IHRA lowers minimum age for JR Race Car J/D competitors
 01/23/15 - The 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Steering Committee
 01/22/15 - Junior Dragster Open Flyer
 01/22/15 - Get Ready for a High Performance Season In Hubble Motorsports J/D
 01/22/15 - Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster Pro Purse to Continue
 01/21/15 - 2015 Hubble Motorsports Junior Dragster Program
 01/21/15 - 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Rules & Procedures
 01/13/15 - 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Points Calendar
 01/13/15 - Important Racer Notes For the 2015 Season
 01/13/15 - Top ET 5k at Superchargers Showdown Flyer
 01/13/15 - 10k-2k Poker Bash Flyer
 01/13/15 - Top ET 5k Triple Header Flyer
 01/13/15 - Top ET 5k at Mountain Motor Nationals Flyer
 01/13/15 - Top Sportsman Pros vs Joes at Door Wars Flyer
 01/13/15 - Top Sportsman Pros vs Joes Twin 5K's to be run at Door Wars
 01/13/15 - MDIR's 2015 Track Rental Program
 01/12/15 - Reserved Pit Parking Update for the 2015 Season
 01/09/15 - Top & Mod ET To Run 1/8 on Weekly & 1/4 on Special Events
 01/09/15 - Speed Unlimited Celebrates 22 years of Support to the MDIR Racers
 01/09/15 - $5k to Win in Top ET on Fri & Sat at Mountain Motor & Superchargers
 01/09/15 - “ET Central” Is Where It’s At
 01/09/15 - MDIR Team Roster for the 2015 IHRA Div. 1 Summit Team Finals
 01/09/15 - 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship Points Fund
 01/09/15 - Drum Discount Continues to Help Racers Save Money on Fuel Costs
 01/09/15 - 2015 Speed Unlimited ET Series Weekly Purses & Entry Fees
 01/09/15 - Crowd Pleasing "Last Man Standing" Format Continues at W.O.W.
 01/09/15 - Raider ET Challenge Series Celebrates 12th Year
 01/08/15 - Speed Unlimited ET Series will return to Season Long Points
 01/06/15 - Engine Diapers Directly Credited to Less Downtime in 2014
 01/05/15 - Don’t Miss the MDIR Racers Banquet - Sat, Feb. 21, 2015
 01/05/15 - Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” Celebrates 11th Year at MDIR





 

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