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16-Car Pro Modified Field will Battle it out at Memphis International Raceway

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pro Modifieds are one of the most well-known categories at the Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance as the fans love to feel the grandstands shake beneath their feet when the supercharged engines crank up and pound the pavement. There will be a record number of these doorslammers onsite at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) this weekend with qualifying on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 and then head-to-head eliminations on Sunday, April 13.



Pro Mods power down the historic 1/8-mile drag strip at speeds of over 200 MPH in under four seconds. They have been a staple in drag racing since the beginning as everybody wanted to know who had the quickest and fastest door car thus creating the Pro Mod category. Fabled veterans like Scotty Cannon, Bill Kuhlmann and Shannon “The Iceman” Jenkins paved the way for the class today by providing excitement to fans for years and driving others to follow in their footsteps.

Local favorites Dwayne Watkins, John Sullivan and Tony “The Sandman” Williams will be at MIR trying to grab the elusive Pro Modified victory at the prestigious Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance. Watkins ran a career best elapsed time in the fall of last season with a 3.68 second blast, while Sullivan is knocking on the door to the 3.5x elapsed time range.

Notes of Interest:

·         Quickest and Fastest Doorslammers in drag racing
·         Power adders of choice – either Supercharger, Turbochargers or Nitrous Oxide
·         ET World Record stands at 3.48 second hit by Frankie Taylor (PDRA Rockingham – April 2014)
·         MPH World Record stands at 221.23 miles per hour by Eric Dillard (PDRA Rockingham – April 2014)
·         Neal Chance Racing Converters are donating three $500 gift certificates to be given out to the winner, No. 1 qualifier and No. 16 qualifier

Don’t miss one of the most exciting Super Chevy Shows presented by Chevrolet Performance as the Pro Mod field has doubled in size to see who can become the 2014 Pro Modified champion at MIR. Tickets are still available at the gate or in advance at www.racemir.com. Spectator pricing for adults is $15 Friday, $25 Saturday and $15 Sunday or purchase a three-day pass for $40. Tickets for children six to 12 years old is $5 per day and children five and under get in for FREE.

About the Super Chevy Show: The Super Chevy Show tour is the premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone. From high-powered Chevy racing action to the spectacular show cars at the top NHRA and IHRA tracks across the country. The Series boasts one of the nation’s finest Performance & Restoration Midways for GM products, as well as a Swap Meet and Car Corral at most events. Kids are always welcome to take part in the free Revell Make ‘N Take activity each day to build their own model car to keep. The Super Chevy Show is widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country. For more information, visit: www.superchevyshow.com

About Memphis International Raceway: Memphis International Raceway™ (MIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports facility featuring a formidable 1.8-mile asphalt Road Course, a riveting 1/4-mile Drag Strip, and an enthralling 3/4-mile Tri-Oval Short Track. The high performance Road Course is considered among the most competitive in the Mid-South with 8 turns and a 3,500-foot straightaway. Hosting such premier events as the IHRA Summit World Finals, Super Chevy Show and the PDRA, the Drag Strip was built to IHRA and NHRA specifications, and its track, concrete to the 1/8-mile, was milled and polished by Penhall. Twelve private Suites offer an optimized vantage point for drag racing fans. Home to the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and built to NASCAR specifications, the paved Tri-Oval Short Track consists of 11-degree banked turns, 4-degree straightaways, and an 1,100-foot backstretch with ample bleachers and 16 VIP Suites. The Tri-Oval Short Track hosts racing events from the Porsche Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, Pro Cup Series and USAC. Acquired in 2011 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the 342-acre MIR reopened in 2011 to a series of enhancements including additional grandstands, equipment upgrades and a refurbishment of the paved Tri-Oval Short Track. In May 2013, the Road Course underwent a major renovation with a resurfacing of the entire course. IRG also owns and operates Palm Beach International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and the International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RaceMIR.com, connect with MIR at www.Facebook.com/RaceMIR and www.Twitter.com/RaceMIR, call 901.969.7223, or send an email to Info@RaceMIR.com.





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