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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:

For IHRA Summit SuperSeries Information, click the following link:

01/06/17:::::::MDIR is hiring for full-time and part-time positions



Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Maryland International Raceway

Position Summary: Excellent career opportunity for a hands-on individual to oversee operations, and assist with directing events at Maryland International Raceway. This position will include overseeing inventory of consumables, racing fuel orders and balancing, hiring and scheduling of approximately 50 part-time staff members and contract help, organizing track rentals, assisting with details on special event checklists, and overseeing start of day and end of night checklists on all race days.

Qualifications: The candidate must possess motorsports experience or have been involved on a race team or worked as a track official in the past. Looking for an upbeat person with good people skills. Must have a strong work ethic, be resourceful, highly organized, have problem solving skills, and be a motivated self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must also be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite. It is imperative the candidate be a fast learner with the ability to comprehend instruction, protocol and procedure. Must have general mechanical knowledge, have a driver's license with your own transportation, and pass a background check. All candidates must live within 45 minutes of MDIR. Must be able to hustle and meet the physical demands of an event from start to completion. Must be able to show leadership and make proper judgment calls. A background in motorsports operations, directing drag racing events, knowledge of different drag racing genres, timing systems, track prep, is a plus, but is not required.

Schedule: This is a year round full-time position. 6 days a week during the 9 month racing season (March-November) with 1 weekday off per week. 5 days a week during the 3 month off-season (December-February) with weekends off.

Compensation: MDIR offers a competitive salary based on experience. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, vacation time and a 401(k) Plan.

For more information on our organization please visit: E.O.E.

Send resumes to Royce Miller at

No Phone Calls Please.



Maryland International Rac
eway is now looking to hire firefighters with EMT. Applicants must be flexible and available to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as some weekdays on occasion. Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, your own transportation, and live no more than 30-45 minutes away from the track. Good pay and a great environment to work. This is a great opportunity for volunteer firefighters and EMTs looking for extra income, someone in school, or a retired FF/EMT. Upon hire, employees receive a season pass and can bring 1 guest to MDIR during events.

Apply Online Today!


“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:::::::Don’t Miss the PARTY of the Year!! In Honor of YOU… the MDIR...

It’s time once again to give award and tribute to our respective champions - and have some fun at the same time. The MDIR Racer’s Party and Awards Ceremony is coming on Saturday, February 18, 2017 and will kick off at 7:00 pm at the Waldorf Jaycees Hall. It is a great night of fun and games in addition to honoring our champions. The cost of the meals have increased each year for the last several years and we have held ticket prices down by having the racers fund subsidize the difference. Currently each meal costs approximately $38 (with all costs in). This year, tickets will remain $30 each if you purchase in advance and will be $40 at the door...

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.

12/13/16:::::::Maryland International Raceway Announces 2017 Season Schedule

MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (December 13, 2016) – Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) proudly announces the release of our 2017 schedule. This will be the most diverse line-up of events in our history and the season will consist of nearly 100 race days with the season-opener being held on Sunday, March 5.

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.

10/27/16:::::::MDIR Crowns Speed Unlimited ET Season Champions & Rick’s Jewel...


MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (October 26, 2016) –Maryland International Raceway ™ (MDIR) 2016 Speed Unlimited ET Series season championships in Top ET, Mod ET, Motorcycle ET, Hubble Motorsports Jr. Dragster and the Rick’s Jewelers “Ring for the Queen” 2016 challenge winner were all claimed this past weekend at the season-ending point series event.

CONGRATS to Mickey Nelson  of Leonardtown, Maryland for winning the 2016 IHRA Summit Super Series World Finals Top ET class held October 20-22, 2016 at Memphis International Raceway!

A big season for the Nelson family as father Mike Nelson Jr. earned the Maryland International Raceway Top ET season points championship last weekend!

For full event results:

For full event story recap:


CONGRATS  to team #MDIR for winning this year's IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Division I Team ET Finals!

Maryland International Raceway won the event with a total of 58 points. Summerduck Dragway was #2 with 50 points, Capitol Raceway #3 with 46 points, followed by Motor Mile Dragway 31 points, US 13 Dragway 30 points, Richmond Dragway 24 points, New London Dragstrip 16 points, and Northeast Dragway 11 points.

Top Division 1 Team Final place winners for Team #MDIR:
Top ET: Robbie Parlett - Lusby, Maryland (Runner-up)
Mod ET: Francis Reynolds Jr - Charlotte Halle, MD (Semi-finalist)
Tony Mattera - Mechanicsville, MD (Semi-finalist)
Jr. Dragster: Jenna Cockrell - Prince Frederick, MD (Quarter-finalist)





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