Event Preview: 2018 PDRA Fall Nationals

The 2018 PDRA season is winding down and racers are looking forward to heading to Darlington Dragway for the PDRA Fall Nationals October 4-6. With the possibility of great weather, the racing is sure to be fast and make for another great show packed with Pro Mods and more. You can see all the racing live RIGHT HERE on SpeedVideo.com.

After a season full of breathtaking racing the PDRA is down to its last event before the World Finals. This puts a huge emphasis on the Fall Nationals for teams that have hopes of securing a path to a world championship this season. That drama mixed with an outstanding facility like Darlington Dragway is the formula for some great racing all weekend long October 4-6.

The Fall Nationals will feature all the professional and sportsman classes the PDRA has on its roster along with exhibition runs from period correct Gassers. There will also be some jet car action that is sure to thrill the crowds expected at Darlington Dragway. The fans will also be treated to a huge burnout competition Friday night between the Top Sportsman and Extreme Pro Stock racers.

If you’re a fan of wicked Pro Mods and great sportsman racing then you’ll want to check out the PDRA Fall Nationals at Darlington Dragway. There will be tons of electrifying and exhilarating racing all weekend long October 4-6. The race will also be broadcast live RIGHT HERE on SpeedVideo.com thanks to COMP Cams, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Moser Engineering, Flying A Motorsports and Stage 8 Fasteners.

Official Event Name: PDRA Fall Nationals

Event Dates:   October 4-6

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 https://www.pdra660.com/2018/race7-darlington/tix.htm

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/

Live Stream: This event is being broadcast live online by Speedvideo.com.  This broadcast is brought to you by COMP Cams, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Moser Engineering, Flying A Motorsports and Stage 8 Fasteners.

Click Here For The Live Stream Event Page

Live Stream Schedule:

Thursday: Live around 2:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM 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 Nitrous
  • Pro Boost
  • Extreme Pro Stock
  • Pro Extreme Motorcycle
  • Top Sportsman Elite 16
  • Top Sportsman Regular
  • Pro Outlaw 632
  • Top Dragster
  • Top Dragster Elite 16
  • Pro Jr. Dragster
  • Top Jr. Dragster
  • Bracket Bash

Racing Schedule All Times East Coast (EST)

THURSDAY, October 5

GATES OPEN: 7:30am

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

GATES CLOSE: 9:00PM 

FRIDAY, October 5
GATES OPEN: 7:30 AM

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting in of front the tower  8:30AM

9:30 AM Q1 : TJ, PJ, TS, TD, BB

12:00 PM – Prep and fill lanes with Pro Cars

NOTE: PRO CLASSES WILL ALWAYS START ON TIME: WEATHER PERMITTING

12:15 PM SHARP Q1: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS, Gassers

3:00PM Q2: BB, TJ, PJ

4:00 PM TRACK PREP

4:15 PM Q2: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS, Gassers

6:30 PM Q2: TS, TD

7:45 PM TRACK PREP

8:00 PM PRAYER AND NATIONAL ANTHEM

8:15 PM Q3: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS, GASSERS, JET

10:30 PM SECURE TRACK

SATURDAY, October 6
GATES OPEN: 7:30AM

8:15 AM CHURCH SERVICE GOD SPEED MINISTRY

9:15AM CALL TO LANES

9:30AM Q3: BB, TS, TD, TJ, PJ, Gassers

12:15PM: E-1: TS-32, TD-32, BB

1:30 PM TRACK PREP

1:45 PM PRE-RACE, PRAYER, NATIONAL ANTHEM

2:00 PM E-1: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS

4:00 PM E2: TS-32, TD-32, BB

E1: TJ, PJ, TS-E, TD-E

5:30 PM TRACK PREP

5:45 PM E2: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS

E1: GASSERS

6:45 PM E3: BB, TS-32, TD-32

E2: TJ, PJ, TS-E, TD-E

7:30 TRACK PREP

7:45 E3: PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS

E2: GASSERS

8:30 E4: BB, TS-32, TD-32

E3: TJ, PJ

E5: BB

E3: TS-E, TS-D

9:30 FINALS FOR ALL CLASSES

BB, TJ, PJ, TS-32, TD-32, TS-E, TD-E

Quick Track Prep

PXM, 632, PB, PN, XPS, 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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