Debut Date Set for new H.U.R.A. Series

The Heads Up Racing Association (H.U.R.A.), featuring Pro Modified 1/4 mile drag racing, will host their inaugural race at this year’s RPM Magazine/Lucas Oil Products Extreme Event in Grand Bend, Ontario!…..

HURA was started by racers looking for a place to race when the natural progression of heads-up racing goes beyond their means… Dave Earhart, one of HURA’s founding members put’s it this way:

 “Look, we want to race, we want to go fast, and we want to race heads-up but at the same time have an opportunity of winning at any given time. I have raced various forms of bracket and index racing for years and once you taste heads-up, you never want to go back. HURA was formed to give fast doorslammer racers an opportunity to move into Pro Modified racing and not have it be too

Dave Earhart

much of a culture and financial shock. Make no mistake though, we have some fast cars, and will be ready to put on a great show at the RPM/Lucas oil Extreme Event for the Rudy Held’s Performance Spring Spectacular at Grand Bend Motorplex May 20-22nd.” 

The Pro Mod Meltdown at this event will be an OPEN FIELD (no HURA membership is required) as a way for the HURA to gain interest in what they have to offer…. meaning that there will be NO membership fee required for the RPM event, and ALL Pro Mods will be able to race at no charge for them and 4 of their crew.

“We want to give every racer a voice in what happens at HURA,” continues Earhart. “And we think that those who join will like what they see and experience. This event will offer those interested and opportunity to check us out. Our series will use a Sportsman ladder instead of a Pro ladder, so the slower teams have a greater chance of advancing. We will also, for our future events, be trying to put in place an all-run format up to a maximum of a 16 car field so that all teams in attendance can race.”

ONCE AGAIN– The HURA (Head’s Up Racing Association) Pro Mod Meltdown class will be open to ALL doorslammer entries capable of 6.99 or quicker 1/4 mile ET’s that meet the following basic HURA rules. The Pro Mod Meltdown class will pay $4,000 to win!

Supercharged Entries
· Minimum weight (with driver) 2,600 lbs
· Roots style supercharger only – No Screwchargers
Nitrous Entries
· Minimum weight (with driver) 2,500 lbs
Turbocharged Entries
· Minimum weight (with driver) 2,500 lbs
Naturally Aspirated
· Minimum weight (with driver) 2,500 lbs

NOTE: Each car and driver must meet the appropriate required saftey rules/certifications based on the performance level of their car… No exceptions.

The HURA Pro Mod Meltdown will add to the “EXTREME ACTION” already on tap for the weekend which includes: 

Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Cars, The “Beast From The East” Jet Dragster. Rudy Held’s Performance Centre Extreme 32 presented by Armando’s Pizza and Amherst Quarries. Plus Thunder Series classes including Junior Dragster.

Huge Rock Concert Sunday night (Monday May 23rd, is the official “Victoria Day” Canadian holiday) And, just as at EVERY RPM/Lucas Oil Extreme Event, there will be plenty of FREE giveaways for racers and fans!

For complete details on this RPM MAGAZINE Lucas Oil Products EXTREME EVENT May 21st weekend please visit or

Posted by: Trish Biro