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07/22/14:::::::MIR’s WPGC Bike Fest goes NITRO!

What makes the most anticipated event on the motorcycle drag racing and culture calendar better? Nitro! For the first time ever at a Mickey Thompson MIROCK Superbike Series event, Top Fuel motorcycles will light the sky and rotate the earth at Maryland International Raceway’s WPGC Bike Fest, July 25-27 in Budds Creek, MD, USA. Larry “Spiderman” McBride—the living legend of Top Fuel—will take on nitro newcomer Dave Vantine in a four-round match race at 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, and 1:00 and 5:00 on Sunday. “I’m excited, I really am,” said McBride. “I’ve seen how Jason Miller and his staff prepare the track there, and I’ve never seen anyone prepare a track like that. I haven’t run there since about ’94-’95 when I was running 6.70s, 6.80s at 195,198 mph on Harleys. So the 5.70s at 248 that we’re running now should be a big difference!”

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!



 

07/02/14:::::::MIR hosts "Country Stars & Hot Cars" Benefit Concert and Car Show


Leonardtown, MD, June 19, 2014 — Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland will transform into a concert venue on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7p.m. when Friends of Cedar Lane presents a live music concert and rod and classic car show. Country Stars & Hot Cars features a line-up of some of today’s hottest, rising country music stars: Danielle Bradbery (2013 Winner of The Voice); Love and Theft (2014 nominees ACM Vocal Duo of the Year); Southern Maryland’s own favorite Sam Grow. To offer something for everyone, the event will also feature a Rod & Classic Car Showcase, with a “People’s Choice Award” to be presented based on fan votes. WMZQ radio personality, Aly Jacobs, will serve as emcee for the evening.

07/02/14:::::::Schedule Change for Friday, August 15, 2014

On August 15, 2014 MIR will host the "Country Stars and Hot Cars" Concert & Car Show. The Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness race that was scheduled for that night will not be held. The X275 class has been moved ahead one week to August 22nd . Please mark your calendars and don't miss this awesome concert and car show.
 

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.

06/19/14:::::::Multiple Local Racers Take Home IHRA Ironmen at President’s Cup


The IHRA Nitro Jam tour descended upon Budds Creek, MD and Maryland Int’l Raceway this past weekend for the return of the President’s Cup Nationals, with some of the toughest sportsman racers in the country in tow. The national event brought competitors from all up and down the east coast to MIR with hopes of picking up a revered, IHRA Ironman trophy. But for many of these traveling racers, they encountered a major problem on the MIR quarter-mile; the local MIR racers. Many of the weekend’s winners came from southern Maryland, or are MIR regulars in the Speed Unlimited ET Series, who were just testing their abilities against some of the nation’s best class racers. At the end of the weekend, 18 Sportsman Ironmen were handed out, with MIR regulars taking home half of them. Once again, the regular bracket racers from MIR proved that they are anything but average.

06/15/14:::::::Hale, Konigshofer highlight return of IHRA President's Cup at Maryland Int'l Raceway

A perennial favorite in the nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class for some time, Hale came into the season looking to seriously contend in the IHRA's all-new Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series championship program and instead, Hale found himself in a situation very unfamiliar to him and his crew. DNQs, oil downs and an overall lack of consistency left Hale without even a single round win through four races and a disappointing sixth place in the championship standings. But on Saturday night, that all changed.

06/03/14:::::::Outlaw Drag Radial set to kick off the weekend in style at MIR

The Outlaw Drag Radial class will make its 2014 Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness season debut this Friday night June 6th at Maryland Int’l Raceway. The stage is set for another epic battle as racers look to blow off the cob webs following a month long layoff since last racing at the weather shortened Mountain Motor Nationals in May. The long layoff has however, provided several racers who were still in the process of making winter upgrades time to finish up and prepare to battle with the ODR regulars.

05/28/14:::::::Ron Rhodes takes over points lead in X275

16 X275 Drag Radial cars kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a bang Friday Night at Maryland Int’l Raceway. With clear skies and perfect weather for the event, the stands were filled and they were rewarded with side by side racing and wheel standing action all night long. The first pass down the race track during round one of qualifying would set the tone early. Ron Rhodes and his BES Powered Induction Solutions Nitrous assisted Camaro would blast off a new MIR X275 record with a staggering 4.56 at 153 mph.

04/08/14:::::::Radial Rage Racer Bio - Trent George

Trent Georges 2002 Chevy Camaro will make its return to MIR’s Outlaw Drag Radial program in 2014. A familiar ride among MIR’s fan base, the car owns a deeply storied history dating back to the late 2000’s when it was campaigned by its previous owner Keith Matheson. Trent alongside his dad Phil, crewed for Matheson and spent much of their summers hard at work keeping the car maintained in route to several MIR Real Street and Outlaw Drag Radial event wins.

03/28/14:::::::Top, Mod & Jr Dragster Racers - Sign Up Today for the 2014 IHRA Summit SuperSeries at MIR!

The IHRA Summit SuperSeries remains one of the most prestigious and financially rewarding programs available to the ET racer. This is your ticket to qualify for the Summit World Championship with over $240,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs! Registration is just $10 if you're an IHRA member, and non-members can purchase a special SSS membership for just $70 for Top and Mod and $50 for Jr Dragster. When you register, you will be issued your SSS "X" number. Again for 2014, you must use your assigned "X" number on your car. Summit SuperSeries points do not start until you receive your number from IHRA. It's quick and simple to sign up, just give IHRA a call at 419-663-6666 or go to ihra.com.

03/28/14:::::::Junior Dragster Points Update Regarding the NHRA Junior Dragster Eastern Conference Finals in Bristol

Due to the scheduling conflict between the NHRA Junior Dragster Eastern Conference Finals in Bristol and the July 19-20th points races at MIR, 30 vacation points per day (60 points total) will be issued to any Junior racer that attends the Bristol event. Racers must email or fax a copy of their Bristol timeslip to Chris Miller at cmiller@mirdrag.com and request the vacation points. If you don't have access to a scanner or fax, you can bring your timeslip to the tower during the next points race which is the Autofab Raider ET Challenge on Aug 9-10th. After Aug 10th, no further vacation points will be issued for the Bristol event.

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.

02/27/14:::::::Hollyrock Customs Diesel Shootout added to the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Series

A brand new class for street legal diesel trucks has been added to the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness program! The diesel truck market is one of the fastest growing performance markets in America today. This Diesel Shootout will be sponsored by Hollyrock Customs of Hollywood, MD and will be run at every Midnight Madness event along with Pro Street, Super Street, and Motorcycle E.T. Many of these street legal diesel trucks are already competing in the Pro Street and Super Street classes, but now will have their own class to compete against each other. This class will not need any additional track prep that takes time away from the event like the heads-up drag radial classes.

01/30/14:::::::Engine Diapers Protect You and Your Car

We are encouraging all drivers that race purpose built race cars (not street cars) to really consider putting an engine diaper on their car. The IHRA rulebook requires one in all of their Pro Classes plus Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Quick Rod. Also 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 required to have a diaper per IHRA rules. We've witnessed countless avoidable accidents from oil getting on the tires - resulting in long unnecessary track clean-ups. We feel all racers should consider installing an engine diaper on their car. No one will be turned away at tech if they do not have one, we are just trying to point out the real benefit to every racer. Installing an engine diaper could save your car, it could save you from possible injury or maybe even save your life.

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:::::::Crowd Pleasing "Last Man Standing" Format Returns to War on Wheels Events

The popular War on Wheels Wednesday nights were even better last year 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 $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, runner up $1,000, each semi finalist $500 and each quarter finalist $200. This is a very unique format that's different than any other race at MIR.

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:::::::Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” Celebrates 10 Years at MIR!

Rick Norris of Rick’s Jewelers has renewed the “Ring for the Queen” Challenge for 2014 to make it 10 years strong. This is one of the most unique and innovative programs ever held for the ET Racers at MIR! 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!  

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.

 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
 06/28/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, June 28, 2014
 06/27/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, June 27, 2014
 06/26/14 - Lecates, Shoop & Parlett Take Home $5K Victories
 06/23/14 - MIR Team Rosters Now Set for the J/D Team Finals on July 11-13
 06/22/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/8 Season Points
 06/22/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/8 Season Points
 06/22/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 06/22/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 06/22/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, June 22, 2014
 06/22/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, June 21, 2014
 06/22/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, June 20, 2014
 06/14/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, June 14, 2014
 06/14/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 06/14/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 06/14/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 06/14/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 06/09/14 - Outlaw Drag Radial Season Points
 06/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 06/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET Season Points
 06/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 06/07/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 06/07/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, June 7, 2014
 06/06/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, June 6, 2014
 06/06/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Junior Dragster Season Points
 06/05/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Mod ET Season Points
 06/06/14 - Autofab Raider ET Challenge Top ET Season Points
 06/05/14 - ‘Hollywood Cars of the Stars’ a big hit with IHRA Fan Fest pit area
 06/04/14 - Goforth Racing expands to 3 cars on heels of IHRA President's Cup
 06/03/14 - Outlaw Drag Radial set to kick off the weekend in style at MIR
 06/01/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri - Sun, May 30 - June 1, 2014
 05/28/14 - Ron Rhodes takes over points lead in X275
 05/27/14 - X275 Season Points
 05/25/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, May 25, 2014
 05/23/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, May 24, 2014
 05/23/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, May 23, 2014
 05/23/14 - Jason Rupert Extends Championship Lead In IHRA Nitro Funny Car
 05/21/14 - X275 go to battle at Midnight Madness this Friday, May 23rd
 05/18/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, May 18, 2014
 05/17/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 05/17/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 05/17/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET 1/4 Season Points
 05/17/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 05/17/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, May 17, 2014
 05/16/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, May 16, 2014
 05/14/14 - Rain forces cancellation of Mountain Motor Nationals
 05/12/14 - Outlaw Drag Radial Season Points
 05/12/14 - X275 Season Points
 05/09/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, May 9, 2014
 05/08/14 - IREV Import Revolution Spring Post Card
 04/28/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri-Sun, April 25-27, 2014
 04/21/14 - X275 at MIR's Door Wars - Event Wrap-Up Report
 04/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 04/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/19/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/19/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, April 19, 2014
 04/18/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, April 18, 2014
 04/17/14 - Top Sportsman Pro’s Reign Again at Door Wars
 04/17/14 - The Heart of Doorslammer Nation - T/S Pros vs Joes Recap
 04/16/14 - Door Wars Delivers
 04/16/14 - Outlaw Drag Radial at MIR's Door Wars - Event Wrap-Up Report
 04/15/14 - Dwayne Wolfe Races To NEOPMA Series Victory at Door Wars
 04/14/14 - X275 Season Points
 04/14/14 - Outlaw Drag Radial Season Points
 04/13/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, April 13, 2014
 04/13/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/12/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/12/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, April 12, 2014
 04/10/14 - Maryland Street Outlaws Flyer
 04/09/14 - Track Champs Smith, Milstead & Hubbell Win at ET Series Kickoff
 04/08/14 - Radial Rage Racer Bio - Trent George
 04/08/14 - 2014 X275 Class Rules
 04/06/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sun, April 6, 2014
 04/05/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Junior Dragster Season Points
 04/05/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Motorcycle ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/05/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Mod ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/05/14 - Speed Unlimited ET Series Top ET 1/4 Season Points
 04/05/14 - RACE RESULTS - Sat, April 5, 2014
 04/04/14 - RACE RESULTS - Fri, April 4, 2014





 

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