The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) makes its return to Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) for the U.S. Drags V on June 22-23. It is the fifth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour. With new classes, a World Championship format and expanded family fun midway, there is considerable excitement and anticipation surrounding the world’s premier eighth mile drag racing league as it returns to Virginia Motorsports Park, which was named the 2011 ADRL Track of the Year.
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRL’s professional classes will make compete at VMP, including Pro Junior Dragster (PJD), Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.As part of the racing weekend, a special one-race event in the Summit
Racing Equipment Top Sportsman class will take place. Entitled the Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman “Clash of the Titans,” this 32-car qualifying field will offer a $10,000 prize for the winner and nearly a $30,000 total payout during the event for TS racers, which immediately makes it one of the most anticipated events on the 2012 ADRL Tour and in Top Sportsman history.
Racing for the first time anywhere in the world in 2012 is the highly- anticipated SuperCar Showdown. The ADRL SuperCar Showdown will showcase the latest factory-produced, dealership-available automobiles in all-out drag racing with no handicap starts or performance restrictions, adding even more excitement to the ADRL’s fast-paced show.
The ADRL has made VMP an annual stop on its tour, thanks to excellent driver participation and fan turnout.The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at 12 p.m. On Saturday, the racing will begin at 12 p.m. with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 3:30 p.m., with special jet car passes and other exhibition runs concluding the evening on Friday and Saturday. For more information on the ADRL U.S. Drags V, go to www.adrl.us/adrl-u-s-drags-v/. Tickets are $15 for adults Friday or Saturday, $25 for a two day, full-event pass, free for children 12-under and are available by calling the Virginia Motorsports Park Box Office at (804) 862-3174.