MDIR Releases the 2016 Season Schedule

MDIR is proud to release our 2016 MDIR schedule! This will be the most exciting lineup of events in our history, and the season will consist of 100+ race days with the season opener being held on March 5-6th.

Our signature special events in 2016 will include: (2) Swap Meets, Door Wars, (5) IDBL motorcycle events, (3) Custom T’s Grudge events, a Metro Area Grudge Racers event, (3) War on Wheels events, (2) IREV Import events, IHRA President’s Cup Nationals, Truck Mania, PDRA, Jet Wars, Legends at Budds Creek, Snap-On Tools Superchargers Showdown, Ford Fever Classic, Mopar Eastern Classic, and the Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs Domestic event. This year’s schedule is once again all about our racers and fans, and we have kept all of the events that everyone has come to love.

The Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness Series and the Speed Unlimited E.T. Series are the backbone of our program and promises to continue delivering fun and friendly competition for you and your family to enjoy. Also be sure to make Budds Creek your destination when you need to Test & Tune your car or bike on select Sundays and Friday nights.

MDIR has some of the best bracket racers in the country, and we have some great big buck bracket programs designed just for you. We are proud to announce a new format for our big buck bracket racers called the Quad 5k’s. We will host two Quad 5k weekends in 2016 (Aug 5-7 and Sept 9-11). They will feature a Top ET 5k on Friday, plus (2) Top ET 5k races on Saturday, and one additional Top ET 5k race on Sunday. Mod ET and Junior Dragster will also run on Saturday and Sunday on the Quad 5k’s for an elevated purse. More details on these events will be coming soon. There will be a $5k race each day at the Snap-On Tools Superchargers Showdown on Sept 23-24. MDIR is also proud to announce that we will be the host track for the 2016 IHRA Summit Team Finals on Sept 30 – Oct 2.

The Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League (IDBL) has added another event to the MDIR schedule and will now host 5 events at Budds Creek in 2016! The line-up of events is as follows: Pingel Spring Nationals on April 22-24, All-Star Shootout on May 20-22, MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26, WPGC Bike Fest on July 29-31, and the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 7-9. These are the largest participant events on our schedule, each drawing between 700-800 motorcycle racers. IDBL features 1/4 mile 5-second, 240mph Top Fuel motorcycles and 6-second, 220mph Orient Express Pro Street bikes along with hundreds of sportsman motorcycle racers. You can find out more about the IDBL at

The 8th annual Door Wars returns to MDIR on April 15 -17. This event has grown every year and is quickly becoming our signature Outlaw event. It features the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association going the distance on the 1/4 mile! The Outlaw 10.5 series is back along with Limited Drag Radial, X275, and Ultra Street on the 1/8 mile. We are also proud to announce the addition of Radial vs The World for the first time ever at Door Wars plus the Nitrous X class! We will also be hosting 8.50 Index, 10.00 Index, and 11.50 Index classes at Door Wars. This is one of our “must attend” events this season!

The IHRA President’s Cup Nationals on June 17-18 is back with the wild, nitrous-injected, supercharged and turbocharged Pro Mods and will be running the full 1/4 mile! Race fans will also witness Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Top Fuel Harleys, Jet Cars, the Jet Truck and the MDIR fan favorite Mountain Motor Pro Stocks on the 1/4 mile. The event will also include hundreds of sportsman racers. If you want it fast and on the 1/4 mile, then mark down the IHRA President’s Cup Nationals on your calendars and stay in touch with the website for more details. To read more about this event, visit

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) is back at MDIR this year on July 15-16, and will feature three Pro Mod classes, Outlaw 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and Junior Dragster. The show was absolutely incredible in 2015 and put fans on the edges of their seats all day! This event is just going to keep getting bigger and bigger at MDIR! PDRA is home of the fastest 1/8 mile doorslammers on the planet – so be sure not to miss all the action. You can find out more about the PDRA at

We always save the best for last… and the 21st annual Haltech World Cup Finals – Import vs Domestic delivers every single year. This 3-Day event will be held on November 4-6th and draws cars from NMCA, NMRA, LSX Shootouts, Buick GN Shootouts, SSCSO, IREV, IFO, Pan-American Nationals and other major series every year. At WCF, fans get to see hundreds of Heads-Up racers from over 10 different countries battle it out on the 1/4 mile for over $65,000 in cash purse and bragging rights in front of 25,000 fans. Adding to that excitement is the famous bikini contest, a custom car show, a huge vendor midway, DJ’s and more. For more information on this event, visit

We are excited to bring our racers, fans, media and sponsors another great season of good times, racing and fun at Maryland International Raceway. We hope to see all of you at Budds Creek in the Spring. To view the complete 2016 MDIR Schedule, click the following link:

See you at the Strip!

Jason Miller
VP / General Manager
Maryland International Raceway