PDRA Announces Revised, Seven-Race 2020 Schedule

The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) revealed on Wednesday its revised 2020 “No Warning Labels” Tour schedule, featuring seven events in total. The series, delayed nearly two months by the coronavirus pandemic, will kick off next weekend with the East Coast Nationals presented by FuelTech at GALOT Motorsports Park. It will be joined by six other events, down just one from the original schedule.

“We know our racers are eager to get this season started, and we’re thrilled to finally have a full season schedule to announce,” said Tyler Crossnoe, series director, PDRA. “The PDRA team has worked closely with the track operators and state and local officials to develop a realistic schedule.”

The Carolina Showdown presented by ProCharger at Darlington Dragway will be held June 11-13, followed by the North-South Shootout presented by Frederick Line-X at Maryland International Raceway (July 16-18), the Northern Nationals presented by Modern Racing at Maple Grove Raceway (Aug. 20-22), the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Summit Motorsports Park on September 10-12, DragWars at GALOT Motorsports Park (Oct. 8-10), and the Brian Olson Memorial Pro Line Racing World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park (Oct. 22-25).

“Huge thank you to Dana Strickland at GALOT, Russell Miller at Darlington, Royce Miller at Maryland, Betsy Witmer at Maple Grove and Bill and Evan Bader at Summit for all of the help on this,” Crossnoe said. “It’s been a wild and crazy restructure program, but we finally have a schedule that we believe will work for our racers and track partners.”

The Mid-Atlantic Showdown at Virginia Motorsports Park, originally scheduled for May 7-9, is the only event that was eliminated from the initial schedule, but will remain on-deck in the event another venue cannot conduct its race due to safety restrictions.

“We’re going to keep Virginia in our back pocket,” Crossnoe added. “If something comes up and one of the tracks on our schedule can’t race due to local restrictions, we’ll have Virginia ready to go as a plan B.”

May 27-30 – GALOT Motorsports Park – Benson, NC

June 11-13 – Darlington Dragway – Hartsville, SC

July 16-18 – Maryland International Raceway – Budds Creek, MD

Aug. 20-22 – Maple Grove Raceway – Reading, PA

Sept. 10-12 – Summit Motorsports Park – Norwalk, OH

Oct. 8-10 – GALOT Motorsports Park – Benson, NC

Oct. 22-25 – Virginia Motorsports Park – Dinwiddie, VA

 

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