Event Preview: The PDRA Spring Nationals


The PDRA is ready to ignite their third race of the 2017 season with the PDRA Spring Nationals at the legendary Darlington Dragway May 18-20th. This will be the first time the PDRA has visited Darlington and the event promises to be one for the ages with the toughest Pro Mod racers in the country ready to do battle. You can catch all the exciting racing action LIVE right here on SpeedVideo.com when the PDRA Spring Nationals begins.

Darlington Dragway is a track that just oozes Pro Mod history and many consider this facility one of the first hotbeds for the doorslammer class. The facility has gone through some renovations that’s returned it to its former glory. Fans can expect to see some fast racing and records to be set at Darlington when the PDRA comes to town for the Spring Nationals

The Spring Nationals could be a tipping point in the Pro Nitrous category for the 2017 PDRA season, and it will be the class to watch all weekend. The top five Pro Nitrous racers are all within a few points of each other, and all are capable of winning the event. Can Jay Cox or James Hancock be the first repeat winners of the year, or will someone else win the Pro Nitrous class at the Spring Nationals? One thing’s for sure, the racing will be intense and whoever lands in the winner circle earned it.

The electrifying Outlaw 632 class will be making its second appearance with the PDRA this year at the Spring Nationals. This class is packed with a great variety of nitrous-huffing doorslammers that run in the low four-second range and always put on a great show. The Outlaw 632 class promises to be one of the most exciting of the event, and is a can’t-miss for any PDRA fan.


To provide even more entertainment the PDRA will be bringing back their famous Friday Night Grudge races at Darlington Dragway. PDRA racers will be calling each other out to see who can pick up the win and bragging rights over their fellow racers. You might even get to see another grudge match between “The Madman” Frankie Taylor and the Blazing Angel jet car.

If all that wasn’t enough the Spring Nationals will also have the PDRA’s other amazing classes including Pro Extreme, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock, and Pro Extreme Motorcycle. The sportsman racers will also get their opportunity to show what they can do in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, Top Jr. Dragster, and Bracket Bash!

If you love Pro Mods, jet cars, wheelstanders, and exciting drag racing action then the PDRA Spring Nationals is for you! All this great racing action will be in one place at Darlington Dragway May 18-20th for every racing fan to get their fix. SpeedVideo.com will be broadcasting all the great racing action LIVE right here all weekend so you don’t have to miss any of the racing. This broadcast is brought to you by QuickJack, Chassis Engineering, Edelbrock Performance, Neal Chance Racing Converters, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, ATI Performance, FuelTech, and Royal Purple.

Official Event Name: PDRA Spring Nationals

Event Dates:   May 18-20th

City:  Hartsville, South Carolina

Track Name:  Darlington Dragway

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

Track Phone Number: (843) 383-0008

Where To Get Tickets: At the gate or http://www.pdra660.com/2017/darlington/


$10 Thursday

$20 Friday

$25 Saturday

$40 for a weekend pass

Kids under 5 Free and kids 5-12 half price

Event Link:

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


Live Stream: This event is being broadcast live online by Speedvideo.com in HD. This broadcast is brought to you by QuickJack, Chassis Engineering, Edelbrock Performance, Neal Chance Racing Converters, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, ATI Performance, FuelTech, and Royal Purple.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Thursday: Live around 4:00 pm EST/ 1:00 pm PST

Friday: Live around 10:00 am EST/ 7:00 am PST

Saturday: Live around 10:00 am EST/  7:00 am PST


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


Racing Schedule All Times East Coast (EST)

Friday May 19

11:30-1:00 Sportsman Q1 T/D, TJ, 632, PJ, TS, BB
1:00-2:30 Sportsman Q2. TJ, BB, 632, PJ.
2:30 Prep Track
3:00 Pro Q1 PXM. XPS. PB. PN. PX
5:30 Sportsman Q3 TJ. 632. PJ. BB
Sportsman Q3 TD. TS.
Track Prep
National Anthem
8pm Pro Q2. PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX, Grudge race with PX against Jet Car, Wheelstander

Saturday May 20

10:30am Sportsman Q4 BB, TD, TJ, 632, PJ, TS, BB
1:00pm Pro Q3 PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
3:00pm Prep Track for eliminations
4:00pm Sportsman Eliminations Round 1 632, TD, BB, TJ, TS, PJ
Small track prep
National Anthem.
6:00pm Pro Eliminations Round 1 PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
Eliminations Round 2 632, TD, BB, TJ, TS, PJ, PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
Eliminations Round 3 632, TD, BB, TJ, TS, PJ, PXM, XPS, PB, PN, PX
Jet Car
Winners Circle

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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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