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Bracket Bash Continues in 2017 with New Sponsor Edelbrock


PITTSBORO, N.C. (March 8, 2017): The Bracket Bash category the PDRA instituted in 2016 was popular with series followers and local racers, alike. The class will continue in 2017 with exciting new changes. Most notably, the PDRA welcomes Bracket Bash title sponsor Edelbrock.

Edelbrock has a longstanding history and has been a pivotal company in the evolution of drag racing. The California manufacturer is continuing its grassroots support through sponsorship of the Bracket Bash. The company also pays contingency in PDRA.

“Edelbrock has been involved in many different forms of racing since 1938. We’re excited to be part of PDRA’s Bracket Bash series this year. Edelbrock products are used by many top bracket racers across the country, so to sponsor a series like this makes sense for us and gives us an opportunity to connect with local racers,” states Eric Blakely, Edelbrock Director of Advertising.

Founded in 1938, Torrance-based Edelbrock, LLC is recognized as one of the nation’s premier designers, manufacturers and distributor of performance replacement parts for the automotive aftermarket. Edelbrock produces their core products in the United States of America using state-of-the-art equipment in their world class manufacturing facilities. Edelbrock encompasses five locations in Southern California and one location in North Carolina totaling more than 500,000 square feet. For more information, visit

Changes for the Bracket Bash this season include a buy back opportunity for first round losers. It will cost $75 with buy backs going directly into second round. Top Sportsman and Top Dragster entries who fail to qualify may enter the Bracket Bash at no additional cost. TS and TD entries who lose first round may buy into the second round of the Bracket Bash at the $75 buy back fee. The Bracket Bash pays $3000 to win, $750 to runner up, $300 for semis and $150 for quarters. Bracket Bash entry is $100. Also new for the Bracket Bash this year, dial-ins must be 6.99 or quicker, instead of the 4.99 or quicker requirement of 2016.

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, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.

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