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Modern Racing Named Presenting Sponsor of PDRA DragWars


PDRA 2018FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (August 14, 2020) – Modern Racing, a one-stop-shop for motorsports electronics, wiring and fabrication services, has been named the presenting sponsor of the penultimate race on the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) 2020 No Warning Labels Tour. PDRA DragWars presented by Modern Racing will take place Oct. 8-10 at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C.

“Modern Racing has been a fixture in the PDRA pits since the beginning,” said Will Smith, marketing director, PDRA. “From tuning cars for our competitors to providing on-site technical support through their trailer on the midway, Modern Racing is a big part of the PDRA family. We’re proud to have them on board as the presenting sponsor of our fifth of six races.”

Originally formed as a solo venture by Elkes in 2006, Modern Racing is now a full-service motorsports electronics, wiring and fabrication shop located in Mooresville, N.C. Modern Racing stocks a variety of products from industry-leading manufacturers and has a staff of talented fabricators and wiring and electronics experts able to provide service at Modern’s multi-bay facility in Mooresville.

“PDRA is our home,” Elkes said. “As we expand our product line, we’re excited to remain an important figure in PDRA through sponsorship and racer support.”

Modern Racing was originally set to be the presenting sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Showdown at Virginia Motorsports Park, which was cancelled then added back to the PDRA schedule over the course of multiple schedule changes tied to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“We couldn’t be more thankful to have sponsors who are willing to stick by our side through the challenges we’ve faced this season,” said Tyler Crossnoe, race director, PDRA. “The PDRA team is doing everything we can to get a true championship season in, and we couldn’t do that without the flexibility and understanding from our racers, our track partners, and of course, our sponsors.”

For more information and to buy tickets for PDRA DragWars presented by Modern Racing at GALOT Motorsports Park, visit ABOUT THE PDRA
Based in Fredericksburg, Va., 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 Boost, Pro Nitrous, Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous Motorcycle, Pro Outlaw 632 and Pro Street. The series also features sportsman racing in Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr. Dragster, Top Jr. Dragster and Bracket Bash. The revised 2020 PDRA schedule now consists of six national events. For more information on the PDRA, visit

Located in Mooresville, N.C., known as “Race City USA,” Modern Racing was created with the mission to be the best source for purchasing high-quality electronics and data acquisition components. By also offering tuning, consulting, data acquisition analysis, wiring, fabrication, machining, and complete racing operation housing and management, Modern Racing is a one-stop-shop.

Check out Modern Racing at and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, stop by the facility at 116 Loma Hill Ct in Mooresville, or call (704) 576-7337 for more information.

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