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The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series, along with Flying H Drag Strip are pleased to announce the largest payout ever in pro mod rac
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3/7/2024

3/7/2024

Midwest Drag Racing Series


The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series, along with Flying H Drag Strip are pleased to announce the largest payout ever in pro mod rac

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – (March 7, 2024) The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series, along with Flying H Drag Strip are pleased to announce the largest payout ever in pro mod racing with the inaugural Fall Smackdown at the brand-new facility in Odessa, Missouri, from September 19th to 21st, 2024.

Witness history in the making, as we present the Main Event featuring $150,000 up for grabs for the winner and $25,000 for the runner-up, sponsored by M&M Transmission and Proline Racing Engines. Total Pro Mod Payout totals $253,000.

The MWDRS is paying entry for any Pro Mod racers who attend four of the fist six events of the 2024 season to give back to those who have supported the series.

“We could not do this (MWDRS) for seven years without the support of our racers in all classes. Being able to help out with entries for PM is a huge deal for them to put that money back into their programs,” states Series Founder Keith Haney. “Working on this project also with Scott Higgs has been such a pleasure. We’ve been talking about this for a long time with months of details”.

For those who haven't attended the required number of events, pre-registration is available at $2500. Entries are limited to just 45 outside of the racers who've already competed in four of the six events. The Stroud Safety Pro Mod Presented by M&M Transmission and Pro Line Racing will be a 32-car field.

The Undercard Event (Slammers) Class sponsored by Zimmerman Properties will showcase all non-qualified cars and first-round losers from the main event. There is no entry fee for the Undercard and a prize of $25,000 for the winner and $10,000 for the runner-up.

“The Undercard event gives everyone a chance to take home big money. We want everyone to be able to race and go home with something,” states Event Director Ellen Eschenbacher. “The Undercards in all the classes have been a big part of this event planning from the very beginning.”

“We’ve had a lot of great talks about drag racing and how to start off our heritage at Flying H with a bang. The area is desperate for racing and we want to bring them the best,” states Flying H Drag Strip President Scott Higgs. “With Pro Mod racer Blake Housley on board as Vice President, we have a wealth of knowledge in our facilities.”

Strange Engineering is providing a Racer Appreciation Party on Friday evening with live music, food and fun for all racers and crews attending the event.

Details on the Stroud Safety Pro Mod Class Presented by M&M Transmission & Pro Line Racing Purse include the Main Event winner receives $150,000, Runner-Up $25,000, Semis $5,000, Quarters $2,500, down to the 16th $1,000 each with the Fuel Tech #1 Qualifier receiving $5,000.

The Zimmerman Properties Pro Mod Undercard event will pay $25,000 to the Winner, $10,000 to the Runner-Up, with $2,500 Semis and $1,250 Quarters for a total of $45,000.

The J&A Service Funny Cars will be eligible for the four out of six-event bonus with no entry fee to their 8-car field. The winner will take home $10,000 with the Runner-Up receiving $3,000, $1,500 to the semi finalists and $750 to the first-round losers. If 13 or more cars attend, there will be a 16-car field and the payouts adjusted.

The ICON Forged Pistons Top Dragster and Performance Bearing Top Sportsman classes will feature similar layouts. Each class will pay $5,000 to the Winners, $2,000 Runner-Ups, $1,000 Semis, and $500 QURTERS with the #1 Qualifier in each class receiving $1,000 for the 16-car fields in each. Each class will be limited in entries to the first 50 in each class to Pre-Register.

The Undercard event for both TS and TD will be a combined class of non-qualifiers going for a purse of $2,500 to the winner, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 semis, and $250 Quarters.

Zimmerman Properties Sportsman Juniors and the Race Star Wheels Pro Juniors will each feature a $2,000 payout to the Winner, $1,000 to the Runner-Ups, $250 Semis, and $100 Quarters. Their Undercard event will again combine both classes with $500 going to the Winner, $100 Runner-Up, $75 semis, and $50 Quarters. Each Junior class will be limited to the first 50 Pre-Registered entries.

The Champion Auto Lifts Pro 4.20 class will also be contested at this Flying H event with $3,000 going to the Winner, $1,000 Runner-Up, $500 Semis, and $100 quarters based on am 8-car field. If 13 or more cars attend, there will be a 16-car field and the payouts adjusted.

Some additional highlights include testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with the first two rounds of qualifying on Thursday evening and the final two rounds of qualifying on Friday morning and afternoon. First round of eliminations will be contested Friday night. Details on the Fall Smack Down at Flying H Drag Strip are all posted on our website.

All class rules are on our website: midwestdragracingseries.com

Flo Racing will be streaming the event in its entirety on their streaming platform. Please use our unique QR code to subscribe or renew your current subscriptions or via this link: https://flosports.link/41lIYAs

Spectators will be treated to the best in racing along with the Bone Shaker Jet Semi Truck. Tickets are available at https://www.stubwire.com/venue/flyinghdragstrip/odessa/6008/. To avoid the long lines, we urge pre-purchasing tickets in advance.

So, gear up and join us for an unforgettable weekend of speed, skill, and sheer excitement at the Fall Smackdown. Let's make history together!

MWDRS will showcase 8 events throughout the 2024 racing season, beginning March 15-16 at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, Texas. The MWDRS then heads to a new track for the series, Pine Valley Raceway in Lufkin, Texas April 19-20, and a crowd-favorite, the Spring Throwdown in Tulsa May 10-11. The series ventures to a brand-new venue, Flying H Drag Strip in Odessa, Missouri May 31-June 1. The return to World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis June 28-29 caps off the first half of the season. Following a summer break, the series returns to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan September 6-7, followed by a return visit to Flying H Dragstrip September 20-21. The season concludes at the Fall Throwdown in Tulsa October 18-19. All races will be streamed live on FloRacing, allowing for maximum exposure for our MWDR series racers as well as our valuable marketing partners.
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Ellen Eschenbacher – Event Director – Ellen@midwestpromodseries.com – (317) 719-9672

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