The National Hot Rod Diesel Association Opens its 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series March 23 at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL.

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The National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) announced its 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series season opener at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL March 23. The 6th Annual Gator Diesel Drags presented by NAPA Auto Parts will include some of the top competitors from across the country in diesel drag racing, Show ‘N Shine, Dyno competition and the crowd favorite, Burnout Contest.

The National Hot Rod Diesel Association opens its 2013 Season in Gainesville, FL at
Auto Plus Raceway March 23.

The National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) announced its 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series season opener at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL March 23. The 6th Annual Gator Diesel Drags presented by NAPA Auto Parts will include some of the top competitors from across the country in diesel drag racing, Show ‘N Shine, Dyno competition and the crowd favorite, Burnout Contest.

The Gator Diesel Drags is an action-packed fun filled day for the entire family. Competitors will race down a ¼ mile track at speeds exceeding 200 mph, all of whom are vying for thousands in prize money and an invitation to compete for the Diesel Drag Racing World Championship finals to be held in Ennis, TX on September 28th.

The Gator Diesel Drags will feature world-class drivers, such as (2 time World Champion) Philip Palmer, Jared Jones driver of the 200 mph Scheids Diesel Dragster and Eric “The Ragin’ Cajun” Stelly. The March 23rd event will feature National Championship Diesel Drag Racing competition in 6 different categories, while other competitors will compete in Show N Shine, Burnout Contest and the Dyno competition.

The Auto Plus Raceway is located at 11211 Country Road 225, Gainesville, Fl 32609 (main event line is 623-388-2424). For more information on the NHRDA or how to get your discounted tickets to this exciting event, please call NHRDA at 360-658-4353 or visit http://www.nhrda.com/

Event Schedule: (scheduled times may vary)

10 am Competitor and Vendor gate open
Noon Spectator Gates Open
1 pm – 6 pm NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing
Featuring: Top Diesel, Pro Stock, Super Street, Super diesel & Sportsman
1 pm – 4 pm Show N’ Shine
1 pm – 6 pm Dyno
6 pm Burnout Contest

Admission Fees:

Spectator $15.00
Kids (6 – 12) $ 5.00 (kids 5 & under free)
Competitor’s Fees $15.00 Entrance fee for drag racers, Show ‘n Shine and Burnout contest
Tech Cards $40.00Top Diesel, Pro Stock, Pro Street and Super Street
$20.00 Super Diesel and Sportsman

Tickets and tech cards can be purchased online: http://nhrda.eventbrite.com

About the NHRDA:

The National Hot Rod Diesel Association is the fastest-growing diesel race organizations in the world. It currently has six drag racing classes, including Sportsman, Super Diesel (11.90 index), Super Street, Pro Street, Pro Stock and Top Diesel. New this season the NHRDA has added a National Sled Pulling series with feature class, 2.6, 3.0 and Super Stock Diesel. The NHRDA started with a single event in 2003. By 2006, it had grown into a national organization spanning the U.S. and Canada. Today, the NHRDA has 11 events across North America, culminating with the top 32 competitors of each class battling for top prize money in the MBRP World Championships on September 28th at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Visit http://www.nhrda.com for more information.

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Editor’s note: For broadcast quality video footage or high-resolution photographs, contact Frank Catanzano at 412-965-5269. Interviews with NHRDA officials or competitors can also be arranged with advance notice.

*For complete description of rules and classes go to http://www.nhrda.com/Rules.htm.

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