NORTH DINWIDDIE, Va. – Professional Drag Racing Ass’n co-owners Tommy and Judy Franklin have purchased Virginia Motorsports Park.
As longtime racers, the Franklins upped their investment when they co-founded the PDRA in early 2014. Over the last three and a half years, the Virginia natives have continually shown their commitment to eighth-mile drag racing as well as the entire sport in a variety of ways. Their purchase of Virginia Motorsports Park allows them to further support the racing community in Virginia, the PDRA and beyond.
VMP was built in 1994 and features a quarter-mile dragstrip, motocross and BMX facilities, a mud pit for tractor pulls, and an autocross course. The dragstrip hosted the first-ever, national-level event in Virginia. More than 250,000 people attend VMP events annually. The track has been sanctioned under both IHRA and NHRA in the past and is currently sanctioned with NHRA.
Last year, the PDRA World Finals at VMP produced record numbers both in car counts and on the track. This PDRA World Finals, slated for this weekend, is expected to be just as exciting this year as the PDRA World Championships will be determined by the end of the event.