Two New Tracks On 2020 PDRA Schedule

Two New Tracks
The 2020 PDRA drag racing schedule has been released. (Tara Bowker photo)

DINWIDDIE, Va. – The 2020 Professional Drag Racers Ass’n schedule features new stops at Summit Motorsports Park and Maple Grove Raceway, in addition to four returning venues.

The eight-weekend schedule was revealed to drivers and teams during the pre-race driver’s meeting at the PDRA World Finals presented by Pro Line Racing and $hameless Racing at Virginia Motorsports Park on Friday morning.

The most noteworthy changes to the PDRA schedule are the new stops at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, June 11-13; and Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., Aug. 20-22.

“The PDRA is the premier place to race for over 10 categories of drag racing,” said Tyler Crossnoe, race director for PDRA. “While we pride ourselves on having the best racers, they have to have a platform to perform on. Adding national-event caliber facilities like Summit Motorsports Park and Maple Grove Raceway really put a staple on the PDRA calendar with two more strong tracks to go along with our other returning stops.”

PDRA racers are familiar with the rest of the tracks on the 2020 schedule, as the series has contested races – twice a year in some cases – at the four facilities for the last few years.

The season will kick off at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C., April 2-4. The popular track will also host the penultimate race of the season Oct. 8-10.

Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va., will also play host to two events, May 7-9, and the season finale Oct. 22-25.

Time-tested facilities in Maryland Int’l Raceway in Budds Creek, Md., July 16-18; and Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, S.C., Sept. 10-12; round out the eight-race schedule.

“One of the most important pieces to the puzzle for any series is consistency,” Crossnoe said. “For the PDRA, we have tried to keep the consistency to a point, while keeping things fresh for another season. Fans and racers alike will begin to schedule their vacation time around the same weekends going forward with date and facility consistency that we hope to lock in moving into 2020 and forward.”

2020 PDRA Drag Racing Series Schedule

April 2-4 – GALOT Motorsports Park – Benson, N.C.

May 7-9 – Virginia Motorsports Park – Dinwiddie, Va.

June 11-13 – Summit Motorsports Park – Norwalk, Ohio

July 16-18 – Maryland International Raceway – Budds Creek, Md.

Aug. 20-22 – Maple Grove Raceway – Reading, Pa.

Sept. 10-12 – Darlington Dragway – Hartsville, S.C.

Oct. 8-10 – GALOT Motorsports Park – Benson, N.C.

Oct. 22-25 – Virginia Motorsports Park – Dinwiddie, Va.