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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...

09/16/14:::::::PMRA teams preparing for no-holds-barred shootout in Maryland

CAYUGA, ONTARIO (September 16, 2014) – The Pro Modified Racing Association is gearing up for a return to Maryland later this month for the second annual International Pro Mod Challenge at the SuperChargers Showdown.

Billed as Canada versus the USA, the PMRA Pro Modifieds will take to the track at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, MD for a return showdown with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association September 26-27...

09/05/14:::::::2014 MIR Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

MIR is proud to announce the 2014 MIR Legends Hall of Fame Inductees. The three selections include long time racer, team owner and major MIR sponsor, Eli Patrick from Purvis Ford; colorful and entertaining announcer for over 20 years, Joe "Plug" Haislipp; and the father and son duo known for their Ford Mavericks, Pop and Francis Reynolds. These Legends will be inducted on Saturday Sept 13th, at the Legends at Budds Creek event at MIR.

09/11/14:::::::2014 Autofab Raider ET Series Points Battles Shaping Up

This past weekend, MIR hosted the 3rd of 4 two race weekends for the 2014 Autofab Racecars Raider ET Series. The event, which draws cars from all around the DC, Richmond area, is the biggest big money bracket series in the Mid Atlantic. More than 440 different racers have participated in the 6 events held thus far over all three classes. This past weekend, with threatening weather forecasted for Saturday afternoon and evening, the plan was set that any racing that was unable to be completed, would be run on Sunday. But before that could even be considered, many racers showed up early on Friday night to take their shot at collecting some quick cash in some Hi-Roller races.

09/03/14:::::::Congratulations to the Summit Team Finals Qualifiers in 1/4 Mile Top ET, 1/4 Mile Mod ET and the WildCard Winners

 
TOP ET 1/4 TOP ET 1/8 MOD ET 1/4 MOD ET 1/8
JOHN ZIAKAS LARRY BOSWELL BRADLEY TIPPETT BOBBY MATTERA
JOE ECHINO JEFFREY JONES GEORGE WINDSOR BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN
WILL KIVETT KENNY SNYDER TONY MATTERA ED TALBERT
BRENT MARTIN MICHAEL COCKRELL ROBERT HATTON JR FRANCIS REYNOLDS JR
JOSEPH MARTIN JASON PARKER RICK BLACKBURN CHRIS SAULNIER
ROBERT JONES JERRY LANGLEY STEVE CROSS SR WILLARD HAMMOND
MARTY MARTIN JIMMY TAYMAN WC - PAT ESTEVEZ
JENNIFER NEBEL STEVE MORGRET
WC - JAYCEE LARGENT
 
JUNIOR DRAGSTER
JACOB MATTERA ROBERT ESTEVEZ LOGAN HUBBELL
TREY LINASSI PATRICK ESTEVEZ JR RAY SNOOTS
AJ JENKINS ADRIANA ESTEVEZ LOUIE ESTEVEZ
WC - MICHAEL HANKINSON
ALT - JENNA COCKRELL
 

08/26/14:::::::Ron Rhodes Clinches X275 Title

Of the 4 X275 events held at Maryland International Raceway this season, they have all shared 1 common result. That result, is Townsend Delaware’s Ron Rhodes making a final round appearance. In a five race series Ron and his BES 23 degree Nitrous Small Block Chevrolet 68 Camaro, tallied up two event wins and two runner ups wrapping up the championship title with 1 more event remaining on the calendar. Rhodes has been stone cold consistent at MIR and is the only racer to log an E.T. in the 4.50’s at all 4 of this year’s events. At a venue where the drag radial based classes are referred to as “The Shark Tank” for its fierce competition, it goes without saying that bringing home a championship is no easy feat at MIR.

08/15/14:::::::Door Car Vets Bob Patton and Jeffrey Jones Win Top ET at Raider ET Series

Another big weekend of bracket racing at Maryland Int’l Raceway is in the books. This past weekend, MIR hosted it annual $10K/$2K Poker Bash where big money was at stake in all classes, including Junior Dragster where racers could take home $500+ each day as well. In what is becoming a new tradition at MIR leading up to a big money bracket race, racers had a chance to pick up some early cash during the Friday night Test and Tune. In 4 different Hi-Roller races, several drivers were able to kick start their weekend and line their pockets with some quick cash.

08/12/14:::::::MIR names Gary Simons as new Operations Manager

The Miller Family would like to welcome Gary Simons to the team as the new Operations Manager for Maryland International Raceway. Gary and his wife Juli are relocating from New York where he has been assisting with the operations of SHCRA and the ESTA Dragstrip plus he has spent some time behind the microphone as well. Gary will be taking over the human resources department at Maryland International Raceway and will be doing the hiring, training, and scheduling for our track officials, security guards and announcers.

08/12/14:::::::Robert Jones Wins 2014 Rick’s Jewelers Ring for the Queen


The Rick’s Jewelers Ring for the Queen program in the Speed Unlimited ET Series rewards the drivers across the series in its 4 classes for perfection. A perfect reaction time or running dead on your dial in any bogie or elimination round, qualifies you for a diamond point. The time slip from the run where the diamond point was earned, must be verified and initialed by a tower official before the end of racing that day. In previous seasons, the first ET Series racer to accumulate 5 diamond points was declared the winner, and received a diamond solitaire ring valued at $9,600. However, for the 2014 season, the magic number was raised to 6 diamond points.

08/05/14:::::::Autofab Race Cars Raider ET Challenge Rescheduled to Oct 11-12 at MIR

Autofab Race Cars Raider ET Challenge Rescheduled to Oct 11-12 at MIR

The twice weather cancelled Autofab Race Cars Raider ET Challenge at Virginia Motorsports Park has been rescheduled to October 11-12th at Maryland International Raceway.  There just was not a date available in VMP's schedule to complete the event without going into late November.  The decision was made to finish the series on October 11-12th at MIR - which already had a Saturday and Sunday Speed Unlimited ET series double-header weekend scheduled.

The MIR Dash Playoff points and the Southern Maryland Outlaw Top Sportsman Series will be held as previously scheduled. So mark your calendars for the three great Autofab Raider ET Series weekends at MIR on Aug 9-10, September 6-7 and October 11-12th!

Click here to view the event page!
 

Special Note from Royce Miller

When considering the rescheduling options, all three tracks looked at their schedules to try and find an available date that did not conflict with ET points races at the other partner tracks.  While Virginia Motorsports Park did have a couple of possible dates on their schedule, those dates conflicted with the ET Points races at the other partner tracks.  A special thanks goes out to Richmond Dragway and Virginia Motorsports Park for their selfless consideration for what was best for the overall series.

 

07/31/14:::::::2 x 5 = Top Fuel History at MIR


For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles took to the meticulously prepped quarter mile at Maryland International Raceway. It was the WPGC Bike Fest this past weekend, July 25-27, and while just being there guaranteed a certain amount of history for both the series and the sport, no one was expecting a significant milestone moment. So when the scoreboards lit up with the world’s first ever side-by-side, 5 second motorcycle pass, pandemonium spread through the record-setting crowd.

07/31/14:::::::Outlaw Drag Radial anticipation at an all-time high

After almost a two month layoff, the Outlaw Drag Radial category returns to Maryland International Raceway this Friday night August 1st. Teams have benefited from the time off to help improve and refine their programs which should make for an epic throw down in a class that has risen from the ashes at MIR in 2014. 18 Car’s fought it out at the last event on June 6th, a very strong car count that put on a show fans at MIR won’t soon forget. Several records were broken at the last event including the fastest quick 8 field in ODR history, requiring a 4.66 elapsed time just to get into the show.

07/29/14:::::::Fenton, Bodmer, Spicer and Reynolds Claim Poker Bash $10K, $2K Victories

Another big weekend of bracket racing at Maryland Int’l Raceway is in the books. This past weekend, MIR hosted it annual $10K/$2K Poker Bash where big money was at stake in all classes, including Junior Dragster where racers could take home $500+ each day as well. In what is becoming a new tradition at MIR leading up to a big money bracket race, racers had a chance to pick up some early cash during the Friday night Test and Tune. In 4 different Hi-Roller races, several drivers were able to kick start their weekend and line their pockets with some quick cash.

07/22/14:::::::Junior Dragster: Stars of Tomorrow, Today. IHRA Junior Dragster Team Finals Event Recap


What started as a concept idea in the early 1990’s, has turned into one of the most competitive and exciting classes in drag racing. Giving young children between the ages of 8-17 the opportunity to idolize the biggest names in the sport, with cars that replicate Top Fuel dragsters, some even designed as mini Funny cars. Competing on many of the same tracks all over the world that host some of the fastest racecars on the planet, the boys and girls that drive junior dragster, do it for the same reason as their quarter mile idols, love of the sport.

07/16/14:::::::S&J Racecars to sponsor $3,000 to win purse at Test & Tune on Sunday, Sept 28

S&J Racecars has signed on to sponsor a $3,000 to win Top ET 1/8 mile Race during MIR’s Test & Tune event on Sunday, September 28, 2014. This race completes the weekend, following MIR’s two Top ET $5k races being held on Saturday and Sunday during the International Pro Mod Challenge and Speed Unlimited ET Series on September 26-27, 2014. All Top ET cars are welcome to stay over an additional day for yet another chance at a “big buck” purse at MIR, all in the same weekend!

06/26/14:::::::Lecates, Shoop and Parlett Take Home $5K Victories at $5K Triple Header


MIR kicked off the summer with the opening weekend of the 1/8th mile Speed Unlimited ET Series and their annual Top ET $5K Triple Header. With a threatening forecast for both Friday and Saturday, many racers may have been skeptical that the entire event could be completed, but all racing was completed by 6:30 Sunday evening, even with a rain storm washing out Saturday’s race in 2nd round of Top and Mod. Even though the points races and main event didn’t start until Saturday morning, big money racing got started on Friday night, with the Hi-Roller races held during the test and tune. Four hi-roller races were contested, a Mod ET race, Junior Dragster, and a $100 entry fee Top ET race, and a $200 Top ET race.

03/05/14:::::::Exciting Seasonal Job Opportunities Now Available at MIR!

Maryland International Raceway is now hiring for track officials and announcers. We need responsible individuals who are interested in a long-term part time position in motorsports. All applicants must be 18 years or older and available on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. We are hiring nine more Track Officials for the Waterbox, Starter, Tech Inspectors, and Staging. All applicants should have good people skills, have a general knowledge of racing and cars, and be able to learn how to operate track clean-up equipment. Track officials work on average 6-9 days per month. We are also hiring two more weekly announcers. If you have the gift of gab and knowledge of drag racing, we would love to give you an audition.

01/03/14:::::::“ET Central” Is Where It’s At

Be sure to check in regularly to the “ET Central” section on MIR's website to stay informed on everything ET at MIR. The Speed Unlimited ET Series at Maryland Int'l Raceway is one of the best in the country featuring great programs like the Ricks Jewelers Ring for the Queen, Summit Super Series, Autofab Raider ET Challenge, Pit Bike Challenges, the Team Challenge, The Dash Speed Unlimited Championship Playoffs and much more. Plus MIR has more Big Buck races than any track around! These exciting programs only enhance what is already a great weekly program.

01/03/14:::::::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 2014 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. Drum sales are available during normal operating hours at all events and from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

01/02/14:::::::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.

 09/14/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, September 14, 2014
 09/11/14 - 2014 Autofab Raider ET Series Points Battles Shaping Up
 09/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, September 7, 2014
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Junior Dragster Season Points
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Mod ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Top ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 09/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, September 6, 2014
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Junior Dragster Season Points
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Mod ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Top ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 09/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 09/05/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, September 5, 2014
 08/31/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, August 31, 2014
 08/30/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, August 30, 2014
 08/30/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/30/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 08/30/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/30/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/29/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, August 29, 2014
 08/28/14 - Mopar Eastern Classic Brochure
 08/27/14 - Ford Fever Classic Brochure
 08/25/14 - X275 Season Points
 08/22/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, August 22, 2014
 08/16/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 08/16/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/16/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 08/16/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 08/16/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, August 16, 2014
 08/15/14 - Door Car Vets Bob Patton & Jeffrey Jones Win at Raider ET Series
 08/13/14 - RACE RESULTS - Wed, August 13, 2014
 08/12/14 - MIR names Gary Simons as new Operations Manager
 08/12/14 - Robert Jones Wins 2014 Rick’s Jewelers Ring for the Queen
 08/10/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/10/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Mod ET Season Points
 08/10/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Top ET Season Points
 08/10/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 08/10/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/10/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/10/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/10/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, August 10, 2014
 08/09/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/09/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Mod ET Season Points
 08/09/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Top ET Season Points
 08/09/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 08/09/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 08/09/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/09/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 08/09/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, August 9, 2014
 07/20/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, July 20, 2014
 07/20/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 07/20/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 07/20/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 07/20/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 07/19/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, July 19, 2014
 07/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 07/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 07/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 07/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 07/18/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, July 18, 2014
 07/17/14 - RACE RESULTS - Wed, July 16, 2014
 07/16/14 - S&J Racecars Top ET $3k Flyer
 07/15/14 - Legends at Budds Creek Brochure
 07/15/14 - Legends at Budds Creek Post Card
 07/13/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, July 13, 2014
 07/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, July 12, 2014
 07/11/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, July 11, 2014
 07/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, July 6, 2014
 07/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 07/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 07/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 07/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 07/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, July 5, 2014
 07/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, June 29, 2014





 

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