PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing
Virginia Motorsports Park
May 2-4, 2019
Thunderstorms Post-Pone to Next Race
Rapidly approaching thunderstorms prevented Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) race officials from completing the final round of eliminations Saturday evening at the PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing. The Virginia Motorsports Park event will be completed at the PDRA North-South Shootout presented by Line-X May 30-June 1 at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland.
Low qualifier Chris Garner-Jones continued to race consistently quick in Pro Nitrous Motorcycle eliminations as he rode his family-owned Hayabusa to a 4.073 over Terry Wynn’s 4.163 in the first round and a 4.046 over Terry Schweigert’s 4.326 in the semifinals.
Garner-Jones’ opponent in the final round will be 2017 world champion Travis Davis, who raced to a 4.057 to take down Brunson Grothus’ 4.131 and a 4.034 next to defending world champion Ronnie “Pro Mod” Smith, who went red with a 4.164.
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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 2016 PDRA schedule consists of nine national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.