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Friday Qualifying at PDRA American Doorslammer Challenge Canceled Due to Rain


doorslammer challenge logoNORWALK, Ohio (May 28, 2021) – Due to persistent rain showers, Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) officials canceled Friday qualifying at the DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Summit Motorsports Park. The series will try to complete a second, final qualifying session on Saturday, with Sunday set aside as race day.

“We are in a difficult position with a poor weather forecast for today’s racing schedule and we do not expect it to improve,” said Tyler Crossnoe, race director, PDRA. “We are monitoring Saturday’s weather. If there is a window for Q2, we will make every effort to complete qualifying tomorrow. If that is the case, then Sunday will be reserved for eliminations. If we cannot complete qualifying on Saturday, we will run Q2 Sunday morning, followed by eliminations.”doorslammer rainFriday spectator tickets will be valid for Saturday or Sunday. Saturday ticket holders will receive a $5 refund when they scan their ticket on Sunday. Sunday tickets will be $20 at the gate. Kids 12 and under get in for free.

No new entries will be accepted for Edelbrock Bracket Bash presented by COMP Cams. All entries already on the grounds will be contested.

The fireworks and jet dragster exhibition planned for Saturday night have been canceled due to time constraints.

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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 and Top Jr. Dragster. The 2021 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more information on the PDRA, visit

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