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Rain Postpones Qualifying at PDRA Super Strip Nationals


prdra rainHEBRON, Ohio (July 20, 2018) – Frequent rain showers led the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) to postpone qualifying action Friday evening at the PDRA Super Strip Nationals at National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio. Qualifying will resume Saturday morning, weather permitting.

“We tried everything we could to get the racing surface ready for qualifying today,” said Bob Harris, PDRA race director. “(Track prep director) Tyler Crossnoe and the PDRA and National Trail track crews made multiple attempts to dry the track, but the rain showers were persistent. We’ll try again tomorrow.”

Competitors in Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster and Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster received one qualifying session before the rain started Friday morning. MagnaFuel Top Sportsman racers nearly completed their first session, while Lucas Oil Top Dragster drivers were ready to go in the staging lanes. Still left to make a qualifying attempt are competitors in Atomizer Racing Injectors Outlaw 10.5, East Side Auto Transport Pro Outlaw 632, Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Moroso Pro Boost and Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC.

Track drying is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.PDRA 2018

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 Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2018 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit