The Professional Drag Racers Association paves the way for their third season with the release of the 2016 schedule…..

The nine race schedule will make stops at many facilities familiar to the PDRA. These tracks are major powerhouses in the industry, providing both top notch racing surfaces and great markets. Maryland International Raceway and Texas Motorplex are back on the schedule for the second year in a row. Tulsa Raceway Park rejoins the schedule after a one year hiatus. Several of the PDRA staples are on the schedule for the third year in a row.PDRA-1

The 2016 tour will kickoff at Tulsa Raceway Park just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 11-12. Rockingham Dragway will remain the second stop on the tour, April 8-9. Then May 20-21, it’s time to head west again to the famed Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. US 131 Motorsports Park retains its familiar spot in June before the PDRA returns to Maryland International Raceway in July for the halfway point of the season.

Rounding out the back half of the season are stops at Memphis International Raceway (August 12-13), the completely overhauled GALOT Motorsports Park (September 9-10), and Bradenton Motorsports Park (September 30-October 1). Once again the PDRA will put the exclamation point on their season with the World Finals held at Virginia Motorsports Park, October 21-22 in Petersburg, Virginia.

“The PDRA management has worked hard to produce a schedule that would benefit our teams, sponsors and fans, as well as each of the tracks we will visit,” said PDRA CEO/Race Director, Bob Harris. “We continue to grow in our relationships with these tracks and look forward to visiting them again in 2016. There are great things happening in the PDRA office that our fans, racers and sponsors will soon be noticing. We are excited for the future.”

The PDRA plans to continue their Friday/Saturday event format. The full schedule is available at

2016 PDRA Tour

March 11-12, Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma
April 8-9, Rockingham Dragway, Rockingham, North Carolina
May 20-21, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas
June 10-11, US 131 Motorsports Park, Martin, Michigan
July 15-16, Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, Maryland
August 12-13, Memphis International Raceway, Memphis (Millington), Tennessee
September 9-10, GALOT Motorsports Park, Benson, North Carolina
September 30-October 1, Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, Florida
October 21-22, Virginia Motorsports Park, Richmond (Petersburg), Virginia



Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2015 PDRA schedule consists of nine national events.

For more on the world’s premier eighth mile drag racing organization visit Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.

Posted by: Lisa Collier

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