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PJ North to Headline PDRA Banquet
Pittsboro, NC
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The Professional Drag Racers Association always celebrates their World Champions in with a fun and elegant ceremony held each year in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

The 2017 PDRA Championship Awards will once again be held in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on Saturday, December 9th.  The Awards will be held in the Indiana Ballroom and will feature a buffet dinner and the Awards program, followed by music and dancing to end the night. New this year, the Championship Awards welcomes hit recording artist PJ North.

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PJ North, a Nashville based singer who is breaking genre boundaries with his own style of Country music infused with Pop and Hip-Hop, found a home with drag racing fans thanks to his songs about the sport. As a Stock and Super Comp racer himself, North is passionate about drag racing, evidenced through songs like Be 00 Take 00, Glory, and a theme song for two time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders-Stevens, Racing in Red.

“I’m really excited to perform at the PDRA Championship Awards,” said North. “I can’t wait to be a part. I know a lot of the guys that race PDRA.  It will be a good time to get together with everybody and celebrate the winners of the year and hopefully be able to give them something a little different.”

North has been featured in Drag Illustrated and National Dragster and regularly plays shows around the country, while also focusing on a strong songwriting career.

“We do shows as much as we can. I think we’re going to start ramping up again soon, since I have a new EP coming out, towards the end of September.”

Learn more about PJ North and listen to his much at ThePJNorth.com. His music is available wherever music is found, including Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.

Tickets for the 2017 PDRA Championship Awards can be purchased online for $65.00 per person. A kids meal can be arranged for $25 by reaching out to Judy Franklin at jfranklin@smartcomht.net and will include chicken nuggets, mac-n-cheese, fruit, and dessert from the buffet.

Before the incredible Awards ceremony, the PDRA will be joining the 30th Annual PRI Show in booth #4453, December 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center.

“We invite everyone to stop by to say hi and join us for our annual press conference that will be announced at a later date,” invited PDRA Awards Coordinator, Judy Franklin. “We are very excited to hold our 2017 Championship Awards at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown again! The hotel is going through a lot of renovations and updates with the rooms already completed. Tommy, the girls, and I stayed there while in Indy in July and the accomodations were very nice with a fresh modern look. We are also very excited to have PJ North coming to perform at the Championship Awards! PJ is a well known bracket racer and entertainer so what better person to perform for our Champions and guests!”

To book a hotel for the Awards and receive discounted show rates, contact Cristina or Michelle at PRI Housing by calling 949-499-5413.



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, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com.  Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.


Photo: Gary Rowe / RaceWorks.com / PDRA660.com


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