ST. LOUIS (October 22, 2020) – World Wide Technology Raceway is the site of the American Drag Racing League 2020 season finale Friday and Saturday with early expectations of Dragstock XII being sky high by both the fans and the ADRL itself. Tickets to the legendary event are FREE as always thanks to the generosity of ADRL’s marketing partners and area businesses who have supported the sanction since its beginning. Start times have also been changed for Saturday’s eliminations, with pre-race ceremonies now scheduled for 1 p.m.A number of storylines provide several interesting twists for the fourth-and-final race of a unique season for the eighth-mile league. Jason Hamstra was the third different Pro Extreme winner this year, thanks to his victory three weeks ago in Dallas. Can we see another new winner this weekend, creating a no-repeat winner situation in the ADRL’s premier class? The Battle For The Belts returns Friday night. Who among the four qualfiers will hold the strap? Finally, this weekend sees the return of the fan-favorite Extreme Pro Stock class. With points earned during Saturday’s runs counting for the 2021 championship battle, who is going to be the XPS pilot to gain bragging rights over the winter?
“I’ve never been shy about the fact I love Extreme Pro Stock,” said ADRL CEO Kenny Nowling. “I feel like they’re a perfect complement to our Pro Extreme class. Pro Extreme is made up mostly of the nostalgia-style muscle car bodies and most PX cars run screw-blown combinations with big blowers, whereas the XPS cars are the exact opposite. They’re all late-model cars with hood scoops and naturally-aspirated.”
Thanks to the WALCO Funding sponsorship, Extreme Pro Stock has the same purse structure as Pro Extreme: $10,000 to win and $2,000 to qualify. The deal also ensures no entry fees will ever have to be paid for the class by teams. For more information on WALCO Funding, visit them online at WALCOFunding.com.Bubba Stanton’s runner-up appearance in Dallas locked up his berth as the fourth-and-final participant in the legendary ADRL Battle For The Belts. The PX top four in points (Jason Hamstra, Frankie Taylor, Hank Stubbs, and Stanton) face off Friday on Day 1 of Dragstock XII with the winner earning the ADRL Title Belt and $10,000.
Spectator gates open Friday at Noon local time and open Saturday at 9 a.m. Pro Extreme qualifying is scheduled to kick off Friday at 4 p.m. with Saturday’s pre-race ceremonies to begin at 1 p.m. In addition to Pro Extreme and Extreme Pro Stock, Super Pro, Top Jr. Dragster, and Pro Jr. Dragster are on the card, along with Small-Tire No Time, Big-Tire No Time, 6.0 Index, and 7.0 Index classes.
As always, ADRL tickets are FREE and can be found at a number of area businesses and can be printed at home by visiting ADRLDrags.com. Streaming of Dragstock XII will be provided by SpeedVideo.com. That link can be accessed by clicking HERE.
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