GLENDORA, Calif. — (Oct. 21, 2010) – NHRA officials announced the 10-race 2011 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series schedule today, with the addition of the 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals, April 1-3, in Las Vegas.
The NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will kick off in Gainesville, Fla. The schedule includes stops at the first Las Vegas event, Houston, Atlanta, Englishtown, Bristol and Norwalk. The second half of the season will see the 250-mph machines race at the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Charlotte, and conclude at the second Las Vegas event in October.
Once again in 2011, an integral part of the series will be the television coverage provided by ESPN2 HD in 10 half-hour telecasts.
Von Smith and his Barwa Al-Anabi Racing ’68 Camaro team leads the series in 2010 with three victories. Smith is 90 points ahead of Danny Rowe, driver of the Sterling Bridge ’68 Camaro. The battle for the inaugural NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series championship will be decided next weekend at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals (Oct. 28-31).
Due to the popularity of the class, NHRA will be increasing entry quotas from 24 to 26 per event. The elimination rounds will continue to feature 16-car fields, where thanks to the Get Screened America sponsorship, they will compete for world championship points and an overall purse, including event purses and a year-end bonus fund totaling $470,000.
Featuring the world’s fastest and most unique doorslammer cars with an extremely diverse collection of vehicles, including ’63 Corvettes, ’68 Camaros, ’67 Mustangs, ’68 Firebirds as well as late model cars, the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series offers something for every kind of hot-rodding enthusiast.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks worldwide. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Two NHRA-sanctioned bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels: the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NHRA/64205041409 , YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nhra and http://twitter.com/NHRA .
2011 NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule
Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals
April 29-May 1
NHRA Southern Nationals
NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5
O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals
NHRA Las Vegas Nationals