NHRA has announced the 2013 Pro Mod Series schedule as well as changes to the series for 2014. ProCare Rx owner Roger Burgess will not sponsor the Pro Mod Series after the 2013 season.
The formation of the Pro Mod Series was made possible by the financial commitment and support of ProCare Rx and Get Screened America, led by Burgess. NHRA announced that the NHRA Pro Mod Series will continue in 2014 with or without series sponsorship. Event purses and year-end bonuses for 2014 will be dependent on new sponsorship. NHRA will continue to pursue sponsorship opportunities for the series.
“We are appreciative of Roger Burgess’ sponsorship of the Pro Mod class since 2010,” said Tom Compton, NHRA president. “We look forward to what will surely be an exciting 2013 season.”
The 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Series will again feature 10 races; be contested at the same venues as in 2012; feature 16-car fields; and provide world championship points and an overall purse, including event purses and a year-end bonus fund, totaling $470,000. The Pro Mod season will open with the NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville March 14-17. From there, the series will make the first of two visits to zMAX Dragway in Charlotte April 19-21 as part of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 250-mph machines will compete in the traditional two-wide configuration.
After Charlotte, the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries in Houston April 26-28, the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown May 30-June 2, the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers in Bristol June 14-16, and, to conclude the first part of the season, the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk July 4-7.
The second half of the season begins at the most prestigious NHRA event of the season, the NHRA U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Following the traditional Labor Day weekend event, the Pro Mods will head to Charlotte for the NHRA Nationals Sept. 13-15 and the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis Sept. 27-29 and conclude the season Oct. 24-27 at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
|2013 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Schedule|
|NHRA Gatornationals||March 14-17||Gainesville|
|NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (Note: will not race four-wide)||April 19-21||Charlotte|
|O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals||April 26-28||Houston|
|Toyota NHRA Summernationals||May 30-June 2||Englishtown|
|Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals||June 14-16||Bristol|
|Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals||July 4-7||Norwalk|
|NHRA U.S. Nationals||Aug. 28-Sept. 2||Indianapolis|
|NHRA Nationals||Sept. 13-15||Charlotte|
|AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals||Sept. 27-29||St. Louis|
|NHRA Nationals||Oct. 24-27||Las Vegas|