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MDIR Honors 2016 Track Champions at Racers' Banquet

  

February 20, 2017

   Story courtesy of:  MDIR

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.

The first award winners of the evening were handed to MDIR’s “Employee Recognition of Excellence” recipients; James Stevens, a track Security Guard from Lexington Park, Maryland, along with Coretta Short of Lusby, Maryland and Denise Marks of Clinton, Maryland, both track Tower Officials.

Next up was Brian McLaughlin of Mechanicsville, Maryland who was presented with the Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Grand Champion trophy and jacket for winning the end of season run-off event. Joe Douglas was awarded with the first ever Midnight Madness Motorcycle Grand Champion trophy and jacket. Joe was unable to attend so class sponsor Darrell Mahoney of Mobile Lab Racing accepted on his behalf.

The final group to the stage Saturday was the 2016 Speed Unlimited ET Series track champions. 18-year-old Jacob Mattera of Mechanicsville, Maryland and Chopticon High School was announced as the Hubble Motorsports Jr. Dragster champion, while Mike Schulz of Manassas Park, Virginia, claimed his third trophy in Motorcycle ET in four years. Bradley Tippett of Mechanicsville, Maryland was presented with his second championship trophy in Mod ET in three years and Mike Nelson Jr. of Valley Lee, Maryland claimed his first title in Top ET. Mike’s son Mickey Nelson was also recognized for his 2016 IHRA Summit Super Series World Finals Top ET class win last October in Memphis, Tennessee.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the racer party also included cocktails, formal dinner, 50/50 drawing, door prizes & trivia contest, live music and dancing. It was a fun evening for all and a great way to celebrate the 2016 season and turn the page to the 2017 schedule just around the corner.

The 2017 Speed Unlimited ET Series gets underway at MDIR with Kick-off Weekend on April 1 & 2, 2017. MDIR will also host special ET weekends with the first time Super Bowl of Bracket Racing event July 19-23, Summer ET Blowout Weekend August 26 & 27, as well as 5K Top ET events September 22-23 during the 32nd Annual Snap-On Tools Superchargers Showdown.

 

 

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