event: NHDRO “Money in Muncie” Season Opener
when: April 21-23, 2017
where: Muncie Dragway, Muncie, Indiana USA
NHDRO to the Lanes!
With swelling bike counts, a dynamic new class and growing list of sponsors, NHDRO takes the tree for the 2017 season with their “Money in Muncie” season opener as America’s fastest growing motorcycle drag racing series. NHDRO’s Brian Welch is also announcing a 20 point perfect attendance bonus for all racers who register at every event this season.
Always known for their perfect mix of serious racing and good times, NHDRO is also stepping up their track prep game this weekend, bringing Lucas Oil Raceway’s hard-working Kyle Lang along to keep Muncie sticky and in shape.
No class will put that prep to better use than the street-legal, 700 horsepower turbo beasts of McIntosh Machine & Fabrication Pro Street. Indiana’s Justin Doucet is hot off a win in the Manufacturers’ Cup opener and seeking to defend his adopted state against all Pro Street challengers, including Quicktime Motorsports’ Rudy Sanzottera, former champ Doug Gall, Jeremy St. Julien and more.
NHDRO debuts its brand new APE/Trac King NOS Pro Street class, giving nitrous-huffing Pro Street and Grudge bikes their own playground. Doucet and Gall will both be bringing nitrous bikes, grudge racer Whip will be on an MSP-built-and-tuned bike, Wes Brown might be entering his Real Street GSXR of Reknown, and any other nitrous bikes that show up looking for some clocks-on, eliminations action.
Quicktime Motorsports /Lindeman Performance Pro Ultra 4.60 champion Chase Morris returns to defend his title against his own Fast Times Motorsports boss Jeff Jones, class sponsor Jeff Lindeman, Courtney and Deshaun Wheeler, and more.
HMH Motorsports Coatings Pro Open is the unlimited, run-what-you-brung class for Pro Mods, Funnybikes, Outlaws, etc. Bring it on and wind it out!
Perennial G&G Metal Spinners Top Gas champion Greg Mallett faced a tough battle last year with Heather Baldi. She’s no doubt emboldened to take the fight to the champ from the opening round this season, along with her dad Mike Wagner, Joe “On” Deck, Ron Morris and more.
John “Spooky” Markham’s hold on Millennium Trailers Super Comp 8.90 index class is nearly as tight as Mallet’s on Top Gas. He’ll face challenges from the likes of Baldi’s sister Rachel Wagner, Eric Moran and his dad Bob, Scott Shepard, Iowa’s Bruce Damewood and more.
M2.Shocks Crazy 8s champion Wes Brown will be defending his title against a large field of no-bar, index-racing studs, including Kevin Dennis Insurance Street ET champion Ron “Jiu-Jitsu” Arnold.
Many Crazy 8s racers also race Route 21 Street Fighter at its slower 9.50 pace.
Ricky Scott Jr. went home with the MPS Pro ET championship but will miss this opening round while nursing a broken ankle. That gives the rest of the field a chance to get a jump on the Team Shocker racer.
And of course, Saturday night will be devoted to the free-form circus spectacle that is NHDRO Grudge Racing. With spectators crowding the wall, trash talkers clogging the lanes, and high-powered Grudge bikes commanding the track—there is no party like an NHDRO Grudge party.
Brian and Niki Welch can’t wait to see the NHDRO family of racers and sponsors for the start of the Midwest’s largest motorcycle drag racing series’ 2017 season. There’s Money in Muncie, so come get some!
NHDRO thanks McIntosh Machine and Fabrication, APE , Quicktime Motorsports, M2.Shocks, Route 21 Racing Apparel , Millennium Trailers, G&G Metal Spinners, Kevin Dennis Insurance, MPS, and HMH Motorsports Coatings.
This report was prepared by Tim Hailey.
2017 NHDRO Dragbike Point Series
- April 21st-23rd at Muncie Dragway in Muncie, IN
- May 12th-14th at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN
- June 9th-11th at Gateway Motorsports Park in St Louis, MO
- July 7th-9th at Ohio Valley Dragway in Louisville, KY
- August 4th-6th at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN
- September 29th-October 1st at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN