The 2013 MIR Season Schedule has an exciting lineup of popular events as well as new and expanded races. “You’ll see the return of MIR’s legendary special events including the Mountain Motor Nationals, Jet Wars, Legends, SuperChargers Showdown and the World Cup Finals,” stated Royce Miller, Promoter and President of Maryland Int’l Raceway. “This year’s schedule is again all about our racers and fans. We have kept and expanded the best events on our schedule for the fans. Also, we now have four races in the Dash Playoffs for the Speed Unlimited ET Series Championships, including a special 2-day season finale. MIR’s Speed Unlimited ET Series is the most successful, well-attended ET series in the region, if not in the country. Our mission, as always, is to give our racers and fans the best events and racer programs ever at MIR.”
The special event kickoff for the 2013 season will be the Door Wars on April 19-21. The event has been extended to a 3-day event and will feature Pro Mods from the 1320 Pro Mod Warriors plus the Outlaw 10.5, Outlaw Drag Radial, X275, Ultra Street, a big buck Top Sportsman race, Index classes and a special 12.99 and quicker all door car Footbrake race and much more.
The all new X-treme Drag Racing League series (X-DRL) on Friday and Saturday, July 26-27th will be an exciting addition to the MIR special event line up. The all new XDRL series will feature 9 classes of competition including Pro X-treme, Pro Nitrous, X-treme Pro Stock, Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Mod, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Junior Dragster and Supercar Showdown. See the best doorslammers in the country qualifying under the lights on Friday night and Saturday afternoon with eliminations on Saturday night.
The NMRA Ford Nationals is back for its 13th annual event on May 3-5. This event features heads-up classes, Open Comp, E.T. brackets and more. New for 2013, the NMRA will run all the ET classes with the same purses and entry fees as the popular Ford Fever Classic event does in October each year. With the continuation of the NMRA Ford Nationals in the spring to our huge fall Ford Fever Classic, Ford racers and fans will have a lot to cheer about at MIR. So fans and racers – mark this one on your calendars.
Again this year, two of MIR’s legendary special events will be elevated to true National Event Status! The Mountain Motor Nationals on May 10-11 and the SuperChargers Showdown on September 20-21 will become the “Pomonas” of MIR. Both will be Friday and Saturday events that will anchor the professional class-racing season at MIR. Both will also feature $5,000 to win Top ET races each day. These events will host the top teams in Pro Stock and Pro Mods on the full 1/4 mile and will receive the most media and press attention anywhere. With spring and fall temperatures coupled with the famous MIR prepped 1/4 mile, the records won’t stand a chance.
We always save the best for last, and the 18th annual World Cup Finals (Import vs Domestic) event delivers…every single year! The three day WCF event will be held on November 1-3, and draws cars from NMCA, NMRA, LSX Shootouts, Buick GN Shootouts, IREV, Pan-American Nationals, and other series and events every year. At WCF, fans get to see it all, every possible kind of car in existence all in one spot competing for over $50,000 in cash purse. Adding to that excitement is the famous bikini contest, a huge custom car show, a vendor midway, music, DJ’s and more. Every year over 500 car show enthusiasts, 500 racers and more than 20,000 fans pour into this one of a kind event making it the biggest and best on the season lineup. For full event info, visit www.importvsdomestic.com.
Along with the new XDRL and expanded Door Wars, the 2013 schedule also includes NMRA Ford Nationals, MIR’s signature special events like the Legendary Mountain Motor Nationals, Legends at Budds Creek, Jet Wars, SuperChargers Showdown, Ford Fever Classic, and the World Cup Finals. Also returning is the Fast by Gast MIROCK Superbike Series (featuring four events), the Autofab Raider ET Challenge, two I-Rev events, IHRA Pro Am Tour, Big Rig Truck Nationals, IHRA Junior Dragster Team Finals, Custom T’s Doorslammer Nationals & Custom T’s Afterdark Underground, QuarterMasters’ Challenge and the Mopar Eastern Classic. There will also be three War on Wheels and two MIR Performance Swap Meets (both Spring and Fall).
MIR has some of the best racers in the country; and we have some of the best programs to match. “The Dash” for the Speed Unlimited ET Series Championship was very well received and made for some exciting racing for the championships. This series will now have a four race run-off for 2013. The Top ET $5K Double-Header is now a $5K “Triple” Header with two $5,000 to win races on Friday and one on Sunday. Also, there’s $5,000 to win on Friday and Saturday of both the Mountain Motor Nationals and the SuperChargers Showdown, two $5,000 to win races at each Autofab Raider ET Challenge event and $10,000 up for grabs each day at the $10K – $2K Poker Bash. Rounding out the 108 race day season is the ever-popular Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness series and the MIR Test & Tunes.