Event Preview: 2018 PDRA Firecracker Nationals

The PDRA is ready to turn the heat up on the 2018 season with its first trip of the year to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Firecracker Nationals. All the stars of the PDRA are heading to the VMP facility June 28-30 and they’re ready to put on a show. All of the racing action will be broadcast LIVE on SpeedVideo.com right here when the PDRA Firecracker Nationals takes over Virginia Motorsports Park.

With the PDRA season nearing its midpoint, the Firecracker Nationals will be critical for teams trying to win a championship. Virginia Motorsports Park is well-known to all the PDRA racers since its home to the World Finals, so everyone will have plenty of data to help make their hot rods fly. The stands will be packed with fans that are hungry for fast racing and exciting action, and they won’t be disappointed at what the Firecracker Nationals has to offer.

All of the traditonal PDRA professional and sportsman classes will be on the docket at the Firecracker Nationals: the Gassers will be back again to inject a shot of great nostalgia racing that always brings the crowd to its feed, and Friday night there will even be a Pro Extreme car taking on a Jet Dragster in a side-by-side race to the finish.

The fuse is about to be lit on the PDRA Firecracker Nationals and there will be a huge blast of exciting racing at Virginia Motorsports Park. Make sure you are either in the stands or watching on SpeedVideo June 28-30 so you can see every round of racing RIGHT HERE. This broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Royal Purple along with, Howard CamsJerry Bickel Race CarsCrane CamsMoser EngineeringFlying A MotorsportsAtomizer Fuel Systems, and ATI Performance.

Official Event Name: PDRA Firecracker Nationals

Event Dates: June 28-30

City: North Dinwiddie, Virginia

Track Name: Virginia Motorsports Park

Track Website: http://www.virginiamotorsports.com/

Track Phone Number: (804) 862-3174

Where To Get Tickets: At the gate or  http://bit.ly/FirecrackerNats2018

Prices:

$10 Thursday

$20 Friday

$25 Saturday

$40 for a weekend pass

Kids under 5 Free and kids 5-12 half price

PDRA Website: http://www.pdra660.com/

PDRA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pdraracing/

PDRA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdraracing/

PDRA Twitter: https://twitter.com/pdraracing

Live Stream: This event is being broadcast live online by Speedvideo.com in HD. This broadcast is brought to you by presenting sponsor Royal Purple along with, Howard Cams, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Crane Cams, Moser Engineering, Flying A Motorsports, Atomizer Fuel Systems, and ATI Performance.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Thursday: Live around 2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am PST

Friday: Live around 9:00 am EST/ 6:00 am PST

Saturday: Live around 9:00 am EST/  6:00 am PST

Classes

  • Pro Extreme
  • Pro Nitrous
  • Pro Boost
  • Extreme Pro Stock
  • Pro Extreme Motorcycle
  • Top Sportsman Elite 16
  • Top Sportsman Regular
  • Pro Outlaw 632
  • Outlaw 10.5
  • Top Dragster
  • Top Dragster Elite 16
  • Pro Jr. Dragster
  • Top Jr. Dragster
  • Bracket Bash

Racing Schedule All Times East Coast (EST)

THURSDAY, June 28

GATES OPEN: 7:30am

TECH AND TESTING: 10:00AM-7:00PM

GATES CLOSE: 9:00PM

 FRIDAY, June 29
GATES OPEN: 7:30 AM
Mandatory Driver’s Meeting in of front the tower @ 8:30am
9:00 AM Q 1 : TJ, PJ, TD, 632, 10.5, TS
Q 2: TJ, PJ, TD, 632, 10.5, TS, BB
2:30 PM – Prep and fill lanes with Pro Cars
NOTE: PRO CLASSES WILL ALWAYS START ON TIME: WEATHER PERMITTING
2:45 PM SHARP
Q 1: PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
4:30 PM Q 3: TJ, PJ, TD, 632, 10.5, TS
Q 1: GASSERS
7:30 PM NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PRAYER
7:45 PM Q 2: PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX, JET
10:00 PM SECURE TRACK

SATURDAY, June 30
GATES OPEN: 7:30 AM
8:15 AM CHURCH SERVICE GOD SPEED MINISTRY
9:00 AM Q-2: BB, GASSER
Q-3: PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
12:00 PM: E-1: BB, TD-32, TS-32, TJ, PJ
E-2: BB, TD-32, TS-32,
E-1: TD-E, 632, 10.5, TS-E
3:15 PM: PRE-RACE, PRAYER, NATIONAL ANTHEM
3:30 PM: E-1: PXM, XPS, PB, PN
E-3: BB, TD-32, TS-32
E-2: TJ, PJ, TD-E, 632, 10.5, TS-E
6:30 PM: E-2: PXM, XPS, PB, PN
E-1: PX, GASSERS
7:45 PM: E-4: BB, TD-32, TS-32
E-3: TJ, PJ
E-5: BB
E-3: TD-E, 632, 10.5, TS-E
8:45 PM: E-3: PXM, XPS, PB, PN
E-2: PX, GASSERS
9:30 PM: FINALS ALL CLASSES:
BB, TJ, PJ, TD-32, TS-32, TD-E, 632, 10.5, TS-E, XPS
Quick Track Prep
PXM, PB, PN, PX
GASSERS, JET
10:15 PM: WINNERS CIRCLE, SECURE TRACK

About the author

Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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