O'FALLON, MO (September 5, 2011) — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) returns to Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. on Sept. 9-10 for Dragstock VIII.
With increased purse payouts for each race, a new World Championship format with major championship payouts and expanded live online broadcasts during eliminations, there is considerable excitement and anticipation surrounding the world's premier eighth-mile drag racing league as it returns to Rockingham Dragway.
The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at 12 p.m. On Saturday, the racing will begin at 12 p.m. with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 3 p.m., with a special jet-car and monster truck pass concluding the evening on Friday and Saturday.
WHAT: ADRL Dragstock VIII takes place on Sept. 9-10 at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. It is the seventh of nine national events this calendar year for the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), but the eighth points-paying event toward the 2011 World Championship.
Series includes six all-professional, eighth-mile drag racing classes: Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
Pro Junior Dragsters also compete at each ADRL event, along with exhibition runs by a Police Interceptor jet car and the legendary Summit Motorsports "Bigfoot" monster truck.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, 2011
WHERE: Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. Highway 1 North, Rockingham, N.C. 28379
CONTACT: For directions, contact Rockingham Dragway at (910) 582-3400 or visit www.rockinghamdragway.com. For media requests, please contact Josh Hachat with ADRL Communications at (740) 627-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
FRIDAY: Qualifying Round 1 at 12 p.m. (Run order: TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD) Qualifying Round 2 at 3:30 p.m. (Run order: TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD) Event Ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Qualifying Round 3 at 7 p.m. (Run order: TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PJD, PN, PX) Jet Car and Monster Truck run 10:15 p.m. Secure Track 11 p.m.
SATURDAY: Qualifying Round 4 at 12 p.m. (Run order: TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD); Pre-Race Ceremonies 3:15 p.m. Eliminations Round 1 at 3:30 p.m. (Run order: TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD) Jet Car at 9 p.m. Final Eliminations at 9:30 p.m. (Run order: PJD, TS, XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX) Monster Truck run at 10 p.m. ADRL Winner's Circle Celebration 10:15 p.m. Secure Track 11 p.m.
TICKETS: Complimentary in-advance general admission tickets distributed locally and available online at www.ADRL.us. Tickets on sale both days at track. Friday Adult $15; Kids 6-12 $5; Saturday Adult $25; Kids 6-12 $5; Full Event Pass Adult $50; Kids 6-12 $10; All Kids Under 6 Free; General Parking $20; RV Parking Weekend $150. All tickets include ADRL VIP pit pass.