COX, THORNE, HOERNER HEADLINE PDRA MARYLAND WINNERS
An eventful weekend of racing at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North-South Shootout presented by Line-X at Maryland International Raceway concluded early Sunday morning when Jay Cox defeated Lizzy Musi in a rerun of the Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous final round. The original final round had to be rerun after debris blew through the sensors, tripping the eighth-mile beams in Cox’s lane.
The North-South Shootout victories in the other professional classes went to Kris Thorne in Moroso Pro Boost, Todd Hoerner in Liberty’s Gears Extreme Pro Stock and Ronnie Smith in Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle. Class veteran Paul Major picked up the win in Atomizer Racing Injectors Outlaw 10.5 presented by Drag 965. Dane Wood defeated Fredy Scriba in an all-nitrous Classic Graphix Pro Mod Challenge final round.
The sportsman winners are Scott Moore in MagnaFuel Elite Top Sportsman, Glen Teets III in Top Sportsman 32, Camrie Caruso in Lucas Oil Elite Top Dragster and Marty Martin in Top Dragster 32. Kendall Payne earned the win over Duane Allen in Edelbrock Bracket Bash.
The Coolshirt Pro Jr. Dragster presented by Knoxtown Products win went to Brayden Davis, who ran 7.88 to defeat Connor McGee’s 7.864, both on a 7.90 dial-in. Earlier in the day, McGee won the final round from the rain-delayed Mid-Atlantic Showdown. Local racer Nathan Tanner, who won the Gilbert Motorsports Top Jr. Dragster final round from the PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown Saturday morning, also went on to win the Maryland race, running 7.984 on a 7.90 dial-in next to a red-lighting Zach Shirkey.
The next stop on the 2019 PDRA Tour is South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta, Georgia, as the PDRA returns to South Georgia for the PDRA Summer Nationals presented by Lithium Pros Lithium Ion Batteries, June 27-29.