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Event Preview: Maryland hosts huge weekend of racing July 12-14

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The 2013 IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL Division 1 season continues July 12-14 at Maryland International Raceway in Maryland with a Pro-Am doubleheader. This exciting 1/4 mile showdown will feature a full racing weekend with a test and tune on Friday and qualifying and racing Saturday and Sunday plus bonus racing and the remainder of the Richmond Pro-Am.

EVENT: 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL

DIVISION: Division 1 Patriots

WHERE: Maryland International Raceway | 27861 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

WHEN: July 12-14

CONTACT: (301) 884-9833 | www.mirdrag.com

Pro-Am

WHAT TO EXPECT: The race at Maryland International Raceway will be the third stop on the Division 1 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL schedule. Maryland International Raceway is often considered one of the most popular track in the IHRA family this weekend that tradition will continue with two jam-packed days of racing.

On Friday gates will open at 10 a.m. with tech open from 1-9 p.m. followed by a track hosted test and tune from 4-9 p.m.

On Saturday racer gates and tech will open at 7:30 a.m. Two rounds of time trials/qualifying for sportsman competitors will begin at 9 a.m. followed immediately by Day 1 eliminations. E.T. time trials will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the Speed Unlimited ET Series, with racing in Top, Mod, Bikes and Junior Dragsters, eliminations beginning at 7 p.m.

On Sunday racer gates will open at 8 a.m. with God Speed Church service at 8:30 a.m. and one round of qualifying/time trials beginning at 9:30 a.m. Day 2 eliminations will immediately follow.

BONUS RACING
Speed Unlimited ET Series – Maryland International Raceway will host its Speed Unlimited ET Series with qualifying and eliminations taking place Saturday night. Winners receive an Ironman courtesy of ATI Performance Products
ATI Super Stock/Stock Qualifying Bonus – Racers that qualify No. 1 in Super Stock and Stock on Saturday will receive a $100 bonus courtesy of ATI Performance Products.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “There really isn’t any hiding just how much competitors enjoy racing at MIR. It is a beautiful facility with an amazing staff led by one of the most racer-friendly track owner in the business in Royce Miller,” said Jon O’Neal, IHRA Division Director. “A win at MIR is often considered one of the most sought-after trophies and we look forward to hosting the best of Division 1 this weekend for a great race with a lot of special bonuses brought to you by our good friends at Summit, AMSOIL and ATI Performance Products.”

ROAD TO THE TOC: In 2013 the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL is now the only road to the year-end Summit Racing Tournament of Champions showdown in Memphis. Only the top three in each class within each division on the Summit Pro-Am Tour will advance to the championship tournament in October to runoff for the 2013 Summit World Championships and $10,000!

2012 MARYLAND WINNERS (Sportsman Spectacular)
Top Sportsman – Donny Urban
Top Dragster – Tommy Cable
Super Stock – Pete D’Agnolo
Stock – Joe Santangelo
Quick Rod – Jake Milstead
Super Rod – Steve Furr
Hot Rod – Doug Wood

2012 DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS
Top Sportsman – Calvin Butler (Marlinton, WV)
Top Dragster – Cameron Manuel (Winston Salem, NC)
Super Stock – Brandon Peterson (Randleman, NC)
Stock – Thomas Fletcher (Churchville, NY)
Quick Rod – Ed McCleaft (Shinglehouse, PA)
Super Rod – Bernard Weaver (Madison, VA)
Hot Rod – Donald Webb (Four Oaks, NC)

2013 DIVISION 1 PATRIOTS SUMMIT PRO-AM SCHEDULE
April 26-28 | Richmond Dragway
May 31-June 2 | Pittsburgh Raceway Park
July 12-14 | Maryland International Raceway

MARYLAND

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