During the Driver's Meeting for the NAS Racing World Finals, Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Race Director, Bob Harris, announced the 2017 PDRA Tour schedule. The 2017 Tour consists of eight events beginning in March and ending again for the World Finals at Virginia Motorsports Park, October 20-21. The PDRA will visit familiar stops from the last three seasons, but will also venture to promising new territories including famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"We are thrilled with the schedule we've put together for 2017,"쳌 stated Harris. "We worked diligently to put together a schedule that would benefit our racers, sponsors, and tracks. We are confident that 2017 will be our best year yet, and releasing the schedule today was just a taste of that. Each of these markets have a strong Pro Mod fan base and welcome the PDRA with open arms, excited for their event next year."
The PDRA's fourth season will continue the Friday/Saturday race format. The 2017 Tour will kick off at South Georgia Motorsports Park, March 10-11. March 31-April 1 the PDRA returns to GALOT Motorsports Park, the only track to hold two PDRA events in 2017. The second stop at GALOT Motorsports Park will be September 8-9. The Legendary Darlington Dragway, under new ownership by PDRA race team Pee Dee Fleet Racing, has undergone many updates and is well-prepared to host the PDRA May 19-20. Then the PDRA will make a return to Maryland International Raceway June 2-3. The final half of the PDRA season brings back many familiar tracks, but one face completely new to an professional eighth-mile series tour. Lucas Oil Raceway will host the PDRA July 14-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park is the next stop, August 11-12. After the second GALOT Motorsports Park event on the tour, the World Finals will wrap up at Virginia Motorsports Park.
The PDRA has continued growth throughout its three year tenure. The 2017 schedule will continue to facilitate that growth thanks to the top-quality facilities and strong markets. Other announcements, including additions to the PDRA class lineup, will be forthcoming.
The 2017 PDRA Tour Schedule:
March 10-11 South Georgia Motorsports Park, Cecil, GA
March 31-April 1 GALOT Motorsports Park, Benson, NC
May 19-20 The Legendary Darlington Dragway, Darlington, SC
June 2-3 Maryland International Raceway, Budds Creek, MD
July 14-15 Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, IN
August 11-12 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, OK
September 8-9 GALOT Motorsports Park, Benson, NC
October 20-21 Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, VA